I've just quit my well-paid job.
I've been doing IM for 3 years part-time now, picking up tips, tricks, advise from this forum and various other websites, blogs, and mentors... and have consistently been making more money online outside of work, than I have with my full-time job for the last 12 months.
Why did it take me so long to quit - well I am not usually a risk-taker but thought it's now my time to be free. I can see what works online for me, so my quitting my full-time job I can rinse and repeat those methods and make my own way in life.
Plan is to work 3 days a week, and then spend rest of the week with my wife and 5 month old son.
Looking forward to having more discussions on here over the next few months