So, I will keep this brief and to the point; I am relatively new (yes I am a noob) to the concepts of making money online and as I have a baby girl on the way, and hate my career (do well though), I have chosen the internet as a way to build my empire (partially tongue in cheek), and use it as a springboard for paying for law school. Before everyone jumps all over me, I am NOT asking how do I make money. I know how to use a search button (this site is amazing with all of the posts and guides). Aside from the fact the learning curve is VERY STEEP with online money making strategies, I am willing to put the time and effort into learning (have been teaching myself xhtml, css etc. so that I have a good foundation). What I am curious about are two things; what is considered a decent "monthly" return after many months of trial and error? 500 dollars, 2k, 5k etc? How long did it take most of you to learn your ABC's and translate it into a decent steady income?