Have you quit your 9-5 job?

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Were you able to quit your 9-6 job by earning a full-time income online?
That is great if you did.
How much income were you earning about when you quit? Are you now location independent?
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  • yes I quit my job years ago. Now I can work anywhere I want. Before I quit my job I was making $25 per hour.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jimmy Mailhot
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        Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

        Were you able to quit your 9-6 job by earning a full-time income online?
        That is great if you did.
        How much income were you earning about when you quit? Are you now location independent?
        I quit working for a living early last fall. I held a part time job until March to get out of the house; but got bored with it. So now I'm back to solely working online. I make enough to cover expenses and still build a nest egg.

        Originally Posted by thinktwice View Post

        I left PizzaHut at 19 years old and started working full time online since that time. Well, not really full time... did not work much in the last 4-5 years
        , but free pizza!

        Originally Posted by jeskola View Post

        Yeah - 2 more days to go then i'm out the 9 to 5.

        I waited until i was consistently making double my day job and had several months savings.
        If only more people planned ahead like this, instead of just saying f*** it and going out with nothing.

        Originally Posted by Social App Zone View Post

        Good strategy ... the web is an unpredictable beast
        Only if you build your business "riding the waves"

        Originally Posted by JimmyAffiliateMarketing View Post

        Aren't you afraid of your accounts shutting down or something? I'm working 40h per week, I also do IM but seriously... I have hosting with GoDaddy, my email list is with aweber, I post articles to StreetArticles directory, I do guest blogging and such...

        What if all these companies get shut down for whatever reason... My earnings will get back to 0$. What could I do?

        That's exactly why I keep my job even if I love to do IM full time

        Any answers?
        That is why you don't base the survival of your business on third party websites. Smart marketers will be able to keep on going if any of those sites shut down.
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  • Profile picture of the author James.N
    Not yet. I'm sure there's plenty on this forum that have though! I'm sure its at the point when you really start scaling up that you feel the freedom to quit the 9-5. Even if your online endeavors are making good money it has to be tough to pass up that extra paycheck every 2 weeeks.
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  • Profile picture of the author WriterWahm
    Hmm...I quit my 9-5 and no it wasn't to do IM. I did that to stay home with my baby. Now there are two and I recently had the opportunity to return to the 9-5 thing (lecturing at a local university) but we decided against it for 2 reasons:

    1. I'm not ready to take my kids to a creche and
    2. The pay isn't half as good as what I get from IM
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
      Originally Posted by WriterWahm View Post

      Hmm...I quit my 9-5 and no it wasn't to do IM. I did that to stay home with my baby. Now there are two and I recently had the opportunity to return to the 9-5 thing (lecturing at a local university) but we decided against it for 2 reasons:

      1. I'm not ready to take my kids to a creche and
      2. The pay isn't half as good as what I get from IM
      I'm amazed that you are earning that much from online in Malaysia. That is great. I mean that in a good way.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jere Kuisma
        Excuse me but what the **** does it matter where you live? She's talking about earning ONLINE :rolleyes:

        OT: I'm 17 so I'm still studying and not planning to quit my studies. Might take a year off before going to next school though.

        Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

        I'm amazed that you are earning that much from online in Malaysia. That is great. I mean that in a good way.
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      • Profile picture of the author mikelukjaniec
        I started Internet Marketing a few hours a week when I was still employed full time, until I started making some money. Gradually Internet Marketing took over and I'm now doing it full-time!
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  • Profile picture of the author thinktwice
    I left PizzaHut at 19 years old and started working full time online since that time. Well, not really full time... did not work much in the last 4-5 years
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  • Profile picture of the author MSpencer
    I'm still at my 9-5 job but also working on an online business. You never know when that extra cash will get in handy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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    I've never had a 9-5! There were times I've had to pick up odd jobs and hustle offline because business online was slow, but thankfully I'm blessed to have been independent! I just hope I can keep it that way! =)
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
    Some people are not even able to get jobs. So all they can do is IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author dq70
    No, not yet. Ive been searching the warrior forum for offers and web page ideas. I come from offline marketing in the buisness oppurtunity field (ya know all those biz op magazines at the news stands.) Now looking to put up a biz op online and drive people offline-online to buy! Any good advice warriors?? Ive never been shot wrong from a warrior, and I see alot of op. here!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    These are amazing stories. It is quite inspiration. I am stuck compared to most of you!
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  • Profile picture of the author cmcc360
    Not yet. Gradually getting there. Lots of people have done it so its possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author Omega03
    hi, Is there any opportunity????
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  • Profile picture of the author Henri Lind
    I kinda never had a 9-5 job, but im full-time internet marketer now.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

    Were you able to quit your 9-6 job by earning a full-time income online?
    That is great if you did.
    How much income were you earning about when you quit? Are you now location independent?
    Yes I just went full-time Internet Marketing 3 months ago.. December 2011.. Before that I was earning $80 - $100 per day..

