Not a very "successful" story but in bodog/Bovada freerolls I can make it to top 20-30 if I play right and ITT almost everytime. But in the second/third week I started studing poker I've won one (my only one right now) and it was something like $8.5.
So even in a average week I can farm a few dollars so I started playing 6-max cash. Finally playing cash and freerolls I made like $45 dollars. Finally I retired that cash to test it out because it was my first time doing that.
Playing freerolls won a little. Sometimes I was able to win satellites for tournaments with medium and large buy-in for the money from freerolls. Play super satellite at ept and bounty tournaments where you received more for knocking out than spent on the tournament.