I want to start off this post with a huge thank you to all of the amazing seasoned people (and a lot of the new people) on this board. The advice I've been reading has already been instrumental to convincing me that this is the field I want to be in. I've finished my pre-licensing course here in NY, and am studying right now for the final exam and state exam. My main question is this - I currently have a really decent paying non-sales jobs (I've been in sales my entire life, but I needed a 6 month break from it to reset). I'm concerned about the startup. I haven't really started looking for who I'm going to contract with. I know that I'll be a huge asset to whoever I do contract with because I've been a top dog salesperson at most of the sales jobs I've ever had. I was even mildly successful in a network marketing company (belive it or not!!!). Do you think it would be wise to start off selling insurance part time nights and weekends while I'm still working my full time job... or is it better to jump in with both feet and hit the ground running? I only have about a half month of expenses set aside right now, but I am currently working a part time job outside of my full time that supplements my income. Suggestions? Advice? You guys (and gals) are awesome! Thank you!