Originally Posted by SatvikBeri
The important thing, Roxy, is your growth curve. How has your traffic/revenue changed over time? Is it still going up or is it stagnating now?
At least you are making something. You are getting money from an online endeavor. Sure, it's not much, but if you find ways to increase traffic, you can make much more money. You just have to know how to leverage that traffic. I'm sure some of Steve's articles may help, and you might as well get a book or two on the subject of building income from a website.
It would be nice to earn what Steve earns in a year, but realize all the hard work that went into it. And he had business experience before and a wide array of knowledge when it comes to programming and creating websites. He has a competitive advantage when it comes to computer knowledge, but there's no reason why we can't all learn these things he knows. It's just a matter of putting in the time and wanting to learn it.
Or you could always hire someone to optimize your site. It all depends how much money you have and how much you are willing to work at monetizing your site. Risk/reward kind of stuff. I have not monetized my site, but it is only because I cannot get enough traffic to make the effort justifiable. If you are getting substantial traffic, it is certainly worth optimizing your monetization methods.