Did you quit your job?

by kulale
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I have been reading this and other forums on internet marketing extensively. I played around IM a few years back but never dedicated full time to it, it was just like a hobby.

I am a software engineer working for a big corporation, but I am not happy with what I am doing. Don't get me wrong, I love coding, but it's just that I need something else to be happy, and I think that either a better knowledge of marketing and/or finance would do it.

My question to your guys: did you quit your job to dedicate full time to be your own boss? I know this is very risky, but I think it pushes you to do your best to succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author bmonique131
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    • Profile picture of the author SMSWriter
      Yes. I quit. My job was a horrible, low-paying nightmare.

      I jumped in with both feet.

      This is much better than a long commute, office politics, and long work hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author slackoff
    I didn't just quit straight up. I built a cash flow by working till 2AM every night then heading to my day job the next day. 5 months later, I quit my job. If you're doing it as a "hobby" you'll never get out of your situation. Create vision, set a goal, and execute.
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    • Profile picture of the author Repins
      Originally Posted by slackoff View Post

      I didn't just quit straight up. I built a cash flow by working till 2AM every night then heading to my day job the next day. 5 months later, I quit my job. If you're doing it as a "hobby" you'll never get out of your situation. Create vision, set a goal, and execute.
      Great advice, make sure you have cash flow as previous warriors have said. Then quit that job & live the dream, one thing I love about working online. Their are so many places with open wireless, so having a new scenery every now & then is great!
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    • Profile picture of the author supermassive
      Originally Posted by slackoff View Post

      I didn't just quit straight up. I built a cash flow by working till 2AM every night then heading to my day job the next day. 5 months later, I quit my job. If you're doing it as a "hobby" you'll never get out of your situation. Create vision, set a goal, and execute.
      nice one slackoff now im doing this too,
      wake at 7 work at 9 to 5, go home at 6 and be my own boss at 7 to 2am. its a very interesting experience. I feel every sweat and tears come to my skin is worth every penny of my bank account
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    • Profile picture of the author keithc0075
      Im trying to raise the courage to quit my job and work full-time online. I need to make about $2000 a month to cover what I make in my current job, which I feel is doable. I also need to convince my wife!
      I also feel that while someone has another job a lot of the time it stops them really from going for it online, because they have that safety net.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    I waited until I was making enough to comfortably cover my bills before leaving my day job. Sure quitting can be a great motivator; but the stakes (homelessness/starvation) are a lot higher than I was willing to gamble on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    Actually I was just about to stay with my job probably for the rest of my life (was working for UPS) when they laid me off on January 4th, 2010.

    Best thing that ever happened to me in my work experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Solomon
    I haven't worked as an employee or traded time for money in years, and I highly doubt there will be a time that I would do it again. My experience has been that the farther I get from the standard, expected way of life in our over-taxed rat race of a failing consumer-driven economy, the happier I am. I'm the trustee of a couple private, not-for-profit foundations, and everything new that I do in commerce is set up as a private express trust under the common law. In other words, I've not only left the workforce, I've left the system. There's a learning curve to what I'm talking about, and it's not for everyone, but it's worth looking into.
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  • Profile picture of the author kulale
    Thanks guys, great posts!

    I have some money saved up, I could live off it for one year easily, but I don't have the courage to take a step further and leave my current job Funny thing is that today my boss came to talk to me in private and said how he appreciates the work I've been doing. Ahh! That makes me more tied to my job than ever.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adevictus
    I've never worked a day in my life and I never will...
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    It's all about the money...

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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    I quit but only because i could postpone most of my bills.
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  • Profile picture of the author TamilYoung
    Hey Kulale, I am more in a similar boat like you. LOL! I am also a software professional working for a corporate. But my goal is to quit my job by end of 2012!

    As far as I know, most of the people out here are not doing this IM full time although most of theirs goal is to get rid of their job and do this full time. Almost all the successfull marketers, gurus here are doing this full time (which is the one main reason why they are successful). Everybody wants to quit their job and make this their main income stream. Also, that this has great potential for earnings, everybody are trying. But success comes to those who stay persistant and take ACTION, rather than endless learning and looking for the next shiny object.
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  • Profile picture of the author estradarosemary
    great post...
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  • Profile picture of the author sabinavarga
    When you're on your own and have no family (especially kids) to depend on your financial support, I think taking the leap can be a hard step but a great motivator. You can wait till you make enough money, but will you ever be motivated to try hard enough and get out of the comfort zone?

    If you do have family depending on you financially, then it's more complicated I think.

