Here is a snippit from this Christian Science Montior story about making money on the internet through blogging:
The rise of what’s known as contextual advertising has created a
21st-century version of royalties that’s reaching deep into the ranks
of amateurs and hobbyists. It points to a future where many people will
moonlight online as small-time creators for a little extra income, with
a few finding fame and fortune along the way.
"A lot of people say it’s sort of like a little
investment. They write something every night before they go to bed, and
another page on their website gets added. And the more pages they’ve
got, the more chance they’ve got of earning a little bit of money,"
says Darren Rowse, the webmaster of problogger.net, a site that helps bloggers improve their income.
says he makes six figures a year blogging, when factoring in all his
sites and the consulting gigs they generate. "You put something out
there," he adds, "and it has the potential to earn money forever. And
in that way it sort of is like a royalty."
Note: the image at the top of the story is problogger’s Darren Rowse from his blog