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There's a lot less stress than you might expect, especially considering the technical illegality of the whole operation. The cops watch you closely, your wife may not be sure what exactly you do, and the I.R.S. may have you under a microscope—yet with the deck stacked against you, you're not in jail. 

For some reason, no one has figured out why a woman with a cat grooming service owns a penthouse in Manhattan, a beach house in Malibu, and a private jet to get her to and fro.

They'll never suspect a thing. (Source)

And why would they? If you're any good at your job, you know how to do it without getting caught.

Of course there are risks here—and that may even be why you got into this in the first place. Don't fool yourself though; big risks may equal big payoffs, but maintaining a façade of legality while doing everything the complete opposite can be a tough balancing act. You could end up dead or in jail at any moment. But if you can't take the heat, get out of the incredibly-wonderful-smelling kitchen.