The more and more I continue on with IM, the more I think about 2 things; First, I spend way too much time in front of a PC while real life goes on outside my window, and secondly, I could make a lot more money with way less effort just investing in the stock market. At least my investments would keep their relative value. I have invested in many schemes in IM only to get zero return from them and no residual value. In the stock market, it only takes a second to execute a day trade then I can be free all day to do something else. With IM I am stuck in front of my PC most days while life passes me by. I think stock market investing is safer - most times if you get a trade wrong, just wait a little while and you are likely to be back to even in a short time or just hang onto the stock long term. Doesn't work that way with IM. Google or Facebook can render your work useless with the flip of a switch. They want to be the only ones that make money, not you. Or you spend a ton of money outsourcing or getting the latest software or method only to find out it doesn't give you the desired result. In the stock market, the method is simple and doesn't change. Invest for whatever period you want with the expectation your investment is worth more at the end. I think the odds of making money in the market are probably 50-50 each time you go in where as IM its probably 10-90.