So my day job was at a tire plant (throwing tires for 12 hrs). Was by far the worst job I ever had, I really started having some back problems from this job to the point where I was in a lot of pain some days. Finally I decided to quit. I knew if I kept the job then I would have no back left to be able to work again! Being stressed out and broke because all of this and Christmas coming up with no money to buy presents for my son, lets just say it gave me motivation! The day I quit my job is the day I started working. I read some great post about offline marketing using direct mail and put together about 50 packets some for SEO and some for web design. This is great for web design because what I did was find some crappy designed sites that look like they were built in the 90's and I just simply redesigned them in PS and printed out the designs then sent it to them. I did 10 of these and got 2 jobs for web design. For the SEO packets I got 2 jobs as well and paid upfront! So when your down to your last dollar and no job but the knowledge and motivation this is what happens Lets just say Christmas is going to be good and bills will be paid. And most importantly I LOVE my new job! Thanks BHW! and all contributors!