My site is called - deliciousvibrations.c.o.m if you google it, it might come up I started working on this well over a year now and to be honest, I should have thought it through more from the beginning to the end when I began. There is too much competition and I am finding more and more and hitting walls every day. I am on a tight budget so I cant sink much more money and time into this than I already have. I guess I was hoping it would be making a profit by now so that I could use it to improve the site and get someone who has experience to help. At this point, I am getting really frustrated and debating just giving up but i know I will kick myself in the butt later on for not giving more effort and sticking in there to the end but then again who knows where the end is? Anyway, I am very far from an internet marketing expert so I did what I could and here is what I did so far: I have a custom shopping cart that updates my product prices and stock weekly. Everything is functioning properly for the most part except the categories are a lil off and the pictures can be sized better but that is not my main concern right now. I was having issues and fixing things here and there but for Valentines day I tried to make the most out of it and I launched as many advertising campaigns as I could... I made some backlinks earlier but I am sure I need to make much more. And I wrote and submitted a bunch of articles to article directories but again need to do more of that. For valentines day, I created banner ad's on clicksor and they got me one sale out of every about 100 dollars that I dropped in. The markup was high but I still lost over 50 per 100 spent. Google ppc - about the same results as clicksore.. The google clicks are just way to expensive over a dollar a click. Shopzilla - the markups some people have are just ridiculously low. I had to lower my prices to be anywhere near but I just dont understand how they are making a profit considering they are paying for the clicks they get. Bizrate is the same as shopzilla. I also created google places page and made lots of citations which started to get some traffic but nothing that converts to orders. I know I should be doing more seo but its just to long term for me and again the competition is big so I dont want to be sinking money into that right now either. I was thinking freelance the sites template and make it look more professional maybe that can be the problem or I just lowered the prices.. I dont know if any of you watch the show Gold Rush but I feel like the guys in the show where everthing is going wrong, nothing is working and on top of it all no one knows what the f their doing... This is getting too long but thank you for reading. Any suggestions on where I should be putting my attention on or what direction I should be going?