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I HATE MY DAY JOB! Should I take a two week off to read (and learn more) from BHW?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by devil_disaster, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. devil_disaster

    devil_disaster Newbie

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    There is soo much content in this forum. I am simply overwhelmed. I started my first mini blogspot blog some 5 years back out of frustration as I wanted to do something while I was in college itself. All that I have done in last 5 years is:

    • Freelance writing (which has improved my writing style very well and it did help me get published in ProBlogger too.)
    • Irregularly write articles for my tech blog (but there have been times when I haven't written a single article for months and as of now I am earning around $180 a month from my blogs)

    I joined a full time job once my college ended as I wasn't confident that I can earn a lot from IM and guess what .. I see so many people in this forum who are making a killing!

    I have been going through BHW's archives for last few days and it has soo much to learn. I seriously want to read everything.

    I have reached a point where I hate my job, my boss and my salary. Also, I am 26 and looks like I am running out of time. I can understand everything about Black Hat SEO within minutes as I know the basics very well. Unfortunately I didn't implement it ever..never :(

    This thread might look like a personal outburst but I am seriously looking for motivation.

    I am the only earning member of my family and I can't risk leaving my job and then make nothing out of IM. I still hate myself for joining this job. WTF did I do man!! :(
     
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  2. JShearer91

    JShearer91 Junior Member

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    Well the third option is to read the threads in ur free time. Thats what I did, im not making what I want to but Im free. Thats all that matters to me now. I have backup plans in place. But Read Read Read, until your eyes bleed. But not enough to sacrifice your job bro, then you may be in some ish.
     
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  3. KlaAz0r

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    I like this post,

    1. don't leave your job, not yet! because it might doesn't work out for you
    2. there aren't so many that make a lot( keep that in mind)

    I for example make 3-4k euro a month and I am only 16 and go to school from 9-5 so it is possible to start this besides your job. to me you seems like a guy who should make a blog about your interests and focus on that. learn how to build good link etc.

    and it is worth reading this forum! I increased my earnings by a tleast 80% thanks to BHW and I learned so much in the past months about SEO

    I hope this helps you out : ) it's just my idea
     
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  4. TheNatural

    TheNatural Registered Member

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    Keep the day job; you're the only earning member of the family, and do not want to jeopardise that. You might hate your job, but be grateful you have it. There are many people out there who would love to be in your position.

    Start studying IM properly in your free time - find ONE method, and stick to it. Don't try to do too many things at once.
     
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  5. zj09ff

    zj09ff Newbie

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    Wisdom from multiple books about entrepreneurship, self-employment and running an online business, it is recommended that you have about 3 months' worth of your monthly expenses available ready to be spent before you quit your job. Then you gotta start getting more income within that period of time until you equal your monthly expenses and eventually exceed it.

    That is a little risky though. But burning the bridge has a way to make you find the money by hook or by crook. Might not be a bad thing.

    If you want a less risky road, try increase your monthly income from $180/month to say $750/month before you seriously consider quitting your day job. Sacrifices have to be made, less social outings, take time from your routine activity and just crush it.
     
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  6. ash1ey

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    I hated my day job few years back as well. Lucky enough I had internet access at my desk so I would get my work done then spend the rest of the day learning and implementing everything I read.

    Back then however I used to dream about being able to quit my job and work from home. Just keep at it. You (and only you) can make it happen, even if you only spend a couple of hours or so after work a day on IM you will get your breakthrough. Just keep working at it and never give up.
     
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  7. draculia

    draculia Registered Member

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    dude, don't leave ur day just now. It is easy to leave but hard to get and IM takes too long than you can imagine.
     
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    I feel you man.

    While I don't "hate" my day job, I can say that I'm also working on leaving it so I can focus on my IM businesses full-time, travel more and spend more time with my family.

    I'm working hard so I can make at least one third of what I'm making on my current job, and then I'm planning on quitting. So my advice to you is: don't quit your day job (yet), read and implement as much as you can on your free time.

    Best of luck to you man!
     
  9. sixthcutuan

    sixthcutuan Newbie

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    I'd advise you to listen to all the guys above that have given sound advice. Basically don't quit only to find out you don't have the money in the bank to sustain yourself. Good luck whatever you do.
     
  10. charliebones

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    I went through a similar situation personally and whet I did was keep my full-time day job and worked part-time on IM until I got it where I needed it to be to replace my day job, not only with salary but being able to pay for my own helath insurance, etc. I did the math and then set goals for myself so I had something to work toward. My original goal was 6 months, it ended up taking me 8 months but I did it and now I've been full-time IM for nearly 5 years working less hours and making about the same money I was in the corporate world. Good luck to you.
     
