A little less than two weeks ago I created a blog for one of my favorite games. I worked out the design, added the plug-ins, and wrote unique content immediately. It offers up plenty of tips, guides, cheats... that sort of thing. Within a few days all of my posts were indexing and the blog was ranked #4 in G for a very sought after phrase. Now, a week later, it's ranking well for other phrases and is really doing well for how new it is. To be more specific, the blog is bringing in 1,000 - 2,000 uniques per day, all of which is targeted. I'm trying my best to monetize it while I continue to add content and work on the backlinks. The problem is, everything I've tried in terms of monetization which has worked for me on numerous other sites hasn't worked at all with this particular blog. I'm not sure if gamers are immune to ads or what? I've tried Adsense (both on the sidebar and within content) but it only nets a few pennies per day and has the lowest click through rate I've ever seen. I've tried game rental affiliate programs as well as official strategy guides which only result in a few clicks per day with 0 sales. Heck, I've even tried Kontera which I absolutely cannot stand and has brought similar results as Adsense. So I guess my big question is, has anyone here been able to successfully turn a niche gaming blog into $$$? And if so, what approach worked the best for you?