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Do you want an exponential increase in your income 2016?
Your bank, your boss, and portfolio aren’t doing much to boost your bottom line—reason enough to try these additional revenue-raisers.
Wish you had a little more money in your wallet these days? Who doesn’t?
But you don’t have to accept the status quo when it comes to bringing in the dough. Whether you’re still on the job or retired from the grind, the action plans that follow can help boost your income.

 

The strategies require human or financial capital (and sometime both). But those that involve work don’t demand extra training, and should leave you leisure time to spare.         Bonus: These moneymakers may satisfy your entrepreneurial spirit, get your creative juice flowing, even diversify your career along the way. Talk about a PAYOFF.

 

Alexis Jeffries and Donna Rosato wrote an article titled “5 ways to pump your income” in Money Magazine (December 2009 issue) where they shared 5 ideas for additional revenue-raisers.

They ideas is as follows:
1) Consult in your field
2) Seek out yield
3) Head a class
4) Be a landlord
5) Monetize your hobby

Consult in your field
The idea: Deploy current (or recent, if you’re retired) job skills into other work. A graphic designer might create brochures; a marketing manager might develop a company’s social-media strategy. Hemmed in by layoffs and hiring freezes, more employers are using contract workers. Bully for you.

 

Seek out yield
The Idea: Invest in a global dividend fund using Low-Risk option, Medium-Risk option, and High-Risk options.

 

Head a Class
The Idea: Leverage your expertise into a part-time college teaching gig. You can lead courses for undergraduates at two- and four year schools, or classes for adults via continuing education and extension programs. Afraid of public speaking? You can even teach online.

 

Be a Landlord
The Idea:Turn unused space in that empty nest of yours into rental income. The most lease-worthy areas are those with private entrance and bathrooms. Such as carriage houses and mother-in-laws apartments, says Dani Babb, author of The Accidental Landlord.
Don’t have that? Depending upon the demand, it may be worth creating such a space. Babb estimates it costing around $ 1500 to add walls and as much as 10 times that to add a bath.

 

Monetize a hobby
The Idea: generate profit from your leisure-time activity. Love sports? Referee high school game. Make jewelry? Sell it at craft shows.

 

Akeem Gbadamosi, M.Sc Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.

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The Books I read in Year 2015

I have a yearly tradition by review the books I read every year in order to motivate and inform my friends and subscribers about the required books for their personal and professional lives.

Check out the books I read in Year 2014: http://tinyurl.com/qelw9fh

The following are the some of the hard copies books:

  • Screw it, Let’s do it expanded (Lessons in Life and Business)- Richard Branson
  • The New Rules: Networking- Dr. Rob Yeung
  • The New Rules: Office Politics- Dr. Rob Yeung
  • The New Rules: Job Hunting- Dr. Rob Yeung
  • Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business and Career Success)- Anne Baber Lynne Waymon
  • Think and Grow Rich- Napoleon Hill
  • The Rules of Work: A Definitive Code for Personal Success- Richard Templar
  • HBR’s 10 Must Reads: On Managing People
  • Get Rich Click: The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet- Marc Ostrofsky
  • Guide to Management Ideas and Gurus- Tim Hindle

 

10) Guide to Management Ideas and Gurus- Tim Hindle

Business success is built on the back of good ideas, which may involve anything from the nature of innovation or motivation to the simplification of business processes. And many of the best ideas have come from those who are widely referred to as “management guru”.

This guide provide a lively and accessible tour of the management thinking that has driven business change over the years and will continue to be influential. For managers everywhere, it will be an invaluable and entertaining source of reference.

Part one: Provides a clear overview of more than 100 ideas that have most influenced the management of business over the past century or so. As well as explaining each idea, it gives a brief run-down of the history behind it and lists suggesting for further reading.

Part two: Give the low-down on more than 50 of the world’s most influential management thinkers past and present. The majority are American-including what can be called the “Famous Five”: Peter Drucker, Douglas McGregor, Michael Porter, Alfred Sloan and Frederick Winslow Taylor- but more than 20 come from countries such as Britain, Japan, India, France, and the Netherlands.

 

9) Get Rich Click: The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet- Marc Ostrofsky

If you think you’ve missed the window of opportunity in the digital world, successful internet entrepreneur Marc Ostrofsky says otherwise. Using real-life examples from people of all ages and walks of life who have made their fortunes online, this engaging guide gives you step-by-step instructions for achieving financial success.

You’ll learn hundreds of ways to make money online with site Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, as well as ways to profit from domain names and digitally based products. Now is the time to change your ideas about making money, accumulating wealth, and taking control of your financial future.

Let Marc Ostrofsky show you the way in Get Rich Click!

 

8)  HBR’s 10 Must Reads: On Managing People

On Managing People is fraught with challenge—even if you’re a seasoned managers. Here’s how to handle them.

If you read nothing else on managing people, read these 10 articles. We’re combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your employees’ performance.

This book will inspire you to:

  • Tailor your management style to fit your people
  • Motivate with more responsibility, not more money
  • Support first-time managers
  • Build trust by soliciting input
  • Teach smart people how to learn from failure
  • Build high-performing teams
  • Manage your boss

 

7) The Rules of Work: A Definitive Code for Personal Success – Richard Templar

You’re good at your job. That’s a given.

But being good at what you do is not enough if you want to be successful. You need something else. You need The Rules of Work.

Because while everyone else is concentrating solely on what they do, you are following the 10 golden Rules of Work that makes sure you’re not just thinking about what you do, but also:

  • How you do it
  • How other perceive you doing it
  • And what else you do besides.

