Here I am.. In the parking lot of my Day Job!

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Lame! You all are going to crap yourself, but I'd like to let you know I make a grand total of... That's right... $12 an hour. Which means after taxes my paychecks come out to a whopping $405 per week. LOL.

I'll say one thing though. If Peerfly and / or Neverblue accept me into their networks then I'll be quitting soon. I have so many ideas on how to market offline some of these CPA offers... And build my list!

Wish me luck, I may get a phone call from them today at work and will gladly take it! Working for the man sucks. It's time to truly change and make life better and more livable!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
    Originally Posted by marketforus1 View Post

    I'll say one thing though. If Peerfly and / or Neverblue accept me into their networks then I'll be quitting soon. I have so many ideas on how to market offline some of these CPA offers... And build my list!
    Good luck. I just wouldn't quit until your online income exceeds your offline income. I know you want out ASAP (who doesn't)... but just play it smart.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by Brian Tayler View Post

      Good luck. I just wouldn't quit until your online income exceeds your offline income. I know you want out ASAP (who doesn't)... but just play it smart.
      ^^This. The last thing you want is to be that guy completely broke and starting a thread on the WF about it. Wait it out until the right time. You'll find as you make more money online, your offline job becomes just a bit more bearable, because there is a definite end in sight.
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  • Profile picture of the author Warrior Roy
    It's good for a lot of people to work the day job until they can replace the income on a regular basis, before they quit.

    How long it takes to achieve your goals in this business is hard to nail down, but if you don't give up it will happen.

    So that day job will be gone sooner or later.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
    Great that you are looking for change but don't hate your day job too much. It will provide the stability you need to make mistakes with your marketing that could otherwise knock you out of the game.

    Why are you waiting to be accepted into an affiliate network? If you believe you have a way to build your list then get to it. Use the time to find out what they want so you can present an offer they need and want rather than randomly swinging.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author DeanotheHermit
    Yes defo hold fire until you are making money online first of you may be cap in hand asking for you job back! sounds harsh but that's the way it can go, so best to at least have some funds to fall back on.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by Brian Tayler View Post

    Good luck. I just wouldn't quit until your online income exceeds your offline income.
    And does so for enough months in a row that you can be reasonably confident that it will continue.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Autrey
    Thanks for all the responses! You guys are great. I've found so many ways to make money on this forum I really wanna show it to everyone I know, but first I'll do some trial and error starting this weekend.

    Thanks again.
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    Good luck, I hope you get to leave that parking lot behind you very soon!
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    Good Luck Mate! If you believe on it I'm sure you will be successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Just have to echo the others. Don't quit your job until you're making more than you are making in your job. Preferably have some emergency money in the savings account as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Autrey
    These CPA Networks take a while don't they? Maybe I should message Lukepeerfly on here to ask him if there's anything I can do to start working with Peerfly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mav91890
    Well I was making $8.32 after being at the same company for 3 years busting my a**. So you were lucky.
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  • Profile picture of the author jivens
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    Don't feel bad, I made $9/hour at a job that I was at for SEVEN YEARS! Yeah, that's bad. Until I told my bosses to stick it (that feels pretty good)
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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    Do yourself a favor and do not quit your job before you have not made a penny online. You need to get proper systems in place, then you can quit. Making 1600/mo is extremely, extremely doable very fast, so just make sure you are safe.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    What people say about waiting to quit your job is definitely the best & most intelligent advice.

    I'm still not sure if its "perfect" advice however.

    The ONLY reason I say that, is I quit my job before I had an income to replace it.
    But what happened was I kind of just "snapped" one day from the pressure I put myself through.

    I quit my job under the overwhelming understanding that I would do ANYTHING & EVERYTHING it took to replace that income.

    For 3 weeks I didn't work, or do anything. I read read read. I also missed out on a lot of sleep and was very stressed out.

    I thought back to the day I quit my job, and asked myself, "where did that state go?!" That state of feeling invincible, like I was willing to put myself through hell and back just to succeed at SOMETHING.

    It made me rather mad at myself, almost disgusted. So I picked up Bob Ross's mail marketing WSO, shut the computer off, and got serious about my life.

