A little about me: While I'm new to IM, my background is in commercial credit/collection and finance. I'm a self made guy and have always worked very hard for anything and everything I have. I know there are NO SHORTCUTS in life, but that doesn't mean there aren't "smarter" ways of doing things. Recently, after giving 25 years of my best to a fortune 500 company, my department (along with several others') was outsourced. While I considered getting into IM in the past, my time was just too limited for a solid commitment. Once I commit, I don't stop until I have achieved my goals, that's just who I am.
Which leads me to my question.
I understand this is NOT an easy (and/or straightforward) question to answer but...here goes. What kind of investment (both monetarily and time-wise) would one have to consider in order to yield a full time income from IM?
I intend on educating myself in all aspects of IM, but at this time, I am considering CPA to start. Thank you in advance.