This is a loaded question that I cannot give you an answer on. Only you can make this decision. But here are a few things to consider.
Income – How much money do you need to make in your direct sales business each month to live on? Notice I don’t say to replace that income as that income may not be realistic or it may not all be needed.
Savings – Do you have an emergency fund in case you have a bad month and don’t make the money you need from your direct sales business? How long can this money get you through if you have a bad couple months with your direct sales business?
Taxes – Can you set aside money and not touch it? Remember, your direct sales company does not pull money from you to cover income tax, so you will need to pay this to the government when you file taxes. Of course, ideally you will not owe, but you never know.
Additional Costs – If your employer provides you with any type of benefits you need to consider if you still require these or if you can purchase these elsewhere. This would include, but is not limited to, items such as health care, pension or a drug plan. While you may not think you require these items, you never know when something will come up and you wish you had them.
The statistics for this are not very supportive though, but who doesn’t like to prove others wrong?
Average Yearly Income for Direct Sales Associates in 2008: $1,974
(Source: Direct Selling Association )