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You read that right!!!  Today I gave my two week’s notice at work!!!  They won’t need me after this Friday!!!  I’m QUITTING MY DAY JOB!!!  WOOT!!!  YAY!!!  OH HELLS YEAH!!!


Last week, while Mr. BFS and I were in Las Vegas, I was offered a blog manager position that was going to bring in $400 a week as I make extra money from home with even more side jobs.  That has since been changed to half that time, so $200 a week and may only last a couple of months, but it doesn’t matter at all.  It was just the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Mr. BFS and I started talking more about where I stand.

Here’s my current situation:

  • I wanted the online business savings account to be at $10,000.  It is at $8700 and another $500 is currently in Paypal and will be on the way by the end of the week.  I will polish it off with my paid vacation check (I have 7 unused days) from my day job if I need to, but I bet it will be at $10,000 by the end of the month without that help.  🙂
  • We wanted to make sure I could be insured through hubby’s health plan.  I can.
  • I wanted to be making at least $2500 a month consistently and really wanted more than $3000 a month to be on the safe side.  I made $5200 last month, more than $3000 on average over the last 4 months, and have already made more than $3000 this month.

And the biggest reason to quit…

Even if this blog manager position isn’t long-term, I have already hit my targets and can sustain working from home full time.  I also can now take on more advertising clients or staff writing positions through Crystal-For-Hire Blogging Services.  As it stood last week, I was allowing myself three more advertising clients and one more staff writing position and that was it or my brain was going to explode.  Now I will have the time to expand.  I also will be able to put more than a few minutes a week into my eBook and start posting even more about how to make money online, which I think is going to be as popular as BFS within the next year.  I will have the time to run both of my blogging babies!!!

I’ve also already called Meals on Wheels and will be getting scheduled as a driver once my days open up.  🙂


I have three days to work through before hitting that finish line.  Woot, woot!!!

Thank you all for the ton of support I receive from you every day!!!

116 thoughts on “I AM QUITTING!!!”

  1. Echo

    Congratulations Crystal! I think I can speak for the majority of bloggers out there and say that you are definitely living the dream.

  2. 20 and Engaged

    Congratulations Crystal, I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to see all the awesome things you have planned 🙂

  3. Dave @ Money In The 20s

    That is awesome, Crystal! Congratulations for reaching your goal of quitting your day job!

  4. Financial Samurai

    Congrats! This is exactly an example I talk about in today’s post on FS, how so many Yakezie Members are earning well and being able to quit their day jobs!

    Hope you enjoy more freedom!

    Best, Sam

  5. MoneyCone

    Congratulations Crystal and wishing you the very best!

  6. Evan

    I feel like I have watched this transformation – Congrats! This is really fantastic news…

  7. Monevator

    Congratulations! I’ve gone nowhere in the last six months revenue wise, perhaps because I’ve been doing more ‘real world work’.

    I’d love to get back to the old days when I was more in the Yakezie etc. Watch this space! 🙂

  8. cashflowmantra

    That is great news! You are now master of your own destiny.

  9. Ashley @ Money Talks

    AWESOME!!! I’m so excited for you! Yay!!

  10. No Debt MBA

    Congrats! Make sure to use some of that extra time for yourself and Mr. BFS!

  11. Melissa @ BrokeTO

    This is so awesome, Crystal! Congratulations!!

  12. Suba

    AWESOME!!!! Very happy for you!!! Congrats!

  13. Harri @ TotallyMoney

    MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS CRYSTAL! I hope you’ll be celebrating in style this weekend! Looking forward to reading the ebook!

  14. Jeffrey Trull

    Congrats, Crystal! Awesome news!

  15. First Gen American

    That’s amazing amazing news. I’m sure it’ll be great to have that day job monkey off your back. Just goes to show you that if you put the time in, anything is possible.

  16. Travis @DebtChronicles

    It’s truly inspiring to see you achieve your goal of being able to give your full attention to something you obviously love to do. Congratulations….I’ll be hitting the refresh button every 5-10 seconds for the next post at “How I make Money Blogging.” I just checked, nothing new yet.

    Checked again.


    I guess you do still have 3 days left at your other job.


  17. P2PNoob

    Congratulations! That’s awesome! I’m glad you can put all your effort into pursuing something you love.

  18. Shawanda

    Congratulations!!! I love to hear bloggers announce they’re leaving their jobs.

  19. Kylie Ofiu

    Congratulations! How exciting. I am so happy for you. 🙂

  20. Hunter

    Congratulations Crystal!

  21. The $60K Project

    Woohoo!! That is so great! Living vicariously through you right now. You are such an inspiration.

