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I hate my job, and I really want to be able to quit my job and work for myself within a year or 2, but I can't seem to find a way. Any side hustles that are working for people? I just need a place to start at least. Is coding still a viable option? I honestly don't care what it is, just something where I can make $2000 a month within one year ish. Any help is greatly appreciated
 

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I hate my job, and I really want to be able to quit my job and work for myself within a year or 2, but I can't seem to find a way. Any side hustles that are working for people? I just need a place to start at least. Is coding still a viable option? I honestly don't care what it is, just something where I can make $2000 a month within one year ish. Any help is greatly appreciated
I would suggest finding something you like to do because it will be easier to sell.
 

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I hate my job, and I really want to be able to quit my job and work for myself within a year or 2, but I can't seem to find a way. Any side hustles that are working for people? I just need a place to start at least. Is coding still a viable option? I honestly don't care what it is, just something where I can make $2000 a month within one year ish. Any help is greatly appreciated
Unfortunately, it doesn't matter what we recommend. The kind of person who can take a side hustle recommendation and turn it into a $2,000/mo income isn't the kind of person who asks for recommendations about side hustles that work on a forum where side hustles that work are posted everywhere with a special designation to help you find them.

If you ever want to escape your job, you need to be able to rely on yourself. That means developing some level of self-sufficiency. So the focus should be on skills acquisition, not shortcuts to money. Skills like:

- Researching solutions for your problems
- Critical thought to determine which solutions might work for you
- Decision-making to pick one of those solutions
- Planning to figure out the next few steps toward the next milestone
- Action-taking to get started
- Problem-solving for when you get stuck after you start
- Endurance to see your path through to success

Those are some of the skills you need, both for side hustles and to run a business.

But if you really want a surefire path to $2,000/mo in a year, all you have to do is switch genders and start an OnlyFans. But you'll still need the skills above.
 

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where I can make $2000 a month within one year ish.

Provide $2000 of value in one year ish.

This isn't rocket science.
 

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Unfortunately, it doesn't matter what we recommend. The kind of person who can take a side hustle recommendation and turn it into a $2,000/mo income isn't the kind of person who asks for recommendations about side hustles that work on a forum where side hustles that work are posted everywhere with a special designation to help you find them.

If you ever want to escape your job, you need to be able to rely on yourself. That means developing some level of self-sufficiency. So the focus should be on skills acquisition, not shortcuts to money. Skills like:

- Researching solutions for your problems
- Critical thought to determine which solutions might work for you
- Decision-making to pick one of those solutions
- Planning to figure out the next few steps toward the next milestone
- Action-taking to get started
- Problem-solving for when you get stuck after you start
- Endurance to see your path through to success

Those are some of the skills you need, both for side hustles and to run a business.

But if you really want a surefire path to $2,000/mo in a year, all you have to do is switch genders and start an OnlyFans. But you'll still need the skills above.
You’re totally right. I need to just pick something and try it.
 

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You could easily be making $2k net profit in 30 days or less (if your in the US)
Just look at your current skill set or your natural inclinations. For example, if you'r handy. You can easily charge $100 an hour doing easy stuff, like replace door locks, installing ring doorbells, mounting tvs.

If your tech savy, like good with Google Ads manager, start looking for work on upwork etc.

Handy Jobs
Yelp
Thumbtack
Google Ads
Whatever other platform is collecting leads for the said service on Google

Techy
Upwork
Craigslist
Fiverr

I have done both, It works really well!
 

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Hey!

I just recently made a youtube about this subject. I give 5 side-hustles that you can start right now!!


@Lex DeVille liked the video. He gave a lengthy comment in the comments section. ;)

P.S. Only @shawnyp should click the link.
 

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Just remember a business doesn't have to be some brand new idea that hasn't been thought of before. In my opinion, the best "starter" businesses are concepts that have already been proven by other people. You can always evolve and pivot with new ideas in the future when you see what the market needs and wants.
 

