How many of you warriors are full time imer's

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Hey guys,

I just had the thought, I wonder how many warriors are full time with IM. Meaning no job, just IM for all your financial needs.

It'd be interesting to see. Inspirational for new people as well.

I've been full time for about 2 years.

Andrew
#full #imer #time #warriors
  • I'm fortunate that at this point in time I have the choice of whether or not I want a job, part-time or full-time. Periodically I do take part-time or full-time positions (usually contract work) out of interest.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    I quit my job back in early 07. Ive been full time since then. Last month was my best month yet, and Im hoping to triple that within the next 3 months.

    Since becoming involved in IM, Ive become addicted to sitting in cafes all day.
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    • Profile picture of the author WilliamL
      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      Since becoming involved in IM, Ive become addicted to sitting in cafes all day.
      Hah, that's great! Would like to sit in cafes too all day
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      • Profile picture of the author SamuelJ
        I am and loving the lifestyle. Every time I go out and see people
        wiping down tables, cleaning toliets, taking the rubbish out or
        serving customers I feel very grateful.

        I got asked today "why are you working on a public holiday?" I
        answered, "because I love what I do and when you are at work
        on the sunny days I'm laying by the pool or beach".
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    • Profile picture of the author Geoff A
      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

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      Since becoming involved in IM, Ive become addicted to sitting in cafes all day.
      Awesome! Remember asking the barista in a cafe I used to go to about this dude who seemed to always be there. He was always driving different, very expensive cars each day. Expensive looking suits etc. Barista said he was in property development - very rich. Said now he likes having coffees in cafes!
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    Still working part time, hope to g full time in the next 6 months and perhaps start outsourcing most part of my job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    I am full time have been for 13 years
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    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

      I am full time have been for 13 years
      Champion!

      Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

      I've been full-time (sort of) since 2000 - I don't really work full-time at it though.
      Wish I had of started back then. I was too busy "learning code"
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        • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
          I've made most of my income from my internet marketing and general marketing skills for many years.

          I can't remember what it's like to have a job.

          Kindest regards,
          Andrew Cavanagh
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          • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
            Originally Posted by AndrewCavanagh View Post

            I've made most of my income from my internet marketing and general marketing skills for many years.

            I can't remember what it's like to have a job.

            Kindest regards,
            Andrew Cavanagh
            I'll remind you - it blows.

            Going fulltime VERY soon! And excited as hell about it!
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            • Profile picture of the author davidjames42973
              As a matter of fact, I'm getting laid off from my day job sometime in May or June. I've known that I was getting laid off since October of 2009 and knew what I had to do to go full time. Everybody at work wonders why I haven't transferred to a new department. I kindly smile and tell them that I have other plans. (which actually pisses them off a bit)

              I'm making pretty good money online right now and it's building bigger and bigger every day! I haven't looked for another job and don't plan on it.

              Full time, here I come!!!
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            • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
              Originally Posted by Lisa Gergets View Post

              I'll remind you - it blows.

              Going fulltime VERY soon! And excited as hell about it!
              Congratulations!! I'll bet you can't wait!
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              • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
                Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

                Congratulations!! I'll bet you can't wait!
                I can't! Now if I could only figure out a way to get "creatively" fired so I could get unemployment too... :p
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                • Profile picture of the author davidjames42973
                  Originally Posted by Lisa Gergets View Post

                  I can't! Now if I could only figure out a way to get "creatively" fired so I could get unemployment too... :p
                  I don't think you can collect unemployment if you get fired, so you need to get laid off. Find a way to have your day job run on auto pilot and show them how much money they could save by getting rid of you. But you never know, they could promote you instead.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Hanz
                    Originally Posted by davidjames42973 View Post

                    I don't think you can collect unemployment if you get fired, so you need to get laid off.
                    Actually you can indeed collect unemployment if you get fired. If you can prove wrongful dismissal, you can collect. They'll ask you why you were dismissed, what problems either on your end or your employer's end led to your termination, etc.
                    But it's not easy getting fired abruptly unless you commit violence or theft or something and you obviously don't want to do that.
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                • Profile picture of the author brandonwinters
                  Originally Posted by Lisa Gergets View Post

                  I can't! Now if I could only figure out a way to get "creatively" fired so I could get unemployment too... :p
                  Voluntary layoff? I've known a few people who have taken a voluntary layoff that was welcomed to save money. Have you considered it? It might be worth looking into

                  ---

                  On my note, I was laid off in June 09, and when I realized that I was not going to be able to get back into a similar position, I made up my mind that I wasn't going back to work. That I was going to sit at home, or wherever I wanted to work, and do the things that I wanted to do for work. IM was the best decision ever because I can dip my fingers into any niche I find interesting if I choose, and the "work" is all elbow grease that I enjoy doing. When I don't enjoy doing it anymore, I suppose I will outsource it, but as of now I do all of my own work, full-time, and have no plans for taking a "job" unless it really peaks my interest.

