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Going Back To Work Sucks!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by crazyone, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. crazyone

    crazyone Newbie

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    I hate this, but I have had to swallow my pride and accept that for now I have to go back to work a 9-5 job.

    I shutter at the idea, but it is a rapidly approaching reality. I just need to make some more money so I can take care of my family and internet marketing for me just hasn't been covering the bills.

    You know the crazy thing is that I actually have been working from home for over a year, completely sustained by Internet profits. I'm proud of what I've accomplished. Unfortunately, the money is almost all dried up so I have to get a job.

    My problem is that I can't seem to get anything working for me any more. I mean I even have my own products, membership sites, and blog networks. With all that I can't seem to make just $4000 a month.

    Maybe I need to be more "black hat". I just can't seem to bring myself to it though. I have always felt that I could make it the "white hat" way, even though ironically I am on a "black hat" forum. Foolish I know.

    I am no fool when it comes to Internet Marketing though, but I am obviously not smart enough to sustain myself through Internet Marketing. I honestly feel like giving up.

    If it weren't for my commitment to my current members and this nagging fear of being tied to a job for the rest of my life, I probably would have quit a long time ago.

    I'm just here venting. Maybe this post will matter to no one, but I just felt that maybe I should share some honest feelings about this to get it off my chest.

    Tomorrow I go in for an interview for a programming job I know I will probably get, because I know my stuff. While this would be exciting for many people to get a job, I'm actually afraid that they will say, "You're Hired!"

    I know I need the money. I know my family needs the money. I just have this cognitive dissonance going on inside me right now, because working a job is completely contrary to my dreams.

    Going back to work sucks.
     
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  2. stealthisblog

    stealthisblog Regular Member

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    Hey,

    Sorry to hear about everything. I agree, at the moment you should probably get a 9-5 job to support yourself. But don't expect to keep it too long. If you have been sustaining yourself on an IM income for a year, I'm sure you have the knowledge and ideas to get back into it and quit your job once again.

    One word of advice: most definitely don't go blackhat. I know this is a blackhat forum, but blackhat is one of the most insecure, tentative income sources around, as most methods rely on abusing services and/or others. Stay whitehat and work at it and I'm sure you'll quit your job soon enough.
     
  3. helpnub

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    Just think mentally that it's a temporary thing. In the meantime save, test, refine and get that IM working again. With some financial pressure off it may help with your IM.
     
  4. crazyone

    crazyone Newbie

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    Appreciate the advice. It's hard to understand where I made the wrong turn, but it obviously happened. I don't plan on keeping this job forever, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

    Amazingly, I quit my last full time job to pursue my dreams and do Internet Marketing full time. I lasted a year. Maybe next time longer. :)
     
  5. crazyone

    crazyone Newbie

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    You're right. Financial pressure can make you get desperate. That's why I'm getting the job. :( I'm just trying to remember that this is temporary like you said. Thanks for the encouragement.
     
  6. xfactornos

    xfactornos Regular Member

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    lol or you could stop spending so much money :). I dont know where you live but 4k a month is a ton of money. My dad makes around 2.6-3k a month and we live pretty good :).
     
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    He has mentioned that he has a family and sometimes 4k might not be enough to support a large family.

    To the OP, don't feel so bad about going back to work. I am single and not really making any money in IM right now but am gearing up towards it. Since I am single, I am just dipping into whatever savings I have to keep me going.

    Whatever you do, do not give up on your IM completely. It is your ticket to riches. If you go join your job and get immersed over there, you will start to live for the security of the next paycheck. You will slowly start to settle for everything that is limited by that paycheck.

    Go get a job but put in the extra hours and effort into your IM. It will make you rich one day. Your job will not. $4k a month is an awesome figure and you should keep that going at all costs even if it means 80+ work hour weeks. Don't give up on IM.

     
  8. crazyone

    crazyone Newbie

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    Well I live near Dallas, TX and $4k would be just enough to pay all the bills and have a little left over to take my wife out to a movie and dinner every once and a while. It's not very much when you really think about it, considering I do own a house that needs to be paid for.

    That's not much for a family in Texas. That would be great if I was single, but things change when you add a wife and children to the mix.

    Oh and I know you don't know me so there is no way you would know how little money I spend on leisure activities or hobbies, but I assure you trying to build a sustainable business, raise a family and buy a small house, leaves little left over for fun.
     
  9. xfactornos

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    yeah the cost of living must be really high there. We are a family of 5 and we are all supported off from around $3k a month. We all have car's and two of us are in college. Plus we have a nice house and lots of land.
     
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    crazyone Newbie

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    You took the words right out of my mouth! Thanks for understanding and I appreciate the encouraging words.
     
  11. crazyone

    crazyone Newbie

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    Wow. Where do you live? Maybe I just need to move! :)
     
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    Going back to work may give you the motivation to think of new IM ideas. Or do I what I do, make IM your side job that brings in extra income. A regular 9-5 job isn't so bad if you do something you like.
     
  13. mccullum

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    i think that is a good decision.not having a job and not earning enough money through IM will only lead to frustration.now that you are going back to 9-5,make sure that you concentrate a little on IM too.do not quit.
     
  14. crazyone

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    Yeah probably not so bad, I just have to sacrifice my freedom and that's a tough cookie to swallow. After you've been working from home for over a year, it becomes really difficult to go back to a 9-5.

    But hey, you do what you have to.
     
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    crazyone Newbie

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    You are so right. Frustration is what made me start this thread. I already feel better now because I am already amazed at how many people actually care.

    I would probably never share this with any of my customers or clients because I would sacrifice my credibility, but the anonymity that comes with being "crazyone" allows me to be much more open.

    My customers or clients would probably never believe I would start a thread like this, because I always try to stay positive with them.

    I'm really thankful we have this place to share and be "real" . . . even if being "real" means no one really knows who I am.

    Thanks again.
     
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    i never had a job but to be honest with u...working for yourself can be harder than working a 9-5...i work from the time i get up till the time i go to sleep everyday...including sundays...more than 12 hours/day...but to be honest...i take about an 1/2 hour off to play with the kids and eat every few hours...but my theory is work hard while im young and enjoy the fruits when i get older
     
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    i totally feel for u.

    I used to work for MNCs.... even in China 7 yrs. and then did my own business.

    Came back home, worked for a local SME and couldn't take the shit so came out and did my own home business.

    Been 2 yrs now..... I really hope I can make it this yr and not go back to the workforce. Shudder at the thought too.

    But life is as sucks. If u dun make it, u have to face up to reality. Going back to work is to sustain ur basic needs. Still, dun give up on IM. Do it during ur free time. And when u hit another big one, make enough out of it to fire ur boss :)
     
  19. Orator

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    Internet Marketing is damned hard to give up, I enjoy the freedom of it and the idea of being my own boss. I'm sure you've thought of everything, and I really don't know your current business model but have you ever considered running a WSO? Your obviously successful enough to know what your talking about, and there pretty easily impressed over there. I make a decent income from that place, and it seems the more shiny and flashy the WSO the more it sells.
     
  20. howard_hughes

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    hey mate, sorry to hear that. Just wish you lots of success ahead, both in 9-5 and IM.

    Take Care.