We could all do with a little more money in our lives, but how exactly we make that happen can seem difficult. There are always ways to cut down on spending and ease your financial burdens, but, realistically, there’s only so much that can be cut.
As such, it’s much better to boost your income in the right direction — if you have more money coming in, then you can improve your bank balance while also maintaining (and even improving) your quality of life. But as with most things, this sounds like something that’s easier said than done. It’s not as if you can just increase your salary whenever you feel like it.
However, there are a couple of things you can do that will make it more likely, one of which is short-term, one of which is long-term.
For short-term boosts, look at asking your boss for a raise, providing you think you’re worthy of one. If you think you are, then so will your boss — and they’ll know that it’s cheaper to give you a raise rather than to hire and train a new employee. There are also things you can do to beat the recession at home.
The long-term approach is to study for a degree related to a business subject. Birmingham City University has a host of courses that you could choose from.
You can make yourself eligible for high-paying jobs by studying to become an accountant, or for a bachelor of science in economics or finance.
To learn more about how you study can influence your salary, take a look at the infographic from the University of Alabama Birmingham below.
Infographic Design by University of Alabama Birmingham University of Alabama Birmingham