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Have you quit your job yet?

     
5:56 am on Mar 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I did. In January.

I worked as a junior administrative assistant earning only $1,800/ month (minus taxes = few bucks short of $1,500). Who would work for this kind of miserable monthly sallary and tolerate two idiots in the office (one is supervisor and the other is the owner of the company)?

With Adsense, I am free, I have my life back. Being self-employed is great. I already made enough money with the Adsense to keep me from the office for a long time. To hell with working for somebody else, being your own boss is the best!

I hope this post serves as an inspiration to other friends on this board!

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Congrats man.. Keep it up.
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That's great man! Just can't leave my day job yet... but as a said in another thread before, I'm no longer afraid to lose it.
6:20 am on Mar 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I think i need more time.. I make more in 2 hours at my job than i've made in 45 days with Adsense..

Ask me again in 6 months..

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What's a job?
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I was thinking about it when I was shocked at the size of my December earnings but then the January reality bug bit me and I realized things can change fast. Earnings were still good but I can't live off that.

Still got the day job!

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I wish. Maybe sometime soon.
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Congrats Toldan,

I think all those serious about making a living from adsense are inspired by posts like this and genuinely please when someone else achieves their aims.

How long has it taken you to reach the current level of $, how old is the site or sites, any other pointers you can share?

Cheers

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7:39 am on Mar 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>With Adsense, I am free, I have my life back. Being self-employed is great.

Good for you :)

Those that make the leap, totally deserve the rewards!

I quit my job six years ago. Started with web design, moved onto SEO, then Affiliate Marketing, and in 2005 tried out AdSense and the like.

I'm not convinced AdSense is the best "earner", but, it is certainly an earner that can work for many people who want to go it alone.

At the end of the day we all need to eat "cake", and AdSense provides cake. Some other options offer cream on top, but, they become the pure luxuries of life :)

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good for you toldan

I'll pat you on the back once a month max and March is still young ;-)

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9:54 am on Mar 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Jobs?

Hummm, are those things still around? :)

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Congratulaions!

I'm about half way towards that goal at the moment. I'm considering handing in my notice in about three months anyway.. I may be quite poor for a while, but I hope I will be happier. The thought of being able to take a wander outside and sit in the sunshine when I feel like it instead of being cooped up in a glass cage is what drives me on.

Good luck also to the rest of us!

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That's great man! Just can't leave my day job yet... but as a said in another thread before, I'm no longer afraid to lose it.

Similar.

I quit a job I was disgusted with back in November, and decided to take a few months off "for the holidays." I went back to work at another job in early February.

I dont make quite enough (between Adsense and affiliate sales) to stay independent just yet - but its a great feeling to realize I can walk away from any job I dont like right now.

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I have been doing very well on my own for over two years. I accidentally ran into the adsense program, when the company I worked for burned to the ground. It never reopened. I guess it lit a fire under me.
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I'm not sure which is worse:
Working for 'the man' or spending 18 hours a day at your computer pressing 'refresh' on the AdSense earnings page every 2 minutes.
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13 months and counting...

It seems more difficult each day.

Every month there is some sort of big change that whacks the revenue. Latest was warning from yahoo about foreign visitors - wham! revenue cut in 1/2 again.

Back to the pool...

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If you're spending 18 hours a day refreshing AdSense, I think you're WAY overboard. I'm not making near enough to quit my day job, but I can't imagine ever needing to check your earnings more than 3 times in a day, no matter your income.

I mean, the earnings are going to be there whether you login or not. If there is a sudden drop in earnings, you most likely need to wait a day to see if the trend continues anyhow. You could just be having a bad day. You might have to wait weeks before you can really evaluate and get something useful out of your stats anyhow.

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How long were doing Adsense before you quit your job? I'm asking this because I want to try it for a year and if it works out, I'll go full time.

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I was actually laid off from my job just when Adsense earnings kicked in.

