003: How To Quit Your Day Job and Make A Full-Time Living Flipping (5 Steps)
Is it possible to use flipping to replace your boring, soul-crushing full-time job?
Can you really ditch the 9 to 5, be your own boss and do flipping full-time?
If yes, how do you get started?
In this episode you’ll discover the 5 Steps you must take to quit your full-time job and making money flipping full time.
You can finally use flipping to make money online and replace your full-time job… but only if you follow these 5 steps.
“You want to get to a point where you literally are just a natural at flipping. You barely have to think about it and you’re making $2,000 or $3,000 a month.”
“There’s no greater feeling than making a decision and quitting your job yourself.” “
You have to get even better. What does that require? Information and experience. You need the right knowledge so you can keep practicing it — so that your subconscious mind just completely gets immersed in it. And your subconscious just acts on its own like a machine — making you money.”
“Just like your heart is constantly beating without you consciously doing it. It’s just doing it on its own. You want to get to that level with flipping so that you’re just a master. You want to get good at every aspect, so finding deals, knowing how to quickly determine value on something, knowing how to write ads that sell like crazy, knowing how to take photos that sell, how to use words in your ads that just completely compel people to call you and want to buy your items — despite being higher priced than others.”
“You finally make the decision from a place of power. You make the decision from a place of confidence and power, where you’re not doing it reactively. You’re doing it proactively.”
“When I say, take the jump of quitting your job… by the time you reach Step #5, it’s not even gonna be a matter of “taking a jump”. It’s not gonna be a matter of making a scary decision. It’s not gonna be any of that. Why? Because by the time you get to Step #5, you’ve reached a level of confidence. You’ve reached the level of confidence where it’s going to be easy.”
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Full Episode Transcript
What is up, guys, this is A.J. here, The Flipping Ninja. I have a killer podcast for you today. It has to do with using flipping as a vehicle to replace your full time job.
So if you want to find out how to use flipping to replace you’re a full time job and do it the right way. This podcast is going to break it down for you into five steps.
So I’ve come up with five steps for you to follow that you can use to use flipping as a vehicle to replace your full time job. So maybe you’re someone listening to this who you know, works a full time job or even a part time job. Maybe you’re like, Oh, man, this sucks. I’m miserable here. I want to find something on the side and eventually quit. Hopefully, maybe you’re someone who works a job already, and you love your job and you’re just looking for some side cash, you know, cash on the side. And that this This will also help you become more successful as well. So there’s five steps. There’s five steps that I use that I would tell someone who wants to replace their full time job.
With flipping and do it successfully do it successfully and do it the right way. Okay, so step number one. The first step is keeping your job. That’s right. I know how tempting it is if you’re working at a job and you, you know, you dread going in every morning and you’re just like, Oh, my God, This sucks. I want to try something else. I’ve heard about flipping, and I heard how profitable it is. And I heard how easy and simple it is. And those things are all true. So you might be tempted to jump to take the plunge. Okay, Don’t jump. Yes, Okay. So keep in mind, the name of this podcast is how to use flipping to replace your full time job and do it the right way. Okay, now the right way. Maybe you know the definition of the right way could be different for you.
So I’m kind of generalizing because it’s not that one way is right in one way is wrong. It’s I guess I should rephrase and say how to use flipping to replace your full time job the safe way, because the truth is for some people, you know pressure is good. So, for example, if you’re working at a job right now, like I said, the first step is to keep your job. You know, you want to get good first and you want to keep your job while you get good first and make sure that you’re going to be successful. You want to secure your success. Basically, you want to secure the fact that you’re going to be able to make money flipping, you know, once you quit your job. So for some people pressure, you know the pressure of just jumping in, just jumping and quitting your job and just trying, to have at it trying to take a risk, that pressure, that chaos for some people, that is.
You know, good. You know, pressure for some people. There’s so with thing with pressure is there’s a dark side to pressure and there’s a bright side to pressure, right? So for some people, when they’re under pressure, they totally get into peak performance, right? For some people, when they’re under pressure, pressure, they prefer that they like being under pressure because it pushes them. But for a lot of other people, they don’t like pressure. They have to be. You know, they have to make sure that this is going to work. They want to feel secure, they want to feel safe about it.
