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Thinking about quitting my job...can I do this?!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by moonie, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. moonie

    moonie Regular Member

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    Hello everyone,

    So I have been thinking. I am 21 years old. A full time college student.

    I have been working since I was 15. I started off at 5.50 an hour at Burger King. Worked there for four years. Left making 7.75. Got a job at Best Buy. Making 9 an hour. Not getting many hours (until the week BEFORE FINALS-go figure) but it is nice discount.

    However, after 4 or 5 years of working at these places, I realize I don't have a lot of money saved up for all the hours I worked for. I only have around 4K in my account after 4 or 5 years of working :(

    I have been trying to balance work, IM, and school but it is not working. After thinking, I think I am wanting to drop work. I cannot drop school because it has been a dream of mine to have my own classroom and IM has so much potential from what I see. Work brings in money but only around 400 a month. I think 400-500 a month should be achievable by IM.

    So I am really coming down to it...but wanted some advice. Anything at all? Thanks.
     
  2. oyeah22

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    what part of michigan are you from? jw cuz i used to live there.If you know what your doing then quit.But i wouldn't until you have a steady source of income coming in.TRy investing that lil bit of money you have.
     
  3. moonie

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    Macomb:D You?
     
  4. Gupnup

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    ewhore, get a feel for it, automate it and set everything up. If you try hard you'll be pulling in 5k a month in no time, but only if you commit yourself and are prepared to automate and have verything set out and ready. Also before automation, do manual to get a feel.

    1) Your "style" whats going to be in your messages? You gonna hit em with your aff link first, second or third message?

    2) got your autoresponder/bulk emailer set up and figured out

    3) PVAs? Gonna buy some? Hit up your friends and use their cells/home phones?

    4) Ip solution? Proxies? Dynamic IP? Router? Wireless card?

    5) CL auto poster - if your planning to pull in small amounts of money like youre planning probably not necessary

    6) Reap Rewards


    Oh, wait, I read that you want to become a teacher... sounds like comeone with dignity... so you probably not gonna want to ewhore... but if youre desperate just know
     
  5. moonie

    moonie Regular Member

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    Hahaha. I have dignity.....just not cyber dignity. I can do it. Thank you so much. I have read about ewhoring and want to get into it. I just dont know how to start because everyone I end up ewhoring asks me if I am real and then I get spammed by spambots too. It is crazy.

    I am with Cash University right now. Hear they suck but I don't know who else is so lenient with the traffic.
     
  6. markyr17

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    Yeah, I would have you either do some ewhoring, which has already been suggested, or just start promoting something on craigslist.

    I've been in your position, but it wasn't on purpose. I was actually fired from the shithole I used to call a job. I've been IM ever since. The first day I was fired, I made $700 online. Keep in mind I was already developing a method, I just had the time to fully deploy it: meaning, if you don't have a gameplan, the free time won't help you at all.

    Before you quit, I would come up with a gameplan that is sure to work. See some success with it for a period of time, and then make your final decision.
     
  7. Gupnup

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    Well, honestly Im a noob ewhore too, started not too long ago, but I've gathered some nice info. I currently push $2 email sign ups (no CC). Also, craigslist is the way to go, don't bother with chats, been there done that, most are cheap basterds. I plan to eventually try cc sign ups in the future. But right now since Im very new at this im just going free sign ups. Currently my stats look like this:

    1) 1st message w/aff link
    2) 1 PVA
    3) 1 Ip (home IP)
    4) TheBat autoresponder (hard ot figure out, needed tons of help)
    5) No CL autoposter
    6) Made $38

    Not much, peanuts really, but this has the potential to scale up and its basically a snowball effect. Last night I made $20 =) And by the 11th (cash out time) my goal is min $50 but should be more at around $70-80 at this rate (have 90+ email messages and growing waited to be sent out so that be a pretty $20)

    So, get a hang for it (like I am currently, Im still learning) once you get some money from ewhoring scale it up =)

    I plan to reinvest a majority of my money into:

    Private Proxies
    PVAs

    Thats it, all I need don't need a CL autoposter at the moment so Im fine. And once I expand and invest those $50-70 I can see me getting $30-50 Daily with minimal work and effort.

    Reinvest, scale, expand to diff projects =)
     
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  8. whghost

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    You can make more $ selling articles online every 500 word article gets you about 10$ on forums or you can sell 300 word articles for 3$ on AC .

    You can easily write 2.5k words an hour which should make 50$/hour . Of course you can stick to AC more stbale so say 3k words an hour meaning 10 300 word articles that would give you 30$/hour

    from there invest in PPC and CL ;)
     
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  9. supersenwins

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    Hey there,

    Seeing you in BHW after some time...

    Whatever you feel is right, just GO FOR IT

    I know you can make it BIG in IM..
     
