I left my high paying job of Rs 80K/month back in the year 2015 without any fear, worry just in pursuit of my happiness and lived 9-5 job free life. I started a journey towards the entrepreneurship which shaped and changed my outlook to live life to its fullest. Everyone can live salary free life as there are many ways to earn money online in India.
You know, how exactly our job is shaping our life, even though it’s easy to live a Happy Life Without a Job in India.
You can live salary free life by earning money online in India and escape the rat race. In most of the cases, our life is driven by our job…
We are running in the RAT RACE of 9-5 job life, paying heavy financial dues and still we are hoping for Financial Freedom.
You will not get any kind of freedom in 9-5 job life, rather you are stuck in the 9-5 job life.
You have to find reasons to leave a job and leave salary free life. Reasons like FREEDOM, Money, etc
Job Life- the Rat Race
I was also in the same situation which you are currently.
I was trapped in 9-5 job life, and not living the life which I don’t want to live, it was just to and fro.
Most of you also in the same situation which I went through earlier like…
- It was a terrible recession back in the year 2008-09 and I was caught in the end part of it.
- I failed in almost 20+ interviews when I was fresher.
- I got the first job after struggling for 8 months…
- I used to work late nights and days in the office.
- More I work more I got overloaded with work.
- I was hoping that my hard work will give me credits and good salary hike next year…..but it was never…
- My organization fired top executives…and so on…..
I got started hating corporate life, noise, those politics and appraisal hopes……
My life was driven by my job.
..that “I” started sucking me up…
After a few years, I finally looked at my inner-self and then asked a few questions like below…which you are also thinking right now but you are not taking any action on it…
- Are we doing a job for a year or over the year?
- Are we financially free to achieve success in life.?
- Where we were before 3-4 years and how much you have achieved to date in a typical 9-5 job.
- What if the recession hit again in the market and we are part of it.
- What will happen if an organization started firing again?
- How to survive if no job?
- What will happen to our family if we don’t have a job?
- How to pay the Home loan, Car loan EMI and other huge monthly expenses.?
I discussed with my friend Darshan on my pain, who used to work late nights in the gaming industry and suffocated more than me……
The even same situation was with my manager; even he has more pressure.
Are Darshan and my manager living life? The answer was NO.
After working for several years in the IT sector, I realized that it’s not the dream job which I was looking for.
But it was the RAT RACE…then I decided to move out of it ASAP, so started looking for some alternatives…
Then I have made a plan to move out of rat race like below 4 quadrants and started working on it.
To get out of the Rat Race of 9-5 job, you need to find a way to cover monthly expenses without active income.
When our passive income is greater than our expenses, that’s when we can say that we are out of the Rat Race of 9-5 job. This is what financial freedom is all about.
You don’t know what will happen next in the FUTURE… rather thinking and worried about it, WHY don’t you think to create some backup in the life…..
I have created the backup and Yes, I got the growth and freedom.
Over the years, I have tried and failed on several business ideas, and now I am running my side business without worrying about Promotion, Leaves, and Salary.
Now I am on the path to becoming my own BOSS.
I emphasize that, grow slowly and daily to live Job free life and live like King.
Be your own BOSS.
The answer is as simple as below but in order to try below solution, you must make it clear that you have to take RISK and action…
Here’s the big secret…
There is a no magical formula to live job free life, salary free life.You have to create backup in the life….
The path to salary free life is also not that much comfortable which you think and to enjoy it. You must ask the below questions before you are planning to escape from a 9-5 job life.
- How can I make an income without my employer? How to start a side business?
- Also, you must think about How do I want my life to look next in the future?
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This post is purely focused on how to start a side business, job free life(salary free life) and how to create a financial backup without worrying about job & salary…
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Business Side- Job free life
This was the biggest turnaround in my life as I have taken the first step towards Entrepreneurship to getting out of the rat race. Over the years I have failed, learn and SUCCESS in the business.
Everyone has a story either good or bad, and that story will be your key to SUCCESS but you must discover and take corrective action towards GROWTH.
I love to tell you about my life-changing entrepreneurship a story.
