You read that right!!! Today I gave my two week’s notice at work!!! They won’t need me after this Friday!!! I’m QUITTING MY DAY JOB!!! WOOT!!! YAY!!! OH HELLS YEAH!!!
*DOING THE HAPPY DANCE*!!! *DOING THE HAPPY DANCE*!!!
Last week, while Mr. BFS and I were in Las Vegas, I was offered a blog manager position that was going to bring in $400 a week. That has since been changed to half that time, so $200 a week and may only last a couple of months, but it doesn’t matter at all. It was just the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Mr. BFS and I started talking more about where I stand.
Here’s my current situation:
- I wanted the Blogging Income savings account to be at $10,000. It is at $8700 and another $500 is currently in Paypal and will be on the way by the end of the week. I will polish it off with my paid vacation check (I have 7 unused days) from my day job if I need to, but I bet it will be at $10,000 by the end of the month without that help. 🙂
- We wanted to make sure I could be insured through hubby’s health plan. I can.
- I wanted to be making at least $2500 a month consistently and really wanted more than $3000 a month to be on the safe side. I made $5200 last month, more than $3000 on average over the last 4 months, and have already made more than $3000 this month.
And the biggest reason to quit…
- My day job is now hindering my growth. I literally do not have the time to take on much else online unless I quit. So I am quitting my day job.
Even if this blog manager position isn’t long-term, I have already hit my targets and can sustain working from home full time. I also can now take on more advertising clients or staff writing positions through Crystal-For-Hire Blogging Services. As it stood last week, I was allowing myself three more advertising clients and one more staff writing position and that was it or my brain was going to explode. Now I will have the time to expand. I also will be able to put more than a few minutes a week into my eBook and start posting even more at How I Make Money Blogging, which I think is going to be as popular as BFS within the next year. I will have the time to run both of my blogging babies!!!
I’ve also already called Meals on Wheels and will be getting scheduled as a driver once my days open up. 🙂
SO I AM QUITTING PEOPLE!!! GOOD-BYE CUBICLE AND HELLO HOME OFFICE!!!
I have three days to work through before hitting that finish line. Woot, woot!!!
Thank you all for the ton of support I receive from you every day!!!
FYI: I worked at a dead end cubicle job from 2005-2011 for about $30,000 a year. I went self-employed in July 2011 and make between $80,000-$100,000 through blogging, a rental home, and professional pet sitting. If you’d like to start your own site (link to my free step-by-step guide), I highly suggest checking out Bluehost (my referral link with a nice discount for you). I even have all of my favorite tools on a resource page – I hope they help you too.
This all gives me the time to be with my aging family members, the flexibility to stay close with my friends and family, and it should help if we finally get pregnant too! Please contact me any time at budgetingfunstuff*at*gmail*dot*com with questions or just to brainstorm! I’d love to help!