  22. Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey

    Big congrats Crystal! That’s great news!

  23. Laura @ no more spending

    Congratulations Crystal You’ve worked so hard! You go girl!

  24. Mike - Saving Money Today

    Congrats Crystal! I’m so happy for you, you totally deserve it as hard as you have worked.

  25. Dana

    Congratulations Crystal – So happy for you!!!

  26. retirebyforty

    Congratulation! I knew you could do it sooner rather than later!
    Maybe you can set up something like an ad agency to represent many bloggers. It’s difficult to contact advertisers as an individual blogger.

  27. Sustainable PF

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! So happy you met your goal!

  28. Kellen

    Congratulations Crystal! Such an inspiration!
    Good thing you got that desk for your birthday… 😀

  29. Jenna, Adaptu Community Manager

    YAHOO! Congrats Crystal!

  30. The Saved Quarter

    Congratulations!! Happy dance, indeed!

  31. Kay Lynn @ Bucksome Boomer

    Your announcement is so exciting for you and all of the rest of us.


  32. Jeff @ Sustainable life blog

    Congrats crystal – like kay lynn says, you’re an inspiration to the rest of us, and we are all happy for you.
    Enjoy your new found responsibility!
    (Also, if you form a corporation around your blogging, could you share some “how to” posts?”

  33. Money Reasons


    I’m really looking forward to your exciting posts about your new experiences being the ultimate blogging entrepreneur!!!

    I’m very happy and excited for you!!! 🙂

  34. Denise @ The Single Saver

    Congrats, congrats, congrats! And I am going to email you tonight about managing my advertisers….

  35. Nicole


    Of course, now our post on how you hate your job queued up for July 25th is going to seem really out-of-date. I suppose we could swap it out with the July 18th post…

  36. sandy - yesiamcheap

    I was just talking to Money Cone today about work interfering with my blog when he told me that you quit yours! I am very, very happy for you. If my blog could make me about 20% more than I make in my day job (cover taxes) I would be out of here in a heart beat.

    You’re teaching me to be more aggressive with advertisers. Thanks crystal and good luck.

  37. Super Frugalette

    Crystal you have put in so much hard work, it is so nice to see your efforts paying off.

  38. Financial Success for Young Adults

    Go Crystal! I am so excited for you! I know you will make it!

  39. Robert @ The College Investor

    Whoo woo! That is a big step! Congrats!

  40. Squirrelers

    Fantastic! Good for you that you’re going to be doing something you really want to do. Congrats!

  41. Tim @ Faith and Finance

    Congrats Crystal! We’re all very proud of you and excited for your full time venture! So glad you get to do what you’ve been working so hard to achieve!


  42. My University Money

    Awesome, congrats Crystal. I’m sure many of us will still be bugging you for tips on how we can achieve success such as yours. I hope you enjoy your blogging adventures even more now that you can dedicate your full focus to them.

  43. Car Negotiation Coach

    Great news Crystal! Congrats on officially starting your empire…it’s a huge step!

  44. Jackie


    And so, now that you have all this free time, I have an idea for you 😉

  45. Andrea @SoOverDebt

    Congratulations, Crystal!!!! I am so excited for you, yet so incredibly jealous at the same time. I hope someday I can achieve this kind of success! I’m glad you’ll be able to post more at HIMMB because I’m eager to learn more.

  46. Melissa

    Congratulations! I wondered how much longer you could stick to the insane schedule you had. Now you can pursue all options available.

  47. Buck Inspire

    Wow, you’re two months early! Awesome update. Good luck to you, but I’m sure you don’t need it. Feels like I’m in the front row of the new hit musical, Crystal Quits, Crystal Rocks!

  48. Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse

    congrats crystal! that is so fantastic. I agree with echo you are living my dream. I follow your blog religiously and hope to someday boast on my blogging empire 🙂

  49. Andy Hough

    Congrats on becoming a full-time blogger. That is my goal as well.

  50. Spruce Up Your Finances

    Congrats Crystal! I think most of us bloggers have a dream of one day making enough on our venture that would allow us to quit our day time job.

  51. Crystal @ BFS

    Wow. It has been a long day since I wasn’t able to blog from work, lol. Just seeing all of your congrats is amazing!!! You all inspire me!!! I’ll try to answer all of the questions I saw:

    @Travis, check again. 😉

    @retireby40, I have created an ad agency of sorts. Anytime I close a successful deal for me or a client, I then send that advertiser the complete list of all of the blogs I own or run the advertising for. They then usually close some more deals with some of my clients. It’s a low-hassle system for all parties and seems to be working well after this last Google PR bump. Woot!

