Alot of what I talk about I have gleaned from my own experience and from here
Today I went to a meeting where a "specialist" in IM came in and talked to the company. It was designed to be simple, but what frustrated me the most was how much MORE I knew- and I am not nearly as informed as half of you (seriously- I'm NOT )
If you want to fund your IM as you start out- and you want to get paid to learn,test and explore, consider helping offline companies. Your info is SO valuable, and your time will be well paid for.
Go to it!