Quitting your Job to start internet marketing?

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Has anybody in this forum ever had to quit their normal job to start internet marketing full time?

How much did you need to be making before you quit your job?

Do you find that you learn more quickly if you quit your normal job?

Thanks for people who answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    What kind of questions are these?

    How much did you need to be making before you quit your job?

    How about, enough to cover your bills and expenses.

    Do you find that you learn more quickly if you quit your normal job?

    No. Because now you're under pressure without any income.

    I'd say you should stay working and forget IM.
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    • Profile picture of the author TomYevsikov
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      What kind of questions are these?

      How much did you need to be making before you quit your job?

      How about, enough to cover your bills and expenses.

      Do you find that you learn more quickly if you quit your normal job?

      No. Because now you're under pressure without any income.

      I'd say you should stay working and forget IM.
      Good points, but forget IM? why? this is a golden opportunity for this guy, just like it was for me and you and others all over the internet.

      DON'T forget IM, keep learning and you will make it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sonny Am
    Hey,

    A similar question was asked yesterday, and there were some really good responses and some good advice on this. If you look down page 1 or 2 of this sub forum youll come across it.

    There are plenty of people who quit their jobs to start internet marketing full time.

    They usually fall into three catogaries from what I gathered.

    1. Built up their internet marketing businesses whilst still at work, and quit when they were earning enough to supplement thier job income

    2. Lost their jobs, or were in a difficult situation in thier lives and turned to IM to make some money, and then went from there.

    3. People that just got sick of thier jobs, and followed the IM dream, regardless of earning a wage at work, and not having a full money making IM business set up prior to quitting.

    Personally, I think you would learn more quickly if you quit a job, youd fail faster and take IM more seriously as it would be your only source of income, you'll also have a lot more time.

    Im not telling you to quit your job, no one can make these decisions for you, the most anyone can do is give you some advice, and its up to you what you do with it.

    I hope this helps.


    thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Lots of people here have quit their job to do IM.

    I did it myself a few years ago.

    The answers to your questions will be different for different people.

    I actually found that I struggled with things like boredom and lack of human interaction when I started working at home solely in IM. Because I'm single it meant I was just home alone all the time so I found myself going out volunteering for local projects and finding reasons to get out of the house.

    The 'IM lifestyle' of sitting at home making money with the computer is not all it's cracked up to be.
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    • Profile picture of the author retsced
      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      Lots of people here have quit their job to do IM.

      I did it myself a few years ago.

      The answers to your questions will be different for different people.

      I actually found that I struggled with things like boredom and lack of human interaction when I started working at home solely in IM. Because I'm single it meant I was just home alone all the time so I found myself going out volunteering for local projects and finding reasons to get out of the house.

      The 'IM lifestyle' of sitting at home making money with the computer is not all it's cracked up to be.
      Have you heard of these new laptop thingys they have nowadays Andy?
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
        Everybody is different, but here is my advice, some of which I actually followed when I went full time 6 years ago...

        1. Develop Internet marketing skills and learn how to create income on demand. That is having the confidence to know you could go online and create $100 in 24 hours if you really needed it. $200 in 72 hours etc.

        2. Get 6 months of living expenses in the bank. This takes some of the pressure off of needing to make money on days when it is not coming in.

        3. Figure out what you enjoy and then learn how to outsource the rest of your online business.

        4. Get a business model..i.e. affiliate marketing, network marketing, creating info products, flipping sites, being a blog writer etc.

        There is no set rule for how people go full time, but these 4 rules are good to understand and follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author jingrong
    If you are able to make money online to cover your household expenses and support your family. Why not start full time.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      This topic comes up frequently, and often turns into a long, drawn out discussion. The responses above pretty much cover everything you'll get, minus all the sigs.

      Beyond this point, any responses are likely to be redundant and/or self-serving...
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Originally Posted by MatthewAus View Post

    Has anybody in this forum ever had to quit their normal job to start internet marketing full time?

    How much did you need to be making before you quit your job?

    Do you find that you learn more quickly if you quit your normal job?

