I got into e-commerce/IM from selling iPhone unlock services on eBay. I was making really good money for a college student but I didn't really know about SEO and IM and how vast it was so I never got to capitalize on my "niche" as much as I could have. Increased competition and eBay policies slowly destroyed my revenues and sucked my soul until I was broke, emo, desperate and full of despair and stuff this time last year. Luckily I got a full time job that helped me get back on my feet before I went completely broke. I just graduated so I've had more time on my hands. I've been thinking about trying to get back into IM. I'm not expecting to make instant profits right away but I feel like a good short term goal is to make a few extra hundred a month to supplement my main income. Would it be realistic/possible to reach that within months to a year for someone that's kind of a beginner? I'm not a complete newbie and I have some understanding of SEO terms, techniques, ideas, etc. and I have experience with web design/development. I can even invest some of my paychecks into my projects if needed. I've had some experience with success from my little eBay venture but that eventually failed. I just kind of feel like I won't have enough time to invest because of my job.