Hi everyone. So, I decided to start a blog (Blogger platform) about 6 months ago with the intent to monetize it 1 month after it was set up. I did that... and now have $4 in my Clicksor account after 5 months. Granted, I didn't update often, but I did what I could, and wrote all my content myself. But 4 freaking dollars, REALLY??? Does it usually take that long to start off earning online? I recently moved the afore-mentioned blog to a self-hosted Wordpress platform, and have lost all search traffic. All the traffic I'm getting now is coming from 301 redirects from my Blogger blog (and that's only around 50 UV a day). I'm getting .01 - .03 USD in my Clicksor account daily... which sucks obviously. I used LinkReferral, LinkCollider and other such sites to promote my Blogger blog. Got 150 Twitter followers via Twiends. I haven't done all that stuff for my self-hosted blog now, since I thought it didn't affect my Blogger blog's traffic/exposure much anyway. I tried getting into the writing-for-money business, and signed up for freelancer, odesk, etc. but couldn't find any work there either. All jobs posted there, even fresh ones, had at least half a dozen people clamoring for the employer's attention (several of these people had many positive ratings) and so I hardly stood a chance of being hired, being a newblet there... Now, I tried to get approved for Adsense on my self-hosted blog, but the reason I get when they disapprove my account (and tell me to resubmit at a later date) is that my blog has copyrighted content. I'm pretty sure my blog does NOT contain copyrighted content. Does modification of savegames, and manipulating data running in Android memory count as copyright infringement? I'm at the end of my rope here, and so decided to ask for help from my fellow BHW'ers. Is my English so atrocious that I can't get a measly article-writing job? Am I doing something wrong in regards to my blog's monetization or linkbuilding? And before I'm told to use the search function and read read read, let me say that that's all I've been doing for a few weeks now, and have nothing to show for it.