Opportunities are always there. The only thing is whether you can recognise it. With news media frequently reporting scams and fraud, it is no wonder why so many people are afraid of thinking of making multiple streams of income from the internet. Many felt that they can't do it. Is it true? No, you must have read about how much Google actually collected for the Q3 of 2006. It's a whopping US$2.69 billion and part of this go to ordinary people like you and me who participated in their revenue sharing adsense program.
There are really many, many income generating opportunities on the internet. Yes, like any other businesses, such as Enron, or WorldCom, internet businesses do collapse and people don't get paid. But there are still many businesses on the internet that are paying their affiliates faithfully for many years, such as Google, Amazon.com, Clickbank.com, Commision Junction and many others.