While I am the majority earner I do not have insurance benefits. They are too costly through my job so we go uninsured and pay cash at the Drs.
I don't like my job and my employer tried to get me to stop selling hot dogs in my free time once they found out I was doing it. So I have no problem getting done.
I have a 2year old daughter to take care of but I also miss out on a great deal of her life working 6 days a week. Some weeks I don't see her for days at a time. I know if I could sell hot dogs full time and make a living I'd be able to spend more time with her and my wife.
The bar rush is currently fairly steady and profitable. There's no threat of the bars closing because it's basically a cluster of a dozen or so bars and our city has a huge night life. I wouldn't be focusing solely on working late night if I went full time. I currently can only get out Thursday and Saturday because of my schedule on Friday's So I miss a very busy night each week when I could be out selling dogs. I would be doing thursday-saturday late night and then working days Monday-Friday. I have a few spots scoped out as well as being able to set up on city property. I also could line up enough events throughout most of the year to bring in more cash. If I didn't have a full time job I'd be able to sell the catering/party side more because I would have the time to do.
I know the weather will affect me business in the winter. I figure I'd more than likely lose January-February altogether and December and March would be spotty. I could easily fill this income with holiday work.
My ultimate goal is to grow into a concession trailer and spend the fall doing county fairs in our state.
I think I'm going to finish out this year with my original plan like Jcheese said. Pay off my debt and get my monthly expenses as low as I can. That will set us up to be in a better spot to go full time.