How to get out of the 9 to 5 grind

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How to get out of the 9 to 5 grind

Anyone can start their OWN Online Business

I can show you how

A large percentage of the working population does not like their jobs. They are fed up with spending hours in traffic getting to a job they don’t like. And when they get to that job, they get told what to do by someone they probably don’t like that much either.

Many people dream of becoming their own boss. A growing number of people are making money online and many had no prior experience at all. You can be one of them.

There is an incredible amount of material online to help you get up to speed. There are many successful entrepreneurs who are willing to help you. These alone are very valuable resources.

Teaching Tools are now very sophisticated and make learning a lot of fun. Everything is laid out for you in a proven step-by-step approach. The cost to get started is very low and my What’s Included article shows how to get started for FREE.

The first thing we have to do is make up our minds that we will take control of our own destiny and will work hard to get there. This isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme, but it can, over time, bring financial freedom. You will see the many success stories of people just like you and me who are doing very well. Many of these people had no prior experience. You can do it too.

Perhaps like a lot of people, you are fed up with your current job/s and are currently on the fence trying to decide whether or not to start your own business. Maybe you are like me and wanted to start something online for a long time, but just don’t seem to be able to get it going. Something always seems to get in the way. I was on the fence for years! Let’s take a quick look at the most common reason that we postpone something we really want to do.

F.E.A.R. False Expectations Appearing Real

fear of failure
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  • Fear of failure.
  • Fear of what others (especially family and friends) will think of us if we fail.
  • Fear that we aren’t smart enough or don’t have the right qualifications.
  • Fear we aren’t good-looking enough, too heavy, too thin.
  • Fear we are too old, too young, too shy.
  • Fear of becoming too successful and how others may look at us.
    etc. etc.

But fear is not reality – it only exists in our thoughts.

What would you start if you KNEW you could not fail?

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F.A.I.L. First Attempt In Learning

That’s right, it’s only the first attempt in learning about something. Nothing more. We should learn from the experience and move forward.

Successful people forge ahead knowing full well that no matter how well they plan, nothing is guaranteed to succeed the first time around. There is a direct relationship between the number of times we try things and our odds of our success.

In fact, most millionaires fail far more often than the average person. They don’t care how if they look stupid, and they don’t care what others think of them. Sure, some people will laugh at them behind the scenes when they fall, but this will be only a temporary setback because they pick themselves up and bounce back quickly. The naysayers just make the successful-entrepreneur-to-be more determined than ever. There has never been a millionaire or billionaire who hasn’t failed multiple times.

If you think about it, does it really matter if you fail a few times if the end result is success?

Failing at something doesn’t mean that we are failures! It might simply mean we need to tweak something in order to get positive results. Get good at failing, and you’ll get good at winning.

People just like you are making money online

Here is a small list of the ways people are making money online:

  • Affiliate marketing – my #1 recommendation
  • Blogging
  • Writing an eBook
  • Making YouTube videos/podcasts
  • Helping people build websites
  • Helping companies sell their products with product reviews
  • Helping people drive traffic to their websites or their company
  • Packaging your expertise and offering it to appropriate clients
  • Create and sell courses (people always want to learn things)
  • FBA – Fulfillment By Amazon
  • And many more …

All of these have one thing in common: Helping others.

It is critical that in order to succeed online, we need to be obsessed with providing information that will be useful in helping people find what they are looking for. And to make that experience for them as easy as possible.

Millions of people every day are looking for information of some kind. They make purchases based on other people’s collective reviews and opinions. Some want to find out how to increase their business revenue, and others want help with building an online business. Some want to find out how to make more money, be slimmer, eat healthier, dress better, save money, get coupons, learn to make sushi, find out where the best vacation spots are. The list is practically endless.

You can help these people and get paid for doing it.

Personal Qualities
for your online business success

  • Have a determination to succeed.
  • Be self-motivated and self-disciplined.
  • Have the belief that you are in control of your own success.
  • Be willing to ask others when issues arise you can’t seem to figure out.
  • Enjoy learning and helping other people.
  • Be prepared to be in it for the long run. It takes time but will be worth it.

