If you’re into Internet Marketing in any way then it’s very possible that this post could strike a chord with you. You see I’ve decided I’m going to cut down my time spent on various projects. I’ll tell you straight off, I’m not going to walk away, this isn’t a subtle goodbye, this is my craft and I’m here to stay.
The truth is however I’ve been spreading myself over many different projects and it’s not fair to any one of them. There comes a time when you have to take a step back and look at what you are doing, which parts you enjoy and where you plan on going with everything.
I’m at a stage now, that when a friend asked the name of all of my websites, I could not list every one. I understand that it is good to spread your bets and have a varied portfolio of “online real estate” but it’s also important to have focus. It’s all too easy to have another great idea and throw something up to get started with a new website as the barrier of entry is so low. The truth that I have come to realise however is there are hidden costs. These are the costs associated with things like your time and energy.
The Internet Marketing Plug-Hole Plan
- Have a great idea
- Register Website
- Create product/service
- Reach Profitability
- Have another great idea
- Forget previous project
- Start the process all over
It’s like trying to build a castle but every time you build the gate you decide to create another. It was never the plan to end up with a collection of gates, but if you don’t have the process in place for things to carry on growing without you, once you move on to the next, that’s all you’re going to get.
In the next period of weeks I will be phasing out a few of my websites, mainly old reports etc, working to bring others together and ultimately create a better experience for the both of us. As I go through this process I thought I would share story with you in hopes that some of my readers may take note of how they are working and perhaps see some similarities. I couldn’t be speaking about you, could I?