Following a review over Christmas, I have decided that I will continue with my bigger, longer-term, niche travel site, as was planned all along, but that I will recognise it for what it is – i.e. longer term, and now concentrate on doing things that will get some cash in during the shorter term.
So how can I do it? Well, my most successful site is my Thirty Day Challenge-style microniche site on TVs. In December it earned about £55 I think it was, and looks to be doing similarly in January. OK, I know it’s a seasonal one, but it proves that the methodology can work.
SO, I reckon that it’s worth some commitment from me to try to do the so-called “rinse and repeat” and ramp up the number of attempted microniche sites. To this end, I have this week published four new sites, each with one post now live, and five more scheduled in Wordpress. They also all have Ezine articles, Hubpage hubs and Squidoo lenses, and I’ve done some social bookmarking for each one too.
My plan is to publish four sites per week, for 13 weeks. Judging by the workload this created last week, that is a hard target for me. Hard, because I write quality, value-added content, and this schedule means I have to do it FAST.
The other difficult thing is that I have no clue whether the microniches I am trying will work. From August to November, I built seven microniche sites, and only the one has “worked” so far. I am very concerned that even if I somehow keep to my gruelling schedule over the next 13 weeks and produce 50 sites, only, say, five of them will “work”. It makes my heart sink, that thought. On the other hand, if I end up with, say, 20 successful sites out of the 50, I will be over the moon. So, I am applying the Thirty Day Challenge methodology with blind faith, suspending all doubts and giving it a proper test, with a decent volume of sites, to see where that takes me..
So far, week 1, four sites up.