    Yes and I do consider myself independent because I choose to work as and when I want.. I have time to go out relax and chill, have the time to read books, go to the gym etc..

    Although my earning in IM is not as much as working in a full time job, but I'm still happy.. because I'm in control + IM has much greater earning potential compared to a 8 - 5 job..

    Kinda love my life now, praise the Lord

    Jeremiah
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  • Profile picture of the author renegadetmj
    Not yet, but it's a goal I'm absolutely committed to achieving.
    My IM income is about 25% of the 6-figure income I get from my soul-crushing day job, but it's growing nicely.
    As soon as I can maintain it at 125% for 6 months I'm going to grab the plant off my office desk, do a John Travolta strut out of the office, and head on home to burn my business shirts.
    Oooooh yeah!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kange
      Originally Posted by renegadetmj View Post

      Not yet, but it's a goal I'm absolutely committed to achieving.
      My IM income is about 25% of the 6-figure income I get from my soul-crushing day job, but it's growing nicely.
      As soon as I can maintain it at 125% for 6 months I'm going to grab the plant off my office desk, do a John Travolta strut out of the office, and head on home to burn my business shirts.
      Oooooh yeah!
      hahaha John Travolta strutt..Now that would be great to see!! Good with
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneySavingLisa
    Yes I went full time this Monday - but due to my writing services.

    I'm working on building a few niche websites and hope to earn passive income in the mean time. Luckily, my authority sites helps me make a couple hundred a month also.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kange
      Originally Posted by MoneySavingLisa View Post

      I'm working on building a few niche websites and hope to earn passive income in the mean time. Luckily, my authority sites helps me make a couple hundred a month also.
      Hi what type of niches sites are you going? Is it like book download or selling products like an online shop?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kange
    With term internet marketer does this range from running an online store say selling products like gifts-cards, bags, shoes, hampers etc or is the majority selling seo techniques and ebooks? Is the majority doing an online business shipping goods or just file downloads?
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  • Profile picture of the author Koolsteve
    Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

    Were you able to quit your 9-6 job by earning a full-time income online?
    That is great if you did.
    How much income were you earning about when you quit? Are you now location independent?
    Took voluntary redundancy in 2005 to start on-line business - was smartest move I have every made in my life. Will add it did take about a year before I got up to speed with online marketing and making a good living.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian McConnell
    I quit and went full time with IM about 3 years ago... I was an electrician and here in AU they get paid very well, so it was a risk.

    I couldn't make it work doing IM part time. Only when I went full time with IM did it force me to get stuff done and make it work.

    I'm very grateful for IM as it saved me from a job I never liked.
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  • Profile picture of the author Onora Oz
    I've worked in major media/publishing industry for like 20 years

    Pretty neat job if you ask me... until recession killed it in 2008. I'm not a fan of income claims, so I'm not going to tell you how much I was making. But I'm gonna tell this: In the end, I was investing my blood, sweat and tears in someone else's business, not in my own.

    Sometimes, I'm having nightmares where I had to go back to that 9 to 5 thing (it's more like 8 to 8 thing if you're in an industry like media). I do freelance work for the industry (consultation, writing, seminars etc.) but it's more like a hobby now, not a job.

