BFP Podcast Episode 27: Should I Quit My Job To Full Time Blog?

September 8, 2017 29 thoughts
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

 

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29 Comments

  1. Diving into the risk feels scary Pedro, until you see the opportunity of freedom, versus the fear of letting go. Thanks much.

  2. Pedro Says:

    It is very risky to quit your job for blogging. Be that as it may, this article is inspiring and worth putting to practice. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Before we quit the 9-5 to be a pro blogger, we must be clear Adesanmi. Get that clarity down cold and you will be properly armed for your journey. Thanks bro.

  4. Hi Ryan,

    This world of internet is vast and enjoyable if one strike the right point. For AdSense blogger, quilting for blogging need critical attention but for affiliate bloggers, once a stand is established, it really worth quitting 9to5 job to focus on blogging and fully enjoy the dot come lifestyle.

  5. Happy to help you Vimal.

  6. Vimal kumar Says:

    Hii Good Evening Sir, You have no idea how much your help has meant. Thanks for Sharing this article

  7. We certainly do take our own route Patrick. Our own path, at our own pace. This takes time, no matter who takes this blogging journey, so we should all keep that in mind if we want to ditch the 9-5 to make blogging a full time gig.

  8. Patrick Says:

    Great podcast! Everyone takes their own route. If you have the means to quit your job and pursue blogging full time, make sure you give yourself a fair amount of time to make it happen. It’s not an easy gig and Ryan, you o
    nly back this claim up.

  9. We have to remember what we focus on expands. So if you’re stressing about NOT having the money to pay the bills, then you’re focusing on NOT having enough money.

    This is the crux of it Susan. I love how you put it. I struggled like hell for years because I was being that person. Money flowed in frequently when I felt and let go my fears of loss – largely – but for struggling bloggers, this is the reason. Which is also why it helps to have money flowing in through a full time job to feel abundant and to move into abundant actions which help you turn a blogging business profit.

    Thank you for the phenomenal content Susan πŸ™‚

  10. Susan Velez Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    Love the podcast and congrats on making a bold move on not looking for another security guard job after getting laid off. Most people would’ve gone out looking for a JOB because that’s what we’re trained to do.

    I quit my full time from the post office back in 2005. I’ve been on the entrepreneurial journey for a long time πŸ™‚ I didn’t actually start blogging till several years after quitting my job.

    I made the leap to from employee to an entrepreneur to pursue a different venture, which I no longer do.

    It’s definitely been a struggle, but now I work as a WordPress freelancer from home. It hasn’t always been easy and I’ve worked my butt off, but I really love the fact that I no longer have to go to leave my home and experience the rat race.

    Now my goal is to leave my freelancing business and move into a full-time blogger so I can create more passive income.

    You know remove myself from having to be a part of earning the money. The only way that I earn money from freelancing is if I am actually working for a client. If I’m not working for a client, I am not making money.

    In my opinion, that’s not a very good income model to have. There’s only so much work I can take on before my income stops growing.

    Powerful podcast and I suggest that anyone who really wants to be a full-time blogger really think hard before quitting their job. Yes, we all want to create financial freedom.

    Otherwise, we wouldn’t work as hard as we do. However, if you put yourself in a situation where you don’t have money coming in to pay the bills, it’s not good.

    We have to remember what we focus on expands. So if you’re stressing about NOT having the money to pay the bills, then you’re focusing on NOT having enough money.

    Like you said, build up your savings and when you have a nice savings buffer, then that might be the right time to walk away from your job.

    While I am still not a full-time blogger yet, I have no doubt that I will achieve my goals. Especially, since I pick up valuable tips and nuggets from you.

    Thanks for sharing this podcast with us, have a great day πŸ™‚

    Susan

  11. Hi Elvis,

    That is certainly a rocking niche. I like the topics you are covering too and know with your creativity and value-adding vibe, you are rocking it out. I know so many Uber drivers who do it part time and make a nice chunk of change; all of our drivers whenever we go to or from the bus that takes us to or from NYC.

    Ryan

  12. Ah, I see.
    I agree; the “make money online” space is an intriguing one (i’m currently in it) but it DOES get very repetitive. Thats why I also enjoy general freelance subjects just to spice things up. i.e. “How to Make money driving for Uber” — among other side gig subjects.

    Keep inspirin’,
    Elvis

  13. It is going well so far from what I see Adeel.

  14. If you want it and dive into your fears Drewry, you always find a way. You prove this.

  15. Blogging changed my life too Vishwajeet. I love what you are doing.

  16. Hello Ryan,

    Very nice podcast. I have started doing full-time just after completing my Graduation in late 2016. All I can say that blogging is incredible and have changed my life. Thanks again for this podcast.

