I wouldn't want to hinder these questions from being asked (far from it) but when I see insinuations being made without any support, I'm just going to point them to this thread so I don't end up repeating myself.
Hopefully the successful Warriors will know where I'm coming from with this.
We often see these kind of questions:
Q: "If they really make money, why do they sell their secret system?"
A: Business is business. The aim of any business is to grow. If selling the system makes just a 5% or 10% increase of revenue, it's worth doing - (as long as you don't give away your niches in the process).
That 10% could well mean the difference between employing someone, giving them and their family stability, during a recession.
In the 80's when Bill Gates created the MS-DOS operating system and IBM decided to use it on all their home computers, Mr Gates didn't rest on his laurels, he used it as a means to dominate the PC market for the next 30+ years.
Plus the only 'secret' is the stuff that you don't know. There's more than enough info on this forum to teach you everything you need to know without having to buy a system. And many colleges run free or cheap business courses that you can attend - these are amazing resources that everyone should be taking advantage of if you're serious about building a business.
Q: "Are all screenshots faked?"
A: Look at your nearest city. There's hundreds if not thousands of businesses in hundreds of niches all making substantial income.
An Internet business isn't that different from a bricks and mortar business. They both require the same thing - hard work and solid business sense.
Many, including myself, use the label 'Internet markter'. In the offline world we would just be considered as having good business acumen. Business is business, no matter which medium you choose.
There's more smart business people coming into the IM world, and soon.
Right now many are ahead of the curve, but the Internet is going to be the place to do business. And when that happens, maybe conversations like this won't be required anymore, and those of us who have the head start will be the people to do business with.
The bottom line is:
If you don't believe it's possible to build a successful business (anywhere), then attempting to run a business probably isn't for you.