Sgt_Kickaxe - 10:41 am on Sep 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Chicken before the egg!
It takes traffic to earn revenue under ANY system and quality traffic is harder to come by now than ever before. Unless you have a fresh idea or an angle on how to do what's already been done (100's of times) even better you're going to be in for a long and harsh uphill battle if you're just starting out.
If I was starting out I would not add ANY advertising to my website in order to keep it fast and more link worthy, at least until it passed the 1000 unpaid unique visitors per day threshold. I wouldn't quit my day job either with the idea that it will just take a few months to get rolling, it may(and often does) take years.
Congrats on the great story.