It's nice to meet you! I'm pretty new as well. I've been really happy with monetizing through Shareasale.com. If you haven't checked them out, I highly recommend it. I received my first payment this week, so it's legit. Also trying to get exposure for writing product reviews. That might not pay cash, but could result in getting free stuff anyway. Haven't made a lot of progress, but am getting my foot in the door with Influenster and BzzAgent.
Best of luck!