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Discussion on: You should quit your job.

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Justin Jackson

For me, it was better to keep my job, and gradually build up a side income.

In 2014, based on the profile I’d built in the product community, I was able to quit my full-time job and start consulting full-time. I consulted for teams based in Colorado, Portland and San Francisco.

During that time, I launched a side-project: It ended up making $66k that year, and gave me the confidence to quit consulting, and go full-time on products in 2016. More on that here.

I've seen many of my friends quit their job, hoping to launch their startup. But things never go as fast (or as well) as you plan. Almost all of them ran out of savings, and got into desperation mode.

My advice: don't quit your job until your project has earned some revenue. You should also have 6 months savings in the bank.