Giving yourself a Pay Raise with Extra Income
Extra Income opportunities are basically work-from-home opportunities that help augment your regular income. Many people are opting for these work-from-home opportunities for the following reasons:
1. Most people think they are losing the battle to balance work and family, time wise and income wise. If they are going to work 12 hours a day outside home and just manage to scrape the bottom of the vessel for survival, finally coming home to family too tired to spend any time with them, is it worth the effort?
2. A burning desire to be financially independent and successful by adding that extra income to their regular income with popular work-from-home opportunities.
The very fact that these extra income churning work-from-home opportunities have become popular is due to the above mentioned factors. These opportunities present a lot of flexibility in spending time with family and children, social commitments and of course financial liberation. These extra income generating opportunities also give you a chance to be your own master and work your own times.
How to find a suitable extra income generating opportunity? Here are some dos and don’ts:
1. Analyze yourself and find out what your core competency is. Marketing, Writing, Programming or anything else that you excel in.
2. Analyze what your friends and family see in you, what they praise you for and what they criticize you for. This will help in narrowing down your options.
3. Try and find out how different or relevant it is to your regular job or work that you do today.
4. Ask yourself about the job satisfaction that you have today and you might have if you get a suitable extra income generating opportunity.
5. Analyze the skills that you possess but have gone unused since you have been working. Ask yourself, if you would be comfortable bringing them out to generate that extra income?
After doing the above, research and analyze the opportunities available by talking to people who already have extra income coming their way or use the internet to find opportunities that match your skills. Make a list of opportunities in descending order of your preference with at least 5 entries.
Get going in a small way, spending about an hour a day. Try it out before you commit to something.
Analyze if you like doing the work after a period of about 1-2 months and see the extra income you earn. If you think that the work is suited to you and the work has enough potential to earn you the extra income that you were targeting for, try to spend more time and energy on it to increase that extra income. If you see that you really don’t enjoy it, shift the focus to the second opportunity on the list.
Remember these opportunities are basically work being done for other professionals and they have to be treated with professionalism and care. You cannot take them lying back and expect returns. The only advantage is that you will be doing what you love to do and get paid handsomely for it.