Ever had the feeling that your job doesn’t pay you enough? Ever found a job that you absolutely love and enjoy doing but it doesn’t pay enough? Ever had a job that you hated so much and it doesn’t pay enough but you just keep doing it because it’s your only source of income and you can’t do anything about it?
Almost all if not all working class citizens of Nigeria have felt this way at a particular point in their lives. The truth is not every job pays as much as you might want but there are ways to make the most out of it.
It might not sound plausible especially since these jobs are the tasking ones but where there is a will there is a way.
One of the ways you can survive a job that doesn’t pay much is changing your mindset.
The thing with human beings in general is that they only look at the tangible benefits of a job. Every job comes with tangible and intangible benefits. Tangible benefits being the salary and other allowances you receive. Intangible benefits are in terms of the experience you gain working for that company, the exposure it has given you, the additional skills you are able to acquire while on the job; some companies make their staff undergo compulsory training for a length of time, the knowledge gotten from that training can be used in a higher paying position in another company.
So if your job doesn’t pay well look at it as a launching ground to a higher paying position, make the most of it by learning all you can while you prepare yourself for the next level.
Another way to make the most out of your current job situation is to look for other avenues to make more money.
It has never been heard that having more than one job killed someone. If your present job doesn’t pay well look for another source of income, working for another company might be too strenuous and it might be a breach of contract so find something lighter like starting a business, go into retailing (selling perfumes, clothes, bags shoes, anything you can think of), if you have a particular skill that you could turn into a business venture by all means! E.g. You could write an ebook and sell it on amazon or iTunes.
If you are not business savvy, you could channel some of your funds into low risk investments that bring returns; buy shares in a company…
The key is to make your money work for you. You don’t have to wait till you start working for a multinational company before you start earning the big bucks especially in a country like ours that is relatively unstable. You can start now, you should start now!