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Old 10-13-2017, 03:52 PM
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Has anyone quit their job with their business?

Just curious. I'm hoping to one day quit mine. Currently my site is growing at a decent rate. Will be a while before I quit but certainly seems possible.
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Yes, I quit my job to start my own business. I had nothing in hand when I did it though. No site, no alternative revenue streams. I just did it because I got tired of corporate monotony.
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By the way you cant depend on your website, that make feel sometimes really insecure for the earning. must be side business as well
 
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I have quit my business to go at a 9-5 job which was not the best thing to do now that I think of it.

At least now I have a lot of experience with business and will try another niche again soon...
 
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Just curious. I'm hoping to one day quit mine. Currently my site is growing at a decent rate. Will be a while before I quit but certainly seems possible.
You try to run both the regular job and your own business parallel, until such time as it's clear which one will continue to pay the bills and your future (retirement).

Back to the actual businesses, to be honest, unless the new side business out shines and out-earns your current job, dropping the regular gig isn't something I'd do. Unless of course your options for job-security or satisfaction isn't part of the current job picture. Then the choice is an easier one.

I left the corporate world and started my own business for several reasons, but the main one was due to the needs of my posse. I had to make it work, which is not the best way to go about this sort of thing.

None the less, it took a lot of hard work, energy and yes - time. But it's surprising what one can do when you put your mind to something. And for me, it's been going well for the last 20 years.
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I am the one. Last year I did the same. Now I am an entrepreneur.
 
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You try to run both the regular job and your own business parallel, until such time as it's clear which one will continue to pay the bills and your future (retirement).

Back to the actual businesses, to be honest, unless the new side business out shines and out-earns your current job, dropping the regular gig isn't something I'd do. Unless of course your options for job-security or satisfaction isn't part of the current job picture. Then the choice is an easier one.

I left the corporate world and started my own business for several reasons, but the main one was due to the needs of my posse. I had to make it work, which is not the best way to go about this sort of thing.

None the less, it took a lot of hard work, energy and yes - time. But it's surprising what one can do when you put your mind to something. And for me, it's been going well for the last 20 years.
I have a pretty sweet sales gig right now (nearish to 6 figures), however still there's an upper limit to it.

Much rather be running my own biz from a sweet home office.
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I have quit my business to go at a 9-5 job which was not the best thing to do now that I think of it.

At least now I have a lot of experience with business and will try another niche again soon...
Sometimes that's the best thing. People would view it as a cardinal sin but a job with a good employer can actually reduce your stress levels and give you steady income.
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I have a pretty sweet sales gig right now (nearish to 6 figures), however still there's an upper limit to it.

Much rather be running my own biz from a sweet home office.
Unless you can at see least a good percentage of your current income (we need money to maintain our current lifestyles), it doesn't make sense to quite the job.

Unless - you are Ok to take a cut in income to lessen stress (if applicable to the current job), want to follow your passion, and then have the freedom to work as you wish.

Money isn't everything. It counts, for sure - but it's not the "be-all".
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Unless you can at see least a good percentage of your current income (we need money to maintain our current lifestyles), it doesn't make sense to quite the job.

Unless - you are Ok to take a cut in income to lessen stress (if applicable to the current job), want to follow your passion, and then have the freedom to work as you wish.

Money isn't everything. It counts, for sure - but it's not the "be-all".
yeah I agree. I'll probably run this for another year or two before I consider it.

Revenue isn't high enough to support myself but traffic is quickly growing.
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Revenue isn't high enough to support myself but traffic is quickly growing.
Well, look at it this way, the day may, or may not come to quit the job, but in the meantime, you've got a good side business going. Nothing wrong with that!
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Well, look at it this way, the day may, or may not come to quit the job, but in the meantime, you've got a good side business going. Nothing wrong with that!
Yeah I agree. Maybe one day it will allow me to travel the world haha
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