Originally Posted by Precognition
I suppose you could say the way I look at it is, if I can't manage to beat the .01. .02 tables how am I going to beat anything higher?
Deposit $60 (arbitrary number that's safer than $40), download the trial version of Poker Tracker 3 or Holdem Manager, grind 1c/2c.
The SNG path is better if you wont deposit, but if you're protective of your tiny bankroll then you really need to do some study away from the table, get a solid strategy down (the guys in the tournament section of this forum can help you a lot with this)... and hope bad variance doesn't get you.
FWIW, I like the starting at the micro's approach to cash games, just not the playing under-rolled approach.
Freerolls are actually fun for the first 2-3 of them, the next few dozen.. not so much. Depositing is easier, faster and more profitable.