    Enjoy your day πŸ™‚
    Vishwajeet

  17. DNN Says:

    Quitting your job to become a full-time blogger requires tons of faith. Successful bloggers also need lots and lots of content for entertaining the thought of walking away from their day job employer. They also need to take time and gauge their earnings against their day job paychecks and clued if the Internet earnings from their blogging efforts outweighs the money they’re earning from daytime employment and if the blogging checks are sufficient enough to keep their employer to the curb. Speaking on my behalf, as I felt uncomfortable in the past working for people, it inspired me to work harder as affiliate marketer and Internet entrepreneur. If a person really wants something to work for them, she or he will do what they have to do by taking a huge leap of faith.

  18. Adeel Sami Says:

    Hey, Ryan!

    Oh wow!

    I am the full-time jobber along with blogger.

    And I know I am not the regular blogger due to that.

    You know? My job is also on the internet and right from my home.

    And there are so many responsibilities to deal with or else, I’d have thought of the regular blogging at the greater extent.

    I am gradually trying to be up into the blogging and let’s see how it goes for me. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for that podcast!

    ~ Adeel

  19. LOL, right? The money is coming from somewhere…maybe the blogging fairy just sprinkled scrilla dust on you πŸ˜‰

    It was a make money online blog. Which got tired after a while. Offline, dead and buried.

    I do recall those days well. Most of the guards watched DVDs on those little DVD players popular in the early 2000’s. I did a little bit of online trading and a lot of staring into space πŸ™‚

  20. Trust me, i’ve heard it all. Hell, sometimes my mom still says I dont have a job. I wonder how all my bills get paid month after month? LOL…

    What was your previous blog/brand about? I assume the site isn’t online anymore?

    As far as my security job, I spent 50% of the time on the computer watching TV shows. Sadly i wasn’t into blogging at all, which is a shame. Imagine getting an online check while working such an easy job at the same time. Oh well, no point in dwelling πŸ™‚

    Elvis

  21. I see you are doing your writing every day Shantanu πŸ˜‰ Through your blog comments. In-depth, thorough and all over the web. You are paying your dues bro. Love it!

  22. Awesome Prosper. You are doing great bro.

  23. What an exciting opportunity Suman, right? A blessing.

  24. Suman Dahal Says:

    Obviously quitting a job to be a full time blogger is a serious kind of risk .
    Thanks for this one.
    Inspiring one.

  25. Prosper Noah Says:

    Thanks Ryan!

    I left my job around January, it’s been wonderful, still working towards becoming a full time blogger.

    Good Tips in the Podcast.

  26. Hello Ryan,

    Another great help over here πŸ™‚

    One needs a lot of courage to take a completely different road.

    I never thought that I would head towards writing profession but times flies and they make us learn a lot of things and
    to adapt too. Sometimes we need to let go the things we always wanted to and try something different due to
    the present circumstances around us.

    I began to write, daily keep on writing at least 1000 words or I would say at the starting I did only 600 but slowly the things
    began to flow in a positive direction and things turned out for me.

    Thanks for the share.

    Have a great weekend ahead.

    Shantanu.

  27. The family note is oh so key Elvis.

    I recall my mom telling me I would always be an office worker. I noted blogging as a business. She gave me a quizzical look. Ditto for all family members at one time or another. Gradually some understand as you see success; others who lack clarity fight you even more when you see success. I learned to let go Thy Resistant to surround myself with guys like Elvis Michael πŸ™‚

    I appreciate you sharing your journey, fellow one time security guard. You popped in and out, gained clarity, and things took off some. I was completely lost in 2010. For about 3-4 years. Then I hit resistance before I trashed my old blog and brand. Even when I created Blogging From Paradise I lacked clarity from time to time. I saw success. But I was not too clear. I’d really say, the past year or so was when stuff really clicked for me, and I reached clarity about 5 months ago. From that point, everything got so much easier.

    Thanks for the rocking comment!

  28. Making the jump is a scary thing, isn’t it? And as you said, some people have it easier than others. We were fortunate enough to not be tied down to some real life-changing issues while transitioning to full-time blogging.

    Here are my highlights:

    – Started working at State Street in 2005. By 2006 i knew the corporate world wasn’t for me. I quit abruptly in 2007.

    – I was only 23 when i quit; no mortgage, no kids, no serious medical conditions, and still pretty damn young. So that was THE absolute best time to jump ship.

    – I started writing that same year, but I never took it very seriously. So i went back to work (as a security guard also) between 2009-2010.

    – Finally found more clarity in 2010. I’ve been a full-time blogger and freelancer ever since. Best decision i’ve ever made.

    As you say, the best thing anyone can do is probably build the blog on the side if you can’t afford to quit. Use part of that paycheck for content creation and blog promotion, and write your own stuff when you can…

    Keep repeating the same pattern, week after week, and one day you will be able to quit (hopefully within a year, though there are too many factors involved, of course).

    P.S. And for those reading/listening to this post, get ready to face some negativity from certain friends/family. Use it as fuel.

    Thanks for sharing! Always inspiring πŸ˜‰

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