                  Congrats to everyone that has been able to do this for 10-12 years, that success must feel good.

                  cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Zabrina
    I've been full-time since June '09, when I left my hell of a job and never looked back. (Except to sue them. But that's another story.)

    I'm also doing full-time school September-April. Juggling the two is, needless to say, interesting at times. :p
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    • Profile picture of the author BigRichLane
      Originally Posted by Zabrina View Post

      I've been full-time since June '09, when I left my hell of a job and never looked back. (Except to sue them. But that's another story.)

      I'm also doing full-time school September-April. Juggling the two is, needless to say, interesting at times. :p

      Tell me about it! I go to school full time as well and I sit down to do homework and find myself here most of the time! Very challenging to do both but great job!
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      • Profile picture of the author Zabrina
        Originally Posted by BigRichLane View Post

        Tell me about it! I go to school full time as well and I sit down to do homework and find myself here most of the time! Very challenging to do both but great job!
        Haha, I had just that problem today. Time management and delayed pleasure (don't sign onto WF until you're done your paper... don't write articles until you're done your paper... ) is very important for us!
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    Figured out in 2005 that being your own boss is the way to go, plus was sick of making all the money for the company and not for myself. Learned everything I could and still continue to. So from end of 2005 on been living my dream full time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vanquish
      I'm currently part time but I'm finishing my last year of university so I hope to go full time by the summer and avoid the rat race
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  • Profile picture of the author Avdo
    Part time at the moment, but heavily tending to be full-time! I'm closer every day.. My plan is in one month or two from now, to quit my day job
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    I never had a day job. I'm working online since 2005. So far so good
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    I'm currently part-time. That will change, though, once I get some s**t done that needs to be taken care of.

    My day job's fine for now... I work at an electronics store and get quite a few discounts, which I plan to take full advantage of before I leave Once that's done, though... *grins*
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  • Profile picture of the author YanKirby
    Have been full time since getting my degree.

    I dont know why, but this past few months, I just wake up too eager to work with my IM campaigns. So, I went ahead and decided not to work in any hospital.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matt Horsey
      I've been full time since 2003.

      I was studying law at the time and I remember my lecturer saying "you can live a good life working as a lawyer, however, if you want to be rich, you should go into business."

      That statement, and reading the Robert Kyosaki books, were instrumental in me changing my life to what it is today.

      I worked a lot of jobs in my late teens and early 20's, I'm now 32, and even then, I new there was a better way. In 2003 I found it, and I'll never be looking back again.

      To go full time was a lot of hard work and I often worked 16 hour days. However, I also get the opportunity to go to the beach, while everyone else is at work. It is hard work and all that hard work, has paid off.

      Thanks & Regards,

      Matt
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  • Profile picture of the author The Dotcom Hippie
    I went full time working from home in early 2008, but didn't make a full time income from internet marketing alone until a couple of months ago. That actually took me seven years, as I made my first few dollars online in 2003....
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  • Profile picture of the author mjhult
    I have been self-employed for 13 years, not all in IM, but self-employed nevertheless....

    be careful though - if it gets too big, it can also tie you down like a "job."

    Although, I'll never go back!
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  • Profile picture of the author Maddi
    I've been online for a few months now and the last full time IM months have been dramatic to say the least but the koolest part is I'm expanding and scaling things up at an accelerating rate ever since I went full time. Its awesome and I love it.

    I've had some penniless days since I decided to go online full time but again I'll say its awesome and I love it

    wish I could say i've been fulltime for 13 yrs like Brad has been but its a totally liberating feeling nonetheless.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheKeys
    Right now I am, though i do have some fun side jobs to get me out of the house
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Next month will be two years since I had a job. I didn't make the choice to go full time but I had been working towards it when I was fired (for the first time in my life). I thought about getting another job for about five minutes and then said why? I was already making a part time income and I knew I could push through and make it work.

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      • Profile picture of the author innocent07
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        I rate anybody who is a full time Imer, who has a bunch of kids to look after, and a committed husband/wife.

        in the sense they make the time to be full time Imer, (especaially if their kids are annoying)
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian York
    Full time for about the last 8 months. Dropped out of uni and am living it up
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    • Profile picture of the author innocent07
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      Originally Posted by Christian York View Post

      Full time for about the last 8 months. Dropped out of uni and am living it up
      a drop out, cool. When you receive your $10,000 check, you can go and show it in your Past uni lecturure/principles face, telling him you made the best decision ever, to drop out
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    Is 3k a month considered full time?

