There are some bloggers out there who are wildly successful, and make six figures writing and promoting their sites. However, most bloggers are not going to make THAT much money. You can, if you have the traffic and the time to dedicate to it. However, there are even more bloggers out there that make a decent living, and get paid to do what they love, even without hundreds of thousands of page views. Check out this post by Kayla Cruz at Lose GenY Girl for how:
-Write sponsored posts- companies will pay you to support their products
-Sell your own products- you can create printables, an eBook, or run a class!