Quit My Job Today. My Journey Begins...

by Kush Sharma 109 replies
Hi Warriors,

Just registered for Warrior forum. I had been reading almost every thread during the last 4 months, and that too from work. ha!

I started affiliate marketing exactly two months back. I have three websites now, none of them making any money as of now.

But everyday as i learned more and more about it, i just kept getting more frustrated, as i felt the opportunity cost of working for someone else was too high when i could easily utilize those 9-10 hours focusing on my own work.

So today turned out to be the last straw. I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.

In a pretty i-take-no-**** dramatic fashion, i handed my resignation.

I know it's not the wisest thing to do considering i should have made some money first, but this is not the first time i have taken a decision that is solely based on intuition and requiring a massive amount of courage.

I'm ready to work even harder. I'm ready to design my life the way i always wanted, once and for all.

Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Hardee
    May I suggest offering services for more immediate income while you wait for your sites to make money?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
      Originally Posted by Chris Hardee View Post

      May I suggest offering services for more immediate income while you wait for your sites to make money?
      yes, that's very much on the agenda. In fact, freelancing is a huge part of my plan.

      By the way, how do i thank a post?
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      • Profile picture of the author mysterrio
        Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

        yes, that's very much on the agenda. In fact, freelancing is a huge part of my plan.

        By the way, how do i thank a post?
        You think a post by using the THANK button that should be at the bottom .
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    • Profile picture of the author KevL
      Originally Posted by Chris Hardee View Post

      May I suggest offering services for more immediate income while you wait for your sites to make money?
      What he said...
      As far as I'm concerned, offering services is the only real way to make fast money online. In my opinion, the very best way for web marketers to start out is by using their wider range of web marketing knowledge to offer services to local offline businesses - to them, the kind of stuff you know is like rocket science... and possibly just as explosive in terms of ability to make a difference to their business.

      For example, lets say you go to an existing business & tell them that you can set up list building and marketing for them, put in a form and an incentive to sign up, and one or two follow up messages. To most WMers this is childs play - but to an established business who has never done such a thing before (and I can tell you most have not) this is something which will impress the heck out of them, and when they see the results, may well impress the heck out of them even more. You can easily charge a few hundred bucks or more for doing something like this which would be a few hours work, , and they'll need a list marketing solution so you can sign them up to this using your affiliate link which makes you an extra monthly.

      This is just one suggestion - think of all the things you know how to do, or that you can get done from someone on here, and make a nice margin from.

      Then as you go along, create your own sites & work on them - your service work replaces your job as your income until you reach a point where you don't need to offer the services if you don't want to
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    All the best with your future endeavors!

    Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
      Originally Posted by RoyChan View Post

      All the best with your future endeavors!

      Cheers!
      Thank you!!
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  • Profile picture of the author rajeevsh
    That's a brave decision, so good luck!

    You seem to have started right. The only thing I would recommend against is getting on a buying spree. There's a steep learning curve when you're going through trial and error at the start but it's all very helpful an year or two into it. The little things that you know, the experience you get, all of that counts.

    Also, as someone else said, you may think of providing some services while you build your sites. It will get some immediate income flowing, but, again, you need to set your own limits. Services can sometimes be easy money, but if you have left your job to do something specific, you'd rather do that.

    Good luck, again!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
      Originally Posted by rajeevsh View Post

      That's a brave decision, so good luck!

      You seem to have started right. The only thing I would recommend against is getting on a buying spree. There's a steep learning curve when you're going through trial and error at the start but it's all very helpful an year or two into it. The little things that you know, the experience you get, all of that counts.

      Also, as someone else said, you may think of providing some services while you build your sites. It will get some immediate income flowing, but, again, you need to set your own limits. Services can sometimes be easy money, but if you have left your job to do something specific, you'd rather do that.

      Good luck, again!
      Thanks. Yes, i have read a lot about the shiny syndrome or something like that. I will avoid that. Though i had already bought Mark Ling's product much before.
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      • Profile picture of the author serryjw
        Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

        Thanks. Yes, i have read a lot about the shiny syndrome or something like that. I will avoid that. Though i had already bought Mark Ling's product much before.
        What do you do? There are several freelance websites depending on your skills.
        Good Luck!
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        • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
          Thanks everyone. Good to see all the encouragement. The people saying it's a wrong move are justified in a way too and i've made a note of all the points. But i would just like to point out that i had a plan in place much before i made this move.

          Anyway, i haven't wasted any time since quitting my job. Just 10 hours of sleep in 2 days. Rest has been spent in front of the computer. Will keep the forum updated on my progress for sure once i develop something significant.

          For all those who are asking about my job, i was working with a top 1000 Alexa website as an internet /social media marketer. But i was relatively safer in "cheating" them as they did not have a non-compete clause in the contract (i had double checked that)
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I personally would not quit a job unless you already have an OK income online. I would look for a new one even though you don't have the employee mindset right now. You need cash flow and it does not seem that you are earning any money from your internet efforts at the moment.

    I really hope that even though you are going to spend a lot of time online now, since you quit your job, that you get the ball rolling and don't get frustrated if things don't work out.

    Good luck and never give up no matter what happens.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      I personally would not quit a job unless you already have an OK income online. I would look for a new one even though you don't have the employee mindset right now. You need cash flow and it does not seem that you are earning any money from your internet efforts at the moment.

      I really hope that even though you are going to spend a lot of time online now, since you quit your job, that you get the ball rolling and don't get frustrated if things don't work out.

      Good luck and never give up no matter what happens.
      Thanks, but i like situations in which I'm under immense pressure. Having everything ready before quitting would be too easy for me. After all I'm an Arsenal fan
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    You sound like a hard worker! Keep positive and follow someone successful and don't re-invent the wheel. You will do it. Most of all.... Keep patience
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  • Profile picture of the author TeamBringIt
    Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    Just registered for Warrior forum. I had been reading almost every thread during the last 4 months, and that too from work. ha!

    I started affiliate marketing exactly two months back. I have three websites now, none of them making any money as of now.

    But everyday as i learned more and more about it, i just kept getting more frustrated, as i felt the opportunity cost of working for someone else was too high when i could easily utilize those 9-10 hours focusing on my own work.

    So today turned out to be the last straw. I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.

    In a pretty i-take-no-**** dramatic fashion, i handed my resignation.

    I know it's not the wisest thing to do considering i should have made some money first, but this is not the first time i have taken a decision that is solely based on intuition and requiring a massive amount of courage.

    I'm ready to work even harder. I'm ready to design my life the way i always wanted, once and for all.

    Cheers.
    Good luck! If i can help you in anyways...send me a pm

    It is exciting times, for you and a bit scary too. The server guy was a bozo and don't take it personally. You were just trying, to better your life. Just do know, that making money online--takes lots of effort, planning and staying with the plan.

