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Left my 5 year career as a Real Estate Agent and Principle Real Estate Broker/CEO to follow my dream as a personal trainer. As

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This is a question I keep asking myself and I decided it is time I turn to the community. How many websites should you own and manage? I like to focus all my attention on one sit

Seraina, I think techhound Jim has given you an excellent answer. It'll be hard to improve on that.

Here is my opinion: I think you have been here long enough and have worked on your website for long enough that starting a new site - perhaps even going through the training again with a new theme, new niche etc. - might make you feel really excited about your first site again too. You might, by going through the training again for your new site, pick up new ideas for your established site. I personally get bored quite easily and achieve more when I can work on one project, then do other things (teaching, housework, gardening) and then work on another project. In this way I get to read and research more than one subject which keeps me interested. But this is just me. It really also depends on how much time you can put into your website(s).

Hope this helps.

Thanks so much for the response! I would agree with you- Jim absolutely offered some very valuable insight on this. I am going to go ahead with both your suggestion and Jim's. I agree with you that working in the background on a new site will help me gain momentum and perhaps stretch my understanding and skills.

Thanks again!

You have to do what is right for you - and your circumstances. Just be aware that you can spread yourself too thinly if you're managing multiple sites at the beginning. :) Beverley

I had my answer all planned out and then I read it. It was signed by techhound Jim. So I will just back up his thoughts and leave you to think about them!

No worries, I take it as reinforced enlightenment, lol. Michael

Yes I see, a specific focus and a site are two different things that does make sense! I think that will help my thought process, rather then viewing a certain focus as a separate Item.

Hey techhound, just a thought on this. If you build out a page well enough with drop down menu items and links and forms of their own (with consideration of the niche vs. domain name maybe ) couldn't you treat pages as small sites of their own?

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Each website should focus on one niche. You can have a different focuses within a niche that can be applied to different pages, but the website should have one cohesive idea. Ie. a weight loss niche can have a page on exercise, a page on proper eating habits and a page on proper sleeping habits. Each of those pages can have a drop down menu ie. exercise - aerobics and strength training, eating - recipes for different meals, sleep - types of sleep, length of sleep, etc...
But they would not be considered different sites of their own.

I don't want to guide you wrong here. I agree that concentrating on one website is probably a good idea, especially in the beginning.

But people can get into niches that start out profitable and then others discover your success and get envious. Your profit margins start to suffer because those others are jumping onto your bandwagon, so to speak. Or your domain can get hacked.

I am a pretty big fan of diversification, i.e., don't put all your eggs in one basket. But I am also not a fan of over diversification where you are spending too much time tending to many different websites in this case.

Here is something I can offer as a possible way to handle this. Continue to concentrate your efforts on your main website but start planning out your low hanging fruit website as you call it. If the main website pans out, it will start to earn you passive income. The more successful the main site is, the more you can feel comfortable spending more time on the low hanging fruit site.

If your main site doesn't pan out, then you can stop putting your efforts on your main site and transfer the efforts to your low hanging fruit site. But here's the twist - when do you cut the chord on the original website? Maybe it is right around the corner of being successful. This is why it's difficult to give you a definitive answer on the subject.

Best Regards,
Jim

This is the best advice anyone can have when considering the number of websites to maintain. It's hard work and it would be best to concentrate on one for the start..thanks for sharing.

This is an interesting idea and I agree with Jim on this.

However, I still think that at the very beginning, you should focus on one website. Once that's up and running and monetized, look at your other options...

Techhound, thank you so much for taking the time to respond. Your suggestions are valuable and logical. I agree with you completely. I have been focusing on my one website for quite a while now and I am thinking it may be time to branch out and try something new. All my eggs have been in this one basket and I can honestly say that it isn't as profitable as I would like by any stretch of the imagination.

I will take your suggestion and RUN with it! I am going to begin planning out my next site in an effort to gain momentum. This way, like you mentioned, I will not have to cut the cord on my original site.
Thanks again Jim!

Seraina,
There is nothing wrong with being curious. I think you should focus on your one website for now but that is just me. If you want to start another one it won't hurt. Just remember how Kyle says in one of his videos that you can make a full time profit off just one site. I'm sure the more you have, the more chances you'll have as well though.
-Nick

I agree. I think it is probably best to focus on one website at a time.

