Should I quit my job???

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Hi all,

I'm sure there are loads of these posts on here - everyone wants to quit the 9 til 5 job. ;-)

Anyway, here is my story...

I own 1 website that makes me $100 a day. This site was "lucky", i couldnt do it again, it was right place, right time sort of thing. It makes its cash with adsense.

I work full time - in a job that's not too bad, but not somthing i want to do forever - i want out, but im scared as hell to quit.

I have knowledge of seo - and can program in php etc, I've made a few niche sites that earn about <$2 a day each - and always wanted to work full time on making 100 of these. When i read johns niche guide - and saw that somone had already done it - it really motivated me. But i get home at 6pm, work til 11pm and just never seem to have time to get many sites done - plus knowing that if i work on them or not, i still have my wages, i just get distracted on other sh*t.

I know really its somthing i have to decide - but if you had the $100 a day, with no real outgoings - would you quit your job and give the work from home job a real go???

Thanks for reading guys - really looking forward to comments.

Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author marcus passey
    Wow not sure, maybe I would try and get a bit more income in.

    Thats great stuff $100 a day I would love that any clues you can give to what you set up?

    cheers

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    • Profile picture of the author guest
      Thanks for your comments marcus.

      Originally Posted by marcus passey View Post

      I would love that any clues you can give to what you set up?
      Theres not really any clues to give - its just a site i setup, and continued to work on for the past 4 years. as a hoby - because of the time, and the popularity, its just built up links and ranks well for its main keywords.

      It could have just as easily been any topic - with 4 years worth of content and links, im sure any site would be making that by now.

      I had an arcade site once - kept it going for a few years, and that started earning about $40 a day. but it got hacked (damn shared hosting!), and because at the time i made it, it wasnt a CMS - i just couldnt bring it back. lost db - no backups

      Again, that was just because there wernt many acades around back then really, and i worked on it for years.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Mcalorum
    Wow, congrats on your big success site! I'm not sure if you would want to quit already on 100$ a day though. While it may be a pretty darn decent income, if anything were to happen to that site, as you said, you wouldn't be able to recreate it. And then you'd be left with nothing. I'd try to get a bit better first and be able to recreate sites that can at least get close to that kind of figure.
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    • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
      Originally Posted by MJGrae View Post

      Wow, congrats on your big success site! I'm not sure if you would want to quit already on 100$ a day though. While it may be a pretty darn decent income, if anything were to happen to that site, as you said, you wouldn't be able to recreate it. And then you'd be left with nothing. I'd try to get a bit better first and be able to recreate sites that can at least get close to that kind of figure.
      Lose everything?! All he'd have to do is perform a full backup. Maybe once per week and he'd be safe.

      Secondly. My opinion. Act now. If you are earning $100 per day right now and have knowledge on internet marketing / seo then this may be your only chance to focus your efforts right here right now.

      I advise people. If you make good money consistently for 3 - 4 months and have room for growth on a monthly basis, then take the bull by the horns and take advantage whilst you can.

      Its not about gambling. Its about taking calculated risks when the opportunity arises.

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  • Profile picture of the author RichPirate
    I think one of the best things to ask your self before taking a risk like that is: "If I had to get back to where I was now, the job I have now, the income I have now, what would it take to do that"

    If you realistically think you could make your way back to the level you are at now, then it may be worth the risk and the extra motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
    Internet marketing as a whole is very volatile. Things don't stay the same long...

    Google makes changes to it's algorithm, the FTC cracks down on certain types of sites, and sites get hacked.

    From your post I got the feeling that you don't have much confidence in your abilities. (Although you seem pretty knowledgeable.)

    Do you feel you're ready to quit?

    Are you ready to put, literally, everything on the line?

    What if your adsense account got banned? Where would you turn than?

    How many sites can you get making around $100 a day? How much do you need to live comfortably?

    Are you willing to work long days with no immediate reward? Ready to face the ups and downs that come with internet marketing?

    This summer I got to a point where I was making really great money running re-bills on adwords. Some days making a 200% ROI and spending hundreds like it was Monopoly money.

