I probably receive 5-10 inquiries a month asking to purchase advertising. I've never accepted because either I don't like the products or the money is insufficient. I also get offers of books and products for review, but I don't want to be obligated to write reviews.
But this week I encountered something entirely new and unexpected. I received two offers to purchase photos from my Chicago collection, both from magazines. And Getty images also contacted me to add my photos to their collection for licensing.
Heck, I'll sell photos for publication elsewhere. The money I was offered more than covers my Typepad fees for a year, even after taxes.