Or you might say I quit my job because that is really what I did as there is no reason keeping something that isn’t paying.
I have been a self employed contractor for more than 10 years now in the auditing industry. I audited retail companies and found money for them that was due because of overpayments, duplicate payments, and incorrect prices they paid their suppliers. I worked for a company that got me the accounts (clients) and I had to split the money with them. Technically though, I have been self employed. You can read more about me at my who is DayJobNuker post.
My job was GREAT financially in the beginning but in the last 5 years or so, things have been deteriorating. Computers have meant less mistakes being made and thus less money for me to find. But the downturn in the economy has really made it hard to make a living in this industry as some retail stores have gone out of business, had to restructure, or had to cutback on their purchases. All those things mean less money for me and in some cases, I just plain haven’t been paid.
Did I Nuke My Day Job?
Technically NO. I started this blog just about 4 years ago because I had begun to really dislike my job and I could see things starting to change. The writing was on the wall as they say. I coined the term “dayjobnuker” and to me it means being able to kiss your job goodbye because you have something BETTER lined up. Being able to go into your employer and telling them you quit because you don’t NEED your job is what DayJobNuker is all about.
Unfortunately, it looks like I was NOT able to do that because I would still like to have my job (with the economy being so poor) but see no reason in continuing with something that doesn’t pay enough to make it worthwhile. So, I’m quitting but not for the reason I would like: I’m really giving up which is by no means a victory.
I’m not sure but I do have this blog and a few others that make money so I will continue harder than ever with that. I remember the day I decided I was going to learn how to make money by doing affiliate marketing and I am so glad I did because I have money coming in every month that I will now need. I am hoping that my new found freedom will allow me to fully concentrate on my online business endeavors which will bring income to new heights.
One thing I have learned online is that it takes WORK, and a lot of it, if you want to do well. There are no shortcuts and no magic formulas for anyone that wants to succeed and make money online. An Internet business can be very rewarding because you are your own boss and can thus do what you want when you want to. However, you need to be able to focus and put in the effort that will give you the best chance of success. Wish me luck!