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pantherius says



I never had a job :|
Not even a paper round?!

What’s a paper round? :)

I’ve started working on Envato & various freelance gigs from high school, continued working through college and now i’m full time here. Don’t take too much freelance either..

You’re lucky, good place in good time. :-)

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tommusrhodus says

When did you decide to quit your job and become a full time author? And how do you deal with relatives asking, “when do you plan to find a real job?”

I was working a full-time job, doing support for an elite author and producing my own items as well.

I decided to quit when I knew for definite that I had my wage covered, not a second before. When I was happy that I had enough income from Envato I made the move :)

As for relatives asking when I’ll get a proper job, they all know how hard I work, and the income I bring in for my family, no-one has ever asked me this question because of that :)

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AbelLangbid says

Same as Ruben, never had a job. I’ve gone straight to TF for work :)



I never had a job :|
Not even a paper round?!

What’s a paper round? :)

I’ve started working on Envato & various freelance gigs from high school, continued working through college and now i’m full time here. Don’t take too much freelance either..

wow! i should have known envato earlier.. i wasted my time playing Wow back then.. lol

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AbelLangbid says


When did you decide to quit your job and become a full time author? And how do you deal with relatives asking, “when do you plan to find a real job?”

I was working a full-time job, doing support for an elite author and producing my own items as well.

I decided to quit when I knew for definite that I had my wage covered, not a second before. When I was happy that I had enough income from Envato I made the move :)

As for relatives asking when I’ll get a proper job, they all know how hard I work, and the income I bring in for my family, no-one has ever asked me this question because of that :)

thanks for your input man! i do have a full time job now, its been 7yrs and im still doing the same stuff, the problem with a job, i am just converting my time with money.. unlike here in envato, its a passive income.. job = work-earn; work-earn while in envato=work-work-earn-earn 100xxxx

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