Would you stay on WA if you have 150K + income from regular job?
Last Update: Jun 8, 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.
Unfortunately, I believe your question deserves the question "why are you doing it". It is this answer that will also answer your question.
I am doing it to supplement my pension, to give myself a better standard of living. I also love what I am blogging about, and like to give others the information they need to follow the same path as me.
As we know you are very unlikely to make money straight away when you are blogging, so the earlier you get started and become an authority site the better your income will become.
There are many reasons for leaving a 9-5 job, and among these are illness and accident. With your blog, you can work on your laptop from home while you are getting fit enough to join the 9-5 rat race again.
My husband doesn't make quite that much money per year, but he does very well. He doesn't have time to do anything else BUT that job. At that salary level, there is no such thing as a 9-5 job. Usually there are lots of hours spent outside of those 8 hour days, thinking about the job and doing things for that job. This week, he will have put in over 50 hours of actual working time. Even when he's out cutting the lawn, he's thinking about work. That's why I am doing the work at WA, because there is just no way that he could.
Hopefully it will pay off, and when my hubby is retiring in about 10-15 years from now, my business will be up and running smoothly, and profitably. He will be able to just jump in and begin working for me.
lol. I'd rephrase that part when you tell your hubby he'd be working "for" you.
I'm sure he'd like it better if you said working "with" me.
I agree with the comments I have read above. What matters the most, in my opinion, is your own interests and priorities. Do you have ANY interest at all in internet or affiliate marketing? If your answer is no, you've just answered your own question. Again, read what THOMAS54 and Brummell731 said. I think they both gave you excellent answers. In light of what they said, I honestly don't know why or understand why you asked the question. Nothing wrong with asking, though, and I don't mean what I just said in a negative way at all.
Hello, my name is Kevin. To answer your question, I would have to say this first. I think it all comes down to the individual and what he or she wants. How far will the individual go for his or her wants. One could be perfectly comfortable making 150k plus at their normal job. With that being said, over a period of years at that job there life is set and evolved around that. If the individual is happy and comfortable wit that because of the love they have for the job and the pay that they are receiving, then i can see them maybe looking at WA as maybe a waste of their time.
Now, on the other hand. You could have that same indivisual that is happy with his or her everyday job. That job takes care of their needs, everyday living, and most of all family. Depending on the individual, there could be so much more that they want for them selves, their family, etc. It could be as simple as wanted to take their family on a lovely get away. So, this individual will look at WA in a different aspect. Here is something i can learn on my down time that will bring me extra income to do all the extra things and wants i think about and want.
Final note would be: It all depends where you are in life and how you want your life to be. Many are comfortable and satisfied on where there life is at the moment. Many people, whether happy or not with their lives, want and desire more. They look at life from a different angle. WA is a DOOR. It is up to the INDIVIDUAL, whether or not to open and use that door.
Every situation will be different, it depends on the "INDIVIDUAL."
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.
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
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.
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!
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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Honestly I am in the similar boat, but I still chose to build my business with WA. First of all you don't want to keep all eggs in the same basket (Warrent Buffet). You want to create multiple income streams regardless of how much you make.
But, what I really want in life is FREEDOM. As the time goes on I feel that I want to choose how to spend my time rather than going to work every day. There is so much to do and so much to explore, but instead you will end up whole life working for someone, makeing someone else rich.
After all it's a personal choice. Some people just like to work as it fits their personality and that is how they see their life, but many others want to work for themselves.
I think the best way to look at it is to see what would you do 10-20 years from now, if you think you will be happy with what you have then you know you are on the right track.
I hope I was able to give some perspective.