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What is the $2000/m problem you are going to solve ? (it could be a billions of dollars worth problem).
 

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Here's a convo I had which seems similar to this one...

Basically stop worrying about the money, start looking for small wins.

Even if that is turning $10 into $30 due to some creativity, or labor, or tool use.
 

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I hate my job, and I really want to be able to quit my job and work for myself within a year or 2, but I can't seem to find a way. Any side hustles that are working for people? I just need a place to start at least. Is coding still a viable option? I honestly don't care what it is, just something where I can make $2000 a month within one year ish. Any help is greatly appreciated
I think that a good option would be to work as a freelance and look for a job on your main specialty. A good site to look for some work-from-home jobs is craiglist.
 

swerving2sucess

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You could easily be making $2k net profit in 30 days or less (if your in the US)
Just look at your current skill set or your natural inclinations. For example, if you'r handy. You can easily charge $100 an hour doing easy stuff, like replace door locks, installing ring doorbells, mounting tvs.

If your tech savy, like good with Google Ads manager, start looking for work on upwork etc.

Handy Jobs
Yelp
Thumbtack
Google Ads
Whatever other platform is collecting leads for the said service on Google

Techy
Upwork
Craigslist
Fiverr

I have done both, It works really well!
This is actually a pretty good recommendation. However, I would say that the problem with upwork is that they don't pay too much.
 

shawnyp

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Here's a convo I had which seems similar to this one...

Basically stop worrying about the money, start looking for small wins.

Even if that is turning $10 into $30 due to some creativity, or labor, or tool use.
Thank you for that I think that's how I should start, rather than investing large amounts of time into something with no rewards in the near future like coding, web design etc. It's also more fun and something I know I enjoy doing, unlike learning html. Thank you for your books btw they are the 2 best books on entrepreneurship I have read. I'm getting started on this right now,
I think that a good option would be to work as a freelance and look for a job on your main specialty. A good site to look for some work-from-home jobs is craiglist.
I think where im gonna start out is learning how to flip things and build that skill, but I definitely might use that to supplement my income, thanks for the tip !
 

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Hey!

I just recently made a youtube about this subject. I give 5 side-hustles that you can start right now!!


@Lex DeVille liked the video. He gave a lengthy comment in the comments section. ;)

P.S. Only @shawnyp should click the link.

I did not listen to you and cannot unsee or unhear what I just watched, hope nobody else besides OP makes this same mistake.
 

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I did not listen to you and cannot unsee or unhear what I just watched, hope nobody else besides OP makes this same mistake.

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I think where im gonna start out is learning how to flip things and build that skill, but I definitely might use that to supplement my income, thanks for the tip !
Good. Try to stick with it when the first rush of excitement wears off.

There are some good threads on flipping on this forum.
 

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f*ck it, don't use a condom and ask for double the money. Or triple. Think bigger.

Actually, that was barely a "think bigger" suggestion. Here you go pal:

Manage a prostitution racket, except make it more human, and not about trafficking. I guess it wouldn't be really a racket then, but you get what I mean.

Preferably do this in a country where prostitution isn't illegal (do these exist?). Make the country legalize prostitution as a real job with social security and regular taxation. Make prostitution safer by forcing testing for STDs for the girls. I don't know how you'd avoid STDs from the clients, that's for you to figure out.

You're welcome for the idea by the way, if you wanna send me €1.000 for the consultancy I'll gladly accept them.
 

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"Everyone" doesnt like their job and would love to have someone just hand them a way to make money otherwise. You haven't earned it yet, so why do you deserve it more than someone else?


I get that it is tough being in a hard place and not liking what you do, but as you'll hear repeated here often, the world doesnt care about what you need, they care about what you can do for them (commonly referred as "provide value")

So get started on this side hustle of flipping things(you mentioned above), you'll see the entire value thing play out, and since you will be into the process and "playing the game" you'll start to see more opportunity.

