You’ve probably heard it before but the best investment you can make is in yourself.
While this statement holds true in so many ways that are beyond financial let’s stop and consider money for a moment. YOU are your greatest earning asset. Investing in the stock market, or real estate, or anything else can never compare to the return you’ll gain from investing in yourself.
If you’re ready to increase your confidence, skills, and income here are seven ways to invest in yourself.
# 1 – Get a Certification to Advance Your Career
If there’s any type of certification that can advance your career this an excellent place to start. Getting a new certification is often a fairly inexpensive and quick way to increase your earning power.
Also, many employers will pay for these certifications so it’s definitely worth checking out.
# 2 – Take a Course
Thanks to the internet you can find an online course on every topic under the sun.
I took a course over a year ago on online business. The course cost me $350 and I have easily earned back at least 20 times that amount since implementing all the new strategies that I’ve learned.
If you have a business whether that be full time or on the side I highly recommend taking an online course. There are also online courses that can help with investing and other personal finance topics you may need help with.
# 3 – Start a Website
Starting a website or blog is a great way to build an online presence for yourself.
Whether you’re considering building an online business or just want a professional presence to pop up when prospective employers search your name, building a website is an inexpensive and easy thing to set up.
# 4 – Read Books
If you don’t have any money to invest in yourself but instead have time starting with books is the perfect option. When I took an interest in personal finance I went to my library and checked out every interesting book on personal finance I could find.
There’s a lot to be learned from reading books so don’t discount this option.
# 5 – Refresh Your Look
If you’re job hunting it’s important to look the part. Plus, when you look good you can’t help but feel better about yourself.
Here’s a helpful article on dressing professionally for a job interview.
# 6 – Have Your Resume Professionally Written
On the lines of finding a new job having a well written resume is crucial for standing out among the competition. Research some resume writing companies and have your resume professionally written.
# 7 – Hire a Coach
If you need help breaking out of a slump whether that be career or business related, having some outside perspective can do wonders for you.
Hire a coach in the field you’re in to help you map out a plan to reach your next big milestone.
Invest In Yourself
You should invest in yourself on a continual basis. While it’s definitely important to invest in different vehicles to grow your money you will always be your own best investment.
How do you invest in yourself?
Alexa Mason is a freelance writer and wanna be internet entrepreneur. She is also a newly single mom to two beautiful little girls. She chronicles her journey as a single mom trying to make it big at www.singlemomsincome.com.