    Your first, rule ..is to find out what kind of business model you want to follow:

    1.Affiliate Marketing
    2.Product Creation
    3.CPA marketing

    Choose one and then do whatever you can to become great at it. There are many, resources here on the forum, use them and benefit from them!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
      Originally Posted by TeamBringIt View Post

      Good luck! If i can help you in anyways...send me a pm

      It is exciting times, for you and a bit scary too. The server guy was a bozo and don't take it personally. You were just trying, to better your life. Just do know, that making money online--takes lots of effort, planning and staying with the plan.

      Your first, rule ..is to find out what kind of business model you want to follow:

      1.Affiliate Marketing
      2.Product Creation
      3.CPA marketing

      Choose one and then do whatever you can to become great at it. There are many, resources here on the forum, use them and benefit from them!
      Yes, i know it takes a lot of effort. Not knowing the technicalities, i found it pretty hard to set up my websites. But now it's a walk in the park.

      As for the model, i'm into affiliate marketing because i feel it's the next best thing to having a really valuable product.

      I don't blame the server guy. Everyone has a job, he was doing his.

      Thanks for the encouragement.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    I am personally against someone quitting a job until they can replace their income, but good luck...
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Unfortunately, quitting your job or being let go because you weren't doing the work you were being paid for is approaching working for yourself from a position of weakness rather than strength. It's not a good idea to quit without a hefty savings account to get you through until something you do starts working.

    If you have any marketable skills, I recommend posting in Warriors for Hire (costs $20 for a listing) and offering your services. It's the quickest way to get some money rolling in.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Unfortunately, quitting your job or being let go because you weren't doing the work you were being paid for is approaching working for yourself from a position of weakness rather than strength. It's not a good idea to quit without a hefty savings account to get you through until something you do starts working.

      If you have any marketable skills, I recommend posting in Warriors for Hire (costs $20 for a listing) and offering your services. It's the quickest way to get some money rolling in.
      I agree, but it's just that i have a plan, and i'm pretty confident of myself.

      Thanks. I'll look into the warriors for Hire section.
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  • Profile picture of the author TeamBringIt
    I will say this much, these folks are right. Jumping into IM or making money online is no cake-walk, there is no guarantee or anything. Having some sort of income, while doing IM is important. Keep doing IM, but do have a side job and get some income, coming in.

    Wish you, the best-of-luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
      Originally Posted by TeamBringIt View Post

      I will say this much, these folks are right. Jumping into IM or making money online is no cake-walk, there is no guarantee or anything. Having some sort of income, while doing IM is important. Keep doing IM, but do have a side job and get some income, coming in.

      Wish you, the best-of-luck!
      Thanks, but working for someone else isn't a cake-walk either, especially for reasonably intelligent people. The opportunity cost is too high, which just cannot be offset by appraisals, unless you are working with a very well reputed company in particular niches like investment banking, consulting, etc. Not only that, i feel it's a waste of one of the biggest natural assets that we possess - time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sagar Mehta
    Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

    In a pretty i-take-no-**** dramatic fashion, i handed my resignation.
    I think you got what you deserved from the company you were working at. You were working on your own stuff on the company's expense and time.

    BUT, if that's the motivation you needed to start shaping your life - good on ya, mate.

    Am not sure if you're the one who pays the bills at your place, but if you are, I do recommend offering some kind of services to others while you get your sites up to speed. It might be some time before revenue from your sites would match up your salary that you gave up, so it would be good to have something that brings in the money while you also keep working your site.

    All the best!

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    • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
      Originally Posted by Sagar Mehta View Post

      I think you got what you deserved from the company you were working at. You were working on your own stuff on the company's expense and time.

      BUT, if that's the motivation you needed to start shaping your life - good on ya, mate.

      Am not sure if you're the one who pays the bills at your place, but if you are, I do recommend offering some kind of services to others while you get your sites up to speed. It might be some time before revenue from your sites would match up your salary that you gave up, so it would be good to have something that brings in the money while you also keep working your site.

      All the best!

      Sagar
      True. As i said, offering services is a big part of my plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author New Comer
    What kind of services do you guys suggest? I also have no job and want to do the internet thing full time. I was thinking I could submit links to social bookmarking sites with a gig on fiver or something? I mean thats fairly easy.....you just log in, submit link and youre done lol. Do you think I'd get many gigs though? I know theres a few people on there that do that
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Originally Posted by New Comer View Post

      What kind of services do you guys suggest? I also have no job and want to do the internet thing full time. I was thinking I could submit links to social bookmarking sites with a gig on fiver or something? I mean thats fairly easy.....you just log in, submit link and youre done lol. Do you think I'd get many gigs though? I know theres a few people on there that do that
      People talk a little bit too easy about offering services and making money fast.

      I tried the Fiverr thing and made 4 sales in like 2 months.

      I tried to sell SEO services on this forum and it took almost 4 months before it took off, till that time I made like 3-4 sales a month, almost the same as what I paid for the bump fee's.

      Perhaps it's different with WSO's but not sure if that's what you want as I think most of the WSO's suck really hard but well.

      Anyway, I admire your courgage, just make sure you have backup plan as you can not expect to make much money in the first months, even not with services unless you are a real marketing talent or have a lot of luck. Especially with SEO services everyone is selling the same so you need something unique, and uniqueness costs money (like your own network for example) but even then it's hard to make sales, about 3/4th of my revenue is repeat business.

      So you might want to look for a part time job so that you at least have some money for rent and food.
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      • Profile picture of the author New Comer
        Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

        People talk a little bit too easy about offering services and making money fast.

        I tried the Fiverr thing and made 4 sales in like 2 months.

        I tried to sell SEO services on this forum and it took almost 4 months before it took off, till that time I made like 3-4 sales a month, almost the same as what I paid for the bump fee's.

        Perhaps it's different with WSO's but not sure if that's what you want as I think most of the WSO's suck really hard but well.

        Anyway, I admire your courgage, just make sure you have backup plan as you can not expect to make much money in the first months, even not with services unless you are a real marketing talent or have a lot of luck. Especially with SEO services everyone is selling the same so you need something unique, and uniqueness costs money (like your own network for example) but even then it's hard to make sales, about 3/4th of my revenue is repeat business.

        So you might want to look for a part time job so that you at least have some money for rent and food.
        I think Im supposed to go back to my job soon, but Im debating if I want to or not. I live at home so Im basically "mooching" off my parents but they don't mind. They know Im not just bumming it here and I hardly ever go out or do anything. I started off selling beats online but now Im wanting to branch into other things. I know theres tons of money out here, I just have to find my niche!

        Trust me, I already know it's not "easy" fast money haha
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      • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
        Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

        People talk a little bit too easy about offering services and making money fast.

