What can I Do if I Don't Want to Go to College? (You'll Thank me later!)

What can I Do if I Don’t Want to Go to College? (You’ll Thank me later!)

I don't want to go to College...

I want to dropout from College...

What can I do?

Here are probably the reasons why you landed here on my post. What I can promise you is that I'll give you the answers to most of the common questions regarding College education and help you make your best possible decision after reading this post.

Not only that, I'll provide you with the actual opportunity for you to live life on your own terms without any College degree!

However, what I request from you is to put away your "electronic distractions" and go through this post in full.

Because you're about to make a very important decision in your life. I'm sure you shouldn't take it lightly, right?

In fact, what I'm about to share with you will never be taught in schools and most people will never have the opportunity to learn this information for their entire life. I'm not exaggerating.

(Warning: The things that are being discussed in this post may not make sense to you at the start because it requires a "Paradigm Shift". But I urge you to keep an open-mind to absorb the information.)


P.S. If you're eager to make money and be financially free, check out this program!

It's the exact same program that has enabled me to generate a 4-Figure Monthly Passive Income Stream at just 21 years old without any College Degree or working experience.

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A little bit about myself...

Before we get to the actual stuff, allow me to introduce myself!

I'm a 21-year-old high school graduate. I don't have a College degree, diploma or whatsoever qualifications. I'm not planning to get one either despite I managed to get into National University of Singapore, the top University in Asia.

I got into a course called Information System which a lot of people are competing to get into. But I'm not planning to study.

You must be asking WHY? You'll find out later in this post...

I am an Internet Entrepreneur and a retail trader. I live life on my own terms and I will never work for any boss because I AM THE BOSS!

I've become financially independent at the age of 21 and I'll show you how to become YOUR OWN BOSS in this post. So, stay tuned!

jerry huang

Should I go to College?

This is a very common question among many young adults. So, it's not your fault if you're struggling right now. A lot of people around the world have this problem as well.

My answer: It depends on your purpose in life. But my recommendation is that College is NOT necessary!

I know many of you are still searching for your purpose in life at this stage. That's why I'm here.

In fact, my dad has always been a hard working employee but he didn't have much time to spend with me and my brother. Because of that, from a very young age, I knew I didn't want to become an employee working under other people.

He's an accomplished pilot which requires a lot of professional knowledge and skills. His pay provides a decent living but he seldom has time for family or any other dreams he may have.

So I wondered, "What's the point of spending years in training to get a "high paying job" when you can't really enjoy life?"

As a young boy, I knew I was not going to let that happen when I grew up. But I didn't know what I wanted to do back then. All I knew was, no matter the career path I choose, I was going to have time for family.

(By the way, I am truly grateful for all the things my dad has done for us. The point I mean to stress here, is the fact that being a hard working employee has its disadvantages.)

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Me & my dad when I completed my National Service in Singapore

The Turning Point

So I started looking for my purpose in life through reading books, online research, attending seminars and learning from other people's success stories.

Since then I've read a lot of life-changing books such as Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad and T. Harv Eker's Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. (I would highly recommend you to grab these 2 books if you haven't read them.)

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Apart from reading, I've also attended quite a number of seminars such as Robert Kiyosaki's Business Investor Summit, Tony Robbins' Unleash The Power Within, Peng Joon's Internet Income Intensive and T. Harv Eker's Millionaire Mind Intensive. (You can click on the links to check out my major learning points from all these events. They're definitely worth your time!)

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T. Harv Eker 🙂 (Millionaire Mind Intensive)

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Unleash The Power Within by Tony Robbins

Anyway, my biggest takeaway of all is that I have a RICH mind and I'm thinking like the rich. In fact, there's a huge different between how rich people think and how poor and middle class think. They have totally different mindsets which result them to get totally different result.

So, what's your purpose?

I know most of you are still searching for the answer to that question. But let me just give you some advice here.

For those of you who already know what you want to do in life, for example you want to become a doctor, dentist, teacher, police, App developer, pilot, engineer, whatever, you should go to College because that's where you learn the necessary knowledge and skills for these professions.

I need to warn you though. If you want to pursue a certain profession like what I've mentioned, there's a high chance that you're going to be working for your whole life and never enjoy Financial Freedom.

Financial Freedom is the ability to live the lifestyle you desire without having to work, or rely on anyone else for money.

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The reason is because most of the people in this category have the "Employee Mindset". Unless they are able to change their mindset by educating themselves (like the things I did), they will never reach that state of enjoying life without having to work.

Unfortunately, this is the norm. Most of the people around you are working all their lives, probably including your parents. Maybe they are still working hard to save money for your College tuition, right?

Do you really want to be in that state and follow the norm? Do you want to work your entire life?

(By the way, I'm not degrading anybody or any profession here. Everyone should be treated with equal respect. What I'm focusing on is their mindset. Whether they have the right mindset to be rich is another story.)

A Very Common Misconception!

A lot of people think that as long as they work hard in their working life, they can save enough money for their retirement and enjoy life after they retire.

But do you know anyone who actually have enough money to enjoy their retirement years? Probably very few.

A lot of the money goes to the government through various taxes. Many people today may not even have the HEALTH to enjoy it, right?

