There is an interesting thread just getting its legs in the WebmasterWorld forums around the topic of SEO and how hard it is to do SEO these days and see results, espesially with Google. So hard that some are deciding to change careers after several years of doing SEO. Some are not taking it to the extreme of leaving SEO altogether but diversifying and getting into other businesses, in addition to working in SEO.
Here is a quote from the thread:
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