I'm not making money. I know the HOW of it, I've been around here long enough, but it just doesn't work for me. However, I am not wasting my time completely because I'm learning something.
Today I saved my son around $70 by building him a simple WordPress site for his offline business. Granted, it's not magnificent, but it has plugins and it's a start.
Three months ago I didn't have a clue what a WordPress site was and a plugin was a nice smelling thingy that I had in the electric socket at home.
So, if you're feeling a bit down about this whole IM thing just stop for a while and consider what you have learned. Be glad of it. The income part may come in time.