Practical Tips on Succeeding in the Workplace


Success means many things to different people. For some, success is more money, a bigger home, a more excellent vehicle, or more friends. For others, it’s the pure knowledge of a job well done. However, you define success, everyone wants to be successful in the workplace. The problem is that sometimes it seems, no matter how hard you work, it’s hard to get ahead. You keep getting passed over for that promotion. You want to be more in control of your life and create your success. But how can you break out of the routine?

One thing you can do is find an opportunity that will allow you to make money on the side such as affiliate marketing, selling online, or doing odd jobs. Some people start by mowing people’s lawns in their community, and they end up forming a stable, successful landscaping company. Dare to dream what you can achieve and start one step at a time. You can create your success and build a company from the ground up. Start by freelancing on the side, and you can keep your day job. That’s the best way to do this. Don’t tell your boss or co-workers what you are doing until you know it can be successful.

Start a part-time income doing something you have a talent in such as weed-eating, sewing, or creating original crafts. Try selling crafts at your local fair, then move up to sell some of them online and ramp up. Test out a product yourself first and then create several of them if they start selling faster. Find out what your target audience wants and concentrate on that. Follow these tips to be successful in both your typical workplace and your business venture:

  • Have integrity and always try to do the right thing.Being fair to others and especially your customers can lead to success.
  • Be frugal with your money and make sure you have enough to reserve for hard times. If you eventually quit your job to run your own business, you’ll need plenty of capital to grow your business.
  • Network with others who share your interest. Whether in your regular job or your business startup, you’ll need other people with specific talents to help grow your brand.
  • If you just want to make a little money on the side, check out sites like Flexjobs or Upwork.You can start by freelancing and move into a business of your own if you are successful.
  • Apply the Golden Rule.Work as hard as you can and do your best both in your regular job and your startup business (or whatever you do). Treat others as you want to be treated, and it will come back to you.

If you want to be successful in the workplace and your career, you should apply these tips regularly and see the results you get. Be pleasant to others, volunteer to do extra work, and show that you are the most useful link in the chain to secure your position. Add onto your training at online sites like Lynda so you can offer your employer more value. Then you’ll be harder to replace. Secretly start your own business by building an online following through social media then launch your brand to the world when you’re ready!