        I tried the Fiverr thing and made 4 sales in like 2 months.

        I tried to sell SEO services on this forum and it took almost 4 months before it took off, till that time I made like 3-4 sales a month, almost the same as what I paid for the bump fee's.

        Perhaps it's different with WSO's but not sure if that's what you want as I think most of the WSO's suck really hard but well.

        Anyway, I admire your courgage, just make sure you have backup plan as you can not expect to make much money in the first months, even not with services unless you are a real marketing talent or have a lot of luck. Especially with SEO services everyone is selling the same so you need something unique, and uniqueness costs money (like your own network for example) but even then it's hard to make sales, about 3/4th of my revenue is repeat business.

        So you might want to look for a part time job so that you at least have some money for rent and food.
        Yep thanks, I've saved enough to live comfortably for the next 8-9 months. And i'm pretty sure i will be making more money by then than what i was making now.

        Another factor is that my living expenses are very low, not only because i ma from India, but because i follow a minimal lifestyle, spending on "experiences" rather than materialistic things.
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        • Profile picture of the author cashcow
          Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

          Yep thanks, I've saved enough to live comfortably for the next 8-9 months. And i'm pretty sure i will be making more money by then than what i was making now.
          It's good that you have that money saved. Just make sure you aren't making business decisions from a place of desperation because you need money now.

          Make your decisions based on the long term goals of your business (which usually means no money now in favor of more money at some future date).

          Sure, it's all well and fine to offer "services" but don't forget those services are going to eat into the time you have to spend on your business which is the exact reason you stated on the OP that you didn't want to work a job. Providing a service is a job with the difference being you don't get a steady paycheck and you have to go out and find the next client in order to get paid.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
            Originally Posted by cashcow View Post

            It's good that you have that money saved. Just make sure you aren't making business decisions from a place of desperation because you need money now.

            Make your decisions based on the long term goals of your business (which usually means no money now in favor of more money at some future date).

            Sure, it's all well and fine to over "services" but don't forget those services are going to eat into the time you have to spend on your business which is the exact reason you stated on the OP that you didn't want to work a job. Providing a service is a job with the difference being you don't get a steady paycheck and you have to go out and find the next client in order to get paid.
            That's true but in the initial stages, a lot of my plan does depend upon freelancing and offering services. I'm trying to create an online portfolio, which will ultimately tilt towards working on only those things which are under my control.
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          • Profile picture of the author Chris Hardee
            Originally Posted by cashcow View Post

            Sure, it's all well and fine to over "services" but don't forget those services are going to eat into the time you have to spend on your business which is the exact reason you stated on the OP that you didn't want to work a job. Providing a service is a job with the difference being you don't get a steady paycheck and you have to go out and find the next client in order to get paid.
            This is so true. It can be a challenge to write for others when you want to work on your own projects.

            It requires a great deal of discipline.
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          • Profile picture of the author rajeevsh
            Originally Posted by cashcow View Post

            Sure, it's all well and fine to over "services" but don't forget those services are going to eat into the time you have to spend on your business which is the exact reason you stated on the OP that you didn't want to work a job. Providing a service is a job with the difference being you don't get a steady paycheck and you have to go out and find the next client in order to get paid.
            This is very, very true.

            However, you should keep in mind that while a service might not be your cup of tea, it, too, is scalable. You will, of course, start off by trading your time for money, but *if* you manage to do a good job and get a few clients at the start, you can always build a team that can do the heavy lifting unless you are the very core of your business which, in any case, is a very dangerous situation.

            I have a few clients who are with us for over two years now. Two years is a long time, and a lot of things change, but that's a great upside of providing a good service. Also, it's a great learning experience. You get to learn a lot about marketing, positioning a business, etc.

            A service business could be just as scalable as a product business although you have to set up processes, hire the right people, put checks and balances in place, etc. The one thing that I'm always troubled with is people management. It's a pretty difficult task, at least when you are coming off a job where you got instructions from someone else.

            Having said that, you have to keep your bigger goal in mind all the time. I've made this mistake of missing the forest for the trees, and that's a real setback in terms of time. You keep working on the small things and a few months have gone by already. Review your goals and... you haven't made any progress.

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        • Profile picture of the author kevin jackson
          Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

          Yep thanks, I've saved enough to live comfortably for the next 8-9 months. And i'm pretty sure i will be making more money by then than what i was making now.

          Another factor is that my living expenses are very low, not only because i ma from India, but because i follow a minimal lifestyle, spending on "experiences" rather than materialistic things.
          Now this makes a HUGE amount of difference. So many newbies and what not come in here desperate to make next week's rent payment and have all types of sad stories. Nothing wrong with sad stories but starting, funding, building and maintaining a small business online is not another Mcdonald's paycheck coming at you in a couple weeks or so.

          Building a business is not supposed to be about desperately struggling to pay your bills quickly.

          The freelance job thing is great but that too is a market on it's own with it's own rules. It is just another job market where you want ot get hired and the same rules apply in the online jobs freelance market that apply in the offline jobs world. People want to hire you but they want quality work usuually with some experience and specialized skill. The same thing anyone would want when hiring someone's services.

          That particular job market is also flooded with competitors competing with you to get hired for your job. Some of them provide high quality work with specialized skills and experience at a price that may be hard to beat.

          One thing about it though. If you are good at sales and know how to close cold calls, warm calls or hot calls then you are 95% in the door. Remember that's IF you are good at it. Salesmanship is just another skill like any other skill set but it can pay hugely, handsomely and quickly depending on what you sell and who you sell to.

          If you take your time, assess your skills and resources and work smart on a daily and consistent basis you will eventually begin to see some modest success. You may even become a huge success but of course there are no guarantees in life. But the possibilities are limitless if you put in the proper time and workload.

          Hope everything works out for you. Keep us posted on your progress.
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  • Profile picture of the author kingrich21470
    Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

    So today turned out to be the last straw. I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.

    In a pretty i-take-no-**** dramatic fashion, i handed my resignation.
    The job you was working for, could you do the same work and make money with that? If you so, i would start with that.

    Good Luck in the future...
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    • Profile picture of the author unclejoe
      I have been at this a long time and one thing i have learned is that in internet marketing you need
      1 .time to do it right ( which you have now}

      2. money to pay for hosting training and out sourcing. You will soon learn that you cant do everything with your business and you will need to hire people to do most of it. This is where it gets hard how to spend wisely and get the most bang for your buck.

      anyway good luck to you.................... you have lots of courage
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        Originally Posted by unclejoe View Post

        I have been at this a long time and one thing i have learned is that in internet marketing you need
        1 .time to do it right ( which you have now}

        2. money to pay for hosting training and out sourcing. You will soon learn that you cant do everything with your business and you will need to hire people to do most of it. This is where it gets hard how to spend wisely and get the most bang for your buck.

        anyway good luck to you.................... you have lots of courage
        Number 3. Desire.

