I did it. I quit my job to blog full-time.
So, why did I quit? Well, my plan was always to quit when I started making as much money blogging as my normal salary. I didn’t stick to this plan for a few reasons. One, my salary is quite high (nearly six figures), and I was finding it hard to keep up with my work responsibilities during the day, and then at night work on the blog and give it the time it deserves.
I burnt out after about 6 months of really pushing myself in both of my jobs (my day job and my blog). I knew it wasn’t sustainable. That’s part of the reason why I stopped publishing income reports in spring of last year – it was just too much to manage.
Replacing my already high income with blogging would be tough to do while keeping my job. I think it’s absolutely possible to replace and even surpass my normal income with blogging, but I am just someone who needs to dedicate myself to it solely.
The second reason I left, is because the company sort of pressured me to. Essentially, I work for a high growth start-up, and they didn’t like that I was somewhat complacent in my career. I didn’t want to be promoted and take on more responsibilities, and they didn’t want me to stay in the same place. They weren’t rude about it but mentioned several times that it would be in my best interest to find a career that I wanted to progress in.
To be honest, I was also extremely unhappy in my job anyway. Despite the pay, it was simply uninspiring. In fact, the pay was the only reason I stayed for so long!
I did NOT mention my blog to anyone at my company at all, and I don’t recommend you do either if you are working and blogging at the same time.
I ended up telling my colleagues and boss that I agree with them and I would take some time to explore options outside the company.
I did find another position at the company that I could have taken, but I actually decided against it because I knew if I had taken that job, I would face the same burnout problems I faced this spring. I wouldn’t push myself to go further with the blog if I knew I had a “safe” career to back me up. I’m just one of those people who must “sink or swim” so to speak.
So this combination of events lead to me realize it was time to leave my job.
I’m really excited for the road ahead. I know it’s not going to be without bumps, but I’m thrilled at the prospect of reaching my financial goals through blogging!
I do hope you’ll join me on this journey and share your blogging income story either through email, social media, or the comment section below!
Lots of good vibes!