So what's the point?

Let me tell you the truth!

Every Success Starts from the Right Mindset

Every Success Starts from the Right Mindset

Every single one of us has the capability to be rich, live lives on our own terms and never wait until retirement to enjoy life! I'm dead serious.

But Jerry, what's the secret for that?


Traditional Education is DEAD!

I firmly believe that traditional school education is dead. If you listen to many of the successful people today, they'll tell you the exact same thing.

Traditional education is only effective for the industrial age because it trains people to become an employee.

Do you remember learning anything in school about how to manage your money and how to be rich? Nope.

Most of the time, schools teach you how to upgrade your skills so that you can become a better contributor to your company and your society. In return, you can earn a higher paycheck. This becomes the infamous vicious Rat Race!

That's the worst thing you can learn because you're just helping others to build and accomplish their dreams. What about your own dreams?

Let me show you an interesting image I saw on Instagram:

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This picture is so true, isn't it? Most of the people are just helping their boss/superiors to accomplish their dreams. All they are looking for is "Security".

But sadly, SECURITY and FREEDOM are often mutually exclusive, meaning that you can either get one or another.

Do you want to know the secret to achieving your own Financial Freedom?

The Secret to Financial Freedom

The secret to FF is...

Passive Income

Passive income is the money you earn when you're not working. You can be sleeping or travelling but you're still making money 24/7. That's passive income.

As long as your passive income is more than the expenditure of your desired lifestyle, you're financially free!

Financial Freedom = Passive Income > Expenditure

The question now is "How to build my own Passive Income Streams?"

I'm glad you ask. Keep reading and you'll find the answer 🙂

The Harsh Truth

Let me ask you a question: Do schools teach you about passive income?

It's a very important topic in life because we all want to achieve financial freedom. But why didn't schools teach us about it?

Well, I don't know. But it's probably because traditional education systems were developed in the industrial age to train people to become productive workers so that the country can prosper.

But in today's digital world, that just doesn't work! Do you know how many PhD in your country are currently unemployed? We don't need to know the exact numbers but we all know the situation.

In fact, Robert Kiyosaki said,

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"PhD stands for Poor, Helpless & Desperate"

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I personally think that's a very accurate explanation!

So, I'm really happy for you that you're here reading this right now. Because what I'm sharing with you here will never be taught in any of the schools.

What Should I Do Then? (Alternatives to College)

My personal advice for you is this...

If you want to be rich and achieve financial freedom so that you can live life on your own terms, don't go to College or University.

I'm not saying you can't learn anything there or College is bad. I just think your TIME and MONEY can be better spent elsewhere.

Again, Robert Kiyosaki once said,

"The Rich go to Seminars. The Poor and Middle-class go to school"

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Yes, I'm saying that you should start attending seminars. You should invest your TIME and MONEY to attend seminars instead of going to school. I can personally guarantee you that your life will never be the same if you start investing in yourself.

My recommendation is to start with the following 3 seminars:

  1. Millionaire Mind Intensive by T. Harv Eker
  2. Unleash The Power Within by Tony Robbins
  3. Business Investor Summit or National Achiever's Congress

For more information on these seminars, check out Success Resources, the world's leading events promoter.

Trust me, give these seminars a try and you'll become the next "seminar addict" like myself. I can guarantee you that the value you'll gain from seminars will massively exceed the value of your 4 years in College but at a much much cheaper cost.

Case Study:

For example, one year of tuition fee for Harvard for the year 2016-2017 cost USD$63,025. This include room, board and miscellaneous fees. But this doesn't include the cost of your living. (Source: Harvard)

$63K is just one year. If you times 4, it becomes $252K! That's insane. But a lot of students are competing among one another to go in and "make their parents proud". But they forgot one thing... They are competing to GET INTO DEBT!

Let me show you some statistics...

There are more than $1.3 Trillion of student loan debt in the US and the average bachelor degree holder take 21 years to pay off his or her loan! 

How scary is that?

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With Financial Education, you'll never have to worry for these bad debt!

If you can work your butts off for more than 4 years to get into debt, isn't it a better choice for you to work hard for 2 years to build your own full-time passive income streams so that you can enjoy the rest of your life?

Apart from seminars, you should start reading. Not fiction books, but those self-development and mindset books.

Once you start doing all these, your mindset will be totally transformed and you'll be prepared to be rich because of the Paradigm Shift.


Many parents today still have the outdated traditional mindset. Many of them will insist that you need to go to College/University so that you can find a better job and have a better life.

This is totally untrue but we cannot blame them because that's how they were raised. Now, I'm presenting to you this valuable piece of information and advice which a lot of people do not have. So you must consider yourself lucky!

I understand that if you told your parents you're not going to College, some of them will freak out. That's exactly what happened to me.

Because of that, we had gone through a lot of conflicts discussions within our family. After quarreling persuading them for some time, they finally allowed me to quit from traditional education.

But I know, my training/education never stop. I'm constantly educating and investing in myself.

By the way, I don't want to be guilty for any conflicts in your family if that really happens, LOL. I'm just presenting to you this idea so that you can make your own decision.

