Elise (who continues to enthrall with detailed tutorials on learning MovableType) comes forth with an article on how to use your blog to make some dough. No major surprises but re-told in her signature clarity:
There are two approaches to making money with a weblog; one is to create a blog specifically for the purpose of making money, the other is to earn some money as a by-product of your site. This tutorial will focus primarily on the second approach. Four ways by which you can make money with your weblog are Google Adsense, various affiliate programs, other forms of advertising, and PayPal tip jars.