Ryan McLean : Slightly Unconventional

Multiple Websites Makes Ryan’s Head Go Crazy

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iniartworksmallI’ve started building out mutliple niche sites, but the tangle of decisions is becoming increasingly difficult for me

Hi guys, Ryan here from Instructions Not Included. Just a quick video to talk about the problems that I’m having with having multiple different websites.

The best thing that I can equate it to is actually my box of spare cords. So these are the cords that I don’t use all the time. Sometimes I need them, most of the time I don’t but when I do need something as you can imagine it’s pretty hard to find the right thing.

I got so many different things in here from like inverters that go from your car power to a power point to this drawing pad to calboards, to stuff for playing super smash brothers to a whole bunch of camera cords and everything like that.

So there’s a whole bunch of stuff mixed in there and it’s really confusing and really hard to try and find a cord when you’re looking for it and you just hope that it’s in there.

I kind of feel the same with a lot of my websites at the moment because I run so many websites. And part of my goal to generate more passive income is to actually have more niche websites that are kind of spread across the board rather than having all my eggs in one basket just in On Property.

Therefore, I’ve got all these new niche websites. A bunch of them make money but it does get very hard to know what to work on. They are not that hard to manage.

I can leave them there and they’ll just keep generating money. I need to update the plugins every now and then. I need to pay the bills and so on but they’re not that hard to do.


But what to work on next, that’s hard because you’re not just thinking okay I’ve got one business which is On Property what do I need to work on next what episode am I going to create next? No, I’ve got like 10 or more different websites that I could be working on and now I’ve got to think about for each website what is the next article or video or whatever that I could be working on.

You got to actually think of that and then you got to think about what actually is going to deliver the best return on investment for me and so which of those 10 different things should I be working on. Adding to that the fact that I’ve got emails coming in everyday, things that need to be dealt with, finances that I’ve got to do for my business, a bunch of other tasks that I’m doing as well as converting the van at the moment.

Also, there are just so many different things on my plate and I’m not good with focus generally anyway. I’m not a very focused person. I jump around the board a lot and so to have all of these different things and not have a system that helps me make decisions I’m actually finding it really difficult.

I don’t know what I’m going to do but that is one of my struggles at the moment – actually not being able to know what to work on because there are so many different things that I could be doing and not necessarily choosing the right thing.

I think I probably need to create a system to help me make decisions – maybe some sort of to do tasks. I’ve got this great spreadsheet for all my episodes and so when I create a new video or a new article or something like that it goes into the spreadsheet and is tracked. I can therefore look at that spreadsheet and know where I’m at and what needs to be done at any point in time.

That’s really great but I kind of need it for my whole business. So that’s something I’ll think about over the next week or so and try and come up with some sort of system to help me structure my life and make decisions because I’m not good at focusing or necessarily choosing the right things to work on anyway. Hopefully that will help.

It’s not easy running this. It’s not easy making these decisions and therefore I need some help. There are no instructions included guys. That’s it from me, just a quick little update.

Until next time if you want instructions go and buy some furniture.

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