    I quit my job two years ago to become a freelance writer. It's hard and it takes a lot of self-discipline. But you know the freedoms that come with it . I said: If i don't do it now, when there's nothing really holding me back, I'll never do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    I haven't quit my job. You just need to have time management. But if your not happy with what you're doing, then you may consider quitting. Your performance may be affected if your not contented and enjoying with what you do.
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  • Profile picture of the author myeanne
    I don't quitting your job is the best thing to do. Think hundred times, spc if you're working to a big company. You can have a part time job, doing the thing that makes you happy and working as an employee would be better.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    I'm almost there and am pretty confident I'll get out by the end of this year.

    Started building my list and doing a pretty big project with a friend. Right now, all of my list building money is going back into making the list bigger.

    I'm on my way to planting the money tree.
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  • Profile picture of the author JingQuimPo
    Yup. I also quit my job years ago. But was involve in offline marketing after that. Then decided to go online. never been happier. offline job was pretty ok but my 8-5 job was a nightmare)

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  • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
    People often find that they work better when they have a goal--to quit their job. Once that goal is reached, it can be dangerous. When you quit that job, your IM work becomes far more important. But, the human tendency is to kick back and relax. One needs to learn a whole new skill, going to work when you don't absolutely have to. ...So, don't quit until you are very sure you are on firm financial footing for an extended period of time without the job! ...And, when you do quit, discipline yourself to continue with your IM work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony983
    I also quit my job it was horrible low paying and stressful, i did have some money save up
    and i'm focusing on building my list and looking forward to better day ahead.
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    • Profile picture of the author Larry Carter
      That is defiantly my goal but it's not the only reason why I got online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hackbridge
    I quit my job and had quite a bit of money, but I wasn't focused, didn't have a clear plan of what I wanted to achieve, and now I'm back in the rat race again.


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  • Profile picture of the author JamesCx
    I'd only quit if I was already making £1k+ a month and had a lot of extra cash spare. What's even better is that my job is pretty much in SEO anyway - so I enjoy it!
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  • If you make 6 figures within the month, there's no reason why you should not fire your boss.
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  • Profile picture of the author xinhaozhai
    no,still study.
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  • Profile picture of the author cherylssmart
    On my last jobs i quit not only because im tired, i want to spend more time to my self we need peace of mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monja
    YES, did last year - if you want you can read my story here: Countdown to a better life - it´s nearly one year ago.
    i love my work but i can tell you it´s hard to stay on track. anyway - as long as you have some money on the site - i´d do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Preeti
    Yes, I quit my job and took on online/offline marketing full-time.

    It was scary at first, but exciting!!! It's funny for the first couple of days, I didn't know what to do with my time lol Not that I didn't know what action to take but it was just so bizarre to have my time back, and own it, since I've been in corporate in a couple of years.

    So make sure you have a solid schedule and treat it as a job. Schedule your work time, breaks, lunch, etc. Keep focused and NEVER give up on your goals..they're all achievable!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fahmzie
    I love what i'm doing at my job but i dont wanna stuck in that job for a long time.

    So i have to find time where i can work on my IM business, take it to level where i want to be and quit the job.
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  • Profile picture of the author gsgoh
    I have not come to the point where I could quit my job and 100% rely on IM income but I definitely am reaching towards that goal.

    Counting down the days...
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  • Profile picture of the author GT
    Yes, I did quit a day job specifically to pursue my home business interests, but those interests included a developing freelance writing career in addition to Internet Marketing as it is known here in the Warrior Forum.

    So, my Internet Marketing interests have been supported by my freelance writing income. The good news is, month by month the IM income is improving.

    I would not recommend quitting your day job unless or until you have sufficient IM income ... or you have a solid marketing plan and a whole lot of confidence in your ability to focus and work hard, hard, hard at it.

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  • Profile picture of the author kayebee
    I've been thinking about quitting my job seriously throughout the past week. I know I'm not making enough yet online to do this, but there are too many negative things happening recently that has forced me consider this option soon. I would like to focus on my new website all day, every day. I am very scared to take this leap though. Despite my confidence, it's a huge risk.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gianni
    I have not quit my daily job yet. I am thinking in quiting at the end of the year if God helps me.

    I hope everything pan out the way I want it in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author purpleviolet
    Yes .. I quit my job and now perceiving my masters in business management to make it big
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  • I knew I had to quit my job as it was destroying my body. Then as I was pulling off of the highway onto the job site I got side-swiped but some chick doing over 100k while talking on her phone.

    I got a tiny settlement. Very small, but enough (along with a student loan) so I could go back to school. I got my "C" ticket in welding and then realized that was the last thing in the world I wanted to do. So I went back to school again, but this time I took something that was more related to what I really wanted to do with my life - Computer graphic design.

