Ultimate Guide to Getting a Raise & Boosting Your Salary

The Ultimate Guide to Asking for a Raise and Boosting Your Salary
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Are you ready to get paid what you deserve?

Did you know increasing your salary is the easiest and fastest way to make more money? It's true! Just a single raise can boost your salary by thousands of dollars.

And that's just the first year. A one-time salary increase of $5,000 — properly invested — adds up to over $1,300,000 by the time you retire. Talk about a Big Win.

How much is a one-time salary increase worth to you? The results will surprise you.

1-time salary increase of $5000
Invested and compounded after 40 years: $1,398,905.20!

No more frugality. No more cutting coupons. No more worrying about bills.

That single conversation can be worth enough money to spend lavishly on things you love, take that exotic trip, pay off debt, buy drinks for your friends, even retire early — and you don’t even have to do any extra work.

Like I always say, there's a limit to how much you can save, but there's no limit to how much you can earn.

And with just one conversation, you can boost your income for life.

Getting a raise is the fastest and easiest way to make more money.
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Ramit Sethi, New York Times bestselling author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Who Am I?

Hi, I'm Ramit Sethi, New York Times bestselling author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich. I've helped millions of readers build businesses, land their Dream Jobs, become debt-free, and master their inner psychology so they can build a Rich Life.

How much is one raise worth to you?

We all love getting bonuses.

But imagine what it’d feel like to get a raise — not just one big check — but a bigger paycheck every payday for life.

It transforms how you think about things like debt, savings, vacations, and shopping — because you have more money to live a Rich Life and do the things you want.

Whether you want to travel to visit friends on the weekend, buy something extravagant you love, pay off the mortgage, or just buy drinks for your friends... I want to show you how much just one relaxed conversation with your boss could be worth to you.

So I created this calculator to show you how much you can gain from even just one raise.

Salary calculator

What is your current yearly income?
How big of a raise are you negotiating?
See the difference after:


Without a raise
With a raise
That's a difference of

Assumes money is saved in a savings
account with a 6% APR.

So why is negotiating our salaries so rare?

We all want a raise, but nobody really tells us how to get one. What do you say to your boss? What can you do to make your boss HAPPY to pay you more?

Yes, we hear woo-woo statements like, “Be yourself!” And we see blog posts that tell us, “Wear your best outfit and smile.”

With advice like that, it's no wonder most raise conversations go like this:

US: “It’s been awhile since I got more money, and I think I deserve to get a raise. Is that something you can do?”

BOSS: "There’s no room in the budget for that. Maybe next year.”

US: "Oh, okay. Thank you."

It’s embarrassing and humiliating — especially because we know other people still got big raises.

We tell ourselves things like:

“I can’t negotiate.”

“The economy is terrible. My company is struggling.”

“If I just work harder, my boss will notice me.”

And we settle for a fraction of what we deserve.

But you don’t have to be a master negotiator to boost your salary — and your company doesn’t have to be raking in money.

The reason is an impolite little secret your boss doesn't want you to know:

We all want a raise, but nobody really tells us how to get one.

We all want a raise, but nobody really tells us how to get one
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$5,000 or $10,000 means nothing to a company,
but it means everything to you

Here’s the key: even if your boss notices you, he won’t pay you more unless you ask. (After all, would you pay $110 for something with a $100 price tag?)

Until now, most of us never had the tools to avoid common raise-killing mistakes.

Do you make these negotiation mistakes?

The first step to boosting your salary is to STOP shooting yourself in the foot. Most hopeful negotiators walk into these well-known traps and never get out of them. This guide will walk you through each of these, but first, beware the danger...

The Top 10 Negotiation Miskates (From The Ultimate Guide To Asking for a Raise / I Will Teach You To Be Rich)

What we really need to crack the negotiation code

You don’t need tired hacks. You don’t need feel-good motivational speeches.

You just need the exact systems, mindsets, and negotiation strategies that are proven to make your boss loosen the purse strings.

I studied every major book and course on asking for a raise, then I worked with world-class negotiators and social skills coaches to refine my system. My team invested thousands of hours testing over 100 different approaches to asking for a raise. And I flew leading experts to the studio to record in-depth video sessions for you.

And I’m revealing the exact systems, word-for-word scripts, and video case studies thousands of students have used to ask for a raise and get a bigger paycheck every payday.

Nobody else will tell you about the psychology behind negotiation. Nobody else will share case studies of how people really boosted their income year after year. And nobody else will give you the word-for-word scripts and insights you need to ask for a raise and win.

All this is my gift to you because I give away 98% of my material and I want you to become a student for life.

Besides, you’re going to work anyway — why not get paid what you’re worth?

$5,000 or $10,000 means nothing to a company, but it means everything to you
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In this guide you’ll learn:

How to negotiate your salary

The step-by-step process for negotiating a raise — plus word-for-word scripts you can use.

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Overcome your weaknesses

Don't let psychological triggers or social mistakes hold you back.

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Negotiations in action

Check out these video case studies and practice negotiations.

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What's next?

At this point, you’ll have learned some of the systems and strategies to ask for a raise and boost your salary for LIFE. In Part 5, I’ll share even more of my best material on establishing a salary range, getting additional vacation days or overcome your boss' most common objections.

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