There’s a right way to quitting your job and making money online and a wrong way.
I have made more mistakes than I care to admit and plan on giving you nothing but the best ways to achieve the same success as I have, even after all my mishaps.
Contrary to popular belief, making money on the internet is getting harder and harder even though the world of internet marketing has only just begun.
There are more people using the internet to supplement their monthly income each year, but the ones willing to put in the work are the ones that reap the rewards.
No one is spending 1 hour a week on their business and banking.
Much needed work is in order to actually reach the level of success only you can imagine.
I will be covering everything you need to know in this article so you can begin your money-making journey today.
The 4 Key Elements for Inevitable Success
The lack of patience gets us all.
In a fast-paced world where we work day in, day out – we run errands everyday, pick up the kids, go to the gym and cook dinner – we have forgotten what patience is.
It’s sad but true.
Making money online requires IMMENSE patience, consistency and determination.
Without patience, you’ll be expecting instant results when that is just not possible.
You will then give up in the first couple of days because you want things done now, now, now.
This is not how it works and you should get the “overnight success” mentality out of your head right now.
Consistency is a must and the reason why I’ve included it in this list.
You cannot build a successful online business by posting 1 article a week.
Sure; you might make a nice passive income flow within the next year or two, but if you’re searching for explosive growth…3 per week – minimum – is the best way to go.
If you do more; you’re only going to rush your work, not see results and give up before you even get started because “nothing’s happening”.
Consistency is not 1 article per month, or per fortnight either!
Come back when you’re serious about putting in the work, otherwise continue reading if you’re ready to make things happen for the better.
When times gets tough, having the willpower to continue on is what separates the successful people from the failures.
I’m not even exaggerating here.
ANYONE can start something and quit as soon as times get tough, but it takes a true champion to continue on no matter what.
Persistence is what will test you the most.
Had an entire week off your business because you’re too “busy”?
You must not want it that bad.
Not seeing results so you think scrolling through Facebook’s going to magically put $$$ into your bank account?
The latest meme must be more important to you than your dreams and goals coming true.
Too tired from a hard days work?
News Flash – almost everyday’s going to be like that. There’s no stopping the inevitable.
Persistence is KEY!
I cannot stress that enough.
You have to get to the point where everyone will give up. When you get there, you keep going, you keep building and growing.
Only then is when the magic happens.
Because without this important tool you’ve got no reason to continue doing what you’re doing.
You’ll be working for the sake of it and that’s it. And like I said, you’ll quit before you even begin.
What drives you?
What made you start looking for an online business venture in the first place? This is your “why”.
Here’s what I HIGHLY recommend before continuing:
Write down your “why”.
Why do you want more money, more freedom, more time for yourself and family? What does a full-time online business mean to you?
It can be anything.
Don’t stop at one – continue until you can’t think of anymore.
Even include minor details, because they matter too!
Place them in a folder near your desk or a notepad on your PC.
Look at it when times get tough, especially when you need motivation.
It’ll remind you that everything you’re doing isn’t for nothing and that something incredibly good is going to come out of it – it’s just a matter of time.
I’ve been through it all before…
I’ve been in the same position as you are right now, many times in fact.
I tried the shiny objects (the scams) and thought I was going to become a millionaire within a couple of weeks.
I was soon let down and even more miserable than before because I was further away from quitting my job than I initially planned to be.
But being the inner-entrepreneur I was, I wasn’t going to give up that easy. I spent years trying to make money online.
I knew there was a way out, I just needed to find the golden nugget.
Eventually I did I find something and as soon as I did I felt at home.
I felt at peace because somehow I knew everything was going to work out.
After months of working on my business I started getting consistent income, and now I am finally doing it full-time and loving every moment of it.
1. Don’t Quit Your Job Just Yet
As difficult as it may seem, you do not have a second source of income yet.
It will not go down well when you have no money to pay the bills right after you tell the boss to F himself just before walking out that door for the last time.
A back-up plan is mandatory, otherwise you may be left worse-off just like I was when I decided to axe my day job.
Having a proper job is MUCH better than counting on your online business to take off, because oftentimes it takes months before you start earning money.
2. Avoid Telling Fellow Co-workers
Believe it or not but even your closest friends and family will tell you what you’re doing is not going to work.
“You’re wasting your time, it’s a scam”.
“It’s not going to work. Only the owners make all the money”.
The negative energy comes from left, right and center.
It’s inevitable if you start telling people.
Although telling people is completely up to you, just be prepared for some massive backlash.
Most people don’t agree with what you’re doing simply because it’s “not the norm”.
The norm is having a day job and staying in a job until you retire. When you start messing with the formula–to try and do something other people cannot even comprehend–they start hating on you.
They may tell you “good luck”, and “hope it works out”, but behind your back they’re going to talk about you.
Use negative energy as your fuel
If you’ve decided to tell people what you’ve been up to and what you’re trying to achieve, you’ve probably already witnessed your fair share of negative energy.
As a matter of fact, you can convert this energy into motivation.
Use it to prove everyone wrong, to show them you aren’t one to follow societies rules and expectations!
You are indeed not normal because you decided to look for better alternatives!
3. Follow the Right Training
Well, you’re definitely not going to get anywhere if you’re forever jumping from shiny object to shiny object, are you?
Starting something then giving up before you see results is a recipe for disaster and the #1 reason why you’re still not making a dime online.
In this era we have so many “online opportunities” to sign up to. But do they all work? Absolutely NOT.
That’s why the right training is mandatory. Building an online business requires something legit. Thankfully there are still some out there.
The Wealthy Affiliate is my #1 recommendation simply because they are good for beginners and even advanced marketers.
You will not be doing any recruiting, just creating a site around something you love–your passion–then earning commissions.
[Read: Wealthy Affiliate review]
4. Using the 4 Key Elements
Do you still remember what these are or have you already forgotten?
Without implementing these in your life when you begin your online journey, you will not make any money, I can guarantee that.
There’s no point in having 1 or the other, you need all 4.
Do that and I promise you success is inevitable.
Patience allows you to continue because you know overnight success doesn’t exist.
Consistency means you are constantly working on your business. Consistency is 3 articles a week, not a month.
Persistence means you keep at it no matter what. Not seeing results? Anyone with persistence knows it will come soon, just keep working on it because eventually something’s going to happen.
Motivation is your drive. You need to know why you’re doing this. It might be freedom, more time with family or just more money.
5. Handing in Your Resignation
Quitting your job is not easy and never will be, which is why you need to get it over and done with now before it’s too late.
What do I mean too late?
30 years have passed and you have wasted your life on a job you hate but stayed because you were too scared to quit.
What’s more important?
Living your life exactly how you want, or working to fill up your bosses bank account while you become more unhappy with every passing day?
Time doesn’t stop, and it’s non-refundable either. When you use it, it’s gone forever.
When to quit your job – The best time to quit your job is when you are financially stable. This means your online business is making enough money to live off of.
It is your life and your judgement, but I recommend you leave as soon as possible.
So quit when your earning the same as your 9-5 job, or more if you’re after financial freedom.
When to not quit your job – Do not quit when you begin your online journey (that’s what I did and it did not end well).
And do not quit a few months in because all websites are different. Some see income early and some later.
That’s why having patience is so important. Just hang in there a little longer!
Quitting your job to make money online requires tremendous patience and dedication.
I’m not saying it’s easy–because it isn’t and never will be–but I am saying that it’s 100% possible to work from home and make a full-time income with just one website.
You already know what to do and I can’t wait to meet you on the other side.