If you want to follow my advice but didn't manage to persuade your parents, I just want you to remember to put more focus on your Financial Education instead of Traditional Education.

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Anyway, even if you decide or are forced to continue your traditional education, you should still be building your own passive income streams at the same time.

Read on and I'll show you the best way to build your own passive income streams!

(P.S. Sharing this post with your parents might be a good idea to change their mindset)

How to Build My Own Passive Income Streams?

There are many ways to build your own passive income streams. Just take a look at the growing number of Internet Celebrities, be it YouTuber, blogger, Instagram Influencers, etc... Most of these people have multiple streams of passive income.

If you are interested to become one, I would highly recommend you to learn more about it and give it a shot because being an Internet Celebrity can be really lucrative if done properly.

But that's not the main focus today because I know this is not for everyone. Some people just don't like to be famous.

The 2 main Passive Income categories are:

  • Passive Investment Income
  • Passive Business Income
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Passive Investment Income = Money working for you = Wealth. This includes things like stocks and bonds that are going to pay you dividends.

The downside of this is that you need to have the capital to invest in the first place. So I'm sure this is not an option for most of you right now.

Passive Business Income = Business working for you = Freedom. This includes businesses like Multi-Level Marketing/Network Marketing, traditional franchise, royalties, intellectual properties and most importantly Online Business.

Among all these, online business has the lowest barriers to entry, meaning that it requires the least amount of skills, knowledge and capital. Yet, it is one of the most profitable and sustainable business for anyone with the right system.

There are many kinds of online business, be it E-commerce, dropshipping, selling your own products/courses or affiliate marketing.

My favorite way of building my passive income streams is through Affiliate Marketing!

The reasons are simple. Literally anyone can start their own profitable affiliate marketing business. You can start your business and build your own website as soon as TODAY. It is also the business that allows me to quit school at the age of 18 and never have to work for any BOSS because I AM THE BOSS 🙂

Jerry, How to Start My Own Affiliate Marketing Business Today?

I'm glad you ask.

I have created a Step-by-Step Affiliate Marketing Guide for Beginners in 2018 (and beyond). That's the post to get you started so please take some time to check it out!

In that post, you'll learn the basics of how affiliate marketing works. Not only that, you will be able to gain access to My Secret Community that taught me everything I need to know to run my affiliate marketing business.

This community I would like to introduce to you is called Wealthy Affiliate!

In fact, there are a lot of College students, College dropouts or people who have never attend College before (like myself) in the community. Many of them have achieved massive success leveraging the tools and training.

And we have the honor today to hear some of their stories and advice!

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Let's look at these Success Stories...

I've spent quite a lot of time reaching out to these successful members within the community and these are the 3 questions I asked them:

  1. Are you a College student, College dropout or never attend College before?
  2. Why did you start your own online business?
  3. How's your experience so far with Wealthy Affiliate?

(These are real WA members. Just check out their websites and you'll see how well they're doing.)

1) Well, I actually dropped out of high school (and later another vocational school) and have never attended college before!

2) I started my online business when I was around 21 years old and having a full-time job. While I prefer working and earning actual life experiences from the job versus from an academic source, I was still unsatisfied with having to work for another person and not having the freedom to choose and do what I really want. I started to attend some online marketing conferences and it all started from there.

3) I found Wealthy Affiliate after being deeply dissatisfied with the affiliate marketing methods promoted by the so-called "gurus" who encourage you to only have eyes for conversion rates. This means using back-handed techniques like sale funnels and over promising things that you can't guarantee.

WA, on the other hand, was a breeze of fresh air. Kyle and Carson (co-founders of the site) seems to share the same opinion as I do on focusing on quality instead of quantity as well as putting customers and buyers before profit.

It's almost three years since I'm a WA member now and thanks to their teaching and all round awesome community, I was able to leave my full-time job at the end of May 2017 to become a full time online marketer.

Since then, my monthly earning had multiplied by tenfold. While I don't usually like to give numbers, I'll make an exception here 🙂

At the moment of writing this answer, I'm making over 10k per month.

1) Yes. I am currently taking classes in college towards a second degree.

2) I started online because I want to achieve geographical freedom so that I could move wherever I need to due to my girlfriend's situation at the time (was applying to med school and didn't know where she would end up).

3) My experience with WA is great... couldn't be much better really. It took a while to get going but I'm making around $6,000+ monthly now and this is the income I live off of.

(What we could learn from Kyle is that there's nothing wrong with getting a College degree (I never say it's wrong). But more importantly, you need to know what you're working for and you need to have your own Passive Income Streams so that you can pursue whatever dreams you have!)

1) I have now graduated with a Bachelor of Social Services but I started online with Wealthy Affiliate while I was still studying in the University of Applied Sciences. Even though I graduated from the school, I don't do anything nowadays with my degree because I'm able to work online, earn more and live wherever I want.

If I could go back 5 years in time, I wouldn't go to school and I would have started my online business right away. But I'm happy that I eventually started and found this opportunity.

2) I started because I wanted to earn money online and have a freedom to live wherever I want and travel around the world. I also thought that the earning potential is much higher than the "normal 9-5 jobs". Also, I can have a bigger positive impact on the world through the Internet.

