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Q&A: Engineer Quit His Job to Become a Full-time Hacker

Posted June 14, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

James Hobson wanted more from his life as an engineer, so he quit his job and became a "Hacksmith," working on DIY tech-related projects full time.
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06/14/2016 8:04 PM

If you work for yourself you can work on what you want, but I suspect you have to work much harder to make a living. The "inventing stuff" is fun, but then there is the "business stuff" you need to turn it into money.

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06/15/2016 9:49 AM

Then again, it looks like he has worked out the "business stuff" end before he resigned: he had set up a Youtube channel, and an entrepreneur company, and was already pulling in income from there. Assuming he also set up a sizable nest egg as a buffer during the transition, he looks to be set up to be doing well.

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