How to Quit your Job and Make Money Online
Have you ever wondered, how do you quit your job and make money online from home or from anywhere in the world?
I’ve held maybe eight different jobs over the course of my life. I was an army reservist, a lab technician, I worked for a realty company as an accountant, and I worked for a quasi-government agency that promoted exports. Now, I’m a nurse, and this is the longest job I have ever held, going on ten years now.
One thing that researchers say about the generation that grew up in the seventies and eighties is that we will hold more jobs than our parents and grandparents did. This makes us the generation that looked at quitting our jobs and moving on to something else as not necessarily a death sentence. And with the advent of computer technology and the internet, the appeal of starting and maintaining an online business from home or from anywhere suddenly became a real possibility.
When to call it quits
You can’t just quit your job and decide that you’re going to start an online business. You have to have something that’s up and running and earning before taking this crucial step. Because once you quit, there’s no going back.
So, when is the best time to quit your job and start your online business?
Well first, you need to have an idea. This idea cannot be just anything you heard someone else do and succeeded in. It has to be yours. You have to be passionate about it because it will be the only thing that will fuel you through the challenges before you even see your first real success.
Ideally, you might not want to quit your day job yet while you’re in the planning and conceptualization stage of your online business. You will need money for your daily needs, and an online business that has yet to take off the ground cannot provide you with the cash that you will require to live.
What we’re trying to build is a home-based online business. You slow down when you’re earning enough to supplement your income. You quit when you start to make enough to replace what you’re earning.
But like everything else in life, it’s easier said than done.
A Vehicle For Your Passion
What is your passion, then? What idea has been tossing around in your brain now for years, maybe? Whatever your idea is, you need a vehicle to get your passion out there in the world wide web. You need a website.
You need to write about your passion and publish it in a website. You don’t need to be a good writer to do this. Just write as if you’re talking to someone about your thoughts and ideas. If you don’t know how to create a website, you need to find the best online mentor that will provide you with the knowledge you need to set up your own website, all without breaking the bank. And I think I might just have the right mentor for you!
It took me a long while, but when I found this online resource, I knew it was the right one for me. There are so many online offerings out there that claim to teach you website development and affiliate marketing. But when you read their reviews, you will also see a lot of people who tried them but have since had buyers’ remorse. So don’t waste your time and money searching because I have done that part for you, and I have found an honest and credible online coach that I believe will satisfy your needs.
So this is your first task before you even do anything else. Identify what it is that you are passionate about and then make your plans to translate that passion into a business by learning how to build a website that will successfully market your idea.
But will it fly?
Consider this. There are over three billion internet users in the world. Each one of these users is, at one point or another, searching for something online. And literally millions transact business online. It’s not inconceivable for you to assume that you can grab some of that business for yourself. Think about your idea and ask yourself if there is a need out there that it answers.
But it’s got to be more than just your gut feeling. You have to do the groundwork. Research your idea. Study it. Go to your local public libraries. They’re a great resource! That’s your taxpayer money at work. Remember, while Google is a great thing, you can’t Google everything. Or, at the very least, you can’t get the kind of in-depth information that you need to get yourself started on the right foot.
Make Sacrifices and Be Prepared To Do the Work
Toshniwal and Mehra funded Y Media Labs with their own savings and credit cards, and then took no cash out of the venture for the first two years while they built a solid customer base and refined their mobile-app technology. “We lived a very frugal life,” says Toshniwal. “In fact, we took such a hit financially that we almost gave up.” This isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Notes Toshniwali, “If you work for someone else, you always get paid no matter how the business is doing.” Not so with a startup. (From “It’s All About Timing” By Jon Dwoskin, Home Business Magazine Winter 2018 issue)
That was a rather bleak warning for people who are thinking of starting an online business. But it’s true, nonetheless. Just because it’s discouraging doesn’t mean it’s not useful information, or advise. You must take heed, then, of this warning. Even people who think they are well-prepared will not see a profit for quite some time. Starting an online business is the same way. It takes time and patience. People go through 4 years of college before they get employed and earn an income, right? It’s the same way with online business. But it should take shorter than 4 years. If you do it on the side, consistently giving 3 to 4 hours each day learning and mastering how to run an online business through Wealthy Affiliate (WA) University, getting the help from WA owners and members (it’s a great online community by the way), your posts will soon be ranking in Google, Yahoo, and Bing and readers will soon find your website.
So where do you get those 3 to 4 extra hours to learn the online business? Make your time productive. That means cutting down your TV hours. Don’t waste your time hanging out in facebook or other social media portals. Say no to after work or weekend social gatherings. If this is the price to pay for your eventual success, just do it!
Hail to the Chief!
The purpose of starting your online business is to be your own boss. You want to work for yourself and for nobody else! You want to do things your way, promoting the things you want to promote. And you want the revenues to be all yours, too.
This is not an impossible dream. It’s still hard, but closer to possible now, for many people, especially in this day and age. You just need to keep in mind the roadmap that we outlined for you above. You are the boss. You need to be suitably knowledgeable. You need the right partner to help you start on the right foot! And you have found the right partner in Wealthy Affiliate. This could just be the first step you’re looking for!
Preparation and training are the keys to your success. And that’s what we’re here to help you with. To help get you the proper training that you will need to realize your dreams before you quit your job.
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