        True, it won't make you any money in and of itself, but I have been in the position of working full-time at home, and then losing it. After a few years back out in the corporate world, I can see how one's desire can be a huge motivator.

        Depending on the person, that motivation can push you to work harder, or to do something reckless.

        I truly wish the OP the best of luck. I know where you're coming from.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Sounds like you quit to avoid being fired.

      There's one basic you need to grasp immediately. At your job - you were "investing" time in exchange for a specific amount of money.

      You not only need to invest time and money in IM - you need to focus on doing the work required. Decide what you will do - make a business plan, set realistic goals - and get to work.

      At work, you were cheating your employer by not doing work you were being paid to do. If you goof off in your online business, there isn't any money coming in.

      Forget the "lifestyle" and the "big money" and focus on a way to produce enough income to replace the job...then go on from there.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
        Wondered when someone was gonna point out he was "cheating" his employer...

        Sharing quite so much about yourself isnt always a good thing...

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        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Sounds like you quit to avoid being fired.

        There's one basic you need to grasp immediately. At your job - you were "investing" time in exchange for a specific amount of money.

        You not only need to invest time and money in IM - you need to focus on doing the work required. Decide what you will do - make a business plan, set realistic goals - and get to work.

        At work, you were cheating your employer by not doing work you were being paid to do. If you goof off in your online business, there isn't any money coming in.

        Forget the "lifestyle" and the "big money" and focus on a way to produce enough income to replace the job...then go on from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author george b
    Its going to be tough under the considering the the circumstances, but good luck to you, and keep this thread updated with how you are doing.

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      Originally Posted by george b View Post

      Its going to be tough under the considering the the circumstances, but good luck to you, and keep this thread updated with how you are doing.

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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    What kind of services do you guys suggest?
    Honestly I don't see any services that pay enough money to pay bills right away. You can do writing and graphics, but even that is a small price.

    The OP says he does not take no sh.. but the world does not need anymore bad asses. One of the I.M commandments is NEVER quit your job until you have money saved and have replaced your income. He is not only off to a bad start but he crippled himself by quitting his job. I hope the best for him, but it is what it is, a dumb move if you ask me.
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    • Profile picture of the author New Comer
      Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

      Honestly I don't see any services that pay enough money to pay bills right away. You can do writing and graphics, but even that is a small price.

      The OP says he does not take no sh.. but the world does not need anymore bad asses. One of the I.M commandments is NEVER quit your job until you have money saved and have replaced your income. He is not only off to a bad start but he crippled himself by quitting his job. I hope the best for him, but it is what it is, a dumb move if you ask me.
      Being a 19 year old kid that lives at home, I dont have to many bills to worry about other than my autoresponder and hosting. Good avenues to offer graphics and writing on? I just need to stack a lil dough for some PPC and next months hosting bill lol I have some photoshop experience
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    • Profile picture of the author KevL
      Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

      Honestly I don't see any services that pay enough money to pay bills right away. You can do writing and graphics, but even that is a small price.

      The OP says he does not take no sh.. but the world does not need anymore bad asses. One of the I.M commandments is NEVER quit your job until you have money saved and have replaced your income. He is not only off to a bad start but he crippled himself by quitting his job. I hope the best for him, but it is what it is, a dumb move if you ask me.
      No one told me about that I.M commandment, I broke that one several years ago....OOPS!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
        Originally Posted by KevL View Post

        No one told me about that I.M commandment, I broke that one several years ago....OOPS!!
        Yea lets all quit our jobs and get into IM. For evey one that made it like you, there are hundreds or probably thousands who ended up on the streets
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        • Profile picture of the author Stevie C
          Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

          Yea lets all quit our jobs and get into IM. For evey one that made it like you, there are hundreds or probably thousands who ended up on the streets
          Some people work better when they have their backs to the wall, quitting your job isn't the end of the world.

          I've done something similar and I'm surviving at the moment, the bills are getting paid, the wife, kids and me are getting our three meals a day and the school fees are paid! I'm getting by at the moment but now I have time to work on the big picture I am at a stage where I will be scaling up in a big way in the next month or two.

          The op has got to work hard and clever to make it work and the odds are stacked against him but entrepreneurship rarely works from a place of safety.
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          • Profile picture of the author hyperknightx
            Originally Posted by Stevie C View Post

            ... quitting your job isn't the end of the world.
            I used to be in a situation where I had quit my job, and went for a short while doing only internet marketing/online business. It consumed my life for a little bit. I do have a job at the moment now, but I keep IM and Online Business a high priority when I go home.

            Here's how I made some money short term. Maybe someone here can get something from this:
            1. Went to flippa.
            2. Bought a goofy looking adsense website someone wanted to get rid of (~$150), but happened to be on page 2 of google for a somewhat popular keyword (80,000 searches/month).
            3. Spent all kinds of time turning it into a membership site selling information on a monthly basis.
            4. Did this for about a year and a half & eventually got website up to #3 on first page of google often. Nice surges of traffic which brought new members.
            5. Google Panda and Penguin ULTRA combo slap . Website no longer found on Google. Eventually ended up losing all members and I have a super tiny list left from it.
            Chalked it up to a learning experience. More a/b testing, or instead of a low cost membership, I had a great ebook and OTO/downsell I could have sold that would probably have converted better, etc. Of course I was doing all kinds of other IM & exploring other online business ventures during the same time is good.


            What's done is done. Keep learning. Keep doing. Eventually, everyone one here on this forum can make a living online.
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    • Profile picture of the author talfighel
      Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

      Honestly I don't see any services that pay enough money to pay bills right away. You can do writing and graphics, but even that is a small price.

      The OP says he does not take no sh.. but the world does not need anymore bad asses. One of the I.M commandments is NEVER quit your job until you have money saved and have replaced your income. He is not only off to a bad start but he crippled himself by quitting his job. I hope the best for him, but it is what it is, a dumb move if you ask me.
      It could be a stupid move or a breakthrough. It is very possible for him now to work his tail off online and start earning a nice income. It could also be the opposite where he earns nothing and spends money that he does not have.

      This is a perfect situation for a lesson. A lesson will be learned from this.
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  • Profile picture of the author tonyb23
    To tell you the truth man... Sometimes its smarter to stick with your job and do this on the side, then to quit and do this full time.


    The reason I say this is money can work harder than you ever could. Sure, you'll have 8+ hours a day to dedicate to this... But if you have a shoe-string budget you'lll have to focus on free traffic methods like SEO, Forum, Social Media, etc.

    Those types of traffic strategies are friggin' tedious, tiring and can burn someone out doing it for months on end. Having no money... And dealing with the social isolation this type of business entail is like throwing fuel onto an existing fire.