The worst thing you could do a this stage is wait for a handout, you'll be an equal amount of time behind the next guy that's putting the work in.

Good luck and let us know how it goes, we are rooting for ya!
 

shawnyp

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"Everyone" doesnt like their job and would love to have someone just hand them a way to make money otherwise. You haven't earned it yet, so why do you deserve it more than someone else?


I get that it is tough being in a hard place and not liking what you do, but as you'll hear repeated here often, the world doesnt care about what you need, they care about what you can do for them (commonly referred as "provide value")

So get started on this side hustle of flipping things(you mentioned above), you'll see the entire value thing play out, and since you will be into the process and "playing the game" you'll start to see more opportunity.

The worst thing you could do a this stage is wait for a handout, you'll be an equal amount of time behind the next guy that's putting the work in.

Good luck and let us know how it goes, we are rooting for ya!
Thanks! I know I kinda sounded like I was looking for an easy solution, but I was more so looking for direction, theres so much noise in the world of "entrepreneurship” today, it can be hard to pick where to start. I think learning the skill of simple arbitrage is the best place to startout for me, and I definitely realize i wont be able to quit my job in a month or two. Thanks for the advice man, it means a lot
 

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"I hate my job" vs "work for myself" is a comparison not many will write about especially those in the second category especially after they transition from the first one.

As you must have figured out by now it is easier said than done, because what in the world are you going to do, unless you have a passion that pays in which case you would have been earning from it anyway.

Your employer looked at what you have done in the past and gave you the job. You may not have been the best but you got the job anyway.

You spoke about Upwork, well hirers on Upwork only pick the best and it does take a lot of time, effort and sleepless nights to be the best online.

On the other hand, you don't have to be the best in your line of work to earn your salary. You get it anyway, if you have clocked in and clocked out at the office.

Here's the best part about a day job, something that no entrepreneurial venture can match except those of Jeff Bezos and his peers who have large profit making companies that they run from home.

You get paid a fixed salary like clockwork on the same day every month year after year, irrespective of how little or how much more you have worked. You might also get a bonus like every other employee notwithstanding whether you have worked for it or not.

Someone who goes to work everyday is counted as a person with a purpose in life. Even if you are earning five figures online, people will look at you with suspicion, as though you're running a drug cartel or a ponzi scheme. Saying "I design websites", "I sell t-shirts online", or "I write books" is not enough for people to believe that you earn a living online, even if you actually do!

Believe me it seems amusing when I say it but after a few years it will drive you up the wall and you will start to lose your self esteem. People will look at you as though you are a good-for-nothing, stay-at-home weirdo. I mean you can't show income proofs and screenshots to everyone who comes to visit you at home, or meets you at a social event, just to show that you have a legit life!

The most polite question would be "how's whatever you're doing online going?" or "how's it going - whatever you do that is?"

What's worse is that most people who work online barely make ends meet, but never admit it.

Most income proofs and earnings screenshots that you get on a google search are fake, designed to drive traffic to blogs or landing pages. "How to fake income proofs in Photoshop" are some of the most watched videos on YouTube. So don't get influenced by what you find online, take it with a pinch of salt, and only believe your own experience if you decide to start something part-time.

I could go on and on, but let me end this post by saying that wherever you are, the other side of the grass always looks greener.

So stick with your day job because it pays the bills and be thankful you have one in these times. I know people who would kill to get a job that pays $2000 per month. You're free to try something new in your spare time, but reaching $2000 per month online or through doing odd jobs is something very few actually achieve.
 
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shawnyp

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"I hate my job" vs "work for myself" is a comparison not many will write about especially those in the second category especially after they transition from the first one.

As you must have figured out by now it is easier said than done, because what in the world are you going to do, unless you have a passion that pays in which case you would have been earning from it anyway.

Your employer looked at what you have done in the past and gave you the job. You may not have been the best but you got the job anyway.

You spoke about Upwork, well hirers on Upwork only pick the best and it does take a lot of time, effort and sleepless nights to be the best online.

