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do people actually quit their fulltime jobs for IM?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sogeking, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. sogeking

    sogeking Power Member

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    Because when i get older, to be honest i dont want to join the rest of the world in working from 9 to 5. Because in the grand scheme of things it seems like 75% of the people in the world are wasting their life away doing a job they dont like to do. Working from 9-5 seems like its very boring and you barely have any free time. So im asking you guys, is IM actually your Fulltime job? When im older, im hoping for it to be mine too, or is that even possible?
     
  2. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    IM is a full time job.
    In fact it's more then a fulltime job,
    it's a way of life.
     
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  3. derago21

    derago21 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Full Time job = making someone Rich
    IM = Making yourself Rich

    That's the Difference.
     
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    I never had a full time job,IM is my first and the only job :p
     
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    starcity83 Regular Member

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    You may have to work full time until you are making enough at IM to quit your job. It all depends upon how much you make at IM and how much you need to live at the level of life style that you prefer.
     
  6. healzer

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    What Derago21 said is very true.

    It's like a business... you work in a business or you start your own... hope you see the difference
     
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  7. sogeking

    sogeking Power Member

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    Im assuming you make a lot with IM, do you have an alotted time slot that you work in? Or is it just whenever you want to?
     
  8. Jeevs

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    Sorry I'm a noob...what is full time job? :D
     
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  9. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    I worked a full time job and did IM evenings and weekends for 6 months (basically working 9am till 1 or 2am weekdays and all day weekends and didnt even go out to a bar or did anything else during that period.....until my IM income exceeded my fulltime job income, and quit the job to concentrate on the IM.

    It is a fulltime job on its own really and you need to pay the price in time and effort to get there.
     
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  10. NaixThe7thSage

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    With IM I've seen people make more than the ones wasting their time doing work that gives mental depression. I'm planning to do the same. Full time jobs suck, especially if you have a whiny boss around.
     
  11. oxonbeef

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    The problem there is I always want to.
    The initial excitement when starting a project is addictive, then you start to see
    some revenue and you scale it up until you're making a nice income from it.
    Outsource it and start another project
     
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  12. bk071

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    And you summer it all in just 4 lines... +rep!
     
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  13. thetraveller

    thetraveller Senior Member

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    I did it, and I don't regret it. The good part is that you can keep climbing with the profits. Another good part is that you're your own boss.
     
  14. drogon

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    Surprised you feel this way. i have never found Im to be more steressful than a job...evna low paying one. Sure there is stress but nothing like sitting at a desk all day like a robot and dealing with a crap boss, office politics and people watching all your movements from hwo long you spend at lunch, taking a short break, going to toilet, time on the phone etc etc. not to mention requesting time off is a whole process on its own!

    With IM yes you will have problems but long term if you diversify in sources of internet income you are less likely to get 'hit hard' by a networks/Google.

    Personally i enjoy what i do also so guess i am one of the lucky ones.
     
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    well , after high-school when I go to uni , I had a full time job to cover my spends ... took me like 2 years I think to quit the full time job & the uni :) just for IT/IM :) ... and never go back lol ... since then ... when I look back @ last 10 years sometime I smile with pleasure ; yeh is true sometime you have to face loads of troubles and most of the time you have to be in alert with other craps ... but you know ... I`m happy with my life and I`m sure there are loads of other folks same like me :)
     
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  16. jazzc

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    Your own work is always much better than a job.

    If it 's IM, even better.
     
  17. harrymctavish

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    Yes people actually do this for a living. I am one of them. It is probably more hours than a standard 9 - 5 but you have the option to work as and how and when you want. Nobody to tell you what to do.

    As was mentioned a few posts above the initial start up is the addictive part for me. Get the business to a certain point. Outsource then move onto another start up.

    Thats the world of business and you have to look at this like a business not a job.

    Harry
     
  18. harryv

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    I have a full time job and make pretty good money over 6 figs and I enjoy it. IM is just icing on the cake. I pretty much use whatever I make on IM to buy toys I would normally not buy. But my take is IM is not the only way to become rich or self dependent. If you are young, you need to explore different venues in making stable income to save capital. Not everyone starts out 'rich'. Most people need to work, save a lot of money before they can launch their own business unless you have filthy rich parents. The upside to IM Is that the start up costs are very low. But it is NOT easy money by any means. As many has said, you may spend up to 16 hour in front of a computer for weeks and get NO conversions.

    Go around, network, find out how people made their riches, then imitate. There are some things young guns do better and can capitalize on it. IM is one of them.
     
  19. jab62491

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    IM can replace a full time job but that will take time. It can be very stressful for some to try and get to making money at time and is sometimes very difficult but once you get there it is a great feeling. You do still have to work but you can set your own hours and work were you want to take vaction when you want, much better than being worried about a day job and spending time with family/having your own time. You just need to know that even once you get there you still do have to work it is just in a diffrent way.
     
  20. Coffee King

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    Of course it's possible!

    You're working toward $50 a day right? To some, that is a full-time job!
    Double that and you'll be doing better than most. $36,500 a year (as a starting goal) doing something that's fun? Sounds good to me! Especially if I feel like doing IM work from a hotel out of country! ;]

    Luckily, I only have a part-time job now, so my goal is to be making an IM income of at least $50 a day. Then quit part-time and dive way deeper into the IM world. One day I'll think to myself, "$50 a day? Was my goal really that little?" Haha.

    Just focus and be persistent, and eventually you'll be making enough to live on, and more!
     
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