Leaving a 6-figure salary to work on Embarque

Until today, I was earning $13-14K per month since Feb 2020 from my full-time job and freelancing as a marketing strategist.

Yesterday, I submitted my final freelancing project.

Today, I'll be working full-time on Embarque, an agency for productized SEO content marketing services that earns $6k in monthly revenue (http://embarque.io/).

Salary cut: temporary

Building something that I love and own: priceless

I've never felt so sure of my decision.

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    Do you mean a 6 figure salary?

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      Yeah, I suggest updating the title ;)

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      Hahah yeah oops amended. Wanted to put monthly, but the character limit didn't allow it, and somehow forgot to edit the whole thing. That's what you get for multitasking smh. 😂

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    Congratulations on choosing to work how you wanted and best wishes for the future. I am sure you'll be earning the same amount and even more in no time.

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      Super nice! Thanks, again for your comment, Dinesh!

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    Suggestion for your service (coming from a founder who would be interested in your services) - offer a free consultation call. I personally can't put my card down for a service like this without speaking with you personally and get a feeling for your past experience and strategy.

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      Yep! Cheers for the feedback. You're right :).

      We'll be adding that a consultation button next to the subscribe one. If you want, always down for an email: [email protected].

      Thanks again!

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    Congrats wish you all the best and good luck! Exciting times ahead, I also left my job without a salary working on my own products and so far my work-happiness levels are way higher :D Keep it up!

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      Yesssssss, wishing you the very best, Jim! NH has a flourishing entrepreneurship scene!

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    Congrats Julian! Temp pay cut is definitely worth building a product you own and enjoy.

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      Yeah, gradually quitting all freelancing obligations has made me generally a lot less anxious. I never realised how unhappy I was haha.

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    Massive congrats, the best decision!!

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    Best of luck! Don't know your background but esp. if you are still young-ish, go for it as this decision won't get easier with age.
    I am considering leaving my corporate career with a 6-figure salary and perks after 20 years, mortgage just paid off and with some investments. I do have a side business making ~$10k/month for some years but it still feels risky as there won't be a way back in a few years.

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    Congratz Julian !

    I'm wondering... how do you aquire your customers ? SEO ? Other sources as well ?
    Because I don't see tons of backlinks or good ranking for this website, so I'm really curious.

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      Haha great question! To be honest, I haven't had the time to do proper SEO work on my own website because I have so many client projects to finish. But to answer your question:

      1. We get most of our clients through community engagement (e.g. being here) and word-of-mouth referrals.
      2. Past work. I'm going to be working on samples page this weekend!

      That said, I do want to use SEO as a growth channel and looking to hire great SEO writers for our blog. I just need to find the time in-between client work.

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    Where did you get the customers from ? What have you used as marketing channels ?

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    Julian, this is a great milesone and looking forward to following your journey.

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      can't wait to share my learnings <3

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    Great news Ignacio! Keep it pumping!

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    Congrats! All the best :-)

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    Good luck! I haven't yet left my six figure salary, but that day isn't far.

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      Hahahaha, I don't think I took a risk, because I live fairly frugally. Good luck!!!

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      Thank you so much!!!!! Fingers crossed!

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    Exciting times! All the best!

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      thank youuuuuu

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    Cool website, who did it?

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    Congratulations and Good luck!!

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      Thank you so much! I'll need all the luck i can get.

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      yusssss go us <3333

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      I think its;s a Ship Steering wheel (if thats what theyre called.)

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      Hahaha you're right. The logo was kind of an afterthought. We wanted something quick to ship :).

      But thanks for the 101! We'll take that into consideration.

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