The designer's guide to giving up your day job

Odd work hours, long days, often times no real weekends - it isn't always easy to make a living doing what you love. Yet according to recent statistics 13.9 per cent of the population now work from home, with almost two-thirds of home-workers now self-employed.

Faced with another long commute on a dreary Monday morning, the idea of working for yourself can take on a magical allure. Daydreaming of a life where you can set your own routine, roll out of bed and straight to your desk in minutes and finally have the freedom you've always craved – but how does the reality measure up? Is it really that easy to quit your day job and go solo?

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