    That's why I advise people to not quit their job when they get into this. Sure you won't have as much time, but you'll have money. And that's just as valuable. You can buy traffic, build up your list and promote your affiliate products, which aren't too time intensive. It's more sustainable emotionally too. When you're on this path, you're less likely to burn yourself out.

    Just my two cents.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
      Originally Posted by tonyb23 View Post

      To tell you the truth man... Sometimes its smarter to stick with your job and do this on the side, then to quit and do this full time.


      The reason I say this is money can work harder than you ever could. Sure, you'll have 8+ hours a day to dedicate to this... But if you have a shoe-string budget you'lll have to focus on free traffic methods like SEO, Forum, Social Media, etc.

      Those types of traffic strategies are friggin' tedious, tiring and can burn someone out doing it for months on end. Having no money... And dealing with the social isolation this type of business entail is like throwing fuel onto an existing fire.

      That's why I advise people to not quit their job when they get into this. Sure you won't have as much time, but you'll have money. And that's just as valuable. You can buy traffic, build up your list and promote your affiliate products, which aren't too time intensive. It's more sustainable emotionally too. When you're on this path, you're less likely to burn yourself out.

      Just my two cents.
      But you can earn that money through freelancing and working on your own. Freelancing just does not have to be online. I plan on getting at least 4-5 different income streams. Intially, it all maybe equally time consuming, but once you master it, it does become less tedious. This is not the case if you are working for someone else.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Being a 19 year old kid that lives at home, I dont have to many bills to worry about other than my autoresponder and hosting. Good avenues to offer graphics and writing on? I just need to stack a lil dough for some PPC and next months hosting bill lol I have some photoshop experience
    Not everybody has that safety net of living at home with their parents, but for you to cover your hosting and autoresponder bills, you can start a gig on fiverr. Also you can take out a thread in the warriors for hire section and build your portfolio here. There are 500k hungry internet marketers here on the WF, so you couldn't ask for a better marketplace
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  • Profile picture of the author TomYevsikov
    Find another job
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    • Profile picture of the author KevL
      Originally Posted by TomYevsikov View Post

      Find another job
      He has already stated that he wasn't happy working in a job anyway - this is what lead to him quitting, as he felt that he was wasting his most valuable resource - time, and that he wants to work for himself. So getting another job, would just be different places different faces - he's likely to end up unhappy again. If he desperately needs another job to pay his bills in the meantime until he's making enough, then it's a different story.
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  • Profile picture of the author New Comer
    yes, I am very very blessed. I can do this until I become successful at it with little worry. And that's what I plan to do!

    I sit at my parents house alone in my room all day on the computer researching and trying new things. To most it sounds like hell, to us it sounds like paradise! well.....minus the fact that I'm not making anything yet lol
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    That was kinda unexpected to hear. Most people quit their jobs after making enough from IM to cover their expenses.

    Regardless, best of luck to you and keep us informed of your progress.
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  • Profile picture of the author NathanCee
    I am on the same shoe Pal.. Gonna lose my job next month too..

    I am planning to focus on I.M. Good luck to us all...
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    • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
      Originally Posted by NathanCee View Post

      I am on the same shoe Pal.. Gonna lose my job next month too..

      I am planning to focus on I.M. Good luck to us all...
      Great, but make sure you've done your home work. I certainly have.
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  • Profile picture of the author ishanr
    Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    Just registered for Warrior forum. I had been reading almost every thread during the last 4 months, and that too from work. ha!

    I started affiliate marketing exactly two months back. I have three websites now, none of them making any money as of now.

    But everyday as i learned more and more about it, i just kept getting more frustrated, as i felt the opportunity cost of working for someone else was too high when i could easily utilize those 9-10 hours focusing on my own work.

    So today turned out to be the last straw. I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.

    In a pretty i-take-no-**** dramatic fashion, i handed my resignation.

    I know it's not the wisest thing to do considering i should have made some money first, but this is not the first time i have taken a decision that is solely based on intuition and requiring a massive amount of courage.

    I'm ready to work even harder. I'm ready to design my life the way i always wanted, once and for all.

    Cheers.
    This is simply awesome man. Do you know how few people actually do this? You are a minority and only minorities make money.... Best of luck for all that comes ahead. You will do good...
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    How much did you use to make from your job ?
    How much are you expecting from IM ?
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    I like this approach.

    It's called 'burning the ships' so there is no retreat. Kind of like when the Spanish invaded South America.

    There's no turning back so you have to keep fighting now!

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author ymest
    Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    Just registered for Warrior forum. I had been reading almost every thread during the last 4 months, and that too from work. ha!

    I started affiliate marketing exactly two months back. I have three websites now, none of them making any money as of now.

    But everyday as i learned more and more about it, i just kept getting more frustrated, as i felt the opportunity cost of working for someone else was too high when i could easily utilize those 9-10 hours focusing on my own work.

    So today turned out to be the last straw. I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.

    In a pretty i-take-no-**** dramatic fashion, i handed my resignation.

    I know it's not the wisest thing to do considering i should have made some money first, but this is not the first time i have taken a decision that is solely based on intuition and requiring a massive amount of courage.

    I'm ready to work even harder. I'm ready to design my life the way i always wanted, once and for all.

    Cheers.
    I used to read the WF from work too and one day I gave my resignation too! Best day of my life! Truly! So, I wish you the best of luck!

    So, now, work hard and play hard!

    Good luck

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  • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
    Congrats for having the cojones to do
    that. Most people don't. That alone could
    set you up well in the online world.

    Good luck from here. You might find the
    extra free time you have now is a big
    difference maker. Back when I quit my
    day job, it only took me 3 weeks to triple
    the monthly income I was previously
    making.

    Go make some money!

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  • Profile picture of the author masterjani
    As some one advised above, offering services is also not easy, you need to attract more customers by giving your healthy work in cheap price to build customer base. At the start, think about customer base rather than money
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    Good luck. Keep your expenses to a minimum. When you make $50, carefully think about how you did it and repeat. Do what works.

    Avoid jumping into the MMO niche at all costs until you actually make a great income in a non-MMO niche. If you can't make money in a non-MMO niche, nobody will pay attention to you and certainly won't buy from you or your recommendations (well maybe some people will, but you won't be able to deliver anything of value). This piece of advice can save you a ton of time and mistakes.

    If you offer services, that's good for fast cash ... I think ... I've never done that. I suspect it's harder getting clients than many people make you believe. Everything online is harder than people make you believe.

    I believe I read you have 8 to 9 months money saved. That is very good. That's enough time to create a modest income. You need a plan. Start with a niche that you can discuss in your sleep. Ensure you can monetize it decently. Then put together a monetization strategy, including traffic strategy. Focus on that niche until it's paying well. Once you make good coin in that niche and systems are in place, add another niche or scale existing niche.

