I think one of the worst things we can do is to try to pinpoint when we will start earning money. While there are some things that are common with all of us, there are many different variables. I joined a month ago and made $33.00. And that's not a lot considering I wrote 90 articles. However, I must admit I was feeling my way around but have learned quite a bit since I wrote my first article.
So when we will have a big payoff depends on how much we write as well as other factors.