Well, I’ve been pretty busy lately. In the last week of January I decided that I needed to really go for it; to just do more of everything in the same time – to ramp up my productivity, as you may have read in my last post.
The plan was to produce four microniche sites per week, each with six posts scheduled for release over a few weeks and also some web 2.0 articles to support the sites. I am pleased to say that, give or take a few hours, I am on track so far, with 12 sites up and running since the start of the project three weeks ago.
It really IS difficult. I read the other day how someone who shall remain nameless reckons you can get one of these sites up “in a couple of hours”. Well, it takes me nine. There’s keyword research (average two hours per site); product sourcing (30 mins); domain, hosting and Wordpress set-up (30 mins); content creation (four hours); social bookmarking and setup in Google tools (30 mins); and finally web 2.0 articles (2 hours). Total: 9.5 hours. So as you can see, doing four a week is hard work when I have to fit in all my other stuff.
The other thing is that I will have to wait and see what results I get. I’m taking, broadly speaking, the Thirty Day Challenge approach to these sites – they are all on “test” to see if they are viable. I will be somewhat gutted if I get to the end of the project and find I have only a small number of sites that “pass” the test and are worth continuing with. It could take a few months to reach the decision point on all of them – we shall see.
Right, better get ready for site number 13.