Do I need a help ?
I have been working on my site for the last 5 years around 6 hours a day.
I print all the main topics of webmaster world and read them on the train, I read other web site improvement communities.
My niche is fairly "small", I have done a lot in the last five years and have pushed the site from zero to the 2nd position in my niche. Pushing it to the top is possible but the link difference between me and the top website is 10,000 inbound links (on yahoo)
Lately though I feel i hit a blank wall, in terms of new ideas, in terms of new content and ways to improve my site, get new traffic, new links.
I did contact one person who was a renowned search engine expert, for help to get more traffic I explained my situation he asked for 3K for a report on : Ways to improve my site if any.
I was curious about the "if any". When I asked about it he told me that possibly I could have covered most of the angles and he could not offer much more. For 3k .. I would expect more than that ..
Another SE company I tried to deal with, started asking questions. Misjudging this as a genuine interest in a project I gave them a few tit bits .. they issued a blog post about one of my methods! I never heard from them again. You can imagine I was not too pleased with this!
--I am not claiming I do things differently or have any secret formulas far from it, hard work and more hard work is key.--
I am also worried that any company I contact will steal my ideas for creating content in my niche, will see the internal workings of my little organisation and will possibly enter this niche.
So my option is to start a new site, while keeping this one ticking or .. I do not know to be honest. Get a hobby and a life ? (I work around 13 hours a day.. got a full time job and my site)