Ya. The unemployment rate is like at all time lows, any new trader need to consider that they could be pulling $50k doing something else. Also, working from home without a boss sounds awesome but its actually quite unfulfiling, there is quite a connection between people that are self-employed and depression. I did it for a long time and it didnt felt good at all, despite all the profits. Its for that very reason why I decided to rent a desk at a coworking place, just to have people around me, small talk, networking etc. I find it much better than working from home and 'living the dream'