The main reason we started writing online was to be able to have friends and family be informed as to where we are and what we're doing when we're travelling. And for the first 18 months, we used a trip journal site that we had to pay about $80 per year for. This worked just fine.
But then I came across Google's Adsense program.
Adsense supplies the advertising that you see above and beside the post that you are now reading. Every time somebody visits one of those advertising sites, we make a few cents of income to put towards our travels. So instead of us paying to have a trip journal, we now make a couple of dollars every month.
It doesn't cost you anything to visit one of the advertisers sites, and there is no chance of viruses because they are all pre-screened by Google. And you can quickly return to this site by using your browsers "back" button.
A neat thing about this form of advertising is that it is geared towards the content of the post. Notice how the ads right now are all regarding advertising on making money online.
Visit some of our past posts and see how the ads are always related to what the post is about...