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How I left my day job and became a full-time freelancer in 9 months

How I left my day job and became a full-time freelancer in 9 months

About 4 years ago, I was working as a social media manager for a tech incubator in Toronto.

While it wasn't the worst job I've ever had, it didn't meet all of my goals.

...Goals to be location independent and to travel more than 2 weeks of the year.

I wanted to travel the world, have more control over my working hours and achieve my dream of running my own business.

(I also knew I was kinda bossy... and wanted to channel that energy towards my own biz versus my co-workers. 😛)

But I was stuck.

I had no idea how to make any of this happen – even after reading The 4-Hour Workweek.

That was until one day... I received a casual Facebook message that changed my life (more on that below).

4 simple steps to starting a side business (without quitting your day job)

4 simple steps to starting a side business (without quitting your day job)

I'm just going to come out and say it:

Don't quit your job to follow your passions. 

Unless you've got savings in the bank that you could live off of for a few years, I wouldn't recommend this route to anyone. 

Hey, for some who chose that path, the risk paid off.

But call me a creature of comfort – I like my steady paycheques that afford my downtown city life. When I was an employee, quitting my job first to work on my business simply was not an option I entertained.

To go from "employee" to "travelpreneur," you're going to quit your job one day – just not yet.