    If you are simply itching to jump into the MMO niche, wait until you earn in another niche (I think I said that already).

    I know you said you won't jump around from shiny object to shiny object, but it happens before you know it. Bright shiny objects are cunning and enticing ... you justify it by "exploring" and "learning" only to have wasted 2 weeks before you know it on a tangent. Therefore, stick to your niche and plan like glue.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    You are pretty bold, OP! I hope that you have success on your journey!
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  • Profile picture of the author petelta
    Good luck Gooner. I quit my job the night before I posted my first product for sale a few years back. I had no income from the internet before this and decided at that point on that I won't take another job the rest of my life.

    It took another year and a half to actually get this rolling the right way though. I pulled in a total of $11,250 that year. That's what I lived off of by refusing to take a job and make this internet biz work. I had to cancel my cell phone, my car got reposessed, and I ate peanut butter sandwiches every meal. For a time period, I was sleeping on friends and families couches because I didn't have enough to get a new lease on an apartment.

    It was the most miserable year of my life and nearly killed me. Depression, stress, and self doubt are always there if you don't have that consistent safety net.

    Like I said above, I refused to do it any other way though... so I fought through. After that 1.5 years of struggle, things started to click. It's 4-5 years later now and I'm on track to do over 1 million in sales from my online business this year.

    The choice you've made is not for everyone... hell it's not for 99.9999% of people out there... BUT, it can be done. A lot of top dogs need their back against the wall to kick it into the right gear.

    I'm sure you can succeed with your journey, but really take a deep look at what you actually know now with this business and see if that struggle is worth it.

    When students and readers mention they want to quit their job like I did, I typically tell them to get a security job at an old person's home or a high end condo building... You sit at a desk in non peak hours and you have a computer in front of you to work on all night.

    You'll at least have some income rolling in while you still have your entire day to work on your business and you don't have to hassle with that dick head boss that's on your back all the time.

    Travis

    P.S. Just saw you posted you have savings to live for the next 8-9 months... You're way better off than I was!
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    • Profile picture of the author kevin jackson
      Originally Posted by SasaIlic View Post

      Welcome! Now you need to start working really hard, much harder then on your day job just to start the income rolling. Congrats on having the courage to resign your day job to focus on this.


      Cheers
      It's laughable that all the ads say stuff like "work in your pajamas" and "get paid while you sleep" and "the lazy way to riches". That pushes the image of sitting on the couch eating bob bons watching tv, Checking your pay pal every few hours to count your orders, and working on your computer for an hour a day.

      That is so so laughable. Online marketing is nothing more than a small business. It means you are working for yourself. You still have to work unless you hire a staff to do everything for you. talk to small businesses offline in the real world. they aren't sitting on beaches eating bon bons. And the successful millionaires who are doing that had to work 8, 10, 12 or more hours a day to get that work done in the beginning stages.

      Originally Posted by petelta View Post

      When students and readers mention they want to quit their job like I did, I typically tell them to get a security job at an old person's home or a high end condo building... You sit at a desk in non peak hours and you have a computer in front of you to work on all night.

      You'll at least have some income rolling in while you still have your entire day to work on your business and you don't have to hassle with that dick head boss that's on your back all the time.
      Now this is pure absolute brilliance! One of the most common sense transition strategies into online virtual business success I have ever heard of.
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      • Profile picture of the author muxin
        Originally Posted by kevin jackson View Post

        It's laughable that all the ads say stuff like "work in your pajamas" and "get paid while you sleep" and "the lazy way to riches". That pushes the image of sitting on the couch eating bob bons watching tv, Checking your pay pal every few hours to count your orders, and working on your computer for an hour a day.
        If that's real the streets will be empty in the morning cause nobody's going to work anymore

        When I started 4 years ago I spent nearly 16 hours a day in front of the computer just to get a steady income, even now when I already have a few employees I still work 12 hours a day.

        "get paid while you sleep" yeah right.. in your dream
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    • Profile picture of the author Kush Sharma
      Originally Posted by petelta View Post

      Good luck Gooner. I quit my job the night before I posted my first product for sale a few years back. I had no income from the internet before this and decided at that point on that I won't take another job the rest of my life.

      It took another year and a half to actually get this rolling the right way though. I pulled in a total of $11,250 that year. That's what I lived off of by refusing to take a job and make this internet biz work. I had to cancel my cell phone, my car got reposessed, and I ate peanut butter sandwiches every meal. For a time period, I was sleeping on friends and families couches because I didn't have enough to get a new lease on an apartment.

      It was the most miserable year of my life and nearly killed me. Depression, stress, and self doubt are always there if you don't have that consistent safety net.

      Like I said above, I refused to do it any other way though... so I fought through. After that 1.5 years of struggle, things started to click. It's 4-5 years later now and I'm on track to do over 1 million in sales from my online business this year.

      The choice you've made is not for everyone... hell it's not for 99.9999% of people out there... BUT, it can be done. A lot of top dogs need their back against the wall to kick it into the right gear.

      I'm sure you can succeed with your journey, but really take a deep look at what you actually know now with this business and see if that struggle is worth it.

      When students and readers mention they want to quit their job like I did, I typically tell them to get a security job at an old person's home or a high end condo building... You sit at a desk in non peak hours and you have a computer in front of you to work on all night.

      You'll at least have some income rolling in while you still have your entire day to work on your business and you don't have to hassle with that dick head boss that's on your back all the time.

      Travis

      P.S. Just saw you posted you have savings to live for the next 8-9 months... You're way better off than I was!
      Very inspiring indeed. I will keep your story in mind whenever i feel lost.
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  • Profile picture of the author Heart Cardio
    Best of luck to you on this. I do hope that you can succeed and start making money off what you are doing. Please do keep us posted on what you are doing and how things are going and if you have any questions. Believe in yourself and you can make yourself successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Broyde
    When I read your story it reminded me of a tactic that Alexander the Great used to inspire his army to be successful. When they crossed water to get into battleground area, they would dismantle the ships...if they crossed a bridge, once the army was across the bridge was broken down.

    The idea was that the only way to get out of this place alive is to kill the enemy so that you can have time to rebuild your bridges and ships.

    There is a certain amount of inspiration to be gained from being in a situation where there is no place to retreat to.

    All the best to you. Prove to yourself that you did not make a mistake.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Your move was either very brave or very stupid. I hope it works out for you.

    You better get working fast. Are there any services you can offer in the meantime to get some more instant cash flow? You can advertise on Warrior Forum, other IM forums, Fiverr, ODesk, Elance etc.

    Websites can take time to make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigjara
    I wish I had your courage. Most days I wish I could spend 40-50 hours a week growing my own business instead of filling the wallets of the company I work for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
    Gooner, I am glad to hear that you have a few months savings to keep you going while you try to earn a living online.