    Here is my lil story if you want to read it. Also, the thread I'm linking to is full of inspiring stories you may not want to miss
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  • Profile picture of the author Jen Eick
    I was laid off late last year. Since then, I've made a concerted effort to launch my own online biz, rather than succumb to another day job. I had already worked on getting my own business started for some time. Now that I'm working from home on this FT, I'm confident that my former career slowed down my efforts by at least 75%. I was disillusioned with the field I had been working in, anyway...long hours, pay not at all commensurate with effort I was putting in, and very little time and energy left to put toward anything else at the end of the day. I've thought for years that I could succeed at an online venture, if I had the time. So, now, I'm pouring my all into making my dream happen...knowing that if I can't make this a "go", the alternative is having to get another day job!
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  • Profile picture of the author chinadigipro
    I never quit my job cuz i've never been in one yet...I firmly believe that i can nurture myself and gain experience plus earn good money by doing IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author werpetalpushers
    Yes, I quit my 9 to 5 in August 2011. The best decision I ever made!!
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  • Profile picture of the author MasonRamm
    Yes I too quit my job (back in 2003) when I made 3k a month average
    and have been a fulltime marketer ever since.
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  • Profile picture of the author canada94
    You should make sure that if you quit the 9-5, you regularly double your day job salary every month for 6 consecutive months, and then make sure you have residual incomes coming in, membership sites etc as well as your online income.

    Hope this helps


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    • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
      Originally Posted by canada94 View Post

      You should make sure that if you quit the 9-5, you regularly double your day job salary every month for 6 consecutive months, and then make sure you have residual incomes coming in, membership sites etc as well as your online income.

      Hope this helps


      kevin
      Nice advice right there...think re-billing!
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

    Were you able to quit your 9-6 job by earning a full-time income online?
    That is great if you did.
    How much income were you earning about when you quit? Are you now location independent?
    When I hit the 4k a month mark (4 years ago) I found it was time to take a more serious approach of my IM business. Now totally doing everything online. Also I love the fact I can reach way more people online, hence help a lot more people.. more than I could do when doing offline stuff! That's what keeps me going.. happy and satisfied customers.

    I would recommend you to go all online as well when you can pay your bills at the end of the month and still have some money to invest.

    Hope this helps

    Steven
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  • Profile picture of the author joergHaus
    Well I lost my business a couple of years and now I am dong IM only. Actually making more now!
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  • Profile picture of the author funkynassau
    Not yet, and dont plan to. Our online biz is still growing nicely but not to the point where the day job can go. Plus we want to hang in there with the day job til old enough to collect the Canada pension. Got quite a few years to go before that happens.

    Hubby works the day job, I am the one at home tending to the online biz. Tho he's the brains behind it.
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    I think it is dangerous to quit 9-5 job however well we may do in Internet marketing. 9-5 job is a permanent earner for us whereas Internet marketing is seasonal I believe! Any comments?
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    • Profile picture of the author nickdamodda
      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      I think it is dangerous to quit 9-5 job however well we may do in Internet marketing. 9-5 job is a permanent earner for us whereas Internet marketing is seasonal I believe! Any comments?
      Seasonal? Defiantly not.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sharon Trainor
      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      I think it is dangerous to quit 9-5 job however well we may do in Internet marketing. 9-5 job is a permanent earner for us whereas Internet marketing is seasonal I believe! Any comments?
      With the economy being in the state it is, it's now Dangerous
      to rely solely on the traditional 9-5 J.O.B.
      , which, IMO has become 'seasonal and unstable'.

      Internet Marketing - done properly - is to me a much more reliable & stable way to earn a living.
      Not to mention Being Your Own Boss, calling all of the shots AND having FUN at the same time

      I'll take B.Y.O.B. over B.J.O.B. any day of the week, month, year, Lifetime!



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    • Profile picture of the author cashtree
      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      I think it is dangerous to quit 9-5 job however well we may do in Internet marketing. 9-5 job is a permanent earner for us whereas Internet marketing is seasonal I believe! Any comments?
      I agree it can be dangerous/scary to quit the 9-5, but IM definitely isn't just seasonal, you can make a lot of money, year round, just have to get your streams flowing make sure they don't try up by continuing to work hard if one or some do dry up, just dig new ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenwaldo
    I don't work a 9-5, but to be fair I never did =)

    Dropped out of college to be a full time IMer - Represent!
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    • Profile picture of the author Noel Cunningham
      Originally Posted by stephenwaldo View Post

      I don't work a 9-5, but to be fair I never did =)

      Dropped out of college to be a full time IMer - Represent!
      Hey Stephen,

      I think if I knew what job I would be doing now (and how much I hate it) I probably would have dropped out too!! Keep focused on your goals mate and you have every chance of making it... You don't need a college degree to make money - def not nowadays. Good luck with it
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel Cunningham
    No, not yet unfortunately but I've set a few goals this year and all going well this summer could see the axe fall on my "beloveth" desk job

    Oh what a happy day that will be!!
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  • Profile picture of the author tchavez
    quit my 9-5 2 years ago in exchange of an online job. Still 7 hours/day though but I get to work anytime but have to consume the 7 hours/day. Still very good when you are in the Philippines. Will be a full time IM (on my own) soon hopefully.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lyfe Lyte
    OH YES! lol many years ago....I was earning about $100k a year when I quit...so happy I did.....the freedom is amazing....I know know enough to never....ever go back to the "regular" workforce lol...it's amazing what knowledge can do for you!

