Like most people I got into IM to escape the 9-5. I look at people doing 9-5 work (the ones with no purpose in doing so besides making cash -- ie: cashier) and feel that they are missing out and sacrificing too much of their life time when they could learn internet marketing. I avoid local seo and stick with affiliate marketing since it's the most rewarding return for your time and allows for the most amount of freedom. Then I see guys on youtube....And I'm not saying it's easy, but if you look at users like Fouseytube, romanatwood, and even the thousand of lesser known but still popular members, a lot of them pull in about 1-10 million views per video. For example, h3h3 productions a year or so back has 200k subs. He now has 2 million and a separate channel. The secondary channel is just vlogs of him and his wife doing stuff. Most vloggers just film stuff they are already doing with their family and be sure to act extra stupid for the camera. Apparently every 1 million view roughly equals $1,000 USD, sometimes less and very often more once companies take notice of your channel. I know this isn't anything we don't already know. But isn't youtube the ultimate practical form of freedom and money making for the average person? Affiliate/internet marketing, with all it's freedom, still comes with a lot of risks and long hours every day. I can't think of anything easier than making vlogs with your family once momentum is there and you're already popular, and earning a few thousand USD per video, done 1x per week. Youtube isn't really for me which is why I don't do it, but it seems like a financial utopia for social butterflies, gamers, and class clowns; with pranks, gaming, and vlogs I believe being the most popular and profitable topics.