I ran multiple businesses like below over the years…
Let me break this down for you…
1) Seller at e-commerce portal Flipkart: Started this online selling business on biggest e-commerce portal Flipkart while working at Infosys.
It was a bit difficult for me to manage it while working.
After exploring and underwent training from Flipkart, I started looking for the photoshoot of my products.
I reached several Flipkart tied-up photo studio but the catch here is the product images which they are coating are costlier than the product itself.
I got the rejection of product photo shoots from Flipkart. After spending money on Printer, Flipkart Packing Bags and Products, I decided to drop the idea as I am not getting the success.
Learning -Learned about a business plan, e-commerce & logistics market, dealing with the manufacturer and different vendors, negotiation, etc.
Suggestion – Ideal for a nonworking and working person(if you have human resources) and ready to build an online store.
Money Lost – Approx Rs 9000.[/su_box]
2) Export-Import (EXIM) –
After failing in the previous attempt I have taken professional training on Export-Import(EXIM) of worth Rs 7000 for one full day.
I started exploring further and decided to export KOLHAPURI Chappal (Footwear) to US and Dubai markets.
I called the Manufacturer and Customs house agent(CHA) for the quotation, I got an unexpected quotation.
After calculating money, timing and risk I realized that it’s not a single person business because of the lots of documentation, international rules, procedure & policies.
Its time-consuming business and that was the main constraint for me while working.
I dropped the business idea.
Learning –Export-Import, International trade, Forex, Dealings with the manufacturer and different vendors, Negotiation, etc.
Suggestion -Do it if you have sufficient TIME, MONEY AND BACKUP and RISK taking capability.
Result –Shut down before starting.
Money Lost – Approx Rs 7000.
3) Franchisee of Indiaonline.in(Digital marketing and directory services)
My previous failures never hold me. I kept exploring new opportunities and never look back. This opportunity came to me through the Internet.
It’s an online franchise of digital marketing and website builder for the small entrepreneur.
I did the agreement of worth RS25000 with Indiaonline.in and also built a website(Bought hosting and website builder at around Rs2000 for a year)
After training, I used to chase small shopkeepers to build a website for the digital presence and to register on the portal.
I lost interest as small shopkeepers are not keen on the concept. They are illiterate to handle the internet and happy with the offline market.
I stop spending time and money on it.
Learning – How to identify the market, Local business mindset, Selling skills, Website builder and Web hosting, Dealing with local shopkeepers, etc.
Suggestion – Analyze the customer’s area and market before starting a business. You must have strong selling, negotiation, and people dealing skills.
Result – Lost MONEY and TIME.
Money Lost – Approx Rs 30000
4) Real Estate Franchise(RedCoupon)
It’s a real estate franchise(Channel Partner) selling flats on the behalf of builders.
I left high paying 9-5 job blindly without thinking much,I have taken biggest RISK in the life without thinking much.
I was serious this time as I have time and I am living job-free life.
I have done the agreement of Rs 1.5 Lakhs with the company Franchiser.
I used to do cold calling and pitching customers for a site visit. I realized that real estate is a very dynamic field and its bit difficult to convince someone to buy a house from you even though you have solid USP(Unique Selling Proposition).
I got success in this business, got appreciation from RedCoupon for maximum site visits and 1 sale closure for the month.
I was about to sell 5 more flats but suddenly Govt. Of India announced Note Denomination. The real estate market badly hampered due to it.
Within a single day, my 5 deals got canceled. I tried hard but end customers are not ready to buy flats until the next 6 months.
I spent 9 months in this business and live job free life.
Finally, I decided to move out of this business.
Learnings – Real estate, cold calling & selling, Dealing with the end consumer behavior and persona, Negotiation, etc.
Suggestion – Ideal if you have solid convincing power, selling skills, lots of TIME and MONEY.
Take a risk and don’t quit a job until and unless you have sufficient backup.
Result- Partial Success and Failure. Lost too much TIME, MONEY and Effort.
Money Lost\ Earn –
- Lost – Approx Rs 1.65 Lakhs
- Earn – Commission of 1 deal closure Rs 30000
While working with real estate franchisee I also joined the Certified Digital Marketing Course to strengthen my skills and learn new things. It helped me.
