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Earning Extra Money: Should You Get Another Job?

Earning Extra Money: Should You Get Another Job?

Last week we talked about the pros and cons of working overtime to help you earn extra money for your financial goals. This time I want to explore another option: getting another job. Getting another job is another option to help you earn more money, but is it a better idea than working overtime? Here are the benefits and drawbacks of deciding to get another job. Benefits of Getting Another Job Taking on a second job may have some benefits over working overtime at your present one. Some of them include: Working on Your Own Time Depending on the type of job you take as a side hustle, you may be able to work your own hours. If you work from home as your own boss you may have a certain amount of control over when you work. Should that be the case, you may be able to work while your kids are napping on a Sunday afternoon. Or, work two evenings a week instead of daily or on weekends. Of course, your work hours for a more traditional job may not be as flexible. That could turn this positive into a negative aspect of taking a second job. Gaining ...

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Earning Extra Money: Should You Work Overtime?

Earning Extra Money: Should You Work Overtime?

Working overtime is something Americans do more than any other country according to a recent article by ABC News. Yet at times it seems we still can’t get ahead financially. Do you fit into this group? If you work overtime on a regular basis but still have trouble keeping up with your bills you might wonder if you should even bother. Perhaps you have thought about getting a second job instead. But when it comes to earning extra money, should you work overtime or get another job? When you compare the two, which is the better option? In today’s post, I’ll share the benefits and drawbacks of working overtime. Next week I’ll share the other side of the story, the benefits and drawbacks of taking on a second job. Benefits of Working Overtime There are some obvious benefits of working overtime. You might, if fact: Make More Money One advantage working overtime has over getting another job is that the pay may be higher in most cases. The reason for this is because you should be getting at least 1.5 times your normal rate of pay for overtime at your current job. Getting a second job may not pay you ...

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How To Get Good At Online Marketing 

If you’re someone who longs for freedom from the tyranny of the 9-5 workplace, who is underpaid and overworked, and who wakes up with a sinking feeling every Monday morning after a wonderful weekend, then you have probably dreamed about starting your own online marketing business. Unfortunately, if you don’t know how to build a website, can’t figure out how to develop your own product, and just cringe at the thought of self-promotion, you probably figure you don’t have a chance. Well, this is far from the truth. In order to build an online business, you actually don’t have to come up with an original business idea, acquire a variety of technical skills, or start with deep pockets. The golden ticket you’re looking for does exist, and it’s a viable business model that has helped people break free of their regular jobs. We’re talking about affiliate marketing, a business where you let other people do all the heavy lifting – coming up with a profitable idea and building a website to sell a hot product. The way this business model works is quite simple—you earn a commission for recommending a merchant’s products. Obviously, you need to know how to market their ...

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How to Make More Money (Without Getting a Second Job)

How to Make More Money (Without Getting a Second Job)

For many people there comes a point in their life when money becomes tight. It happened to me both during and shortly after finishing college. In order to turn things around for myself I had to take a second and even a third job temporarily in order to make ends meet. Fortunately I was eventually able to make the necessary changes in my life that I needed and now my financial future looks brighter. But, if you want to make more money without getting a second job, there are ways to do that too. 1. Ask for a Raise One of the obvious ways you could earn more at your current job without having to beat the streets to find a second one is to ask for a raise. Unlike what I had to do, you wouldn’t wear yourself down as much by not having to take on a second job. However, if you are going to ask your job for a raise you should first make sure you are performing well at what you are already doing. Asking for a raise when you are falling short is like asking to be handed your walking papers. 2. Ask About a Promotion ...

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Have You Ever Played Hooky to Get a Day Off Work?

Have You Ever Played Hooky to Get a Day Off Work?

When you have had a really bad day at work you may be tempted to throw in the towel and quit. At least, speaking from personal experience, I know I have certainly been tempted to give my notice when the going gets rough. Of course, when this happens, you could also take a different approach. You could ask for a day off, for instance, in order to simply take a break and recharge your batteries so to speak. But what if you know you can’t ask because you will be turned down? If this, or something similar, has happened to you, have you ever played hooky to get a day off work as a result? Have You Ever Played Hooky? Of course, not everyone who calls in sick is playing hooky. According to a survey by CareerBuilder from October 2016, just over a third of workers called in sick to work when they were feeling fine in the 12 months preceding the survey. Some of the excuses given by those workers were pretty far out there as far as believability goes. However, keep in mind these were the employees who actually admitted to playing hooky. In reality the actual number of ...

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