As to #3, to generate pennies from traffic you need to use either ads (Google AdSense being very popular, but there are plenty of others) or affiliate links (like the scubbly links on the dailyish email). If your writing is in high demand, you could try putting some of the articles behind a paywall (paid subscriptions) or offer premium content via Patreon (recurring small donations).
He was expelled for perverse baking experiments. This tiny ad is a model student:
A rocket mass heater heats your home with one tenth the wood of a conventional wood stove