Quit My Job Today. My Journey Begins...

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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.
#internet marketing #begins #job #journey #quit #today

  • 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?
  • Profile picture of the author RoyChan
    All the best with your future endeavors!

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

    All the best with your future endeavors!

    Cheers!
    Thank you!!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Profile picture of the author preets
    BRAVO. Good luck and welcome to the IM world.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    Good luck on your journey.
  • 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!
  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    I am personally against someone quitting a job until they can replace their income, but good luck...
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!

    Sagar
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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