High-income skills, defined as the ability to earn at least $10,000 a month or $120,000 a year. This is based on your field of work as some work types do not generate such an income. After that, take reasonable steps to reach that goal. With a high-income career, you are still trading your hours for money, but at least that money is sufficiently high. In your job, the amount of money you are paid or your value is mainly dependent on your boss’s opinion of you rather than the workplace.

Note that we are not talking about jobs here, but instead skills or skill sets that you can bring to the marketplace in exchange for money. The key to high-income skills is that you do not see them as mutually exclusive. You can compound and stack these various skills together so that you can offer a more valuable proposition to your clients.