    I ask this because I am a high school student (soon a college freshman ) and I don't really know what you adults would consider a full time income.

    I don't have a job though
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  • Profile picture of the author mlord10
    I received my degree about 6 months ago, and since then I have been working full time in IM. I realized that either I could go work for "the man," or I could try to create a successful online business. I already had some success with affiliate marketing while in college, but once I was able to spend more time each and every day building my business then things took off!

    I now do a lot of work with offline clients, helping them establish a web presence. Very profitable work if you know how to position yourself and close the sale.

    I will say that I work one day a week at a local golf course giving lessons. However, I do not do it for the money, I have just played and taught golf my entire life and I really enjoy it!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    I was thinking the other day, how my job was keeping me broke. At the end of each week, because I HATED what I was doing, I would cut loose on the weekends, usually spending stupidly and not having much of a care in the world. I was also earning an "hourly rate" which now that I think about it - YUCK! I often ask people nowadays out of interest, "whats your hourly rate here...?" to which they reply "$13 an hour..." AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHH!!!

    As soon as I quit my job, I began LEARNING more and a LOT FASTER too! When I was stuck at my job, I was sitting at my desk while my brain turned to marshmallow.

    Being financially independant is the best feeling in the world!

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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      I work part-time and shall probably continue to do so for the rest of my life, but not because I don't earn enough. I earn in both the worlds, and like both my things - IM and some of the other work that I do. I have a few more areas other than these 2 that I have given up on simply due to the lack of time, for example, I have given up working on Psychology after completing my MS in Counseling and Therapy. But I still work on scientific research and still hardcore into literature apart from my IM works.

      Am I not lucky?
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  • Profile picture of the author glassextreme
    My day job is decent in income, but if you look at the hourly rate, it's quite pathetic and it takes up a lot of my life.
    I'm currently taking a break for a year from that, and now concentrating on IM at full steam. My plan is to be so successful that it more than replaces my income of my job, and instead of returning to the job, I can choose IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomwood
    I am full time but not though choice I enjoyed my job (most days) but they ceased trading I do miss it
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      In keeping with the way the OP was worded, I've been full-time since 1999. I prefer to call it being semi-retired though.

      Most of my income is from IM, but like Ron, I'm also a published book author and receive those royalty checks every six months.
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      • Profile picture of the author TiffanyB
        I haven't had a real job since 2007 when I quit to be a full time stay at home mome. I started freelance writing that year and started really concentrating on IM this year. I love the fact that I can make more money than I was at my full time job and stay at home with my little ones (even if they do drive me crazy almost every day).

        My husband asked me the other day if I would ever get a job outside the home when the kids got older and I promptly said "No!" without any hesistation. When the kids get older that just means I have more time to work on IM and make more money rather than going back to making $14 an hour and having to put up with rude people who expect you to do their job for them.
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        • Profile picture of the author bburko01
          Sorry to butt in on all of you full timers, but all of your input has me really excited. You know you see all these "I got rich overnight" stories on the net and I guess its possible and has happened more than a few times but I know its not the norm. Reading these replies gives me a realistic gauge of things. I find that more valuable than a bunch of hype.

          I started gathering info and learning about IM in December 2009 and I am just now putting my first project together. I like what I do for a living but I'm pretty much maxed-out as to what I can make in my field which isn't bad money at all, butI work wierd hours and also pick up hours at another hospital when they're available. I also help my girlfriend with her kids alot. Thats why this first project is taking so long. I'm sure it'll get easier.

          I'm ready for a change and a challenge and I'm certain that IM is what I'm looking for. The money will be great too. I want to move back to Florida pretty bad.

          Thanks again everyone!

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          • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
            Originally Posted by bburko01 View Post

            Sorry to butt in on all of you full timers, but all of your input has me really excited. You know you see all these "I got rich overnight" stories on the net and I guess its possible and has happened more than a few times but I know its not the norm. Reading these replies gives me a realistic gauge of things. I find that more valuable than a bunch of hype.
            Correct, it doesn't happen overnight. I spent two years building my business before leaving the world of J.O.B.S. If I were single I would have made the transition sooner, but being married with one kid still at home meant they had to be comfortable with it too.
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            • Profile picture of the author bdawg56kg
              i'm just starting out, hopefully one day i'll be full time.
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              • Profile picture of the author JAIDEEP2959
                I am working full time since February 18, 2008.
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              • Profile picture of the author ilikecake
                Im brand new to the forum, but love it so far have learnt a lot!

