Picture talk: Use of images attracts more eyeballs. It is humanitarian. Even if it is a data centric post or a theoretical one, have an image that speaks significantly for your post.
E-commerce bloggers can gradually choose to write curated content from other websites/blogs. That always helps because a buyer will generally not spend much time surfing. He/she will appreciate it if you provide most of what they are looking for.
Focus on good content, not on monetization. Over time, money and benefits will follow good content.