I did touch briefly on making money with your blog in my previous post but now I want to mention how you can make money by putting advertisements on your blog.
Most people have heard of google's adsense. Basically, you let google place ads on your page and then you get paid a few pennies every time someone clicks on one of those ads. I had (past tense) an adsense account for awhile. I tried it first through another paid blogging site I used and then had adsense on here for almost a year. I had heard from others online that adsense is very picky and sneaky. I have heard that when it is close to pay out (oh yeah and a whopping $100 minimum for payout!) they will send you an email telling you that you had some sort of fraud and will cancel your account.
In all the time that I had adsense (over a year) I made a big $12.00! Then all of the sudden my account was closed for fraudulent clicking! I'm thinking that it may have been because I'm a member of a few blog traffic exchange sites? I did contact them to inquire about it but got no response! There are some people that make decent money with adsense but for small bloggers like me it seems like it's just a waste of space!!
After my adsense account got closed I began to search for other websites like it. I came across adbrite. It is kind of like adsense. See the big long advertisement on the left side of this page?? That's an adbrite ad! Now, also notice how some of the words throughout my post are highlighted and underlined? When you put your mouse over it you will see a small advertisement link pop up...that's adbrite!! Every time someone clicks on one of the ads, you get paid for it! You also have a way to make extra money through getting referrals! It's very easy to do. All you have to do is place the code(s) on your site and they do the rest! The best part is that YOU get to decide what your minimum payout is! You can make it as low as $5.00 instead of $100!! Try it and let me know what you think!!