It was Jan-2017, I was planning to start a new online business after gaining knowledge in Digital Marketing and that’s how the idea of Growthfunda evolve.
And a new baby born called as Growthfunda – Growth hacking blog on Business, Technology, Money, Digital Marketing & Hacks.
Due to my previous failures, financial losses, my mom serious illness and the gap of around 9 months I decided to move back to my core IT field. I grab the job offer. Now I am successfully running this side online business while working.
Learnings – Yes, finally I got SUCCESS, but it’s due to FAILURES in my previous attempts.
Other learnings – Digital Marketing, WordPress, Blogging, Online Business, Reading\Writing Skills, Make Money Online, Save Money Online.
Suggestion – Internet is big Ocean, grab as much as a skill you can, Develop reading skills
Result – SUCCESS. Growing Day by Day…
The Solution to Job Free Life- Escape the Rat Race
Now you know what the Rat Race is, and some of the forces that cause us to stay in it. Now let’s move forward and begin discussing how to get out of the rat race
Escaping the Rat Race requires us to buy assets that produce passive income.
This is some extra money coming to us as cash flow from our investments(in terms of efforts, money).
The main asset class helping us to reach out to that goal of getting out of the Rat Race is – Business.
Build side business\income and live job-free life -this is the main solution.
It took me almost 2 years to start my successful online business because. I have started, failed, learned in previous attempts…
You must read my failures and think from today for side business ideas, side income ideas, make money ideas which will give you the job free life(salary free life) and it will be your lifetime backup.
I am here to help you to at every step whatever possible from my side.
You can think of this as the biggest opportunity of the Digital world.
Start with small and grow it later. You can start a blog, sell on e-commerce, run consultancy service, write a book, freelance there are n numbers of side business idea.
People will gladly pay you if your business is value added to them.
How to Live a Happy Life Without a Job in India
My Step by Step Approach to Job Free Life
Step 1- Find you backup
Don’t overthink first identify your business idea by doing some quick research and if suitable go ahead. It may be your hobby, story, passion that can you can turn into business..
Most of the people spending time on overthinking without taking any serious action.
They have fear of losing MONEY, fear of RISK and fear of SOCIETY (What others will think if you start a business and that…blah blah blah….)
Step 2- Identify your niche
It could be your hobby, interest, technical skills or any other things on which you can write and interested.
If you have multiple niches, then sort it out based on demand.
Read some influencers post and try to understand the market
- What kind of niche influencers recommend?
- How much engaging?
- Will it be feasible for you to do?
- Read some review sites?
- Tip– Take the help of Social Media to research on your niche and to identify influencers.
Step 3- Create a business plan
Once you identify a niche move to the next important step of business planning. At the initial level, you may create a draft of the business plan until and unless you finalize it with the niche.
As mentioned in my previous blog post, a business plan is key to the success and footprint of your business. In order to succeed, you have to create both Traditional and Lean business plan.
- Read here –Business Plan: The Definitive Guide
Step 4- Build Website
To create awareness and brand building, you must start a website.
I suggest you build a website on WordPress as its most useful and popular platform worldwide. If you can learn WordPress by own, then it would be great else take help from a professional website development firm.
To help you out I have written below best guide to start a website by own:
Tip– Initially use good best WordPress Theme for Blog to build a website so that you can build it on a budget. I recommend using WordPress Theme GeneratePress (Discounted link) and super fast hosting from A2Hosting (Discounted link) as I’m using both here on Growthfunda.
Step 5- Learn Content Marketing and Digital Marketing
This is a DIGITAL era, and to succeed in the business, you must know either of Content Marketing or Digital Marketing.
Content Marketing\Digital Marketing is important whether you run a blog or any service\product company. You can learn all these things on your weekend as well. As there is hell lots of stuff available online to learn.
- Tip–Engage with digital marketing, social media influencers, and guru. See how marketing guru Neil Patel and Social media expert, keynote speaker Dev Gadhvi generated multistream and millionaire business.
Step 6- Write Catchy Content, Engage and Promote Your Online Business
Yes, Content is KING…
Write long SEO centric blog post articles, a viral article regularly in order to grab the audience.
