Are you having problems that you feel only money can solve? Have you been thinking of ways you can start increasing your income?

The opportunities are out there and I want to help you grab a hold of them. That is why I have compiled this guide of 7 Steps You Can Take Today To Start Increasing Your Income.

TONY ROBBINS once said, “If you have enough money, you can at least arrive at your problems in a limousine.” I’ve always gotten a laugh out of this thought. Money is necessary, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting more and creating value to receive more. Money isn’t something that needs to be worshiped, however, it is important in its ability to take care of ourselves, and the ones we love.

If you’re looking to increase income by starting a side business, you should know that it’s OK to want to make extra money and to strive to improve your life financially. Erase any negative self-talk around money because this will do you more harm than good.

If you catch yourself repeating these words, you should stop now:

  • Money is the root of all evil
  • Rich people are greedy
  • Money won’t make you happy
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees

You Must Be Willing To Change

If you’re going to start increasing your income, you can’t continue doing the same thing and expect your situation to change. Be prepared to try something new, and kick your old habits. First of all, pay attention to how you talk about money. If you notice yourself saying things like, “Money doesn’t grow on trees” – STOP! Money does grow on trees!

Don’t believe me?

Have you heard of a company called DOLE? Have you ever eaten a banana or apple? Well, they grew on trees and sold in the market for the exchange of currency.

Being Wealthy Is A State Of Mind

I’ve been broke like you, and I’ve made some decent money. I’m still in the process of building Income Designers, which hasn’t made any money yet but requires money out of my pocket.

No matter where you are at today, know that it doesn’t define who you are. Achieving success requires a wealthy mindset. You have to think big to get big.

Schedule Your Top Money Making Tasks

It’s easy to allow the day to get in our way. For me, I try my very best to accomplish my most productive and important tasks first thing in the day. Later in the day, there are more distractions and it can get more chaotic. Keep in mind, if you start a side business to help you make extra money, it will not be easy. It will come with a great deal of hard work and discipline.

Focusing on the most important tasks first thing will set you up for success throughout the rest of the day.

Time Is Everything

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Manage Your Time Wisely

Have you ever heard someone say “time is money“? I take that phrase to the next level. For me, time is everything. It’s the most valuable resource you will ever have!

You can always make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you’re starting a side business to get your income growing, you’ll have to juggle many different tasks alongside your full-time job.

Think about your family.

Prioritize your day. Make time to launch your new business. Have that all important family time. Begin your journey of making more money and giving your family a more comfortable lifestyle.

Get Used To Saying “No” More Often

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Learn to say “no”. Don’t take on more commitments than you can handle. Focus on your priorities.

STEVE JOBS once said, “It’s what APPLE said “no” to that ultimately made them successful.”

I’m the worst at over-committing and saying “yes” to everyone and everything. But with conscious awareness, I’m getting a lot better. It’s been said that the more you say “NO”, the closer you’ll get to your goals.

Therefore, I want you to start saying “no” more and don’t be too concerned about what others might think about it.

Surround Yourself With Positive & Successful People

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Surround yourself with other successful business minded people.

TONY ROBBINS says, “we are a direct reflection of the expectations of our peer group”. My friend JEFFERY COMBS (a famous business coach and mentor to many in the home based business niche) say that he can typically guess the income of someone within 10% if he knows the income of that person’s five closest friends.

If you want to start increasing your income, you MUST surround yourself with positive people. People that will help you succeed. For me, this means attending conferences and seminars to hang around these people. Furthermore, I also hire these people as coaches.

Want To Start Increasing Your Income, Then No More Excuses

Finally, stop telling yourself all the B.S. excuses that are holding you back. These things are hurting you from reaching your goals.

Achieving an increased income typically comes down to what’s going on between your ears. It’s a mindset, and how you think and act around time and money.