    I guess I was the last one on the boat and when Google and Yahoo cracked down I didn't have the money OR the knowledge to get around it like some people still are.

    I went from making more then most doctors and lawyers around to making absoleuelty nothing.

    If this happened to your sites, somehow, for some reason, what would you do?

    I hate sounding negative...honestly.

    What I would do is take a step back and think about what you really want.

    Quitting pre-maturely may end up with you spending cash like it's no tomorrow and then figuring out you spent it in the wrong areas. (Trust me, it will happen.)

    Do you want - in a few years - to drive by your old boss in your new Ferrari or do you want to be making him a burger at McDonalds.

    Jumping ship before it even starts to sink will most likely end up bad.

    Decide what you really want to do...

    Maybe that's quitting your job.

    Since you don't HATE your job keep at it and spend your money outsourcing, building, and buying relevant courses.

    Get to the point where you feel comfortable with what you have and where your going.

    I'm no doctor or psychologist.

    But it sounds like, to me, you've found that you want to quit but you don't feel your ready.

    You'd be surprised how little you really do have to work when you outsource things - in terms of SEO - like articles, link building, graphics, etc,.

    Zach
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    • Profile picture of the author achivement84
      In my opinion actually i can`t advise you to quit your job before you have stable online job, and being aware for every step you take.Ofcourse $100 is good and you can even do more, just plan it correctly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Originally Posted by guest View Post

    I know really its somthing i have to decide - but if you had the $100 a day, with no real outgoings - would you quit your job and give the work from home job a real go???
    Not unless I was temporarily insane (and that happens a few times a month I admit) - not on adsense money. Depending on Google not to make change in order to eat? No thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author digidoodles
    Don't quit your day job

    Do as Zach said -- use the money from your day job to outsource everything. You'd be surprised hoe much you can build when you outsource. It goes up fast.

    Do this for 90 days and you'll be surprised at where you're at.
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    • Profile picture of the author cg101
      This is probably one of the better ideas but do your research so you're not just spending your money outsourcing on junk services as well.

      Originally Posted by digidoodles View Post

      Don't quit your day job

      Do as Zach said -- use the money from your day job to outsource everything. You'd be surprised hoe much you can build when you outsource. It goes up fast.

      Do this for 90 days and you'll be surprised at where you're at.
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  • Profile picture of the author dotslash
    There is no one answer to this - it depends on you. Of course you're in a perfect position to quit and do IM full time, who cares if you're reliant on adsense income, if it stops you go get another job - no big deal. If it doesn't you keep on making more.

    If it's something you really want and believe you can be successful in, I'd say just go for it. Playing safe never got anybody anywhere, and you can always find a thousand excuses not to do something.

    Good luck on whatever you decide.

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  • Profile picture of the author markdsullivan
    I would have already quit my job at $100/day lol.

    Think about how much more you can get done when
    you don't have to spend time at work.

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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Viau
      Well Instead of quitting your job take the moeny you make with the site and invest in buying Georges Google sniper guide if you want to learn how to duplicate for google adsense, Im just starting and have no website yet
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  • Profile picture of the author J. Scott Systems
    Lots of good advice above. I've been "playing" with IM for years... kind of a hobby. Due to circumstances at work, I am now focusing on getting to the point that I can quit my day job.

    To all of you that have left your 9 to 5 jobs, what are your recommendations on things like Health Insurance, and Retirement Funding?

    I realize I am not even close to that point, but it is a thought that has occasionally popped into my head.

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  • Profile picture of the author mark z
    There is no "correct" advice here. It is all up to you.
    Personally, I think you shouldn`t mix your current earning on that site and current regular job. If I understand well, you would not use your time to make "$100" site more advanced, but rather to push up other sites. And you`re still not sure if you can make it.
    So, I would suggest you, before quit your job, to try to outsource some stuff on your other developing sites by using money from earning site.
    In that way, you`ll find very soon if your other sites could repeat seen success, while your regular job won`t be at risk. By outsourcing (with part of earned money) you can accomplish much more than just quitting job and doing all day long on it. And your salary is still on, you know.
    Finally, its all up to you.
    But, in suggested way you wont risk your stable job without being sure that you can repeat your success and establish income from several sources (which are always desirable).
    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author atwellpub
    yep. 100 dollar for me a day and I'm super rich and can afford to get health insurance.

