I traded self employed for 3 years before calling it quits. I never had the patience/discipline and found myself day trading rather than investing / taking long term bets which is the only thing im good at (alongside political bets).
since going back to work (I work in the fund business) I have started on darwinex with good (albeit early) results. I see darwinex as a 5 year plan. work will pay the bills in the meantime.my only regret is not having this 5 year plan 5 years ago!