2 Reasons You Should Get A Job

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today I'm going to tell you why going out and getting a job (or sticking with your current one) can often be your best move. I'm also going to tell you why I, a guy who once thought he'd never be an employee again, have come to believe that getting myself a job might be a very good idea.
Man-o-man, this will get you thinking.

2 Reasons You Should Get A Job

Joe Mobley
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  • Profile picture of the author Yvon Boulianne
    The answer is that you don't need a job if you know enough about marketing, as marketing make you do money very easy

    That's all about knowledge = power
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    • Profile picture of the author LVL
      Originally Posted by Marketing Academy View Post

      The answer is that you don't need a job if you know enough about marketing, as marketing make you do money very easy

      That's all about knowledge = power
      Totally agree.
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    • Profile picture of the author Spencer Jones
      If you are starting out, always good to keep your job. But if business is what you loved to do deep down inside and the job gets in your way of succeeding in business, it's better to kill the job.

      It's all about focusing on your one vision. Having a job will cause Di-Vision, leading to lack of focus. So keep that in mind when you jump to get a job, can delay your success as an entrepreneur.

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    • Profile picture of the author Klemen Znidar
      Knowledge is power. But it means nothing if you don't act on it. So don't forget to use your knowledge guys!
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
      Originally Posted by Marketing Academy View Post

      That's all about knowledge = power
      Knowledge = nothing if you don't take action
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  • Profile picture of the author twister85
    Get a job? Is it one of the IM practices?
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  • Profile picture of the author BamIPD
    Why is your link a bit.ly link?
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    • Profile picture of the author Sheila Ross
      Originally Posted by BamIPD View Post

      Why is your link a bit.ly link?
      Does it really matter much to you? You are still able to visit the webpage.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      I like to see what topics get clicks.

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      Originally Posted by BamIPD View Post

      Why is your link a bit.ly link?
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  • Profile picture of the author curationsoft
    you can also have a stable job while you're working on your internet marketing business
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Jobs aren’t the enemy. 9-to-5 isn’t the enemy. All you want to avoid is working endlessly at a job that teaches you nothing.
    So true, people are always posting about how they hate their jobs or the boss.
    Some even quit, chasing dreams of instant online riches with no plan and no
    Savings to pay the rent.

    Yeah, its easy to make money online (just look at some of the previos posts) so easy that
    The vast majority don't even make enough to pay online expenses.
    It's glamorous to call yourself a entrepreneur, be your own Boss or tell all and sundry that you run you're own business.
    Sometimes we just have to be honest with ourselves, evaluate the situation and make decisions based on reality and not fantasy. .
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    • Profile picture of the author mosthost
      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      So true, people are always posting about how they hate their jobs or the boss.
      Some even quit, chasing dreams of instant online riches with no plan and no
      Savings to pay the rent.

      Yeah, its easy to make money online (just look at some of the previos posts) so easy that
      The vast majority don't even make enough to pay online expenses.
      It's glamorous to call yourself a entrepreneur, be your own Boss or tell all and sundry that you run you're own business.
      Sometimes we just have to be honest with ourselves, evaluate the situation and make decisions based on reality and not fantasy. .
      Reality is a codeword for negativity. You sound really down on yourself.
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      • Profile picture of the author salegurus
        Originally Posted by mosthost View Post

        Reality is a codeword for negativity. You sound really down on yourself.
        Cheers Dr. Phil, cryptography was never a strong point...
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          Reality is a codeword for negativity.
          Reality is many who are posting are not earning a living. That's fine if you have parents or a spouse paying your bills - not so good if you don't.

          There is a perception that quitting a job (or never getting one in the first place) is a great thing that will motivate you as a marketer. REALITY is it can lead to living on the street or with family if your motivation doesn't result in an income.

          All the big talk about bosses and "jobs", etc is meaningless. If you are responsible for paying your way in life you do what you have to do. If you want to quit a job do it - just as soon as you have developed IM to the point where it reliably pays your way.
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          • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
            Sometimes one "Thanks" is not enough. And that's reality.

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            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

            Reality is many who are posting are not earning a living. That's fine if you have parents or a spouse paying your bills - not so good if you don't.