    @Jeff, I won’t be forming an LLC until I make at least $60,000-$75,000 a year, which I am hoping will be in 2012. 😉 I’ll be sure to share the experience!

    @Denise, I look forward to it!

    @Nicole, I hope the post is nicer than the email made it sound, lol.

    @Jason, pretty sure. 😉

    @Buck Inspire, lol.

    @Brandi, sorry I have not really “met” you sooner! I’ll head on over and fix that.

    Again, thank you everybody for your congrats!!! If I meet you at the conference, I will be sure to shake your hand! If not, I hope I keep you entertained here. 🙂

  52. John Border

    Wow In six months time I am also hoping to get in the home office league.

  53. Glen

    Congrats Crystal! I love how you have grown your site and built up what could be a new career from scratch in a relatively short period of time. So inspirational.

  54. Little House

    That’s awesome! Congrats! I wondered how you handled your day job and were growing your blogging empire at the same time. 😉 I couldn’t fathom how you were finding the time. This will be a great way to further those online companies. 😉

  55. Invest It Wisely

    Sweeet! So cool to see you finally living the dream! There’s no stopping you now. 🙂

  56. BeatingTheIndex

    Fantastic news Crystal!

    The dream of every blogger is being realized by you today.
    Congrats and hopefully my numbers comes up as well one day.

  57. MikeS


  58. Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter

    Congrats Crystal. We are all so happy for you. You really are an inspiration.

  59. Matt

    This is awesome news and extremely inspiring. Cant wait to read about your transition.

  60. Mitch

    Awesome news! Congratulations on doing something we should all aspire to do: Make a living doing what we love! Well done!

  61. Everyday Tips

    Put that home office to work girl! Congratulations, we are all so thrilled for you!

    You are going to love working from home.

    Thanks for inspiring us all!

  62. jana

    congratulations! this is such an inspiration!

  63. Marie at Family Money Values

    Way to go. We all knew you would get there. You have so much enthusiasm and energy in your writing and online ventures, you will go far.

  64. ODWO

    Woooooot! 🙂

    Sometimes opportunities come from the oddest of possibilities, or even chance meetings.
    And as somebody(?) used to say … “Damn the bad luck!” 🙂

    Way to go Crystal! You have a knack for writing.

  65. Khaleef @ KNS Financial


    Crystal, I am soooooooooooooooo happy for you! This is amazing news. We knew that it would happen soon, but you have been able to push that date up over and over.

    I can’t wait to see what you are able to do now!


    We are breaking a major private banking scandal.



  67. Canada Coupons

    Way to go Crystal! So cool to see you finally living the dream.

  68. Paula @ AffordAnything.org

    Congratulations!! That’s awesome … I’m so happy for you! I can’t wait to see what you do when your incredible skills are unleashed on the blogosphere full-time!

  69. Funny about Money

    You DID it!!!!!!!

    Too, too outstanding…congratulations!

  70. Deneil

    Congratulations Crystal! Now there’s one more full-time blogger in the world. 🙂

  71. YAY!! Congratulations!! That is so exciting for you! It’s great to see people getting free from their jobs and making their own income! Keep it up!!

  72. Kevin @ Thousandaire.com

    As one of your advertising clients, I’m happy to hear you’ll have more time to work on my advertising.

    As your online friend, I’m many times more happy that you are following your dream and doing something you love. Congratulations!

  73. Christa

    Congrats!! That is so exciting! Good luck with your “blog empire”!

  74. Amanda L Grossman

    Woohoo!!!!!! Also, congrats on the new blog manager position. Another thing to add to your resume:).

  75. Mark

    Congratulations Crystal!!

  76. Youngandthrifty

    Congratulations crystal!!!!! I am sooooo happy for you!! You are going to take over the Internet world! 😉

  77. sair

    Take this job and shove it! Big congrats to you, nothing like quitting a job to do something you love! I did it last year.

    Sair @ the Truth About Abs blog

  78. Jai Catalano

    This is the best blog ever in more ways than one…

  79. joan

    pretty cooool

  80. Best Heart Monitor

    Awesomeness, congrats on quitting and making cash fulltime online… What was the number 1 most important thing you did to get there (other than sticking with it)

  81. Geny Reviewer

    Dude, awesome. Type in Monster Fail at youtube and you’ll see a pretty funny video about a guy who quit his job with a marching band. O so classic!

  82. B. (Below Her Means)

    I am reading this long after the time you posted it but am new to your blog and LOVED reading this. Gives me so much hope!

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