I don’t know if you have noticed, but many people with a permanent job turn out not to have any plan-b for when their income is partially or even completely lost. And as a result, they immediately get into major financial problems. That didn’t happen to me and it doesn’t have to happen to you if you take quick action.
1. My father filed for bankruptcy in 1985.
I myself was better prepared for a number of reasons. My father went bankrupt when I was 18 and as a result, I was forced to generate income in other ways to pay for my studies and support myself ald to learn relevant digital-skills.
2. My online plan-b in addition to my regular job between 2000 – 2008.
From about the year 2000 on, I learned how to make money online from home with digital products such as e-books and software with Paypal as payment provider, as ‘side-hustle’. And that went fine, not to say great. There I also got to know the online world of Fiverr and other partners with whom I could switch quickly and who could help me quickly with high quality and a low price online services, SaaS-software and digital products.
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3) From 2011: my independent hybrid entrepreneurship-plan.
at the end of 2011 I left ABN Amro and started my new hybrid plan. A large part of my income came from offline activities, but I also continued to learn new digital skills … just in case.
4) My online plan-b since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis.
Since the start of the Corona crisis, I have taken my personal online plan-b out of the closet again and adapted it based on what I call ‘the virtual sole proprietorship’ as a business model. And that works fine so far. In addition to a quick exercise to stop unnecessary expenses and to invest in permanent right-skilling relevant to me and my customers, with emphasis on relevant digital-right skilling for independent entrepreneurs.
Start right today with your personal online plan-b to quit your job.
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Tony de Bree worked in Financial Services including in corporate venturing and e-commerce for 26 years and with ups and downs made the transition from banker to entrepreneur working at home with his own “online plan b” as side-hustle in 2000 and as hybrid business owner since 2011. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, Tony pivoted his business to online, helping companies to survive and executives, managers and employees to ‘quit their job’ to become a succesful entrepreneur with a new normal life-balance.