If I would work in a 9-5 job, most likely I could just influence a few people around me but now I have an opportunity to influence hundreds and thousands or even millions of people all over the world.

3) I'm earning enough money to live and travel around the world. Wealthy Affiliate also opened my eyes for various opportunities to make money online which have been profitable as well.

In the past months I've earned more money online than I could've earned in a typical 9-5 job, even though I am from Finland where the salaries are usually pretty good.

In addition, the earnings are growing each month and I'm pretty excited about the future. I'm getting surprised by new opportunities and breakthroughs all the time that come along my way in the online world.

Being a member of Wealthy Affiliate community has played a huge role in the whole process and I couldn't have had the courage to quit my 9-5 job without WA.

1) I'm a college student that needs to pay for the rent, University fees, books, foods and different expenses.

2) I started my online business because I really needed some recurring income to pay off my recurring fees and expenses. Most jobs out there require you to spend at least 8-9 hours per day working. That will not give me enough time to concentrate on my studies.

That's why I started my own online business so I can make money even when I'm not working and also focus on my studies.

3) I joined Wealthy Affiliate in 2016 because I was looking for a good online business training that will teach me everything I needed in a simple step-by-step way.

I grabbed the first 10 lessons that WA offers for free and I quickly decided to go premium because of the quality training.

I worked my butt off applying what WA taught me, after 4 months I made my first sale. Needless to say, that was the best day of my life.

After a few months, I started making new sales regularly and my business really started to take off in the 7th month. Since then I've been making lots of sales and fast forward to today I earn around $800 to $1000 per month of Passive Income!

I'm 100% sure that if I stay consistent with my hard work I will reach my next goal which is
$2,000 per month!

I was a college dropout back in December 2014 but then started an International Commerce training that lasted two years. I didn't know what to do right back as I thought that the only possibility I had was to start another College degree or to look for a job.

But then, one day while I was on a break, someone told me about a conference about the rich mindset that was taking place in a town near home, so I was curious and assisted.

Thanks to that conference, I met people who introduced to the world of MLM, and that's when I started searching whether it was possible to make a living online or not. I almost got scammed but thanks to that I found WA and started reading reviews. It took me like 3 months to decide whether to join WA or not as I was skeptical at first due to the many scams out there.

Now I don't plan to go to college because now I'm aware of the opportunities we have here. Opportunities that I wish I had known when I was finishing high school. I wouldn't have wasted time trying to get into college.

But no one around me knew about this, they still believe the traditional path is the right path and don't support me in this. I came to the conclusion that schools might not tell us about the real opportunities we have. I mean, the system was not created in the way that encourages creativity and entrepreneurship.

Why don't they teach anything about emotional intelligence or financial education? They don't train us to think for ourselves. If they did, many people wouldn't get into debt... 

I must say, Miren, you're damn right! That's why I said traditional education is dead. It doesn't really prepare us for the future.



As for me, I wanted to pursue College as well but decided to stop at high school level because I soon realized you can never get rich if you follow the normal, traditional route like everyone else does.

My only goal is not to be rich but to have the financial freedom so I can trade money for valuable time that I can spend with my family/loved ones.

Of course, there are some exceptions of getting a good degree or even study your a** off for years to get a PhD and then the good paycheck comes in. But these people always seem to be in debt. That is primarily because they are not financially literate.

Additionally, the thought of getting up early in the morning for work, having to commute, DREAD the morning rush/traffic, being with co-workers/boss that you don't really like and doing that for the rest of your life until your retirement while living from paycheck to paycheck is scary. I'm pretty sure everyone does not want that.

Why do we even go to college? In order to get a job and end up to find yourself barely even surviving?

Of course, it's not always about the money but are these people truly happy? Most of the time it's all about work work work. What about spending time with your loved ones?

The fact that Wealthy Affiliate allows you to try out their Starter membership for FREE with no credit card information required AT ALL, was what pleased me the most. Oh and there are no upsells in WA which I know will turn many people off.

The most important lesson that I have learned ever since I joined WA is that working for yourself may be the toughest thing ever because you need self-discipline and that motivation to keep writing content.

But let me tell you this, it is so worth it! Put in the effort now and work hard because sooner or later you will pat yourself on the back and it is so much better than working for your boss!

I am currently a finalist student somewhere in a Third-world Country in Africa.

Unlike most, I won't lie to you that I started my website to help people. It was due to the broke lifestyle in College. We need money for grocery, rent, latest trend wears spending the "fun times" with friends. (Don't judge me. Okay? Cool.)

With time helping people has developed to be my passion as I no longer care so much about money. It's all about helping a fellow entrepreneur make their first sale online or help them grow their existing business.

I'm sure that I no longer need a job since I'm probably earning more than some of my professors.

I must say, there are tons of awesome people and great motivations within the Wealthy Affiliate community! No matter where you are, who you are, how old you are, I wish to meet you inside the community very soon...

Conclusion: Are you making the right choice?

Being Rich is a CHOICE. Being Financially Literate is a CHOICE. Being Financially Free is also a CHOICE. It all depends on the choices and decisions we make every single day. In fact...

