You always hear about Adsense being the number one choice for monetization but this is not true at all. Although you could make money out of it, you cannot actually make a living from it unless you have a really high traffic site/blog. Also you always hear stories about Adsense accounts getting banned for no reason and yes this is true, it has happened to me. Many of you might think that we click on our own ads but no I actually tested Adsense out to see what's going on and this is what happened. I signed up for Adsense and put all my details down, i.e Address, Bank name, website URL etc and they accepted me, I went on to their dashboard and it looked OK but it was not to a professional level if you know what I mean, the header and logo looked as if it was done on 'Paint' but that's not the reason. OK so I checked out the interface and tried to get used to it. I found out how to make an ad unit but decided not to make one. After this I logged off and didn't go on the computer for 2 days because I was busy. 2 days later, I went onto Google Adsense and it said my account has been disabled; no surprise there. I checked the email they sent and they start saying stuff about me clicking on my own ads but this was strange since I haven't had any ads put up and I didn't even make an ad unit. It seems to me that it is done on an automated process meaning accounts get disabled at certain times. For this reason, I decided not to use Adsense again but don't worry, if many of you are put down by this, don't be because I have a list of legit programs where they offer the same services as Adsense. Here they are: Yahoo contextual ads Kontera InfoLinks Adbrite ( This is one of those sites where you get the 'Advertise here' signs and advertisers get to pay for it at your own price) BuySellAds ( Same as Adbrite but has thousands more advertisers) AdFish AdMob PepperJam And many more are out there. Adsense is the only choice out there so don't be depressed if Adsense doesn't work out for you since there is plenty more fish in the sea.