wheel - 1:11 am on Mar 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
I suspect that most of the 'coding' examples given here, they were succesful due to business acumen + good idea. Not just some random coder with a good idea. That's the first mistake of coders, assuming that writing the code has much value. It doesn't. Coders are a dime a dozen. Excellent coders are only slightly more expensive than that. And a well coded good idea is still worth practically nothing.
There's lots of ways to make money. Most of them involve some combination of marketing/sales Coding and content are way down the scale of things needed to make money from a website (or anything). They're both hourly rate functions. No disrespect to coders, I started my career as one and really don't have any disrespect for folks that do it. It is not, however, a way to make money.
You want to make money, which of the following search terms do you want to do on google:
3) php coding
4) html web design
5) article writing.
hint: it's not the last three.