    Thanks for people who answer.
    Been doing IM since 2003 and quit my job last 2010... No plan to have an employer ever again..
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  • Profile picture of the author sarah23
    there were some posts here recently where according to the warrior he has resigned from his full time job to concentrate more his IM ..
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    Originally Posted by MatthewAus View Post

    I am a young entrepreneur, 17, and have been making my full time living off of the internet for a year.

    I just wanted to see how everybody else is going.
    Sorry my dude, you have to be 18 to register here now (they're getting serious about enforcing it). Feel free to read around though.

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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Silvey
      If you are new to IM then no; quitting your job for IM could be the worst mistake one can make. Those that have done it successfully have done their homework and know IMing in their field. They have put in months if not years. Have built a system that they have invested a ton of time and money on. A good portion of successful IMers have reached the point where their niches (usually more than one stream of income) are on autopilot/outsourced.

      The main goal in all of this is to make sure you have a solid cash flow to support yourself as well as your family. In other words family first. Only make the transition when you have a solid IM foundation.
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  • Profile picture of the author TwinAngel
    I would rather build my IM biz while working for somebody initially (perhaps for the first one year). I would use some of my pay to support & build my IM biz quickly and I believe not very long, when my IM biz is growing and has built the foundation, then the option to Stay Working or not would be much easier to make.
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    • Profile picture of the author tylerjaysen
      yeah making the transition from working a full time job...to working full time at home is..tough. Some folks can make it happen relatively easy...and others will never be dedicated enough to make it work.

      You have to first....change the way you think. Your mind set will be the most important thing that you will need to focus on.

      No more trading time for dollars...like your mundane JOB.

      However, if you can stay focused and follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before you and done the same thing....and listen to them so that you avoid common mistakes...then you will have a much greater chance of being successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Headfirst
    Originally Posted by MatthewAus View Post

    I am a young entrepreneur, 17, and have been making my full time living off of the internet for a year.

    I just wanted to see how everybody else is going.
    17 year olds dont have a full time living to make.

    If you can make it doing IM, good for you. For every 1000 that try 1 makes it. It might even be worse than that.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Corey Geer
    Originally Posted by MatthewAus View Post

    Has anybody in this forum ever had to quit their normal job to start internet marketing full time?
    HAD TO? I don't believe anyone HAS to quit their job, most people quit their job once their internet marketing career starts to take off.

    How much did you need to be making before you quit your job?
    This really depends on your needs and your living condition.

    Do you find that you learn more quickly if you quit your normal job?
    I guess for some people not having any means of income would pressure them to work harder and learn faster.


    I quit working at normal jobs when I was 18 basically, but I was also ignorant refused to work at some crappy job making minimum wage. If you have a family to support (which I didn't and don't), then it would be selfish and stupid to quit your job and give up consistent income for hopes and dreams. This doesn't mean don't work towards your goal and build your online business so that one day you may quit your job, just don't do something you'll regret or something irresponsible.
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  • Profile picture of the author headmaster211
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    When I started IM I was in college, I used to have a lot of free time apart from sports and other activities as I never attended lectures . I started learning IM then, made few bucks here and there, enough to have a good student life. Then in my last year I started doing it on a large scale, I just wanted to make more money then I'll be getting in a job.

    By the time I graduated this year I was already making way more than I'll be getting in my job which starts next month Oct. I need not do it, but I'm really excited about this new experience in job.

    I don't know if I helped you (your question), just wanted to share this.
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  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    I had quit my job earlier this year to take on IM full-time and it was one of the best choices I've made in my life. I had plenty of more time and I worked 100 times as hard.

    I'm not saying that you should quit your job. That's your choice but you should be prepared for the consequences.
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  • Great question!

    How much did you need to be making before you quit your job?

    Initially I was looking to quit once I had X amount in the bank, X debt gone and X income coming in. Things didn't work out exactly like that for me and I decided to pull the trigger and go full time. I reduced enough of debt, had some in savings and was at a reasonable salary.

