ok, let me tell you how i did it, had 20$ on pokerstars
for months, playing 1$ tourneys, i kept breaking even. i sayd the heck with it, googled a strategy or anything that could help me, lucky i came across cardschat
decided maybe i should give cash games a chance, join 4 tables 2nl with 1$ on each, waited for a good hand, raise preflop, if flop helped me a bit, or there wasnt an overpair, i would push all in (because i was really shortstack).
build a bit of a bankroll, added more tables, started playing with 100 BB, than 150 BB, and so on.
things going pretty good right now, i play on several sites, pokerstars send me a cec recently, but yeah, dont set a goal like winning 25$/day, because you might win 25$ today, and lose 100 in the next 2 days, or maybe 1 week, and then what? just play your best poker and see where it gets you!
and dont forget about bankroll management!