Have you ever wanted to be financially free? To not be stuck working for ‘the man’ whilst only making enough to get by month to month? If that sounds like you then don’t worry, I was once like you until I decided to take control of my future and create a plan for taking back control of my life.
I worked poorly paid 9 to 5 jobs, with a boss I hated, customers who spoke to me like I was dirt and I was miserable. My marriage suffered, I became distant and difficult to be with, and I was heading for disaster. Then everything changed …
I met an entrepreneur through a friend who ran a number of online businesses, and seemed to have cracked the code to being a success. He agreed to mentor me, and before long I was learning from him and preparing to quit my job and take this on full time.
I learned about the side hustle, what’s this you may ask? A side hustle is something you do on the side that will earn you passive income, in other words you’re earning while you’re asleep. Get enough of these going and before you know it you could be earning thousands a month. Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Well it isn’t! Find the right niche and something that you can sustain and you can genuinely make a great living from it.
Quitting my day job
This was massive for me, and I can’t tell you how good the feeling was when I told my boss where he could stick his job and his terrible attitude. Do I recommend everyone burns their bridges? No, but this was personal for me, I was trapped and didn’t think my life would ever get better. So how did I make this leap?
I created an online store, started off small and slowly grew it. There was a blog on the store where I wrote about the products I was selling. Over time I added affiliate marketing to the blog and started to earn passive income from this. I then looked at drop shipping to increase my offering with minimal effort. A year or so later I sold the store and made some pretty good money from it.
Success breeds enthusiasm and after this win I decided to educate myself in business and finance whilst still running some side hustles to keep the cash coming in. After getting a degree I then decided to look into consultancy. Over time and after working with smaller companies, I now swim in bigger circles and have forged a successful career in this area.
Can you do this? YES YOU CAN! You just need to decide already … Good luck in your journey, get reading my advice and start working to live, not living to work.
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