I'm putting all my efforts into offline ventures at the moment, so this is a bit of a hypothetical question, but I'm wondering: Would it be possible (or rather, realistically achievable) for an IM "newbie" to reach £1000 (about $1650) per month with just 4 months of research and hard-work? And if so, what "sector" of IM (for lack of a better word) should they be looking at? And what kind of financial input is needed? No, I'm not asking to be spoon-fed with ideas. I'm just wondering if I should start looking into IM as a serious venture, and what avenue I should be pursuing if I do. I need £1000 per month to supplement my current income and I ideally want to be in that position by the end of this year. Since I only have a bare-bones understanding of IM, I would need to be able to research adequately and start implementing well within the next 4 months. However, I don't want to waste a huge amount of time researching all the various avenues if I'm not going to be able to reach my goal by my time limit, especially since I do have offline projects in the works. I also only get £800 a month from student loans/grants, and I do have to pay for rent, food, bills, travel, study materials etc out of that so I don't have a huge amount of start-up capital. I'm willing to put the money and the effort in, but only if I have a good chance of making a decent living out of it. Would anyone be willing to tell me whether this is a realistic pathway I should be going down, and if so, what areas/processes/ideas should I start learning about? Thanks in advance.