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DW85014

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So I have been working non-stop at agency focusing on Facebook ads and helping about 70 clients with non-stop zooms and reports and Ad audits and for the 2nd time in short time there I resigned but I am letting this one stick.

Weirdly enough, the evening I put in my 2 weeks I got another job offer. I tentatively accepted it and then later in the week (last week) the owner of the new company (more of a web design/lead gen company) said he hadn't received my background check as of yet. I told him I hadn't yet received the offer letter. I found the finishing step in the background check process ( I passed) and he re-sent the offer letter but it was for slightly less than what we had agreed on over the phone. I replied back to him - first via email and then over text that this wasn't exactly what we had discussed. It's been almost a week with no contact. I also looked at the reviews for the company and they are even worse than the company I am leaving it has 2.3 stars with 2 of the reviews being likely management plants.

In my heart and soul, I really want to build a brand, make much more than I have ever made and get out of this slow lane I'm in. I have enough saved up to survive for a few months without taking on any debt but I know my fiance is nervous and wants me to take another job soon.

I have 4+ years of experience in Facebook ads and have been dabbling in some form of digital marketing for the past 10 years

If you've read this far I have a question for you assuming you've made it to the Fastlane:

What would you do in 30 days that would keep you from joining back to the slow lane and making at least 5K a month and hopefully scaling beyond that in future months?
 
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I think there are some red flags.
The biggest mistakes I made in collaborations that later came to nothing were ignoring the red flags.

Be patient, often when you say no, new opportunities arise.
 

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What would you do in 30 days that would keep you from joining back to the slow lane and making at least 5K a month and hopefully scaling beyond that in future months?

I’ve read this far…

But you may not like what I have to say.

You posted your story and hopefully someone like me enjoying morning coffee waiting for my first bowel movement reads it. Some of us may even reply with “get a job / don’t get a job/ go freelance / don’t go freelance” and back it up with all kinds of reasons. But it won’t be as helpful as you seem to think. You can do better. How?

Change the direction of how you get help. Instead of wanting general forum to start telling you what to do… What if you researched here and found members who are most similar to your situation but a few (good) steps ahead? What if you followed their progress threads and asked them questions there? How helpful would that be?

Why do I say this?

Because entrepreneurs are inventors, problem solvers. What are you doing to invent a solution to your current predicament? Your post is just a typical reaction and a plea for help. It’s not creative because it’s what 99.99% of people in your situation would do!

You asked for advice… that’s my advice. Think of a different way to get what you want. Whatever is obvious is obvious to everyone and isn’t that great.

Good luck.
 

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What would you do in 30 days that would keep you from joining back to the slow lane and making at least 5K a month and hopefully scaling beyond that in future months?
Break my fingers to prevent me typing an application or dialing a phone to apply for a job.

Then I'd pray the insurance pays 5k a month because there's no way to go from zero to 5k MRR in 30 days.

Unless you're Johnny Boy
 
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I’ve read this far…

But you may not like what I have to say.

You posted your story and hopefully someone like me enjoying morning coffee waiting for my first bowel movement reads it. Some of us may even reply with “get a job / don’t get a job/ go freelance / don’t go freelance” and back it up with all kinds of reasons. But it won’t be as helpful as you seem to think. You can do better. How?

Change the direction of how you get help. Instead of wanting general forum to start telling you what to do… What if you researched here and found members who are most similar to your situation but a few (good) steps ahead? What if you followed their progress threads and asked them questions there? How helpful would that be?

Why do I say this?

Because entrepreneurs are inventors, problem solvers. What are you doing to invent a solution to your current predicament? Your post is just a typical reaction and a plea for help. It’s not creative because it’s what 99.99% of people in your situation would do!

You asked for advice… that’s my advice. Think of a different way to get what you want. Whatever is obvious is obvious to everyone and isn’t that great.

Good luck.

This should be a stand alone post. Gold.

Then pull an Andy Black and link it on so many other Help me threads.
 

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This should be a stand alone post. Gold.

Then pull an Andy Black and link it on so many other Help me threads.

This thread prompted me to write this:
 

DW85014

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Hey guys - I just wanted to give a mini-update in case anyone is interested.

A Week into my "Boss Sabbatical" I have acquired 3 clients and I think I have a cold calling structure that should allow me to grab some more.

I've been paid $750 so far and I'm owed about $2300 for my services thus far.

I've also started learning TikTok and have been gaining a few followers -(Carte Blanche Media (@carteblanchemedia) TikTok | Watch Carte Blanche Media's Newest TikTok Videos if anyone wants to check out my main page)

What I need right now is just help guidance on either cold calls/ Sales/ closing. I know I can search through this great forum but if anyone has any shortcuts on who to follow or posts to review - let me know.
 
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