And they just feel that, you know, they want to be smart about it. They want to make sure they’re successful. They don’t want to start something and then fail and then, you know, feel bad about it. So it’s not that, you know, neither is right or wrong. It’s more. What is your personality type, right? So for me, for example, I perform well under chaos, So, like when everything is, you know, going crazy all around me, and there’s all this pressure and chaos and everything is just, you know, set on fire all around me. I actually perform really well because it kind of gives me this This push in this edge, that kind of like this nudge that just forces me to act and do things that are, you know, may take a little longer. Otherwise, there may be a little harder otherwise. So, personally, I perform well under chaos. Others don’t. You know, some people don’t like that.
That’s totally fine. But like I said, the first step either way, whether you’re a risk taker or you perform while under chaos or not, or you want to do it the safe way, the first step.
To using flipping to replace your full time job is to keep your job. Okay, you want to keep it? Because why I’ll go into Why, Okay, so that’s the first step. The second step. Step number two to using flipping as a vehicle to, uh, replacing your full time job is start doing it on the side. Okay, start getting involved and flipping and buying and buying and reselling, you know, learn it and jump in, you know, jump into learning it and doing it.
You know, after work on the weekends, etc. So start dipping your toes. And even if it’s just a tiny bit, even if it’s just a tiny bit, you know, small steps you want to just jump in and start doing it bit by bit. Okay? You know, you always hear that. You always hear people say, how do you eat an elephant? Right? One bite at a time. Right? So, inch by inch, everything is a cinch. Okay, remember that. So you want to start small? You want to start doing it outside of your full time job and start getting momentum. Okay. Start getting momentum. Start making actual money. I don’t care If it’s five dollars, you just made off your first baby flip. Or like tiny flip. I don’t care if it’s a small amount of profit or if it’s just like, you know, super lame and small.
That is a matter is not lame and small. The key is that momentum. You want to start that momentum going, you want to start actually making money? Okay, you want to start actually making money and, uh, starting small on the side? The reason for all this is that it’s not about the money right now. So when you’re still working your, your full time job, it’s not about when you start flipping on the side. It’s not about the money as much as it is about something that’s a million times more critical and priceless. What is that? It’s when you start on the side. You’re actually learning in developing other business and entrepreneurial skills like discipline, ambition, time management, energy. You know, these skill sets that you’re going to develop and learn when you start that you need to be successful with flipping. These are the skill sets and traits that will make you a machine, and to make you have a successful business.
OK, without those entrepreneurial business skills and traits and personal development skills, you know, things like time management doing things, whether you feel like it or not, without those traits you lose. I don’t care if you’re the best Flipper buyer and reseller in the whole world. In the whole world, if you don’t have those traits, you just simply won’t last long. You know, you could You could do it a couple times, whenever make you know, a couple thousand dollars, couple hundred dollars, which is cool, but it’s not going to be sustainable. Now, keep in mind, we’re talking about replacing your full time job. So we’re not talking about this as just a side hustle of just, you know, using flipping as, ah vehicle to replace your using flipping as a vehicle to make money on the side. This podcast episode specifically is about using flipping to replace your full time job. Totally replace it. So that means the money you’re making from your job right now you have to start making with flipping so that you can quit.
Okay and to do that, it’s not as easy as just having, you know, one off flips here and there you have to have these, you know, develop these skills sets so that you could keep going so that you can stay successful. You know, it kind of reminds me of the whole everyone wants to. Everyone wants to be their own boss, right? Everyone says that it’s like, Oh, I want to be my own boss and just, you know, do what I want when I want the funny thing the truth about the whole be your own boss idea is that.
Probably ninety percent of people if you were to take ninety percent of people if you were to take them, literally put them in a position where they actually are their own boss. Because that’s what they wanted, right? Like I want to be my own boss. That’ll be awesome. I’ll do so well if ninety percent of people if you put them in a position where their own boss, do you know what’s going on.
What’s going to happen is this the first few days is going to be freaking epic. You’ve got freedom. You’ve got total control every time you’ve got You know it’s awesome. First few weeks, you know, weeks will pass. It’s still going to be awesome, but what’s going to happen?
So here’s the thing. Those people who want to be their own boss if you were to put them in a position where there is their own boss, most people will only last a few weeks before they will realize what it actually takes to be your own boss. And it’s not pleasant. I mean people, you know, there are obviously there. It’s awesome. They’re pros to it but they don’t realize that there’s so much to being your own boss. They’re obsessed with the dream and fantasy of the freedom and all the goods. Good things about it.