    Lyfe
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    I am soon planning to quit it,,,lets see how it goes but currently i make more money on line then my full time job
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  • Profile picture of the author sanwacik
    Originally Posted by Alyona The Publicist View Post

    Yes, but now I have a 24 hour 7 days a week - as an internet marketer - LOL
    LOL....the difference is though - I'm sure you LOVE what it is that you're doing now!

    I think IM is the most fun way to earn an income. And you're right...it's an 24/7 work load!
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    • Profile picture of the author marknel
      I left my full time HR job to take care of my kids, and its 3 yrs since I have started IM. Its 4-6 hrs max daily and happy with my growth.
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    • Profile picture of the author DNY
      Not yet. I will soon

      Hopefully this year.
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    • Profile picture of the author Social Media Ava
      I haven't quit YET! I wish my job was a 9 to 5, but it's more like Midnight to 8am. I can't really complain too much because the pay is pretty good, but I HATE IT. I hope to quit in the next 6 months and realize a 20 year old dream: To Own My Own Business! Nice thread.
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  • Quit my job four years ago, but lived off of savings and did a lot of consulting work in the beginning to make ends meet. Now I make enough money from my AdSense sites alone to not have to do anything else - so I don't.

    I should say that I don't make as much money as I did when I had a "real job" (I worked in finance and the pay was great) but life is better than it has been for a very long time. I had a dream of being able to travel as much as I want, and that dream has come true. Most of 2011 was spent overseas - I got a second home in Malaysia, and spent months on the beaches in Thailand, and enjoyed some great times in England as well.

    My two main keys to success:

    1. Learning from the right people.
    I wanted to make a living with low maintenance niche sites, so I learned from someone who made a living from low maintenance niche sites - NOT some clueless clown selling ebooks on how to do it, as almost all the ebooks I've seen on the stuff are mostly useless "I think if you do this it will work" stuff and written by people who clearly don't do it themselves (hence the need to sell ebooks for a living).
    2. Constant work. Constant productive work, I should say. When you realize that what you're doing works, then just keep doing it. And do the work that matters, and for me that is writing, buying and publishing articles. I publish a lot of articles every day, and that's what makes me money. I don't waste a lot of time of forums, facebook, twitter, blogs or any of that crap. I just publish stuff to my own sites and other people's sites. Some time is spent on forums, twitter etc to get some links and whatnot, and some time is spent finding more people to cooperate with and build relationships with. But most of my time is just spent publishing articles, which I am sure I could do in my sleep by now. I've made some changes in the way I work, but it still comes down to publishing material on my own sites (which I do more and more of) and submitting stuff to other sites (which I do less and less of).

    If you're into making money online because you want an absolutely unbeatable lifestyle, then just work at it until you've got it. There's is so much money to be made online, and the rewards of being able to live like this is just... it's amazing stuff, to be honest. There WILL be ups and downs, and there ARE downsides to working like this too, but for me there's not many things I would trade it for. It's not just the fact that I am able to travel so much now, but also the fact that I can take a lot of time off from work and do other things (right now I spend a large part of my day in my studio composing music, for instance) which I could never do if I had a boss. Lately I've been thinking about doing some kind of volunteer work with animals too, so I'm looking into that. Could I take time off from a real job and do that and still make money at the same time? Obviously not. While I still need to do a little bit of work every day to keep things afloat, I do have sites that I have not worked on for a long time that make more money now than they did then. So knowing what I know now, I would have been an absolute fool had I not decided in 2007 that THIS is what I really should be doing. It turned out to be the right choice.
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      I haven't quit, as such.

      It's too hot and work for my company has dried up so I only have 7 days left.

      I'm still going to look for another job, but I'm sure as hell gonna do IM full-time until I get one.

