Hi all, I was wondering what the best way to monetize my blog is.. It gains little but consistent traffic on a daily basis. To give you a little background information, I make tutorial videos on YouTube for various pieces of different software and then I "document" each tutorial on my blog by making a post and I put the link in the description of the video. So if the tutorial requires them to download any files or what not, they have to go to my blog to get the files etc.. My blog is starting to average around 11-12k unique visitors per month (according to Google Aanalytics). [Bit of a side note, although I link my blog posts in the videos... most of my blog traffic comes from Google and basic SEO] I'm currently using Adsense on my blog and I've got my videos monetized on YouTube, that's my main method of bringing in the $$$. Lately I've been making about $20-$25 per month from YouTube views/monetization and about $15-$20 per month from Adsense adverts which I've got around my blog.. So in total I make anywhere between $20-$35 per month and then after 3 or 4 months I reach the $100 minimum I'm able to withdraw my money. I've also got a wordpress plugin installed on my blog called "Social Locker" which forces people to "like" my Facebook page before they get a download link... I figure it cant hurt to build up a Facebook page for advertisement purposes in the future.. I totally recommend this plugin, I've gained like 1000+ "likes" within 3 weeks of setting the page up. Could I be doing anything better? [obviously the answer is always yes] ... I've recently tried masking my download links with shorte.st but they pay so little (like 10c per 50 clicks) and for the amount of traffic I get its not really worth it.. I've also tried using cleanfiles.net to content lock my downloads but as soon as people see surveys these days they automatically assume its not genuine and tend not to complete them (since most require they input their mobile number)... Anyway after I tried cleanfiles, I lost a lot of traffic, people rated my videos down and left comments saying I was trying to "scam them to make money"... I want to stay "legit" but I also want to move up the ladder and make more.. I'm willing to put in the effort, I'm just in a bit of a stalemate and need some direction. Thanks for reading and I look forward to reading your ideas and suggestions!! I love this forum!