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If You live in a cheap country at Your parents,
You have to go full time immedeately.
If You live in an expensive country and have to support wife and 2 children and You have no savings, no chance.
All the ohter answers between a strict yea or no depend on Your situation.
I should have mentioned this, but I live in Ghana, West Africa, living in my parents house. I work at the Support and Information unit of the Univerity of Ghana's ICT Directorate. My salary is nothing to write home about. So I want to use Adsense to leave my parent's house and improve my salary situation.
I already gave You advice.
Ghana is a cheap country,
You live at Your parents.
So You have to go full time, as I wrote in my first posting in this thread.
joined:Oct 27, 2001
You also need to think about how you're earning money with AdSense and whether it's something that can be developed into a career (not just a short-term opportunity). If your AdSense revenues dropped, or if you were kicked out of the program for some reason, could you use your site(s) to earn a living from other sources?
And finally, you need to think about whether you'd be giving up anything (besides a paycheck) by quitting your day job--e.g., valuable fringe benefits, social interaction with fellow workers, or the opportunity to learn skills that might be useful to you later on.
Get your savings account to 6 months of anticipated living expenses (over estimate what you think you will need), then consider going full time.
If Google is your only source of income it is very risky. We had consistant income for 1 1/2 years...steadily growing, then they made a search change and we had lost 70% of our income from that site. It lasted 6 months then started to slowly grow again.
Just be aware that things do change and that if you have all your "eggs in the 1 Adsense basket" it is not always secure.
The problem is, I got old and somewhere along the way, responsibility kicked in. Besides, I like my job and the people I work with.
But if I were college age again, I'd be living it up Rodney Dangerfield style. :)
I wouldnt be able to afford living for $1000 a month
You can not compare living costs in Gahna with Your expenses.
I do not know Ghana exactly, but somebody could live very good in Romainia with $1000
Also You must consider, what his salary is. I know in Romania a leading employee in a scientific institute with $300 a month.
So kaymeis, how much does a Big Mac cost in Ghana?
Between Adsense and my affiliate income, I have "matched" my hotel pay. Its not enough to go "full-time" on just yet, but it is a nice feeling to finally sock away some money in the bank. :)
Your mileage may vary.
joined:Oct 27, 2001
The purchasing power of a currency has nothing to do with whether people keep chickens or turkeys in their back yards.
This compare is nonsens.
Adsense goes up and down, I started three years ago as just a dabble and was ticked when I started to earn 15$ a day. Within a year I had a run of a few months earning 1800$US and even one month nearly $US3000.
This year its about a third of that (for reasons discussed in other threads) not much I can do about it.
I would say NEVER give up your day job for something as fickle and out of your control as Google and adsense.
Bank the money.
When you have enough to live of the *interest* - then THAT is the time to give up your day job!