This Article is About
day job
world job
first house
light bulb
ten thousand
good reason
hunger
successes
real world
talents
passion
long time
Don't Quit This Day Job
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Don\'t Quit This Day Job

What if your day job was something you really wanted to do? What if you could combine your passion with something that could actually make you an income? People have been asking these questions for a long time, and with good reason. Most people dislike their regular jobs and dislike having to go to them for long hours every day! Is there something better out there? There is - don't quit THIS day job!

I used to work in a retail setting and so I know what it's like to get up and get out the door every day. I have run the gamut of working nights, days, holidays, everything but overnights! My son turned five and I began to get a little burned out of the real world job. We had just purchased our first house and so it wasn't like I was able to simply quit my job. I began to search around online to find an alternative to working outside the home. I did find a lot, some good, some not so good. Some people wanted me to pay money to learn how to do something, some people wanted to pay me 1 cent to click ten thousand links, etc... the list goes on! I knew none of the get rich overnight tricks were going to work for me, and I wanted something that was going to make money in the long term. I held on to the idea of working with something on the internet, because I know it's not going anywhere soon.

Finally I came across the idea of marketing and that's when the light bulb came on. I thought of myself as a pretty good writer and could be pretty convincing when I wanted to. I had always enjoyed creative writing classes in college, and enjoyed writing for a reader (not just spewing out random facts, but really being creative in that process as well). I was able to hook up with a great website that showed me how I could turn my talents into an income. I had to start small, and I was really glad I did. A lot of people just dive in, get discouraged quickly, and turn their back on it. Because I started small, I was able to achieve small successes. These gave me the hunger to increase my efforts a bit more, and steadily, my success grew until I was able to replace my regular job's income!

I am very glad I had the patience and drive to seek out internet marketing and try my hand at it. I would recommend it to anyone else who wants to supplement their current income or put in the work and dedication to make it your sole income. Now I have a day job that I never want to quit!


Street Talk

Small successes and not taking on more than we can handle are good ideas to live by. Thanks for this

Reply
  about 6 years ago
You May Also Like
Quit Your Day Job Because You Sell Hot Beats!
If You don’t Mind Putting in some Work, You can Profit by Selling Your Beats Online. Yes sir, it can happen, but it takes work and it take time. People seem to only see the super successful people after they make it big and think that its easy to enjoy…
  Likes: 0

The Real Day Job Killer Isn't A Program - It's A Mindset
The real "day job killer" isn't a program or software..it's simply the person who is reading what I have written at this exact moment. That's right, it's you. I know many others and I have created a lot of hype about the DJK Reversal System, but that's not what's going…
By: J. Stretch in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Aug 02, 2013  
9
  Likes: 4

Wealthy Affiliate University Review - How I Quit My Day Job
Before I found Wealthy Affiliate, I spent a lot of time reading through so called super affiliate blogs only to find disappointment and frustration. This is my Wealthy Affiliate University review. The tools and training that this valuable membership provides is priceless in getting you from square one to making…
By: Carmen in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Apr 24, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Tired Of Your Day Job - 3 Tips To Get You Started Online
You may be tired of your 9 to 5 job, with the commute to and from work each day, and the aggravation of having someone looking over your shoulder, checking on what you are doing! Or you may just feel that you would like to make a little money in…
0
  Likes: 0

So You Want To Quit Your 9 To 5
You want to quit your day job and go full time – part of the time working at home right? We’ve all heard about this dream people are living for real every day, but now it is our turn and we want in on it. While you might have tried…
4
  Likes: 1

Free Online Business?
Are you looking for an online business and do not have money to start it? Well, you can have an online business for free. Yes, you did read that correct. It is possible to start an online business for free. How do I know? I have done it and shown…
By: Larry Ursida in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Affiliate Revenue   Jul 22, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Get A Guy to Text You First
Whatever the case, a cute guy you met at school, a guy you met and liked at a friend's party or even the guy at your day job, wherever the crush began, the most important thing is how you will talk to him after you both leave. Most girls prefer…
By: Connie Lewis in  Relationships  >  Enhancement   May 10, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Sort My Life Out
This is a bit of a change for me, my articles are usually directed towards some sort of niche or category but this one will cover the need to sort my life out. Sounds pretty drastic really doesn't it? Recently I have noticed that I split my time between my…
By: Chris Evans in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   May 30, 2012  
1
  Likes: 1

Ten Tips For Blogging Success
Introduction There a hundreds of ways to make your blog successful, in this article I have picked the ten I believe are the basic ten rules that a blog requires. There are others like adding images, chosing your niche wisely etc, but these are the ten that I recommend Tips…
By: stephen degnin in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Blogging   Oct 11, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

My Daily Self Motivation
How do you actively motivate yourself every day? Or do you simply go on with life without explicitly thinking about what you can do to actively change your attitude? My daily self motivation is very simple and I'd like to share what I do every day to motivate myself. There…
By: RyanK in  Self Improvement  >  Motivation   Aug 16, 2012  
1
  Likes: 1

Managing Your Own Expecations to Achieve Your Goals
Have you noticed how often people are dissatisfied with certain aspects of their lives? It might be work related, their home life, their social life, their health and fitness ... The reasons behind their dissatisfaction will vary but you can guarantee that part of their unhappiness will be because their…
By: BIS_Coach in  Self Improvement  >  Goal Setting   Mar 15, 2012  
3
  Likes: 2

Goal Setting Steps - Increase Motivation
Motivation as defined by onlinedictionary: mo-ti-va-tion [moh-tuh-vey-shuhn] noun 1. the act or an instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to act in a certain way: I don't understand what her motivation was for quitting her job. Synonyms: motive, inspiration, inducement,cause, impetus. 2. the state or condition of being…
By: Kiesha Michelle Falchenberg in  Self Improvement  >  Goal Setting   Jul 26, 2013  
0
  Likes: 2

Working at Home
There are many people these days who are trying to find ways to make money while working at home. There could be many reasons for them to want to do this. Perhaps their day job doesn't make enough money to make ends meet. Maybe they are sick and tired of…
By: David Silver in  Home Based Business   Jul 02, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Making Money Online From Home
Making Money Online From Home: Can you do it your self? This is a very common question and one that has many answers. First you have to ask yourself why you want to start making money online from home. Are you struggling to pay off debts? Are you looking to…
  Likes: 0

Changing the Way You Think to Be Rich
A lot of wealth experts claim that in order to be rich and wealthy you have to have a wealth mindset. But I never could find any of them talking about what a wealthy mindset included. Great, I need a wealth mindset but how is that different from the one…
By: Joshua Reynolds in  Self Improvement  >  Abundance Prosperity   Jul 05, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 1178    Report this Article