The community here really seems to know what they're doing! :-)
I've messed with PPC, PPV and CPA programs - done alright.
In the meantime, though, I've put a ton of real money into a premium women's site - fresh, unique content and a great traffic deal with a major portal.
Site URL is about 1.5 years old, site itself has been up only a month.
Terrific traffic from our portal partner, but little organic search.
I have a full-time staffmember who can be instructed in what links to place, where to place articles, etc. I can also do quite a bit myself.
I've decided that rather than hire a complete SEO firm, I'd prefer an experienced coach. We do have time and resources - we just don't know what we're doing in SEO. We have about 90 premium articles/month being written, and they're intended to be on keyword-rich topics. I'm just concerned that a portion of this budget is probably being wasted because we don't really know what we're doing in off-page SEO.
Site is in Drupal.
Not interested in any SEO techniques that result in traffic that a premium advertiser would not pay for.
Happy to share the site URL in PMs.