How to Create Content for Multiple Sites Without Losing Your Sanity
If you have chosen to create multiple small niche sites, you are probably wondering how to keep your content creation, affiliate marketing information, and all of the other information that goes with the creation of small sites organized and flowing properly.
Luckily, by creating a consistent schedule, and using the right tools (most of them free), you can keep yourself from feeling overwhelmed, or worse – giving up completely.How to Create Content for Multiple Sites Without Losing Your Sanity Click To Tweet
To help you along this process, I compiled a list of strategies and tools I use, to keep me from losing the little bit of sanity, I still have left.
- Get really organized. Use tech like – Trello, OneNote, your preferred calendar (I use MSN calendar), and Evernote. Organize every aspect of your business and your day – such as other obligations you may have (your home does not clean itself, and I doubt you have a maid to follow your families every step if you are reading this) with these handy tools. I find digital tools a lot more effective, but it is important to limit yourself to as little of an amount of tools as it takes to be efficient. Too many tools can cause another type of overwhelm, plus you need to keep in mind that it takes time to learn each tool properly.
- Use the same site host for your all of your niche sites, to make it easier to work on your individual sites. Once you are familiar with how to work with a specific host for your WordPress blog, the process of creating blog posts, pages, and other content for your site, becomes a lot easier. Siterubix is the best for multiple sites because it won’t cost you anymore, if you host 1 or if you host 5 sites. If you don’t want to make the commitment with Siterubix (which includes Wealthy Affiliate classes and courses), you can also use the very reliable host HostGator.
- It is easier to have several related niches, then several niches that are non-related, so choose your niches accordingly. For example, choose Lifestyle sub-niches, or stick with different financial niches. The reasons for that are 1. You can link your niche blogs, creating backlinks on occasion (don’t overdo this!) and 2. It is easier from the content creation standpoint, as you don’t have to switch between many subjects throughout your workday. Concentrating on the large main niche of Lifestyle, for example, leaves you with plenty of sub-niches to explore, many of them highly profitable
- Create a content calendar and stick with it. I mentioned the calendar I use above, which sinks with my Trello boards for each individual blog I run, and I have a publishing schedule I stick with
- Create content in bulk for each website. Take one day to create a bulk of content – either sticking to only one of your niches, or work on all of them, then take another day to create related content (such as supporting videos, newsletters, and podcasts), and another to create related social media posts. After that, you can schedule them all for future posting.
- Make sure that you have a solid content creation workflow. When creating content, you are most likely repeating many of the same steps over and over again. Writing this process down, and using it for every blog post, makes the process more streamlined. Again, I use Trello for this, because it is easy to move workflow checklists from one subject (card) to another subject (card) within my content calendar and to do lists.
- Outsource as much of the process as you can. You can hire a VA to do your admin duties, hire a freelancer to do your writing, have someone on Fiverr transcribe your videos – the possibilities are endless. Of course, depends on your budget and on your own strengths and weaknesses, what you should outsource. Start small, and if possible try to stick with the same service or person so that this process will also go a lot smoother.
- Accept guest bloggers. Accepting guest bloggers is probably not for the beginner, as most other bloggers will not want to work with you if you don’t have any traffic coming to your site, or have some solid content already, but, once you cleared that hurdle, having a solid relationship with a few guest bloggers can free up your time, and brings in a fresh perspective to your content field.
- Make sure you have a solid goal for each of your niche sites. Always make sure that you know exactly what you are expecting to get out of your niche sites. Each of them might be completely different, and earning potential can vary greatly depending on what type of niche you choose, and be aware if it is holiday dependent. Setting a realistic goal can keep you on track when creating solid action steps to help your growth.
The more you can automate the process, the easier it will flow. Make sure that you only create as many niche websites, as you think you can handle, and make sure that you have either knowledge or a deep interest in the subject matter – especially if you are a beginner in affiliate marketing – so that you have plenty to write about.