How To Get Out Of The 9 To 5 Grind And Design Your Own Lifestyle?

How to get out of the 9 to 5 grind

Do you want to get out of your 9 to 5 grind and start designing your own lifestyle? Are you tired of your daily routine and now want to work on your own terms by building a thriving online business while doing what you love?

If you answered yes to both questions, you are in the right place. Learn how to get out of the 9 to 5 grind by following this step-by-step guide.

A quick presentation if this is your first time on this site.
I’m Sebastian, journalist, and side hustler.

I designed this website to help 9 to 5 workers to get out of their 9 to 5 grind while providing useful and trustworthy resources that will help them start their long-term and thriving online business on the right path.

And throughout this post, I will give you some tips and proven ways you can follow to get out of your 9 to 5 grind if this is your goal.

Without further ado, let’s go straight to the point.

How to get out of the 9 to 5 grind and design your own lifestyle?

Let me be straight with you.

If you want to get out of your 9 to 5 grind, there are only 2 options:

1. Either you quit your day job and create your own business like Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.


2. You start a side business that you build in your spare time and wait for it to bring you a substantial income before you quit like Nicole Buergers, founder of Bee2Bee Honey Collective.

But, like any choice, each of them has its upsides and downsides.

But don’t worry about it. I will give you further detail in the next section so that you can make an informed decision.

Gauging the 2 options

1. Option 1 – I am Felix Baumgartner, I quit

When I mention Felix Baumgartner here, I refer to his attitude, courage, and determination. He is the bravest man in the world according to Ban Ki-Moon, former UN Secretary-General.

To quit your day job and start your own business, you will need to have a plan and be confident that your project will be successful.

In fact, quitting your day job is a great risk if you don’t have a solid plan.

Quitting your day job to start a new career in entrepreneurship requires preparation downstream. It requires a lot of courage, determination, and a certain level of confidence in your project.

Because once you quit, you can’t come back. So it would be insane to quit without a plan.
Ask yourself some good questions before you say, “Hey boss I quit”.

For instance, check to answer these questions:

  • Do you have a plan you are sure to succeed in?
  • How long can your savings last if you no longer have a salary? 3 months? 1 year?
  • At what point do you think your project can bring you money? In 3 months? 6 months?

How I went from zero to  4 figures Online?

  1. By Doing what I like…
  2. Without Spending thousands of dollars…
  3. By Working from the comfort of my home…
  4. Without being accountable to a  BOSS…

Get the full report below:

Option 2 – I am prudent, I start I side business

The best way to quit your day job with little risk is to start a side business and spend your free time to make it grow.

This is the best option if you don’t have a solid business plan because it allows you to test the waters of your business idea.

Here the risk is lower because you always have a job that allows you to cover your monthly expenses.

Yes, side business requires a lot of effort and dedication, but it offers you huge advantages and possibilities:

  • The opportunity to develop new knowledge and skills,
  • A guarantee and financial security since you have a salary that covers your monthly expenses,
  • The possibility to make extra money in addition to your salary,
  • The possibility to save more money and invest in new projects and thus build multiple streams of income,
  • Dedicated your free time to grow your side business and quit as soon as you are sure your side business is safely secured.

And the more your sources of income increase, the more likely you have to make a lot of money and the closer you will reach your goal of getting out of the 9 to 5 or your day job and being your own BOSS.

You are wondering which side business you can start alongside your day job to get out of your 9 to 5 life.

All right!

Before I show you some ideas to implement, I would like to teach you how to fish than to give you the fish.

How to get out the 0 to 5 grind, quote about entrepreneurship

Have an entrepreneurial mindset

If you want to start a side business in order to quit your day job, you will first have to adopt an entrepreneurial attitude.

Yes! Starting a successful side business is adopting an entrepreneurial mindset, it’s adopting a winner attitude.

That said, you need entrepreneurship skills that will help you identify an opportunity. It can be a problem or a gap that needs to be filled. As an entrepreneur, your role is to solve this problem or to fill this gap by creating value for people.

Tips and tricks to help you broaden your horizon

1. Seek to resolve your own problems first

What is your daily biggest struggle or problem? Seek to find solutions to what bothers you every day. Other people may be in the same situation. And they are waiting for solutions!

Find a gap in the market: In the online world, you can take a niche and conduct surveys to find out if there is a gap in the niche or not.

To do this you need to:

  • Make sure that there is a market or there are people who are interested in the niche
  • Also, make sure that there is a gap in this niche.

Keyword research tools like Jaaxy can help you figure out not only how many people are interested in your niche and also an idea of the competition level.

  • 2. Observe and listen

With an entrepreneurial mindset, you can find a business idea by simply listening or observing your surroundings.

What needs to be innovated or improved? Discover failures, deficiencies in management, logistics, customer management, etc.

Find a business idea by listening to your coworkers: Their complaints. What can you do to improve their living conditions? What added value can you bring to their lives.

