Hi guys, I've owned 4 blogs in the last year and I'm not making money! Topics of my blogs: Blog #1 : E-marketing site Blog#2 : Books for kids site Blog#3 : My official techno music site Blog#4 : My health site I really feel like swearing but this forum doesn't allow it. Here's the strategy I used on my blogs: My frustration #1 : S-e-o: I use a Wordpress plug in that works fine called seo pressor that allows me to see my keyword density ( 2% to 5% ), h1 h2 h3 tags, pic with alt tag, underlines bolded italic keywords. And my head ache is here: micro-niche finder and I was told that you need to make sure the (soc) is in the green That you need the global search count to be more then 200 broad visitors per month Keep the exact phrase count under 15 000 MOB under 100 These niches don't seem to be available anymore ... even with long tail keywords. * I know you need to write for readers and not necessarely for search engines. My frustration #2 : Backlinks Now I know all about creating back links and commenting other people's blogs. With that said, I noticed people tend to spam using Mama something ... wich I tried and didn't see much use for it. The quality of backlinks it creates is poor in my opinion. So what do you guys suggest for me to get related backlinks without having to work hard on this? My frustration #3 : Traffic I'm realizing that if I want to make money with Adsense, I need a really large flow of traffic. How do you experts do it? For me to quit my day job, I'd need at last 20 000 visitors that click, per day to make 100$ meaning 2800$ a month. This means I need approximately a network of 200 000 visitors per day for this to happen! If I get 10 visitors per blog a day I'm lucky! My frustration #4 : Affiliates What affiliate convert? Should I just stick with Adsense or is there something better? Should I use ppc or other types of payment method? Is combining Amazon with Adsense a good thing? My frustration #5 : Adsense campain layouts I use one 336x280 text add that blends with my blogs on the left side of the posts I use two 250x250 text ads, that blends with my blogs, in the sidebar ( right side of the blog ) seperated by plug-ins or 125x125 banners. In my opinion, it looks great! My frustration #6 : Content I write articles of 500 words I make sure my spelling and syntax is good As you can see, I apply myself to add detail to my posts or articles lol I make sure I write for readers and not trying to force keywords in my articles. With that said, I'd like to get your opinions on what it is I'm doing wrong. It's not normal after 1 year of hard work that I don't make money.