Could you be making more money?


I saw this sentence above in the cover of a magazine and I want to know what the difference between this expression and “Could you make more money?”.

I’d appreciated if you explain.


There is not a huge difference. However, “be making” evokes a more vivid picture of the person actually earning the money, whereas “make” seems to be talking more about a hypothetical or future situation.

quite intriguing post