So I just quit my 60k a year job to work full time in IM!

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Hi all again, you may of previously seen my thread about taking my IM career to the next level. Well I am very pleased to say I handed my notice in last week and as of yesterday I am working full time on my IM career.

I have been working on a blog for roughly a year now and its steadily earning around the 2-3k a month mark with not much monthly work involved. Quite a big step but I am in a position where I can financially live happily for the next 4 months without earning any additional income. I got some great advice in my last thread and at the end of the day I have decided to do what I want to do not what I have to.

For everyone asking what I did or how I got to this stage its been a roller-coaster really for the last 4 - 5 years in IM. I had some short term success but nothing long term until recent times. I have learnt so much from this forum. Income wise is from adsense, affiliates and a bit of on site advertising.

I am taking it as my full time job working 8 - 5 Mon - Friday with some weekends depending how I am doing and how much work I put in during the week. Or as much work is required!

Its both exciting and in some ways scary but I am 110% confident I will be successful and will be sure to update everyone after the 1 month mark.

I welcome any advice from anyone who has been in a similar position to me and what they did to succeed. Also thanks to ratracegrad! So much useful info on your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author butters
    Congratulation on the success, now the real grind begins, time to ramp it up now its your full time job, I'm sure your do well!
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  • Profile picture of the author Pedro Lopes
    Congratulations man! Certainly a dream come true.

    I've always believed in the saying:
    "You either fulfill your dreams or someone will pay you to fulfill theirs."

    Best of luck on your future!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    I welcome any advice from anyone who has been in a similar position to me and what they did to succeed.
    Branch out away from Adsense dependent income. Whenever people say "Adsense" it makes me nervous. Not really sustainable as Google can nuke it without warning.

    I hope you are building a list from your site visitors.
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    • Profile picture of the author palmer9999
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Branch out away from Adsense dependent income. Whenever people say "Adsense" it makes me nervous. Not really sustainable as Google can nuke it without warning.

      I hope you are building a list from your site visitors.
      Yes and yes. adsense is just additional income not so much my main source and it has its ups and downs. Main source is affiliate should of mentioned that. But yea as with affiliates I have learnt its better to have a few sources rather than being dependant on one.

      List building yes! Looking back I had so many visitors that I could of converted into subscribers just by giving them the option. But we live and learn I suppose
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    Congratulations.

    Personally I would have waited until I at least was able to match my monthly job income for 3-6 months (more like 6 though), then made the decision.

    I was in the same position last year. I had surpassed my monthly in January and by July 3rd when I "got myself fired," I was making triple in my own business.

    From that point on, let's just say its been an amazing 14 months

    You have to understand now that there is no "safety blanket" of your job to keep you afloat, so you better make sure you get on the grind and stay on it because it's all on you now.

    Best of success to you
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    • Profile picture of the author dana67
      Congratulations on your success and I do hope it continues. Quitting a job is always a scary experience.
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      • Profile picture of the author NobleSavage
        Congratulations. Now start diversifying. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
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    • Profile picture of the author palmer9999
      Originally Posted by jasondinner View Post

      Congratulations.

      Personally I would have waited until I at least was able to match my monthly job income for 3-6 months (more like 6 though), then made the decision.

      I was in the same position last year. I had surpassed my monthly in January and by July 3rd when I "got myself fired," I was making triple in my own business.

      From that point on, let's just say its been an amazing 14 months

      You have to understand now that there is no "safety blanket" of your job to keep you afloat, so you better make sure you get on the grind and stay on it because it's all on you now.

      Best of success to you
      Great advice! Yea it was getting to the stage at work where I was getting more and more distracted less interested in work and more interested in how many conversions I had the night before

      I could of waited but why wait worst case is it doesn't work out in 4 - 5 months time and I just get a new job. Its a risk sure but why not take the risk. One thing is for certain a lot of work required over the next few months
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Scott Jr
    Congrats! Now you have all the time in the world to make the situation less scary by placing your eggs in multiple baskets.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
      Congrats, Palmer!! At least you didn't quit your job with stars in your eyes, thinking you'll be making 6 figures a year in no time. You've got a steady income from your efforts, some money saved up to get you through at least a few months, and it sounds like you're approaching it with a good work ethic and like a real business, not a hobby. Those are all positives!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mack
    Congrats on the leap!

    You say you're doing affiliate sales... are you able to create your own products in the future?

    That's what I'd be working on next if you're really wanting to boost your income.
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    congratulation friend and good luck
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    Originally Posted by palmer9999 View Post

    Hi all again, you may of previously seen my thread about taking my IM career to the next level. Well I am very pleased to say I handed my notice in last week and as of yesterday I am working full time on my IM career.

    I have been working on a blog for roughly a year now and its steadily earning around the 2-3k a month mark with not much monthly work involved. Quite a big step but I am in a position where I can financially live happily for the next 4 months without earning any additional income. I got some great advice in my last thread and at the end of the day I have decided to do what I want to do not what I have to.

    For everyone asking what I did or how I got to this stage its been a roller-coaster really for the last 4 - 5 years in IM. I had some short term success but nothing long term until recent times. I have learnt so much from this forum. Income wise is from adsense, affiliates and a bit of on site advertising.

