Warriors, should i use the summer time to work on IM or get a summer job and do both?

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I'm in college right now and my days are so busy that it's hard for me to find time to dedicate to doing IM stuff and try and keep my studies up. But since the semester is almost over for me, I'll have ample amounts of time since I won't have any summer classes but I was considering holding a summer job.

I already have enough money saved up to invest, so my only expense right now would be my cellphone bill since I'll be back at home.

If I did do a summer job, I'd have to find a place to stay and depending on where I choose, it'd be rent and utilities if they aren't included.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanHaus
    Depends on your money situation. If you need money, don't count on IM unless you are already making enough to cover your living expenses. If you are like most people that are trying to make money in IM, but haven't then I'd do both until you are financially stable enough to do IM full time.
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    • Profile picture of the author ejb2059
      Originally Posted by RyanHaus View Post

      Depends on your money situation. If you need money, don't count on IM unless you are already making enough to cover your living expenses. If you are like most people that are trying to make money in IM, but haven't then I'd do both until you are financially stable enough to do IM full time.

      Could not have said it better myself!
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  • Profile picture of the author writerval
    I agree with Ryan. If you need money now, you can't be sure you'll make a steady income right away from IM. There is a huge learning curve. If you don't really need money right now and are lucky enough to be able to live at home while you learn, you might want to take advantage of that opportunity. Good luck with your decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vortex Creator
    I chose not to pursue a job & go IM full time from the get-go...it was a little rough ride lol but eventually everything works out fine as long as your mindset is locked on the target. If you're still unsure if IM will/can provide you with the money (in time) then a job is the safer route to go

    Look at the probabilities and listen to your heart.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ash R
    Hmm... sounds like you're young enough to pull all nighters - so do both!

    Seriously though, I will concur with what the other posters are saying. If you need cash immediately, get a job. IM has a learning curve and takes some time.

    When I first started I was working fulltime. I'd get up at five, do 2 hours work, go to work. Then I'd finish work and put in another hour or two. Eventually I switched to part-time work, then quit (but worked for clients independently) and then finally I work a bit on my websites now. As you can see, it doesn't have to be all or nothing from the get-go.

    I would also advise that you at least do a little bit now, since you have a lot of time ahead of you, you'll be able to learn and see how sites develop over time.
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  • Profile picture of the author eleary
    It sounds like if you want to get a job, you will have to pay rent. If you can stay home for free - and do IM, then I think that would be great! Like the others have said, if you need the money - obviously do both.
    You should also decide how serious you are about doing this. Are you willing to dedicate the time to make it work? Don't try to learn it all - pick one thing and stick to it until it works! Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author RichardBravo
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      The late Jim Rohn often discussed the principle of "Working full-time at your job, while
      working part-time on your fortune.

      At your age there is tremendous value in a summer job aside from a pay check. I remember
      my first job when I was 14, scooping cones at an ice cream parlor in Santa Barbara.
      My wife had a similar job when she was 14 or 15.

      Of course you're older, the money is cool, but the key asset, depending on the job itself,
      is the social aspect and simple work experience.

      Sure, you could sit at your desk or even a cafe with a laptop and do "IM" for several
      hours a day in the summer. But are you disciplined to do it correctly? ... Treating it as
      "your business" rather than a hobby.

      Inexperience running a business is a major contributor to entrepreneurial failure. Working
      for someone else and understanding the dynamics of "work" (i.e. positive, consistent,
      results oriented action) and it's affect on your business can be gleaned on the job.

      I'm all for escaping the rat race, just make sure you have a foundation and a plan of
      attack.

      A job may be that "foundation" to keep a steady paycheck coming in and the opportunity to
      gain valuable (diverse) experience while you "work part-time" on your IM fortune in the
      off hours.

      Good luck!
      ~RB
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      • Profile picture of the author stc151
        Originally Posted by RichardBravo View Post

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        The late Jim Rohn often discussed the principle of "Working full-time at your job, while
        working part-time on your fortune.

        At your age there is tremendous value in a summer job aside from a pay check. I remember
        my first job when I was 14, scooping cones at an ice cream parlor in Santa Barbara.
        My wife had a similar job when she was 14 or 15.

        Of course you're older, the money is cool, but the key asset, depending on the job itself,
        is the social aspect and simple work experience.

        Sure, you could sit at your desk or even a cafe with a laptop and do "IM" for several
        hours a day in the summer. But are you disciplined to do it correctly? ... Treating it as
        "your business" rather than a hobby.

        Inexperience running a business is a major contributor to entrepreneurial failure. Working
        for someone else and understanding the dynamics of "work" (i.e. positive, consistent,
        results oriented action) and it's affect on your business can be gleaned on the job.

        I'm all for escaping the rat race, just make sure you have a foundation and a plan of
        attack.

        A job may be that "foundation" to keep a steady paycheck coming in and the opportunity to
        gain valuable (diverse) experience while you "work part-time" on your IM fortune in the
        off hours.

        Good luck!
        ~RB
        .

        good stuff.
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      • Originally Posted by RichardBravo View Post

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        The late Jim Rohn often discussed the principle of "Working full-time at your job, while
        working part-time on your fortune.

        Good luck!
        ~RB
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        Great wisdom here my friend.

        Do both!

        Obviously your not going to have a vibrant IM empire in a couple months.

        Pick a couple basic IM skills to work on during the summer as you can. Not everything. Do some market and keyword research or learn "how" to do "effective" market and keyword research better. Journal all this for later reference. In that Journal may lie your future fortune.

        Also my friend looking through these old eyes, find some "youthful activities to do in the mix too!" One day you'll be glad you did while you could!

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        • Profile picture of the author andynakamura
          Out the gate I would have said IM, but after reading these great posts I tend to change my mind. There is nothing magical about IM. Sure you'll have to learn the ropes and it will take time to build these skills so anything that promises instant riches with a few clicks is going to sell you something.

          I'd opt for the job if you can get one. If not do some IM in the field that you like and see if you can drive traffic to it. If you can do it part-time and make a few dollars you're ahead of the game when you want to punch through and make something big.

          I'd spend some time on the WF and really put the effort in especially with WSOs. I'd learn how they structure all their great sales copy and watch how they market themselves, then just do the same.

          You don't have to break the bank by buying a lot. Just a few to get you started would do and from time to time ask questions like this.

          Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    Summer Job would be great
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    • Profile picture of the author vpsean
      Hey Man,

      If you want to skip the job and just get into IM, be SURE you have enough money to last you for 6 months.

      Personally I'd recommend taking even a part time job just so that you can be sure your bases are covered ...

      Working from a place of stability is much more comfortable than not.

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  • Profile picture of the author GlobalMedia
    I would suggest you to take up both. It will help you to manage ur bills and at the same time you can enjoy other things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rach72
    It's a 'both' vote from me too - spend your days working and even three nights a week learning. You'll be amazed at what you learn in that time.
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