And that’s what gets you respected, valued, admired – and promoted.

Other can be good. You’ll be better.

 

6) Think and Grow Rich- Napoleon Hill

READ YOURSELF INTO A FORTUNE.

This book contains money-making secrets that can change your life.

THINK AND GROW RICH, based on the author’s famed LAWS OF SUCCESS, represents the distilled wisdom of distinguished men of great wealth and achievement.

Andrew Carnegie’s magic formula for success was the direct inspiration of this book. Carnegie demonstrated its soundness when his coaching brought fortunes to those young men to whom he had disclosed his secret.

This book will teach you that secret—and the secrets of other great men like him. It will show you not only WHAT TO DO but HOW TO DO IT.

If you learn and apply the simple basic techniques revealed here, you will have master the secret of true and lasting success.

AND YOU MAY HAVE WHATEVER YOU WANT IN LIFE.

 

5) Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business and Career Success) – Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon

Meeting—and keeping—a network of powerful contacts is most effective way to further your career or grow your business. So how can you ensure that you are connecting with and impressing the right people?

A practical, step-by-step guide for creating, cultivating, and capitalizing on networking opportunities and relationships, this book shows you how to leverage professional membership, get the most out of networking events, make a memorable entrance, make conversations flow, and how to follow up.

In this completely revised edition, the author offer new case studies, examples, checklists, and questionnaires, as well as expanded advice on building social capital at work and in job hunting. Complete with a unique self- assessment test that lets you chart your progress as you master the strategies that will help you build beneficial business relationships, this edition of Make Your Contacts Count shows you how to set yourself apart from everyone else in the room and :

  • Create a networking plan
  • Cultivate current contacts
  • Make the most of memberships
  • Share anecdotes that convey character and competence
  • Avoid the top ten networking turn-offs
  • And transform your career with a networking makeover.

With Make Your Contacts Count, the tools to supercharge your career and boost your bottom line lie right in your hands.

 

4)   The New Rules: Job Hunting- Dr. Rob Yeung

A great new job is waiting for you. Written by an expert who has interviewed thousands of candidates on behalf of dozens of employers, this book is placed with practical insider advice on how to track down and land your perfect job.

Read this book to stand out from the crowd and give yourself the job-hunting edge.

  • Write a must-read CV
  • Get invited to more interviews
  • Handle tough interview questions
  • Amaze interviewer
  • Negotiate the perfect package
  • Want to get a great new job?
  • Want to learn the secrets of getting hired?
  • Want to have employers fighting over you

 

3) The New Rules: Office Politics- Dr. Rob Yeung

The modern workplace is full of backstabbing colleagues, incompetent teammates, and toxic bosses. But office politics can be positive as well as negative. Learn how to defend yourself and get ahead at work- without compromising your values or resorting to understand tactics.

  • Achieve personal and organizational goals
  • Influence decision-makers
  • Understand political agenda
  • Enhance your reputation
  • Deal with difficult people
  • Tired of being overlooked?
  • Want to enhance your political savvy?
  • Want to gain support and achieve goals?

 

2) The New Rules: Networking- Dr. Rob Yeung

It’s not what you know; it’s who you know. Whether you work for someone else or run your own business, networking will allow you to promote yourself and succeed. Even if you don’t know anyone important, this book teaches you how to build a network of people who will fall over themselves to help you reach your goals.

  • Win friends and allies
  • Meet new people with confidence
  • Build valuable relationships
  • Get people to help you
  • Build your profile
  • Want to get promoted or grow your business?
  • Want to meet new people with confidence?
  • Want to build relationship to get ahead?

 

1) Screw it, Let’s do it expanded (Lessons in Life and Business)- Richard Branson

 Throughout my life I have achieved many remarkable things. In Screw it, Let’s Do it, I will share with you my ideas and the secrets of my success, but not simply because I hope they’ll help you achieve your individual goals.

Today we are increasing aware of the effects of our actions on the environment, and I strongly believe that we each have a responsibility, as individuals and organizations, to do no harm. I will explain why we need to take stock of how we may be damaging the environment, and why it is up to big companies like Virgin to lead the way in a more holistic approach to business.

In Screw it, Let’s Do it, I’ll be looking to the future. A lot has changed since I founded Virgin in 1968, and I’ll explain how I intend to take my business and my ideas to the next level and the new and exciting areas – such as launching Virgin Fuels –into which Virgin is currently moving.

But I have also brought together all the important lessons, good advice and inspirational adages that have helped me along the road to success.

Ironically, I have never been one to do things by the books, but I have been inspired and influenced by many remarkable people. I hope that you too might find a little inspiration between the pages.

 

 

Welcome back, I hope you have been inspired and motivated by the excerpts above from the books I read in 2015.

I wish you to hear from you through comments and views

 

Akeem Gbadamosi, M.Sc. Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

COO, HR CONSULTING NIGERIA

www. hrconsultingnigeria.wordpress.com

 

 

1) “Know your negotiating partner” Talk technical or chew the fat, as necessary.

2) “Know the product or service you are trying to buy”.

3) “Humor helps. “The future of humankind is probably not at stake.

4) Be nice. It pays in the end.

5) “Know when to stop. Enough is enough. Sometimes more gets you less”.

SOURCE: Allan Stark of Negotiate4U, Quoted by Micheal S. Rosenwald in the Washington Post.

Culled from Readers Digest, May 2010.

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