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The Biggest Mistake I See Website Owners Make

Manage Your Successful Website. Don’t Let It Manage You.

I see it over and over again.  Business owners start a website or blog and attack it with great enthusiasm. They already have a lot going on in life.  There is work, family, friends and sometimes the hope of a success web-based business. Adding a web-based business is adding a second job.

Website owners have good ideas, talent and valuable information and wanted products.  The commodity people run out of is time.

Starting out blogging on a daily basis and adding products at exponential speed, the website soon become more and more demanding.  There are updates to manage, questions to answer and new content to add.  Your website becomes a monster taking all your time and energy and, at the beginning, probably not giving that much back.

Working to watching grow a website, people slowly lose the energy and passion that caused them to create their web-baby in the first place. Just as the site is gaining real momentum, burn-out sets in and the website starts to fall apart.  Protect yourself, and your site by keeping following in mind:

  • Building a successful website and web-based business is a marathon, not a sprint – pace yourself.
  • Limit the number of hours you sit in front of a computer.
  • Ask yourself how often your users really want to hear from you.  Most blogs don’t need to updated on a daily basis.
  • Get help.  You can hire help in whatever area of life you choose.  You may hire a web developer or you may decide to focus on managing your website yourself and hire someone to mow the grass.  Whatever your choice, just remember, you can’t do it all.

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