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Quitting Day Job A possibility

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by natedogg, May 12, 2015.

  1. natedogg

    natedogg Regular Member

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    Hi everybody,

    When was the right time for you when you full-time marketers quit your day job if you had one? I currently work full-time at my day job and make a good salary. I do IM pretty much full-time as I'm always online and working sometimes till 2am. I don't make money online what I make offline but I'm surely getting there:) I'm not worried about having no insurance, 401K etc. because my wife carries it through her company. My only concern is making a consistent check which I do for the last year about. I might take a chance because... I'M JUST TIRED OF WORKING FOR THE MAN!
     
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    Got fired in 2008 and just figured it out. But, working at home only is isolating and unhealthy. After about 3-4 years of working at home, I decided that 6 months on and 6 months off freelancing was the way to go. I'm just not the type of person who can be happy at the same 9-5 for too long, so I find freelancing gives me freedom and then I take a contract and meet people, make friends and network with like-minded people for a while. Ultimately though the corporate politics and bullshit make me happy to go back into freelancing again.

    But, it's stressful and risky. There are no guarantees.
     
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  3. natedogg

    natedogg Regular Member

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    Very true! I feel like my full-time job I am always walking on eggshells... doing layoffs! Besides, I'm tired of corporate and would like to challenge myself:) Thanks!
     
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    true dat , its exciting in the beginning but it starts to get boring and stressful , what I did actually has to do with moving to a small cheap office , you will also feel way much more motivated this way , I talk from my own experience this far
     
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  5. natedogg

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    That is how I would do it... getting my own office space away from my home!
     
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    I've been thinking about doing one of those virtual office spaces where you rent space for a few hours a day. I think it's a good idea.
     
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    that's great to hear , it's a decision you won't regret
     
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  8. natedogg

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    Thanks for the encouragement:) I'm sure many people on this forum are married and doing IM and have a great marriage.
     
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    If your wife stays home and you have kids, you should probably kiss the marriage goodbye. Or, get an office outside of the house. It's not a good environment.
     
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  10. natedogg

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    If you look at my 1st post my wife works a full-time job and carries insurance etc. Thanks
     
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    There are other, cheaper alternatives.

    Library, Starbucks, Hotel Lobbies, Colleges, etc. There are some sites out there that list locations of free wifi (presumably with a nearby bathroom, of course). You could practically travel around the city/region and be working in a different location every day.

    Just make sure you use a VPN to keep all things private.
     
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    Starbucks are great, since they don't care if someone is there 5/6 hours a day. The only draw back is that there is that even at some of the locations with faster internet from google, they can still get pretty clogged up if there is alot of people there, so you need to be able to either RDP to either a home server or a vps/dedi you rent if you plan on doing heavy bandwidth stuff.
     
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    ...it might be a good idea to take a break from p*rnhub.
     
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    Dear God Man...

    Get a drink and relax... LOL

    :cheers:cheers:cheers:cheers:cheers:cheers



     
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    I would say quit your day job if:
    1. Your IM money is stable and constant.
    2. Your monthly IM income can feed you and your family.
    3. You have some nice saving that can feed you and your family for a few months, just in case you fail in the future.

    Just my 2 cent though.
     
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  16. Windmill

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    It all depends on how you're earning your money and how consistent it is. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

    1) Do you have a 3-month nest egg saved up that could support you for 3 months if your IM earnings dried up and you needed to get a new job? If not, don't quit. Save up before you quit.

    2) Have you budgeted your lower-income lifestyle? If not budget it and live off of it for a month to see if it satisfies you before you quit your job.

    3) Is your income stable? By that I mean: Are you in some sort of IM gig whereby you can foresee your earnings continuing for the next 6 months? If your income is swingy - like running ad campaigns that run out of viable leads after a week, and then relying on finding another one - I wouldn't want to quit a job making my money from that. On the other hand, if you're in say affiliate marketing and have leads/sales coming in from multiple channels, then that would be a stable gig.

    Quitting your job is a big decision, and talking to a financial planner if you can would be a good idea.

    For me, I've thought about it. But my job-job is heavily related to what I do, enables a lot of cross-over opportunities, is a tonne of fun and, most importantly, gets me out of the house during the day. I think I'd find it very very isolating not going to work every day, I genuinely enjoy it.
     
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  17. icet208

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    dam guys...are you men or what? a men doesn`t rely on money mentain a women happy. you pay money for bitc.hes not for women