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Tips to Boost Your Income

Many homeowners successfully use these strategies to boost their income when they are in a financial pinch. Here are some strategies that may work for you:

 
  • Do odd jobs, errands, or gigs,

    such as childcare, tutoring, painting and repair work or dog walking. Talk to a friend or family member to brainstorm ways you can use your skills to earn money.

  • Seek a raise or additional hours at your current job.

    Practice salary negotiation with a counselor or friend.

  • Bring in rental income.

    Rent a room in your home or charge adult family members some rent.

  • Get a part-time or a seasonal job.

    If you have time, taking on a part-time or temp job to bring in extra income could help get you through your current crisis. For example, you may be able to find a seasonal job, such as working in a department store during holidays or working for the Board of Elections.

  • Invest in your long-term earnings potential.

    Visit a nearby Career Center to get one-on-one job and career counseling, technical and educational training, and referrals to other providers. Call 211 or visit www.labor.ny.gov/career-center-locator.

  • Seek out small business support services.

    If you run a small business, learn about ways to boost your profit with courses, financing assistance, recruitment services, pro-bono legal advising, and many other service from the Empire State Development's Division of Small Business. Visit www.esd.ny.gov/doing-business-ny/small-business-hub or call 211.

Share this list with someone who knows you well!

Such as your partner, another family member, or a close friend.
They may have more ideas that make sense for you.

 
 
 
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