This is a sponsored post for Ashworth College
1. Consider Going Back to School
Today there are many online programs that allow you to continue your education even if you have a full schedule with your current job and family responsibilities. Master’s Degrees can even be earned online. If you feel stuck in your job or just can’t seem to get the raise, this may be a good option for you. Many online programs are affordable and flexible.
The affordability is one of the main features I love about Ashworth. You can make low monthly payments with zero percent interest. Also, all textbooks are included in the tuition amount. There are no student loans so you are not allowing student loan debt to take over your life and your finances.
Maybe you want to go into Early Childhood Education, Nursing, or become a Vet Tech. You can earn certifications, diplomas, associates degrees, bachelor’s degrees, Masters degrees and more. So no matter where you are in your education, there’s is always a way to potentially increase your earnings by furthering your education at Ashworth College!
Go on a Spending Freeze
Everywhere you look from billboards, to Television, to Radio, and Mail, advertisements are in your face ALL the TIME. Being content with what we have in the American society can be a challenge when we are constantly faced with advertisements.
Just by not spending money, you can actually increase the amount of money you have. A spending freeze is cutting out any unnecessary spending. You’d be surprised how many FREE and fun things you can find to do. Most people typically do this for one month. This would show you where you can cut out your excess spending.
You’ll want to think of your common wants such as dining out, clothing and entertainment. You may even have several wants at the grocery store like soda, ice cream, and cookies. So be careful when you’re choosing to purchase things, even at the grocery store!
Get a Secondary Job
Perhaps you have a little time on your hands and could spare a few hours a week for a second job. Maybe it’s just babysitting, tutoring, or cleaning a house once a week. Even the small jobs that only require a couple hours a week can quickly add up over one month to increase your income.
Rent your Home
Have you ever considered renting your home on Airbnb or a similar site? If you live in a city where there are events that annually draw a large crowd, there are always people looking to stay in homes rather than hotel rooms. My husband has a friend that rents his house out ever year for a Motorcycle Rally that comes into town. It’s a big money maker for them. I know someone else that rents their home out annually for a golf tournament and actually goes on a fantastic beach trip to Mexico all paid by the rental of their home that week. It’s a win, win!
Hire Less Help in and Around your Home
Do you have a housekeeper? A yard guy? Maybe even a pool guy? How about someone that fertilizes your yard?
I know that most people who hire these types of help do it because they’re busy and just don’t have time to do it. I totally get it. However, if you’re income is being pushed to it’s limits, consider taking back on some responsibilities you’ve hired out and do them yourself.
Ask for a Raise
This seems like a simple way to increase your income, but sometimes all you may need to do is ask for a raise. Asking in the correct way and with the best of intentions will really help you get the raise. One of the ways I would consider asking this question is, “I would really like a raise, what can I do to earn that?”
Perhaps you have even done really well in a project or saved the company money. Maybe you’ve been killing your sales numbers. Show your boss why you believe you have earned a raise.
Even if it’s not immediate, you working hard to get that raise and your boss knowing you are, will probably land you a raise earlier than if you had not asked.
Start Working in Direct Sales
So I’m sure you’ve heard of Advocare, Mary Kay, Rodan + Fields, Plexus, Pampered Chef, etc. All these types of companies are those where you can still hold a regular job, but earn some side money. If you learn the products of the company and relate well with people and making sales, you could earn yourself a nice little side income.
Determine which company fits you the best. You’re better off selling something you’d actually use and buy yourself.
Sell Things You’re Not Using
How much stuff do you have sitting around the house that you’re not using anymore? I have quite a bit of baby equipment and clothing that I need to sell. I could make quite a bit of money on it. Right now it’s just clogging up my attic walk-space.
There are some great ways to sell used clothing, furniture and household items through Facebook groups and other websites. As always, be careful and always meet in a public place unless you know the person.
Determine your Best Strength and Use it to Start a Small Business
Realize your own talent and start using it to make an income. I have several friends that are great at sewing, embroidering, cooking, cleaning, and even shopping. Once you realize your strengths and that you have a little extra time you can start using your talent to make a little extra money. It may even become something even bigger! You never know until you try!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ashworth College . The opinions and text are all mine.