2. You have a solid business plan in place.
Being talented and passionate simply isn’t enough when it comes to succeeding as a professional photographer. You’re embarking on a full-time business venture with what you do, so you need a business plan. When you’re ready to say good-bye to your day job, you have a strategy as to how you’ll make consistent money and continue growing into the future.
Part of coming up with that strategy should have involved talking to other photographers that started out where you are, speaking with a financial consultant, or otherwise seeking guidance from authorities on the matter.