This is a result of this thread: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-do-die-i-left-my-dayjob-pursue-my-dream.html and a few others I have seen along a similar vein. "Internet Marketing", the broadly adapted term for making money online, is not a guaranteed save-all. If you think you can quit your day job and start IM full time and make enough to support yourself and/or others without a cushion, you are fucked. Why? 1) You were unable to handle a terrible day job in the first place, 2) Your head is in the clouds if you think you'll "never have to work for "the man" again, 3) Nothing about IM is stable or guaranteed, 4) If you've got an idea, it's either been done to death at this point or is extremely high risk. Do you want to pursue IM full-time? Unless you want to end up back in the working world slaving away, I highly suggest following this metric: 1) Develop a solid plan of action. Set goals, milestones, and timelines. Do this several months out at least, and sketch out how you plan on getting there. 2) Have a fall back option. If you have no marketable skills and your magic dream does not pan out, what will stop you from being another unemployed sniveling nutcase? 3) Have enough saved up to last you at least a year. This goes double if you have a family depending on your income to sustain. I've got $80K saved up. I make more doing "IM" work than I do in my 9-5. I still work a day job, and still plan to, at least for another few years. Why? Because I have someone depending on me, because the benefits are nice, and because I'm not comfortable with the instability of the niche I am in. 4) Expect failure. An amazingly high percentage of "IM" pursuits end in failure. How many of these My Journey Discussion threads have died out, not been updated, or ended in failure. "OP, where'd you go?" "Any updates on this?". Why do you think that is? Failed attempts. If you think you will shit the golden egg the first time, the second time, even the third time, you are very, very highly mistaken. 5) Be passionate about what you want. Don't niche hunt for something you have no interest in, or you will end up in the same miserable scenario you were in before. Like biking? Make it work. Don't start a site about bed frames because there's "profit potential". Unless you like bed frames too. I've seen so many delusional-ass threads on here about quitting jobs or quitting school. Get real, man (or woman) the fuck up, and create something that matters before you waste years of your life with nothing to show for it. --- To conclude... If you have created what you think is a solid business plan, or you want a site critique, or you have questions about how much to save before going AWOL, or questions about anything else I have written, please feel free to PM me. I will help you for free, because I'm sick of seeing idiots fail because they lack the common sense to be prepared. EDIT: Removed specific journey-bashing tirade.