New — my definitive guide to getting a raise and boosting your income

Ramit Sethi


I’m always surprised when I hear that people on Reddit and YouTube don’t hate me.

They usually hate anyone who sells anything (“what a scam!!”) or anyone who talks about earning more vs. cutting back on the grains of rice in your dinner (“frugality is everything!”)

However, the one area where everybody loves IWT is my negotiation material. I swear to god, just look at these comments. I always tell you, we aim to make our free material better than anyone else’s paid stuff, and apparently it’s working. FINALLY!


But the Asian/Indian in me notices the one thing that could be better  — while these videos and posts have awesome material, they’re a little tough to find because they aren’t all in one place.

So we decided to make it MUCH easier for you to find our free material on getting a raise and boosting your income.

Today, we’re releasing a massive new Ultimate Guide to Getting a Raise — as IWT’s gift to you.

Forget about scrimping and cutting back on $3 purchases. Let the frugalistas debate the best way to make your own vinegar and baking soda.

You can use the free material in this guide to get a multi-thousand-dollar raise…and boost every paycheck for life.

Let others worry about how they’re going to call Comcast and try to cancel one channel to save $2.42/year. (Sorry…I just can’t help it.)

When you get a raise, you’ll have the freedom to do what you love NOW — travel, spend extravagantly on things you love, pay off debt, save for the future, and buy drinks for friends.

And again, my team spent hundreds of hours to make this available — totally free to you. It’s a huge thank you for reading and following along for 10+ years.

By the way, look at the math. A one-time salary increase of $5,000, properly invested, adds up to over $1,300,000 by the time you retire.


This is the BIGGEST WIN most of us will ever get.

There’s just one problem: Nobody tells us how to get a raise, and most advice out there is terrible.

I’ve written a ton about how to negotiate your salary and posted a bunch of videos on my YouTube channel

But I want you to have everything you need in one place — from some of my best systems and strategies to case studies and negotiation sessions I’ve never released to the public.

I created this in-depth guide because I’m sick of the completely worthless tips that masquerade as legitimate negotiation advice:

  • “Be confident”
  • “Look for a win-win solution”
  • “Be sure to sit up straight!” omfg

ENOUGH! Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, word-for-word specifics on how you can actually get your boss to WANT to pay you more.

Here’s what you’ll learn from my Ultimate Guide to Getting a Raise and Boosting Your Salary:

  1. Exactly how to get a raise or crush a salary negotiation (even if you’re inexperienced, nervous, or in a stagnant industry)
  2. The impolite secret your boss doesn’t want you to know
  3. Word-for-word scripts that multiply your success
  4. The trick to dodging raise-killing boobytraps, including “Shut-you-down” phrases like “Maybe next year” and “The timing just isn’t right”
  5. How to ooze confidence and instantly connect with your boss
  6. A natural way to explain an employment gap in just 3 sentences — without sharing personal information or hurting chances of negotiating a great salary
  7. How to stop being shy
  8. In-depth negotiation case study: How Karen got a $10,000 raise when she was making $13/hour
  9. An almost-automatic approach to set yourself up for raise after raise
  10. The secret technique that makes bosses say “Yes!” to raises…even if they’ve said no before

“But Ramit,” you might say, “if this is free, why are you writing such a long blog post? It seems like you’re selling something. Otherwise, why would you spend so much time writing such a long post for something free?”


Exactly. Now quit asking questions and enjoy this material. And just do what I say. When you get a raise, even using my free material, you’re happy, I’m happy, your disapproving parents are happy — everyone is happy.
Now stop reading this post and go check out the guide.

I’ve included everything from word-for-word scripts to my favorite negotiation teardowns and detailed case studies.

You’ll see actual students negotiate — and pinpoint where they go RIGHT and WRONG.

And you’ll know exactly what to say to get the salary you deserve.

Here for the first time — the Ultimate Guide to Getting a Raise and Boosting Your Salary.

It’s all free. And it’s all yours. My gift to you.


Do you know your actual earning potential?

Get started with the Earning Potential quiz. Get a custom report based on your unique strengths, and discover how to start making extra money — in as little as an hour.

Start The Quiz

Takes 3 min