            There is a perception that quitting a job (or never getting one in the first place) is a great thing that will motivate you as a marketer. REALITY is it can lead to living on the street or with family if your motivation doesn't result in an income.

            All the big talk about bosses and "jobs", etc is meaningless. If you are responsible for paying your way in life you do what you have to do. If you want to quit a job do it - just as soon as you have developed IM to the point where it reliably pays your way.
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    • Profile picture of the author datingworld
      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      It's glamorous to call yourself a entrepreneur, be your own Boss or tell all and sundry that you run you're own business.
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      That reminds me a famous quote by Ted Turner

      "My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're called when you don't have a job"
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  • Profile picture of the author infoway
    Knowledge is power. Income is one of the main source to stay happy. So, use knowledge to earn income.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dragone
    I find keeping a job should be a great idea... By keeping your job you could effectively earn an additional $100k if not more. You need to weigh up if you would be able earn this amount over and above your current online ventures if you invested those 8 hours a day into online stuff.

    But another viewpoint could be lifestyle. Sacrifice a bit of money, at least initially, to be in control of your days and deadlines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Boris Beo
    You should do something you love, whether it's growing your own business online or working in an office. I know many people who work at amazing offices, make good money and genuinely enjoy what they're doing every single day.

    If you're stepping into the online game for the sake of "freedom" and "money" but you end up hating what you do (repetitive, unproductive, unsatisfying things), how "free" are you?
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  • Profile picture of the author dexture
    Job mean job
    Business mean business.

    if you have job , you will get salary 1000 dollar today and after 10 year may be 1500 dollar.
    if you have business , today you will earn 500 dollar in month and after 10 year may be 1000 dollar a month or 10,000 a month
    So always take a chance and go for business
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  • Profile picture of the author chiushop
    At present, we will never find a job!
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  • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
    Reality is a codeword for negativity.
    Only for those who live in "Fantasy LaLa Land."
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  • Profile picture of the author fatafat
    Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post

    Man-o-man, this will get you thinking.

    2 Reasons You Should Get A Job

    Joe Mobley
    Hi Joe, I get your point...

    For me Job is for Security and Security is running away from facing the Fear of trying something new and failing.

    Learning on the other hand can happen anywhere as long as you are willing and ready to learn.

    Earning again will happen both ways, if are on a Job you warn fixed wages, if you work on your business you earn Income which is profits that is always awesome...

    Just a thought...
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  • Profile picture of the author owais211
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    That's only if your current income from whichever source is not sustainable
    But if you already make enough without a job...i would say getting a job is a waste of time
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  • Profile picture of the author flovin
    Man, I think you are in the wrong forum. We are here to learn IM,
    not to learn to how to get a job.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      I have mentioned nothing on the topic of how to get a job. My post was to get people to think a little past the norm. For some, having a job might provide financial room to breathe so they can better learn IM.

      Joe Mobley


      Originally Posted by flovin View Post

      Man, I think you are in the wrong forum. We are here to learn IM,
      not to learn to how to get a job.
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  • Profile picture of the author webrankingservices
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    liked your article , The best part was
    What do I want to learn? What do I want to get better at?
    This decision often gives us the way to a good future. Work at a place where your passion lies.
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  • Profile picture of the author arkina
    Sometimes having a regular job is helpful, not only for the obvious reason of giving you income, but also to keep you to a stable routine. Some people are extremely self disciplined and can carve out set hours to work on IM, but others of us, we need to be given a routine. A job, even a part time one with set hours, can give us this as we will build the IM time around this.
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  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    I think if you are starting out in Internet marketing getting a job, or keeping your job is VERY wise!

    As any successful person will tell you, it takes investing both time and money into this business before you will become successful. Also you never know when your business will take off -- and how much you will earn.

    Having a job will keep a steady stream of money coming in -- while you learn new skills and start growing your business.

    Once you have a business that is earning you money on a consistent basis, then I believe that is when you should leave your job and go full time.
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  • Profile picture of the author teresarothaar
    I wish I could get one, but there just aren't any out there. McDonald's won't hire people like me, with degrees and a white-collar background, because according to them, "[I'd] be bored" and "[I'd] leave as soon as [I] found something better."

