I have been working from home for myself for nearly ten years. Much of my work gets automated which leaves me with time to learn new things.
I have been a successful Forex Trader and designer/builder of E-Commerce sites, enough to support my family of 6.
My career has lead me to not only working to earn money directly for myself, but also several consulting positions. I don't want a full time job because I enjoy the freedom that my lifestyle offers me too much :D