In my last post, I wrote about how I usually tend to work in a cyclical pattern when it comes to my web empire. This usually consists of going from raging excitement to utter frustration in a matter of weeks, and I’ve been struggling to find a way to break that pattern so I can consistently work on my websites without throwing in the towel all the time.
The problem is that I tend to get really excited about my websites, and after a long time of not working on them, I get hyper-motivated to conquer the world and turn my websites into high-powered money making machines. Unfortunately, it only takes a week of working like a madman on all 8 of them to become very frustrated with the chaos and realizing how pointless all that work is. I didn’t have any structure before – all I was doing was aimlessly blogging trying to create as much content as possible for all sites at once. It sucked, and it usually led me to quit working on all my projects altogether until getting inspired once again several months later. This diagram shows the process in all it’s glorious detail.
I’m not making any progress working like that, and it’s something I need to solve if I want to grow my businesses to produce a solid passive income stream. I’m happy to report that I think I’ve figured out a solution.
An organized plan
There are 8 websites in my website empire (including this one), and I am passionate about each one of them – some more than others, I admit. I want to keep working on all of them, but aimlessly creating content for each like I have been doing in the past does not work at all. I need structure.
From this point forward, I will work on one website at a time, one day at a time. In other words, my schedule will look like this:
Day 1: Website 1
Day 2: Website 2
Day 3: Website 3
Day 4: Website 4
Day 5: Website 5
Day 6: Website 6
Day 7: Website 7
Day 8: Website 8
Considering I haven’t touched some of these websites in over 7 months, this is pretty significant. Each one will be getting updated 3 times a month now (at least), while my overall workload will actually become much simpler. I do realize that 3 updates per month not considered high volume by any means, but it’s a lot better than what I did before. More importantly, this should prevent me from feeling overwhelmed trying to figure out what to work on – and hopefully ending the dreaded “deer in the headlights” syndrome.