Sure it feels cool to see 300 bucks a day (I don't btw) from your ezine articles or squidoo lenses, but will they last for 10 or 40 years?
At 27 I am a little bit scared to leave the full time job life for 8 daily clickbank sales from article marketing. I might make it for a few years, but the competition will be increasing each year. Will the employers in 2019 understand me, and hire a guy that has been "working in his pyjamas at the beach" for the last 10 years?
Even your email list will die eventually if you are not feeding it with new visitors. Think how different the world was in the 80's compared to now, and you will see my concerns. This forum will not talk about "link wheels" in 2049.
What is your backup plan? Your plan B