I can't help you with direct advice other than to listen to the likes of C Rocke. I'd also want to get the advice of other "roadside" guys. Someone like BBQ Bubba would be good.
You appear to have a great grasp on what is a head of you. What you probably don't realize is that no matter how hard you think it's going to be, it's not as hard as it's really going to be.
Take C Rocke's advice and get all the "admin" stuff out of the way before starting to explore the other stuff.