DaStarBuG - 12:42 am on Apr 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
What I love about earning money with websites is that if you utilize user generated content and you reach the point where growth becomes self sustaining then you can lean back and watch your earnings grow.
At first you have to put a lot of work in it but other than a normal daytime job the work decreases over time where income increases.
I can lean back and do nothing for a month or two (besides writing an invoice here and there :D) and still earn my money.
However to get to this point you have to work hard.
At the end it comes down to hours spend vs. revenue earned.
If your hourly rate is still less then your day job you are not quit there yet :)
ps: AdSense is great for small publishers as a sole income. It is good for medium publishers as another stream of revenue and good for big publishers as fall back. The bigger you get the more you should focus on selling your ad inventory directly. You can make much more money with direct advertising than with AdSense IF you are big (and interesting) enough.