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What Is The Value Of Your Time?

Mar 28, 2008
Why is deciphering what the value of your time is something that you should do? Well, your objectives can help to be achieved by doing this. If you are aware of the value of your time, you can then take the decision as to whether or not it is a benefit for you to undertake the task yourself, or pay someone else to do it, or maybe even not do it at all.

We all believe that our time is invaluable, and yes, we are as people. However, calculating a dollar figure for the worth of a minute of your time can be done as follows:

The first thing to do is look at how much you made when you were gainfully employed in the last twelve months.

Only calculate the pay that you received for the work that you undertook. If you had investments or things similar to that, then do not include those.

Now that the number has been calculated, you need to decipher what you spent because of your job. This then needs to be subtracted from the overall figure. This really needs to be thought about. Do you have extra costs because of your job? If you do (which is a guarantee), what are those costs?

The next calculation is the number of hours that you devoted to that job in a twelve month period. You may work 40 hours every week for 36 weeks a year. However, you need to take into consideration the time that it takes to travel to and from work, as well as any extra time that you dedicate to work outside of the office, such as business travel, business dinners, and business parties.

Now that those two numbers have been calculated, you will need to take the first number, which is your real wages, and divide that first number by the real number of work hours, which is the second number. This simple division will give you the answer of what your time is worth based on what you do for a living.

So, what does this number signify? If you do not enjoy your work, then the number will let you know whether or not the job that you are doing is worth it if you are really being paid for your abilities and the hard work that you put into it. This calculation will also help you to decide as to whether there are more cost effective ways in which you can get the task done.

One good example of this is, to imagine that your driveway needs shoveling or your garden needs mowing. However, let's imagine that by sitting at the computer in your office and typing a few lines on an online form you can make $15. If you can find another person to do the shoveling of your driveway, or the mowing of your garden for less than $14, then it will make sense to pay that someone else to do it.
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Kevin Sinclair is the publisher and editor of Be Successful News , a site that provides information and articles on how to succeed in your own home or small business.
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