Commonly referred to as “trading time for money”, linear income is earned in direct relation to the number of hours you work.

Linear Income Examples

Linear income is also known as work income, meaning you receive a paycheck based on how much work you do. Linear income is usually earned by working a given number of hours at a set hourly wage. For example, if you worked 25 hours, you would receive compensation for 25 hours of work. In this model, the only ways to increase the amount of income you earn are to work more hours or obtain a higher hourly wage.

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