      I'm not making any money yet. In fact I haven't even started my two new sites yet, lol.

      I actually cannot wait now.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedog
    Quit my job about 2 weeks ago
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    • Profile picture of the author brit16
      I wish soo bad that I could quit and keep my son home with me. But that is not even close to realistic, in fact we are so desperate at the moment that I am even considering trying to change careers! ( I am a teacher in Texas and the pay sucks!)
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      • Profile picture of the author WebPen
        Originally Posted by brit16 View Post

        I wish soo bad that I could quit and keep my son home with me. But that is not even close to realistic, in fact we are so desperate at the moment that I am even considering trying to change careers! ( I am a teacher in Texas and the pay sucks!)
        You should move to California... they pay their state/county employees so much, it's no wonder the state is flat broke.

        As for me, still got the day job. When you're in the military, you're locked into the job a bit more than 99% of other employers!
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  • Profile picture of the author hidden ninja
    2 years ago, when I quit my job I was making $50 and now X,XXX
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  • Profile picture of the author genuine86
    Wow, this is an excellent post! Very motivating. I still work a 9 to 5, but I'm aiming on doing IM full time Q4 2012.
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  • Profile picture of the author gasman
    Yes I was able to quit my 9-5 job about a year and a half ago. There are so many ways to make money online that there is no need to have a boss looking over your shoulder all day. All you have to do is find something that works and stick to it until you can leave the old job behind. My problem at first was bouncing around from one project to another and not really finding out if they would pan out first. Once I found something that worked and put my time into it the sky was the limit!
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    I have worked for myself for about 11 years now but the first 10 years were in direct sales offline. I have built up my own SEO business which is 100% online and have been doing this successfully for around 6 months...i.e. enough income to support myself!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I had a great IT/computer job. I spoiled my boss and then finally decided to kick the bucket and quit. After that, i gravitated to online marketing... well actually Ebay (where i became a Powerseller and Top Rated Seller). However the ebay lifestyle wasn't what i wanted. Make great money tho. Now i have 2 sites that are bringing in the bacon for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Yes, Quit over 2 years ago. It opens up a whole new world in many areas of life. My goal is to keep it this way for the rest of my life and I'm only 26. Having said this, I tried day and night to make money online for about 2 years ... I kept trying and the hard work payed off.
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  • Profile picture of the author nickdamodda
    I never started! I'm lucky because of my age, a lot of people on here didn't get the opportunity.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I had a fat ugly female boss way back. There is no way I am going back to that. I make my living from clickbank now and have never really looked back.

    P.S. I really did have a fat female boss. And for the records she never wore deodorant. There I said it. LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Sharon Trainor
    So very glad I found this thread

    At this point in my life, IM is the only option open
    to me that will allow me to become self sustaining
    once again - hopefully far above and beyond any of
    my past incomes at my J.O.B.'s.

    The possibility of being able to accomplish my goals
    and dreams for my self and my 10 yr. old daughter
    doing something I LOVE while regaining my independence
    is extremely exciting to me
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  • Profile picture of the author payment proof
    My 9-5 job is now making money online with sites that are both free to join and offer free ways to make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author giseo
    Yes been like 5-6 years now I can't remember.
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  • Profile picture of the author cleanerupper
    What types of revenue streams do you guys have? I'm looking for specific examples such as adsense, clickbank, ebooks, article writing, seo services, and so on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Grant
    Hey Guys,

    I sold my soul to full time IM about 4 years ago but got a bit waylaid last year when I wansered off into sports trading systems. This provided me with the headspace and the clarity to come back into IM with a mission and new focus on success

    Good luck to those who dare!
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Int
    I've been in business for myself since 2010. With my previous work as a consultant I was, unfortunately, location dependent. Becoming a full time Warrior has solved that issue. ;-)

    I do still grab a part time job now and then, though, especially if I start to feel too comfortable. It's a great reminder of why I wanted this so bad... :-P


    Cheers,
    -Adrian
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  • Profile picture of the author SpicyRobby
    Having a 9-5 job isn't the worst thing in the world! Although I make decent money from my blog (not the one in the signature, it's called English Harmony), I still have a job because I have more than enough time to work on my blog in the evenings.

    Plus, I can rest assured that should anything happen to my blog - sudden traffic drops etc. - I'll never run out of money and I can balance my family finances just fine.