6 Steps for starting your online business

  1. Determine what you are truly interested in. This is called your niche (your ideal topic).
  2. Join a community with successful people who will help and guide you.
  3. Create your website. This is your base.
  4. Find out what the people in your niche are looking for and how you can provide it.
  5. Create lots of content that will genuinely help others
  6. Link your content to products and/or services that your readers might find useful

Step 1. Your ideal Niche

Your niche is an area of particular interest to you or perhaps an area in which you are qualified. It should be something that you will enjoy researching, and writing articles about. It should also be something that people are having problems with and need help. If you’re struggling to find your niche, there is a wealth of information available online to help you figure this out.

Step 2. Join a community of successful people who’ll help you

This is an important step in the process because all successful people learn from those who have gone before them. There’s no need to make the same mistakes that they did. It will save you a tremendous amount of time. People love to share things that they have accomplished, and successful people are no exception.

Step 3. Create your own website

Your website is your base. This is where you begin building your business. It’s quite exciting. I can show you how this is easy, even if you’ve had no previous experience. The wonderful community I joined has shown me how to create this website, and I knew absolutely nothing about how to do this a few months ago. You can do it too.

Step 4. Find out what are people in your niche looking for

The internet is the place to find this information fast. You will be directly benefiting from the information that other people are sharing with you. This is what you’ll soon be doing too. The company is my #1 recommendation has great training for affiliate marketing and has many tools that get you up to speed quickly.

Step 5. Create content for your website

This where you get to write about your subject in detail. It is during this part of the process where you will be writing many articles with varying subject titles, which all relate to your niche. As time goes by you’ll learn a lot about your customers and will be able to provide what they are looking for.

As your content grows you will be providing links to information and products that are related to your niche. Some of these items will generate revenue for you. That’s where the name affiliate marketing comes from. You earn a commission on each sale for promoting other people’s products.

Instead of trying to get 100% of one thing, why not get a little of many things!

This is precisely what makes affiliate marketing a great online business. You can share in the sale of many products at the same time. And some of these products will, in turn, be purchased by many people, thus exponentially increasing your potential commissions. This really is a powerful concept.

It can be incredibly exciting to have your own online business.

Imagine …

  • No office to go to every day. You can be home working on your business on those rainy days.
  • No grumpy Boss breathing down on your neck.
  • No fancy work clothes to buy.
  • No commute.
  • Choose your own hours.
  • Sleep in when you want. But not too often! LOL
  • Run your business from anywhere that has internet access.

Click here to find out how to get started for free!

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14 thoughts on “How to get out of the 9 to 5 grind”

  1. Wow! This is such an intriguing post to read. I was once a 9-5worker and I know how annoying it could be getting stuck in traffic every day just to do a job I don’t even care about. I quit my job some months back and its been all about setting myself up online. I believe in putting adequate and plenty of effort into helping people to overcome their needs and as a result, one can get profits later on. I am into blogging and majorly affiliate marketing through Wealthy Affiliate and its been going great. Thanks.

  2. Some people think that starting an online business is very difficult due to lack of money but the great thing about an online business is that it’s a very affordable business modal.

    Anybody can start their online business from the comfort of their own home, you just need your computer and internet connection.

    You don’t need a lot of startup capital, you just need a good business idea, your brain, and energy to make it work.

    Great article, thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Bushra,

      Yes, starting an online business only requires a small amount of capital. We live in a great time in history. This was not available a short while ago. There are so many opportunities out there and am happy you liked the article.

      Wishing you great success,


  3. I love reading your article as it is both informative and encouraging. In other articles like this, you are bombarded with details and technical stuffs, while this one discussed how to start and grow an online business plus some encouraging and motivational lines. In fact, this has encouraged me to try starting my own online business particularly affiliate marketing. I can see that you are recommending it, so it’s the one that I’ll be starting soon. 

    I already have my own business, have escaped my 9 to 5 grind, but what rings sweet to my heart is having a profitable online business. I like it because, there’s less expenses, no big overhead, and I can carry the business wherever I go. I will take your advice here as a reminder while I build my online business. I like the acronyms, like the real meaning of F.E.A.R. and also F.A.I.L.. Thank you and I’m excited for your next blog post.