Your financial situation today is the direct result of the decisions you've made in the past.

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It's simple but it's not easy. To be honest, it might be much easier than you imagine.

All you need to do is to start educating and investing in yourself wisely. Take actions that can truly be beneficial for yourself and NOT the things that will make your parents proud or happy.

Remember, your parents and your peers may not be right. YOU are in control of your own life!

I wish you all the best and if you want to connect with me and learn more from me, go to my WA profile here. I welcome and appreciate every single one of you who are taking real actions to create the life that you desire.

If you find this post helpful, please share it with your peers, friends or your family members. You're creating value and helping them by sharing this valuable information 🙂

jerry huang

Your #1 Fan,


​​​​Disclaimer: The purpose of this post is not to encourage you to quit school or dropout. This is just to share with you about the "Rich Mindset" and necessary things you need to achieve financial freedom and your dreams. Smart Affiliate Success & myself, Jerry Huang, hold no responsibility for your education and your future. This is just to help you make the best informed decision for yourself. What I can promise you is that if you focus on investing in yourself like what I did (reading, attending seminars, etc...), your life will never be the same!

Jerry Huang

Jerry is a young aspiring Internet Entrepreneur who started his online business at the age of 18. He is currently a Full-time Affiliate Marketer at Wealthy Affiliate, a community to help anyone start their own online business without prior experience. He actually achieved Financial Independence at the young age of 21. Read more about his story here!

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im-income.com - November 10, 2018

I’m a full time affiliate marketer, with a master degree!
Dropping college is not a good idea! I highly recommend you guys to focus on study and make it a side hassle and then decide either to continue as a marketer or not!


Abhi - July 29, 2018

Hey Jerry!
I saw your post and it’s awesome.

I want to be a part of WA too but my condition right now restricts me from doing it.

I can’t afford 49 dollars per month to be a premium member.

Can you please tell me a way to first test it out and then make my decision?

I asked for your advice before also if u remember.

Please guide me as I’m hell bent to earn on myself as soon as possible no matter how much hard work it takes.

Please help me!

    Jerry Huang - July 29, 2018

    Hey Abhi,

    Thanks for stopping by and reaching out to me.

    First of all, I’m glad you’re willing to put in the hard work.

    To get started, you can create a Free account with Wealthy Affiliate first and then decide if you want to upgrade later.

    Here’s the link to join WA as a Free Starter Member:

    Hope you see you soon 🙂

      Abhi - July 30, 2018

      Hey Jerry,
      I have tried creating an account on the website you provided and it’s showing that the option for free account is not available in my country.
      Is there any other method to create a account?

      Please help

        Jerry Huang - July 30, 2018

        Hey Abhi,

        Unfortunately Wealthy Affiliate’s Free Starter Membership is not available in your country. I’m sorry to say that but the reason is because the owners of WA deem certain countries have more cases of scams and fraud. So they’re doing this to protect the community.

        The good news is this…

        Wealthy Affiliate’s Premium Membership should be available in any country. Premium membership costs $49/month and there’s strictly no upsells in WA. With the Premium Membership, you’ll be able to access all the training, tools, resources and support.

        Whilst, the Free Starter is just like a trial. So since you’re serious about this business, I would recommend you to join as Premium straight via my link here:

        Let me know if you have any questions or is there anything I can help you with!

Loreta - July 15, 2018

I just got into this article because I Googled ‘what to do if I don’t want to go to college’ LOL and I’m not sure if I would ever get an answer since it was written few months ago. But I will still give it a shot!

So first of all, I’m from Latvia (originally from Lithuania, but went to Latvia on my 12th grade to study in internet school, where I don’t have to go there everyday and just study on my own), and many of people don’t even know what countries are they.

I always wanted to become an artist, sell my art, earn commissions, so I started Instagram a year ago. I am earning commissions, but the problem is – it is not enough for me to survive, not counting in the money for the place to live in, electricity, water etc.

The second problem is – I don’t want to go to college nor university, even if it is design or something related to art only because it is totally not what I like to draw (I draw in anime style and they teach realism). I don’t see it bad to go there to get some tips, learn some new things but at the same time I feel in that time I could do so much more!

But because of the country I’m in I feel it isn’t really possible to do so because of HUGE taxes in case I become officially a freelancer. And this article was so so relatable because all the thoughts, I really don’t want to work under someones hand and just make them happy and forget my own purpose of life.

Another problem is my mom, she isn’t against me drawing, but she wants me to have a plan B in life I suppose? And I really don’t want to hurt her by not going to college, yet at the same time I don’t want to hurt myself by going there.

There is noone in Baltics (which is Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) that have become full-time artists and it really feels discouraging… I really hoped that someone here could help me out and maybe give some tips how and where to start SOMETHING to make my dream come true and not starve to death at the same time (xD).

    Jerry Huang - July 15, 2018

    If you’re struggling financially and you don’t have interest in College, just follow your heart and don’t live your life under your parents’ expectation. It’s your life my friend, not theirs.

    I can totally understand your situation as I myself went through that with all my parents’ objections regarding me dropping out of College.

