There are times when you just have to switch over to something else. That something was Picmonster.org for me. I know it's hard to believe that there will be any profit from these sites, but seriously, the other place at least has the chance to make it so.
AuthorBase was built on a single idea; the social nature of its users. It's quite hard to generate a whole lot of views to anything if we don't get to have enough users on the site itself. Yes, attempts were made to "deliver" views, but honestly said, those views which were suspiciously high, proved to be fake at best.