To Quit Or Not To Quit... That is the question.

by guillopuyol 4 replies
Hey Warriors I need some help.

I am at a stage in my job (sales) where things are slowing down and not making enough money. I have been in the IM world for around 3 years now and have made some money but nothing consistent.

I feel the luck of consistensy in the income is because I have never been able to put 100% of my efforts towards it. I am considering giving it a go full time.

I have around $10,000 liquid savings plus maybe another $3-4k reserve in paper. My monthly expensens run around $3,700k

My plan is to work at first trading around 60-70% of my time for money in things such as article writing and website coding (ASP, HTML) and I would use the rest of my time to set up affiliate landing pages and to build traffic to them.

As time goes by and the affiliate income becomes more steady, I would shift away from the $/Hour work and focus more in the residual income tasks.

Realistically and please don't be over optimistic, if I focus on DOING what I've learned for the past 3 years, is it realistic to be making around $3-4K in 3 months?
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  • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
    Realistically and please don't be over optimistic, if I focus on DOING what I've learned for the past 3 years, is it realistic to be making around $3-4K in 3 months?
    I would first of all start by evaluating:

    "What has stopped me focusing on doing what I've learned FOR the last 3 years?"

    If you're honest with yourself, it's NOT the job... If I were you, I'd work to build a foundation before leaving. You've only got 2-3 months expenses readily available.

    I'm not saying it can't be done, but, consider the alternatives before burning your bridges.

    Kindest regards,
    Karl.
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    • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
      You can make $3-$4 k (or a lot more) while you still have a job. Karl is correct - something is stopping you and you need to reove the blockage.

      If you can't make money with limited time you may not make it with a lot of time (and the extra pressure).
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      I would stay with the job and focus more efforts on your business so you can replace your income from your job.
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      • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
        I'm talking from experience by the way...

        When I first discovered IM, I left my job to focus 100% on it...
        I ran out of money and lived off credit cards.

        This, in turn forced me to return to work - now in debt.

        I worked on my business, while working a full time job - slightly frustrated, but that's a good motivator. I eventually was able to go part time at my job and continue building my business.

        Now, I'm full time IM, having spent the time building my business without the added pressure of NEEDING to succeed. Which does work, but not necessarily in a short space of time.

        There is another alternative, not recommended.

        Leave, and screw the bills... eventually it's sink or swim - you had just better hope for a big payday.
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