Personal Finance
December 10, 2019

How To Make More Money Next Year

Written By Emily Jones
Last updated December 10, 2019

Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Do you have a need to make more money next year but aren’t sure about how to go about it? Let’s discuss a few effective ways that will help you achieve your goal.

It’s a good idea to maximize what you’re already doing before starting something new. Why not strategically ask for a raise and see how much you can get for what you’re doing every day at your job?

Best Ways to Ask for a Raise

It’s a good idea to plan out any raise request. Do your homework by thinking through your true value. What have you done over the past three or four months that merits a raise? Have you helped increase company revenue? Have you brought forth an idea that made the company more efficient?

Other tips when asking for a raise include:

  • Be patient
  • Go in with a specific number in mind
  • State your case and be professional

You probably have a skill you can turn into a side business. Freelancing is a wonderful way to start making more money because it doesn’t require much setup. All you need to do is advertise on websites like Elance.com or Freelancer.com in order to get started.

Here are some skills to get you thinking about a freelancing gig:

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Web design
  • Search engine optimization
  • Accounting
  • Investing
  • Photography
  • Bookkeeping
  • Coaching

 

Sign up for rideshare gigs with Uber or Lyft and start making money before or after work. You can try delivering food with one of the food delivery apps if you’d rather not have anyone in your car. Another option is turning you car into a rental vehicle via the Turo and Getaround apps.

Look around your house for items that you don’t need anymore. These items can be sold online and bring in extra cash. Look through your closets and garage and use sites like Gazelle, eBay and Amazon to sell your unused items.


You can continue this process after you run out of stuff to sell by finding products to dropship. With dropshipping, you advertise items and the manufacturer does all the work to deliver to your customers. Check out the Amazon FBA program as an example of how this works.

Affiliate marketing can become a fun and long-term business for you. As an affiliate marketer, you simply sell products that other people have developed. You can start a blog and then direct your visitors to affiliate products from your articles. You might also try paid ads to attract targeted buyers. Pick an industry you love and make it fun.

Stick With One Method

The key to making more money this year is to pick one method and get good at it. Maximize it for all it’s worth before starting something new. Stack a few of the above ideas over time and watch your income grow.

About the Author

Emily Jones

Emily Jones has been writing for personal finance blogs for over 5 years. Her specific interests include, budget travel, living well on a budget, and deal finding. While in graduate school Emily was forced to find creative ways to be able to afford to travel. Now that she has a family, her affection for travel and shopping continue, but on a very tight budget. Emily enjoys sharing her deal finding tricks with her readers.

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