I’m done with working for someone else! But, it wasn’t all rosy…
I’ve started my online business since 2015 and I am glad that it has grown to this stage.
My name is Jack, and I want to share with you my story on how I quit my job to manage my online business full-time.
I’ll be very honest with you… whoever that tells you that making money online is easy, they are bulls**ting. Period.
You’ve probably seen many advertisements that sound something like “3 simple steps to make money online” or “automated online business that makes a six-figure income.”
The fact is, nothing is easy. If it is, there wouldn’t be anyone in the workforce anymore.
If you’ve read my stories about how I make money online, you’ll probably know that making money online is not easy, yet it is not that difficult either.
Today, I would like to share with you the steps that I took to achieve my first dollar online, and how I generated a full-time income from my part-time online business that allowed me to fire my boss.
My Results for 2017
That’s $100,024.18 for 2017
My Results for 2018
That’s $132,254.88 for 2018
To some people, these results may not be fantastic, but to many, I believe it is a life changing income.
All of these were possible because of Wealthy Affiliate.
It has taught me everything I need to know to grow a successful online business.
And, it is not just me.
Thousands of individuals who knew nothing about online business or technical knowledge, were able to transform their lives as a result of the program.
How it all started…
You see, I started as a full-time employee in the corporate world, and I always wanted to learn how to earn money online and be financially free.
So years ago in 2015, I went on to search for make money online programs, and have tried and tested many of them.
The problem is, most of those programs were either scams or they did not get me anywhere.
Finding a legitimate make money online program is diamond in the rough.
I lost a few thousand dollars to those so-called “gurus” who promised heaven but delivered hell.
I was frustrated and defeated at that time, to the point where I wanted to give up being financially free.
But, I stopped whining and started to do further research, and that’s when I chanced upon Wealthy Affiliate. It looked like a legitimate program, and I felt the sincerity of the founders.
But, I was on high alert at that time, and since there was a free trial for the program which didn’t require my credit card details, I thought why not just give it a try.
To my astonishment, that program has provided me a ton of information without paying a single cent. It was something that no others (that I paid for) provide.
Did I Become Successful Right Away?
I’d love to tell you that it was all rainbows and butterflies after joining Wealthy Affiliate, but in fact, I failed a couple of times before I found success.
Now, this is not a review about Wealthy Affiliate, and what it can offer, if you want to know more about Wealthy Affiliate, you can check it out here.
This is my story on how I made my first dollar online.
True Story: My First Dollar Online
So, I was taught these are the elements required to create a successful online business:
- Finding something that you are passionate about (Niche) and build a business around it
- Brainstorm something unique that can connect you with the people who share the same passion
- Find great products in your niche to promote
- Create great content that people are interested in
- Link the content to affiliate products
I did everything I could, followed all the steps provided, and have been working hard on my business.
Months fly by, but still, no results… I was down and out!
Imagine working an extra 4 hours a day on my online business, on top of my 9 to 5 job.
And, sacrificing many weekends in hope that things will work. But, it didn’t.
Plus, the monthly subscription fee of the program was eating up my living expense.
All these were for nothing if I didn’t achieve any results.
I was at the breaking point where I wanted out.
But, somehow, I reminded (threatened) myself that if I give up now, I might as well give up the dream about becoming financially free.
That hit me hard because I have tried many business opportunities before finding Wealthy Affiliate, and none of them come close to the what Wealthy Affiliate provides.
So once again, I quit whining and seek help from other members of the community.
It was then Kyle and Carson (the founders of Wealthy Affiliate), and many other members came to my rescue and showed me the way.
They’ve given me a lot of advice, and I went on to revamp my online business.
And, on the 4th month, since I joined the program, that first dollar came in, and it was my happiest moment at that time.
You may think that the first dollar is very little, but it does show that your online business is finally working.
In my opinion, earning the first dollar online is the hardest, and once you’ve overcome that milestone, the second dollar and onward will be much easier.
How My Business Eventually Found Success…
Skip ahead today. You’ve seen my results above.
Although the first dollar online was made, the journey to expanding the business is an interesting yet tiresome one.
If you want to be successful online, you can never be complacent.
You have to upgrade your knowledge and put them to good use constantly.
And at the same time, you have to continually work on your business (writing content, creating ads, social media marketing, etc.).
There’s never an end game to this.
The hardest part of this journey was the fight against time.
I never had enough personal time, never had enough time for my family, never had enough time for my online business, and the list goes on.
I struggled for several years, trying to juggle between my day job, my online business and my family.
This struggle was finally over on 31 August 2017 (the last day of my full-time job).
Now, I am a full-time online entrepreneur, and it leaves me some time to give back to the community and to people like you to find success online.
If you are willing, I would be glad to assist you on your journey to success.
The Real Reason I Quit my Full-time job – If you like gossiping read on
I initially intended to work till December 2017, but I had to quit because I felt mistreated.
After reading this, I am sure you’d probably think that you had that experience with your work as well.
The boss didn’t respect me. My direct manager always took credit for my work, distrust between employees and the list goes on.
It was just terrible, and working any longer there will destroy my health even further.
I tendered my resignation right in a heated argument with my direct manager.
Tell me if you think this is right…
My manager was pushing the blame on me for an instruction she has given.
Just because someone else was pointing fingers at her, and she might get into trouble with the client, she threw me under the bus.
And, worst of all, she patronizes me in front of other managers, as though I acted on my will. What a joke!
But of course, there were many other factors accumulated up to that point that spurred my decision.
Boy oh boy! Throwing that verbal resignation to my manager’s face was the best feeling ever.
Also, knowing that you don’t need to worry about finding a job was comforting.
I hope you do not need to fire your boss, but I wish that you will be able to quit your job comfortably without the need to worry about your finances.
If you are ready to take on this challenge to start your success story…