    My recommendation is to have 6 months of living preprepared.
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  • Profile picture of the author imageman
    For me, I will tell anyone to follow what their mind and soul tells them to do in this situation.Nobody knows your situation better than you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sosu
    I once owned a cigar shop and the anchor moved out taking away all the customers. I closed the shop and returned to computer programming. It was tough to do, but you have to do what is best for you. Good luck on whatever you decide to do. You can always start again. Just never give up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gavin Abeyratne
    Hey guest,

    I recently quit my job to work on IM very recently, but i have enough savings to keep me going for a while. This in itself is dulling my drive!

    Here's what happened:

    1) It felt great, it was exciting, and I felt motivated
    2) I certainly did feel the pressure to perform, and it caused me to stop piss farting around on multiple projects and to just focus on one
    3) instead of asking myself will this work?, the question changed to a statement that: I will make this work, no matter what.
    4) I became more aware of opportunities, and cut some deals that seem to have a lot of potential in the near future.


    SO, overall would I recommend doing it?

    Yes in a lot of ways I would, particularly If you are making $100 a day already.

    I would however advise that you have some savings, because you will need to pay for stuff like autoresponders, hosting, and even outsourcing. (Dont try and be a jack of all trades, use other's expertise)

    Thats just my personal advice, it was a very tough decision for me and to be honest it hasn't been confirmed as the right one, but I don regret it.

    People say that money isnt made overnight online etc etc.

    I dont see that as strictly true though. For someone that knows EXACTLY what they're doing, they can have a profitable campaign up in a matter of days.

    They can have products created within a week ready to market, and theres nothing stopping you from getting your first offline client within 1 hour of reading this statement.

    Something to think about.

    Whatever you decide, all the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author guest
    Thanks so much guys!

    Never expected to get such amazing indepth replies - really helped and given me some things to think about :-)

    if anyone else has quit and gone it alone - I'd love to hear more, if it worked out, if it didn't, or if you just started.

    Thanks again everyone! :-)


    (I don't know WF's rules about the "thanks" button (I reached limit giving them)- so if I didn't give you a thanks, I'm really sorry, all posts were helpful.)
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    Here's one of the greatest things about the Internet - there are soooooo many ways to make money. They're all right there, waiting to be tapped, and of course most go unnoticed because the vast majority of the population doesn't bother looking.

    $36,500 a year from Adsense alone? That's not bad at all. Imagine that, along with your blogging efforts, your affiliate marketing campaigns, your CPA campaigns or whatever else you decide to do. Hell, sites like Squidoo and Associated Content not only aid you in these endeavors, but they PAY you to use them. It's nothing to retire off of, but some writers on AC make $1300/mo...

    Now. Just because there's money to be made doesn't mean you should be reckless. Set up a huge savings account - think of not only months worth of living expenses, but save for retirement as well as when S*** Happens. Avoid credit cards whenever possible, and you should be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheDebtEliminator
    Hello Guest,

    First I would develop 2 to 6 products to market, check out our forum for content creators.

    Setup the websites, do the SEO and when you come to $100 per day of more in income from this endeavor.

    It is time to consider a change.

    I prefer to have 6-months to 2-years of family expenses in the bank be for saying I quit ... or it may be ... I'll be back.


    Try to do some outsourcing while you have a day job.

    All the Best
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  • Profile picture of the author DjCrazySexy
    Make sure your online income matches your JOB income..

    start outsourcing...

    calculate your heath insurance, car expenses, gym member ship, car insurance... see what is a good income let you live comfortable...

    then once you hit that number...

    quit..

    enjoy ur freedom..

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    Originally Posted by guest View Post

    Hi all,

    I'm sure there are loads of these posts on here - everyone wants to quit the 9 til 5 job. ;-)

    Anyway, here is my story...

