What to look out for when creating multiple websites? Newbie needs help.

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I'm planning to create a total of six websites in different niches. Good quality content is prepared for all these. Now, is there something I need to beware of? As this is the first time I'll be creating websites for monetization, I don't know how to do it right. Any help will be appreciated. A step-by-step but short list as to how monetize the website for maximum effectiveness will be much better.

Specifically, I need to know things like: should I dump all content at once? What are some things any new person will do that can be penalized by Google? How to best monetize the site? And so on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Leech
    There's a lot that goes into a marketing strategy, it'd be great to have a step-by-step for everything. Figure out the goal you have and work backward from there.

    Example:

    Selling a product/course
    1. Drop all the basic content at once (if it's already written)
    2. Create a schedule for new articles
    3. Promote each article when it comes out
    4. Retarget visitors of the articles

    Then build a lead magnet, email drip campaign etc.

    Best monetization strategies:
    • Products (your own or affiliate)
    • Lead generation & selling the leads
    • Flip the site
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Only focus on one site for now. If you are already struggling with the questions you asked in this thread. You will run into more issues down the road. Do you know how you plan on getting traffic to one site. If you put all six up at once with little to no traffic. You won't get as frustated in the begining.
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  • Profile picture of the author YourGoToWriter
    You admitted you are a newbie on this. Why should you invest on six when you can't put up one alone? Focus on one site first. Make it your practice pad. Check out what the competitors do in that specific niche and apply to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author TrafficFlow
    I see nothing wrong with having 6 website particularly because you already spent the time and money to develop them. If you are monetizing any of the sites with Adsense you need to beware that you do not violate Adsense TOS. There are a number of ways the TOS could be violated but the one that I see most often is the failure to have a Privacy Page that contains proper disclosures. Another is any type of design or text that it designed to mislead people into clicking on the ads such as an adsense Search Bar that say Search for [name of niche] articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Just a suggestion:

    Put all your effort into getting just one site up, running, and generating some income (even if only a small amount right now). It will help you to see how every works together and whether you need to modify some things for subsequent sites.

    Each site you add in the future will be a little easier because you have a new perspective on the entire process. In addition, you will be able to link all your working sites together.

    Be sure to begin asking for subscribers from the very outset so you can market to and nourish your new audience.

    One site working well and getting traction in the niche is preferable to six sites that aren't working quite yet.

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  • Profile picture of the author cearionmarie
    How would you be able to manage 6? I think it would be better if you focus on one for now since you are a "newbie" as you've said. When you already mastered the ways in achieving traffic then you can proceed with the other 5, provided you do have somebody or a team to manage with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Judey
    Working on 6 website at once won't be easy.

    Focus on one first.

    Always create quality content & don't copy content.

    You can monetize the site using Adsense, selling physical product or affiliate products.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockerjaw
    Don't dump all the content at once. Why? By drip feeding the content over time you'll establish trust with google and other search engines. Make sure all your content is original. If your copying and pasting even a single sentence without declaring it within your html code google will consider it duplicate content. There are tonnes of paraphrasing tools that can reword articles of up to 4000 words though not recommended. Utilize all the Metadata characters available and create unique metadata for each page of your site. Run a $5 a day face book ad campaign and take not of which sites are being visited the most. How long the visitors are staying, What they are doing when the are there, where they are coming from. Use the data to refine your sites.
    Where ever possible sell big ticket items that cost over $1000 to purchase for a larger commission. Or items around the $200-$300 dollar range. Use text links to products over images as they get better responses. Tell people where links will take them and always place a call to action button, i.e, click here to buy now. Put yourself in shoes of the person who is doing the buying. Give them what they want, not what is best for them. They will learn eventually.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jane Dizon
    If you have not created a website in the past, do not start with six websites at one time. It will become hard to manage so much work alone.
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  • Profile picture of the author oceanoneseo
    Whether it's one site of six sites. Have a plan togther for what you want to do and where you want to be.

    If you don't plan it out then you will get lost, overwhelmed and most likely give up.

    Don't expect to be making money right away.

    Have fun with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    I'm planning to create a total of six websites in different niches.
    First mistake. Most new marketers can't even launch one much less 6. Take baby steps...
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  • Profile picture of the author dayus444
    Why not just focus on creating one website until you learn the ropes?
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by Winter Prince View Post

    As this is the first time I'll be creating websites for monetization, I don't know how to do it right.
    You dont know how to do it right because it's your first time and you're trying Babe Ruth this thing on the first swing.

    Start off with 1 site to promote. After you have taken 1 site and made it profitable and successful, and have automated it.... proceed with the next site and build. Right now you're taking on too much - and like you said.... you dont know how to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author radu
    Originally Posted by Winter Prince View Post

    I'm planning to create a total of six websites in different niches. Good quality content is prepared for all these. Now, is there something I need to beware of? As this is the first time I'll be creating websites for monetization, I don't know how to do it right. Any help will be appreciated. A step-by-step but short list as to how monetize the website for maximum effectiveness will be much better.

    Specifically, I need to know things like: should I dump all content at once? What are some things any new person will do that can be penalized by Google? How to best monetize the site? And so on.
    What if you start creating sites in only one niche and use this to your advantage as you have multiple assets in only one niche and people will see you as an authority in that niche...

    Anyways it depends on what's your strategy for the sites, your budget and your knowledge in the IM business.

    A common road that many people follow is this: start with a blog/review site => then build a list of subs => once they know what people need and know their audience pretty well simply create a product (informational or physical) and sell it with high conversions to their audience that already know and trust them.

    It can work in the opposite direction as well, Make a product and a site and drive targetted traffic to the sales page/opt-in page..this time it's a little more difficult to get some good conversions and but still doable...

    You can put the content all at once...however posting one article per day could be better for the rankings in the search engines.

    In general for duplicate content, too many aff links in your posts, thin content, blackhat backlinking, and so on..Google penalizes mostly the sites for SEO that is not looking natural ..the marketers try to manipulate the rankings (here is the big battle, so if you plan to drive organic traffic then this is an area you should be careful with..).
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  • Profile picture of the author dj2590
    focus on one site.. why try multiple at once?
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