What is your backup plan ?

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When other things take over and you have a spell where you are unable to spend the necessary amount of time blogging, researching etc..

What is your plan ? How do you keep things ticking over, so you don't lose the traffic, or the interest ?

Do you keep a number of posts back ?
Do you ask for Guest Posts ?

Be really interested to know ?
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I think this is an important question in any type of Internet Business, not just blogging.

    What happens when YOU are removed from the equation.

    If everything would fall apart then things are not set up well and you need to think about that.

    I think there are a lot of people out there who if they dropped dead tomorrow, their whole life's work would just disappear. That's why having a partner is always a good idea or at the very least someone who knows a bit about what you are doing and has all the relevant logins and passwords to keep things going if the worst happens.
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  • Profile picture of the author Confined To Life
    "There's no need for a Plan B because it only distracts from Plan A" - Will Smith
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    • Profile picture of the author Marshallsbiz
      Originally Posted by Confined To Life View Post

      "There's no need for a Plan B because it only distracts from Plan A" - Will Smith
      Agree 100%...if my work at home job ever goes belly up I will have to completely start over somewhere from scratch...but I don't really worry about it because that only serves to distract me...

      I am completely all in, in what I'm doing now...I have no stress and if something happens I feel at ease because I am a Christian and know I will be blessed no matter what I put my hands to.
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      • Profile picture of the author mitchmelkonian
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        I cannot agree more. Either give it your all or don't bother. Like they say if you cannot stand the heat in the kitchen then get out of the kitchen.
        Originally Posted by Marshallsbiz View Post

        Agree 100%...if my work at home job ever goes belly up I will have to completely start over somewhere from scratch...but I don't really worry about it because that only serves to distract me...

        I am completely all in, in what I'm doing now...I have no stress and if something happens I feel at ease because I am a Christian and know I will be blessed no matter what I put my hands to.
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    • Profile picture of the author Monja
      would love to know if that works for you? and if - do you make enough money from that to live from?
      i´m asking because i totally lost interest in my blog TheMacMania - Tips, Tricks and more for your Mac Computer and I basically have two options
      - ask someone to write for me every day (or every two days)
      or
      - sell it ;-)


      Originally Posted by Auzan View Post

      I have 4 blog. Every month, i order 30 articles for each blog. Then, i just set up scheduled post for each blog. I does not have backup plan but i create plan .
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I wake up early in the morning to get most of my marketing done. Then at night i complete the small tasks on my marketing schedule.
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by Confined To Life View Post

      "There's no need for a Plan B because it only distracts from Plan A" - Will Smith
      Originally Posted by Marshallsbiz View Post

      Agree 100%...if my work at home job ever goes belly up I will have to completely start over somewhere from scratch...but I don't really worry about it because that only serves to distract me...

      I am completely all in, in what I'm doing now...I have no stress and if something happens I feel at ease because I am a Christian and know I will be blessed no matter what I put my hands to.
      You both actually missed the point of this post.

      The OP was not talking about a second plan, he was talking about a BACKUP plan.

      Not what do you do if this business doesn't work but what do you have in place say you were in a bad car accident tomorrow and couldn't touch your computer for a month. Do you have a backup plan in place that would keep the money rolling in? If you don't well that's a dangerous game to play -- unless you have income insurance. :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author Confined To Life
        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        You both actually missed the point of this post.

        The OP was not talking about a second plan, he was talking about a BACKUP plan.

        Not what do you do if this business doesn't work but what do you have in place say you were in a bad car accident tomorrow and couldn't touch your computer for a month. Do you have a backup plan in place that would keep the money rolling in? If you don't well that's a dangerous game to play -- unless you have income insurance. :-)
        Didn't miss the point at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmg1865
    I'm assuming all you guys are full time Internet Marketers then ?
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  • Profile picture of the author davegarcia939
    When I don't have time to write for my blog sometime I ask for Guest Post or sometime I hire someone to do that for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Do
    You have to diversity your revenue source. If you reply on one revenue source. You know it can't be SEO. I once have so many ranked ranked No.1. Now all gone...
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    Originally Posted by mmg1865 View Post

    When other things take over and you have a spell where you are unable to spend the necessary amount of time blogging, researching etc..

    What is your plan ? How do you keep things ticking over, so you don't lose the traffic, or the interest ?

    Do you keep a number of posts back ?
    Do you ask for Guest Posts ?

    Be really interested to know ?
    That's not a simple question to answer. If you are unable to spend time working on your sites, then can you be sure that you will be able to publish posts that have you kept back? Will you be able to monitor the quality of guest posts?

    I have been housebound for the last 3 months. Normally my business is three pronged - troubleshooting, websites and online. When I was too ill even to work online, I relied on my sites coasting along for a while. I couldn't have done any of the things you suggest.

    That is, in fact, one of the positive things about earning online. The knowledge that some money will continue coming in whilst you are unable to work. There has been a dropping off on my main sites in my main niche, but it also had it's best ever months 2 months ago, whilst I sat back and watched! True passive income.

    You can only do what you can do, when you can do it. I am now working on the sites again, with new things planned for 2013, including a new site in the same niche but aimed at a different geographic target.

    I guess I'm saying that my online earnings ARE my backup plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maruelle
    Yes, I'm a full time internet marketer, I hire people to do some of the work for me
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  • Profile picture of the author ltrain_riders
    The best thing you can do is to not put yourself in that position to begin with. Sure, easier said than done... but if you don't have the time to manage a website or project I would think you find somebody who can (most likely paying them), or sell at your peak. I had a couple websites that I neglected and I wish I had sold them while the getting was good.
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  • Profile picture of the author James.N
    As far as blogging goes you could always have posts scheduled 2 weeks or so out in advance. The same goes for email followups, tweets, FB posts etc. There are tools (hootsuite, aweber) that can be used to schedule all these so even if you miss a beat your blog and accounts keep on posting. Then when you get back to the grind just get yourself back to that two week cushion.
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  • Profile picture of the author aarthielumalai
    I'm not going to just talking about blogging; I'm gonna talking about what I do in most of my internet marketing ventures and projects and services. Well, first of all, my dad knows what I do; he's my 30% partner, and I don't see that changing any time in the future. So, if I was not able to run my business, he knows enough to take over with occasional counsel from me.

    Moreover, whenever I start something, I do it first myself, and once I see that it works, I try to automate it by hiring people to handle most of what is required for that project (of course, not including things like finances and all, but my dad takes care of finances, so that's covered too).

    So, yeah, getting a trusted business partner might really help. I wouldn't trust anyone other than my dad with my business or finances, so if you have someone like that, you can include them in your business. Business partners make sure you are doing the work you promised you would do, since their interests are in the business too, so you'd be more productive when you have someone you have to answer to. Also, once you start earning some money from your venture, try to automate it as much as you can, either by software and tools or by VAs or both.
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