    I wish you all the luck in the world. It is definitely possible, as there are countless success stories out there.

    As long as you pick the right niche, have the grit and the determination to work all the hours necessary and to never give up, you are sure to reap the rewards.

    Hope this happens sooner rather than later.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author SasaIlic
    Welcome! Now you need to start working really hard, much harder then on your day job just to start the income rolling. Congrats on having the courage to resign your day job to focus on this.


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  • Profile picture of the author eplanellas
    If you are dedicated enough, then you will succeed. Don't worry about those folks who say leaving your job was not the right approach. It sounds like you did not have much of an option. Now you have the chance to do what you love and it is clear that having an online business is your passion, otherwise you would not have been so consumed with it while at work.

    Personally, I think you should watch out for the trap of turning to work for someone else again. There are a lot of ways people looking to build an online income can end up just having an internet boss. Keep to your commitment of independance. Even affiliate marketing can be a way of working for someone else.

    Product creation is a good approach, but that can take a lot of time and money because not only do you have to make the software, video series, or ebook, but you will also have to build the sales page and make promotional materials.

    I highly recommend using PLR or MRR products instead. It's like having your very own product to promote without having to actually create it yourself. You get to keep 100% of the profits and do not have to wait for payout dates to get your money.
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  • Profile picture of the author NataliaF
    I so much agree with you. Those 8-9 hours can be spent on doing your own business. I left my job on Monday. It's a week now since I did it. I am pretty happy with it. I now start doing freelance copywriting job. I've already had my first orders. Quite motivating. I worked as a copywriter at my day job but still, working for yourself brings more joy. Good luck you with it. That was a right decision, 100%
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    • Profile picture of the author EZE522
      Best of luck! I know I couldn't just quit my job. I like to know for now that if I work x amount of hours I'll get paid x amount of dollars.

      I still work on my im ventures on the side and also provide website building for clients. I do hope to one day be able to make it my full time job just not ready to do that now.
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      • Profile picture of the author BackLinkiT
        Seems to me your 'decision' was actually made for you. But I wish you well in your new venture.

        I work full time and often wonder what I might achieve if I didn't and had that precious commodity available to me...time.

        Good luck, matey!
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  • Profile picture of the author rolough
    Just wanted to say good luck Gooner and it takes a lot of courage to make that decision!
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  • Profile picture of the author Social Juice
    Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    Just registered for Warrior forum. I had been reading almost every thread during the last 4 months, and that too from work. ha!

    I started affiliate marketing exactly two months back. I have three websites now, none of them making any money as of now.

    I'm ready to work even harder. I'm ready to design my life the way i always wanted, once and for all.

    Cheers.
    Well, one thing you can start with is here on Warrior Forum is upgrading to a war room member and creating a signature to get your site or sites recognized and start building some sales and traffic. This method can generate a few bucks. And if your affiliate market is worth while, other people will mention it. Wish all the best of luck to you on your new venture.
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  • Profile picture of the author sabatek
    Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    Just registered for Warrior forum. I had been reading almost every thread during the last 4 months, and that too from work. ha!

    I started affiliate marketing exactly two months back. I have three websites now, none of them making any money as of now.

    But everyday as i learned more and more about it, i just kept getting more frustrated, as i felt the opportunity cost of working for someone else was too high when i could easily utilize those 9-10 hours focusing on my own work.

    So today turned out to be the last straw. I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.

    In a pretty i-take-no-**** dramatic fashion, i handed my resignation.

    I know it's not the wisest thing to do considering i should have made some money first, but this is not the first time i have taken a decision that is solely based on intuition and requiring a massive amount of courage.

    I'm ready to work even harder. I'm ready to design my life the way i always wanted, once and for all.

    Cheers.
    Congrats on fearlessly and fiercely going after what you really want out of life!
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
    Brave move - I hope for your sake it pays off. You need to set yourself some goals, and either get those sites making you money (harder to do) or sell your skills as services (quicker and easier to make money).

    You need a plan, and then you need to execute it.

    What work did you do, that you resigned from if you don't mind my asking?
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  • Profile picture of the author IceMustang
    It takes brains, balls, cojones and discipline. If you go the Fiverr way, make sure to offer something that people will actually want and offer MULTIPLE gigs. My most successful gig was rewording articles by hand, and I was successful at it because nothing of subpar quality leaves my PC and I get my articles out ahead of time. The only reason I quit was my main website became a huge time investment and a much more profitable one.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeromyS
    Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    Just registered for Warrior forum. I had been reading almost every thread during the last 4 months, and that too from work. ha!

    I started affiliate marketing exactly two months back. I have three websites now, none of them making any money as of now.

    But everyday as i learned more and more about it, i just kept getting more frustrated, as i felt the opportunity cost of working for someone else was too high when i could easily utilize those 9-10 hours focusing on my own work.

    So today turned out to be the last straw. I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.

    In a pretty i-take-no-**** dramatic fashion, i handed my resignation.

    I know it's not the wisest thing to do considering i should have made some money first, but this is not the first time i have taken a decision that is solely based on intuition and requiring a massive amount of courage.

    I'm ready to work even harder. I'm ready to design my life the way i always wanted, once and for all.

    Cheers.
    WOW! That is big! Really big! I would be sure to do exactly as you say, work your ass off to make this work. It totally can be done, but it does mean really getting into the mode of treating it like a job. The difference is, you don't have that same guarantee of earnings for effort, but, for that risk, the money can be far far better. I think biggest tip would be to make a plan, stick to it, don't get distracted by the 'next best thing', this is why so many fail, jumping from one thing to the next. Make a detailed plan and follow through.
    Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Keep business costs low.

    Try to start getting some cash in immediately. One week at the most.

    Keep going and focusing on one thing for the first month. See where you are

    But you must have an exactly clear plan of where you're going. And you must find a way to keep yourself on task. Have goals every day and reach them. You have to be your own boss.

    Frankly most in your situation wouldn't end up making it so it's up to you to prove to yourself that you've got what it takes. The proof is in the pudding.

    If you can do it, you will be making money to support yourself. If you can't, you will be looking for a new job in a few months.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author esuresh
    GoonerPride, The decision that you have taken is a very tough one. Your immediate family will be the ones that will discourage and will pull you down the most. They will ask you to take up another Job.
    Do what you feel is right. As most of them has commented, IM is not going to be easy. It would be very very tough. If you are planning to hang on IM itself, please be ready to go through frustrations and hard work. You will filnd that this place is not as easy as you thought it would be. Have lot of guts and patience, if you are planning to continue in IM. Wishing you all the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cali16
    Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

    I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.
    It's interesting that several people in this thread have praised you for your "courage" to quit your job and pursue I.M. instead, when the truth of the matter is that you were not doing your job and cheating your boss out of the money he was paying you - not a great work ethic, btw. You then dramatically quit your job when your "luck ran out" and knew you were likely about to get fired.

