I have a start-up idea I'd like to move forward on. There's no way I could quit my job outright to work on it, but as a single mom, I also couldn't pull off the hours I currently work plus the start-up.
I'm considering looking for a part-time job to supplement my income during the start-up's first six months to a year. Obviously there aren't a lot of challenging programming jobs that fit that profile, so it'd probably either be something in an unrelated field (or even something unskilled) that leaves me enough time to get my start-up off the ground.
My concern is how that day job might reflect on my start-up. I think I'd actually like a few hours/week doing something random like teaching a technology program at a youth center, or as a part-time editor/typesetter for one of the publishers I know, but I don't want to get to the point where my start-up is ready to take off and find that I have less credibility because I spent the last 6-12 months doing a job that is related neither to technology or entrepreneurship.