Are you struggling to find time to update multiple blogs? How do you prioritise them and find the time?
Since I discovered the potential rewards to be had by selling websites I have regained my writing enthusiasm. I currently have 16 blogs, which I update between twice and five times a week. I plan to develop and sell these sites in a year, perhaps two.
Meanwhile I like the sight of my own writing and I will get a better price for them if I can get them into Google, get them some Page Rank and demonstrate that I can earn money from them. Google ranking, earnings and user hits all come down to the same thing – More content.
Writing Content for 16 Blogs
21CWoman looks after itself; I just spend an hour or so posting guest posts to the site each evening. Writing Paying Articles needs 5 posts a week to maintain its momentum.
I have an Excel spreadsheet laid out with the blog names in the left hand column and dates across the top. I can see eight or nine days at a time, so I just put an X where I plan to make a post on a particular day. I have four or five X’s in a column, so that means I have that number of 500 word posts to write that day. This is the fourth blog post I have written this morning and I have another one on a totally different blog to do before lunch.
Planning My Content
I use Excel’s “Insert Comment” feature to plan what I am going to post for the week ahead. I just put a working title in as a comment in each X cell. This means I allow my mind to mull over tomorrow’s posts today, while I am doing other jobs. This makes the article much easier to write.
I have a few sets of blogs in the same niche, so I arrange my schedule so I am only writing about any one subject on any one day.
My mornings are my best writing time, so I devote six or seven hours every morning to writing. Blog posts are the quickest at about 45 minutes each. I also have a few e-books to write at some point, but they will take much longer.
Once I have fifty or so posts on a site I plan to reduce the posting schedule to two posts per week on each blog. The more posts a blog has the more keywords it will rank for in Google and the higher a price someone will pay for that blog in an auction.
Do You Organise Your Time?
What are your own daily and weekly priorities?
When do you work best?
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 HowToMakeExtraMoneyWriting.com and 21CWoman.com.
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