So, I've had my two new websites for a few days now and have been posting content every day. I even wrote a couple extra posts and dated them in the past because I really want to give them some more substance. I do feel a bit of pressure to have a lot of content there, I feel rather guilty trying to lure people in and then only have a week's worth of posts!
But it does take a lot of time. From picking a topic, to researching it, to writing it, finding pictures, promoting it through social media, and finding affiliate links, I'm just not sure I can keep up the momentum of writing a post every day for two blogs.
What is your schedule like? Does it fluctuate? Was it more in the beginning and then lighter once it got established?
I have had my main blog for over 3 years and yes my schedule fluctuates. I write about 3 posts a week, sometimes more. Now when it comes to my new travel blog....umm I am way behind. It is hard to keep up with more than one and you should start with one, and do like Lynn recommends, from start to profit. Focus on only one and when you have that one pretty much on autopilot, you could add more.
Having more than one in the beginning will be tough so I say pick one to really go all out on it and then the 2nd one you could post to once a week or just leave it until the other is making you money so you can invest more into your business to get a domain name, hosting, etc.
It's really important to do the above if you want to be able to monetize and do it well. A domain name is under $12 year and you can get some much less with online coupons, is there anything you can cut out to make that happen? It's so important when it comes to brands working with you and affiliate networks/programs accepting you and giving you higher percentages.
If you ever want to brainstorm one of your blogs, we are happy to give some tips, feel free to add your blog link to your signature here on the forum.
You have no choice but to spend more time and effort on it, if you want to receive any money out of it, or you can hire someone else to do the job. Outsourcing is ideal since your business is in the Internet zone.
I know that this can be costly but this is the only way to develop your business; you cant rely on yourself too much. If you do it right you can get some good profit.
Are your two blogs in the same niche? Just wondering because that may make it easier from a writing standpoint. If they are not, then you may have a more difficult time getting the job done. I have a couple of blogs in the health niche but I'm currently focusing on getting the newest one up and going. I post about 4 blog posts to each per week (with them scheduled to drip-feed out at one a day). I'm off-course with that this week because of other things needing my attention and my lack of focus over the past week or two.
Angie made a very good point by suggesting that you focus on one blog or project at a time. Once you get one website up and going with enough content on it, then turn your attention to the other. Otherwise, you may lose focus and start spinning your wheels and become overwhelmed (I'm speaking from experience).
Create an editorial calendar or write down a list of topics you will write about that week and focus on getting them done. If you can't write something every day, then don't sweat it -- just try to be consistent. Try to post to your blog on a consistent basis, even it is only once or twice a week so your readers will know to expect that. But being that it is a new blog, try your best to buckle down and try to get about 10 pieces of content/blog posts up before you start actively promoting it.
If you are not good at writing, you can always outsource that task. There may be some members here who offer writing services. Ask around. Another alternative may be www.Fiverr.com or using PLR (private label rights). With PLR, I would strongly recommend that you rewrite it to make it your own -- do not post it to your blog "as is".
Depending on your niche, you may want to also focus on building relationships with others in your niche. Try to find them on forums, Twitter, and Facebook. Check out their blogs and see if you all offer similar or complementary services or products. Get to know them, build a relationship, and maybe you all can take turns guest posting on your respective blogs.
You can also tweet that you are looking for guest bloggers, (in whatever area or niche), who would love to do a guest post or two on your blog within the near future. You may get a few positive responses.
Last edited by Iris; April 12th, 2012 at 02:20 PM.
I think it really depends on the type of site you're running and the niche you're in.
For my site, it's beneficial to post as much content as humanly possible. It takes time to make my posts (and I have a full time job), so I don't get to post as often as I'd like. I think that for most sites/niches posting twice a week is plenty and as your site becomes fully populated, and is used as a resource among your visitors, you can post even less.
I'd probably look to sell a site I couldn't post fresh content on at least once a week unless it was very good at being a "resource" site.