Why in the world are putting in long hours staring at a computer screen?
Are you just trying to quit your day job?
Are you earning extra money to buy a new house, car, etc.?
Are you trying to make the big bucks and retire, Millionaire Fastlane style?
I know for me- it's the freedom of being able to do what I want. Compared to what most people do all day long for a paycheck, IM is a dream.