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Im tired of working a F------ 9 to 5!!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cmiddlet78, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. cmiddlet78

    cmiddlet78 Registered Member

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    My wife and I had a new addition to the family about a month ago and now its time for me to go back to my damn JOB. DAMN i would love to stay home and watch my son grow. I am going to work extremely hard to become a full time IM. How many of you guys kicked the 9 to 5 shit and how long has it been?

    cmiddlet78

    PS. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. smetten2

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    i have some advice: work from 9:30 until 5:30 -> Problem solved

    Greetz

    smetten
     
  3. cmiddlet78

    cmiddlet78 Registered Member

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    Thats true.
     
  4. wowhaxor

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    I've been IM only for about 4 months now, I don't miss waking up early and going to work - watching the clock - etc.

    I do miss the stability, I had a bad week last month and it hurt.
     
  5. cmiddlet78

    cmiddlet78 Registered Member

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    Yea I understand stability is important but just to have all bills paid off and working a part time job while doing IM would be heaven. Not trying to get rich just comfortable.
     
  6. spaceinvader

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    you must work with some great people...the social side is the part i want to get away from.. only ever had 1 job working with decent people... all jobs since then i have worked with 95% backstabbing, snitching, brown nosing, lazy, rude, selfish, arrogant dick wipes. Im quitting my job as a taxi driver on Thursday because 1.. traffic is unbearable these days 2.. i almost hit someone on Saturday because they gave me a shit load abuse because they waited 20 mins for a taxi... if i had a gun i would of shot the fucker.. its time to leave this job before i end up in jail :D:D

    Good luck escaping the 9-5 slavery :)
     
  7. blackmagiquellc

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    Working full time online has been my life for the last 3 years. I've never clocked in and never plan on doing so.

    Good luck on getting away from 9-5 HELL :)
     
  8. Rustie

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    Almost 2 years of hard work 14 hours a day until IM has made me stable income. I guess I was lucky I have a small savings that can support my minimum cost of living before I can live with IM money.

    But I had no choice like you do now, I wasn't had a full time job back then. So I had to succeed in IM or I will screw my ass. At this point then I think you're luckier than I do, so use your advantage wisely. Manage your time and money.

    If you have spare funds to use, take a course on how to code and read a lot about IM before you jump in. Then use the knowledge to choose your business model and master it, this will speed up your time.
     
  9. orbit

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    Having a new baby in the house can mess with your head. I've been there.. Just think of it this way: If you dont go back to work and support them you will have to home and family to return to. Yes they do tend to put you "other" dreams on hold a little bit, but you are a DAD now first and foremost.

    Just IM and dream in your spare time, but dont forget to spend lots of family time. Having a baby changes everything, you have to become everyone and spread yourself thin everywhere, except at the 9-5.

    Basically, put your families priorities first. Dream of a better life and build on the side while keeping a stable income...

    Ps Having kids is fantastic, I love being a father and wouldnt have it any other way. They mean everything to me.
    I did have to learn to balance things but though. Good luck you can do it.

    And congratulations!
     
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  10. AffGuy08

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    Keep your 9-5 job dude, stability is much important for you and your family. Keep going on IM as well until you have enough savings to stop your 9-5 job and take the risk on doing IM.

    I have been doing full time IM for the past 1 year.

    Btw congrats!
     
  11. Maxell

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    I never had a job even I am a master degree holder of computer science, I do work for myself, it can be way more than 9-5 but at the end I have peace of mind and satisfaction that whatever I did WAS for myself not for any fucking moron boss. I have not been lucky got get high result however I support many families hiddenly because I know they are in trouble, that's one of the reason I can never get out of debt :)

    I have a suggestion for you, (there are many people who do this), get your site up and find a programmer who will code scripts for you, then you only work to market them, I know it will involve some basic investment, however it has great returns as you will be earning while you sleep, THAT's true my friend ! take it or leave it :)

    cheers
     
  12. farfetchedmoney

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    One option is to find actual work from home jobs...like customer service positions etc...check out "scams" website for more info on that. You can also try and sell your services on other sites...here is one of my favorite threads from BHW that you can try out.....good luck
    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/34581-how-i-make-green-25-200-day-article-flipping.html
     
