Would you stay on WA if you have 150K + income from regular job?

Last Update: June 08, 2018

I'd like to ask the community here: Would you stay on WA if you have 150K + income from regular 9-5 job?

Would you still try to learn all what it takes to create a successful website, write blogs, attract traffic? At least at the beginning (and for many months if no years) the return on this investment of one's time is very low. Much less than minimum wage.

I absolutely understand the value of learning new skills, creating an asset (if you keep working on this website continuously), building something new. It is fun. It's a good use of your time if you have it in abundance, being let's say retired / disabled/ temporarily unemployed / looking to change the profession you hate or similar.

But if you have a job that's OK, meaning you don't hate it, and pays well, would you still stay here on WA?

Of course, no job is really secure, you can be terminated any day. But you can probably find just another job instead of putting numerous hours into your blog.

Would you do it just for the sake of fun?

I'm just curious, not judging anyone.






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THOMAS54 Premium
Its all about doing what you love. Yes money plays its role but you may have tons of dollars in your kitty and if you don't have the time to enjoy it with your family, it amounts to nothing but a heap of waste paper. Many upper level managers in different professions are extremely well paid, some over $200000/year but they end up being strangers to their children. Everything has a price. WA and others like it are businesses run from home and individual plans when to work and what time is dedicated to the family and the money still comes even if initially in small amounts.FREEDOM TO WORK WHEN YOU WANT IS PARAMOUNT.
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MaryFRM Premium
I see your take as FLEXIBLE HOURS and FAMILY TIME
Thank you
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THOMAS54 Premium
Exactly .
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CandP Premium
An interesting question, Mary. Yes, we would because just learning how to do online entrepreneurship is very valuable in itself. Coming from a generation that did not grow up with computers from a young age, it's worthwhile knowing how to navigate in cyberspace and how to generate income. As you said, too, you could suddenly have a health issue (that person earning the $150,00 a year could suddenly be unable to work) or face a bankruptcy or anything similar and being able to generate income online is huge, especially, in our opinion, as you start getting on in years, like us. Thanks for your post. All the best to you! Colette and Philip
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MaryFRM Premium
So your main point is ALTERNATIVE INCOME in case of loosing a job.
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CandP Premium
Yes, for peace of mind.
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dchapman3 Premium
This such a personal choice that every individual needs to make for themselves. This is dependent on each of our personal situations and goals.

WA is NOT a get rich scheme and takes dedication and hard work to be successful. If I had found WA years ago when AI was still working fulltime, I would have tried to work both knowing WA would be developed slowly as time permitted.

Unfortunately that probably would not have worked as all of my past jobs require huge time commitments.
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Jeremy16 Premium
I would definitely stay on WA. In fact, if (and I should say when because I'm determined this time around) my niche website(s) ever get to the point where earnings is enough to support my family (even if it's less than 150K) I'd lose the 150K income in exchange for the freedom and additional time to spend with family!
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MaryFRM Premium
FAMILY TIME again
Thank you
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JessiePalay1 Premium
I’d probably find a way to invest that abundance of disposable income as fast as possible. If you don’t make that much money, affiliate marketing levels the playing field. If you have the money, maybe buy a few rental properties to have income from other sources. That’s my 2 cents.
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MaryFRM Premium
I meant abundance of time, not money..
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