Like most millennials working online I try to keep up to date with what’s trending and when I saw #QuitYourJobInFiveWords on Twitter I got pretty excited.

I mean, here at Teachable we’re all about kicking the 9-5 to the curb and taking control of your own life by starting your own online business.

People’s tweets varied from serious to silly, but one thing was for sure: There are a ton of people out there ready to kick their job to the curb. If you quit your job in five words and don’t know what your next step is: let me help.

Signs it’s time to quit

Clinging on to a job you hate because you don’t know what your next step is? That’s no way to live your life.

If you’ve been displaying any of these behaviors it might be time to figure out the next step for yourself:

  • You’re living for the weekend every single week. Your work isn’t fun anymore, and you dread mondays the same way you dread the dentist’s office.
  • You can’t shake the feeling that you were meant to do something more. Sure, your job is OK and fine but is it really fulfilling you? Are you doing something you’re passionate about or are you just going through the motions? If you feel like you’re in the wrong place it’s probably because you are.
  • You’re ready for adventure. You and your 9-5 had a great run, lot’s of laughs and maybe a few tears here and there but you’re ready to shake the monotony and do something different. Book a one way ticket and start your own biz. Do something crazy
  • The only thing keeping you at your job is the money. There are a million ways to make money, and if money is the only thing your job has to offer it’s time to move on. You can make money teaching what you love and spending your days as you wish. That sure beats the daily grind, 7 am alarm and rush hour traffic.
  • You’ve been dreaming of being your own boss but don’t know where to start. It’s time to take control, baby! You don’t know how yet but just stick around and let me show you the ropes.

So you quit. What’s your next step?

No need to start combing through newspapers looking for a new 9-5, because it’s time you start your own biz. No joke.

No you don’t need to be some sort of business mastermind or have years of experience under your belt. You’ve already got everything you need to create a course based business.

Learn from the best

There is no need for you to have a fancy degree or a ton of business experience to start your own profitable venture. We’ve seen people do it over and over again starting from scratch.

In fact, every week we round up the best online blog posts and articles that can teach you to run your business in our newsletter, Make Change Weekly.

Make Change Weekly features one lead Change Maker who has done what we all want to do and quit their 9-5 in lieu of being their own boss and making their own rules (#goals).

We share an exclusive interview with the featured change maker and get into the nitty gritty of how they started their businesses and found success.

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In addition to the featured change maker we also include 10 articles from the best online entrepreneurs around offering advice, wisdom and major inspiration.

As if that isn’t enough there are also freebies from our Change Makers every week. We’ve had anything from free courses to email series and strategy documents. These resources are pure gold.

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Figuring out your business model

After you’ve gotten advice and inspo from Make Change, it’s time to come up with a plan all your own. Of course, we recommend going with online courses.

Online course are the number one way to make money online and we can prove it. With our average profitable instructor making at least $5000 on their launch (and many making significantly more!) online courses are far more profitable than blogging or selling ebooks.

Online courses are a high-value and evergreen asset meaning that you create the course once and can then sell it at a premium price for years to come, making updates when needed.

Furthermore - you can create an online course on any topic - we’ve seen everything from Pinterest to to broga (bro yoga).

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So no matter what your niche is or what you’re good at there is a place for you in the world of online course.

The average amount of time between signup and first sale is 67 days, though you can create a course in far less time than that if you’re working with purpose.

The time is now

If you just quit your job, or are thinking about it. Know that we’re all cheering you on. You can can check out the Teachable Blog and Make Change Weekly to figure out your next steps, and remember we are always happy to help!

Leave us a comment in the post or tweet us @Teachable if you have any course related questions. We have your back!

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Morgan Timm

Written by Morgan Timm

Morgan Timm is a content marketer at Teachable with a background in blogging and social media. She runs Mostly Morgan, a lifestyle blog with over 4 million lifetime page views, and she recently started a blogging and business site,