    Let me give you a quote from GaryVee which I heard just yesterday, “Making your parents proud is usually the first step to disaster”.

    My suggestion to you is to find a local part time job first so that you have an active income source to pay your bills. Then at the same time have good time management to pursue your art career.

Paul Severe - April 6, 2018

Dear Jerry,

Wow! This is a really great post with lots of inspiration, motivation and information. I got great insights and I need to focus on Paradigm Shift. The people you mentioned are great sources of inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for your recommendations:

Millionaire Mind Intensive by T. Harv Eker
Unleash The Power Within by Tony Robbins
Business Investor Summit or National Achiever’s Congress

It’s so true that “Your financial situation today is the direct result of the decisions you’ve made in the past.”

Your Friend,

    Jerry Huang - April 8, 2018

    Hey Paul,
    I’m glad you’re really learning something.

    I would highly recommend you to give those seminars a shot. In fact, Gary Vee is coming to Singapore for this year’s National Achiever’s Congress (NAC). I’m really looking forward to it!!

    Keep hustling 🙂

Alejandra - April 1, 2018

Hi Jerry,
Thanks for sharing a great article about whether or not to go to college.
I’ve a degree on Hospitality management. I went to University in Mexico for four years! (long time ago).
But I was lucky to have a father who believed that his children should know how to run their own business by themselves. After school I must say I never got a “regular job” and I had my own small business. Times were different then and we used not to have internet so it was time of off line business, but I think I did OK.

As a single mother I raised my children and I paid off my own house.
Times has changed and now we all have the opportunity to learn to live and work in a new paradigm where we all can learn how to work from home and build up an online business.

I’m also member of Wealthy Affiliate and I’m working on my own online business. I hope to be one more success story to share with the world soon.

It’s worth the try and the work!


    Jerry Huang - April 1, 2018

    Hi Alejandra,

    Thanks for sharing your story and experience with us. Glad that you have a great father with a good mindset back then.

    I totally agree with you that starting a business today is so much easier than before, thanks to the Internet. So there’s no excuse for us to not starting an online business yourself. Working for ourselves is so much better than working for somebody else.

    I really wish you great success with your business and I’ll see you at the top 🙂



Tony Omary - March 9, 2018

Hey Jerry,

I enjoyed reading other people’s success stories. It’s funny that some dropped out of college to build four figure business and growing.

This “making money online thing” is possible in any part of the world as long as one puts the work.

    Jerry Huang - March 9, 2018

    Hey Tony,
    Thanks for your comment and your support! I agree with you that anyone can make money online from any part of the world (as long as there’s internet connection & a laptop!)

Anh Nguyen - March 3, 2018


You said I’m an inspiration, but I think YOU are the inspiration. 🙂 It’s an honour to be featured in this post.

When I first chose to quit school, there was a lot of stigma to it. I was only 17, I tried to build my own career since, but it took several years later and a lot of emotional hurdles to make it to a financial and career stage that’s in line with my original dream.

So to those who choose to forfeit college (or even earlier education!), it can be hard, very hard, and people may look down on you for it. You might even find it especially difficult to motivate yourself to work on your own. But if you truly believe in it and are willing to take the risk, go for it.

On the other hand, know that you can always build your business, side project or whatever you want on the side while still attending college if you prefer it so. I’m a big believer that there is no one size fits all path for everyone. Your life experience, upbringing, opportunities are different than another person. Even your idea if success might differ. So go ahead and sing your song. Trust your gut. 😉


    Jerry Huang - March 3, 2018

    Hi Anh,
    I can totally relate to what you are saying here. I think the very first challenge anyone will encounter if they decide to stop their traditional education is the objection from their family members. I personally went through a lot of conflicts. But I know what I am doing and what I want to achieve. That’s the most important thing.

    I agree with you that everyone will have a different path from other people. But there’s one thing that is the same. We all have to do whatever it takes to pursue our dreams. Goals are meant to be achieved, not dreamed.

    Thanks for sharing with us your inspiring story. I’m sure you story can really impact lives.

    Lastly, thanks for your support and your time. I wish you a fulfilling year ahead 🙂

Rab - February 25, 2018

Hi Jerry,
I just read the article and wanted to say thank you for the shoutout! I have got to say that this is an awesome article and is very useful for students who are contemplating whether they should go to college or not.

Some people dont mind the rat race, some people do. But at the end of the day, we want to be able to spend most of our time with our loved ones. The sad reality is that most of us are working tirelessly everyday and its all about work work work. For what? To pay bills? Barely surviving?

In this day and age, its possible to break free from that kind of lifestyle by taking RISK. It does not have to be a huge risk but at least take some form of action to change ones life rather than just dreaming about it.

My only advice is to just take action now! It doesn’t get any simpler than that. For those of you reading this who are in doubt, trust yourself, gain the right knowledge and do whatever it takes to achieve whatever you desire and most importantly, take action!

Once again, very good post and thank you for the shoutout. 🙂

    Jerry Huang - February 25, 2018

    Hi Rab,
    That’s really well-said!

    I really like your attitude and I have very similar mindsets like you which is really awesome.

    Life is supposed to be LIVED and ENJOYED, not work or pay bills or whatsoever.

