I've been thinking about this for a while and it's actually a good question... If there was no IM, how would you make money INDIVIDUALLY ?! I don't mean getting a college degree and working under someone's orders, IM is a free market where anyone can make cash online, what are the other opportunities ? Also, what type of business are you knowledgeable about (besides internet) and is there any other 'job' related to IM, where you can work on your own ? Post everything, online, offline... In this life, you won't be rich if you don't have your business (not including the situation where you need to have great education/degree and experience), so, what are the other ways to be your own boss ? I'm not asking this for myself, just curious about what people know and think.