  • 3. Explore your passions or skills

What are you passionate about? What do you like to do in your spare time?
Can your personal skills help other people in their lives to feel better?

Can it bring value to them? etc.

If you want to come up with a business idea in the online world this post will be useful to you.

Prepare your mindset

  • Pursuit your dream

Stand out from the crowd, overcome your fears and doubts, and be armed with courage, determination, and motivation to pursue your dreams and passion.

Don’t try to leave your day job for the sake of the money or your co-workers only. Seek to find your way to happiness, to seek to live your passion.

  • Be positive and optimist

If before starting your side business, you already think about failure, you will certainly fail before you even start.

Mahatma Gandhi

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

Some side businesses you can start and get out of your 9 to 5 grind in 1 years

Start a blogging business

lf you are a regular reader of my blog, you notice that I like to talk about blogging.

Blogging is an excellent online side business because it gives you the opportunity to do what you love, to follow your passion.

It gives you more flexibility and freedom. In fact, you can work wherever you want and whenever you want according to your free time.

It offers you the possibility to create multiple streams of income and thus maximize your earnings potential.

A blog allows you to connect with new people and other entrepreneurs around the world.

No geographical or temporal barriers

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Start an affiliate marketing business

Affiliate marketing is a business model where you just need to promote other people’s products or services for a commission.

You can for example partner with companies like Amazon or eBay, help them promote their products, and get paid a commission each time someone buys a product or service through your unique affiliate link.

The best it doesn’t require a lot of money to get started.

Plus you can do it on the side of your day job and from the comfort of your home.

Learn how to start a successful affiliate marketing business from scratch.

Create and sell online courses

Knowledge is power and more and more people are looking to learn new skills.

So you can share your talents and skills with the world thanks to the internet.

What you just need a course topic idea that solves people’s problems or something people are looking to learn and tools that will enable you to create and sell your course.

There are countless tools out there such as, Groovefunnels, ClickFunnels, etc.

Start an eCommerce business

Another way to get out of the 9 to 5 grind is to start an eCommerce business.

In fact, the eCommerce industry is growing year after year and more and more people prefer to shop online.

According to, e-retail revenues are projected to grow to 6.388 trillion US dollars in 2024.

eCommerce revenue growth according to

This can be a good income source if you can find a profitable niche and then build a high converting e-commerce store, and then drive organic traffic on it.

To build your eCommerce store, you can use WordPress and Woocommerce, or Shopify.

Building your eCommerce website with WordPress gives you the ability to market your store with SEO instead of wasting too much money on paid ads.

Learn how to build a successful eCommerce store with WordPress here.

Start a freelance business on the side

Do you have writing skills? Are you a copywriter?

If your answer is yes, know that you can build a business around your writing skills.

For instance, you can build a portfolio website where you will showcase your talents and attract potential customers

You also have the possibility of pitching to job board sites such as Fivver and Flexjob.

But to win the trust of your customers, you will need to have good samples. This is why having a site is often necessary.

It’s the same if you have skills in graphics, coding, web design, etc.

You can check out these 2 posts and discover more side business ideas to start right now:

Wrap up…

If you want to get out of your 9 to 5 grind, you have two options:

Quit your job and start your own business. There the risk is a little high, and you should be well prepared.
Or to start a side business today while working full-time and wait for the right time to quit.

In my opinion, this is the least risky option if your side business does not go against the rules of your day job.

Indeed, thanks to the Internet and technology, you can work remotely, pursue your passion, work where you want and when you want.

I hope you found this guide on how to get out the 9 to 5 grind helpful.

What is your best way to getting out of the 9 to 5 grind? I will be happy to hear from you on this subject.

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6 thoughts on “How To Get Out Of The 9 To 5 Grind And Design Your Own Lifestyle?”

  1. Sebastian,
    I really enjoyed reading this article. This is a common subject to discuss since more people are looking to ditch the 9-5 work life. I’m one of those individuals who wants to get out of that trap. I liked the two options you discussed, along with making sure your readers have a thorough understanding of the decisions they’ll make.

    I will consider that advice as I move forward with my personal decisions ahead.

  2. Hi Sebastian,

    Great article! This article definitely says it all. I myself have recently started my own business, as I loathe the 9 to 5 grind. It’s as though a doorway to a whole new world has opened. I’m currently working 2 jobs parttime, so that gives me enough opportunity to work on my business as it slowly takes shape. Thanks for this article!

    Have a great rest of your weekend!

    1. Hi Kevin,
      Thank you for your comment and for stopping by.
      Happy to heard that. You are on the freedom gate door. All the best in your online journey!

  3. Hi Sebastian, great read and I like the information you gave on the two different options there is to anyone wanting to quit thier job and build an online business. I’ve only renctly started my own blog and it seems su h a great way to start out as you have alot of options from there so you’re not limited to just one stream of income.

    1. Hi Mike,
      Thank you for stopping by. Yes, you make a great choice. Blogging is the best way for me to make money online and also building multiple streams of income.

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