This "work-life balance" is defined by you and only you. It's internal, it's personal, and it's up to you to create that based on what you value most inside. Why do you get up and leave your family everyday? Why do you work every weekend? Why do you stay late at work sometimes to meet clients needs?
You will not make money for a long time. That is just the way this all works. Shoot, it's the way it works for everyone that starts their own business. And when you do get your first few checks, you will just use them to re-invest in yourself and your business.
I think my favorite thing about being a New Home Sales Consultant is helping my clients around the obstacles that make them think they can't build one of our homes. Seeing that look on their faces when they realize that they CAN build a new home.