    I went out for 2 weeks and sold every spot on that card.

    It was a feeling I will never forget till the day I die.
    I also question, "what would have happened had I NOT quit my job?" I really wonder if I'd still be bitching about hating my boss, being broke all the time, never being happy about my life.

    I am NOT recommending you quit your job. It was more a judgement call and I just kinda believed in myself I guess after a lifetime of never believing in myself.

    It had a potent effect on my outlook for life.
    It has triggered a whole host of other positive experiences as well.

    Trust me I still have tons of things I can get stressed out about, and sometimes I do, but the point is this life is just farrr better than what I was doing before.

    I took a large risk, which I probably shouldn't, but for me fortunately it paid off.

    Thats ALL I will say.
    You can quit your job, and easily wind up in a worse situation. But I was feeling so much fear at the time I think in some weird respect I became numb to it. For a long enough period to make that "transition".

    I still have tons of stuff I haven't accomplished, don't even consider myself close to the level other people on here are, but I'm very content, and thats something I definitely didn't have before.

    STAY STRONG AND STAY FOCUSED.
    I do believe you can achieve anything you want in life but I don't think you'll achieve a thing unless you actually believe in yourself first.

    That doesn't mean giving yourself a pep talk everyday, it means literally shifting out of your old state of being, and into something totally new and different.

    Just like that gatorade commerical says. Anytime I see it now it makes me ponder quite deeply.

    "If you want a revolution, the only solution, evolve."

    -Red
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    • Profile picture of the author MP80
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      What people say about waiting to quit your job is definitely the best & most intelligent advice.

      I'm still not sure if its "perfect" advice however.

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      Great comment, Red.. Playing it safe is not for everyone; it depends a lot on the mindset, personality type, and commitments/obligations that you have (family, etc.)

      Personally, whenever I have wanted to quit something, I just quit. For me, there is nothing like having my back to the wall to bring out the best in me. No matter what it cost me, I would never spend one day longer than was necessary doing anything that I hated.
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  • Profile picture of the author CPAGodFather
    yeh IM is still volatile and constantly changing. Like everyone else before me has said, don't quit just yet. IM takes a little bit of time to master. Build up a good bankroll before quitting.
    A good measure is to keep your bank balance above your 1 year total expenses always.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Ronue
    Both ways work, you can look at the bright side either way. You can quit and work your butt off (and you will) to replace your income.

    Or you can work your day job until you replace your income BUT be limited as to how much time you can realistically give to your new online/offline endeavors. (won't be much with a full time job).

    So with that said (or written), you have to look at your personal circumstances and not just listen to blanket advice that might not fit your situation. If you have a (paid) roof over your head and can afford to work part-time, or find another job that works part-time hours (one that you enjoy a bit more/less stress) then that might be a better option.

    Just weight your options and if you can cut back on meals/needless expenses/etc. Do it and you might be able to ease out of your situation before you know it. Working online is NOT easy so you need to have as much time as viably possible.
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    • I've been there so many times, keep on pushing and keep on working. Looking @ the future keeps me motivated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Autrey
    Truly, I work for a good company and they may be hiring me on soon, but still I'd much rather work for myself. I telemarket here at the company but I could be telemarketing some Web Design + SEO services and make a lot more on my own. It's a stable check, until I get going. If things really work out with CPA and solo ads and what not, I'd like to move out of Dallas for a year.

    I'm looking to the future for motivation!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alohatom
    Good luck..and just a heads up...for me anyway promoting CPA offers was tough going.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Autrey
    well Alohatom, others say differently. Just gotta know where and how to market I suppose.
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  • Profile picture of the author watto123
    I love coming on here and reading about people's experiences and worries. It matches closely to my own and makes me feel much better about things.
    Doing IM can be quite a lonely business and sometimes you can end up doing quite a bit of naval gazing, which can zap your confidence.

    For me I have made a plan to quit - as soon as I did that I felt in control of my life. Amazing what a difference that can make. I still have 4 months to go until I quit, but in that time i know what I need to achieve. I have my goal and I am working towards it.
    I am also assessing my finances to cut out everything unnecessary and build a few savings up before that day comes.

