I moved to a new city a few months ago and have considered starting a doula business here. I was trained by the Simkin School in 2007 and went to midwifery school in 2010. I am not certified, because I chose to direct my energy toward midwifery instead. I've worked as a midwifery apprentice and attended only homebirths so far. In my new city, hospital births are the majority and although I feel people are beginning to embrace doulas, they are still not super common. I have a lot of knowledge and experience, but I'm not sure how easy it will be for me to "break in" to the community here. I'm currently working a job that is not rewarding and I dread going there every day. I do not have a flexible schedule and so it would not work for me to continue to work there and begin doula work. I need to make at least $1300/month to meet my needs and I'm hoping that is possible here. Does anyone have any advice for transitioning from a normal day job to doula work without going hungry in between?