    I didn't want to be a graphic designer, and the fact is I suck at it. What I wanted to do was work online.

    Once I finished the CGD course I couldn't find a job so I started my own business offering website design and seo services to local businesses. Working with clients was a pain, but I lucked out because I started a membership site and it made it possible for me to go back to school (once again). I love school and I also just recently discovered my passion which is programming.

    Life is good.

    My membership site pays the bills and allows me a lot of freedom with how I spend my time. I have been creating products, but after I get the ones I have in queue out of the way I am focusing on software development.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayJHart
    No I haven't quit my job yet completely. I still work part-time online for a company which allows me to work on my own projects at the same time. It's a really good set up for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author tmoby
    Luckily for me I started young enough that I didn't need a job to quit Although I have worked odd jobs here and there for more of a social reason.
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  • Profile picture of the author BBery
    if enough of you financially for the next 3 to 5 months is sufficient, I think you can get out of work to dedicate themselves fully to be the boss

    but my experience as an IM, I am working offline to leave work early morning and evening for IM Online. It would not hurt if our sales conversion sales rate declined in IM
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  • Profile picture of the author elexmedia
    Do no quit your job yet.

    If you want to run a business, do it part-time first. Keep the full-time job and quit when your business have given more revenue than your full-time job.

    Running a business, while you have no sources of income will just make you become stressful. This stressful will make you less productive. It will be more fun doing the business part-time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lyfe Lyte
    Many yes's...many no's here.....hmmmm

    Look at it this way....

    If you wait for the perfect time to quit....it might not happen....

    Let's say you wait until you have enough money to quit....months could go by....even years....and your in the same place as you are right now....

    Worse yet...after 3 years they fire you...and you are left with no money no job....

    You need to do whats in your heart and destiny....

    Most people don't have a lot of motivation to make money online...so they don't...

    Imagine if your fired or you quit your job...and only have $100 left...you'll find plenty of motivation then wont you?

    Let's say you do quit...you get extremely motivated...in fact you make $100,000 by the end of the year...

    If you would have stayed at your job...you would never have been motivated...and still barley making enough money to pay all the bills...

    I remember when I quit my job...I was making about $60k a year in the US...little over average..nothing big....they said I was crazy....that I was stupid....

    I went at this full time...and have make as much as I made an entire year in a month now...

    If I never took that leap...I doubt I would be where I am at today...

    Don't wait around until the perfect time...it will never come....

    Do whats in your heart...wish you the best...

    Lyfe
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  • Profile picture of the author AlbertGA
    I started IM as part time job, as things being settled i quit my job and make it my full time job. m satisfy with my Internet marketing business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matida
      I don't know if quiting your job will lead towards more motivation to succeed in internet marketing. You should feel a strong desire to become successful in internet marketing. If you're not 100% committed with or without a job you will never succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author jenmidas
    Originally Posted by kulale View Post

    I have been reading this and other forums on internet marketing extensively. I played around IM a few years back but never dedicated full time to it, it was just like a hobby.

    I am a software engineer working for a big corporation, but I am not happy with what I am doing. Don't get me wrong, I love coding, but it's just that I need something else to be happy, and I think that either a better knowledge of marketing and/or finance would do it.

    My question to your guys: did you quit your job to dedicate full time to be your own boss? I know this is very risky, but I think it pushes you to do your best to succeed.
    Hello mate,

    You really have a huge goldime inside your head. Coding talent.
    If I were you, I'll definitely do something about it. LEVERAGE IT.
    Sharpen it till it bears 'FRUIT'.
    You can only quit your current job once your passive income surpasses you your LIABILITIES - The BILLS you have to PAY month to month.

    Once you're already on that level, you may invest the money in property.
    So you will get passive ( without working the traditional way ) income every month .- RENTAL INCOME.

    With the RENTAL INCOME, you may build your ONLINE team
    GRAPHIC DESIGNER
    ARTICLE WRITERS
    LINK BUILDER
    SOCIAL MEDIA

    I'm sure within two years or more you could resign your current job.

    Well this is just my opinion
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  • Profile picture of the author fixie
    I quit long time ago. Working at the moment for myself with my bro. Never been happier
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  • Profile picture of the author elleshick
    I just graduated from college and had been working online while I was studying for about 4 years. And now, I'm under-employed, but I happy and I earn really well, I also get to manage my time - though I would still, if ever given a chance to work accordingly to my degree.

    I think its just about which do you give importance to, earning more or doing what you love. So, which one do you prefer?
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    Every new problem is new challenge to me ,and I like to face it.
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  • Profile picture of the author guyc
    I quit my full time job around a year ago and I did it by working endless hours on top of a day job. I think with anything if you dedicate yourself and believe in yourself you can achieve anything.

