How to quit your job and work from home? I still remember the day I left my job or put it bluntly I was fired, though there were some butterflies in my tummy at that time not knowing whether I can pull through the next few years.
I will focus my article on my preparation prior to being fired. I was very hungry and desperate to get out rat race ever since I was aware that my ex-supervisor was ill-treating me. You MUST have this passion and desire to seriously look for opportunities. What did I do?
You MUST have this passion and desire to seriously look for opportunities. What did I do?
So, what did I do?
Talk to my friends, neighbours regarding your passion
Though 99% of the time, you will not likely get any answers but there is a 1% chance. So, I went around talking to many people about my desire to start a business as I was no longer young. After few years of talking and thinking, YES after few years not months, I finally identified someone who was introduced by a new neighbour who happened to move into the same area as me. As we chatted, he told me that there was a person who was equally hungry to come out and venture, but he did not have capital so I proposed to him that I will be the investor and he would be working partner. We agreed that in the event if the business was able to recover my initial investments, I will apportion a certain percentage to him. The rest of the story can be found in another article.
So, never give up talking to anyone who may help you in pursuing your passion.
Engage a coach
I recalled around the same time, I signed up for a coaching program under Richdad and on a weekly basis, I had to give an account to my coach regarding what I had done for the past week. Let me tell you, it was definitely one of stressful thing for me when you were not prepared to tell your coach what you had done as I didn’t do anything. Weeks later as I managed to get the hook of laying down my daily and weekly activities, I was able to share with my coach what I had done. I shared a short article in terms of how my coach helped me for my haircut business. Do visit the page when you are available to read. My advice would be, everyone needs a coach, but you must find the right coach who had gone through the same experience or, at least, he/she can impact more knowledge to you. Don’t waste your time if your coach keeps giving you motherhood statement. I almost hang up my haircut business and it was purely my coach’s opinion that differed from mine and end up expanding my haircut business. I owed it to my coach.
Ensure you have passive incomes coming along the way. Don’t rely on ONE…..
To cut the story short, my haircut business went from initial consecutive losses for 6 months to steady profits. I gained confidence and I expanded my business from one shop to multiple shops. I knew in my mind that the profits I generated should be able to cover my monthly expenses. However, I wanted more assurance as one passive income may be too risky for me should this business collapsed. So, I continued to venture into other businesses and the second business was a lot of quicker to gain profits but it was a niche market and it required a certain amount of technical skills. So, in my mind, I was already thinking I have 2 businesses and generating a decent income. It was time for me to move on, but I did not immediately resign and I actually wanted to work for another 1 year in order to get my permanent resident in Hong Kong, but my ex-supervisor was quick enough to terminate me. Fortunately for me, I was able to continue and stayed in Hong Kong as I converted myself from employee to employer VISA. Now that you know my story in terms of how I prepared myself before I moved on.
Now that you know my story in terms of how I prepared myself before I moved on. I hope this post will help your preparation towards getting you out of job.
Work from home
Of course, there are different ways to earn money from home. Online business is one of them, but I believe it is the most practical and common these days.
The past few years had been interesting for me as I got scammed quite a number of times. There are multi-level marketing (MLM) programs that enticed me to earn money from just a few clicks away just parking a small amount of money to generate traffic. In the end, it did not sustain as my content was too generic and not unique at all. Eventually, viewers were aware and I had to kiss goodbye to my online MLM program.
Obviously, there are other online programs that may not be 100% scammed but certainly it requires a certain amount of money to invest into solo ads. Solo ads is another scheme that will send an email blast to a certain number of email addresses based on the amount you paid from a vendor that has created a list of people they have collected. Again, this online program was not sustainable as it focussed a lot on sending lots of emails to promote products. Customers got turned away.
Eventually, from my experiences, creating a good quality content to entice viewers is inevitable and certainly it is one of the methods to keep viewers visiting your website/s regularly. I learnt from various online programs and this is my conclusion regarding online business.
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