151: How to Quit Your Job in 6 Months

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Can you see yourself walking away from your day job in the next 6 months?

In 2013, Amanda Abella decided to start taking her side hustle (freelance writing and coaching) seriously so she could make that glorious exit. Six short months later, she was free.

How’d it happen? Well that’s what this week’s conversation is all about.

We get into her shifting attitudes toward her work, getting her financial house in order, putting herself out there, and ultimately making sales.

Amanda had to make some “conscious choices” (not sacrifices) and put some serious hustle into accelerating her business in such a short time, but I think it’s an inspiring story on what you can accomplish when you REALLY want to.

Amanda writes at AmandaAbella.com and is also the author of Make Money Your Honey: A Spirited Entrepreneur’s Guide to Having a Love Affair with Work and Money.

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  • How Amanda’s “just for fun” blog helped her land her first clients AND her job.
  • Why you may need to earn LESS than you think to break free of your 9-5.
  • The marketing channels Amanda found most effective.
  • Her not-so-revolutionary sales strategy that made a huge difference.
  • Amanda’s #1 tip for Side Hustle Nation.


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Click here to download Amanda’s top tips for turning your side hustle into your main hustle.

8 thoughts on “151: How to Quit Your Job in 6 Months”

  1. Hey Amanda,
    Nice story. Im almost there! Curious, what did you mean when you said, “My boss wouldn’t let me”? as referring to leaving the job.

    What kind of events were you going to? I’ve been trying to find a “real life” group in NY of online business people (talking to my friends doesn’t work lol) but don’t know where to look.


  2. I was disappointed very early in this podcast when she says I was making $300 per month writing and “then I became a coach”. And she hired a coach to help her be a coach? It’s illogical that the demand for her to become a business coach was so great. I get frustrated with podcasts are filled with advice from people who are essentially unqualified coaches. It is apparent that coaching is more profitable than doing.

    • Hi Scott, part of the demand from coaching was because I worked in small business that recruited for Fortune 500 companies for a few years before making the leap. I was initially doing career coaching at the time instead of focusing on business. We didn’t get that into it in the podcast but the requests started coming in as a result of my experience getting people hired and building a very visible blog. The business coaching came later when I was making more money writing and people wanted to do the same. Hope this clarifies things :)

  3. Nice story, but I left this episode without any actionable steps to take. Start a blog, hire a coach, do freelance writing and coaching and get busy. Nothing new or insightful for me. But happy for her success.

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