Welcome! It sucks that you hate your job, but you came to the right place.
When I think back over every job I have had, I didn’t really like any of them.
Punch in, punch out.
Fill out a productivity sheet.
Company policy states that employees earn .78 hours of vacation time each month.
I always had better ideas than my bosses, but then they would take credit for them.
And, I am probably not the best employee. I am witty, snarky, and way too sarcastic.
Confession: I actually bought my boss a copy of Office Space for Christmas one year. I gave it to him with a straight face and urged him to watch it because it reminded me of him.
Needless to say, that relationship went downhill.
I could go on and on, but in 2006, I quit my fancy corporate job.
You know, the job that my parents bragged about me having.
The job that was “fast tracking me for greatness.”
Honestly, I quit the job that put food on my table. I just quit.
One minute I worked there, the next, I didn’t work there.
And It Felt Amazing…And Terrifying.
The good news was that I had been laying some groundwork for self employment.
The bad news was, it wasn’t much and I would have to hustle my ass off.
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This “I Hate My Job” page is about YOU!
Are you starting to shake with fear just thinking about quitting your job? Sure, you hate your job, but you love the consistent paycheck and being able to buy food.
I get it.
First things first.
Did you know that there are teens that will never know how annoying it is to work for someone else? Because they have figured out how to make more than many adults with their own businesses.
It is true. Read about:
And, what about health insurance? If I quit my job, will I be able to have affordable health insurance?
The answer is, YES! I have been self employed for over a decade and I have comfortably afforded health insurance. And even maternity is covered. I had my baby last year that only cost me $350 out of pocket from month 1 to delivery.
The Next Step is to Get Real with Yourself
What can you see yourself doing each and every day?
I want to dispel a myth right now, before we move forward. There is no “Get Rich Quick.”
There are faster and slower paths to self employment success, but none of them are overnight. If someone tells you that you can get rich overnight, they are lying.
You will have to get comfortable putting in long hours building your new business. Whether you freelance, sell online, blog, fitness train, whatever. It takes time and work. So, you should like doing it.
Think about these things:
- What are your strengths?
- What are your weaknesses?
- What is your start up budget?
- Do you dream of being able to work from your laptop as a digital nomad?
- Or do you envision a brick and mortar with your business name across the front?
I have seen countless people invest time and money into a business that will never work because it doesn’t fit them.
For example, have you always struggled with writing? Don’t be a blogger.
Do you hate interacting with people in person or talking on the phone? Maybe an online business is better for you.
Get real with yourself and then decide which industry, target market, and business model best fits your strengths and weaknesses.
Now, Let’s Go A Bit Deeper
Whether you plan to own a local business or an online business, the first step is a website.
These two FREE Step-by-Step tutorials are the best place to start:
Are you planning to work from home?
We have compiled resources that we call Home Office Hacks designed to help you structure an ideal and productive work space.
Here are some of the most popular and easiest to start online businesses followed by suggested resources:
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Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Course: This course is taught by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, who earns over $50,000/ month in affiliate marketing commissions. It costs $197 or two payments of $105. The expense is well worth it if you are planning to launch an affiliate marketing business.
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I am publishing an ebook in 2018 that will detail each necessary step towards launching your own business.
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