Making great money in my job but hate it

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Landed a really good remote job earning 70k eur a year at 24, excellent benefits, etc but I hate it. I thought earning more money would make me happier but what I want is my freedom and to be my own boss and have my own source of income.

The career path is great too and I could be looking at earning over 100k salary within a few years but what's the point if I hate my job?

I have a website that earns a couple of hundred a month and started a bigger one now and seeing great results so far. I'll keep working on them and see where it takes me, ideally this would be my main source of income.

I feel like I'd be stupid to leave this and I don't know what else I'd do so I'll stick it out for now. Anyone else been in a similar position?

I know I'm super lucky to be in this position and I'm grateful for it but I still feel shit about it lol
 

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Landed a really good remote job earning 70k eur a year at 24, excellent benefits, etc but I hate it. I thought earning more money would make me happier but what I want is my freedom and to be my own boss and have my own source of income.

The career path is great too and I could be looking at earning over 100k salary within a few years but what's the point if I hate my job?

I have a website that earns a couple of hundred a month and started a bigger one now and seeing great results so far. I'll keep working on them and see where it takes me, ideally this would be my main source of income.

I feel like I'd be stupid to leave this and I don't know what else I'd do so I'll stick it out for now. Anyone else been in a similar position?

I know I'm super lucky to be in this position and I'm grateful for it but I still feel shit about it lol
What's your profile if I may ask? And how many hours a week do you work?
 

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Age doesn't matter. It's a lot easier to make good money in 2022 than it was in 2002.

But you need to find a good way of making money before you sack it in.

When you have confidence in what you're doing - sack the job in.
 

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First of all congrats on the landing the job. As a good SWE you can always pick the company you work for. The reason why you're unhappy might not be the job itself but the company/your boss?
Unless you're really unhappy (hating every single day going to that job) I would not quit as of now. Look for a different company or start scaling your private projects to the point where you're happy to leave your corporate job.
 

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If they are paying you well you must have some desirable skills so perhaps you can find a similar job or company that you like more, not sure what's the reason of your unhappines.
 

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How many years full-time developing either as a freelancer or with your own projects has it taken you to build the skills that earn that income?

You should be careful to turn away from this income, so you should only see things as a means to an end, till you can afford to do so otherwise.
 

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How many years full-time developing either as a freelancer or with your own projects has it taken you to build the skills that earn that income?

You should be careful to turn away from this income, so you should only see things as a means to an end, till you can afford to do so otherwise.

Self-confidence and a belief in yourself are what matters.

I walked out of Uni because I believed I had enough about myself to make a living.
 

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You need a good rest, buddy. And I also advise you to save up some money to start a business first
 

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Self-confidence and a belief in yourself are what matters.

I walked out of Uni because I believed I had enough about myself to make a living.

This needs to go hand in hand with talent. Way too many people have the first two and think the third doesn't matter.
 

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Do less time and relax more . Save the money and learn how to invest bro .
 

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This needs to go hand in hand with talent. Way too many people have the first two and think the third doesn't matter.

Well, it does, and it doesn't.

I don't think many people do meet the first 2. That's why they stay in college and Uni for so long.
 

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Clearly you're very capable. To echo what a few people have said above I would continue working for a bit (with a fixed deadline), saving as much as I can whilst working/growing the website you mentioned. It'll likely be intense for a while but worth it when you get to quit a job you hate.
 

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I have never been in your situation, but if I were, the first thing I would consider is if I quit my job, could I still afford a good life quality? Because if it is not the case, I would stay a little longer at work until I could better consolidate my own project and support myself from it. It sucks to do something that doesn't make you happy, but I can assure you that it's just as bad to live with lacks.
 

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the answer is pretty straight forward:
- use your job to fund your side business
- scale it up to consistent months like 3 months where it hit your monthly income
- quit

if you fail, rinse repeat, holding onto your job reduce the stress, while you try to make a side income....

everyone wants to have a side income, but not many people actually will do the work.... imagine working 8 hrs in your day job and still working another 3-4 hour on your side hustle... it takes iron to do it.
 
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