I'm just curious as to how many of you are in IM as a career. I've taken an interest in it as a progression from web developer to SEO to IM, although I'm really just getting started. Thing is, I'm not sure how comfortable I'd be doing it as a full time career. Part of me feels that some bits of IM are a bit seedy, that I'd be a bit embarrassed to tell people at a dinner party that I was an affiliate marketer for acai berry stuff or forex schemes. Sure, I realise there's potentially more money in IM for the big noises than there is for say a lowly computer programmer (my background) but it seems a bit more dignified to be a programmer. For those of you who are in IM as a career, how have you progressed? Have you moved upwards to bigger websites, or providing services, or writing your own Clickbank products instead of marketing others? Or have you just kept on churning out the autoblogs and Adsense honeypots? For those of you at the lower levels, do you plan to stay in IM, or are you going to make some money and cash out, moving into another sector, like real estate or whatever? I'm just curious as to the mindset of everybody on here.