It is estimated that around 70% of the population will have answered “YES” to the above question. Unless you love your job, there really is no reason except the pay, for you to stick around with the job.
Even some of the folks who are in high positions earning megabucks are not satisfied with their working conditions and seek out other opportunities.
Is it time to quit your day job, or do you want to wait for the day that it quits on YOU? When your job quits on you is the other side of the story whereby circumstances force one to start looking for other options before its too late. This is what had happened to me……..
For over 13 years now, I have been practicing as a pharmacist. GEE WHIZZ!!! How time flies! That is a really long time. Unfortunately, I did not have the privilege to have a pharmacy of my own, so I worked for a popular retail chain.
Anyways, suffice to say, that I had a relatively good run. I managed to see a lot of different places around the world, like London, Canada(twice), Mauritius and India. Bought a lovely car and lived it up for a fair amount of time, until…… Until just over the last four years, life decided to give me a wake-up call of immense proportions.
Getting a Huge Slap of Reality Dose
To fully understand my story, I would like to go back in time to when I was a child. When I was an infant, around 1 year of age, I became very sick and suffered severe dehydration. My parents told me that it got so bad at one point, that the doctors could not find my nerve to insert an I.V. So, they had to insert a needle into my head!
Was it painful? To be honest with you, I can’t remember it at all! It was probably during this time that I contracted a severe viral infection. We were all of the notion that it might have been a case of viral meningitis. This is what we believe may be the result of me losing complete hearing in my right ear.
So, for the rest of my life, I had to depend upon my left ear. The real challenge came recently when I started to have a problem in my left ear.I woke up one morning and I could hear this loud buzzing, ringing and whistling noises.
I would later come to find out that I had Tinnitus.
What is Tinnitus? This is basically the brain’s perception of noises. The brain compensates if one has been a victim of an insult or trauma. Such things that can cause tinnitus include
- Injuries to the head
- Meniere’s Disease
- Infections and certain drugs.
Its hard to say how my tinnitus actually came about, but needless to say, it was there and so my struggles had begun…
The Nightmare had Started…
With these constant irritating noises, it became difficult to hear conversations, engage in social functions, watch movies or even listen to the radio. The most stressful part for me was not being able to do my job effectively. Listening to the patients had become an almost impossible task as the days went by. Some customers would get annoyed if I had to ask them to repeat themselves. I dreaded answering the telephone or going to training. I started to panic.
Since I am the sole breadwinner, what happens if I can’t do my job? I could try to go into another sector of pharmacy such as regulatory or industrial pharmacy, but no one would hire me simply because I do not have any experience there.
OH! Gosh! All I know is community pharmacy, and if I can’t do this then I can’t earn. I don’t have any back-up of another way of earning. If I can’t earn, then I cannot support my family…then what happens? I suppose my “job” then quits on me.
Having a “Degree” or a “Day Job” is NOT ENOUGH.
From my experience, I can tell you its true. Earlier on, I asked you all, “Is it TIME to quit your day job?” What if I changed the wording slightly and then asked you another question, ” Is it TIME your job quits on you?” Think about it for a second. You can lose your job through one of the following ways that I listed below :
- Company Downsizing or Merging
- Inability to do your job(as in my case above)
- Expertise no longer needed,
- Contract Expired
Unless you are a trust fund baby or have a family business to fall upon, then with no back-up plan to earn an income, I need to ask you, ” What are you going to do now?”
Back Up or Left Out to DRY
Whilst you have a job, be it something that you love to do, or something that you dread, now is the time, that I strongly recommend you consider a backup plan( i.e. if you don’t have one Already!) Ever heard of the song, ” MONEY IS TOO TIGHT TO MENTION” by Simply Red. (check out the Music Video Below)
Well, what happens if it gets so tight, that you find yourself struggling to make ends meet. Unless you have a second source of income, the scenario will only get worse.
Folks, I don’t mean to scare you here, but these things can and are happening every day!As you can see it almost happened to me. I am talking about starting up something of your own. Something that will one day become yours and your families legacy.
Once you have built it, it will sustain you and offer you that financial backing or ‘safety net’. If the day should ever come whereby your job leaves you, you can simply walk away and have no worries. Sounds like Wishful Thinking, TRUST me it’s NOT.
How Can I Start Up My Back-Up Plan?
Simple, the way I started. I searched online for hours and hours.
You don’t have to search, I have done it for you!! My suggestion is to start with your own online website business. Before I tell you more, I want to just mention to you about my visit to the doctor when my tinnitus was bothering me. He was very rude to me and told me something that I would never forget, his words were,
“IF YOU GO DEAF, YOU ARE NOTHING!!!”
Though it was harsh, it was the turning point in my life, to look for another job, or have something else in place. And so by chance and with the Grace of The Higher Power, as I was browsing through Facebook, the best thing happened…
I came across a review of an online affiliate marketing training platform called Wealthy Affiliate. This is what I would like to share with you. It could not have come at a better time and maybe it has come to you at the right time as well.
Why Wealthy Affiliate Fitted Like a Glove for Me
I was skeptical at first, but decided to sign up for the FREE trial and saw the inner workings of this company for 7days and that’s when I knew this was the missing piece! Basically, this platform teaches one how to become an affiliate marketer from scratch. You learn to build a website, choose a niche about anything that you are passionate about( it can be Golf Clubs, Bed Linens, Video Games or even music)
You keep adding content to your site, and help or educate your readers and recommend products to them. Then you direct them to affiliate sites such as Amazon.
When people buy from Amazon, you get a commission and THAT’S IT! You got a second source of income.
WA worked for me for a number of reasons, here are the main ones
- IT’S ONLINE
This is perfect for me. With my hearing problem I don’t have to engage in any conversation, so the stress is much less.
2. IT’S FLEXIBLE
I could do it whilst I still have my day job.
3. EASY TO FOLLOW
There is easy step by step lessons to take one from the very start to have a fully fledged online business.They have a free trial that you can sign up for which allows you to do the first 10 lessons of the flagship course.
4. MEET NEW FRIENDS
I got to meet so many helpful people within the community.
5. ITS FUN AND EXCITING
Where am I now?
Just in case, you may be wondering, my tinnitus still bothers me but thank heavens it is not as bad as before. I have researched and used various lifestyle modifications and implemented dietary changes along with doing some exercise routines that have helped.
I used the training from WA to develop a website to help others with tinnitus. If you like you can check it out by visiting the following URL, www.dealwithtinnitus.com
I have built a third website using the tools and training from WA. It’s an e-commerce site that specializes in selling personalized storybooks for children.
Is it time to quit your day job? Maybe not right now, but if you are ready to start up your own online business, then this can become a possibility. And by doing this you will arm yourself should you be FORCED to leave your day job.
Give Wealthy Affiliate a go! Check out the review on this site. By the way, this is my second site, Cool Huh?
I hope that this article has helped you in considering building a secondary source of income. Would you like to have an internet business?
Have you always wanted to leave your day job, but don’t know where to start?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for joining me today.
Regards and Take Care