    I own 1 website that makes me $100 a day. This site was "lucky", i couldnt do it again, it was right place, right time sort of thing. It makes its cash with adsense.

    I work full time - in a job that's not too bad, but not somthing i want to do forever - i want out, but im scared as hell to quit.

    I have knowledge of seo - and can program in php etc, I've made a few niche sites that earn about <$2 a day each - and always wanted to work full time on making 100 of these. When i read johns niche guide - and saw that somone had already done it - it really motivated me. But i get home at 6pm, work til 11pm and just never seem to have time to get many sites done - plus knowing that if i work on them or not, i still have my wages, i just get distracted on other sh*t.

    I know really its somthing i have to decide - but if you had the $100 a day, with no real outgoings - would you quit your job and give the work from home job a real go???

    Thanks for reading guys - really looking forward to comments.

    Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunites
    Earning $100 a day with you site is a good success! congratulations!

    If you can do this working only part time, i'm just imaging what you can do if you are working full time.

    Don't have other mothivation than money in your job, quit it and start to make a killing in IM!

    Thanks for sharing!
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    • Profile picture of the author pioneer
      Hi,
      Its really a great story. Thats really pretty good work u r doing at home. I am sure that if i were at your place, I would leave the job and prefered working at home.

      Regards,
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      • Profile picture of the author KatyaSenina
        First of all, I know how you're feeling. I used to be in a similar position. I dreaded going to work... been a waitress for 5 years to the point of depression and exhaustion.

        6 months ago, I quit my job IMPULSIVELY because I couldn't take the pressure no more. I was broke when I left...It was at the beginning of the month and I was pretty much through all my salary from the month before.

        But I was exhausted, I was sick of everything and I wasn't going to spend any second longer doing things that I didn't like. That was my trigger point to leave. I must say, I'm still recovering from exhaustion.

        Like you, I'm just starting in affiliate marketing now, haven't made a penny yet, but luckily I have a family that supports me financially until I see some profits.

        My question to you is... If you quit now, how are you going to deal with recurring monthly payments such as bills, rent etcetera? Do you have any savings? Do you have enough money to get through the first months? Is there someone like family who can support you financially if it goes wrong? My advice is...save a little money so you can at least pay your basic needs such as food and rent. You need a back up plan for sure. 'Cause I assure you it's going to be tough. It takes weeks, maybe months before you'll see real profits. But your willpower and perseverance will eventually determine whether you'll succeed or not.

        Also if your current job is driving you crazy or if you're working yourself to exhaustion like I did, then my best advice is...Quit NOW, run as fast as you can and never look back. Your health is more important. But hey, that's me. I'm being very honest when I say I had a hard time and still have a hard time financially after leaving my job so impulsively BUT I don't regret it. It is still better than working myself to exhaustion. But that is my opinion.

        Anyway, my point is... Where it all comes down to is... nobody can make this decision for you. It's up to you. Listen to your intuition...what does it say? What do you want? Follow you heart.

        I wish you good luck with making the right decision. Keep in mind, no matter what happens, always stay true to yourself. Never do what you don't want to do. It's your life and you're in control of it. Took me years to realize that.
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  • Profile picture of the author ddistco
    Hi Guest, I wouldn't quit the job until I had enough income coming in well above $100 per day myself. I would want to make sure that I was able to implement niche sites with higher income so that I wouldn't operate out of fear, worry if something happened to my main income generating site one day.

    IF you lost your site that generated the $100 per day what would you do? I would recommend that you save enough money to pay all of your nills for 4-6 months before quitting your job. Right no is not a good time to try to find work if you needed to and having enough reserve money would make things much better for your mental mind set so that you can operate out of desire and passion an not concern of where might my mortgage or rent monies come from in 2 weeks
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  • Profile picture of the author ddistco
    I also agree with DJCrazySexy
    Make sure that you have really thought about your expenses and the ability to make all of your monthly obligations before depending on your internet marketing income. I think it is critical to not make hasty decisions until you see the money in your hand. IF you have the money in your hand then the money is real and not just a thought or the process of obtaining it. I'm not' sure if you have a mentor, but I would be working with someone that has a successful history so that you are staying on task with your internet marketing strategies and business plan to achieve your desired outcome.

