Me=FAIL. Couldn't quit my job after all :(

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BluRoze, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. BluRoze

    BluRoze Registered Member

    Jun 15, 2011
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    So, I had this great idea a week ago:

    "I'll quit my crappy part time job and make tons of money writing SEO articles online! Yippeeeeee!!"

    Well, apparently my writing skills have gone to crap over the last year. I tried to get 2 cents/word for my writing in several places, but no go! Being honest, I think it's only worth 1.5 cents/word now.

    I also spent 2 months writing an ebook which turned out to be crap. Fail.
    And I wrote a quicky $7 report which never sold. Fail.
    I started advertising a keyword research service in another forum. Got one sale. Semi-fail.

    So today, I walk into work and I'm all "Can I revoke my two weeks notice, please?"

    At least I still have a job, but I feel so defeated!! I seriously feel like crap because I know I have to go back to that crap hole 4 days a week.

    But, thanks to BHW, I have lots of hopes to supplement my income...and lots of ways to do so!

    So that's my sob story. I have nobody else to complain to, so I complain to you guys!
  2. kshatriya

    kshatriya Regular Member

    May 17, 2010
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    Sharjah, UAE
    Well enough sobbing. So you may not be the next Charles Dickens, so what?

    Either try to improve your writing or find something else you're good at!
    You never know how close to success you are until you get it.
  3. Uppa839

    Uppa839 Junior Member

    Mar 2, 2012
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    It's tough, believe me I know, but it's not impossible. As many times as you try you will fail more than you will succeed, it is from the fails that you learn, from what you learn you change and it is what you change which ultimately determines if you succeed or fail again. As long as you can identify what you did wrong and change them then it is less likely that you will fail again.

    The part that worries me though is that is that you make it sound like you just discovered IM and decided to write articles. Gotta do a bit more research than that. But then again if a person is complaining they don't wanna hear what they should or should not be doing so put your feet up and have a drink. :beach2(2)
  4. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

    Oct 10, 2008
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    Dude, don't quit your job until you already make a steady amount of cash online, diversified to a hellovalot means and niches. Everything changes.

    Surely, though, writing is something that always is needed. But lots of good writers out there, gotta aim to be the best.
  5. silentthunder

    silentthunder Power Member

    Feb 6, 2009
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    In the pink
    Ha Ha. When u apply yourself in as disciplined a way as your dumb job to the articles your learning curve shortens. You'll pimp it out. You just need to prove out your plan with time and effort. Fail forward fast. Just like your first week on a new job. 20 hours of article writing a week will make u money after a week or two. It's time to quit your job when ur article writing income rivals your part time job.
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  6. phlex

    phlex Registered Member

    Feb 2, 2012
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    Product / Business Developer
    Just keep the chin up! Not every projects works... it's simply like that. I know that from my normal job.. you put a lot of money and time in a project and it simply won't bring in a dime. You simply get up, think of something new and try again. And you have your part-time job, so you have the money you need to live - just work on your own projects, try different stuff until you found something that works. Yes, sure.. that's additional work/time for now.. but it can pay off eventually.