In December 2005, I quit my day job as a teacher - my aim was to do stock photography full time.
The beginning of 2006, I went back to college to learn about setting up a business - keeping accounts, advertising, how to keep the tax man happy...that sort of thing. It was all very interesting - and I finally set up Art Splat Designs in April 2006.
As for designing, and photography - I guess I've learnt along the way - and I'm still learning.
It's hard work working for yourself, but "giving up the day job" can be done.
But can it be done on a permanent basis?
Well for me...at this moment in time, I guess the answer is no.
Having had a great start at working for myself, I moved house - to the south coast of the UK. It's expensive to live down here...
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