    Hope that helps,
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Townsend
      Originally Posted by ddistco View Post

      I also agree with DJCrazySexy
      Make sure that you have really thought about your expenses and the ability to make all of your monthly obligations before depending on your internet marketing income. I think it is critical to not make hasty decisions until you see the money in your hand. IF you have the money in your hand then the money is real and not just a thought or the process of obtaining it. I'm not' sure if you have a mentor, but I would be working with someone that has a successful history so that you are staying on task with your internet marketing strategies and business plan to achieve your desired outcome.

      Hope that helps,
      I agree 100% with this quote.
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  • Profile picture of the author asimece111
    ou know what guest, you should not leave your day job. It might be tempting to leave it, but the thing is, your day job takes you outside your home and makes you meet people. Staying at home may sound leisurely at first but it becomes boring quickly with no socializing.
    Before letting your profits and money influence your decision, you need to figure out what makes you happy.
    My suggestion is, do not quit your day job. Make the sites in your spare time. You also have a site that makes 100$ a day so I think it may take care for the side income to a good extent.
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  • Profile picture of the author stuwestbury
    until your making alot more than $100 dollars a day i wouldnt quit your job and only have once source of income. my reasoning is that internet marketing can change so quickly. what if u started only making $70 a day or less..?? possibly taking a part time position and concentrating on niche sites would be a benificial option, still having a secons smaller income. If you are determined enough to work hard with these niche sites then im pretty sure you can be successful.

    good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author davidjames42973
      I'm in a similar position. I am being laid off from my 9-5 at the end of November. I make money online, but my problem at the moment is keeping it consistent. Some months I make as much money online as I do my 9-5 and other months I don't.

      Lucky for me, my position was cut, but they're having me fill in as a receptionist, which means I am behind a computer 8 hours a day and can get a lot of online marketing work done.

      Since I'm getting laid off at the end of November, trying to find a job in December is pointless. I'm going over expenses this weekend and figuring out how much money I need and what bills can I cut.

      The best of luck to you. Reading these posts has got me excited for when I get laid off...
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  • Profile picture of the author mojeed99
    There are two ways to handle an issue like this-any issue really,the easy way or the hard way.Whichever of these two paths you follow,please realise non is wrong or right, and there are more than a thousand options that are open to you,way too many choices depending on how creative you can be.The hard way is to "Quit now" and prepare your mind to face all the consequences of living with an income source of$100 a day,which may not be there tomorow.Lots of people lived like this for a while before financial stability returned back to thier lives :courtsey of thier new venture.This route is called"BURNING YOUR BRIDGE-AND MAKING RETREAT BACK TO THE COMFROT OF YOUR PAID JOB IMPOSSIBLE".A school of thought among success expert beleif using this method pratically put you in a mind set that guarntee your success in your new venture.The easy way is to use a method I like to call "PHASING".It works this way;Put your goal in a perspective of 12 months or less;whatever you are comfortable with.The Goal I will suggest should reflect How much minimum you think you can live on monthly,{just neccessities,dont add luxury yet}once you arrive at a figure,its time for you to barinstorm.The goal of your brainstorm session will be two fold,one is to create ideas on how you can create a stream of realible income from various IM activities that will gradually lead up to a regular cash amount thats slightly more than the Dollar Amount you earlier arrived at.The second goal of the brainstorm session is to see,how you could create more time in your life to add to number of hours you devote to IM activities;this shold not be really hard to do if you are completely honest with yourself.There is a proceedure called "NEW OPTION GENERATOR" that works well for issue s like this.Leave the rest to time,you will know the appropriate work rate you require to reach your goal,and once your IM income get to the target,you must have the courage to say good bye to your paid job.Whichever of the route you decide to follow,realise that "Bravery in acting is not the absence of fear,but doing the right thing despite the fear"I wish you more love
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Townsend
    That is a really good question and a personal one. I don't know. Can you afford to stay home until your business picks up?
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  • Profile picture of the author Taiyab
    Best way to move out of full-time employment would be to first switch to part-time if it's possible, and see if you can still maintain your income from sites and work. Once you feel comfortable, then quit the part-time job as well. This way you get security and you can test the waters.
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  • Profile picture of the author warriordave
    After reading everyone's post, I am also very motivated and this will help me in deciding whether to continue pursuing internet marketing career! Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sonomacats
    Have a plan before you quit. You don't want to suddenly run out of money because of unforseen circumstances and then have to scramble to get something. Get 6-12 months of expenses in the bank so you can cover the necessities. If you own your own place, pay it off. Pay off your car, credit cards, etc.

