It’s not a lot, but it certainly does pay for our internet access, web host and other incidentals associated with being online. And, yes, we do pay income tax and FICA (Social Security and Medicare) taxes on those earnings.
Interestingly, much of the earnings have been passive in that I haven’t put any effort for several years into the sites that have earned the most on a regular basis – Haw Creek and a related blog, Haw Creek Out ‘n About. Both are related to recreational vehicles, travel, and camping.
In the last few months, Karen has started bringing in a bit on her blog, Quilts…etc., with ads from Craftsy, a site that has craft supplies as well as online classes related to cooking, photography, sewing, quilting, fine art, knitting, and more.
Perhaps by putting a bit of effort into these passive earning sites, I may be able to boost the earnings a tad.