Hello everyone, First of all, thanks to all who help out, I have a legitimate blog that I am building my name around. It has been 6 months already and it is becoming popular but there is a long way to go still. The blog is becoming more popular, as mentioned, but that is because I am working hard on creating original and attractive content (I write all my content and do everything myself). I have a paid job (completely unrelated to my blog) and the blog is requiring many hours of my time which means I need to start seeing monetary rewards soon as otherwise it will not be sustainable in the medium term. I realize that if I started trying to monetize the blog with ads now I would only be making $10, if anything, per day which is minute to what I earn with my current job. My question is, when do you guys think it is time to monetize a blog? Is there any time specifics? Perhaps a daily average of visitors to reach? Popularity on Facebook and mainstream social networks? Potential daily earnings? I am well aware that inserting ads, and what not, too soon will damage my reputation and this is why I have decided to keep the blog ad-free so far despite everyone in my blog field populates their blog with ads like it is going out of business. Likewise, what is a good way to go about slowly monetizing on the blog without damaging one's reputation? Google Ads? Single ads? Start selling products/affiliates? For the record, I cover various fields and the blog is original in content. I average between 100 to 300 visitors per day (depending on when I post and effort posting backlinks) but I am still not popular on Facebook/Twitter (damn is it slow to get real Facebook Likes and people to follow on twitter the legitimate way). I appreciate any help gents. Many thanks.