I was thinking of quitting anyway so it wasn't that big of a deal.

Now I make a lot more than I would have working in an office.

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I am just lowering my hours as more adsenseage kicks in.... more adsense, less hours,.... adsense goes down, I do more hours...

Flexitime is great :)

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I tried to quit, but they gave me loads more cash to stay so i'll stay - I like my job anyway.

I still work on my sites in my pass time after ive got 10 great important high traffic sites with different eggs and baskets and all that I might just take a six month break and see if it works out!

Actually thinking about moving to spain for a month to work on the sites - and a nice break from the UK.

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Hello Ppl.

I guess refreshing adsense would be more tiring, not to mention highly disgusting especially if the earnings are high :).
As for me, i am a student so the question of quitting doesnt arise. But if you ask me, i would advise everybody not to quit their jobs. Its better to have fixed small guranteed salary than a variable high income.
I work even less than what you would call part-time and make enough to cover hosting and a few extra bucks. But the inspiration here is enough for me to take up this work seriously. After my exams are over, in June-July, i hope to make leaps in adsense and in my site which is relatively new ( opened Jan 06 ).
You know 1500 $s is what a fully qualified charted accountant would earn per month in Pakistan! So adsense , due to favourable conversion for us is really really profitable. Especially i think , i as a student have a great deal of time in the vacations.
Anyways, i wouldnt advise anyone to quit their jobs unless they are at the age of retirement. All that glitters is NOT gold! ( On a second note, i think adsense IS gold! )

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I make 85k at my job and considering I've only made $175 on adsense (my first month only) I have a long ways to go before I can give the one finger salute to the man.

but, I'm certianly hopeful in the future of my web earnings. those of you who have reached a point where you can live comfortably off of your adsense eranings, I say more power to you. I mean who would've have thunk it 10 years ago that yes you can make a hell of a lot of money from the net as individuals.

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This is my job (now!)

I work just as many hours, and just as hard as ever, but from home, in my comfy chair.

The great thing is the unlimited earnings potential, time with my family, no commute, and much less stress overall.

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Its better to have fixed small guranteed salary than a variable high income.

Anyways, i wouldnt advise anyone to quit their jobs unless they are at the age of retirement.

why? after university, i never was dependent employed. starting out as a hobby site, web business is the best job for me. if at all possible, i will be self employed for the rest of my life. i am able to handle variable income. just put aside and save non needed earnings for the worst case.

if you start from scratch, you need at least one year of time and spare money.

..and to add: it's not everyone's cup of tea. you have to be 'capable' ;)

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I quit my job way back in 1999 when I started my website. My website has been my main source of income since then. While the website gave me enough to provide for my family's basic needs, Adsense allowed me to earn money I never was able to get working in the corporate sector. Now with Adsense, I earn in 3 months what my wife earns in 1 year working as an economist. And all I do is to write a few things, maintain the site a bit, watch my baby and drive my young kid to school. It truly is a wonderful life :o)
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Nice work, hang in there! I'm not making the 80-90k as a software engineer, but at least I don't have to beg and grovel for work. Other bennies include no more alarm clock, I don't need a watch anymore, rush hour is a distant memory, I can go a week without showering, how about office politics, here there is none, the only ass I kiss is G.
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I have been thinking about quiting. I think a month ago i posted here asking if you guys think i should quit. I've been with adsense for about 4-5 months now. I make almost 3 times more from my websites then i make at my regular job. I want to quit so bad but i'm always scared of something going wrong. I know if i quit i would have more time to develop more sites and make even more money.
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I'm not sure which is worse:
Working for 'the man' or spending 18 hours a day at your computer pressing 'refresh' on the AdSense earnings page every 2 minutes.

Get SysSense (free) for your IE desktop. I've set mine to refresh hourly and now I only visit AdSense once a day to check on yesterday's totals.

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What job? I was unemployable long before AdSense came along.
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