    I also suspect that low-level employers feel that adults who take those sorts of jobs out of financial desperation will be tempted to steal. Although I would not do that, I can understand that fear. Let's be realistic: when people are truly desperate, to the point where they fear homelessness, etc., they go insane, and then god knows what they will do. They are acting on visceral survival instinct at that point.

    It's not that I think I'm too "good" to do janitorial or other bottom-level work. It's that employers think I'm too "good" for it. Meanwhile, there's a Depression going on in this country. "Better" jobs simply don't exist anymore.

    I agree with the person who said this is the wrong forum for this topic. I come here to learn about how I can make money on my own, not to hear about how I should "just go work at McDonald's or the mall." There are thousands of other forums where people do talk about that, constantly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim_Carter
    I was wondering why my neighbors left in the morning and came back in the evening five days a week. Now I know. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon19811
    Internet marketing is a job. Even if you own a business, you still have a job. You have the job of making sure everyone else does their job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Nothing wrong with a job to supplement your internet income. I love a dual income, and i love to have a job that i enjoy. It takes me about 3 hours to market my business everything, and the advertising runs by itself. In truth, i could cut free marketing out (my 3 hours), and let the advertising run itself on autopilot.
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    • Profile picture of the author Julius Minor
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Nothing wrong with a job to supplement your internet income. I love a dual income, and i love to have a job that i enjoy. It takes me about 3 hours to market my business everything, and the advertising runs by itself. In truth, i could cut free marketing out (my 3 hours), and let the advertising run itself on autopilot.
      Yes.. work "smarter not harder".. if this is your passion, get a job and invest in your business then quit..
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  • Profile picture of the author teresarothaar
    I do agree that if you already have a job, you shouldn't quit in order to pursue a brandy-new entrepreneurial venture. Wait until that venture is making money.

    I didn't quit my job. The company I was doing contract work for (on oDesk) went broke and--abruptly and with no notice--threw all us freelancers out of their CMS. They never ended the contract, so I'm technically still "on the payroll," but they haven't had any work since the beginning of May.

    I chafe at the "just go work at McDonald's" line because it ignores the fact that the country is in a Depression. Malls, restaurants and other low-level employers provided an unofficial safety net for the unemployed...five or six years ago. The economy was healthy, and they had no choice but to hire desperate people in order to keep their stores running. Now, we're in a Depression, and those same places are being inundated with hundreds, perhaps thousands of applications for every open position. They don't have to hire desperate people anymore, so they don't. They hire kids or uneducated, unskilled adults who've always worked low-level jobs...people who are less likely to be bitter and resentful about their situations, who are less likely to quit suddenly and without notice, and who are (as I pointed out above) less likely to be tempted to steal.

    I am better off trying to find work on my own.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul200
    A few years back I used to soley make my money from the internet I made enough to live comfortably. My main income was from adult sites. Then things started to go downhill and I could see the adult industry imploding in on itself as the rise of tube sites and google starting to take away traffic from affillites. The adult biz is now in a very sorry state and I am gald I came out of it, I do still keep a few online which does trickle some money in still.

    Anyway to cut a long story short I went out and got a job and it was the best thing I ever did. It got me off my backside and interacting with real people again instead of sitting in front of my computer for sometimes 14 hours a day updating sites doing media deals on ICQ selling links and a whole bunch of other stuff. Now I am earning even more offline than what I was previously earning. I am in sales but in the real world and im enjoying every minute of it. I am still self employed and still have the choice of working when I want to. However just like running sites if you dont work at them you wont make money. Its the same for offline sales, but I get to travel and meet some wonderful people along the way as well as making a decent living .
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  • Profile picture of the author elmo033057
    My wife told me yesterday that she wants to open a pizza parlor. I told her to go and work for one first and THEN let me know if you really want to be in that line of business.

    ELMO
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      Smart... Very smart!

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      Originally Posted by elmo033057 View Post

      My wife told me yesterday that she wants to open a pizza parlor. I told her to go and work for one first and THEN let me know if you really want to be in that line of business.

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    Do what you like. No 9 to 5 for me unless I feel paid enough & well scheduled enough to be unquestionably happy.
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