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How to Increase Your Earning Potential

We all seem to be too busy, you know how hard it is to find extra time in your schedule to plan any new projects. This is a common problem for people who want to increase their earning potential. You want to improve life for your family, but fitting in new activities seems impossible.  Here are four ways you can increase your earning potential while taking care of your family and other responsibilities.

Earn a Certification

If you don’t have time to return to school full-time, you should consider getting certified for a skill or program that’s in demand. This is something you can do by taking a single course. Community colleges commonly offer certification courses. Some possibilities include computer programming languages, Microsoft Office Specialist or Notary Public. If you can’t see yourself taking even a single course, you can do self-study or find an online course to get certified.

Do More Networking

Networking is an activity that can help you reap powerful rewards without taking up too much of your time. You may have to attend some local business events, but this doesn’t have to add up to more than a few hours per month. You can also do lots of valuable networking online and by phone. Don’t neglect people in your current circle of acquaintances. Always let everyone know what type of opportunities you’re seeking. It also helps to show a willingness to help others find what they’re looking for. Helping others get what they want will pay you dividends many times over.

Earn a Degree Online

You may not have time to attend classes in person, but an online degree gives you a great deal of freedom and flexibility. You can access your coursework whenever it’s convenient. One degree that can help you advance your career is an online MBA program. This degree will give you credentials that are recognized by employers everywhere and will definitely increase your earning potential.

Acquire New Skills at Work

If you already have either a part-time or full-time job, you can become more valuable to your employer by acquiring more skills. No matter what kind of job you have, it’s usually possible to learn something from others at your workplace. For example, if you work on a computer, use any extra time to learn a new program rather than checking your social media pages. Even if you don’t get a raise or promotion at your job, the new skills can help you find better jobs in the future.

It’s always a challenge to increase your earning potential. In order to do this, you must learn to manage your time and make the most out of any free moments. You may also have to incorporate some multi-tasking, such as studying for an online degree or certification program while keeping an eye on the kids.

About Tim McMahon

Work by editor and author, Tim McMahon, has been featured in Bloomberg, CBS News, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, Washington Post, Drudge Report, The Atlantic, Business Insider, American Thinker, Lew Rockwell, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Oakland Press, Free Republic, Education World, Realty Trac, Reason, Coin News, and Council for Economic Education. Connect with Tim on Google+