Hi, I'm trying to monetize a website/blog and implemented 5 ad blocks on to my site and also bought some traffic from a person on Fiverr. I don't have the luxury of hiring an SEO consultant and going the white hat route. As I'm typing this I realize how noob my "plan" sounds, but I'm a single mom with a baby, was just laid off and need some passive income while I hustle for a new job and a way to pay the bills. Please be kind. I have ads from Axill and Adsense on my site, but the CPM is ridiculously low, (140k impressions and I earned $1.32). I thought average was around $1-$2? I tested out the traffic provider from Fiverr for a week and this is what my stats look like according to Google Analytics: 7 days - 135,000 visitors Average Time on Site - 1 minute Country Stats: US - 25%, Russia - 8%, France - 7% Average Page Views: 2.35 pages per session Bounce Rate - 30% The site is new so this was the only traffic source. I want to assume it's because the traffic is not originating in the US, UK or Canada but wanted some feedback from this forum. Does the CPM increase as time goes on (blog was just launched two weeks ago) Any assistance or help on this would be appreciated. I'm not looking for an easy handout. I've read so many articles on this topic and I'm more than happy to do additional research. If you could point me in the right direction as to articles or other blogs that discuss this that'd be great. Thanks in advance.