“People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.”
― Ogden Nash
How do you get paid what you deserve? You don’t. It doesn’t work that way. You get paid what other people think you’re worth.
On the other hand, if you want to be paid more, you need to work on your reputation. Become so obviously valuable that other people know you’re worth more.
If you’re an employee, bring more value to your boss and your team. Work on the hard problems, become a better teammate and be a leader.
If you’re an entrepreneur, founder, or owner, bring more value to your customer. Build a great team, solve problems that matter and foster long-term trust.
And one more thing: never stop improving.