Dymero - 5:02 pm on Apr 26, 2013 (gmt 0)
Once you've started doing some of the things mentioned in this thread and become successful at those, expand into another channel. That way you're diversifying your efforts, so that if one goes away or the bottom falls out, you're not similarly stuck to how so many are now with Google. You may have to hire or outsource to do it, but the goal by the point is that you'll be able to afford to do so.
We've tried the StumbleUpon route. Depending on how receptive your content is, you can get a lot of visits, but they tend to bounce at a high rate and don't spend a lot of time on the site. There are better ways.