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8 Key Factors that Will Raise Your Paycheck

Whether you’re a fresh or an already established employee in your company, you must understand one thing: In order for your paycheck to get bigger, the value you bring to the company must also grow.

You must do more, give more and be more than you are now. Change your mindset and attitude and you’ll experience a great transformation, both in your personal and professional life.

In today’s post, we’re discussing the eight key factors that will raise your paycheck and turn you into a more successful professional. Before continuing, I have to remind you that real results come only after you take action on the knowledge you have. Do that and you’ll improve not just your paycheck, but your career and personal life too. Let’s get started.

A strong drive for growth

The most important factor and one that drives most of the others, is the employee’s drive for growth. No matter what role you have in the company, there’s always room for personal and professional growth.

As John Jubin, HR Manager at BestEssays suggests, “It’s all about your mindset and attitude. If you see your work as nothing but a way to make the ends meet, you’ll be stuck with that regular paycheck. However, if you see yourself running a multimillion dollar company in 10 years, you won’t afford wasting time.”

Show that you are eager to improve your skills and knowledge. Prove that you’re committed to doing so and expect the positive outcomes to knock at your door.


Proactivity is a rare trait in today’s workplace environment. Most employees are used to following orders and instructions, never stepping out of their comfort zone. They almost never use their own creativity to find solutions to their problems, and never do more than asked.

With this mindset, you’ll never improve your professional condition. You have to understand that every company leader loves proactive team members. If you can solve problems in your company without being asked to do so, you’ll be well-positioned for that raise or promotion.

Knowledge and experience in the field

How well do you know the field you’re working in? Are you a true expert or you’re just starting out? Are you interested in consistently growing your knowledge and improving your expertise?

How about your work experience? Can you prove how your ideas and actions have contributed to the growth of your previous companies?

These are the thoughts you should be having if you want to be remarked and rewarded. Prove your knowledge and experience in your field and you’ll get better chances of getting what you want.

Great skills

Great employees are called “great” because they’ve earned it. They’ve earned their position in the company and their paycheck because they’re skilled and irreplaceable. They are an important component of the entire equation because without them, their business performance would significantly drop.

In order to become such an invaluable employee, you’ll need to consistently improve both your personal and professional skills. Being disciplined, well-organized and good at managing time brings you many benefits in the workplace and really, in life in general. However, besides a good mindset, attitude and behavior, you’ll need to impress with your skills.

True involvement

Show that you’re truly committed to your role, show that you care about the company’s purpose and objectives and take consistent action to prove it. Do this and you’ll be remarked, respected and loved by your team leaders. If you show your boss that you are truly committed to the success of the company, they will see you as an asset and will be more open to offering you that promotion or raise when the time comes (or when you ask for it).

Leadership traits

If you consistently behave like a leader in the workplace, your actual company leaders will surely remark it. Displaying leadership traits in the office turns you into a valuable employee, which every company could use wisely. Sooner than you expect, you will be offered a chance to make a bigger difference in the organization by being promoted to a managerial position that involves responsibility and decisions.


If you can adapt well to change, you’re fit for a raise. The reason is simple. If your boss, manager or leader is consistently changing the rules, practices or the culture of the company, they expect employees to follow by all means. Show that you’re adaptable and open to change and you’ll be surely rewarded!

Great communicator

If you are able to communicate in the most effective manner, your importance in the organization significantly grows. To be a great communicator means to actually listen to what your boss and colleagues say. Listening means removing all your thoughts, ideas and instant replies that are present when other people talk to you.

Moreover, to improve your communication skills would also mean to better your business writing skills and perhaps your public speaking abilities.


Indeed, improving the quality comes with certain requirements. Here’s the important question. Are you truly willing to meet the requirements? Are you willing to grow your knowledge and skills on a consistent basis? Are you one hundred percent committed? Change yourself and your paycheck will take care of itself!

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About the Author Warren Fowler

Warren’s lifestyle is full of hiking adventures. When he’s not busy with his guitar or enjoying the sunny day outside, he excels at blogging skills and leaps through social media. Connect with Warren on Twitter or Facebook.

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