Do what you enjoy
Always consider businesses that relate to things you enjoy. You’re looking to escape the so called rat race and you are more likely to feel passionate about a venture that you have a personal interest in. Having said that, when a hobby becomes work it can lose some of its appeal so be sure that you will be able to keep up your enthusiasm when it comes to spending a lot more time involved in your particular pursuit.
Draw up a business plan
Yes, even though are only going part time it doesn’t mean this step is one that should be overlooked. A business plan helps keep you on track.
It’s all well and good having a business plan in place but the proof, as with any venture, is in the pudding. Get things moving. This will build your confidence and give you an idea of the realities of running your own show.
Be prepared for there to be hiccups. It is rare that a business launches without a few hurdles to overcome. Try to learn from these and use the experience to better equip yourself to avoid them in future.