Before making the leap from a side gig to a full-time venture, ensure you have a solid 3D plan with a three to five-year outlook, build up sufficient emergency reserves, and communicate your intentions and journey with loved ones to gain buy-in and support. Additionally, understand your “why” and make sure the venture aligns with the life you want to lead for a successful transition.

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