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How to Manage Several Blogs

Are you running out of time? Do you find yourself wanting to dump off some of your extra sites because of lack of time? Owning multiple blogs has several inherent benefits as we have already discussed, but that doesn’t mean it is easy. As you already know, I am a huge fan of diversifying my efforts when it comes to blogging. This is part of the reason that I own four blogs by myself and 3-4 others that are owned with someone else. I believe it offers me a lot of potential when it comes to the future and I can’t wait to realize this potential in the coming months.

Yet, even though I am committed to owning so many blogs, it doesn’t mean it is always easy. Juggling one blog, let alone several additional blogs, is time consuming. When life gets busy, it can be hard to continue. Yet, with the right strategy, you can continue to develop your blogs without giving up all hope.

Tips to Manage Multiple Blogs

Determine Your Strength(s)- Everyone has something that they are good at and other things that take more time. If you have successfully managed one blog for several months, odds are that it is easier to build up a second. I would venture to guess that you have learned the basics of SEO as well as how to manage wordpress. Learning these things for the first time can be quite time consuming. Once you have the basics covered, you will soon learn what you are good at. You may be able to manage everything well, but examine what you are really good at. Utilize your strengths when it comes to managing multiple blogs. If you are a great writer, focus on that and outsource some of the other menial tasks.

Recognize that You Can’t Do it All – There is something important in realizing that you can’t do it all. The number one reason why bloggers miss out on passive income is because they want to control everything. In reality, there is something to be said for outsourcing certain tasks of blogging. Not only will this allow you to focus on your strengths, but it keeps you re-investing your profits. This not only lowers your taxable income, but builds up your blog at a faster rate.

Stay Ahead of the Game – A great way to stay on top of your blogs is to be weeks ahead. Even if you excel under pressure, falling behind when it comes to managing multiple blogs does nothing but add unnecessary stress to your life. This is the reason that I keep a large queue of posts on almost all of my blogs. You never know when life will get busy and this will protect you from the worst of it.

Focus on the End Result – Even if you are using all of these tips, it will be hard from time to time. Remember to focus on the end result of owning multiple blogs. If you remind yourself that you are building up something of value, whether you want to sell it later or continue to earn money from it, it will be easier to keep working at it.

Managing several blogs at once takes a lot of focus and determination. It isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you should give up. Find out what works for you and keep working at it.

Have you had success managing multiple blogs? What other tips can you share to help others manage multiple blogs?

 

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9 Responses to How to Manage Several Blogs

  1. KYD says:

    Really its very tough to manage several blogs, I have two but sometimes I think to sell one.. sometime I think to develop more..

    Don’t know what exactly do I need to do :(

    Jonny

    • Derek says:

      It is a tough spot isn’t it? Have you ever thought about hiring staff writers for your blogs once it’s developed? It can free up some time and allow you to get into other projects.

  2. Man, I was hoping for more solutions with this post. I find it very difficult sometimes.

    • You and me both – I forgot to get really practical. Here’s a few of what keeps me going… How about approving comments 1x per week, keeping up with emails, focus on content first, then networking, and house keeping third.

  3. PaulinTampa says:

    Lots of work to make money online alright. I think I have finally found some answers and am exploring them now. Have you heard of ‘The Laptop Millionaire’? There is a book by the same name. I think it is $19.95 on Amazon. I got this book for free and I couldn’t put it down on a flight to Mexico a couple of weeks ago. It’s up to date with what seems like all the tips needed to make a good go of this online money making dream. Each chapter is devoted to a particular application like, Twitter, Facebook, Marketing, Outsourcing and others. The outsourcing chapter is what is really intriguing me at the moment. The author claims you can have many Philipinos handling all the mundane drudgery of your blogs and websites while you do the selling.
    (I got the whole point and a clear picture emerged in my mind of how you can be a successful person by following these examples. I just hope that I can do it.)
    I’m about to the end of this book and am going to read it again and take notes and create a game plan the next time. I wish you all luck. We should all be making money on the web and not working a tough blue collar job like our folks did in the past, right? Visit my blog, help out, I will do the same. 😉

  4. I just schedule different days of the week for each of my sites. It seems to work pretty well. Also time management can be an issue. I like to set alarms. Work for 1hr straight. Then stop and do something else. Good for productivity.