The purpose of this post is to highlight whether or not "when" you got into this industry has an impact on how well you are able to do in todays world. I have a buddy of mine (we unfortunately don't talk often) who is HUGE in internet marketing (he makes well over $1 million / year) and is popular across the entire industry. He started back in 2002-2003 and slowly built up his empire to where he is today, so 7 years give or take. Every day there are newbies popping on WF, here, and other forums saying "where can I start, blah blah blah". So my question to you is this. Are you a veteren? Have you been doing this for a while? If so, if TODAY you had to start completely fresh with a few bucks in your pocket, no existing IM tools, no existing newsletter lists, ...all you had at your disposal was the knowledge you have gained over the years... HOW MUCH could you realistically make in 3 months time WHILE holding a standard 9-5 job. I am just curious in todays world, todays economy, todays social networking, etc... how a veteran could perform compared to a complete newbie in 3 months. You don't need to go into details, but quote the $$$ you could make it 3 months (holding a standard 9-5 job) and what AREA of internet marketing it would be done in.