I was motivated by Lordsenf's tumblr journey and began one of my own on November 7th. Since then I've got my own domain, built up about 7k followers on Tumblr and am slowly accumulating followers on IG and Pinterest as well to drive traffic to the blog. Everything has been done white hat, no backlinking, no bots, just my time and methods learned from lurking here for a while. I hit PR3 with this last update though I guess that just means I'm getting backlinks and thats about it. My issue is I've no good idea how to monetize the site. I am banned from adsense, and am trying to keep the site clean so staying away from porn. I get about 5k uniques a month, 2/3 from the US, mostly men surfing from home and between the ages of 18-24. I've tried affiliate ads promoting video game cards for the Xbox, games from Amazon, dating, yet the clicks aren't there. I was getting good clicks through adsense but got banned right before payment time, adbrite worked ok but paid pennies before they went down on February 1st, and chikita doesn't seem to be working out. Kind of at a loss on what to try next. Am I just out of touch with what young men are into nowadays? When I was 18-24 I was into women, drinking, and gaming but those don't seem to be converting or gaining any interest. Still motivated to do this, but at a loss as to what to try next. Any advice? Edit: using mylikes and making like $1.25 every 2 weeks. My other project is generating 1.50 daily through PPM and is funding this and other stuff. I'm not trying to become rich, this is a hobby and learning experience and my goal was just $0.50 a day through the first few months and then up to $1-$2 a day which I thought would be pretty reasonable for someone new at this.