I'm not really blogging for dollars. It's fun; it's ego; it's informative.
Basically, blogging has become an addictive hobby. But I have a friend, who began knitting as a hobby and has found a way to make a few bucks from her part-time passion. (She knits killer suits that look like some Chanel couture creation that Linda Evangelista* could wear in Vogue magazine. My friend also teaches classes to other would-be knitters.)
*(FYI Linda E. is my favorite supermodel. Evangelista is another bottom-line girl. She was famously quoted as saying that she does not wake up in the morning for less than $15,000 a day.)
So here's my bottom-line assessment of my blogging obession: Do it for fun, but try to make it pay! I've thought about offering editing services in exchange for small fees or some kind of ad barter. Or maybe I could peddle print articles about my so-called life as a blogger to big-ticket, big budget magazines.
For other ideas, I turned to Dumb Little Man, who has recently offered some great lists about money-making ideas and other tips on writing:
1. 50 tools for improving writing. This is a link I've used before my Dumb Litte Man introduction. I teach a journalism class to high school students and this list has great tips for writing.
2. This is a great DLM list, featuring 40-plus ways to make money on the Internet. I have been systematically going through his various ideas.
3. Then Dumb Litte Man followed up with another list of money making tips.
The Frugal Duchess Boutique