Quitting My Job With Only $150 Monthly Side Income

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Why I left

What I don’t like about 9–5

  • You rely on your boss and people above you to make you be successful.
  • The amount of work you put in doesn’t directly correlate with what you get.
  • You don’t have control of the companies future
  • There are a lot of corporate politics that you have to maneuver
  • You are not allowed to speak your mind freely, and really voice your opinions

Those are just some of the reasons, but there are a lot more. That is why I have always wanted to figure out a way to make money without working a 9–5. However then came university and internships, and one thing led to another, and I found myself at my last semester of university. During that last semester I started taking things a lot more seriously. I would wake up at 3am before going to class to learn web development, but nothing worked out so I ended up taking a job.

Now as far as a 9–5 job went, the job I had was as good as it gets. My boss was the best boss I could have ever asked for. He taught me more then I could ever image. He helped me quickly grow into a leader, but the passion to create something of my own and work on my own terms never disappeared.

How I left

Starting a youtube channel was always something I wanted to do. I actually started multiple channels when I was a kid, playing minecraft or some other games. But I never kept up and just deleted them after some time. This time I started one with a purpose. At first I didn’t tell anybody that I started it, not even my girlfriend. But then I got my first 50 subscribers and I let her know, then it kept growing and growing. And now at over 7,500 subscribers it has grown bigger than I have ever imagined.

Now I know what you’re thinking 7,500 subscribers is not nearly enough to be making adequate money and thus quitting your job. I fully agree with you. But like I said, this has been something I have wanted to do since highschool. So I have been saving up money this whole time I have been working, and just waiting for an opportunity to give it my all. There is a little of bit of promise I believe, and with my savings I have given myself a year of hardwork to make this promise a reality.

I have also been saving all my vacation days for this year, for a long trip. Instead I will now use this vacation for the month of December as a grace period to give it my all. And then my last official day of work will be January 15th, which will mark exactly 1 year since I uploaded my first video.

What’s the plan

  • Keep growing my youtube channel — I have a lot of ideas that I think will not only help the channel grow, but help a lot of people learn a lot about programming.
  • Other ways to monetize related to YouTube — there are a lot of ways to monetize a channel other then youtube ads. For example sponsored videos, creating articles for the videos, affiliate links, patreon, etc.
  • Creating a Start Up — There is an app I have been working on for quite some time now. The goal is to finish it up early 2021 and release it. I am working on with one other person and the feedback we have gotten is very positive thus far.

There are a couple other methods I have been thinking about, but those are the main 3 that I believe have the most potential.

Conclusion

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/tadaspetra

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tadaspetra

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tadaspetra

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/tadaspetra/

My Website (work in progress): https://tadaspetra.com

And if you enjoy my work and would like to support me:

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tadaspetra

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