    Where is the "courage" in that?
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwar
    Gooner, Really a brave decision ! Appreciate your guts..Here's wishing you a great future in IM...Keep posted about your progress..I am also from India..This makes even more interesting to enjoy your success ..
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  • Profile picture of the author donblack11
    I wanted to comment.. WF gives a lot of people false hope. You see money everywhere, in the WSO section, the SEO section, the main forum section, and especially in signature profiles. EVERYONE just seems to be making tons of money, and you feel this sense that you also can make a boat load of cash if you "worked hard."

    I have a business partner; we work on different projects. He saw my success and also "worked hard," and when I say "worked hard," literally many sleepless nights working to get a well-developed business plan working. The business model was there, we knew it worked, other people on WF were shouting praises for it, but months later, he got maybe 2 clients on recurring billing for $50 / month. Success? Not really. More like wasted effort.

    My success in IM wasn't through working hard, but through working right. For my business, it was a time game; the longer I waited, the better success I had. This may be difficult to understand, but it's very true in SEO (doing proper SEO). The greatest weapon to getting high rankings is literally.. doing absolutely nothing. But even this takes many months.

    What's most likely going to happen for you, as has happened to me and most other people I know - you're going to be chasing after every shiny gem. WF has tons of them; that's the false hope this forum gives - especially in the WSO section. At the same time, there is no better source of information except on WF. It's going to get depressing when results are little. I failed for 2 years, however I did see results; the 3rd year earnings were exponential.

    Failing is good; in fact fail often so you learn a lot. My question to you, is 7 - 8 months (your safety net) of "hard work" enough to get you to where you want to be? Where is this confidence of yours coming from?
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  • Profile picture of the author Geekman
    You will find no difference. Good luck buddy.
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    • Profile picture of the author roblawrence
      Don't get distracted by every shiny thing on these forums. Focus on keeping expenses low and creating a quality product without hype. What people forget about Internet Marketing is that you have to MARKET something, a product or service somebody wants that gives them the benefits they desire.

      How many people make money selling Internet marketing products on how to succeed online...and they get rich by selling what they tell other people to do and teach them to do the same thing.

      It's like those old ads in the back of the magazine: "Send me $3 in an envelope and I'll teach you how to make money by stuffing envelopes by placing tiny classified ads (Don Lapre) and getting other people to send you $3 in an envelope to teach them how to make money by stuffing envelopes by placing tiny classified ads, etc."

      The Internet is NOT a business, it's a WAY of doing business. People think that just "being online" and doing some "internet marketing", that wealth magically appears. You have to have a business model and something somebody wants to buy.
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  • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
    Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    Just registered for Warrior forum. I had been reading almost every thread during the last 4 months, and that too from work. ha!

    I started affiliate marketing exactly two months back. I have three websites now, none of them making any money as of now.

    But everyday as i learned more and more about it, i just kept getting more frustrated, as i felt the opportunity cost of working for someone else was too high when i could easily utilize those 9-10 hours focusing on my own work.

    So today turned out to be the last straw. I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.

    In a pretty i-take-no-**** dramatic fashion, i handed my resignation.

    I know it's not the wisest thing to do considering i should have made some money first, but this is not the first time i have taken a decision that is solely based on intuition and requiring a massive amount of courage.

    I'm ready to work even harder. I'm ready to design my life the way i always wanted, once and for all.

    Cheers.
    Bit late but I would always advise someone to keep their job and have a solid cushion till they have proven methods to make money online. In your case, I would have at least waited till the boss let you go before jumping ship as he may not have fired you. And/or perhaps you could have made a case to collect unemployment.

    But seeing as you have taken the leap, good luck in your online endeavors.
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  • Profile picture of the author rgb
    Congrats, for knowing what you want.
    but I hope your decision was not made after seeing a few
    hyped up sales videos, from so called gurus.

    Because the reality is that not that many people are making $10/from
    marketing online.

    But definitely if you really believe in your self, going 100% at it,
    for several months/years is the way to go.

    Like other have suggested, start offering some services for cheap,
    you not only make some cash but you will learn a lot!

    Good luck to you brave warrior! Post back in 3-4 months.
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  • Profile picture of the author mulch
    Do keep us posted and let us know how things develop.

    Good strength and focus!
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  • Profile picture of the author FarisYagh
    Originally Posted by GoonerPride View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    Just registered for Warrior forum. I had been reading almost every thread during the last 4 months, and that too from work. ha!

    I started affiliate marketing exactly two months back. I have three websites now, none of them making any money as of now.

    But everyday as i learned more and more about it, i just kept getting more frustrated, as i felt the opportunity cost of working for someone else was too high when i could easily utilize those 9-10 hours focusing on my own work.

    So today turned out to be the last straw. I ran out of luck, and the guy in the server room of the office finally reported to the boss about the kind of sites i was visiting during work hours. I was researching more about how to make my own websites work, than doing the work i was supposed to.

    In a pretty i-take-no-**** dramatic fashion, i handed my resignation.

    I know it's not the wisest thing to do considering i should have made some money first, but this is not the first time i have taken a decision that is solely based on intuition and requiring a massive amount of courage.

    I'm ready to work even harder. I'm ready to design my life the way i always wanted, once and for all.

    Cheers.
    I am new too. Well I didn't really leave my job, im only a university student but I too just started out !
    I have really great stuff in this market PM to connect
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeac
    Good Luck, you took a very bold step. I also suggest what others have above is to start offering a couple services for hire just to keep cash coming in.
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  • Profile picture of the author sdlive
    Welcome to becoming googles new bitch. Ur life is at theif mercy
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  • Profile picture of the author vjboc
    Good luck in your ventures. You are on the right track and being here at Warrior Forum will give you alot of insight and great information to help you to move forward. By the way what are your 3 websites?
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  • Profile picture of the author khooster1
    Congratulation to your entrepreneur career!!

    My advice: Stay focus on one source/ method. Ensure it works and make money before embarking on others.

    Too much time might not necessary be a good thing!!
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    Wow.Great!!!
    try out fiverr to make some side money until you make money from those websites.
    I wish all the success in your journey
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  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    Welcome to the warrior forum. Bless your journey in here and become the warrior you always wanted to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    Good luck to you friend! And, judging by your name GoonerPride, extra kudos to you for being an Arsenal FC fan!

    Boooooom
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  • Profile picture of the author outNabout
    Tough decision that you have made, am also not happy with the job that i do everyday but i know when the time is right i will do the same, i need the IM venture to start making some $$ first before i go all in.i salute you its very much possible but a hustle. i have been jobless situation and still made it.You are lucky you don't have a lot of bills to pay since you still shacking with your parents. Good luck
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