    I’m just curious, have you attended Millionaire Mind Intensive or Unleash The Power Within or any other seminars? And have you read Rich Dad Poor Dad and Secrets of the Millionaire Mind?

    Because these are the channels where I got my “rich mind”. What about you? How did that mindset shift happen for you?

Daniel - February 24, 2018

Awesome Jerry! You are a true inspiration to all those people who want financial freedom. I was in college for four years and I can say that it doesn’t pay off. It’s true that you can learn a lot of things there but that isn’t enough for life.

Thank you on this extra helpful article. It inspired me, and I know that it can help a lot of people too!

    Jerry Huang - February 25, 2018

    Hey Daniel,

    Thanks for your comment and I’m glad you’re inspired by my post.

    Unfortunately, schools today don’t really prepare us for real success in life. It trains us to become slaves and make us get into debt instead of achieving financial freedom.

    Only those who’re able to educate themselves in terms of personal development and focus on pursuing excellence in LIFE can escape from the vicious cycle of the traditional society.

    So, I hope you’re on board with me to achieve your own financial success now? 🙂

Kyle - February 24, 2018

Nice post Jerry. I hope the right people find it because I know it can help. The traditional route of going to college isn’t for everyone and there is nothing wrong with that.

Wealthy Affiliate has been great to me and I’m sure others find it as helpful too.

    Jerry Huang - February 25, 2018

    Hey Kyle,
    It’s good to hear from you. Thanks for the support and sharing your experience with us. You’re definitely awesome! I wish you great success 🙂

Miren - February 24, 2018

What an awesome article you’ve written, thanks for the shoutout by the way =)
I heard of Harv Eker for the first time after attending the conference about the successful mindset. The entrepreneur who did the conference is Spanish and has built his wealth thanks to Harv Eker teachings.

I’ll never forget the day I was introduced to the whole entrepreneurial and “make money online” world. If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t have realized the opportunity to live a life of freedom because everyone I know around me is still living the conventional lifestyle.

They don’t believe they are capable of changing their lives for the better because of their limiting beliefs. They don’t believe in the unseen possibilities. I believe they’ll wake up when they see someone around them who’s been brave enough to make it happen.


    Jerry Huang - February 25, 2018

    Hey Miren,
    Thanks for the support! Really appreciate it!

    Our beliefs control our lives. I remember Tony Robbins said it during Unleash The Power Within. We all have different beliefs. Only those who are willing to learn more about themselves and the opportunities around them can have a breakthrough and eventually succeed.

    Fear and comfort zone are the common enemies for many people’s progress. Everything changes when they’re able to change their beliefs.

    You brought up a really good point Miren!

    Once again thanks for sharing with us your experience 🙂

Sahil Anand - February 23, 2018

Hi, this is an excellent website where you talk about Wealthy Affiliate and how it’s worked for you and the others. You’ve given an in-depth explanation on how it would work for guys who have just graduated or just finished high school. I’ve heard a lot about Wealthy Affiliate and I’ve been doing some research on it, definitely looking forward to trying this out. Thanks for sharing the success stories of the members of the Wealthy Affiliate.

    Jerry Huang - February 24, 2018

    Hey Sahil,

    Glad you like this post and thanks for your comment!

    Wealthy Affiliate has a FREE Starter Membership so there’s nothing to lose. Give it a test-drive and let me know what you think. Feel free to approach me if you have any questions!

Stefan - February 23, 2018

Hi Jerry,

The economic situation right now means people don’t have the “job security” their parents had when they graduated. Besides, it’s getting harder and harder to save for retirement and people may end up working for the rest of their lives due to not being able to save.

Therefore, depending on a job just to survive is not the option anymore. We have to work hard to create alternative sources of income.

Affiliate marketing is a great option, and many people can even replace their jobs entirely as you demonstrated in your post.

I am also a member of Wealthy Affiliate and it helped me grow a side income that has been life-changing for me. I highly recommend it!

    Jerry Huang - February 24, 2018

    Hey Stefan,
    You’re right. In the past, it’s still possible to work hard, save money and live a pretty decent life. But the world has changed and there’s no such thing as job security as you mentioned. Due to inflation, money just worth lesser and lesser. If you’re stuck to the “employee mindset”, you’re going to suffer for life.

    I’m glad you’re having successes with Wealthy Affiliate and I wish you great success 🙂

riley roman - February 23, 2018

Great Post Jerry,

I really liked the way you presented your reasoning for why it is better to have the Rich Mindset, rather than the go to college, get a job (if you’re lucky) working and making other people rich.

I have always taught my children that the only way to ever really earn money and be successful is to work only for yourself. I agree totally with your article and appreciate the truth you have presented.

    Jerry Huang - February 23, 2018

    Thank you Riley!
    It’s so good that you have these mindsets so that you can teach your children. Your kids are lucky that they have a really good head-start. I really wish my parents had this kind of mindset when I was young lol.

    Anyway, thanks for checking out my post and leaving a comment!

