Slightly OT, but I thought this interesting enough for a little research:
Two years ago, she discovered HubPages, where members can write blogs on a wide variety of subjects and receive 60% of the revenue generated by ads placed on their pages. Abee, who usually writes about Southern cooking, animals and saltwater fishing under the name "Habee," has developed a loyal following, which translates into more clicks and more money. She earns about $1,300 per month.
My thinking being that I already
waste too much time
spend time writing for free on the internets - why not let someone pay me for it? The amount seemed higher than my expectations about such things. So I took a quick peek at the site and some of the pages....
"You don't have to be Hemingway or Faulkner to be successful on HubPages..."
Turns out you don't even have to know how to spell, or have any accurate or remotely useful information about the subject matter. Sort of casts the $1,300 a month figure in doubt. I might be wrong about that, but three articles in a row filled with garbage and enough creative spelling to make an English teacher want to suicide makes me think the whole thing is BS.
The more articles I read about early-retirement, written by non-retired people, the less I trust such things.