Getting a Job or continue working on Money Making Opportunities Part 1

I used to work as an engineer in a factory. It’s an 8am to 6pm five days work. Right after working 2 weeks, the one and only thing in my mind is that I don’t like this job. After working for more than 8 years I still don’t like this job. Due to the economic downturn, I quit my job after working for couple of factory. It’s not that I don’t want to continue working but the factory seems to unable to last long. Either the factory closed down for good or they just swift their investment to China. Ever since then I never get a job but keep on blogging and working on my money making opportunities.

Once in a while my parents or my friends will ask when I will go back to work. It just doesn’t seem right for them if a person is jobless. Well, honestly I do think about the same question all the time. “Do I go back to my old job as an engineer in the factory or I continue to work on my money making opportunities?” Frankly speaking, no matter how many times I go through this question, it always ends up with the same answer. I’ll think of going back to work as an engineer at the beginning because I’ll get stable income right from the moment that I’m employed. But then when I think back the 8 years that I’ve been through and I’m still end up as where I am now, I realize that it might not be a good idea. Later on my mind began to fill with reasons not to get a job or go back as an engineer. Here’s the list of reasons:

Trading time for money

Having a job basically means trading your time for money. How much you are worth depends on your education and experience. At the beginning you will be judge by your education level. Once you’ve cross the starting line, that education certificate basically is useless. After that you’ll be judge base on your experience and your work achievement. Now let’s calculate how much you can earn base on your current salary. Take for example if you’re paid $2000 per month as an engineer. How much do you think you’ll earn after 5 or 10 years? If the company gives you a raise of 5% each year, how much will you earn by then? After 5 years your salary will become around $2500. After 10 years your salary will become around $3200. What do you think the amount of salary you’ll get right before you retired? If you do the math, you’ll find that your salary will be around $5000 only. Plus the higher salary you get, the more time you’ll be trading for that salary. That includes your personal time during Saturday and Sunday.

Basically you can see clearly what kind of life style you’ll have if you get a job. If you’re not satisfied with it, you won’t be enjoying your work. No doubt trying to build an income online can be difficult at the beginning. There are lots to learn, test, try and of cause sacrifice. The question is does it worth it? Let’s just compare using 5 years time. If you get a job and work for 5 years, you might end up with $2500 per month. If you use 5 years time to make money online and trying out money making opportunities, do you think you can earn more than $2500 per month?

P/S: I’ll leave that for you to think about it for now. I’ll get back to this topic on part 2 later.

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One Response to “Getting a Job or continue working on Money Making Opportunities Part 1”

  1. Todd says:

    I have to say your blog is making me think… the Trading time for money has really hit home. I need to go back and read more of your useful information.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.