Thank you both! I agree and perhaps when I am ready after fixing the bugs I still have with my one website- I can start new.

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This is a question I keep asking myself and I decided it is time I turn to the community. How many websites should you own and manage? I like to focus all my attention on one sit

Seraina, I think techhound Jim has given you an excellent answer. It'll be hard to improve on that.

Here is my opinion: I think you have been here long enough and have worked on your website for long enough that starting a new site - perhaps even going through the training again with a new theme, new niche etc. - might make you feel really excited about your first site again too. You might, by going through the training again for your new site, pick up new ideas for your established site. I personally get bored quite easily and achieve more when I can work on one project, then do other things (teaching, housework, gardening) and then work on another project. In this way I get to read and research more than one subject which keeps me interested. But this is just me. It really also depends on how much time you can put into your website(s).

Hope this helps.

Thanks so much for the response! I would agree with you- Jim absolutely offered some very valuable insight on this. I am going to go ahead with both your suggestion and Jim's. I agree with you that working in the background on a new site will help me gain momentum and perhaps stretch my understanding and skills.

Thanks again!

You have to do what is right for you - and your circumstances. Just be aware that you can spread yourself too thinly if you're managing multiple sites at the beginning. :) Beverley

I had my answer all planned out and then I read it. It was signed by techhound Jim. So I will just back up his thoughts and leave you to think about them!

No worries, I take it as reinforced enlightenment, lol. Michael

Yes I see, a specific focus and a site are two different things that does make sense! I think that will help my thought process, rather then viewing a certain focus as a separate Item.

Hey techhound, just a thought on this. If you build out a page well enough with drop down menu items and links and forms of their own (with consideration of the niche vs. domain name maybe ) couldn't you treat pages as small sites of their own?

?
Each website should focus on one niche. You can have a different focuses within a niche that can be applied to different pages, but the website should have one cohesive idea. Ie. a weight loss niche can have a page on exercise, a page on proper eating habits and a page on proper sleeping habits. Each of those pages can have a drop down menu ie. exercise - aerobics and strength training, eating - recipes for different meals, sleep - types of sleep, length of sleep, etc...
But they would not be considered different sites of their own.

I don't want to guide you wrong here. I agree that concentrating on one website is probably a good idea, especially in the beginning.

But people can get into niches that start out profitable and then others discover your success and get envious. Your profit margins start to suffer because those others are jumping onto your bandwagon, so to speak. Or your domain can get hacked.

I am a pretty big fan of diversification, i.e., don't put all your eggs in one basket. But I am also not a fan of over diversification where you are spending too much time tending to many different websites in this case.

Here is something I can offer as a possible way to handle this. Continue to concentrate your efforts on your main website but start planning out your low hanging fruit website as you call it. If the main website pans out, it will start to earn you passive income. The more successful the main site is, the more you can feel comfortable spending more time on the low hanging fruit site.

If your main site doesn't pan out, then you can stop putting your efforts on your main site and transfer the efforts to your low hanging fruit site. But here's the twist - when do you cut the chord on the original website? Maybe it is right around the corner of being successful. This is why it's difficult to give you a definitive answer on the subject.

Best Regards,
Jim

This is the best advice anyone can have when considering the number of websites to maintain. It's hard work and it would be best to concentrate on one for the start..thanks for sharing.

This is an interesting idea and I agree with Jim on this.

However, I still think that at the very beginning, you should focus on one website. Once that's up and running and monetized, look at your other options...

Techhound, thank you so much for taking the time to respond. Your suggestions are valuable and logical. I agree with you completely. I have been focusing on my one website for quite a while now and I am thinking it may be time to branch out and try something new. All my eggs have been in this one basket and I can honestly say that it isn't as profitable as I would like by any stretch of the imagination.

I will take your suggestion and RUN with it! I am going to begin planning out my next site in an effort to gain momentum. This way, like you mentioned, I will not have to cut the cord on my original site.
Thanks again Jim!

Seraina,
There is nothing wrong with being curious. I think you should focus on your one website for now but that is just me. If you want to start another one it won't hurt. Just remember how Kyle says in one of his videos that you can make a full time profit off just one site. I'm sure the more you have, the more chances you'll have as well though.
-Nick

I agree. I think it is probably best to focus on one website at a time.

Thank you both! I agree and perhaps when I am ready after fixing the bugs I still have with my one website- I can start new.

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