There is no easy way to become rich. If you want a nice stable income work for some one else. There's been jobs where I've made more then my employer because I got paid an hourly wage and they had to work on a proffit margin.
Don't like learning? Being self employed and breeding snakes isn't for you. when you're self employed you have to deal with taxes, zoning issues, keeping track of your books, and you end up putting in 80 hours a week over a regular joe's 40 (i've been self employed before and you need to work twice as hard for every dollar).