  13. istuff

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    Outsource as much as you can. Then, launch your site and quit your job (i know its not that simple) but you have to commit
     
  14. betster77

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    Yep I have that... Used o have a 9-5 for 60k a year. went solo, now I work two days part time/consulting/development for about 40k a year, cut down expenses, live still comfortably (more cooking than pizza hut, etc) but I have 3 other weekdays for Internet Marketing and I have to say It's the best of both worlds...
     
  15. cmiddlet78

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    Thax guys for all your advice. I will focus on becoming dept free (hopefully IM will help with this) for now then move on from there. Thax again for all your advice.
     
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    Congrats on the new arrival... I quit last september running several sites for a few years with everything being stable. Once I quit my revenue has been going downwards, not enough to go back to work but enough to make me peddle faster to grow more sites and increase traffic.

    You just have to have that light at the end of the tunnel, keep the job until you have enough money behind you for at least 3 months. Being @ home with the wife @ kids all the time does have some downsides too... Good luck
     
  17. imontie

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    I'm still young so I don't need a full time job yet.. I go to school full time.

    I make great money online though so I still have no need for even a part time job...

    I still plan on going to college for the experience (i like me some girls, and i like me some vodka)

    But when I'm out of college I plan on renting a nice office so I can "go to work" because I'm a huge procrastinator at home!
     
  18. huggybear_dk

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    First of all congratulations cmiddlet78, I myself have just had a baby girl 2 weeks ago, it's our first baby so we are over the moon. It certainly changes things and i can completely relate about wanting to spend as much time at home as possible.

    I am pretty new to IM but my mission is to replace my 9-5 income with online income, I am on decent money at the moment, about $130,000 per year ( Australian dollars ) so i would need to be making 2,000 per week consistently before I'd consider making the move. My biggest problem is jumping from method to method, technique to technique, so all the usual typical noob errors. So I just need to focus on one and make it profitable. Which one is the hard part.

    D
     
  19. bizedozie

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    don't quit your job unless you have another alternative
     
  20. coreygeer

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    Cmiddlet78: Switching to IM even for part time can be the best decision or worst decision you ever make.

    Now a lot of people from the forum are going to tell you they're making killer money or living comfortably, but the truth is not many people actually make money online. A lot of people try, but a lot of people don't make anything.

    A few pointers:
    - Never mix business with ANYTHING else.
    - Never do business with friends/room mates/etc. Well I guess this can depend on the person but as a safe rule.. I wouldn't.. shit just gets messy.
    - Don't buy E-books/products. All the make money ebooks/products are garbage and they're just another man's way to make money. Believe me, if they were actually making the coin their sales pitch says they would, they wouldn't be selling that product.
    - Don't ever go to DP... unless of course you're selling them garbage which they love. Going to that forum only makes your head hurt and confused how such retarded people can exist.

    When I first started I was a mess.. I quit my job because I was tired of working.. I hated it.. I hated every second of grunt work for shit pay and barely getting by.

    I was running around in circles and I never actually put a method in to use because I needed the money so bad I didn't want to try anything that wasn't guaranteed to work.. so ultimately I ended up doing nothing instead of doing something and went on a little homeless journey for a while.

    I wish someone would have given my advice when I first started.. I was never told anything accept "write articles" or "make a website" when I first started. I didn't have the first clue about wtf an affiliate link even was, I was an online gamer before that.

    I know a lot of people will tell you to keep your job for stability and blah blah.. this is BHW. If you do decide to go IM full time (which it can get addicting).. don't do what I did.. just pick a method/pick something you're good at and go for it.. don't just run around in circles and do nothing like I did. I hate the 9-5 too.. I am not lazy by any means.. I will work my ass off, I just don't want to live like every other average human being who will work his entire life paying things off with an average job just like every one else. If you have a plan or a method, just go for it and you will make it.
     
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