Screw The Nine To Five is a movement started by us, Jill & Josh Stanton. We designed this place to help new and existing entrepreneurs solve problems related to life and business through actionable insights and simple how-to's.
Jill & Josh Stanton
Hey we're Jill and Josh Stanton, co-founders of Screw The Nine To Five.
We're serial online entrepreneurs, world travellers and new parents to our little guy, Kai.
We value freedom, commitment, self-integrity and of course the odd cocktail or two with friends and family!
We're grateful to have the chance to meet so many incredible entrepreneurs like yourself who are choosing to live life on your terms instead of someone else's.
We hope you enjoy our story…
The Beginning Of Our Screw The Nine To Five Journey
The dream started for us back in the Winter at the end of 2011 in Toronto, Canada.
Jill was slaving away running social media accounts for local bars and restaurants and Josh had just left a business that was consuming his soul.
We had a decision to make: get a job or start a business together.
We decided on the latter and started a website all about…wait for it…skin care!
To say that our family and friends thought we were crazy would be the understatement of the century.
We however knew that if we could just work hard enough and stay consistent that good things would come our way…and they did…
2012: Our First $1,000 Month!
Fast forward to May of that same year and through sheer tenacity we hit our first $1,000 month!
Look back, hitting that milestone taught us a really important lesson. That anyone (yes even YOU) could start a business and with a little elbow grease eventually make enough to live a life free from the demands of a 9-to-5 job.
Our skin care site through a simple content marketing strategy (that we teach inside Screw U) was generating traffic and income by promoting other people's products.
That meant, no customer support and no fulfillment. A true location independent lifestyle business.
We now had a new goal. Hit $6,000 a month and move to Thailand (AKA. paradise!)
2013: Full Time Income & Location Independence
It took us till the end of the year (10 months after starting) before we finally hit our goal of $6,000 a month.
This also happened to be the month we got married so it was quite the wedding present to ourselves!
We had built something out of nothing and were paying ourselves a reasonable salary that would enable us to move to Thailand.
In January, 2013 we did just that and made our way to one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Koh Tao. To capture and record the journey of living overseas while running an online business, we decided to start another website. This one was called Screw The Nine To Five!
Never did we imagine how much of an impact the Screw would have on so many lives in just a few short years.
2014: We Earned $43,000 In A Single Month
2 years went by and at this time we were living in Chiang Mai, Thailand and continuing to build momentum in our business.
At this time we owned and managed over 30 websites in niches from skin care to diet supplements that now brought in what would be our biggest month ever – over $43,000!
In a couple of months we would sell all of the sites that had built us a healthy lifestyle, enabling a level of freedom that most people only ever dream about.
It was time to focus on something else. The one thing we believed in more than anything…the lifestyle of the entrepreneur and Screw The Nine To Five would be our vehicle for spreading this message. A message that gave our lives and the lives of those we affected more meaning than we could possibly imagine.
For the first time we were going all in on ONE project and boy did we have no idea what we were getting ourselves into!
2017: Half A Million Dollar Business
Fast forward to the end of 2017 and after 3 straight years of business hurdles that comes with focusing on growing ONE business, we had broken through with multiple $500k+ years for Screw The Nine To Five.
Our journey had started in the cold Winter of Toronto to then living in more than 5 countries, travelling to over 20 and creating over 30 different businesses in the space of 6 short years.
And we're just getting started. The goal of Screw The Nine To Five is to be the number 1 lifestyle brand for entrepreneurs.
Has it all been smooth sailing? Hell no!
However, what it has been is damn fulfilling and something we want to continue promoting through the Screw.
Here's how we can help YOU on your journey…
Step 1: Subscribe To The Podcast
Every Tuesday at 7am EST (NYC time) we release a new podcast episode where discuss and interview established entrepreneurs in the areas of business, health and life.
This is perfect if you prefer to get your fix of online content while listening in the car, exercising or during travel time on your next trip.
Step 2: Creep Us On Instagram
Grab a behind the scenes look at what it actually takes to run a freedom based business like Screw The Nine To Five. To connect with us, you can click the button below or search for “Screw The Nine To Five” using the Instagram App.