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This year I made almost 100k working at home in a country where average salary is $5k per year. This is the biggest reason I feel confident in my skills and it stops me to quit my work at home job and look for a job in a company probably in US where I can meet new people, face new challenges and do something new. Besides, I am married and have a 2 years old daugher which makes it a little more difficult to move to another country. This is why I think that finding full-time job, being involved in a 6-12 months project, taking a master degree or even some interesting course will make my life and work more colorful and will teach me something new.
I guess most of you, who work from home, felt the same way for some time in their life and will appreciate if you share what you did to make it better :)
I don't see why you want to change course at all!
Why do you need a Masters Degree? You already earn twice the average of those in the USA with a Masters?
Stay the course....next year make 200K, then 500K, then millions.
Education has its place, but, it will not teach you to do any better than you already know!
As for location, I understand why people might be attracted to the USA. It shouldn't be for money! I'm from the UK, and chose to move to Florida because I liked the weather!
You can certainly make as much money in Western or Eastern Europe today as you can in the USA! Only move here if you like the USA culture and climate!
East Europeans are all so looked upon kindly in general by the native population.
I have a mentor that has been a consultant for 28 years, published numerous books and consulted for some very large companies. He started out working in his home and never stopped. He grossed over 1.4 million last year. Not bad for working out of your house with a commute time of zero minutes to get to work.
The downside is it can be a little lonely, you are pretty much isolated all day long and unless you talk on the phone to people you can potentially go all day with no human contact. I have found ways to work around this personally by being in networking groups and such.
I agree with others saying that a Masters is not really going to be useful if you are already pulling down the type of income you have. I would say keep doing what you are doing and never look back. I worked for others for almost 10 years before going it alone because I wasn't sure I could do it. Now that I am on my own I have never looked back.