That’s exactly what happened to me. Almost two years ago, I left my high paying and secure job so that I could blog full-time.
However, let’s rewind a little bit. Before I started full-time blogging and running my online business, I worked as a financial analyst at a small investment/valuation firm.
It wasn’t the greatest job on earth, but it was stable, the income was good, the bonuses were great, and there were benefits. Plus, my employer told me from the very beginning that it would be a “lifer” job, so I knew as long as I kept on improving that I would have a job for a very long time and that one day I would be running the company.
However, that just wasn’t for me.
My job was very stressful yet still extremely boring at the same time (further described below).
Now, most of the above probably makes it sound like I had a great career and that I’m just a complainer. Due to this, I am often asked why I left my “good” job to become a full-time blogger and online business owner.
Some even tell me I’m crazy for blogging as a career. [Read more…]