    Once you have your expenses down to the bare minimum, start reducing the number of days a week you work. I'm now down to 3 days a week. It pays the basic bills and still gives me a comfort level so I can keep putting money in the bank, pay my bills and not stress. I'll eventually quit altogether, but not until I'm sure I can survive for over a year with nothing coming in and I'm sure that my approach is solid and I'm not suddenly going to lose everything.

    In the end, you're the only one who can make this decision as so many have said. But if you have a plan and are smart about it, you'll make the right decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author KristieDean
    Originally Posted by guest View Post

    Hi all,

    I'm sure there are loads of these posts on here - everyone wants to quit the 9 til 5 job. ;-)

    Anyway, here is my story...

    I own 1 website that makes me $100 a day. This site was "lucky", i couldnt do it again, it was right place, right time sort of thing. It makes its cash with adsense.

    I work full time - in a job that's not too bad, but not somthing i want to do forever - i want out, but im scared as hell to quit.

    I have knowledge of seo - and can program in php etc, I've made a few niche sites that earn about <$2 a day each - and always wanted to work full time on making 100 of these. When i read johns niche guide - and saw that somone had already done it - it really motivated me. But i get home at 6pm, work til 11pm and just never seem to have time to get many sites done - plus knowing that if i work on them or not, i still have my wages, i just get distracted on other sh*t.

    I know really its somthing i have to decide - but if you had the $100 a day, with no real outgoings - would you quit your job and give the work from home job a real go???

    Thanks for reading guys - really looking forward to comments.

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    You asked for our opinions, so here is mine. Absolutely do NOT quit your job right now. Build up some more income before you do that. I know it's so tempting once you've replaced your income to simply quit. But you've got to remember taxes will be higher as an entrepreneur, etc. I think you probably need at least six months income saved, as well as have doubled your income, before you quit.
    Just my two cents.
    But WOW on the website! Would love to know how you did it.
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  • Profile picture of the author THY
    I wish I could be like you. Anyway, if you can make $100 per day with only 1 site, I'm sure you can do the same for others. Since you have the knowledge and know the tricks, it shouldn't be hard. That should keep the risk to minimum since you can diversify to different niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author rwb24
    Such a wide open question with so many unknowns for all of us who might be able to help. Much of it depends on your current financial condition, any family to support, other obligations etc, etc... My initial gut reaction is not to quit until you have enough savings and are confident in what specific steps you will take to make it work.

    You are certainly on the right track, just make sure you have a plan.

    Robert
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    • Profile picture of the author stream2
      with the way the economy is are you willing to lose your job then not having a way to get it back, --there is a long line at the door to get in
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      • Profile picture of the author Lady_T
        Here's my 2 cents worth...

        Before you quit your day job, have a
        clear cut idea of what other skills you
        can bring to the table.

        I was laid off from my job and took that
        opportunity to start working online.

        I've got 2 niche sites that bring in $100
        a day but I'm constantly writing articles
        to send traffic to those sites.

        I read everything I can about traffic,
        copywriting and selling.

        It's never ending.

        I'm a copywriter who can
        do it all.

        So if for some reason that
        "passive income" dries up and I can
        still make money off services I am
        able to provide.

        You see, you've got to know all the
        tricks of the trade before you end
        one income source.

        Know where demand is at all times
        so that you can jump in and supply
        it if you need to.

        I feel SECURE enough in my skills to
        know that I'll always be able to find
        ways to make money.

        You need to be secure and unwavering
        before you quit your job.

