bruce Fine wrote:find a market for your products before even thinking about taking on debt to create a business. don't just guess at what you think you might be able to sell
Daniel Ray wrote:Brody, I'm going to second Artie's advice and follow his three steps especially encouraging early retirement extreme. This is what I did in a similar boat to yours.
Before the wisdom of permaculture I decided to drop 80K on 4 years of undergrad and and additional 2 years of grad school. Using the early retirement extreme strategy my wife and I are now free from debt and working hard to transition to full time permaculture.
I was the same age as you when I finished school and it only takes a few years of hard work and frugality to wipe those debts out. You can do it!
Start your fermenting business and see what you can make of it, but keep your day job till your free and you no longer need that income. As Artie said, reach the tipping point and be Gert--free from the need for so much income.
Artie Scott wrote:Hi Brody,
I think you do 3 things:
1. Kill your debt. See Early Retirement Extreme blog or listen to Dave Ramsey podcasts for how to do it quickly.
2. Do what you think you love as a side hustle ~ grow that business on evenings and weekends. See if you actually love it, and see if it makes any money.
3. When you reach the tipping point ~ when you make enough from the side hustle to pay your now much lower overhead, quit the job you hate and make the side hustle the main gig, and you are now Gert.
Easy, right? ;)