                Im full time have been for a while now. Best thing ever! i tihnk we may be a bit different o most guys here (in ecommerce) and grown out of my bedroom into a massive warehouse and office with a nice group of employees.

                I work like a trojan all the time, always have always will but their is nothing better than be able to look back and see what youve "built".

                i do all the seo and adwords for our company and love evry single second of it!
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                I make full time income, but still put on the caddie uniform in the summers
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    I unplugged from the Matrix (AKA the corporate world) in March of 2007. Been doing this crazy biz since.
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    • Profile picture of the author LindseyRainwater
      This is awesome to read you guys, thanks.

      Right now I'm a full time writer, but I'm having trouble keeping my head above the water since my husband lost his job.

      Occasionally I wonder if I did the right thing leaving the "9-5" world and focusing on this, even though I love my new career. Right now I'm focusing on building a couple online businesses and new streams of income with a friend of mine, but I know it isn't going to be "easy."

      So hearing success stories really helped to steel my resolve. I'm so ready to kick some (inject expletive here) and get some money rolling in so I don't have to worry anymore.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sean Fry
        Yeah, this thread is inspiring. IM is fairly new to me (and kind of overwhelming), is it safe to say that the majority of you here are making most of your money as affiliates or by selling your own products?
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  • Profile picture of the author Phillips Pierce
    I've been full time for the past 2 years now. Took me about a year of fumbling to get to this point. I dropped out of school to pursue my dreams in IM and succeeded.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jaysmyne
    I am NOT a full time SEO'er because of my obligations with school. However, I do intend to spend time on SEO in the future full time. Right now I am working on building an empire online so that when I do graduate from college I can spend time working on IM full time. I find I really enjoy Internet Marketing a lot; more so than the music business!

    While getting backstage at a concert is cool; so is having a stable revenue stream that just continues to pay. Besides the music business is dying. I've found myself more attached to having multiple streams of online income versus dealing with different high maintenance characters as an intern in the Music industry. Here I can be my own boss, set my own hours and earn as much as I need/want (sorta on the want part)
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  • Profile picture of the author CrispyDuck
    I started IM out in 2007 but only been serious on it this year.

    I would still keep my full time job as I love what I do but some side income would be very nice indeed.
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    • Profile picture of the author DA
      I am in this full time I've been my own boss most of my life, can't work for someone else...

      I think you have to have certain type of personality to work for yourself - not everyone can do this. Most people need 'security' and someone to tell them what to do , also they need to be surrounded by other people during the day. And of course working in the office can be fun, but only if your office is like this one...
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      • Profile picture of the author kongming
        Hi DA,

        Impressed by the video, amazing.

        I agree that security is what most people are after rather than freedom. It's not easy to go after the latter regardless of security. But the irony is those who have achieved massive financial freedom are those who are most secure.
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      • Profile picture of the author Maddi
        Originally Posted by DA View Post

        I am in this full time I've been my own boss most of my life, can't work for someone else...

        I think you have to have certain type of personality to work for yourself - not everyone can do this. Most people need 'security' and someone to tell them what to do , also they need to be surrounded by other people during the day. And of course working in the office can be fun, but only if your office is like this one... YouTube - My Cubicle video remix
        Almost didn't wanna post here as I was saving my 299th post to start a thread asking for ideas to do something special here for my 300th post [This Is Sparrrtttaaaa]

        But after this video, couldn't resist but post.

        Is it me or the last guy in the video looked like Kevin Riley???

        As for the OP, Yes I am do it full time now and it has its ups and downs but so far I'm loving it.

        btw I'm off to posting something special for my 300th post on this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author InternetM39482
    I'm not a full time IMer 'cause I got schools 'n stuff.

    But I'm dropping an year to concentrate on my IM business (and expand it offline, too) along with a couple partners. Should be interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Spoon
    I have been working on this Internet Marketing for close to a year and i have made a little bit of income. I really want to make this work. I am trying to stick to one method and see where that takes me. I am on unemployment right now but it won't last forever. Hopefully i can bring in some real money before it runs out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Underground SEO
    I'm part time, really couldn't see myself doing IM full time - it would drive me crazy! I feel there is also too much financial insecurity sometimes in IM
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarah Russell
    Proudly NOT full time I tried it about 2 years ago and went insane after about 2 months - I guess I'm just the kind of person who needs the structure and framework of a job to help me finish what I need to get done in my off hours. For anyone who's dreaming about full time IM, realize that it has its own challenges - how are you going to combat the loneliness of working at home, by yourself? Are you disciplined enough to force yourself to work when there's an all-day Golden Girls marathon on? I, for the record, am not...