But they’re totally blindsided too. The other things that you need, for example. And you know those air things like the traits that I’m explaining to you right now that you have to develop on the side while you’re still working your full time job. Like, you know, discipline, ambition, time management skills. Uh, you know, energy management and, you know, wait, basically, how to think, right? So most people who claim that they wanted you know they’re on boss. If you actually make them their own boss, they will be miserable. And they’ll be like, please take me back. I hate. I hate this. Just take me back to where I was.
That’s the whole, you know, that’s the whole deal with that’s the reason you want to start on this side because you want to first build those skills and it might take a while It might take. You know, it might take months, years, even right. It might take a while to develop those things, but you want to start building them now.
So that you can eventually be able to quit your full time job and have a sustainable flipping, you know, buying and reselling business that actually works. That actually serves you so that you can actually enjoy the freedom of being your own boss, right?
You want to make sure those traits our natural to you. Okay, you want to build them and get to a point where they’re just part of your subconscious mind. You don’t even have to think about them. You don’t even have to think they’re just completely natural to you. And here’s the other thing developing those traits. Those entrepreneurial business traits will blow up and 10x Your whole life it’s going to serve you and benefit you in every other part of your life. You know, beyond your wildest dreams. Okay, so that’s step number two. Start doing it on the side. So Step number one. Keep your job. Step number two. Start doing it on the side. Jump in and start small. Start building that momentum of flipping things and learning. Shauna, Learn and gain as much information as possible. Okay? And you want to keep doing that. Got it.
So step number three.
Is track your progress, Okay? You need to track your profits, your losses, how much money you’re making you need. You need a system or you need a napper. You need to track your progress somehow so that you know how much you’re making. You know what the hell is going on? I mean, if you’re flipping things and you don’t know how much you’re making and how much time you’re spending on it, how are you ever going to you know no, or be in a position where you can replace your full time job if you don’t even know how much you make right? I mean, it sounds like it’s common sense, but common sense isn’t so common these days. Okay, so you need to track your progress. Okay?
I part of the flipping Ninja blueprint masterclass part of the flipping Ninja Blueprint. There’s a flipping ninja profits and tracking app that I have that completely does all that for you. It’s literally a system that tracks your whole business. That so that you can literally see its color coded your profits. How much you’re making, you know, once you’re able to visually see that you can start saying Okay, shoot. I’m actually making five hundred dollars a week flipping things.
That’s two thousand dollars a month. That’s not bad. Well, I actually have an income now. I actually created an income from flipping, and that’s the key. You don’t look, if you don’t want to just use flipping. Don’t look at flipping as just a side hustle to make money on the side. Look at it. Start. Look, you have to start looking at it as an income, okay?
You’re creating an income and the tracking app, or, you know, basically tracking your profits is what will allow you to actually see how much of an income you’re now making. So it’s not just money anymore, but an income. I mean, you have money coming in, right? So that’s the next thing you want to start tracking your how much money you’re making?
Step number four is getting good. Okay, get better. You want to keep Skilling up?
Okay? Get even better than you were when you first started in step two.
You just want to keep going out. Keep scaling up. Keep gathering information.
You want to get to a point where you literally are just a natural at flipping. You barely have to think about it and you’re making two thousand three thousand dollars a month. Okay, you want to get even better. And what does that require? Information, information and experience. You need the right knowledge so that you can keep practicing it so that your subconscious just completely and gets immersed in it.
And your subconscious just acts on its own like a machine. You know, just like your heart is constantly beating without you consciously doing it. It’s just doing it on its own. You want to get to that level with flipping so that you’re just you’re just a master at it, okay? You want to get good at every aspect of flipping, so finding good deals, you know, knowing how to quickly determined value on something right, knowing how to write ads that sell like crazy, knowing how to take photos that sell, how to use words in your ads that just completely compel people to call you and want to buy your items. Despite being a higher price than others posted, right?
How to sell in post in items where to post. I don’t how to find items. Where do you find stuff? Right. So step number 4 is you just want to get freaking better. You want to become a master before you quit your full time job. Okay? Where you You basically want to have? The Midas touch where everything you touch turns to gold. You basically want to become a virtual ATM machine. Okay? Where you can literally generate money almost on demand. Because you’re that good. You know how to create money.
You know how to do this? You know this business; you want to make it your own. So that’s step number four. You want to get just, just simply want to get really good at it and skill up. That requires knowledge, training, you know, experienced practice, all that good stuff. Last step, step number five is simply you just do it. You just take the jump. Now, here’s the thing.
