Most beginners make the mistake of starting multiple blogs early in their career. This is okay if you have the time to manage all of them efficiently. Will it be easy? Absolutely not.
First of all, how much do you really have in a day? Regardless of your wealth or status, we are all limited to 24 hours per day. Many people including myself have full-time jobs which take up at least 40 hours per week. Let’s not forget the chores, commute, and spending the little time we have with family.
Therefore, instead of wondering if you should have multiple blogs. You should ask yourself, do you have time to start another blog? From my experience, different blogs require different time and input. If you want to make money online, you should consider the following:
- Your Niche Topic: Some niche topics are easier to write than others. If it requires lots of research and constant updates. You might find it difficult to focus on multiple blogs. For example, my make money online blog is plenty of work, so I wouldn’t be able to manage another one at this moment.
- Your Writing Style: Each author writes differently. My style is conversational, so it’s almost like talking to a friend, so it helps me produce content rather fast. However, if you’re someone who writes thoughtful posts with lots of mixed content (picture, videos, text), you’ll spend way more time per article.
- Do You Have The Time? Ask yourself, will you be able to manage another blog with your current living situation? Do you have a baby on the way? Are you going to be renovating or moving homes soon? Do you have other priorities that must complete before your existing blog? Is it already consuming too much of your time? The good news is, if you have plenty of time, that means you are not being very productive. Just be honest with yourself and if you don’t have time, then you don’t have time. Don’t force yourself otherwise you will burn out rather quickly. At one point, I did consider quitting my job to start blogging full-time, but then I realized that making money online is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Therefore, I decided to stick with my full-time job, so I could make ends meet.—Blogging is perfect for people who are single and have no friends because you have nothing to do anyways haha!
- How Is Your Existing Blog Doing? Do you have a blog already? How is it doing in terms of rankings, income, etc? I notice many new bloggers get ahead of themselves by creating a second blog before their first one becomes a success. I was that new blogger, so I fully understand where they’re coming from. Blogging is exciting, it’s fun, it’s a potential income producer. Therefore, we think to ourselves, if we can have multiple websites operating, our income would naturally increase right? Wrong, when you are running too many blogs, you’ll eventually neglect the quality of your content because you’re trying to get things done rather than trying to produce QUALITY work.
- Your Blog Maturity: The more mature your blog is, the more traffic you’re likely to get from search engines like Google. To get this kind of results, it takes time and lots of it! When you start a second blog, you’ll find that it is easier the second time around, but it will only cost you more time which will delay your success. Again, if you can manage to still work efficiently and consistently push out new quality content, more power to you!
Before you start another blog, definitely touch the points I listed above. Sure it’s not hard to run a blog, but it’s not easy to run a blog while maintaining other aspects of our life.
If you bite off more than you can chew, you’ll give up much faster. Don’t set yourself up for failure by putting too much on your plate.
First, start a blog and see how it works out for you. When I first started my blog, I was literally testing waters. If I couldn’t fit it into my schedule, I probably would’ve quit. The good news is, blogging only requires part-time input, unlike a regular full-time job.
Once you feel comfortable with a decent income and plenty of time to spare. Sure, go right ahead and start another one. The internet is not going anywhere.
The last thing you want to do is to start 5 websites and have them all fail. That’s a super waste of time and shouldn’t happen in the history of blogging. Don’t be the person in the history of blogging for trying to start 5 blogs and fail at all 5.
Tip: If you’re new, I recommend that you focus on your first blog only. Consistently publish new helpful content and build traffic/readership. Once you start seeing positive results, you will have better luck in the future. There’s no point in having 5 websites that get barely any traffic.
Do you agree with this article? Have you considered starting a second blog? Were you successful at it or did you decide to focus on one only? Let us know by leaving a comment down below.