    I am so focused on that goal that nothing will stop me now.... Today IM tomorrow the World !! Ha ! Ha!....

    Good Luck to you - Whatever you choose....
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    I love coming on here and reading about people's experiences and worries. It matches closely to my own and makes me feel much better about things.
    Doing IM can be quite a lonely business and sometimes you can end up doing quite a bit of naval gazing, which can zap your confidence.

    For me I have made a plan to quit - as soon as I did that I felt in control of my life. Amazing what a difference that can make. I still have 4 months to go until I quit, but in that time i know what I need to achieve. I have my goal and I am working towards it.
    I am also assessing my finances to cut out everything unnecessary and build a few savings up before that day comes.

    I am so focused on that goal that nothing will stop me now.... Today IM tomorrow the World !! Ha ! Ha!....

    Good Luck to you - Whatever you choose....
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  • Profile picture of the author rontheitguy
    Yes, good advice above! I left my day job a few months ago to walk into a business opportunity with a friend and long story short, things didn't work out like we'd hoped. Now I'm 'that guy' struggling to take care of a family and cover the bills and it's a tough life right now! So work night and day to build things while you're still making something! Much less stress that way! Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Working sucks. Well... not computer networking lol. I like online marketing better.
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    • Profile picture of the author PR Wizard
      I completely understand where you're coming from. I'm ready to dive in full-time too but I just can't take the leap yet. I need to keep saving and marching on for awhile until I can comfortably make the choice to leave my day job behind. If you are seriously planning to ditch your job I do admire your fearlessness but I really wouldn't recommend it. Most companies don't payout commissions right away even if you do start making sales immediately out of the gate so you likely won't be receiving money as quickly as you do from your current job. Save your pennies and keep working until you start seeing some consistent $$ from cpa.

      Besides, it will be much more fun to quit when you have had some success and $$ in the bank.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Curtis
        There isn't just a single answer to your dilemma. You've gotten a lot of good and heartfelt advice, some on each side of the equation.

        You could continue your job, save your money, develop your business in your off hours and have resources with which to invest. This approach is fine, but has two potential downsides.

        One is that by doing this your paid job interferes with your new business and because of this you never reach your goal. The other is that the job is so demeaning or demoralizing that it affects you mentally and causes you to fail where you would have otherwise succeeded.

        Alternatively, you could quit now and throw yourself into developing your business. There are obvious advantages to this approach, but whether it turns out to be the right choice for you depends on the degree of success you achieve, and you cannot predict that with certainty at this time.

        Weigh these two alternatives carefully, and make your best decision. Then make a realistic business plan and apply yourself to it with the best of your ability.

        If you approach it this way, however it turns out, you know you made the best choice possible based on the information available to you, and that is all any of us can do in our businesses and in life in general.
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  • Profile picture of the author gushy0202
    Good that you have the inner fire to win, you sure will get that breakthrough and all the best for the same...
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  • Profile picture of the author andrekhrisna
    So many people concern about your situation here.
    I suggest almost the same thing.
    Keep doing your job while discipline yourself to learn about internet marketing without spending any dime.

    You've got spend about 3-4 hours/day.
    More is better.
    Read all great threads here (i mean most viewed thread, not most replied one).
    You must gain good understanding about how to start making income from internet.
    Don't just jump to any opt-in.
    Don't be overwhelmed and try any WSO blindly.
    Discover your way in this IM world.

    There are several basic yet most important skill you must learn and hone it every day:
    1. Copywriting (i can help you by sharing some materials about this).
    2. Set up a website (buy domain name, set up hosting, use WordPress, etc.)
    3. Simple graphic design skills.
    4. SEO.
    5. Link building and understanding of how to get traffic.
    6. Know who is the honest one in this industry, you may try SmartPassiveIncome with Pat, CopyBlogger, etc.
    7. Ability to self motivate yourself and set up your mind to never surrender and keep going day by day.