When I say, take the jump of quitting your job by the time you reach step number five, it’s not even going to feel it’s not even going to be a matter of taking a jump, It’s not going to be a matter of making a scary decision. It’s not going to be any of that.
Why? Because by the time you had step number five, you’ve reached a level of confidence. You’ve reached the level of confidence where it’s going to be easy.
Okay, It’s not. It’s not even a matter of Oh, shoot. This is scary. I’m going to take, you know, I’m going to try this and see what happens when you when you’re at step number five, you’ve reached the level of confidence where first of all, you’re making, two thousand three thousand four thousand dollars a month easily flipping on the side.
And it’s not even, you know, you don’t even think about it, right? You’re so confident at this point. So step number five is You do it. You quit your job and you flip things full time and you enjoy the freedom that comes with it. Okay? And let me just top this off. Let me just give you just to give you a glimpse of the why this five step process is one of the best ways of doing it for most people. Okay, so here’s the thing.
You’ve reached the point where you’re making two three four, five thousand dollars a month flipping on your spare time while you’re working a full time job.
Think about this. Your full time job is forty hours, eight hours a day. You work at your job.
You’ve been doing this completely on the side on your spare time with a couple hours here and there. You’ve been doing this with a few hours here and there. You know, doing it on the weekends.
Now, the moment you quit, you’ve Suddenly I have been given forty hours of your time back per week that you could use to do whatever you want. So that means eight hours a day. So you’ve been working forty hours per week at your job. This is almost think of it as your reward, your reward for getting to Step five.
And getting really good at flipping and making money, buying and reselling things that marketing and developing all these traits that we talked about because you did that.
Now your reward is you’ve given forty hours back to you to use for whatever you want. So if you’ve been making that much money with, let’s say, you know ten to fifteen hours per week, how much can you make with forty hours per week? How much can you make with forty or fifty hours per week? Do you guys see how flipping is such a versatile and flexible and powerful skill set? And more the best side hustles, to learn and get really good at and start. You guys see that because you’re no longer in a trade, your time for dollars’ world. The moment you get into flipping, buying and reselling, you’re suddenly in a profits in marketing world. They’re two different worlds, two different realities. OK, most people you know who.
Start side hustles. You know, there’s a lot of people who do uber. For example, they drive uber on, you know, in their spare time for extra cash. But what’s the problem with uber?
Can anyone think of the problem with Uber? Okay, the problem with uber is that you’re still in a trading your time for dollars world. And that’s not a profitable world to be in. That’s not a profitable world, both money wise and time wise. I mean, you’re basically trading your time. You’re trading your time for scraps. Okay? You’re trading your time, which you can’t get back. See money. You know you, you can, make lots of money. You can lose lots of money. You can always make it back. Okay. If you lose money, you can always make that money back. It comes and goes. But time, guys, time. Once time, once your time is gone, you could never get that back so that my question to you is would you rather operate.
In a trade your time for scraps world trading your hours for scraps world? Or would you rather operate in a profits and marketing world? Ah, profits and marketing world where time it’s not about time. It’s not about time. It’s about skill. Set. It’s about profits. It’s about marketing. Okay, Two different worlds. You know, a lot of people who get into flipping They’ll make more in an hour, then ah, heart surgeon will make I mean, sometimes you’ll find something cool for, you know, fifty bucks, for example, You’ll turn around and sell it for fifteen hundred dollars. Okay. And the whole thing it took you Let’s say it took you sixty minutes to do the whole thing to find the item, you know, take it home. Posted up for sale. Take pictures, right? The ad. You know, basic stuff. Let’s say it’s okay. One hour.
You just made over fourteen hundred dollars in sixty minutes of your time. I mean, how can uber or how can any other side hustle off for that? How would that be possible? Right. Do you guys see where I’m going with this? So there you go. There you have it. The five steps to replacing your full time job with flipping step number one. Keep your job. Step number to start doing it on the side. Get really good at it. You know, start small step number three. Track your progress. Track your success and track how much money you’re making. Step number four Get even better. Become a master. Become an expert, become a flipping Ninja Step number five.
You just made of confidence. You just do it. You just quit. You make the decision from a place of power. You make the decision from a place of confidence and power where you’re not doing it reactively. You’re doing it proactively.
There’s no greater feeling than making a decision and quitting your job yourself until next time. And remember, you always just one flip away from freedom. So you guys, this has been the flipping ninja podcast from the crew at the flipping ninja dot com.
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