Running a node to validate transactions to gain the fee

Dear all,

the current information on the internet are not clear enough or described very complex. I didn't found any discussussion about this. I want to earn some etherum but not in the classic dominating known way of mining where a huge rig, packed full of GPUs is needed. I want to know if it's possible to run a node with a strong focus for validating and processing pending transactions in order to get the fee/gas. Is there however any distinction between "mining" and "mining fees"? My basic understanding refers to the fact that one should be rewarded if one operates a node to strengthen the network.

Im running /usr/bin/parity on a small VM with 1 CPU and 2 GB RAM for this test purpose.
[parity]
mode = "last"
mode_timeout = 300
mode_alarm = 3600
auto_update = "critical"
release_track = "current"
no_download = false
no_consensus = false

[footprint]
tracing = "auto"
pruning = "fast"
db_compaction = "hdd"
fat_db = "auto"
scale_verifiers = true
num_verifiers = 6
my logfile looks all the way like this
2017-07-06 17:31:45  IO Worker #0 INFO import    #1930791    6/ 7/25 peers  1012 MiB db   12 MiB chain  0 bytes queue   10 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
2017-07-06 17:32:28  IO Worker #3 INFO import    #1931553    6/ 7/25 peers  1012 MiB db    7 MiB chain  0 bytes queue    9 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
2017-07-06 17:32:29  IO Worker #0 INFO import    #1931553    6/ 7/25 peers  1012 MiB db    7 MiB chain  0 bytes queue    9 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
2017-07-06 17:32:29  IO Worker #1 INFO import    #1931553    6/ 7/25 peers  1012 MiB db    8 MiB chain  0 bytes queue    9 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
2017-07-06 17:32:29  IO Worker #2 INFO import    #1931553    6/ 7/25 peers  1012 MiB db    8 MiB chain  0 bytes queue    9 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
2017-07-06 17:32:35  IO Worker #1 INFO import  Syncing #3983639 4e3b…bd87     0 blk/s    1 tx/s   0 Mgas/s      9+    0 Qed  #3983649    5/ 6/25 peers  1012 MiB db    8 MiB chain  153 KiB queue    9 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
2017-07-06 17:32:49  IO Worker #2 INFO import  Syncing #3983640 82cf…bd42     0 blk/s   39 tx/s   2 Mgas/s      9+    0 Qed  #3983649    5/ 6/25 peers  1012 MiB db    8 MiB chain  153 KiB queue    9 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
2017-07-06 17:32:49  IO Worker #0 INFO import  Syncing #3983640 82cf…bd42     0 blk/s    0 tx/s   0 Mgas/s      8+    0 Qed  #3983649    5/ 6/25 peers  1012 MiB db   12 MiB chain  120 KiB queue    9 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
2017-07-06 17:33:19  Verifier #0 INFO import  Imported #3983649 27c7…60a3 (3 txs, 0.09 Mgas, 47.55 ms, 0.92 KiB)
2017-07-06 17:33:19  IO Worker #1 INFO import    #1931934    4/ 5/25 peers  1012 MiB db    8 MiB chain  0 bytes queue    9 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
2017-07-06 17:33:37  Verifier #0 INFO import  Imported #3983652 06e0…090d (1 txs, 0.05 Mgas, 70.63 ms, 0.69 KiB)
2017-07-06 17:33:47  IO Worker #2 WARN miner  Detected heavy transaction. Banning the sender and recipient/code.
2017-07-06 17:33:55  IO Worker #0 INFO import    #1932442    5/ 7/25 peers  1012 MiB db    7 MiB chain  0 bytes queue    9 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
2017-07-06 17:33:56  IO Worker #2 WARN miner  Detected heavy transaction. Banning the sender and recipient/code.
2017-07-06 17:34:28  IO Worker #3 INFO import    #1932716    3/ 4/25 peers  1012 MiB db    7 MiB chain   15 KiB queue    9 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
2017-07-06 17:34:29  IO Worker #2 WARN miner  Detected heavy transaction. Banning the sender and recipient/code.
2017-07-06 17:34:29  IO Worker #1 WARN miner  Detected heavy transaction. Banning the sender and recipient/code.
2017-07-06 17:34:29  Verifier #0 INFO import  Imported #3983654 8145…b465 (47 txs, 1.11 Mgas, 5294.83 ms, 6.10 KiB)
2017-07-06 17:34:32  hyper-client INFO miner  Updated conversion rate to Ξ1 = US$265.05 (449151580 wei/gas)
2017-07-06 17:35:04  Verifier #0 WARN miner  Detected heavy transaction. Banning the sender and recipient/code.
2017-07-06 17:35:10  Verifier #0 INFO import  Imported #3983656 4f1e…8e83 (31 txs, 0.86 Mgas, 4768.15 ms, 4.19 KiB)
2017-07-06 17:35:11  IO Worker #3 INFO import    #1932882    4/ 6/25 peers  1012 MiB db    7 MiB chain  0 bytes queue    9 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
2017-07-06 17:35:11  IO Worker #1 INFO import    #1932882    4/ 6/25 peers  1012 MiB db    7 MiB chain  0 bytes queue    9 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
2017-07-06 17:35:12  IO Worker #2 INFO import    #1932882    5/ 7/25 peers  1012 MiB db    7 MiB chain  0 bytes queue    9 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
2017-07-06 17:35:12  IO Worker #0 INFO import    #1932882    5/ 7/25 peers  1012 MiB db    7 MiB chain  0 bytes queue    9 MiB sync  RPC:  0 conn,  0 req/s,   0 µs
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