By Teo Spengler
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Are you ready to make more money in 2017? Who isn’t? “GOBankingRates.com” has some practical steps you can take to start moving in the right direction.
Lots of people make a New Year’s resolution to increase their income. If that’s a top goal of yours, remember that it’s entirely possible to up your earning power if you pursue your financial goals with knowledge and determination.
If you want to make more money in 2017, try these tips on how to get a raise, increase your benefits or find a more lucrative position.
POSITION YOURSELF FOR A RAISE
To make more money, start by asking for a raise, because 75 percent of workers who ask for one receive one.
You might think your manager will notice your great work and up your pay, but unfortunately, this is the exception rather than the rule. Generally, an employee who gets a raise broaches the subject himself. But don’t just storm into the boss’s office with a list of demands. You’ll increase your chances of getting a salary raise if you do your homework, and that should start long before the big meeting.
Set yourself up for success by keeping an open line of communication with your manager. Let him know that you want to succeed in your current job but that you also want to advance. Ask him for advice on how you can improve your current performance, then follow through on the feedback and you’re on your way.