Do You Do Too Much?

You always hear people say you should stick with one thing and really focus on it until you make money. You also hear a lot of people saying not to “put all of your eggs in one basket.” This can really confuse a newbie…

When people ask me about this I usually say you should stick to something until you can make it work, but what then? Do you move on to something new or stick with what works?

I’m a bit odd in that I have to be involved in many projects or I get bored and don’t work at all. I figured this out early on.

Here is just a short list of some of the things I do:

  • Freelance writing.
  • Selling PLR.
  • Blogging.
  • Niche sites promoting affiliate products.
  • Creating my own products.
  • Offline affiliate promotion.
  • Kindle publishing.
  • Squidoo.

Now, some of these I even have more than one site for. It keeps me busy for sure, but is it really the best way?

For me it is, but that doesn’t mean it is for everyone. I know some people that can’t focus on two parts of a project at the same time without getting overwhelmed.

I guess what I’m trying to say here, is that the key is finding what works for YOU. If you find that working on more than one projects keeps you from getting any of them done, it is time to step away from a few of them and focus on the one you see the most promise in. If you find yourself getting bored, maybe it is time to look in to trying something new.

One thing I HAVE learned from doing all of these different things is that you will pull different lessons from each adventure. Something you learn while writing your Kindle book could easily spark an idea for your blog. Something you learn over at Squidoo could give you inspiration for your own product.

Just remember that this is YOUR adventure and only you know what will work best for you. Make sure you are honest with yourself and what you really need to succeed.

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Comments

  1. I am like you, I need to work on a few things. At times I know I am working on too much, though. It’s the entrepreneurial curse, always coming up with new ideas!

    I agree with this: “One thing I HAVE learned from doing all of these different things is that you will pull different lessons from each adventure. ” YES – this is what I am finding more and more these days. I am taking lessons from everything and applying it to everything else, and in this way I am bringing all the elements of my business together, which feels really good although I haven’t quite figured everything else out yet.
    Ruth P recently posted..4 Reasons Why You Need To Consider A Membership SiteMy Profile

  2. Like your new look here! I get bored fast unfortunately! I have to manage that or I won’t have a business lol. I do know that I need more than one project to work on. But I also know I need to focus or I won’t get anything done! It’s a major balancing act and I love the challenge!
    Lisa Stoops recently posted..Interview On Product Creation With Peggy BaronMy Profile

  3. Glad to hear that it is not just me. I find that I need the variety. I guess that is why I got out of the 9-5 world. Repetitive tasks and no challenge was killing me. Since I quit to work at home full time I’ve found it a lot more satisfying!
    Danielle McGaw recently posted..Spencer: My New Asus Tablet AndroidMy Profile

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