One of the best days of my life was when I got to say Adios to my boss for the last time.

It was back in 1996. The last job I ever had…and ever will have was delivering pizzas for Little Caesars in Richmond, Indiana.

I’ve heard people refer to Internet business as hard.

To me, the internet business is not hard. Sure, there are challenges and obstacles.

But hard was delivering pizzas in an old crappy car on icy roads in a blizzard. That’s hard. And something I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

I’ll always remember one of those days…when it came time to cash out at the end of a shift.

How much did I earn in tips? Zero…zilch…nade. Oh, but it was actually worse than that. I had obviously done the math wrong on a delivery and I was short a couple of bucks!

I desperately wanted any way out of that dreadful dead-end job.

So when I came online…and saw even a small amount of money start coming in…I was out of there.

That’s NOT what I’d recommend to you.

It’s dangerous. It’s reckless. But I was young, dumb, and broke. Young is nice, but the other two you can live without.

When someone asks me today about saying goodbye to their boss, I always take the more cautious route…and that’s what I’ll tell you here also.

Work online in your spare time.

Use the money from your job to invest in your business.

I’ve invested in stocks, real estate, and other investments over the years…but no investment has been as valuable as investing in myself and my own business.

Of course, all investments have risks.

And the smart action is to stay in your job until you’re consistently earning more money online than at your job.

That means you don’t quit the first month you beat your income. Instead, you wait until there is a reliable stream of income coming in every month.

Save some money on the side.

If you have 6 to 12 months or more put away, it will be a whole lot easier to have peace about your online business when you run into an obstacle.

That’s what so many of the gurus never talk about. You will have challenges. You may even see a drop in income some months. It’s not always a smooth rise to the top.

Think about your lifestyle, your expenses, and what you need to be comfortable while continuing to grow your business online.

If you’re married, you also want to consult your spouse. You’re in for a world of pain if you aren’t in agreement.

My advice is to sit down, look at the numbers, involve anyone else that’s part of the deal, and make a logical decision about your growth and your ‘safety net.’

Then, once you know the numbers work, enjoy that moment when you can walk up to your boss and say “Goodbye” for the last time.

It’s a feeling like none other.

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Terry Dean
Terry Dean

Terry Dean has been in full-time internet business since 1996 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get started online through his articles and products. He lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife and 2 dogs. Find out more about how his step-by-step courses can help you today.