Hello Stranger! My name is Jukka and I’m the proud owner of IHateWorking.net. The site dedicated to helping people who don’t like working find solutions for their situation.
I’m not here to tell you that you don’t need to work for a living. But I am here to tell you there are much better options to the 9 to 5 grind.
I’m an engineer in my thirties and I live in Finland. I have been in the working life for around 15 years of which the last 6 years working full time in my own field. Before that full time and part-time in different kinds of manual labor jobs.
When I graduated with my bachelor’s degree of science at the end of 2011 I wound up being unemployed for a half a year. The economy had just had hit a depression and companies simply weren’t hiring
That was the first time I stumbled upon internet marketing. I think I just wrote “making money online” on google and ended up surfing the sites that came up for days.
It soon became obvious there are lots of pushy businesses and downright scams associated with the making money online business.
I picked part here and there and scraped up my first two sites in the spring of 2012. I had a general knowledge how marketers make money online. But I had no idea about the specifics and no real experience in web design or content creation.
I found a full time job in the summer of 2012 and it took my focus of the sites. Suffice to say the pages never received any traffic and wound up failures.
In 2013, I started in my current position. The job was extremely demanding and stressful from the start. It got a bit better once I had enough experience to trust myself more.
The couple last years my workload has be climbing and I always have something that should be done yesterday and there is no chance to get things done in time even if I bust my ass doing over time. That’s just how work in government goes. Nothing get’s done in time. I pretty much hate going there these days.
The work stress has led me to suffer from burnout symptoms, anxiety and depression and I have decided I need to get out. Changing to another full time job as an engineer is out of the question since I have found out I don’t really find my field interesting enough.
This spring I remembered the make money online thing and decided to do some research and wound up reading about Wealthy Affiliate. It’s an education platform with an incredible community, hosting services, keyword research tools and pretty much everything an internet marketer could need to run a business online.
I decided to create an account since it’s free and there are no commitments and they are really up front about everything. I was sold in about a day and decided to go premium and within a week had created my first new site following their step by step training. This is my site number two btw.
My aim is to make a full time income online following the training at Wealthy Affiliate within a year and quit my day job. You can check out my review of the site here.
Why I want to help people
Look, I know how much going to work can suck. I don’t even always hate my day job. There are some great people there, I get some nice benefits and working for the city I get to know a lot of important stuff beforehand.
But after every single day and week I feel drained and stressed. I know there is a better way and have decided to follow that path myself and I want to spread the word to anyone willing to listen.
I also love traveling and I can only squeeze in a couple week-long trips to a year while working a full time job. I also hate the Finnish winter and want to be able to spend most of the winter somewhere warm.
So if you hate your job, hate the working life in general, want to travel more or just want to work from home, I’m here to help. I don’t think anyone should suffer in a job they hate, life is too short for that.
The working life is in a turning point. There are more educated people unemployed in western countries than ever before. This means that even if you are employed now, the competition is only going to get harder and you can’t trust you employer to keep you employed. People get fired out of the blue all the time these days.
That’s why it’s important to take matters in to your own hands and I want to help you do it.
The goal of this site
My goal is to share with you how to make a living online. The method I’m using involves something called affiliate marketing.
It essentially means offering people solutions to problems they are having. You point them to right product and service and get paid an affiliate fee if they decide to make a purchase.
The tricky part is getting the traffic and finding the low competition keywords people are looking for. That’s where Wealthy Affiliate comes in. They know their stuff and show you step-by-step how to create a site, find keywords and rank your site in google. After that, it’s simply a matter of creating content.
I won’t lie to you. It takes work and effort to make it in this business. I’m just in beginning of my journey and I know that already. But I find incredible motivation in working for myself, helping people out and getting to work from anywhere in the world.
The most intriguing part for myself is the residual income. Every post or page you create can make you money for years to come. When you have tens, hundreds or thousands you start to realize how much potential there is. It only takes 20 posts that bring in on average $ 200 to make a monthly income of $ 4000. So every “task” you accomplish essentially creates cumulative income.
That’s about it for now. If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,