Hello all. I've been reading this forum for a while now and I've decided to post my question / concern here. It's a bit of a long post. tl;dr - help me develop my blog with suggestions on how to make the most out of my visitors! I started getting interested in IM 4 years ago when my brother set up a website (health related) which started earning him some noticeable amount per month via adsense. I always though this was impossible as an individual because you have to have a big marketing budget and so on (which I didn't have). But just out of curiosity I started my own website (dealing with students and studying abroad). It started successfully and I got some traffic but then I got greedy and sank the domain (spamming links and so on). You know the drill. After that I've set up another project which was in traveling niche. That site received decent traffic but then again I did some mistakes and got my site penalized. That was all 3 years ago. I've learned my lesson. There is no quick way of making a site permanent success (if you're depended on SERP traffic). Only hit and run tactics. I started my 3rd website which was in health niche. One of the most prosperous niches there are. I've gathered all my (SEO) knowledge and put it in that website. I went fully white hat. Well, at least when it comes to everything but link building. If you _build_ links than that's not white hat (in google's eyes). But in my eyes it was white hat as I was not spamming the web but was contributing interesting and researched articles to similar (health) websites. And not only for the single purpose of obtaining the link. My articles were actually useful. Of course I linked back to my site, but my site had useful and related articles as well so no harm there. I invested 2 years of my life in this website. And after 2 years suddenly my website took off. And I mean really took off. From few â‚¬ per month to few hundred â‚¬ per month. Every month there was a steady increase in revenue (and traffic). And I had no costs with my website as I did everything myself (article writing, link / relationship building). So my overall revenue was 100%. After a few months I've reached magical number of 1000â‚¬ per month and I was so happy. It finally paid off. Site continued to grow until few (6) months ago. It stalled. Started dropping a bit but still earning really nice numbers. I also reached 100.000 pageviews per month, which is a nice amount of traffic for a one-man-band website. And most of the traffic was organic of course. Now I am at the point where I think the investment in my website (to develop it further) takes more than I can handle, and therefore it stalls. I am looking for ways to expand my website to allow it to grow again. I need your help and advice. Here's what I've done to develop my website. At first the site was only a blog with articles. It still is a blog today, but I've done some additional work on it. I've introduced a subscriber button. I get about 1-3 new subscribers daily. I've enabled comments under articles where users can ask questions. Users do post questions. I've added some interactive material (downloadables) which users can download. They do. I was thinking of integrating a forum where users would post questions and help other users, but forums usually get overcrowded with spammers so I've paused that integration. I've added some product reviews on my site where I earn additional money using CB. I started building my own PBN to help me boost my site (this is not actually a development to my site but it is what I'm doing recently). But at this point I'm a bit lost on how to develop my site further. Should I outsource? I don't trust SEO "experts" because they never care for a website the way owner does. They just want the money. I feel this site is like my child. I do not want to hand it over to someone I don't trust. I probably could outsource article writing for a decent amount (let's say 50â‚¬ per high quality article). I still want to keep my site useful and I don't want to overcrowd it with ads in order to earn more! Some details about my site. built on wordpress, running on private VPS, dedicated IP. about 120.000 pageviews per month. alexa <300.000 pr1, da28 more than 300 related links from related domains. more than 170 well written and researched articles. Most popular article has almost 700 FB shares for example. monthly revenue (adsense): 4 digits â‚¬ monthly revenue CB: 3 digits â‚¬ What to do next??? I now have some budget to invest and I am ready to invest. Thank you all!