So many websites...don't know what to do.

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I have so many niche websites I don't know which one to focus on first. For the new year, I would like to come up with a plan and to not jump around so much. However, I have so many ideas and so many keywords I just don't know what to do. Any advice?
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Don't buy any more? That would be my advice for starters.
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    • Profile picture of the author Latsyrc
      lol, yeah i bought my last one a couple of weeks ago. I'm done. Now I'm trying to organize my thoughts on what to do next.

      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      Don't buy any more? That would be my advice for starters.
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    • Profile picture of the author dtea
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      Don't buy any more? That would be my advice for starters.
      Exactly my sentiments.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimboJim
    Store those keywords in an Excel (or your favorite spreadsheet) for now. Believe me, working on 1-10 websites will yield much better results than 50-100. You will always be able to get a good or suitable domain name, so don't worry so much about that.

    Just keep writing down those ideas, but concentrate on a core group for now. Keep working on them until they peak or until you sell them, depending on your strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author UptonGoodwin
    Well, set up a schedule for working on each website. At least when they are all up and running it will be easy to just spend a couple hours a week on most of your websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author christopher s
    I think the best thing to do is to get enough of them profitable that you can hire somebody to maintain them for you while still making a profit. Maybe work on ten or twenty, until they are making close to what you expect them to make. Once you have your twenty sites profitable and an outsourcer in place, you can move onto another group of them.
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    • Profile picture of the author JRCarson
      Which ones make the most money? Focus on those to make more!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Focus on one site and make it successful... then put it on autopilot.

    Then move on to the next site and make it successful... then put it on autopilot.

    Rinse and repeat for all of your other sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jon Patrick
      Print your niches and attach the paper it to a wall... cover your eyes with a blindfold... and throw a dart...

      Seriously though, I would narrow it down to a small handful of the most promising sites, pick one (at random if necessary) to start with, and not look back until it's an earner. The "launch 100 sites at a time" approach is unrealistic to the point of not being fair to yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author ATH
    there's always going to be a lot of options - if you're like this now, it's a personal thing. no worries. something in your head is telling you to keep bouncing around - all you've gotta do is figure out why you believe that it's best for you to be bouncing around.

    if you're starting to feel like it isn't what's best for you, you're probably right. It's good to have multiple projects going on at once, but when you put most of your focus on one site, you'll start to learn a lot of things that will apply to your other sites. If you are lacking a key skill to developing one site, you're lacking a key skill to developing a lot of sites, and that will stop any hopes of spreading your progress around.

    pick 3 sites, and make them your babies. the more care that you put into their growth, the more money you're gonna get back out of them, and the faster you're going to develop skills at building sites. focus on one of them more than the others, but make sure that all 3 are being tweaked and modified every day. play with your color schemes and layouts until you feel like you've got something that other people will love, and there's absolutely no reason that the site can't make you $200+/mo just from adsense.

    my sister's boyfriend is HORRIBLE @ seo and hasn't touched his only site in like 3 years, but from 5 words that nobody even tries for, he's making 200/month. all that he's got going for him is a nice layout, funny content and adsense bars. he literally does not know how to backlink, or how to set up wordpress. he codes in notepad, doesn't know how to use the adwords tool and doesn't know how to check which words he's ranking for. now imagine what this guy could be doing with a little care for the site, ya?

    good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    I would focus on one (the one your are passionate about AND make money with) site and put everything into it. You may soon find that you don't need tons of sites to accomplish your goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMhelper
    Go with easy one whatever it's profitable or not!
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      Select 4-5 of the websites to focus on and leave the rest for now. Though it is tempting to work on all of them at once - there can be problems with that method. Mainly by the time you backlink multiple keywords to the top, Google's ranking system may have changed so all the keywords take a hit. Better to focus on fewer sites and rank them faster and enjoy higher profits for longer, then to try ranking multiple sites enjoying some profits and then get slapped.

      Use spreadsheets to track your keywords on your sites and your backlinking activity. Works a charm and you can see what you have done and what you need to do.

      Focus on pages on the site not the site as a whole. Sure build up some authority for the whole site and links. But in general some of the pages will be your constant money makers. You can enjoy a few of those per site or even just one per site and do well. Focus on building links to those pages with some links to the other pages to keep things looking natural.
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      • Profile picture of the author Trevor
        I recommend that you keep your keywords that you are promoting organized. If you haven't done so already, create a list of the keywords that you are promoting with your sites, order them by importance and plan your backlinking campaigns by importance of the keywords and link to them accordingly.

        Like someone said above me, don't start new sites if you haven't yet got good rankings with your current ones. So, make a clear plan on backlinking and if you are intending on adding new content to the sites in the future, schedule this task, as well (for example, add new content every Monday and Thursday - just an example).

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  • Profile picture of the author Don Luis
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    Sell them...
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick
    Close your pc or laptop...sit down with a pen and paper...write down a plan...

    Give 1 day per website or maybe 2 website in a day...

    When done, implement them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by Latsyrc View Post

    I have so many niche websites I don't know which one to focus on first. For the new year, I would like to come up with a plan and to not jump around so much. However, I have so many ideas and so many keywords I just don't know what to do. Any advice?
    Focus on one that you like AND is making you money. You don't need to have a ton of sites to make good money online. All you really need is one that you like that 's in a highly-profitable niche.

    Good luck,
    Joey
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    • Profile picture of the author Shane Hon
      You may wanna focus on just a handful that really interest you and are not that competitive. Set them as your priority sites which you will spend most of your time on.

      As for the rest, since you have already started work on them, don't neglect them but refer to them say, maybe once or twice a week and improve them a bit.

      All the Best
      Shane
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  • Profile picture of the author justin86
    I suggest you open a site that sells accessories for Apple
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneySavingLisa
    Time management.

    I'm not sure what more you have to do to each website, but assuming that each website is already up and running and need content, then "schedule" yourself to work. I figured that if I had (eventually) up to 14 websites up and running, I would schedule myself to work on them 1 day a week for 2 websites a day even if it's only to add a post to each blog, which doesn't take long if you are the content writer. That would mean that I'd be working on two websites a day, 7 days a week. Hopefully, no more than 2 hours for both.

    That way, if I was going back to work full time I'd still be able to feasibly do it either before or after work without feeling overwhelmed.

    Hope that helps! That was my idea anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    I have similar issues. I have lots of domains and I just cycle through them. I usually do keyword research and get lists for all domains. Then I pick one, that has good stats and work on it. Then move to second etc... I usually start with which ever one I'm excited about. That helps me be motivated.

    HTH
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