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First, the bottom line: Quitting your day job is the dream of many eBay entrepreneurs. Choosing whether and when to do so are difficult decisions that depend on both your savings — you should have enough to pay your living expenses (including health insurance) for nine months — and realistic projections of your eBay business’s earnings. As your eBay business gets started, you may want to consider other options, such as flextime and telecommuting, before pulling the plug on your day job.