I want to quit my job so bad! I have uttered those exact words more times than I can count. I have been there, and I know a lot of other people have been there too. You are stuck in a job that you hate, but hey, it pays the bills. I can definitely relate to that which is why I started this website. My goal is to help people in their pursuit of quitting that job, by building an online business.
Quitting your job may be closer than you think
In this post, I will touch on a lot of the reasons why people want to quit their job so bad and discuss my personal experience as well. Building an online business may be just the ticket for leaving your job sooner than later. So, kick back, get your popcorn ready, it’s quittin’ time!
Commuting is for the birds
For me, one of the most significant problems I have face is commuting to and from work every day. Nothing gets my blood pressure up like a good morning commute! Everyone on the road is in a hurry to get to work on time and will stop at nothing to cut me off so they can get there one second before I do. Ah, the joys of a good commute.
Commuting home is no picnic either, and actually, this is typically worse than the morning commute. Not only have I worked all day, and just want to be home, but we are talking at least another hour in the car.
Other reasons that commuting is such a frustrating part of the day is wasting money on gas, and a considerable amount of unproductive time, sitting in the car for an hour minimum of 2 x per day. If you are anything like me, spending an hour and a half in the car each day is not my idea of fun, and is definitely not a useful way to spend your valuable time.
It’s not just the title of a great movie, horrible bosses actually exist. I have worked for some pretty good bosses over the years and some really awful ones. Sometimes you just never know what you are going to get. Some are micro-managers and walk over to your desk before the email they sent you even arrives. Others could really care less and let you flounder on your own.
I just love the idea of being my own boss, that way I get to approve my own time off and my own pay raise LOL. If you ARE the boss, or you like your boss, more power to you, but there are a lot of people out there who would rather be their own boss.
Do you work typical business hours, which is usually an 8 hour work day with one hour for lunch? By the time you add in the commute, and all the overtime you probably put in, it really works out to be a 12 hour day, or even more. Honestly, by the time I roll out of bed, get the kids ready, kick everyone out the door, commute an hour to work, do actual 8 hours or more of work, then commute back home, I am easily looking at a 12 hour day.
I could be so much more productive working from the comfort of my own house, or anywhere else I want to for that matter. I don’t mind putting in the long hours, and especially if I am building an online business that will be sustainable for years to come.
Don’t get me wrong, building a business requires a lot of hard work and may even be more hours than your current gig, but it will definitely be a lot more rewarding. Building an online business is not a quick fix or an easy way out, but it is worth it in the end.
Work is boring or unfulfilling
If you fall into this category, I can definitely relate. I have worked in the corporate world for over 20 years, and I can tell you it has been neither fun nor rewarding. It’s all about making the next deadline. I probably should have chosen a field other than accounting/finance if I was looking for something that would really interest me.
The fact of the matter is, I always wanted to be able to be actively employed, and that is pretty much all I have ever gotten out of it, a job. It’s never really been a career with an upward trajectory.
I pretty much sit behind a computer screen with spreadsheets open all day, and I make sure that I get up and move around a lot, so my forehead doesn’t hit the desk on the way down. Okay, maybe it’s not that bad, but I have never really enjoyed my jobs, but it paid the bills, so I stuck it out.
Sights set on financial freedom
You work hard and put in the long hours, but do you really think you are getting paid what you deserve? You get paid every two weeks, or twice per month, and oh those days are glorious. Maybe you are one of those rare people who is overpaid! If only we could all be so lucky. Again, I come back to the whole process of actually getting to work, commuting, etc. and when you factor all of that in, you probably don’t make enough money.
Building an online business will give you the potential to earn as much money as you want or need. This is where the financial freedom part comes in. Instead of working to fill someone else’s pockets, with your very own online business, you can fill up your own.
Oh, don’t even get me started on this topic. Okay, you didn’t, that was me that brought it up. Who wants more vacation time raise your hand! Did you see me raise my hand? I have my hand raised high…still raised.
I think everyone wants more vacation right? I know I certainly do. That is one of my goals of building this website, showing people how to earn a full-time income online, and hopefully enjoy more of that precious time away. I know it’s a lot of work, but when you put in the work and are successful, you can reward yourself with a vacation.
What’s more, when you work for yourself, you don’t have a boss who tells you that you can or can’t take a week off to go on vacation. When you are the boss, this responsibility falls squarely on your shoulders. I love vacation time, and I would like to have more of it!
Want/need more freedom
My primary goal is I want to do life on my terms, have fun and make a full-time income in the process. I want to go grocery shopping at 1:30 on Tuesday afternoon, when no one else is there. I want to be able to pick my kids up and take them to after-school events, instead of having to rely on friends or family. I want to be able to do life on my terms.
With an online business, working from home allows you more flexibility and family time. If you need to take an afternoon off to run the kids to soccer practice, you can do it. Take some time out to give your wife a foot rub, go for it! You have the flexibility to work whenever you want to, and that is part of the beauty of building an online business.
I WANT MORE
Basically, I desire more freedom, and that is my ultimate goal. Don’t get me wrong, I know this journey is going to take a LOT of hard work, hours, nights, weekends, but I can handle it. I will get the job done, it might just not be between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.
See, I have a life to live, and a 9-5 job doesn’t always work for me. As I said it turns into more of a 6 am to 6 pm type of scenario. I am really looking for not only financial freedom but also freedom with my time. Just think of how much more I could get done in the 2 hours I spend in the car each and every day. Sure, I don’t mind the drive every now and then, but it’s such a time-waster. I would rather be at home working on my business.
How to start your own online business
That brings me to the whole point of this rant. Yes, the items I listed in this post are probably common issues a lot of people face every single day with their job. There has to be a better way right? Well, if you want to join me on this journey, I invite you to check out the best training platform out there for building an online business.
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Some of these folks have been making a full-time online income for years. Some have just recently started to experience success. I would like to introduce you to this great platform, and you can see it for yourself.
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If you really want to find a way to quit your job and make a living online, let’s do this together. Maybe you are sick of your commute, long hours, lack of vacation time, or perhaps you just want to earn some extra money. Whatever your motivation, I would love to help you embark on this journey.
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I appreciate you taking the time to stop by today. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Hi, I’m Steve, the founder of Earning Online With Me. My goal is to quit my mundane corporate job and earn a living making money online. I want to share my journey and encourage others to follow along and do the same. Financial freedom is my ultimate goal. Read more about me and my story.