I think, clear and structured plan is crucial to success. I used mindmup.com to create this simple mind map:
I don’t know exactly, which photography type will be most interesting for me, so I would like to practice different styles. But I definitely know, that I don’t want to work with people – to shoot weddings, portraits, fashion, etc. Maybe I will work with models only for stock photography.
Microstocks are dramatically important as a source of passive income; you can just use photos to fill up your portfolio, improve your skills and increase your income.
Photo edition also will be very useful, no matter which photo style I will choose.