On the other hand, you don't have to be the best in your line of work to earn your salary. You get it anyway, if you have clocked in and clocked out at the office.

Here's the best part about a day job, something that no entrepreneurial venture can match except those of Jeff Bezos and his peers who have large profit making companies that they run from home.

You get paid a fixed salary like clockwork on the same day every month year after year, irrespective of how little or how much more you have worked. You might also get a bonus like every other employee notwithstanding whether you have worked for it or not.

Someone who goes to work everyday is counted as a person with a purpose in life. Even if you are earning five figures online, people will look at you with suspicion, as though you're running a drug cartel or a ponzi scheme. Saying "I design websites", "I sell t-shirts online", or "I write books" is not enough for people to believe that you earn a living online, even if you actually do!

Believe me it seems amusing when I say it but after a few years it will drive you up the wall and you will start to lose your self esteem. People will look at you as though you are a good-for-nothing, stay-at-home weirdo. I mean you can't show income proofs and screenshots to everyone who comes to visit you at home, or meets you at a social event, just to show that you have a legit life!

The most polite question would be "how's whatever you're doing online going?" or "how's it going - whatever you do that is?"

What's worse is that most people who work online barely make ends meet, but never admit it.

Most income proofs and earnings screenshots that you get on a google search are fake, designed to drive traffic to blogs or landing pages. "How to fake income proofs in Photoshop" are some of the most watched videos on YouTube. So don't get influenced by what you find online, take it with a pinch of salt, and only believe your own experience if you decide to start something part-time.

I could go on and on, but let me end this post by saying that wherever you are, the other side of the grass always looks greener.

So stick with your day job because it pays the bills and be thankful you have one in these times. I know people who would kill to get a job that pays $2000 per month. You're free to try something new in your spare time, but reaching $2000 per month online or through doing odd jobs is something very few actually achieve.
You’re absolutely right. This is how pretty much everyone viewed things until everyone online started talking about entrepreneurship and how if you just work hard you’ll be a millionaire right? For me it’s less about the money and more about how I make it. Also personally, I would rather work as hard as I can and put my all into a business that I truly believe can bring real value to people, and I guess it just comes down to certain things, like do you care about what others think, work ethic, mindset, willing to be humble. How I ended up making the decision is I asked myself, if I tried doing this until I was 80 years old, and was never successful with it, would I still want to do it over having a job? And if the answer is yes, then its worth it.
 

shawnyp

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You’re absolutely right. This is how pretty much everyone viewed things until everyone online started talking about entrepreneurship and how if you just work hard you’ll be a millionaire right? For me it’s less about the money and more about how I make it. Also personally, I would rather work as hard as I can and put my all into a business that I truly believe can bring real value to people, and I guess it just comes down to certain things, like do you care about what others think, work ethic, mindset, willing to be humble. How I ended up making the decision is I asked myself, if I tried doing this until I was 80 years old, and was never successful with it, would I still want to do it over having a job? And if the answer is yes, then its worth it. And sorry, I forgot to mention, I’m very grateful for my current job. It pays well, and the people I work with are very nice, but for reasons that would take too long to go into, I just can’t see myself working more than part-time, or without working toward NOT working there at the same time. It feels like at a job I’m in a box and I can’t be my most productive or give the most value to people, I’m supposed to do a little amount and that’s it. That isn’t fulfillment. I guess what it all comes down to in the end is summed up pretty well by a great quote by Abraham Maslow: "If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.”
 

swerving2sucess

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Thank you for that I think that's how I should start, rather than investing large amounts of time into something with no rewards in the near future like coding, web design etc. It's also more fun and something I know I enjoy doing, unlike learning html. Thank you for your books btw they are the 2 best books on entrepreneurship I have read. I'm getting started on this right now,

I think where im gonna start out is learning how to flip things and build that skill, but I definitely might use that to supplement my income, thanks for the tip !
 

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