Being a PHP programmer for quite a while has meant I have built up a bit of a customer base. These days because I have increased rates most clients have gone to what I would consider a more 3rd world country employee - which is up to them. I generally only have one client at the moment and that's it.

So I've decided to move on. I'm not working for third world rates and have decided to work on developing the "tools" I have had in mind for a long time now. I also spend a small amount of time affiliate marketing. I'm not really interested in always spending my time in client work.

But moving on just seems sort of weird and working on these tools could mean not getting an income for awhile. I get small amounts from affiliate marketing and my sales/hosting business.

What would you do in my situation and where would you head towards?

Thanks in advance for the responses.