Engage on social media, ask feedback on your blog post, product, and grab your first reader\customer. This is key to success as you can always learn from customers’ suggestions and ideas as Customer is GOD.
- Tip– Interact with your readers, engage with them, reply to their questions regularly to build transparency.
Here are some tools that will help you Automate and manage your content marketing efforts Publer (Social Media Autoamtion), Plutio(Manage Your Team & Freelancing Work), ActiveCampaign (Email Marketing Tool)
Step 7- Monetize Your Website
If you’re looking at your website as a serious online business and source of income, then you must monetize your website.
Don’t expect fruits early. Money can be built in a single click later while sleeping as well once you have the huge readers and interaction on the website.
- Tip– Don’t talk much about money during the initial days, first you must focus on the content,services\product, and customer.
Step 8- Leave Job
Your wait is Over, leave Rat race of 9-5 job once you start earning some money online from your business which fulfills your need. You will move towards 9-5 job free life and Financial freedom life definitely.
- Tip–Don’t hurry to leave the job, until you have a solid backup and you are satisfied with it.
FAQ About How to Live Without a Job in India and Get rid of 9 to 5 job
Let’s see some of the FAQ that people like you and me asking about how to escape 9-5 job and How to live life without a job. and this post is the answer to all the below questions
The FAQ on living without a job
- How to live without a job in India?
- How to survive without money in India?
- How to live without money or a job?
- How to live life without a job?
- Is it possible to live without a job?
- How can I live without a job or money \ How to survive without a job and no money \ How to survive without a job?
- Is it possible to earn a living without a job?
- How to make a living without a job?
- Is it possible surviving without a job \ how to survive without a job?
- How to survive without a job and no money?
- Can I live without a job?
- How to survive without a salary?
The FAQ on escaping the 9-5 job
- How do I quit my job and live?
- How do you escape the rat race?
- How to get rid of a 9 to 5 job?
- How to escape the 9-5 job?
- How to get out of the 9-5 rat race?
- freedom from 9 to 5?
- How is life after the job?
- How anyone can escape the 9 to 5 life?
- How to live well without a job?
- How to get out of the 9-5 rat race?
- How I can escape 9 to 5 job?
- How to escape the 9-5 trap?
- How to get out of the 9-5 job?
- How to escape corporate life?
- How to leave the rat race?
The FAQ related to life without a job and how to earn money without a job
- What are Passive Income Ideas in India?
- What is the alternative to a 9-5 job?
- How to earn a living without a job?
- Which is the most convincing reason for quitting your 9–5 job?
- Can you get rich working 9-5?
- Job is not everything in life?
- Which is better – Job life vs business life?
Key Note to Job Free Life
Here is the best part that you should not miss.
I gained exposure and learned that there are five basic ways to quit the rat race of 9-5 job and enjoy job-free life(salary free life) –
- Build a backup.
- Build intensive saving and side business.
- Set up a side business.
- Passive income and automate finance.
But in order to achieve this you must have identified the Why, What and Where of the LIFE.
You must be an action taker than the only thinker and must identify your inner skills, potential, and change in the attitude.
Keep learning and gaining new knowledge.
You can try for the meditation, read motivational books, watch motivational videos, attend influencers workshops which will really boost and provide you zest.
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What are you waiting for? If I can build side business then you can too.
You don’t have to continue working at a job you hate for the rest of your life. You don’t have to be trapped in a situation that doesn’t inspire you. The most important thing to escape RAT RACE Of 9-5 job is to create a passive income that is greater than your total monthly bills.
“You just need to take an actions towards Growth rather worryuing about the failures; because failures are the key to success, learning and growth.”
I’d like to hear from guys who have taken the plunge into self-employment or planning to take action.
- What is your approach, business plan, an idea to job-free life? Have you taken any step to freedom?
- Do let me know if you need any query, I will try my level best level to give you direction and help.
- What do you think of generating side business ideas?
Or maybe you have a question about the steps in the process. Let me know in the comments if you got some motivation and burning desire to take action.
Also, if you have the same desire to move out from 9-5 job life, I would love to hear your story and would love to help you, just drop your story in the comments or check my course Side Hustle Beta.
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