Recently my sites have dropped in Google rankings, hence so have my earnings. I recently got signed up with Affilliate Window and last month made some good money with them but this month, when i expected it to get better it has gone down again. I have been doing IM for 18 months now, mainly affiliate marketing with Amazon (ok), EPN (Waste of time now), and other affiliate networks and i am getting a little jaded that i wont make any decent money to live on. I was made redundant from my full time job last year and as the economical climate is bad at the moment it is very hard to get work here in the UK. I dont want sympathy, just some inspiration as to what to do next. Make more sites?..i have 6 at the moment, 3 doing good, the other 3 poor, is it best to have lots of sites with a little from each, or keep trying to get my authority sites ranked better. My SEO skills are ok and getting better as is my site designs, backlinking and social networking knowledge etc so i am happy with them, but traffic just seems to get harder and harder to get. I cant afford software yet such as Scrapebox or Xrumer to help. I also keep reading contradictory viewpoints, on page SEO is more important, no its Backlinks, no its content ( i think its all 3 ..lol)...etc etc... This forum is a great place to learn and i am thankful for it, but after 18 months and not really earning a regular income, it has varied from £180pm to £40pm, then perhaps its not for me.