Hi guys. I'm not looking for sympathy or a pat on the head or any shit like that. I know any business requires hard work and dedication, I have had plenty of offline success in the past. I am finding IM much harder to crack than a regular 'Bricks & Mortar' business, obviously I am competing with by far more people than offline marketing but I really thought I would manage some success after 3-4 years. Fortunately I still have a decent income so things are not too desperate for me yet but my offline income is diminishing slowly. I have always been a firm believer that you can accomplish anything if you really put your mind/body/heart/soul and everything else into it but this IM stuff is starting to get me down a bit. Don't get me wrong, I go to bed each night and before I fall asleep I think of probably 10-20 ideas for the next day but when the next day comes and I start to implement my ideas I find new "brick walls" in my way. I don't want to be feeling like this so first things first, everyone feel free to give me a virtual "kick up the ass". Now I am usually a positive thinker and I don't let things get to me easily but when all I have made in the last 3 years is £36 in adsense earnings (Never even reached the payout threshold) £15 in an affiliate account and about £18 from adf ly from a blogger blog I've had running since September 2012 it makes me wonder what exactly I am doing wrong. Feel free to kick again as that last statement depressed the shit outta me! I expect a bit of flaming because of this post as it sounds like the typical "Hold my hand and guide me" type posts but I can assure you that's not the case. I am looking for a little direction. I can either continue as I am or I can go back to what I know (Offline). I would prefer to stick with online as it is certainly the future and my offline ventures have been hit by outside factors and suffered in the past as well. Currently I have a Micro Niche Site which I have been doing some work on. It's currently stuck on page 3 of Google & Yahoo for the main keyword no matter what I throw at it. It's only 1000 pm search volume and $1 value on the keyword according to adwords so I don't expect to become filthy rich with that site. The blogger blog is just a waste of time as I set that up years ago without even researching IM, there are no keywords of value and I have it monetized with adsense and adf ly for downloadable content. (Nobody would do PPD surveys for the content as it's freely available anywhere) I've had moderate success with ebay but I ended up with about £2k of stock that I couldn't sell and had to practically give away!! What would you guys do in my situation? Stick it out because you believe your break is just around the corner or go back to what you know even though there is serious uncertainty in the industry (Due to online competition I should add)?