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Everyone wants to have a larger salary, right? But how? There is a simple answer to this question, but maybe not what you want to hear. Nonetheless, it’s the truth.

There are a few good ways to achieve this goal. Intentions are crucial when it comes to getting paid your true value. Before I explain, make sure you understand that with larger salaries come more significant responsibilities. Additionally, when a company needs to slash wages or expenses, they’ll often look at who gives less value per dollar, so matching your salary to your responsibilities is critical.The worst way to get more money is to hold your employer hostage. For example, you managed to be irreplaceable strategically by not looking out for your company’s best interests, and now they’re stuck with you. Although this might work in the short term, this show of bad faith will have long-term consequences.Now, here is the very best way to get what you want. Figure out what your company needs from you, and bring more and more value to the point that you become irreplaceable.This is a positive thing. If you can’t identify your value, just ask. For example: “Hey boss, I really want to grow in the long term, and I love this company. Today I’m making $X. What would I have to do to get to $X?”Many people are too shy to ask this question, but getting a raise like this requires both courage and work. Also, most likely, your boss will be so happy that you dared to ask that question since it shows that you care and want to grow within the company. It’s a true win-win.People underestimate the power of asking.