12 Things One Man Did To Boost His Salary By 250% Over The Last Decade

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It wasn’t long ago that spending the entirety of your career with one company was the path to a successful and wealthy life. Loyalty was rewarded and climbing the corporate ladder was possible. That doesn’t seem to be the case for people who want to earn more money. At least it’s not for most people.

Over the course of the last decade, however, things have changed dramatically. More and more people are choosing much less predictable paths to earn more money and combat inflation and hit rising nest egg targets. From entrepreneurship to side hustles to targeting to higher-paying careers, the masses are trying their best to work the system to benefit their career.

We found this very useful tweet thread of how one man boosted his salary by 250% over the last decade. Here’s how he did it:

Let’s Summarize How To Earn More Money

  1. Show up early
  2. Show up often (don’t burn sick days and goodwill)
  3. Make yourself a valuable asset
  4. Switch companies often
  5. Only switch companies for a material salary increase
  6. Don’t be the boss’s pet
  7. Don’t be a yes-man (or woman). Being truthful adds value
  8. Start acting like you have the position you want
  9. Start doing the job before you get the title
  10. Never be a complainer
  11. Ignore people who say “follow your passion”
  12. Follow your strengths instead

There are hundreds of ways to earn more money. Moving up the corporate ladder by adding value is obviously one of them. So is jumping from company to company.

That said, you still need to be a rockstar. Good companies and bosses will be able to sniff out a terrible employee, and hiring decision, pretty quickly. So while moving companies might be a great strategy to get more money in the short term, you want to make sure you add value and remain employed until your next move. Because any lapse in employment could present a red flag to future employers.

C. James

C. James is the managing editor at Wealth Gang. He has a degree in finance and a passion for creating passive income streams and wealth management.