I haven't done this for several years but I know I tried to make money by doing this a few years back. I tried multiple file sharing sites and did all kinds of things to get downloads for those things..
What I wonder is, first of all, is this still a "hot" method to make money online? (I know from back then that tons of newbies tried this as they had seen some outstanding results by others.. That's probably why I tried it too.)
Have you ever done this?
What did you focus on, images or files?
Just like anything online, you'll need tons of traffic as you'll need people to view or download your files. How did you promote it and what kind of things did you share?
Do you think something like this would be possible today, now when we have instagram, facebook, twitter etc.?