Method 1) Find a job to get some money in your pocket and experience 2) Invest the money and the skills you got from the job into IM. Why Get a Job? Because a job is paid training. You get paid to learn something you're interested in, and you can use this money and knowledge to invest in IM. If you want to learn how a publishing company works because you want to start up your own publishing company, go get a job at the publishing company. You'll get money to start up your own publishing company, and you'll learn how a publishing company works. You'll know what makes a publishing company successful. So if you want to be successful fast, go get a job. Some resources: http://dropoutscansucceed.com/ - Teaches you a good way to position yourself if you don't have experience.