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When is the right time to quit my job?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by techspert, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. techspert

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    Quit and dedicate my time 24/7?
    So been working with I.M for the past 4 months or so. And you know being a newbie and all i didn't really make money to start. Money here and there but nothing big. Lately i been trying to branch out and not put all my eggs in one basket so i got into being a vendor on fiverr. And its actually been going super well. Just hit the $200 mark today with zero investment except for my time spent doing the video testimonials. Anywho i love doing video testimonials for people and fiverr has treated me pretty well this past week (only like 3-6 conversions a day right now). I work a part time job at a pet store (been there for almost 2 years) making $7.75 a hour 27 hours a week. I dont like my shifts sense there 3-9pm everyday which is my favorite time to get work on IM. I still live with my mom yes and really don't have a ton of expenses except for gas being that I'm 18 and freshly graduated. So the question is. When will i know when to quit? Right now i feel that its only a distraction. I have enough money aside to run my IM thing and honestly having more time to dedicate to that is what i want. This pet store takes 5 days of my week with these shifts for really no return except wishing i didn't work there.

    Your probably saying yes yes just stay there a little bit longer, till you make more money online to support yourself. Honestly i have 4 months to give it my all if i full time this I.M thing to get my tail outa my moms house. I need more time to do me. I don't really have anything to lose if i put my 2 week notice in and get my rear busting this stuff out full-time no distractions. I know i can make this happen! Why happen i taken this small step into change...

    What can you guys tell me about this? What can i do about this?

    note:i just don't see making $250 every 2 weeks from all this work at my part time job as beneficial with the unhappiness i have every day towards it, even though i tell myself its only temporary.
     
  2. Zapdos

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    I'd quit now. $7.75 is just a hair above minimum wage in my state and with it being so low you can make more money on fiverr in an hour than there. You also get the freedom of working your own hours and having the ability to make even more than that. At the very least you can make that much with content locking (requires a site), PPD or another low-start strategy.
     
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    Yeah im putting in my 2 week notice next week. Its getting in the way of my IM and i know i have better things i should be doing then working for this low pay. Just have to make this work. It will work :)

    P.S. You reply helped, thanks
     
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    if anyone else wants to pitch in and add a little something to this thread, thatd be great
     
  5. Earnings

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    IM can be quite unstable at first, I would personally wait until you are making double what you would make at your part time job, that way if it dips down 50% your still doing good
     
  6. JimmyWong

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    You're 18. Save up a few grand, quit and move to a new city. Fresh start.

    Fuck going on Fivver and for chump change.

    Get out of your rut and live your life. You will meet people along the way who may open up new doors in business, and in life. (Bang as many chicks on the way).
     
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    Dude I would quit right now and if I was in your case invest my time on IM / learning perhaps a programming language like php and how to make wordpress plugins or other useful stuff on the field.

    Your BIGGEST advantage here is "I still live with my mom yes and really don't have a ton of expenses" so you still have the time to learn, the time to invest to make it big.

    You also mentioned you already have some kick start on fiverr that is great, so do some brainstorming on what you know, what you can do, what you might be able to learn, and what else you can do from it and from there put on the paper what else you can do and I am sure you will do a lot more then 7 bucks.

    Also visit the making money and journey sections here and go trhu some topics and read people's idea and journey I am sure you will find interesting things to do.
     
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    Thanks for that response. Your right it is a huge advantage right now to just take advantage of being here at home a bit longer. Thanks for the positive and useful info. And yeah to the comment above. IM can be risky. But what do i have to lose? I have to make this work. Period
     
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    The internet is a scary world it self, everything you can see on the outside you can find amplifyed on the internet, for instance scammers, so even if you start your journey having nothing and building an empire if you dont take care you can also lose it.
     
  10. JimmyWong

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    How competant are you with HTML & CSS? What about the more simple jobbys like Wordpress?

    Considering you don't have any commitments, you should give it a go. You don't really have much to lose.

    Leave on good terms with your present job should you ever need to be rehired. Tell them you're starting a business.
     
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    The day to quit is the day you know you can go for a week without coming online, and earn at least $150 a day during that time. Automatic revenue gives you a safety net and the time to explore new ideas.
     
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    Yes Jimmy makes a really good point here, dont get out of your current job out of no where, give a proper reason to the owner, make sure to tell them before you let it go so they can take proper action like finding some one else etc and leave it in good terms.
     
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    For sure, I've decided, got my plan, and taking action. Putting 2 week notice in tomorrow with good reason.
     
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    immediately.

    don't even bother with a 2-week notice. :D
     
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    No actually I'm saying "Why is he even creating this thread when he already knows the answer to his question"

    One of the most important skills every entrepreneur needs is the ability to quickly make important decisions and stick by them. Without the ability to make quick decisions you end up wasting so much time. It's better to make quick decisions and be wrong sometimes than be indecisive.

    This isn't a hard decision anyway. You have no expenses and no family to support. Working at a pet store is wasting these precious years when you can live at home and build your business. It's not so easy when you've got your own place and bills to pay, or further down the line when you have a family to support.


    Why? He's living with his mom.

    It also rarely works like that. If you continue to do something you hate, not only does it take up your time but it sucks you of motivation/energy and your "temporary" job ends up lasting for a lifetime.

    Do you have any idea how many people currently working full time jobs have dreams of doing other things? The dreams never happen because people just stay in the jobs forever, needing constant security.

    Even for someone with their own apartment, the only security they need is enough to live for 2 months. ANYONE if they're motivated enough can make enough to pay bills within 2 months. The only reason people fail is because they're lazy/comfortable and dabble here and there, spending most of their time reading stuff or watching tv.
     
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    Start making $3 online for every $1 at work and you are FREE.
     
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    I would prefer to calculate it over a more realistic way, like if you were to pay for all your livings like house rent, energy, water, internet, phone, food, health plan, and whatever other common bills, etc and make that my quote for the minimum amount I need to make.

    You do have the advantage of not having to pay some bills but I would still want to make enough to pay of things on my own, you never know what comes ahead.
     
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    Wow, man on point. Agreed to all of it. Enough said. This topic doesn't even need to move on. Seriously haha made mad sense
     
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    Update: The 2 week notice went in nicely this past Saturday. Excited! Thanks for the help guys really. Im glad I took a well thought step towards my ultimate goals.
     
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    Quit when your residual monthly income from IM is equal to or greater than your monthly income at your job. And I would still wait to see if the income holds steady for at least 3 consecutive months.