Make More Money (Increase Your Income)

Previous days in the 31 Days to a Better Bank Balance series have focused on reducing expenses, reducing debt, and planning. Day 29 is going to be a little bit different, because today we’re going to take a step toward increasing your income.

After all, who wouldn’t like to make more money? It can certainly improve your bank balance.

But you may feel stuck in your current job. You may feel like you have no shot at a raise because of “the economy”. Or you may feel afraid to do the things that will help you to make more money.

You know what though? If you want things to change, you have to make changes — even if they make you uncomfortable. (And sometimes especially if they make you uncomfortable. )

So for today, step one is to decide whether you want to make more money via your current job, via a side job, or both.

For step two, brainstorm 3 ways that you could make more money in whichever area(s) you chose. If you’d like to list them in the comments, that’ll help out others too.

Finally, pick one method and give it a shot.

And remember, you don’t get just one chance at making more money. You can try multiple methods multiple times. As time goes on, you’ll do more of what works and less of what doesn’t. Remember to that the effects of making more money seem to be cumulative. Somehow, the more money you make, the easier it gets to make even more.

So get out there and make more money.