I Should Have Listened To The Savant Ones!
I can not count the times I heard, "concentrate on one website" when I first joined Wealthy Affiliate. Having no knowledge what so ever, I should have listened to the savant ones!
I Am Not A Know It All By All Means
I like to think I am not a know it all but that is not apparent to me at this moment. I really could just kick myself in the behind.
I knew from the beginning that I had absolutely no clue about how to build a profitable website let alone two, three, or four! What ever was I thinking?
Have you found yourself overwhelmed with the responsibility of maintain multiple websites?
My First Website
I began where every new member begins upon joining Wealthy Affiliate, With the Getting Started Course, of course. My fist niche (passion) was not hard to figure out. I love cats! My cat site was doing well, I was getting sales as an affiliate to a great products. It wasn't enough to retire on but it was commissions just the same.
My Second Website
I must have gotten cocky or overly confident to say the least, to think I could manage yet another website. I decided I knew enough to start a website promoting Wealth Affiliate. Hey why not? I could teach and share with others what I was learning from this awesome learning platform and make more money as an affiliate.
I thought this was a great idea until I began to neglect my first website.
My Third Website
I really must be a glutton for punishment, or maybe deep down I really do enjoy feeling disappointed and frustrated.
You see, I wasn't happy with the second website. I remember getting feedback from another member stating that the name of the site left a lot to be desired.
So what do I do? I go and purchase another domain and start a new website promoting what? You guessed it Wealthy Affiliate, along with other income opportunities that I came across along the way.
I Should Have Listened To The Savant Ones!
Now I am totally overwhelmed! Please, If you are a new member just learning how to build websites, stick with just one until you have that mastered. Don't make the same mistake I did. Being overwhelmed is frustrating and is not the way to find success in this industry. It is best to know and listen to the many people here who display a high level of knowledge and skill.
Uncertain About Redirects & Moving A Website
Are you familiar with the term redirects? I wasn't until recently when I decided to lighten my load. I have spent days now learning all I could about redirecting content that I spent over two years to create on website #2 to website #3. And yet, I am still very uncertain with many unanswered questions:
- Should I move (from within the Wealthy Affiliate Platform) website #2 to website #3?
- What would I do with the posts and pages that I don't want to keep? Delete them before I move the site?
- Is there anything I would have to do with the deleted content?
- What should I do, if anything, about all the content I shared on social media. For example the Pinterest Pins that says, "saved from website #2?
2. Should I use a redirect plugin ( I am too nervous to mess with any code) to redirect just the posts and pages from website #2 to website #3?
- What plugin is the best plugin to use?
- It would make sense that I would have to keep website #2 up and running, correct?
- Would paying to keep website #2 running be worth it?
3. What would make Google and the other search engines happier?
Can You Lend A Helping Hand?
At this moment, nothing would make me happier to hear what you have to say. Have you encountered this problem? How did you resolve it?
If you have any answers or opinions, please do share. You could be helping more than just little ol' me.
Update as of 8/22/2017 @ 10:30pm EST
Oh boy, I am no longer frustrated, I am anxious and a bit nervous. I finally contacted SiteSupport and within minutes they redirected the whole site #2 to site #3. But as you guest it, I still have so many questions.
And my husband wonders where my son gets his inquisitiveness.
What to do next?
Update as of 8/23/2017 1:23 am EST
Three hours later, I am back to square one. Site Support was unable to redirect the website I wanted redirected. Tomorrow, or should I say later today, is another day!