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    1. don;t leave your day job
    2. spend 2-3 hours per day browsing around and testing methods
    3. go for something you would love doing
    4. when you start making money with it scale it up
    5. when you make 6 times more money then your days job, quit

    time span: between 2 weeks and 2 years, depending on how trained and determined you are, but this really depends on how much you really hate your day job ;)

    good luck to you buddy :)
     
  12. efwebs

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    For every person making a killing, there are at least 50 more that aren't.

    You should be able to learn enough without taking off time from work to get started and see if it's right for you. Making those first few dollars are the toughest, so if you can get there, then you can decide how many time is worth spending on it moving forward.
     
  13. ddvv84

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    Reading all these archives and all is great but it wont guarantee you anything really. I just also started (a few months ago) by doing just like you say you want to. But let me tell you its still hard. Their is SOOOOOO much information out their its kinda overwhelming at first with where you should start and how you should do it. I personally have changed my strategy liek 30 times it seems. You have to get used to it and feel it just like in any other job or hobby. I'm still trying to just break ground it seems but i do see progress =-]


    My 2 cents
     
  14. th1221

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    I kinda sorta started IMing in 2008, thinking that once I got things under control at my job, I'd be able to focus on this more. It never happened.

    Three years later, I finally realized that I wasn't going to do anything different unless something changed, so I decided to stop waiting for the perfect moment, and just dove right in.

    I read this forum every chance I could, and I learned that there are things I could've done back in 2008, and didn't have to wait until the right moment.

    Here's what you can do right now:

    1. Figure out keyword research
    2. Create a website
    3. Outsource article writing

    Once those things are squared away, you can then start to focus on linkbuilding at your own pace. The good thing about getting those three steps out of the way now is that you can allow your website to age, and take as long as you need before the "real work" of linkbuilding begins.

    And get your resume out there - it makes no sense to stay where you're miserable if you don't have to.
     
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  15. jntarnold

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    This has been my biggest problem. Just focus on one thing. If after a month or so if your going nowhere with it move on to another venture.

    I'm in the same boat as you. You need to be setting goals for yourself on a weekly/monthly basis and stay with your job. Once you have a few sources of incoming rolling in, maybe that will be the right time to leave your job. But for now you should be investing your income (not much, but it adds up) into these ventures.

    Best of luck, actually no luck, just get to work, lots of work
     
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    Listen, I was in EXACTLY the same situation as you, I am also 26. I worked for a few years in I.T, it started off great and I loved it, but I slowly got tired of the same old shit, day in, day out. I almost quit my job in 2009 so I could go full time IM but people talked me out of it, I carried on doing IM.

    Fast forward to this year and I got a new job, hoping it would spark my interest in my I.T career again, it didnt. 3 months into the job and im sick of it already, so I saved up plenty of cash and quit so I could go full time I.M.

    Here are the facts; when I quit my job I wasn't making a huge amount in I.M, so I started doing freelance writing to help pay the bills while my I.M efforts were taking off, right now I'm nearing the end of the my first month of full time I.M and it's been fantastic. I'm not earning as much as I did in my job but I have the skills, confidence and balls to grow this thing until its huge.

    A lot of people will tell you to stick in your job and do I.M part time, this is pretty solid advice but it wont fix your problem with your shitty job. At the end of the day, I.M requires time and lots of it, I simply couldnt have enough hours in the day to do it properly part time and thats why I quit.

    If you have money saved up and know that you don't have to worry about bills for at least 6 months AND you have the confidence and motivation to go full time then I say do it, do it and never look back. Being stuck in a job you hate can absolutely kill you mentally and I wouldnt wish it upon anyone, some of us simply werent cut out for 9-5's and mundane routines in the office.

    Good luck whatever you choose.
     
  17. Ranko Jones

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    No.

    Take two weeks off to PRACTICE IM :).

    Or better yet, quit your job, live on welfare and do IM full time.
     
  18. ddvv84

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    Or since he has a job, just get fired and collect unemployment =-] win/win
     
  19. djhickory

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    don't quit your job
    wait till you get some niches going that bring in some steady income,
    do this on your spare time, as i do, i just found this site recentley, and i do read to my eyes bleed no joke, I came here looking to learn some flagging methods, theres so much stuff here on how to make money it riducoulous, i have a droid, would never go on the internet when im out and about, now i cant stop reading stuff on here,very educating, and i admit it im addicted:eek:
     
  20. eng152

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    I also is same situation. I'm an engineer who works for a company and spend free time with IM. I still earn around $1500/month with IM and $400/month for my day job. But I gain my knowledge and improve the income and plan to stop my day job when I earn $10,000/month to stay at home.
    You don't need to stop it now. Just make a goal and earn that amount and wait few more months to confirm the stable income. Don't forget to save money. It's really useful to spend with PPC, SEO tools and articles.