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Should I Quit My Day Job?


#21

You’re welcome! :slightly_smiling_face: Sounds like a good start, I hope you score a good position soon.

Obviously, your goal is to not get fired. But to resign on your own terms lol. However, if it happens it really depends on the property employment agreement. Usually, upon termination there could be a clause, stating the terminated employee agrees to vacate the property. A. The same day of termination or B. Vacating the unit within a certain timeframe. C. Or there could be an option to pay rent after termination and whatnot. Before you sign the dotted line, asks questions and sleep on it first. It’s a good career path, the money is good and the bonuses (X amount units rented) leases renewed are an extra perk.

You’re in :sun_behind_small_cloud: SoFlo there are many condominiums, highrises, apartments (high-end to lower end) etc. Even if you’re not a good salesman, fake it 'til you make it. :sweat_smile: The hiring managers want to see an air of confidence; the ability to delegate to others in a professional manner. Also, the ability to remain calm; dealing with a tenant(s) from hell, handling a crisis like a water leak at 2 AM or some other onsite emergencies.

You can do this! :muscle:


#22

@fastcopywriter Why the decision to apply for a real job? I thought you were full time on Fiverr?


#23

Don’t quite your job!!
rather than INVEST YOUR EXTRA INCOME,
So that it could work in your favor !!


#24

I just want to make more money. The gig economy isn’t perfect, even if you have many reviews, you’re not guaranteed many orders, or orders for a lot more money. I’m 42 turning 43 on May 4, that means my window of opportunity for success in another career is decreasing unless I act now. The property industry has a lot of people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s.

That would be to scary for me, unless I was taking a job at another State or somewhere where the cost of rent is really high and getting free or subsidized housing would be a huge benefit.

Most of the jobs I’ve seen just require you to have a car. Florida is the drive everywhere State.


#25

Oh no. My schedule is that I wake up at 5:30 and get out of the house by 6:30 for work. I leave work at 4 and get home at 5 or 6. I eat,then I work on Fiverr. I am usually writing a story. I usually write till midnight or one. One night out of the week, I go to bed early, like 9PM or 10PM.

I always have orders in my queue so there’s always something to work on.


#26

I am in the same situation!


#27

wow great progress keep it up but remember dont just leave your based on one source make other sources also

because even if that client hired you for 6 projects each of $1000 and if he said he’s not satisfied or file a charge back all the money that you’ve earned will be lost in matter of seconds

yes you can take a week of from your job saying that you’re not feeling well and you can complete orders in that time but dont go on vacation mode it will downgrade your rankings

at last decision is your but please take all the suggestions of others first

Hope this helps :slight_smile:


#28

I am 44 years old next week? Why are you so worried about the age???


#29

This is how life is supposed to workout
18-22 Go to college
22-30 Work your profession
30-40 Attain management level
40-50 Open your own company
50-60 Make a lot of money
60-65 Get ready to retire
65- ? Enjoy your retirement

My life was nothing like that, and time is running out.


#30

That schedule isn’t reality for lots of people. Many people work until they die of old age. My housekeeper is in her mid 60s. In your area of Florida the Japanese who used to tend huge tomato farms worked well into their 80s doing hard physical labor.

My point is that you cannot count on a steady course for your life that way since you never know what will happen.


#31

Hi! I did quit my dayjob, though I have other income streams besides Fiverr. As my recent thread about orders drying up shown Fiverr is great, but unpredictable. One day you earn a few thousand, the other day they change something and you earn a few hundred, if any. So definitely keep the other income source, do not rely solely on Fiverr.


#32

I was in your shoes some years back. It is true that a salary is stable but that is all that it is. What if you get fired? I left my job (in my country, it can be regarded as a good paying job) for my own “online business”. Started out as freelancing but I registered my business and employed people.

It was a very bold decision. It had its ups and downs but in the end, it paid off bigtime. If you are going to move to the next level, you have to learn to take risks. If it works out great; AWESOME!. If it doesn’t, try again.

I’m not saying you should depend 100% on Fiverr. Try and create an online presence and promote yourself and be the best you can be.

I didn’t realise how much more I could do until I left my job. I had time to think and strategize on how to achieve my goals.


#33

Don’t skip your job. Fiverr is not certain. They always keep an eye on your work/gig. If you make a small mistake, they will vanish you :slight_smile:


#34

:scream:

Where did you found out that list? That list is worse than mine! :rofl:

I am at fiverr thinking about leaving my job and stay here. It would be perfect if my country would be quite. Now is a little quite. Every body is expecting what will be pass in next presidential elections…

Last year I took an English test at my job to win a place in a English course in Jamaica. They never say how was my score! Maybe was to slow! LOL

I am just wondering what’s about Jamaica? How is life there? What is a decent salary to live???

Happy Friday to all doers here!


#35

Soon time for this?


#36

Some good advice on this thread.

I have been looking forward to a day when I quit my full time job for voice over, but I think that day is still ahead of me. What I’ll also say is that Fiverr is just a piece of that puzzle. At a certain point I’ll likely quit, but only when I have a part time job lined up and am making enough income in voice work to support 80% of my current income.

Someone mentioned that Fiverr income is unpredictable. I’ve been getting up at 4am to work 2-3 hours on Fiverr before going to my day job. This morning I woke up at 4. No orders. Went back to sleep. Glad to catch a little extra sleep, but I haven’t earned a dime. Mornings like this remind me that I’ve got a long way to go before freelancing online can give me the kind of steady income I am looking for. But at some point, I’ll have to risk it, or work a dead end job forever…


#37

This is the worst “list” I ever saw, “a 90-year human life in years, months, weeks”, visualized with squares. Frightening. However, it may just as well speak for quitting one´s day job as for not :upside_down_face: :

https://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/life-weeks.html


#38

Like the old adage goes

“Life is all about taking risks. If you never take risks, then you’ll never know what you’re capable of.”


#39

I agree. But also from the other way around. Life isn’t about work. It’s about a whole lot of other things, and they are different for each person.

The traditional life where people go from monday to friday to work for a boss is going to end soon if it hasn’t ended already. I mean, Fiverr is the example. This didn’t exist 10 years ago.

It’s really interesting to see how the definition of ‘work’ will evolve.

Personally, I enjoy having a lot of flexibility currently in my life so I can enjoy my 1-year-old son a lot. If I would live in a ‘developed’ country where everything is so expensive, I would have been working my ass off every day only to see him a bit in the morning and in the weekend.

Now I live in a much less expensive country, I work much less and only the moments that I choose to, and I can see him growing up. Of course, life is different here and has it’s pro’s and con’s, but at least I’m working to live and not living to work.

BTW: no idea how our life will look 1 year from now and where we will live. And that’s the most exciting part of all.

Anyway just wanted to share that :slight_smile:


#40

Makes complete sense to me! I like how your thinkink about your future.