    Do you find that you learn more quickly if you quit your normal job?

    I feel like the pressure is on to make sure that I make the best decisions of my time and resources. I am not sure I learn any faster, but certainly want to learn more so I can better service my customers.

    Making the decision to go FT, is not one to be made lightly. Even in the best situations, things can change and as we have seen, Google updates can alter reality quickly.

    Hope this helps you in your journey!

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  • Profile picture of the author chrisacho
    hey buddy, dnt quit ur job if u new to d online biz opportunities. keep ur day job, do ur online job and when u got footing online, then quit to explode, my words are fire
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  • Profile picture of the author perfumer
    Quitting is not a good idea. You should start it as a part time and then as your Internet business grows you can cut back hours at your job and gradually move away from it for good...
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    • Profile picture of the author jompert
      Originally Posted by perfumer View Post

      Quitting is not a good idea. You should start it as a part time and then as your Internet business grows you can cut back hours at your job and gradually move away from it for good...
      Start Small, dream big and grow fast!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I just got laid off! That is as close to quitting as I will get, but it serves the same effect and has some other useful side-effects!
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    • Profile picture of the author drmahir
      I believe that you should stay working and forget IM, to avoid any tension or stress.
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  • Profile picture of the author rslayter
    Going full time as a Internet Marketer is like going full time into any other business. It is like starting your own band. Everybody wants to...only a few get paid to
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  • Profile picture of the author ColinR
    I did this 2 weeks ago and so far I'm loving it! However, at the moment I am doing more freelance writing than IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I did. They were paying me $6/hour. What am i supposed to do with that?!? I've been contemplating an internet business ever since high school.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberSorcerer
    I have a simple philosophy that I teach and that is, work in your online business until it is matching what you're currently making at your job.

    I call this my 3 L's which are income goals you set from the start:
    1. Life
    2. Lifestyle
    3. Legacy
    This is the path that I took myself but others might prefer to do it differently. As they say, what works for someone else might not exactly work for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigdaleln
    I believe that the stress is very hight to make ends meet if you start IM and do not have income to take the stress off. Move into IM as you can till you are comfortable with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author kylenelson24
    In my opinion do not quit your day job until your making at least double online than your day job and that should be consistent for quite a few months.
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  • Profile picture of the author idreesfarooq
    Started IM after quitting my job in 2011, Worked as freelance writer and blogger for many sites but now i have my own team for SEO, Article Writing and Social Media Stuff. Got a huge success at Fiverr and making enoubh $$$ to live above from an ordinary person living style
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    I know everyone gets tired of me saying this ... but I think it's too important to ignore. Before anyone quits their job they need to have a plan for health insurance. (At least if you're in the U.S.) If you're young and healthy you can find affordable insurance. If you're older or have a pre-existing condition it becomes harder. Being added to a spouse's plan is also an option.

    I never say this to talk anyone out of doing what they feel they need to do. But some people are shocked to find out the cost of private insurance. It's something you need to be aware of in advance.

    Rose
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by Rose Anderson View Post

      I know everyone gets tired of me saying this ... but I think it's too important to ignore. Before anyone quits their job they need to have a plan for health insurance. (At least if you're in the U.S.) If you're young and healthy you can find affordable insurance. If you're older or have a pre-existing condition it becomes harder. Being added to a spouse's plan is also an option.

      I never say this to talk anyone out of doing what they feel they need to do. But some people are shocked to find out the cost of private insurance. It's something you need to be aware of in advance.

      Rose
      You keep on saying it Rose! This is one of many things that people need to take into account, and can never be said enough. That shiny piece of sales copy never mentions all of the logistical tasks (and risks) that must be undertaken to enjoy the "internet lifestyle".

      To be honest, it all completely blindsided me. There are still things that come up from time to time that force me to look in the mirror and say "you should have been prepared for that, Joe."
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  • Profile picture of the author lucky31
    There are many people who quit their job after being successful online marketer. In my view dont quit your job untill you earn more income per month from internet marketing than your job and you know for sure that online marketing is your real job you want to do.
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