The original idea was to show Ads in the redirect page but I haven't tried just yet (the only ad network that I've signed up for just banned me - it wasn't really encouraging). I also understand that such a service will eventually expose me to spammers and I'm likely to get banned from the hosting I'm currently at.
As of now I've generated a bunch of links myself and posted them to forums with high volume of traffic and getting hits, but this is far from scaling up to a volume that can be consistently monetized.
Am I really to late at the game in this case? I had fun coding it and took me maybe a day or two, so it won't be that big of a loss anyway, I'm just wondering if I should drop the project altogether or maybe spin it into something that could be useful. I'm reading a lot about CPA and affiliate and a URL shortner could be useful, at least for my own projects.
For reference: I was deep into growth and digital marketing maybe 10 or so years ago. I've done some other stuff in between, I can now reinvest some time in a new project. I apologize if all this sounds a bit naive.