I was chasing my client dreams I hoped someday he will make it and I will be he's designer.
I earn a lot of money which was my goal back then, but I did not improve at the design skills I just got worst, I did everything he told me to do. You can always spend the money, and the client can replace you, but building something your's can't be wasted like that, yes at the beginning can be very hard but trust me it will pay off!
So work on your skills, work on your brand and work on your marketing strategy. Don't just hope on a few clients.