Today we are going to have a little money chat. Ready...go.
A lot of people email me and ask me how to make money off of their blog and how to start having paying sponsors. Well let me just say...I certainly don't have it all figured out. Believe me, when I start making millions off of this blog, I will let y'all know.
In the meantime, here's something that I think EVERYONE with a blog should do...install Google AdSense. It is simple and easy to install, no fuss to maintain and free. Even if it only earns you $2.00 a month, that is free money from doing something that you love...and hopefully it will continue to build as your blog grows. And if you think "pshhhh, two dollars, that's silly," then just mail it to me each month and I will gladly accept it.
Go to your blog layout, click add a gadget, then find AdSense.
As far as paying sponsors, my best advice would be to take those on only when you are committed to your blog and posting consistently. People are paying you and they expect something in return. It's not something to be taken lightly because it does require time and effort to keep up with sponsors and ensure that everyone is happy. I recommend doing a "trial" first by offering to allow people to sponsor your blog for free for a month or two, that way you can see how it works and if you are willing to maintain it.
Now go forth and make money. The end.