I have had my site for about six years now and I started out monetizing it with Google which worked out well, but wasn't generating very much because the site was new and wasn't getting very many visitors. Unfortunately, I was absent minded (ie. stupid) and had text above an ad saying something like "buy us a beer, click and ad". Hence, my account got disabled and I have not been able to get it reinstated no matter how hard I try. I have tried multiple other ad solutions and found one that paid decently but unfortunately, earlier this year they decided that they no longer to wanted to serve ads to my site. I think it was a traffic issue, since my site is heavily dependent on the strength of the box office. And some months are slower than others. So since then I've been trying to find a decent alternative, but haven't been able to. The "best" so far is with Criteo, but it's not very much at all. I'm getting a good amount of visitors and am #1 with Google searches. Just recently with the Star Wars movie, I got about 40k visitors in one weekend due to the huge movie weekend. I am starting to have major hosting issues due to the traffic volume, but cannot afford anything better. The next best hosting that I can find is about $60/month. Yet, I only get about $10-15/month from advertising. I wish I could just pay for the hosting out of pocket, but I lost my job recently and also have a kid on the way as well as a teenage daughter to support. There is no way I can pay that. I'm not trying to make money with the site actually, of course I would love that. But I would at least for it to be able to pay for itself. But no matter how hard I try, I just can't do that. I don't want the site to be covered in ads, but I need it to generate income somehow. If I can't figure something out soon, I may have to close the doors and I really, really don't want to do that.