So one of your goals is more time away from work.

What does that look like?

Let's say you fancy a two weeks off at Christmas, two weeks off in the summer, a week in spring and a week in autumn, plus a few more days to deal with the other stuff that happens.

That's about 7 weeks in total. Already we're way above the statutory minimum for an employee. But you're working for yourself, so there has to be a benefit to the extra stress and worry, right?

7 weeks off means 45 weeks on. 5 working days per week means 225 days per year.

Take action: What's your target income? For both you and for your company. Divide it by 225. That's how much you need to make each day.

Rahoul Baruah

Rahoul Baruah

Rubyist since 1.8.6. Freelancer since 2007, dedicated to building incredible, low-cost, bespoke software for tiny businesses. Also CTO at Collabor8Online.
Leeds, England