If You’re Reading This, Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Quit your day job, they said. Do what makes you happy they said.

Now after thinking about what they said… ask yourself, do you have enough money to live the lifestyle you want without the need of the job you have? If your survival depends on your reputation, a person, or a company then you may want to think three times before quitting your day job.

Just to clarify, don’t take this read as “live and die by your day job”. However if you’re paying for a high cost of living really take some time and think before leaving your job. If you are someone who can afford to leave your job comfortably, and feel that would be best… by all means go for it! However if you’re living paycheck to paycheck you might want to have a plan before you just decide to up and quit.

Always remember; just because you can do something… doesn’t necessarily mean you should

If you want to take the risk of leaving a company providing you with a paycheck in order to have possibly $0.00 coming in… then a substantial savings is a MUST! Best believe, ain’t none of the people saying “quit your job” have plans to make money for you after the fact. The truth is whether you like your job or not, you are getting paid for it (at least you better be) so instead of just leaving your job (which becomes a loss of income) you should consider looking at ways to put yourself in a better position financially for the future. Try to focus on building a large savings up so at some point you really can do what you want.

The goal is to make money work for you… not you work for it. That’s why If you want to have your own business and an affordable one it’s highly recommended to check out the Online Business Building platform, at Wealthy Affiliate. The total cost of starting a business online, growing and managing your business online within Wealthy Affiliate is $49 per month (or $359 per year). That includes website design, hosting, website security, education, and mentoring and from this you can absolutely create and grow a business to any level of success online. Don’t let your peers distract you… because, your peers may laugh now but they’ll cry later when they realize they have to continuously live paycheck to paycheck and ultimately always stay broke. No matter what you decide to do in terms of staying or leaving your job though don’t get to the point where losing your job would result in losing everything.


14 thoughts on “If You’re Reading This, Don’t Quit Your Day Job

  1. This is great advice. I’m a firm believer in following your dream and living life from the inside out. However, you have to be smart about it, as Aaron says.

    In 1986, I was passed over for a promotion I felt I was highly qualified for. Although I was 13 years from retirement, I was so pissed for getting passed over that I left that job to pursue a career as an MLM rep. and to write novels. Writing novels was my dream.

    Quitting my day job was a disaster and lead to a cascading series of horrific events and financial disaster. Looking back, I wish I had stayed with that career, as awful as it was, until I had established an income with my writing.

    Great advice Aaron. Thank you,


    • Nice to hear your point of view and personal story, Many people can learn from it. I agree with you on the point that there’s nothing wrong with pursing your dreams but even then you have to face reality.

      So many people are so caught up with what they are trying to do that they just leave behind what they are doing which isn’t necessarily a bad thing! But that’s where good judgement comes in.

  2. That is so true especially those with multiple mouths to feed, you can’t quit just like that and we also cannot rely on our day job as there is no iron rice bowl. Finding multiple source of income is the way to go, especially the passive ones.

    • Thanks for your feedback! I agree totally… the more income coming in the better, you never want to put all your eggs in one basket.

  3. Some of the most successful people got that way by jumping without a net… (but most people would die jumping without a net, lol). Always good to have a back up plan!

    • Well I guess you could say the same rules don’t apply for everyone… for some going all-in by quitting without any plan but the plan of doing something different has worked in their favor. However I guess it’s better to be safe than sorry!

  4. This is a great post! Really like what you said: “you might want to have a plan before you just decide to up and quit”. How true this is! We cannot just leave or quit without some backup plan, if we just do it, we will die very soon!

    • Thanks for your feedback 🙂 and while death is a bit of a reach lol, I do agree though that quitting without a backup plan isn’t necessarily the smartest thing to do.

  5. Some great advice here. When I first got into MLM in 2004 I was sold on this dream of ‘firing my boss’ from day 1 by a very pushy Upline. I did so before I was ready to do so and ended up in a mountain of debt. Whilst it’s theoretically easier to focus on your business when you’ve got more time available, it is a far better option to build it part time whilst still having a pay cheque coming in. When the business is established and the results are consistent, then it’s the right time to quit your job and ‘crank up the dial’ to increase the return on the what you’ve built up.

    • I agree with your response 100%, people don’t realize the consequences of their actions until it’s too late. It’s easy to quit a job but unless you have another form of income you’re essentially the one losing out financially.

  6. You make a lot of great point don’t stop working for a paycheck of $0 with no other sources of income. What I take from this is to start and create a second source of income while work and once the secondary business income can pay for your standards of living then you can think about quitting and that’s valuable information Peace

    • Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback, I appreciate that… and in response to your comment I couldn’t have said it any better myself. Some money is better than none ($0) so by using what’s already coming in you can build a business that eventually would remove the need to work for someone else (Aka working a job you hate).

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