    You should use your coding knowledge to build your own products. You will be able to ditch the day job quick. Team up with someone who knows how to market the products and you do the coding.
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      Studying rigth now...
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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    Though this was not my goal when i started out with IM, it definitely was something I looked forward to. I only did quit when I was earning more than enough, actually more than enough than my day job.
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    • Profile picture of the author skeffling
      I just quit being a dentist one year after starting IM (earlier than planned), I have no savings, just finished paying off the student loan (after 11 years) and was driven to succeed online because I hated my job! I was able to work part time as a locum for a year which got me used to lower income, but gave me those wide open days to work 16 hours a day online.

      Right now I earn in a month, online, what used to take a week (when I worked) but I am happy and my bills are paid. Or were til my engineering hubby just got laid off (actually he has 2 more weeks to work) but he is taking the plunge with me, he's not looking for another job. He is taking a crash course in IM and is going to project manage my business and make it more efficient, while starting his own projects. He doesn't want big business to be in control of his fate again.

      We'll no longer trading time for money, just using our own native wit to feed, clothe and house ourselves. We are getting costs down, selling our big hobby farm and moving to a smaller place where we can still grow our own food, we are selling the new vehicles with payments, getting an old truck and will be happy to live on less and be free and off that treadmill for ever.

      We know we will be fine, we have been working and earning profit for other people all our lives, I think it's time to keep the profit for ourselves now we have figured out how to make it!

      I say, if you can find a way to wean yourself off your whole income and all the things you think you need (or that you only need to feel better about doing a job you loathe) you can be free much faster. Once you are free, the sky is the limit and you can have it all back if you ever want it, and more.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamDowning
    I haven't personally quit my job. I'm only working part time now however. Once I see the pennies rolling in and need to dedicate more time to IM, whilst it is providing a stable income, I shall quit.
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  • Profile picture of the author allen12
    I quit my job last November, and I'm doing some odd jobs online here and there. I'm in the process of starting my business using a WSO I bought, and I'm having fun. Being stuck in some cubicle is not for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mortis
    For now im still a student and part-time worker. I'm trying to get ino IM so i quit my part time and try to make my living out of this.

    If you got any tips on how to get started with 1 to 2h a day plz feel free to PM me
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  • Profile picture of the author Connie Lim
    I just started IM, doing as my part time job now, can't quit my job yet, building my cash flow now, when the timing is right, I will definitely quit my job.....

    I believe that follow your heart and do the things/job that you are enjoying will be the greatest achievement in your life....

    May all of us here have a blessing life!

    Cheers
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    As a servant of Allah
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  • Profile picture of the author ultracom
    How can I quite my job even I just started on Network marketing. Anyone have solution?
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  • Profile picture of the author mydream111
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    i always do that things which my mind says.give up is not the perfect solution but we shoud technically handle it.
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  • Profile picture of the author imperets
    I quit my job almost a year ago. It involved extreme heat and a broken credit card machine. My workmates were nice, though...
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  • Profile picture of the author jbaran
    i've done the whole quit your day job before having a thriving business gig before, I crashed and burned, suffered. Could not pay rent, didn't have enough money for food, I really learned life lessons (including internet marketing lessons) the hard way. The second time around I got a job, I saved money, used the job to fund my online business. I wasn't going to quit until I make more money online than at my job for 6 consecutive months, once that happened I quit the day job and was a free man.

    Always remember, if this is what u want to do, look at the job as a means to an end. It is their to sustain you and your business. It is nothing more than a start up tool you will use to pay for the expenses of your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eythil
    I only worked part-time in a retail chain (though I was getting almost full-time hours..) and decided it was more trouble than it's worth. Seriously, retail is horrible and employees are underpaid for the crap they have to deal with. Anyway, quit months ago before I even had a good IM plan. I realized how idiotic that was and needed to find a way to make an equivalent income as soon as possible. Realized I could make more than the part-time job just by writing articles. It's tedious sometimes and I do work long if not longer hours depending in my attention span, BUT those hours are whenever I want! I can go eat when I'm hungry, make coffee every hour of the day, and I don't have to deal with anyone's demands.

    You still should have a plan before quitting though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gianni
    I have not quit my job yet. I hope one day I will..... waiting for that day to happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scripteen
    I did 13 and a half months ago. Been much happier since then.
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  • Profile picture of the author jawasismanjanik
    i am student now. so i have plan to focus on IM only. don't want to find any job out there.
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    Even if there is no fall back plan it is always cool to have someone watching your back
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