Just made associate which is good news, my total comp should now be around $300k+ but I've decided I don't like banking it doesn't suit my personality but it pays well which is why I do it. I'm now exploring taking a risk and quitting.
I have my own YouTube channel where I post videos of me gaming. Unfortunately due to IB I am unable to find the time to regularly post so I usually make 2-3 low quality videos over the weekend and then upload them throughout the week.
Despite not much time being put into it I still make around $500 per month from YouTube with minimal work. I've been thinking maybe I could pursue YouTube and if I put in the hours I do in IB into gaming / YouTube then my earnings potential could be enormous through YouTube. Of course it's a massive risk giving up $300k a year but could result in me making substantially more.
ive split this into 3 scenarios should I take the risk and quit IB for YouTube
a) successful: able to grow my channel and begin generating large income streams through YouTube
B) no growth: unable to grow my channel and get stuck on $500 a month
c) fail: channel dies and I lose subscribers/views and end up making nothing, unemployed and having to reapply for jobs