Holy balls, I quit my job.

Shane Labs October 19, 2015 4

Yup, you read that title correctly, I QUIT MY FULL TIME JOB.


Before I get into that, let me first apologize – I’ve been super absent lately. My last post was over 3 months ago. My last profit report 4 months ago. Most of you know I’ve been juggling starting a family, selling and buying a new home, a cross-state move, and running my side projects. Which left me zero time to update you all on how I’m doing.

The good news is that this is all going to change.

Long story short: I quit my stable job of almost 6 years to go freelance. Yes, I know – risky. But life’s too short to be bored and I was ready for a change. I had reached the top at my previous company and was itching for some new challenges.

Having a new mortgage and being the sole provider in the family made this decision tough, but I did it having already lined up a freelance contract that would provide for a majority of my income.

What does this mean?

This means a few very important things:

  1. I need to crank. Now that I don’t have 100% secure income I need to make sure my side projects supplement this. This sounds scary, but I’m actually hoping it’s the kick in the pants I need to get things in gear.
  2. I have more time to work on side projects. Instead of 2-3 hours per month, I now have about 15 hours per week. This should allow me to finally finish and really bring to life my side projects.
  3. I have more time to put into this blog. Instead of a post every month, I’m hoping to put out a post at least once a week. There’s tons of articles I’m dying to write and share with you all. Get ready.

So the time is now for me to make my side projects successful. I need to make an additional $2,000 per month in order to maintain our current standard of living. I have a few months of reserves I can go through before I need it, but my side income will soon become part of my main income.

It’s go time!

If you’ve been in this situation before, send me some tips that have helped you (and I’ll share with everyone). If you haven’t, then wish me luck, and hold on for the ride!!!

PS – Past due profit reports are on the way…


  1. Cristian N October 19, 2015 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    Good for you man! And best of luck. I’ve been on your list for a while now and it was always interesting to read about your side projects. I will definitely be looking forward to reading about your next exploits

    • Shane Labs October 20, 2015 at 8:30 am - Reply

      Thanks, Cristian! I appreciate the luck and am excited to update you on everything in the future 🙂

  2. Cristian N November 4, 2015 at 3:10 am - Reply

    Dude, I just saw AmpedSense on wplift.com – congrats ! Maybe more will pick it up. I hope you will share on your next report how it affected the sales.

    • Shane Labs November 4, 2015 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Yup! I’m pretty excited about it too, and will definitely post numbers after the dust settles. How cool that you noticed!

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