Indecision and Procrastination

by luboff
19 replies
I have about 20 websites, most earning small change from Adsense or Affiliate programs. My dilemma at the moment is indecision which leads to procrastination. (first time I've experienced this energy draining situation)

The indecision is this: Do I try and do a little bit of content creation and back-linking for each site or concentrate on one site to the exclusion of all else until it starts to bring in serious money?

My thoughts run like this, If I concentrate on one site for some time, the other sites are going to suffer and lose any value they have at the moment. But if I try to work on all the sites, very little will be done to each and not much difference will be made.

The procrastination occurs as a result of not making a decision, so nothing gets done of any significance.

Pathetic really!! But any opinions would be welcome as my financial situation is pretty dire.

JC
#indecision #procrastination
  • Profile picture of the author mikeauton
    this article i wrote may help you with your time management...

    you may want to focus on say 3 or 4 sites for now.

    make a timetable (and stick to it).

    make 4 backlinks for each site twice a week.

    add a blog post on each twice a week.

    this will still leave you with plenty of free time...

    once you see this work, add another few sites - you'll already be quicker, so it may take the same amount of time

    this article should help you with your backlinking strategy

    and my latest course would help you automate your linking (and a lot more)
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    • Profile picture of the author luboff
      Thanks Mike, very helpful. Surprising isn't it that when someone suggests you do something, you take more notice than if you had thought of it yourself!

      Is it OK if I PM you for some help? I notice you seem to be saying in your sig that you do some form of mentoring?

      JC
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      • Profile picture of the author mikeauton
        Originally Posted by luboff View Post

        Thanks Mike, very helpful. Surprising isn't it that when someone suggests you do something, you take more notice than if you had thought of it yourself!

        Is it OK if I PM you for some help? I notice you seem to be saying in your sig that you do some form of mentoring?

        JC

        i'm not offering mentoring at the moment but that's why i created the blog

        if you sign up to one of my mailing lists i'll let you know when i offer mentoring again...

        my blog has a signup on it: Mike Auton

        BTW - if you like a post anyone makes, it's good to use the 'thanks' button under their post
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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    The question is, which decision will lead to a progressive, productive, and most of all profitable outcome? If you can get one site working and earning real well, then the sacrifice of the other sites would be worth it...what action will yield different results from what you are getting now?
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    • Profile picture of the author luboff
      I think you've hit the nail on the head with that JCorp! I was thinking of keeping the 4 sites with the most potential and selling the rest on Flippa. What do you think?

      Originally Posted by JCorp View Post

      The question is, which decision will lead to a progressive, productive, and most of all profitable outcome? If you can get one site working and earning real well, then the sacrifice of the other sites would be worth it...what action will yield different results from what you are getting now?
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      • Profile picture of the author JCorp
        Originally Posted by luboff View Post

        I think you've hit the nail on the head with that JCorp! I was thinking of keeping the 4 sites with the most potential and selling the rest on Flippa. What do you think?
        Sounds like a plan. Focus on those with the most potential and can yield you results sooner rather than later. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author GSMarketing
    JC, im suffering from the same dilemma at the moment but rather which element of IM to focus on as i'm a newbie, theres so many its overwhelming which makes a decision hard to make and then leads to procrastination because I can't do anything because I don't know which element to focus on.

    It's a vicious cycle!!!

    I would say in your case, add up all the revenues your 20 sites are currently generating, forecast what you think you could make with 1 great site and the revenues you would forego with the others, go with which provides the greatest revenue.

    From the posts ive done so far and what i've read it seems to be a long term business in IM to make any real money so maybe you can build one great site and then move back to the others and build off the good foundation you have. I have no doubt (although I have don't it myself ) that the more you do the better and more efficient you will become at it. It make take numerous years to get 20 amazing sites but when you do the big bucks will start rolling in and you'll generate passive income for a while to come.

    Anyways, thats my tupence worth, even though I don't even have a website yet, haha.

    G
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    • Profile picture of the author luboff
      I reckon that tuppence is worth a few bob!! (you are UK based I presume?)

      Originally Posted by GSMarketing View Post

      Anyways, thats my tupence worth, even though I don't even have a website yet, haha.

      G
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  • Profile picture of the author ScottAdmer
    Whenever I suffer from indecision and procrastination my brain becomes scattered and I cannot focus on anything. At those times I have to stop and figure out exactly what I want to accomplish then decide on a method to get there.

    What I suggest is keeping the 3 or 4 most profitable and focusing on them. Flippa is a great idea. Once the other sites have sold you can use the money to create the other products.
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    • Profile picture of the author luboff
      Thanks Scott, there seems to be a consensus of opinion on this way forward!

      JC

      Originally Posted by ScottAdmer View Post

      Whenever I suffer from indecision and procrastination my brain becomes scattered and I cannot focus on anything. At those times I have to stop and figure out exactly what I want to accomplish then decide on a method to get there.

      What I suggest is keeping the 3 or 4 most profitable and focusing on them. Flippa is a great idea. Once the other sites have sold you can use the money to create the other products.
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  • Profile picture of the author GSMarketing
    JC, indeed I am from the UK but as I'm only 26 i'm not sure I should be throwing phrases like 'tupence worth' around too much. Street cred is flying out the window on here
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  • Profile picture of the author WakondaMarketing
    I also tend to procrastinate. One of the habits that I wanted to dismiss ever since.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMBotz
      Why not work on the 2-4 of the best earners? Or choose sites who have the most earning potential or with low competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author GSMarketing
    Markie1r, I cannot PM as I do not have enough posts, could you please pm me with a copy of 'how to just do it' also as I am welcoming all new knowledge I can absorb as a newbie.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Dimitris Skiadas
    The best thing you can do is to focus in the 1-2 maybe 3-4 websites that have the most potential of earning more money.I have been there my friend and i really know that this sucks!

    Make a schedule and stick to it.DO every day a little work for this websites.It may take some more time but you will be glad after a while with the results.

    Dimitris
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    • Profile picture of the author johhno131
      I don't think it's a case of procrastination, more a case of understanding your motives, particularly if the financial situation is not that great.

      What tends to happen is you try to find a magic bullet, and that doesn't exist so my tuppence worth follows.

      Do a total audit of the potential of your sites and see if they can actually make more than pocket change.

      The ones that look like they have the potential, stick with them and get rid of the rest on flippa.

      If none of the sites look as though they have potential, you may have to get rid of all of them and have a rethink, but, whatever you do, if you start a new project, stick with it to the end and don't get diverted, that's where I am at the moment.

      Good luck whatever you do.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    Indecision and Procrastination is a sure path to failure, I would work on overcoming those two problems before you go any further on your journey to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author lyricaldeb
    I've always related "procrastination" as a mind-set. My procrastination was always due to fear of just stepping out and doing. SO what is FEAR?

    FEAR is "false evidence appearing real"

    Just refocus and keep moving.
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