Blogs have passed their fad stage and are now accepted as serious business tools, but far too many people have entirely the wrong idea about making money blogging. Making money because you blog is a much more common than making money from blogging much more common than making money from blogging. Yes, a handful of people make serious money from their blogs, including from advertising revenue, product sales, and more, but for most of us this is simply not going to happen. I know a very few people making six figures from their blogs, but I know a lot more extremely successful professionals who owe their success in part to blogging. The thought of a professional, whether a consultant, lawyer, speaker or anyone else starting a blog, slapping some ads on it, and raking in serious cash is simply ludicrous!