I am desperately trying to increase my ratio and have uploaded a small sized torrent. Now after a few hours my ratio has barely moved and the 25 people that downladed it will also now share the seed when new people download. So now it will take even longer. What am I to do? I want to contribute, but I don't have access to these pay-sites and I don't have any money to donate.
The easiest way to increase your ratio is to not download anything except freeleech torrents until you are satisfied with your ratio. Downloading those will not affect your ratio but sharing them with other downloaders will improve your ratio. Freeleech torrents often attract a lot of downloaders.
Second, keep seeding 24/7 if you can as you automatically earn seedbonus points even if no one downloads what you're seeding. Then exchange those points for credit to improve your ratio.