GBIG - February 23, 2018

Robert Kiyosaki and Anthony Robbins are two of my all time favourite seminar speakers. I had never heard of Harv Eker before though. I am glad that you recommend him. I will have to look him up. I really like the idea of never stop dreaming. We all need a vision and goals to get us out of bed and keep us going everyday. Thanks for sharing.

    Jerry Huang - February 23, 2018

    You’re right! Sadly, a lot of people just don’t have a purpose in life or are not confident to pursue their dreams because of fear. The fear of being outside of your comfort zone is what prevent them from pursuing their dreams. 

    T. Harv Eker is another awesome guy. You must check him out 🙂

Marques Pizarro - February 22, 2018

Thank you for this article! I am a young entrepreneur who is a junior in high school. I have a dilemma regarding if I should go to college or not. I have read Rich Dad Poor Dad, and I love his advice so much that I take it to heart, and I do not want to accumulate student loans! I want to go into a small business school that can excel my knowledge. Is that a good idea?

    Jerry Huang - February 23, 2018

    Hey Marques,

    I’m glad that you’re embarking on your entrepreneurial journey! If you’ve been following Robert, you’ll know that he doesn’t recommend entrepreneurs to go to business schools. The reason is simple, you’ll learn much better from real entrepreneurs instead of “professors” or “teachers” who have never done any business before.

    This doesn’t mean you can’t learn anything in school. Schools teach you the textbook stuffs and prepare you for exams. But what really prepares you for real-life challenges is first hand experience. That’s why a lot of successful people recommend you to go work for somebody you admire for FREE if you really want to get the most out of this learning journey and have a good head-start in your business.

    I hope that makes sense to you 🙂

    All the best!

Anis Chity - February 22, 2018

Hi Jerry, this is an awesome post!

Wealthy Affiliate is a great training for college students that want to start their online business and enjoy the financial and geological freedom.

Unfortunately, college only teaches you how to work for the government until you die, which is terrible.

That’s why I decided to start my online business, with what WA teaches me I can scale my business and enjoy the freedom of moving anywhere I want whenever I want!

Thanks for the shoutout and have a great day Jerry!


    Jerry Huang - February 22, 2018

    Hey Anis,
    Thanks for your support and I wish you great success in WA and in life 🙂

Nelson Rosa - February 22, 2018

Hello Jerry,

I see that you are a follower of Robert Kiyosaki and T. Harv Eker and that they have a great influence on you.
I also see that you want to convince people to let go of the old school system. But I think that the majority of people are not capable of doing so.

As you have said most people go for security and don’t want to leave their comfort zone. If that’s the case, let them go for security instead of freedom.

I wish you all the best on your journey to becoming rich.


    Jerry Huang - February 22, 2018

    Hey Nelson,
    I guess you’re one of those who wants to go for security?

    Anyway, my job here is not to CONVINCE people to let go of traditional education. Traditional Education is still important in certain way. But the fact that many people can’t leave their comfort zone is because of the “lack of financial education”. That’s why I’m here sharing these valuable information about the mindset to be rich.

    I firmly believe everyone has the capability to be financially free. They just need the right knowledge. That’s why I said being financially free is a CHOICE. So my job here is just to share this valuable piece of information to allow them to make the best possible decision for themselves. I hope you get what I mean and I highly recommend you to be optimistic and confident in yourself.

    Because YOU can achieve anything you desire. Your imagination is the tool to create your own future! I wish you all the best Nelson 🙂

Norman Richards - February 21, 2018

Jerry, what I want to say here at this point is this… Once you get a taste of how different life could be through the many testimonies of those that are living the life, its hard to go elsewhere. You and I know that this lifestyle comes with totally freedom from a 9-5 and you can live the kind of life that you always wanted to live.

    Jerry Huang - February 21, 2018

    That’s totally true Norman. Glad you’re on board 🙂

WealthyBen - February 21, 2018

This is very extensive and insightful to the core! This was the same question I asked myself some years back: “what should I do with my life?”. I had no PhD nor Msc qualifications yet I desire to earn like a boss. I just knew this was possible but I didn’t know how to go about it so I started reading books like “Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki” and the likes and surfing the internet for more resource not until then I found Wealthy Affiliate.

I have seen many dropouts made so much money that I personally envy them. LOL… This gave me the hope that I can succeed too. There is no University or College where you will ever find “The faculty of Wealth Creation” or “The Department of Prosperity”, NO, NOT ONE. You got to attend seminars to achieve this!

Thank you Jerry for sharing this.


    Jerry Huang - February 21, 2018

    Hey Ben,
    You’re damn right!
    I really like the way you put it. There’s no “Faculty of Wealthy Creation” and “Department of Prosperity”. This is so true.

    I’m glad you are on board with us here as Internet Entrepreneurs. We create our own lives and be our own BOSS. Wish you great success 🙂

Roope Kiuttu - February 21, 2018

Great post Jerry!

So many people are stuck with the life that they don’t fully enjoy.

All it would take is a laptop, Internet connection and a dedication to succeed to break free from a 9-5 rat race.

It’s great that you share this information for everyone so they could earn money online as well.


    Jerry Huang - February 21, 2018

    You’re definitely right, Roope!

    There are so many ways to make money in today’s digital world. It’s just a matter of whether you want to do it or not!


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