I have been writing web content full-time since July of 2009. It is not making me a millionaire, but it pays the bills. I have dabbled in IM off and on for several years. By dabble I mean, buy an ebook or latest program and look at it for a few days and then forget about it. It has been recently that I have begun to seriously look at IM as a way of making a living. Building a business to coincide with the writing for real long term financial stability.
My question is one that has probably been asked a thousand times, so I will apologize up front. But...where would you point a newbie? What program is a good program to start the ball rolling. Mind you I do not have extra cash floating around to spend on a program and then all the extra money that program needs to be successful. I am looking for something real basic that I can cut my teeth on and build from there.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.