What should I do with my website?

Last Update: October 26, 2017

I said when I started my site that I was not going to give up. Now, I am not exactly giving up, but I am finding that in reality, I am not going to be able to devote the time needed to make the site successful. A realistic outlook is important.

I was really working hard on my site during the months of July and August. I am a teacher who has summers off, and I was also recovering from foot surgery, so I spent my days working on my site. Now, I am back at work and my nonprofit organization that I started about a year ago is growing and I am now working on paperwork to get 501c3 status. I had planned to do this over the summer, but I worked on my website instead.

My nonprofit organization is a Trap, Neuter, Return organization and kitten rescue group, and has grown from a beginning of 4 volunteers to 11. Working with animals and managing our organization is taking up so much time, I have not written even one post for my site during October.

My website is about cruelty-free beauty products, and it requires staying on top of current trends and new products. It's not that I don't enjoy writing about these things nor it is anything to do with not making any sales yet or giving up or any of that. I just know that I do not have the time to devote to it to get and keep the kind of traffic I need to be successful.

I only have a Facebook page for my nonprofit so I am planning to start a website for it here at Wealthy Affiliate. But the problem is, what should i do with my website on cruelty-free beauty?

Here are a few more details: My site is about 6 months old. Even when working hard on my site during the summer I never had much traffic. I still don't, but I haven't written a post in a month. I am an affiliate for a few programs, including Amazon, but have not made any sales. I have worked to make my site appealing to women, and my writing is of high quality. It's just unrealistic to think that I can maintain it and do everything else.

This isn't about time management. There are only so many hours in the day, and I am already sleep deprived. I just hate to shut it down completely, but I don't know what to do with it. If I just leave it up there, people who land on it will see that it isn't kept up to date and will not likely make a return visit.

I am open to your honest opinions.

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mickeyb123 Premium
If you are not in the position to maintain it - for whatever reason - you might offer it for sale. Mike offers one such location and GoDaddy does it as well. It does not take a lot of time and you may be able to get something for it more than the cost of the domain!

Good luck and when you think about coming back to WA, we will welcome you as we did before.
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LindaKwas Premium
Thanks for the advice. And I am not leaving WA. I plan to host my nonprofit website here. Wealthy Affiliate is simply the best, and I have paid my membership through next August, so I am not going anywhere. I am just changing directions a little!
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Dmorrow Premium
I would check out what you could sell it for and then give it some thought before I did anything.
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LindaKwas Premium
I think that is an excellent idea, and it is always better to put a lot of thought into important decisions! Great advice!
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Rich908 Premium
We develop our website skills at Wealthy Affiliate at our own pace. Right now it seems that you need your sleep more than anything else. Have a good rest before you consider shutting down your website.

I did a post on My Action List see if this helps

Kind regards Richard

If I help with anything else send me a message
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LindaKwas Premium
Yes, and I will be able to make better decisions with more sleep. Also, hasty decisions are never good. Great advice! Thanks!
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ContentBySue Premium
Hi Linda,

I agree with @MKearns. Maybe, when you're ready, consider setting up a new site centered around your nonprofit. With some thought, I'm sure you'll be able to come up with ways to monetize it and write about your passion of kitten rescue and all that is associated with that niche.

Or, on the flip side, maybe the cruelty-free beauty products is your strongest passion. Choosing will be the hard part, I'm sure.

I know time is already an issue, but it's amazing how when you focus on your true passion, everything flows much easier.

Wishing you all the best,
Sue
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LindaKwas Premium
I am passionate about all cruelty-free products because I am totally against animal testing, but I have been working with stray and feral cats for over 20 years and the passion just gets stronger. I suppose that is where I belong.

I suppose I as looking for a niche that would make me money, but if my nonprofit makes money for the cats, I will actually have more money anyway because I won't have to spend so much on cats out of my own pocket. I have been doing that for years also!
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ContentBySue Premium
Oh I know exactly what you mean, Linda. I had a bath and body business and I strove to make my products organic, sustainable and cruelty free. Having two passions such as yours are both very special and time consuming.

Maybe, if you stay with the non-profit, you can monetize it by writing for other non-profits in the same niche.

I wish you all the best
Sue
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ContentBySue Premium
Oh I know exactly what you mean, Linda. I had a bath and body business and I strove to make my products organic, sustainable and cruelty free. Having two passions such as yours are both very special and time consuming.

Maybe, if you stay with the non-profit, you can monetize it by writing for other non-profits in the same niche.

I wish you all the best
Sue
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MKearns Premium
Have you thought about selling it on Flippa Linda. You might be surprised at the value. Then when you are free you can develop a new site along different updated niche lines!
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LindaKwas Premium
That's a wonderful idea. I just didn't know if I would be able to sell a site that isn't making money yet. But it sounds exciting just the same. I am going to check into it over the weekend. I will let you know what happens. You always give sage advice! Thanks, and enjoy your weekend!
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MKearns Premium
You're most welcome Linda!
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