    1. Hi Gomer,

      Thank you for your nice comment. I am glad you enjoyed it. There are plenty more articles coming each week so please stop by and check them out. Glad you’ve gotten out of the 9-5 grind.

      Best of success to you.


  4. Hey there!!
    Congratulations on a GREAT website and you definitely grab attention with the Escape from 9 – 5 plan.. 

    The anagrams of FEAR and FAIL are definitely read worthy and you have done well to make this an interesting read..
    As you go on to explain, I notice that you are relying heavily on your words.. Do you know that most people are ACTUALLY visual.. so to keep things interesting, you could definitely use more images and lead with a call to action.

    e.g, Do you want to do this? (yes!) Here is how you do it > Text > Picture (that stimulates emotion) > CALL to ACTION (then do this.. )

    As you repeat this process, you are setting up for conversion and actually helping out.

    I used a slightly smaller window so your menus overlapped and seemed a bit crowded.. so you could arrange them differently and under similar headings (microblog and articles, e.g) 

    About Me..

    Hmm.. how about a nice smiling picture of yours that adds appeal..??

    Overall, a great site – great look and feel!!

    All the best with your website and online business!!

    ~ Zafar

    1. Hi Zafra,

      Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments and will work to make posts more visual in the future.

      Hope you stop by again.


  5. Joseph Stasaitis

    Your post is filled with encouragement as well as valuable information to inspire folks that it is possible to leave their 9-5 job and create a successful online business.  Addressing the fear of getting started is especially critical for people to overcome in order to move forward toward their dreams.

    It’s also encouraging to know that failure is not a bad thing, but brings you closer to success.  Fail more so that you can succeed.

    There are so many ways to make money online by providing a valid product or service which brings value to others.  Solutions to their pain and challenges are what folks are looking for.

    With enough determination, discipline and commitment anyone can succeed online or offline.  You did a great job in inspiring people to take that first critical step.  

    1. Hi Joseph,

      I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. A lot of us fear to take that first step because we are hard-wired to protect ourselves from harm. It does take some effort to overcome this, but once we do, the enemy (fear) is slain. 

      Wishing you much success.


  6. Hi I was very impressed when reading your blog on your website about How Anyone Can Start Their Own Online Business…and it is true…if you put your mind to do it and have the right training it is achievable. I really like the way your content flows and  links to other content within your website, there is a lot of excellent information that will help anyone thinking about starting an online business to give it a go.   You tell it like it is and don’t give promises to get rich quick as with most businesses you have to work at it very hard in order to be a success but in the end with the proper training anyone can get out of the 9-5 grind and start an online business as you have pointed out in your blog.  I feel that you definitely give this message.  I used to be a 9-5 worker and I will never look back after getting into the Affiliate Marketing and the training within Wealthy Affiliate.   The community is the best and very supportive.   An Online business is totally achievable by anyone if they follow the training and work hard.  Also not to mention, that starting an online business can be fun!  I know that anyone that reads through your website and follows your suggestions will be successful online.  

    Thank you for the information. 

    Cheers to you and your endeavours!    

    1. Hi smac,

      Wow, thank you so much for your nice comment. I’m so happy you got rid of the 9-5 situation. Many people dream of it and would love to get their own online business going. All they need is the right platform and community to do it. WA is that platform for sure. I hope my website will inspire many people to take the first step to sign up and try it out.

      Best of success to you,


  7. Hello, Ana, and I have to say that I enjoyed reading your post and it has given me some inspiration.

    Everything you say is spot on and I especially like your remarks about “Fear” and the “Personal Qualities”  of a successful online business entrepreneur.  

    I struggle with some of the “Fears” and lack some of the “qualities” but those things can be overcome by not giving up and continuing to push forward through those moments when “Fear” strikes and working on the qualities that hold us back.

    I haven’t made it yet but, I am retired now and will be able to commit more time to make this work.

    Thank you for showing us what we can do and how we can make our dreams come true.

    Working toward freedom,


    1. Hi Wayne,

      Happy retirement to you, and I’m sure that if you do commit and put in the time with WA, that you’ll see results. We all struggle with the FEAR thing, but it only exists in our minds … and 90% of what we worry about never happens anyway. Thank you for the great comment.

      Wishing you much success,


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