  10. moonie

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    It has been SO BUSY at work (Best Buy) where we sell big holiday items so been working. Plus it is time for finals :(

    But I am thinking about quitting or just not trying to find a job if Best Buy does not keep me after the season.

    And how ya been?
     
  11. omarabid

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    Try to make a steady income before you quit, or even if you don't make that income try to make sources that can make you income!

    There are lot of tricks and places to make money, the hard is only in finding them and finding potential people that will hire you.
     
  12. squelsh

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    Im also at a stage where im making enough money to consider leaving my day job, however I've been stupid enough to do this before with an offline venture.

    I wouldnt leave until you're making a steady income that matches (pref doubles) your day job income and you've been doing that for about six months or so.
     
  13. Jared255

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    1) WTF? Who pays $10 per article?
    2) It's 400 words for AC
    3) 3,000 words an hour is 50 per minute, 1 every .83 seconds. You'd be very hard pressed to do that considering you need to get fresh subject matter every time, write well to get a good upfront payment, etc etc.

    @OP I'd expect more around $10/hour from AC, unless you are going hardcore. Do a couple days of AC, get paid, start on something else or start an outsourcing team (I'd advise against the latter).
     
  14. spaceinvader

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    4k in ur account? you are blessed, i am in 35k debt (£) not from living it up but from a failed business. If you want to use your time for IM then good for you, you have my support. If you want my advice, go live in the wild, get to know who you are. If ur 4k up in this world you are part of the lucky minority. Debt has already enslaved the majority.
     
  15. hotcheats

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    Man, it's going to be sooo hard to get along with internet marketing, a job and school - I know that pain...I wish you determination ...and don't give up. 9-5 life sucks :)
     
  16. syngenetic

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    Don't quit unless you have a steady income coming in.
     
  17. ClThis

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    "Just Do It"

    You have some experience, you have some money stacked you just have to get used to handing yourself a paycheck. It may take a while, depending on experience, but the only way to find out is to try. If you can confidently walk out of your job with that 4k saved, spend it wisely on investments and living you should be up and running in no time. Just remember that you have been used to working for large companies for a while that hand out paychecks, have set training guidelines and, well you know what I'm talking about. In this world, IM, its about you writing the rules.

    Good luck, just quite, trade your working hours for IM hours and you should be good. It feels nice to see your account go up and not ever feeling like its really "work"

    :D
     
  18. Moneymaka

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    If you earn double with IM than what you're earning now, then that might be the time to consider quiting your job. If you're not there, then don't quit.
     
  19. Grandslam

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    First of all, I just wanted to say that I really appreciate these type of threads. It's so pleasant to have humble newcomers come on here and post their current situation. Something about the humanity of it that really intrigues me. I especially like seeing pictures of pieces of people's life, whether it be their car, dorm room, or coffee shop where they work. It just really makes this forum that much more of a community. I'm not sure if other members feel the same way as I do, but I really enjoy learning about other member's daily lives.


    Anyways, in regards to your current situation:

    My friend works at Best Buy as well. He makes $250... every two weeks. I don't know how he doesn't quit or kill himself... seriously. I could never work that many hours and get paid that little. I guess I've always been a hardcore entreprenuer at heart. I hate being told what to do.

    If you are surviving on 400-500 a month, you are sitting on a huge opportunity, let me tell you.

    You should have absolutely no problem making 500/month with IM. Heck, one email submit can make you 1200/month if you know how to pitch it right.

    You can start with anything really, but there are still tons of ways to make money using CL. With your modest goals, you definitely won't need an autoposter, of course you could buy one later once you get the bug. With one ad a day, which is totally plausible from your home computer, you could easily make 500-1,000/month. Think about it - a measly $30/day is 900/month... almost double what you're making as a slave of a multi-national corporation.

    Just look at the CL section on this forum (http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f74-craigslist-other-classified-ads-sites/) and start reading. Twist some methods. See what works for you.

    Seriously, with manually replying you could easily make $50/day on CL.

    With all due respect, by quitting your $500/month job you're not losing that much - you could make $500/month mowing lawns. Its not difficult. You should have no problem making $500/month with IM. No doubt.

    Good luck my friend.
     
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  20. theWombat

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    Its all on you, I worked in the finance industry for years and November was my last month working for the company on a full time basis. I had been averaging mid x,xxx when trying to balance other job with this. I hit xx,xxx today with the slow holidays to follow (and i didnt automate until middle of the month), the key is to have a steady reliable income that allows you the comfort to test other methods, you just have to evolve as fast or faster than the competition.

    Best of luck and no matter what you do finish school.

    :dog_walk2

    i don't know why i used that emoticon there, but I was looking for one and it made me smile.