    Success is your right, fellow warrior!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Like others have said, don't quite just yet and stay VERY focused in your online ventures.
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  • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
    I wish you good luck. Make more money than your day job so that you can quit your day job and make a full time living online.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkSalmon
      Not quitting your job until your online income exceeds your offline income seems like sensible advice but you could remain in that rut for a long time.

      Some of the best internet marketers seem to have got their businesses going only when their back was against the wall - the pain was sufficient to move them out of their comfort zone.

      Sometimes you have to burn your boats and walk through the fire. It's not easy, it's not comfortable but if you have a strong enough reason to succeed, you can find a way.

      This is not sensible advice but all business is a risk - 80% of internet marketers never earn a penny online and only 4% make a good living.

      These are the facts - so you need enough determination, skill and persistence to be that one person in 20 that hacks their way through the internet marketing jungle to a better life.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by MarkSalmon View Post

        Some of the best internet marketers seem to have got their businesses going only when their back was against the wall - the pain was sufficient to move them out of their comfort zone.
        Mark, when it comes to the IM/MMO markets, that particular "hero story" is one of the most used. If one believed everything used to sell these products, one could get the idea that the only way to succeed online is to get rid of all your stuff, burn all your bridges, and move into your car.

        The key word in your statement above is "seem."

        We never hear from the ones that failed, even though they outnumber the successes by at least 20:1...

        Originally Posted by MarkSalmon View Post

        Sometimes you have to burn your boats and walk through the fire. It's not easy, it's not comfortable but if you have a strong enough reason to succeed, you can find a way.
        You notice that whoever ordered the burning of the boats didn't consult the soldiers he was stranding?

        You are right in that the 'burn the boats' strategy is not easy or comfortable. You forget to mention that it's often unsuccessful.

        So which course is right for the OP? Only the future knows for sure.

        One way he can get an idea of what he really wants to do is to simply flip a coin. Heads, he keeps his job. Tails, he burns the boats and quits. Flip that coin high, watch it go up, watch it land.

        It doesn't matter how the coin actually lands. By the time it does, the coin flipper will know which way he wants it to land...
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          I have a silly newbie question.. what are Peerfly and Neverblue? :confused:
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            Originally Posted by PinkPixie View Post

            I have a silly newbie question.. what are Peerfly and Neverblue? :confused:
            CPA Affiliate networks
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    Advice:if you want to get accepted,dont just wait for their call,you call them!
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Autrey
    Update: I got accepted into Peerfly, thank goodness. That's at least one route I can go. Plan on doing some small things this weekend when I get paid.
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  • Profile picture of the author goindeep
    Originally Posted by marketforus1 View Post

    Lame! You all are going to crap yourself, but I'd like to let you know I make a grand total of... That's right... $12 an hour. Which means after taxes my paychecks come out to a whopping $405 per week. LOL.

    I'll say one thing though. If Peerfly and / or Neverblue accept me into their networks then I'll be quitting soon. I have so many ideas on how to market offline some of these CPA offers... And build my list!

    Wish me luck, I may get a phone call from them today at work and will gladly take it! Working for the man sucks. It's time to truly change and make life better and more livable!
    Do it. Quit now

    Hehe just kidding.
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  • Profile picture of the author enterforum
    thats great....best of luck...
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  • Profile picture of the author ankur sharma
    Dont quit, unless you make atleast $2k per month. Plus you got atleast $16k in your savings account.
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  • Profile picture of the author HostWind
    Why not do both for as long as you can? If you even match your current income, if you can upkeep both job and IM thats double the money!
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    • Profile picture of the author volit
      Did you ever hear back from Neverblue? I am a rep there and can help you possibly get in the door.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    Awwww man, I was expecting a pic of you in the parking lot when I opened this thread up...
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    Originally Posted by marketforus1 View Post

    Lame! You all are going to crap yourself, but I'd like to let you know I make a grand total of... That's right... $12 an hour. Which means after taxes my paychecks come out to a whopping $405 per week. LOL.
    $405 a week is nothing to LOL at when there are so many people out there struggling to find a job. If you think $405 a week is something to laugh at, quit your job now so someone more appreciative can have it.
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