I had a post go viral which is getting 20,000 hits a day and I am frustrated. We started this blog for fun but I am also currently unemployed so I would love to be able to make money off of this site if I can. At the same time I don't have a lot of money to spend on upgrades so I am really frustrated. From what I understand about wordads, it is not much revenue for the traffic generated. Is there a way I can monetize this site without paying a large amount for upgrades? I had an article go viral and have received 180.000 hits in the last 5 days. I feel that I just lost a lot of potential income and by time I figure things out it may be too late to catch the traffic from this article, but at the same time I'd like to be prepared if it happens again. I am looking for anything creative that I can do. I don't want to write book reviews, but can I still sell related books from amazon? I am not talking about cluttering the site, just one or two little links in the sidebar that are related to my topic.
The blog I need help with is dcclothesline.wordpress.com.