Thank you BHW for all the shares, insight, knowledge, methods and more. Those things have been a gift and a curse for me. So much information is shared that it sparks my own creative process and inspires me to try new things based on the success of others, thats the gift part. The curse has been that all these new methods and ideas are more of a distraction to get me off course from the current project that I may be working on at the time. I know I'm not the only one that goes through this. Its just a lot of information and if not properly prioritized you can get lost reading about the next big thing in methods and not focusing on your work at hand. I have decided that 2011 is my last year to reach my financial goals via online ventures or computing in general. If it doesn't work this year, I'm going back to flipping cars on craigslist. Which in itself can be profitable because I do all my own mechanical work but living in upstate New York makes it a pain to turn those wrenches during our 6 months of winter weather. I'm going join the mobile device gold rush and I really think it will be gold rush now that Verizon has the iphone and that opens up millions of new app buyers to Apples app store. I know that its a massive undertaking but I think its a worthwhile venture. I was planning on using dragonfire sdk or appcelerator to create apps in a windows environment without having to learn any objective-c. This is possible to do, but I figured that I'm putting my business at the mercy of a third party that may change their terms in the future or may even get blocked by Apple. So I decided to follow the proprietary path that Apple recommends and made the investment in a MacBook (my first mac...ever) solely for the purpose of using xcode and objective-c. Did you know that Apple computers are about 2 to 3 times the price of a similarly powered windows based PC? Luckily I found a used oned in mint condition on craigslist, and if I find that I simply can't learn objective-c I can always resell the macbook for what I paid for it. I took C in college years ago and back then I was more concerned with being a ladies man than a programmer. I'm hoping my past programming experience will allow me to make the leap to objective-c. Its kind of like me as a car mechanic deciding to build a space shuttle. Hopefully I can learn this language in less than 3 months. To learn objective-c, I decided to get a background in object oriented programming by reading Apples ebook: Object Oriented Programming with Objective-C. This has explained some of the basic concepts around objects, classes, interface/implementation, methods, messages, etc. and allows me to learn some of the nomenclature used in objective-c, so I'll know what mean when they are referring to a selector or instance variable in the next book. The book I'm currently reading is also by Apple called: The Objective-C Programming Language. This book digs deeper into Objective-C. I'll let you know how this one goes later. If anyone has pointers about learning objective-c, feel free to share them. I just want to learn the language and become proficient in iOS development. Feel free to watch my progress as I go from zero iOS and Objective-C programming experience to the promise land of the App Store. I'll try to update this thread with my progress several times per week.