how to quit your job

How To Quit Your Job in 3 Simple Steps [UPDATED 2/29/2020]

- Updated February 29, 2020

Last Updated on February 29, 2020 by candidcashflow

how to quit your jobDo you hate your job?

I don’t know if I should say “I’m sorry”, or just let you know that I resonate deeply with how that feels…perhaps both.

For the majority of my working life, which spans the last 25 years or so, I have had a plethora of jobs that I absolutely loathed sprinkled with a few that actually weren’t that terrible.

It seems like every time I found something I liked doing, I was laid off, or I was moving, or some such nonsense. The exact opposite has been the case with the jobs I disliked. It was like I was the employee of the month. I couldn’t get fired if I tried. I could probably still be working at most of them if they didn’t absolutely suck the soul right out of me.

The thing was, that I’d tasted enough good jobs to know I could do better, and there was something better out there for me.

If not, I was going to make that for myself.

I’ve had an entrepreneurial spark since I was a teenager, but I wouldn’t say I have a head for business. I have a head for being creative and solving problems.

Now, more than ever, it’s possible to turn that kind of stuff into a living!

So, if you hate your job, you’re going to want to hear what I have to say, so don’t go anywhere!

Let’s Get to the Three Steps on How To Quit Your Job…

…because I can see your wheels turning. You’re thinking there’s got to be more than 3 steps to quitting your job and replacing the income either with a new job or multiple income streams online.

Nope, it’s really just 3 steps. You can make it more complicated if you want to, but it’s not necessary. So, let’s get this out of the way and then we’ll go into a little more detail afterward about how to find some opportunities.

Step 1. Decide what you want to do.

What are your skills? What do you enjoy? What do you have to offer? The first step is to decide what you want to do.

If you’re not sure what you want to do, I’ll be sharing some of the opportunities available to you below.

If you know what you want to do, well, knowing is half the battle.

Step 2. Find opportunities or apply for jobs until you have matched or exceeded your current income.

You know, from the job you hate?

You can do this at whatever pace is comfortable for you. Since you’ll most likely be working on the side in addition to your current job at least for a while, you may experience a period of adjustment. If you’re working a lot, it will most likely be a period of exhaustion.

When I quit my job, I worked the last month of that job while working the first month of my new online position as a social media manager.

Just think how it will all be worth it once you can kiss that horrible place goodbye!

Step 3. Quit your job.quit your job

Once you’ve replaced and/or exceeded your income, there’s no need to work that job anymore. It’s time to resign.

I do suggest that you give notice of your resignation just as you would if you were moving on to a new employer.

I don’t suggest that you take Step 3 prematurely. Be sure that you have fully replaced your income before you tell them to shove it. Otherwise, you will be in for a world of stress and struggle.

That’s it! Three simple steps.

Now that you know how to quit your job and replaced your income, have you decided what you want to do yet? That’s 1/3 of the process that you can knock out right now! If you still don’t know, check out some of these opportunities.

Opportunities Abound!

I started The Candid Cashflow Podcast on this premise. I wanted to share with people all of the opportunities there are out there to create a business for yourself, be your own boss, and create multiple streams of income.

Pretty much every episode has been about the opportunities that are available to almost everyone.

In Episode 2, I talked about 5 ways you can turn your passion into cashflow…which became the tagline of this show…turning your passion into cashflow.

In Episode 4, we talked about 18, count them, 18 ways to create passive income. If you don’t know what passive income is, then you definitely need to check out that episode! It’s going to blow your mind!

In Episode 12, we talked about 5 Amazon business models anyone can start.

The list goes on and on!

Unfortunately, the show archives are split between two sites right now as I’m moving them all here slowly, but surely. Be sure to check for more back episodes.

If you’re just not comfortable striking out on your own, you can still get all the benefits of working from home as an employee with legitimate opportunities. The best way to find these is to go to and sign up for their email list. You’ll start getting daily emails with available jobs right to your inbox. will also send jobs to your inbox.

It may take a little time to nail an opportunity. Just be patient. The thing is, you can still work your “real” job while you are looking!

Each week, we discuss one or more of the many opportunities available. So, if you find that kind of information helpful, please consider subscribing to The Candid Cashflow Podcast. You never know when the next episode could be the opportunity that changes your life!

Brought To You Courtesy of the Internet

All of these opportunities have one very important thing in common.

They are brought to you through the power of the Internet.

I got the Internet at my house in 1997. I was 22 years old. So, I lived half my life without the Internet, and I’m thankful for that.

Sometimes, I think though, “Man, if I’d just had YouTube when I was spending so much time drawing as teenager. Perhaps I could have made a living from my art through the Internet.”

There are kids doing just that right now.

Just today, I saw several kids streaming themselves doing art via Twitch. They had sections where you could commission art from them. Their bios indicated that they were full-time artists. It was amazing.

This opportunity was non-existent 10 years ago.

You’ve heard the term, “starving artist”?

It’s very difficult to make money in art, but people are doing it in a myriad of ways. I’ll eventually bring over the content I created on Twitch, but I’m telling you right now, you should take a look at that platform. It started out as a place to stream gameplay, but people are streaming some of EVERYTHING there these days if it’s SFW (safe for work).

If sitting behind a desk all day isn’t your thing, you can drive for Uber, or do errands on TaskRabbit.

You can even teach courses on anything under the sun.

Whatever your schtick is, there’s a place for you to do it online, and most likely make a little cheddar while you’re at it.

There are people all over the Internet making money from their passions in different ways. Michelle Schroeder-Gardner blogs and travels the land in an RV and make 6 figures PER MONTH doing it.

Bosnian Bill picks locks on YouTube for more than 375,000 subscribers, and I think he still works as a locksmith. He is on the lower end of examples.

If there isn’t a job doing what you do online, then there is a way to share what you do in a way that will still earn revenue.

If neither of these work for the thing you do, then perhaps one of your hobbies or passions will.

There is no reason that anyone in day and age should be working in a job they hate or not be financially free…or on their way in the right direction at least.

That’s a Wrap

If anything you read is of interest to you, you can grab the show notes for this episode of The Candid Cashflow Podcast at

If this helped you know how to quit the job you hate, I’d love to hear from you. I’d love to know what and how you’re doing now!

This content originally appeared on when the corresponding podcast episode was released on April 18, 2018. It has been updated and moved to its new home here at