Quit or Try to Keep Up?
Last Update: Feb 9, 2016
Joseph, I am working as a full-time freight broker from home, so I can sneak in a little extra time when needed. If you are working away from home then that may be difficult at times. But if you can just put in an hour of focus work every other night, you should be fine. Good luck with your decision and your future endeavors.
The REAL Question is: Do you prefer to work for a boss who controls your life, time and income or would you prefer to one day earn enough income online to fire your boss and live your dream?
At the moment the bills needs to be paid and this business is not doing yet! I know what I want. I think the right I should worded this as "put on hold" rather than "quit".
I do this when I have time since I would love to leave eventually my full-time job.
Some days I have more time than others, but I continue working on my sites and hope to achieve my goals here soon!
You have to know if you will have the time or not and go with it.
My quote is "Just Do It"!
I do this PT so my expectation is low right now. I'll be doing it FT come July.
Ask yourself this - "What great things in life have I accomplished by quitting"
The answer will be what you should do.
Hope this helps
Hi Joseph, depends where you want to be, and what your heart tells you. It is hard to work and fit WA in, it can be done for me I have a clear vision of where I want to be and how I am going to get there. Even getting to this Point has been a hard slog. If you are working full time you just need to be aware and constantly tweaking your time. Once you have a routine going it is a little bit easier. I would say keep going try and do both.
I have wondered the same thing as I am lucky enough to have a good job and I wonder if I should put the time into this. The economic situation is so bad however, my husband is in a temporary job and we don't know where he will end up and we both want independence. For those economic reasons I think I should continue. Also, I have information I want to share with people to help them with health problems (I have learned this from personal experience with these problems) and help them with their pet's health problems. Even if I don't make enough money to live off of, I want to share this information. For these reasons I think I will continue, though I worry that if I can't make enough money to live off of maybe the time will be too much.
Do you have a niche that you are so passionate about that you want to share it even if it doesn't make a lot of money?
Do you want a business to build up slowly so that if you lose your job or want a change in the future you have something else?
My opinion: If you can't say yes to either of these, then let WA go for now and you could always start up again later.
Those are just my thoughts...probably different from some people here.
I am going to continue for now. No guarantees on forever, but want to try to make it work now! If I don't try I will never know.
Hi don't quit, we are in the same boat, I've a self employed massage therapist and business has suddenly boomed which is fantastic, but at the end of the day I'm drained and the last thing I want to do is go through the lessons as this is only my first week. Plus I get the most horrendous migraines last one being just last week so suddenly I haven't been on here much. But it's there to come back to at the end of the day, and trying to build that steady income base is going to be hard work but I'm hoping worth it in the end. As for this month it would be nice to even just earn the Enough to pay My WA fees
I have a full time job and am learning and building slowly, but surely, and at the pace that I am able. You have already came this far. Why not continue to build on that even if it is a little slower than you would like?
Hi Joseph. I understand your dilemma. If you had a dream of making this work then I think it would be great for you to stick with it. This is a great time for building your business while working at your new position. Then you will always have your website business to fall back on later. I would definitely stick with it even if you have to gibberish it a little less time for the moment. Good luck!
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It's difficult albeit doable to have a 9-5 job and work WA. I guess it depends on how much you like your job and what the perks are. With WA, you potentially have unlimited income and flexible hours. You can generate income from your established websites without even working on them daily. Perhaps you can work full time and fit WA when you can. Only you can make that decision. ~Debbi
From someone who has been there and done that.
Unless you have at least six months of income in the bank, DON'T quit your paying job until you are making equally as much for 6months with your internet business. When you are consistently equalling your JOB income think about it.
I learned the hard way. You can't necessarily build your business any faster being full time. One big problem with being your own boss is being your own boss. If you have worked several years at a job you will not know how to schedule your time effectively. It is much better to work extra to get your business profitable while you have your income to count on. if you quit and run into trouble, it is very hard to go back or find the type job that you had.
I know it is tempting to want to jump in but without a life preserver, you could drown and lose everything; that means F-a-m-i-l-y too.
I know this is not a rosy picture that I have painted but it will not be rosy if you are not sufficiently prepared.
Thanks for this awesome word. Highly appreciated.
I agree - you must be prepared to do this. That's why I suggested part time with the GOAL of doing it full time.