When you are thinking about earning more, or hoping that you can increase your income in some way, you have to get specific about it. Because, unless you take a proactive approach to this, you may find that you just aren’t able to earn what you want. So, let’s take a look.
Set A Goal
To start with, you need a goal. Say you want to get a pay rise or a promotion, you need to know that’s going to be your aim. And ideally, you’ll want to think about how much too. Do you know the amount in figures that you’re aiming to earn? If not, then you’ll want to make a change here.
Make A Plan
Next up, you’re going to want to make sure that you have a plan. Because having a goal of what you’d like to achieve is only ever the first step. You then have to decide what you’re going to move forward and take the right actions to get there. So what will you do and when to earn that money?
Get Some Perspective
But then also, you might also want to get some perspective about what you should be earning, or where you’re currently at in comparison. Because it’s handy to see what the average for your industry is, and where you currently sit. It can also be useful to take a look at the living wage too, just to make sure that you’re being paid fairly.
For more information on income inequality, just take a look at the infographic below.
Infographic Design By Norwich University