I started this site for two reasons. The primary reason: I needed a place where I could write what I needed to write regardless of whether I could make money doing it.
The secondary reason: To make money doing it.
Like so many others, I’m looking for the infamous “alternative income stream.” A former editor pointed out that it’s risky for a freelancer to rely on just one paycheck source. He’s right. After all, I am supporting myself, paying for my own health insurance and building my own retirement. If my day job went away, I’d be so out of luck.
Plenty of people blog for free, for the sheer joy of words. Let me tell you something: Joy doesn’t pay the bills.