        You'll be in a world of trouble in this
        economy is your adsense income dries
        up suddenly and you don't know what
        skills you can use to replace that income.

        There's plenty of money out there, but
        if you don't know how to tap into it, you'll
        be screwed plain and simple.

        Hope this helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author Taiyab
    Don't quit your job just yet matey, build up stronger foundations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lett
    I haven't ready the whole topic so i don't know do you have decided or not already, but there is my opinion:

    Don't quit job. Start affiliate marketing, so you would make money from 2 things - adsense and affiliate marketing. And if adsense bankrupts? Whats then? If something with your web happens?

    Work, work and again work. You need at last 2 sources where you get money, because if one source gones for some reason you could continue to make money.

    When you gain money from 2 sources, wait for time when you are sure that you wont regret quitting your daily job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charleskidd
    Well the best thing you can do is not quit your job right now, but outsource your site to get more traffic, to bring in more money. Maybe even start another one until some good money is made. Then quit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Thai
    You only have one life, so while you are still young, do what you really like (whether its a 9-5 job or making money online). If you are doing what you are passionate about, you are not really "working: but doing what like When you got married and have kids and mortgage, you have more responsibilities and you cannot simply quit your job and risk your family...... So it really depends on you

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  • Profile picture of the author eBizSuccessCoach
    I don't think I would quit my job on just $3000 per month. I think what I would do is talk to my employer about changing the days I work. Let's say if you are working Mon-Fri for eight hours per day. I would ask my employer could I work Mon-Wed for 12 hours per day. Or just simple go part time and work on your other sites with the remaining hours you would have spent at your corporate job. Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author pbcustom98
    certainly not.

    you really need to weigh the options.

    how long has the site been delivering? can you put up more sites like that one to generate more income?

    what happens if you are living comfortably making $100/day, and suddenly that site drops to $50 a day? nothing is guaranteed to make $X/day. anything done today can fail tomorrow.

    i would not quit my job based off of one site making money. if that site fails then you are left high and dry, with a lot of responsibility. diversify & scale.

    if you do decide to quit, make your sure you adequate living expenses for at least 6+ months.

    i would not rush this decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbright
    I agree with Zach Booker, made a great post and 100% with TheDebtEliminator. Secure your own product that sales so the control of your money is in your hands for the most part.

    You need to be certain and confident of yourself. Here is something to think about.

    My example is based off myself.

    If I lost everything, home, car, bank, etc all my sites and hosting and connections etc totally homeless. Would you have the skills to recover from that?

    I would goto a library, get a damn library card get online, jump in forums like warrior, digital point, etc and create accounts and start targetting users that are requesting services and outsourcing, because I have skills in website design and coding, and im confident in getting it done quick fast and in a hurry, because I need to eat!. and it just goes from there, job to job until something lets up, onto social marketing of affiliate goods, or designing own product to sale, and attaining resources.

    Basically it comes down to survival skills, cunning and your ability to command your resources and play your strengths. You're stepping outside your comfort zone, losing that security of a set amount of income for the hours worked. "You can earn dollars for hours or millions for ideas"

    Will you ball up under the pressure or think faster, smoother, with poise and make decisions that are smart, thought through and just make sense.

    This may sound dramatic but at the end of the day and beginning of the next, you are running the business of you, supported by you, and commanded by you.

    If your confident in yourself, dig out that motivation, that piece in your soul that thirsts for independence and has just been locked way in a daze of security and smooth coasting. Stop being a trained worker drone and wake up

    Quit thinking like you got something to lose because you could be losing to your future potential right now. In fact I say you are losing it right now. Many people don't even come close to doing what you have done. All of us in this forum are a rare breed, digital entrepreneurs with a desire for more

    Some time down the road in your life when you are sitting there, doing the same thing, same place, same same same. That thought will beat at your conscious like your inner child crying out "What have you done to our future!" reminding you at one time, before the brain washing and the training of the media you had dreams for this that you call a life

    "Oh **** where has my life gone?" Would you have still played it safe

    No luck, just do it.

