About two years ago I started working online doing affiliate marketing. My 1st year I brought in $25000.00 and I was using blogs and free ways to generate traffic. Now I am not sure if this is the recession affecting my sales but since July 08 I have been on a steady decline in sales. In November 08 I had even tripled my traffic but still declined in sales. I started a training site that didn't really take off as I had hoped but I feel as if I have lost my way. I don't really know what to do. I do a lot of marketing using web 2.0 and social media but my traffic and sales are both way down. My earnings have dropped 60-70% since last year at this time. Has something changed that I don't know about?