I have a suggestion for you: when building your online business, don’t leave your day job. In fact, I advise you against it.
Why is that case?
Because, like it or not, building an online business is hard. It may be harder than you expect. For that reason, leaving your day job is not a wise thing to do. It may put you in a dangerous situation financially.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that you should not build an online business. Having an online business is good for you in the long-term because it has many benefits. But it will take time to reach that point.
My suggestion is that you build your online business on the side. Start it as a side business. Work on it in your spare time without leaving your day job. By building it as a side business, you will still have your main income source. You will have the time you need to get your business off the ground.
That’s how I built my online business. I didn’t go all-in with it. Instead, I built it as a side business. I was taking my master’s degree abroad at that time and I got a scholarship, so the financial side had been taken care of. As a side project, I started my blog. I didn’t work on it full-time, but I spent a lot of time on it on the side. After graduating, I still had a day job for one year (from 2008 until 2009) before going full-time with my online business.
Keep your day job but set aside regular time to build your business. You could do it at night or on the weekends. Yes, it means having less time for other things, but remember that you are investing in your future here.
The key here is to be consistent. Even if you set aside just half an hour a day, if you do it consistently, you can build something meaningful over time.