When did you decide to give up your full-time job?

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Hi,

After months of trying to make money in online marketing I finally found something that works for me and in the last two months I made 1600$ and I'm sure it will be more in the next months.

I still work in my fulltime job and I'm not planning to give it up anytime soon.
I'm too scared that my online marketing stuff will work for a while and maybe in a few months or years it won't work anymore and then I won't have a job and a huge gap in my CV.

That is my question for you guys actually- When did you decide do give up your job? Weren't you scared that maybe at some point in the future you won't be profitable anymore? Maybe in ten years, but that's still soon enough. Then you'll have that big gap in your CV and maybe no employer gives you a job again. How do you handle that?

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author LeanOn
    Ha, interesting. I was actually never involved in fulltime job, I'm into freelance thing But yeah, you have to work hard to feel that everyting is stable now and will be stable in a next few years.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhantomPhinale
    I quit my job about 5 years ago when I made 5k monthly & consistently. I wish you all the best and don't give up.
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  • Profile picture of the author LeanOn
    $5k is a decent money, mate. Hopefully I'll post smth like this pretty soon
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    With CPA marketing has a lot of potential once you get the skills down.

    So I would wait until you are hitting the $20k+ a month mark for a while, and have gone through some ups and downs.

    Your income can really vary a lot month to month. So you want a good cushion.

    Regarding the "Then you'll have that big gap in your CV and maybe no employer gives you a job again.", you can tell them you were running your own marketing company. You are starting a business, but I don't know how your industry works.

    Anyways, no need to rush things. Good Luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author RestoreAmerica
      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      With CPA marketing has a lot of potential once you get the skills down.

      So I would wait until you are hitting the $20k+ a month mark for a while, and have gone through some ups and downs.

      Your income can really vary a lot month to month. So you want a good cushion.

      Regarding the "Then you'll have that big gap in your CV and maybe no employer gives you a job again.", you can tell them you were running your own marketing company. You are starting a business, but I don't know how your industry works.

      Anyways, no need to rush things. Good Luck.
      Hey Greedy, Do yo make 20K+ a month with CPA marketing?
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  • Profile picture of the author Radium
    I'm planning to give up on my day job once I earn 5,000€ or more per month consistently. I don't feel like I'd be able to grow my business enough if working 8 hours a day and 11 months a year for someone else. Another option is freelancing/part-timing, but I don't think that's going to be necessary. Only time will tell.
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  • Profile picture of the author fpdeziner
    About 5 years ago, I came across a friend who used to write articles to make money online, and he was making really good money. Then I did a research what I could do online to make money, I found lot of exciting things which made me quit my full time job.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by saphiry View Post

    Hi,

    After months of trying to make money in online marketing I finally found something that works for me and in the last two months I made 1600$ and I'm sure it will be more in the next months.

    I still work in my fulltime job and I'm not planning to give it up anytime soon.
    I'm too scared that my online marketing stuff will work for a while and maybe in a few months or years it won't work anymore and then I won't have a job and a huge gap in my CV.

    That is my question for you guys actually- When did you decide do give up your job? Weren't you scared that maybe at some point in the future you won't be profitable anymore? Maybe in ten years, but that's still soon enough. Then you'll have that big gap in your CV and maybe no employer gives you a job again. How do you handle that?

    Thanks!
    Ahhh, the age old question. IMO the only person that can answer is you. Some people say when your making 2x your income from the job. Personally I believe it's time to quit when the job is interfering with your business and you would end up making more money by spending your time on your own business than your job. But that's just my opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Vincent
      Once I had 6 months of my salary saved I decided to take the leap and quit my job. It wasn't as difficult for me to quit my job because at the time I was still living at home and my expenses were relatively low. To me it was the perfect time in my life to take a risk and it ended up being the best decision I ever made. I have a lot of respect for those who are married with kids, have a mortgage, etc. but still manage to achieve their goals of becoming financially independent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evolved
    Funny for me it was actually the opposite.

    I worked at a local business and around this time also started doing very well selling on eBay. Soon after that, business was slow and I got laid off. Luckily my eBay business was doing great so i didn't have to find another job and just focused on that. With time I got into internet marketing and told myself I will transfer what I'm making with eBay into internet marketing as I did not what to go back to a 9-5 job. With time this also happened and now I focus mostly on internet marketing and a still do some eBay on the side.

    Just gave 110% and with some motivation and focus I was able to keep at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author smaxor
    When they laid me off and I went on unemployment.
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  • Profile picture of the author toniboy121
    i worked my 9-5 until i was comfortable and stable every sec,min,hour to learning how i could make money sitting at home.
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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    in CPA cash flow is your best friend, so id keep your wages for now so you can invest them into our future.
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  • Profile picture of the author s1d
    im quitting my day job once i have $250k in the bank and $25k+ profit every month.
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    adult paysite veteran, mainstream cpa newbie

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  • Profile picture of the author svetod
    Many of my students start with little investments, but once they realise the bigger picture, many of them quite their old job and start making affiliate marketing as a full time job, although they only have to work 2-3 hours per day
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  • Profile picture of the author tjaysen70
    Dude dude dude, there's nothing to fear but fear itself.

    Those that go out on a limb...get the fruit of the tree.

    The greater the risk....the greater the reward.

    And on and on.

    It takes balls to leave the safety of your day job and a steady paycheck. Most do not have the stomach to do it, as per your post and the tone that you take with your sentences.

    If you want to make working at home your full time gig, then go for it man and take a chance on yourself.

    If you've already made money, then just scale it up. You get your cash first, before the government taxes it. Versus a regular W2 job where you get the crap taxed out of you, then you get to pay bills with what's left over. Sheesh.

    Better to have a biz that you can write off stuff and have biz pay for your expenses. So in reality you have to make less on an internet gig because you get to spend the gross on scaling up your biz, and then pay taxes later. Much better.

    But again, only the strong survive.
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