    Granted, it probably doesn't hurt that my day job is doing marketing/HR for a company that makes chocolate and other candies...
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Truong
    I work a full-time job and do internet marketing along the side

    Been in the IM game for 3 years now. Although marketing online gives me tremendous results. I still choose to work because I love my job so much (it's sales and marketing related)

    So I guess my passion for marketing extends to all areas in my life It's been a very rewarding journey. I don't think I'll ever stop!
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
    I work on my IM projects 3-4 hours per day. I don't have any other job. Now what am I? Full timer? Not literally!
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    • Profile picture of the author melanied
      I've been full-time for a few years now. Although I do have Offline Clients, that's more like a job than traditional Internet Marketing. But what I'm doing for them is the same thing I do for my own sites, and ultimately I own the company (with a couple of partners), so I consider myself full time in IM!
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  • Profile picture of the author Laura B
    If I cut my hours on the computer in half, I'd be working full-time. This "job" is just so addictive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Online Bliss
    I'll be honest.
    I was full time and thought the good life would last forever.
    Then came failure and the money just did not keep coming.
    I am now in rebuild mode and only part time. Thankfully I am still
    self employed with offline audio production projects.
    Everything in online marketing keeps changing and sometimes
    ruins my plans. I once thought I knew it all, I do not.
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    You've got it Made
    with the Guy in the Shades!
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  • Profile picture of the author Power and Wealth
    Nothing is more rewarding than empowering yourself to reach your own goals on your own terms each and every single day. I have been full time for about 4 years now and I never regret the move I made. I have honestly never been happier. Every day is a challenge, but so is working for someone else. I never reached my full potential in internet marketing until I began doing it full time. There's just something about the pressure to survive that brings out something inside you that you might have never known you had.
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  • Profile picture of the author donmccobb
    I'm just doing Internet Marketing trying to add to my retirement income. Can't say that I've been very successful as yet, but I'm working hard.

    Don McCobb
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    Don McCobb blogging at http://marketingourvisions.com and http://moneymakingonline.us.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author MisterMunch
    Full time IM employee.

    Working towards adding a full time income or two from my own projects
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  • Profile picture of the author BiancaRaven
    I've been very happily full time for a little over 6 years now and I'm never going back. This is just too much fun
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  • Profile picture of the author chrislreeb
    I was teaching a High School Automotive Technology course until January 2009 when the school system did away with the program and I decided that I would never work for anyone else again. I am climbing a steep learning curve to become a successful IMer and having a great time with it. I have spent a lot of money but I really expect to make it back quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    I've been full-time online for over a year now. An unexpected promotion in my offline career kept me there longer than I really cared to stay, or needed to for that matter. The long-term benefits of extending my offline career outweighed the short-term benefits of going full-time online sooner than I chose to.

    I spent five years tweaking my exit strategy from my offline job, and it worked out quite marvelously. Careful planning and timing are everything.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author isha
    Originally Posted by AndrewK View Post

    Hey guys,

    I just had the thought, I wonder how many warriors are full time with IM. Meaning no job, just IM for all your financial needs.

    It'd be interesting to see. Inspirational for new people as well.

    I've been full time for about 2 years.

    Andrew
    Yup I guess I'm in that category! I have been in IM full-time for about 2-3 years now! I love the freedom and working for myself.

    I don't think I could ever work for anyone else again!

    Isha
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  • Profile picture of the author landonwiggs
    I think the whole point is to work LESS each week and not become a full timer. outsource most of your work so you can focus on how to grow your business rather than focusing on submitting articles, writing articles, building backlinks, building websites and so on.

    I thought the whole point of internet marketing was to enjoy your free time and not have to worry about money?
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    I have been full time without J.o.b since October 29, 2008, but have been making a full time living longer than that.

    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author DeonKrey
    I am one of those full time Internet Marketer myself that's why after couple of years spending 20 hours a week infront of my PC and earning much revenue, that was also the time wherein I planned to start outsourcing some of my business needs and it definitely helped me leverage more than I did it alone. So far, I have 3 staff in place doing all admin, customer support, programming, web development, SEO and graphic designing while I focus on interviewing, contacting affiliates and planning more projects ahead.
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  • I've been full time since the very first day I started in IM. I have no idea how, but I made 4 figures on my first month (I still remember the exact figure: $3080)
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    I'm a full timer too..
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    nothing to see here.

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