    Everyone has a dream of making living from blogging, affiliate marketing and selling info products full time; yet few mention the following issues:

    * social exclusion;
    * procrastination;
    * unexpected events.

    Personally I was out of work for 9 months back in 2008. I thought I'd go nuts. I was sitting in the front of my laptop and just couldn't get anything done because of the following phenomenon:

    The more time you have to do something, the less likely you're about to take action NOW!

    Yes, I know the whole time management thing etc, yet I find that I perform best under pressure and late night content creation and video production is what keeps my creative juices flowing.

    And after all - it's the big earners who can afford sacking their bosses and living nice lifestyles.

    I make about 2k $ a month and it still wouldn't be enough to make my ends meet as I happen to have a family and live in an expensive country.

    When I double my online income - I'll think about it. For now I enjoy getting the best of both worlds, and please don't get sucked into the "you've GOTTA quit your job to make any money online" myth! ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Natlex
    I quit around when I was making $1,500 a month... More than a year ago now. I don't think I would ever go back now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wes Gomer
    Quitting your 9-5 job is the best thing after having a 9-5 job in the first place.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Lin
    Quit my job because I was forced to do so. But I'm glad I did because now I'm a full Internet Marketer
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  • Profile picture of the author Enirose Gabales
    i think a 9 - 5 would be a lot easy hahah, working online is more then full time for me, but i love it
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  • Profile picture of the author Victoralexon
    I was not earning anything off of my online efforts when I quit my day job, but I had some money saved up. I also had a low entry job. So in worst case I could have just gotten another one if I would have felt that I needed one.
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    Its good when you are your own boss.
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  • Profile picture of the author andrewm
    I am still employed with the 9-5 (Rat Race), but hope to be self employed in IM one day soon.

    The responses here are very encouraging. As a result, it gives me hope in knowing that this is possible.

    Michael thanks for starting this inspiring thread.

    Andrew


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    Were you able to quit your 9-6 job by earning a full-time income online?
    That is great if you did.
    How much income were you earning about when you quit? Are you now location independent?
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    Still stuck at mine, but now that I'm building my list, I'm VERY confident I'll be out in a few months or less.

    If I'm still stuck at my 9-5 by 2013, then I did something wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author ttdub
    Not yet! Hopefully I'll be there soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author PattC
      Very inspiring thread, and congratulations to all the people who are doing IM full-time. That is my goal also, and reading that so many have made that dream come true, lets me know that I can do it too.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    i went full time in IM 5 months ago

    i had a part time job as an SEO executive but sold some adsense sites start of december for a high 4 figure sum which gave me some breathing space

    that money along with what i was making at the time i decided to take the plunge and go full time

    5 months later and im doing fine and my business is growing every month and so is my income :-)

    paul
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  • Profile picture of the author jslawrenc
    A related question for all you full time IM folks. How many hours a week do you work now compared to when you had a traditional job? Obviously, the time commitment getting started would be high for most but I would think part of the allure of going full time into a self employed IM business would be eventually having more time freedom for family, vacations, etc.. Maybe that's not a realistic expectation?
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  • Profile picture of the author raheelmushtaq
    i am doing 9-6 job and then work at home on my personal blogs..!
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  • Profile picture of the author Norfolk
    I quite my different-hours-job couple months back. I love the free time and not having a boss. It's still not a dream life financially and other issues, but I'm getting there. Should be all set up great by August.
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  • Profile picture of the author James B
    Unfortunately I havent gotten to that level yet, like most warriors on this forum. I still got a quite a bit to go before even considering any level just trying to pay the bills.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffduhon
    I'll be there in a few months, congrats to everyone who has made it or is hustling to get there!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    Not yet, but revenues are increasing and I'm earning a helpful 2nd income.
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  • Profile picture of the author UW
    very inspirational. i hope that i never have to work a real job in my life. i love IM and its my passion
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Mills
    Looking to quit this year hopefully.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Monroe
    Never had a day job, fresh from college straight to I.M. Been in the game just over 2 years, and in that time I have made WAY more than I could have in a job. Life is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author bbjumpman
    Soon I hope..I've been doing IM for almost 10 years but typically on the side. Made some extra money but nothing to quite my regular career yet.
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  • No, I am still in 9-5 job. Still no cash flow from IM. Not sure when i can quit
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