Should I Start a Second Website?

Do you have another brainwave? Have you found another group of people you can help? Start a second website in that area.

We all have new ideas all the time we are writing. Sometimes you need to put them on the back burner for a while. If your mind is buzzing with ideas on how you would develop your idea then go ahead and run with it.

Second String or Too Many Eggs?

There are two ways of looking at every question. The answer depends on where you are with your writing and website creation.

Second String Arguments

1)      Sometimes you will run out of immediate inspiration for your first project, having a second website you can work on means you can still be productive.

This is a valid argument. A change is as good as a break, really is true when you are writing for five or six hours at a time.

2)      What if something goes wrong with your first site?

Not valid, just make sure that nothing can go wrong. Just keep adding top quality content every day and make sure that that content is link-worthy.

3)      It gives me another site to sell.

Now I have discovered how easy and profitable it is to sell websites this is an excellent reason to start a second site. You do need to have more energy though to run two sites. You need to add articles to them both every day.

Too Many Eggs Arguments

1)      You do not have the time to devote to two sites.

There is some validity to this argument. It depends how many posts you have on the site. The more posts you have the more you should be inter-linking those posts. I could spend 15 hours a day working on my first site doing just that, but it would drive me around the bend.

Weighing Up the Arguments

It is not a matter of counting arguments, but working out which ones apply in your own case.

It is possible to have too many sites to work on to do any one of them well. This will be less of an issue if a site is still at an early stage of development. It is only once you reach the 150 post mark that inter-linking starts to take over your day. For most people this will not happen for at least 6-12 months.

Personally, I like to have a few sites that are in the early stages and just one that is well-developed. I have recently sold two sites because I felt I did not have the necessary time and efforts to maintain three mature sites.

Having seen how easy Flippa is to use I have started ten more sites, with the aim of running them for a  year or two and then selling them on. I will probably keep one or two of these sites for longer if I still enjoy working on them.

One of the beauties of working online as a writer is that I only work on projects that I enjoy. Once the pleasure dies, I now realise that I can, and should, sell them

Over to You

Do you buy domain names for your brain waves?

Do you start too many projects?

Do you have sites you no longer enjoy writing on?

Written by Phil Turner, an ex-teacher from Ireland. Phil believes that to succeed in anything you have to help others and share your own knowledge. He makes a living mostly by writing on his own sites, which include and

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