I want to share a quick story with you…
I was in my late teens and I’d been working at the supermarket for nearly one year.
One day, I got to work and my boss started yelling at me, and calling me names.
This wasn’t the first time this had happened, and I was growing tired of it.
That day, I decided I’d had enough.
Not just of him, but the whole situation.
I hated the work, I hated the commute, and obviously I hated my boss too.
So, I did what almost anyone would do in that situation…
I told him “I QUIT!”
Actually, I said a few other things to him I won’t repeat, but you get the idea.
So, maybe you’re in the position where you’re done with your job and you feel like quitting.
You’re not alone.
But I don’t advise you to do what I did…
Instead, read this newsletter to discover what I’d do differently if I had my time again.
This will help you make a smooth transition, and you’ll also get an insight into what pitfalls to avoid when you end up working from home.
What To Do Before You Quit Your Day Job
So, if you’re certain you want to quit your day job, you’ll want to start a high income skill side hustle first.
I define a high income skill as a skill that can make you a MINIMUM of $10K per month.
The main two high income skills I teach are closing (sales) and copywriting (selling using the written word).
These two skills are in high demand online.
But they aren’t the only two skills you could develop.
In fact, there are many others to choose from…
When choosing a high income skill, it’s important you choose something that resonates with you.
For example, if you’re more of a technical person, you may like computer programming.
If you love talking to people, closing could be a good option for you.
If you’re creative, then you could try graphic design or copywriting.
The opportunities are endless.
Making The Leap From Job To Self-Employed
So, let’s assume you’re at the point where your high income skill consistently makes you money every month.
You want to get to the point where you’re making double your monthly income.
Here’s why I say this.
Imagine making double your monthly income in your spare time.
Imagine how much more you could make when you quit your job and jumped in feet first.
If you quit before having this set up, you’ll panic when reality kicks in and you have to pay your bills, mortgage, and put food on the table, etc.
Now when you get to the point you’ve fully transitioned, and you’re working from home full time, here are some…
Deadly Working From Home Traps To Avoid
There are a number of traps that could affect your focus, productivity, and personal data security…
And quickly turn your work from home dream into a NIGHTMARE.
One of the biggest traps is knowing when to stop work.
This can be a challenge, especially if you’re on a roll or have a tight deadline.
But in my experience, if you don’t make time for work, rest, and play, you’ll wind up burnt out.
This will destroy any so-called “perks” of working from home.
To recap, don’t be stupid like I was.
Quitting your job in the heat of the moment may seem like a good idea, but we all have financial responsibilities.
I was lucky everything worked out, but it always pays to have a solid plan, plus it gives you something to work toward.
With the extra money you make, you can save to invest for the future, so it’s a WIN/WIN.
Until next time,