So, time for another poll:
I’d love to hear more details about how you do or don’t make money and would even invite you to plug your own website (if subject appropriate) in the comments!
As for me, I do make a little money from ads on this site (Google Adsense and Amazon). I also write for Hackaday.com, and most recently Wired UK (print and online!) on a post-by-post basis. Compared to the amount of time put into this site as well as actually making stuff, my pay rate is much higher as an engineer, and would probably be higher working as a cashier at your local grocery store. If you factor in the tools and materials used to make this stuff, I probably just break even.