    "Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid"
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  • Profile picture of the author crmb
    I would suggest stacking cash for 6 to 12 months prior to taking this step. If you've got the green to survive, you can do some pretty stupid things, make some huge mistakes (as you will) and still make it.

    I've been a business owner since 2001 in manufacturing and wholesaling. It took way more money then I could have ever imagined back then to make it those first few years. It's not an easy thing to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author priyatham
    Certainly not. First you find and start earning other sources of income and then only come to think about this question again. Think realistically.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Nash
    To be honest, you are doing pretty good so far. Making $100 per day from AdSense is good. But that isn't always a stable income. But if you can earn more like $2000 a week (You already got $700 so it is just $1300 left), straight for let's say... Two months. Then you are good to go.

    But hey, its really worth quiting your job when you already have $1000 a week. You dont imagine how much time you have and can spend on one thing - Your PROJECTS!! All your ideas that you have thought off. Now you have the time to do it. So it might be a hard decision and you maybe think "Oh gosh, I will never be able to make a stable $1000 a week".

    Why I first gave the advice to at least earn $2000 a week, was because of the AdSense income. I mean it could be stable, but you never know what's going to happen. Your site might get indexed someday, or some douchebag maybe clicked all over your AdSense-ads and you get banned.



    Anyway, the truth is: You will. You got the time and hopefully the creativity too.

    Good luck! I really recommend it.


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  • Profile picture of the author keerthana
    I would really recommend you NOT to quit your job because adsense income or any IM is not as stable as a well paid job.

    Because the stability is very hard in IM. We may win or lose. It matters on the time which we are in.

    Please stay focussed in both for an year and if you get unbelievable bucks, then go ahead

    Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author lostarts
    I wish I had the time to read this entire thread, cause I'm sure that everyone is giving great advice. I'm just going to put in my two cents here and speak from the heart.

    There is a point to this story, I'm not just trying to bore you with all of this. Hang in there, I promise it's worth it.

    For the last 2 yrs I attended an accelerated degree program in graphic design. I decided not to go for a regular job after I recently graduated. Of course this was highly risky. I had a pretty good savings account, but really no business plan to replace spent savings. I took the risk and I started developing my design website, and then I started looking for information on how to make money online. When I graduated last November the economy was still taking a turn for the worst. I was living in FL, which had reached 10% unemployment at the time. Getting a job in a field I had relatively little experience seemed unlikely. Well, with a mountain of debt and things not looking too great, I still chose to do what I wanted. Luckily I did have some savings up, so I had time to mess around. I have to admit I wasn't entirely focused, and probably could have been making money by now.

    However, it just so happened that near graduation an ex-fiancee had contacted me. She finally realized that we should be together, after nearly 10 years apart. It also happened that she is in the military and she had no problem with me staying at home and doing what I love to do.

    So, why am I telling you this? I'm telling you because, it doesn't seem to matter what decisions you make. Make the choice that is going to make you happy, and just let things work themselves out. Am I making money yet? No. But I am happy doing what I am doing. I'm building a business that should start generating income within a year, and I'm writing about things which should have a positive impact on peoples lives. Hopefully helping others out.

    In the end the decision is up to you, so it won't matter what we say.

    All I can say is that things tend to work themselves out. If you are confident in your abilities to see yourself through hard times, then take the risk. Otherwise play it safe and keep your day job. But most of all, do what is in line with your values. That will make you happiest in the long run.

    I like to think that this Zen saying sums everything up fairly well.
    "Leap and the net shall appear"
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  • Profile picture of the author Oliver Allen
    Hi Guest,

    I wouldn't quite give up my 9 to 5 just yet. I know you don't have a lot of time to work on your IM projects but possibly if you have some time on the weekends maybe you can spend some more time then.

    Once I get a few more posts at the WF I will be able to PM you to perhaps help you out.

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  • Profile picture of the author yukinara
    to quit a daily job, you should consider these:
    1- can you survive at least 6 months IF suddenly you can't make any money from your current income source?
    2- Is that income source stable for at least 3 months?

    if the answer is yes, the you are welcome to say goodbye to your boss, if not then you have to tolerate him for a while
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