The secret of making money from any blog is not to try too hard. Take it slowly. If your readers think you are in it just to make money off them they will click away in an instant.
You need to build a group of regular readers who awit every post with bated breath. This group of blog subscribers and they must come to know you and trust you. They need to believe that the blog really is run for their benefit and that any income you make is strictly a byproduct.
You need to build conversations with your subscribers through comments on posts and pages. They need to feel involved in the website.
You can make mony from Google Adense, CPA ads from Commission Junction and from affiliate links, but only one in every hundred people ever click ads, so you need alot of subscribers to make an income.
Remember WIFM. What’s In it For Me. Why should someone click a link on your page? You have to convince your subscribers that there really IS something in it for them.
There are thousands of people who make a lot of money from work from home blogs, but it does take time and is never going to be easy money.