I recently had an idea for a web site that I wanted to monetize. A big part of this site revolved around an infrequent conference which only happens every few years, and it just so happens I had about a week to get the site ready and ads on the site before the opportunity to have a large influx of visitors passed.
However, after managing to get the site finished, I am now running into issues with being able to quickly get ads deployed. An associated suggested Google AdSense and after a quick skim-over I just assumed that I would have to sign up, ad some code on my site, and I would be up and running. But now I am finding that Google claims it cannot see my site and won't tell me why (is it because I am https only and block http? is it because my site isn't index because Google doesn't know about it? i don't even see it attempting to access my site in the logs, and "am i up" sites all say they can see my site; now it's telling me I can't even get them to try again for 24 hours), and as I read more trying to troubleshoot this issue I find more and more trouble things like "You need to have at least 10 pages of content with lots of text on your site or it will be rejected", and "it could take up to two weeks for your site to be approved" (which I don't have, I barely have a week and that means I won't have any time to advertise my site beforehand).
So given this really tight dealine, is it realistic? How long should I expect it to take from when I sign up to get ads on my site until they are live? Is it just AdSense that has these restrictions, or are they universal? I looked at a few other places and some offer no info until you sign up (like I'm going to waste time signing up without knowing the details), and others suggest it can take a couple of days to even get approved, or have weird restrictions like they won't accept you unless you are not "beyond 1,000,000 Alexa rank" (what does that even mean? they don't accept popular sites? or is it unpopular sites?)
One place further says "I've read on their forum from an 'expert' that in order to get approved you should have a website which is at least six months old and with more than 50 articles." which if true means my plans are going to crash and burn with no hope for recovery!