    I am taking it as my full time job working 8 - 5 Mon - Friday with some weekends depending how I am doing and how much work I put in during the week. Or as much work is required!

    Its both exciting and in some ways scary but I am 110% confident I will be successful and will be sure to update everyone after the 1 month mark.

    I welcome any advice from anyone who has been in a similar position to me and what they did to succeed. Also thanks to ratracegrad! So much useful info on your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noctilus
    What type of internet marketing will you be doing once you work full time? I was able to quite my 9-5 after starting offline where the money is (FOR ME) I can do web development and get $2000-$5000 a pop instead of $500 and make a "decent" monthly income. Unless I missed it in this thread itself, what field are you in?

    Pat on the back from a fellow Aussie.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Congratulations,

    I did the same in 2012 and never looked back. I was a bit scared at the time but today I am proud of myself for quitting my day job and creating a successful online business.

    Keep working hard and I bet you will never regret it.
    All the best
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    Good luck mate
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  • Profile picture of the author Freedom4us
    Congrats! Working from home, I love the freedom
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  • Profile picture of the author smjconet
    Congratulations! As a person who has worked most of my life for myself, I can tell you I know with confidence that a job is false security. They can be bought out or downsized or any number of things and they won't hesitate to eliminate the job.

    The only security anyone really has at the end of the day is in themselves. What a person does and the action they take is what builds that security. When you're self employed, no one can fire you except yourself with lack of action.

    All the best to you and keep taking action,
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  • Profile picture of the author DevEdge
    That's great news. Really sounds like you're feeling the fear...and doing it anyway!

    I too have been working for myself for the majority of my working life and I totally agree that a job is not security at all. Only YOU can create your own reality and your own security so go forward.

    Good luck for the future!
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  • Profile picture of the author Geek3000
    Thats awesome and I wish you much success!! palmer9999. I am getting ready to jump full speed into adsense myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author AKhann
    Congratulations. You can put all your effort in your IM career now.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Steeleton
    Congratulations!! That's certainly exciting (and maybe a little scary too). I wish you all the success in the world. You've got the plan...now get to it
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    • Profile picture of the author Emir Hayric
      Awesome to read this, I too make a good income in my FT job as a network engineer which I am not very tempted to give up at all. I did however have some success in the past doing CPA but gave up. I have never really been able to pull myself away from IM and have always felt I could do more and keep reading the message boards.

      If you actually quit your job I'm sure your gut told you that you could make it in IM full time and I wish you the best of luck!
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      • Profile picture of the author ianeire
        Wow, well done!! Is it the blog linked in your signature here that is making you the money?
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  • Profile picture of the author FunMakingMoney
    Congratulations! for landing yourself on your dream job that everyone is still dreaming for...
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Originally Posted by palmer9999 View Post

    Well I am very pleased to say I handed my notice in last week and as of yesterday I am working full time on my IM career.
    That is AWESOME to hear. Congratulations.

    Now all you have to do is to make sure you maintain this every single month.

    I know that this is very inspiring to newbies here so thanks for sharing.

    Anyone can succeed online. Just never give up.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Great things happen when you put your balls on the line. Either you'll make it work or you won't but at least you know this will be the absolute best shot you can give it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Congrats and welcome to ultimate FREEDOM!
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    I'm always jealous of you folks who say that you
    quit your job to do internet marketing. I turned
    to internet marketing because I had no job! So you
    are starting at a huge advantage--you have savings from
    your full-time job.

    Well, congrats anyway.

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  • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
    Originally Posted by palmer9999 View Post

    Hi all again, you may of previously seen my thread about taking my IM career to the next level. Well I am very pleased to say I handed my notice in last week and as of yesterday I am working full time on my IM career.

    I have been working on a blog for roughly a year now and its steadily earning around the 2-3k a month mark with not much monthly work involved. Quite a big step but I am in a position where I can financially live happily for the next 4 months without earning any additional income. I got some great advice in my last thread and at the end of the day I have decided to do what I want to do not what I have to.

    For everyone asking what I did or how I got to this stage its been a roller-coaster really for the last 4 - 5 years in IM. I had some short term success but nothing long term until recent times. I have learnt so much from this forum. Income wise is from adsense, affiliates and a bit of on site advertising.

    I am taking it as my full time job working 8 - 5 Mon - Friday with some weekends depending how I am doing and how much work I put in during the week. Or as much work is required!

    Its both exciting and in some ways scary but I am 110% confident I will be successful and will be sure to update everyone after the 1 month mark.

    I welcome any advice from anyone who has been in a similar position to me and what they did to succeed. Also thanks to ratracegrad! So much useful info on your site.
    this is what I going to do ..your IM is a same like me.perhaps?
    I also trying to earn from adsense ( but be prepare as many here say google can ban you for no reason ) Of course if you follow their TSO ...chances are nil but sometime where...zzz

    yea I also doing other affiliate but never success ..still trying. as usual email list , promote..

    one problem is I can't write well....so my site hard to update regularly...
    only way as usual is out source..

    my plan is earn enough and reinvest paying for contents...keep some profits.

    repeat and rise...like this...
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris30K
    Smarter than me, I just quit my job and went for it! Haha, paid a hefty price for it too. (Credit score, sanity, health)
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Congrats. Wish you the best success as a full timer.
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