Sometimes there just isn't any money in the budget for a raise, but that doesn't mean you can't be rewarded for your performance. If your employer can't offer you more money, ask for other benefits and perks that will make your life easier.
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Perks are often underestimated or forgotten about altogether. When a higher salary isn't made available for whatever reason, your boss may be more willing to let you work from home periodically, give you extra training classes, or let you have an extra week off. The key is to ask for something your boss has more control over.
The blog Free Money Finance has some additional suggestions at the link below, but remember that the sky is the limit -- keep your options open and you may score something valuable. (That said, don't get so distracted by perks that you aren't paid what you're worth.)
5 Perks to Negotiate When A Raise Isn't An Option [Free Money Finance]