Ok guys, I like to define myself a noob because I have never monetized online. Though I have good web design and overall SEO experience. I run a niche blog, have written a few articles (less than 10) and already hit 3k daily PV when I publish a new post. This is my first time I try to monetize from it though. I started this to try give back to the BHW community that taught me so much. Here's my journey: DAY 0 - Pre-launch I decided to redesign the blog, once it hit the 3k daily pageviews. It wasn't AD optimized earlier. My blog has now the following layout: - 1 Top header banner - next to blog logo - 1 Middle page banner - between featured posts and blogroll - 2 300x250 ad boxes on the right sidebar - 1 Text link on the bottom - between the footer and the blogroll - 1 vertical banner in the post page Total 5+1 ad spaces: - 3 Adsense - 3 Affiliate (a combination between CJ and Shareasale) Current hits: 0 (1000-3000 daily hits on the old blog though) Current revenue: $0 New updates to come soon.