Clarence - 3:45 am on Aug 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
atladsenser - Terrible story! You're giving up! You said you made six figures for 6 whole years. Never dawned on you to hire someone to create those things you knew you needed to create for your site. Never thought of spending some on that money not on trips, cars, house, but to first make sure your business was secure? Never dawned on you to diversify your traffic sources, and your income sources?
Sound like you made a lot of bad mistake with your business. Don't blame Adsense or Google, or the Online business model, you wasted your opportunity.
Also don't claim Sour Grapes about being back around people at a job, tons of ways to be around people outside of a job.
I'm sorry but i can't join the Bad ole Google/Adsense blame game and accept this Cop out!
If you treat your business like a free money hobby, it will be just that, a short term free money hobby! and once the ride is over you get forced back into the work-force because you failed as a business owner.
Instead of growing a sustainable Assets, like a few internet successes, you road the easy automatic money train blowing it all, not investing, not being responsible, and the market changed and you didn't prepare, and now you're out and dry.
This should be a learning lesson to all webmaster. Treat your business like a business. Diversity and reinvest into your business!
Watch the market and adjust for it!