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Four ways to increase your pay at work

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Have you been hoping to bring home more money this year? Have you been wondering what you can do at your current job in order to make your wish come true? If so, here are four things you can do to bring home some extra income.

Work overtime

There may be many opportunities for you to work extra hours at work. If so, take advantage of them. Not only can this be a great way to network, it is a great way to bring in extra income.

Claim more withholdings

Claiming more withholdings will get you more money on your paycheck through the year. However, be careful about the amount of times you do so. You do not want to have to pay the government back taxes when you file.

Get promoted

Getting a job promotion is probably the best way and most guaranteed way to get more money on your paycheck. In most industries, when you get bumped up in the company, so does your pay.

Switch shifts or departments

Switching shifts is another way to receive extra income on your pay check. Many companies offer higher wages for employees who work second or third shifts.

Also, working in a different department may result in a job promotion. If you are required to learn a new skill, with that new skill may come a higher paying wage.

Work overtime
Work overtime Photo by Lee J Haywood via Flickr

Work overtime

There may be many opportunities for you to work extra hours at work. If so, take advantage of them. Not only can this be a great way to network, it is a great way to bring in extra income.

Claim more witholdings
Claim more witholdings Photo by 401(K) 2013 via Flickr

Claim more witholdings

Claiming more withholdings will get you more money on your paycheck through the year. However, be careful about the amount of times you do so. You do not want to have to pay the government back taxes when you file.

Get promoted
Get promoted Photo by reynermedia via Flickr

Get promoted

Getting a job promotion is probably the best way and most guaranteed way to get more money on your paycheck. In most industries, when you get bumped up in the company, so does your pay.

Switch shifts or departments
Switch shifts or departments Photo by Scrap Pile via Flickr

Switch shifts or departments

Switching shifts is another way to receive extra income on your pay check. Many companies offer higher wages for employees who work second or third shifts.

Also, working in a different department may result in a job promotion. If you are required to learn a new skill, with that new skill may come a higher paying wage.

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