15 December 2009

How do I know when it's time to quit my day job?

one of the most common questions to cross my inbox, facebook, and twitter feed, is some form of the following:

how do i know when i am ready to make the jump, from being a part-time photographer to a full-time professional? basically... can i quit my day job?

well... not that i'm any certified expert, but i have quit my day job to follow my dream of being an entrepreneur and a photographer [and yes, in that particular order], and i've been invited to interview regarding the seemingly elusive subject.

in fact, i was so good at quitting my day job that i did it... twice ;)

so, if you find yourself day-dreaming of life as a full-time photographer, from your cubicle chair, check out my interview with dane sanders TODAY @ 4PM PST. just make sure to turn the volume down on your desktop... you wouldn't want your boss to catch you.

here's the link to the live-stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/danesanders-tv

stop by. i'd love to continue the conversation...


  1. I listened to this feed the day it happened and a lot of what you said has stuck with me. It's scary to take the plunge, but I feel like I'm finally there. I just have to jump in and trust in God and my ability. Sink or swim, right? Thank you for the inspiration. :)

  2. I loved seeing this posted! Its something I've been thinking alot about lately and it gave me a little bit of relief to watch it. I know I'm not there yet, but I'm getting there.

  3. i think about photography every day all day at my day job. i'm obsessed. totally watching this video. right now. thanks!