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How many projects do you juggle at once?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by Alexander98765w, Jun 25, 2014.

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    I told myself I was going to focus on one project exclusively until it started making money. But being the creative person that I am, I feel like I need to change things up every so often or I tend to burn myself out.

    Unless it's something I absolutely LOVE to blog about or talk about, I can't find myself devoting 110% of my energy on. And I haven't found that subject yet.

    So, how do you guys juggle your time? I figured 3 different projects would be a good starting point to tackle. And for the sake of the discussion, nothing is being outsourced.
     
    Alexander98765w, Jun 25, 2014 IP
  2. Daley1

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    I really tend to have balance a lot of projects at once. I am someone who does not like being held back on a single project unless it has countless different things for me to do. I prefer to have something where I am able to sink my teeth into many different factors.
     
    Daley1, Jun 25, 2014 IP
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    i tend to stick to one big project, but with a bunch of mini projects to get away from it and keep myself interested. However i often end up taking on too much! I think 3 is a good number - just enough to keep busy while not getting overwhelmed.
     
    uand.eye, Jun 25, 2014 IP
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    There's three projects I work with at work, there's a blog I run on the side, and there's a small start-up t-shirt company I'm working on with some old friends, but that's more of a hobby.
     
    Akash47, Jun 25, 2014 IP
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    Jake Rigdon Greenhorn

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    From a contractors point-of-view, I've had a business adviser tell me 6 to 7 clients is an ideal number. I don't think he meant 6 or 7 active project going at once, though.
     
    Jake Rigdon, Jun 25, 2014 IP
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    Few projects at the same time :)
     
    FTS!, Jun 25, 2014 IP
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    It's one project right now. Previously it could be up to 5 at the same time.
     
    SmartWebAds_, Jun 26, 2014 IP
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    Helge Sverre Notable Member Affiliate Manager

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    Helge Sverre, Jun 27, 2014 IP
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    Dean_Saliba Well-Known Member

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    I never have one project going at once, I normally have about a dozen going at the same time, and yes it is bloody difficult to keep track o them all and devote equal time to them all, especially so when you consider I do ALL the work myself and outsource none of it. I am in the process of cutting down on the amount of projects I'm working on by killing off the lower paying ones in the hope that I can devote even more time to the remaining ones and make more money with them.
     
    Dean_Saliba, Jun 27, 2014 IP
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    I think 3 is a nice number for optimal results.
     
    Ethan Alvin, Jun 27, 2014 IP
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    qwikad.com Notable Member Affiliate Manager

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    Usually two. One heavy and one easy one. That's all I can do, it seems like.

    Concentrate your energy on advertising. I usually spend half of my day promoting stuff. The rest goes to whatever project I may have.
     
    qwikad.com, Jun 27, 2014 IP
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    Anyone trying to make money on the internet should have at least two or three backup plans. I'd say have four projects going at a minimum.
     
    David Tile, Jun 27, 2014 IP
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    Seems reasonable. Well, if one project doesn't pay enough (in many cases it doesn't), then there is simply no other choice than to run more projects.
    In case if the one and only project provides you enough money, then running additional projects could be just useful to strengthen some alternative skills or get additional experience. So yes, when time allows, I'll be looking for something else as a side project.
     
    SmartWebAds_, Jul 2, 2014 IP
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    ßläçk Péárl Member

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    If you want to make nice income then 1 project is not enough. I am currently working on 7 projects and 2 are started from Scratch.
     
    ßläçk Péárl, Jul 2, 2014 IP
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    Yasmina Abdula Greenhorn

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    I agree with you to handle 3 different projects because based on your personality, you will certainly be bored for just 1 project.

    Let your time boundaries guide your activities. In reality, there's a hidden benefit of knowing your time boundaries. It will help you to make choices about how you'll proceed to your next projects.

    Let say that you will be overwhelmed by working on 3 projects, stop and reconsider. Review your priorities. Don't be hesitate to withdraw any projects that don’t make sense to you. Lastly, use a sequential focus with time boundaries to motivate you to finish projects in the time you’ve chosen.
     
    Yasmina Abdula, Jul 12, 2014 IP
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    For me, 3 projects are a good number.
     
    Chad Eztraffic, Jul 15, 2014 IP
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    Matei Gavriluta Banned

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    One big and juicy one and few small ones. Sometimes with many because there are times when I hire SEO starters and I can handle more than 20 or 30.
     
    Matei Gavriluta, Jul 15, 2014 IP
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    I also think the key is to always be looking for that next good project.
     
    David Tile, Jul 15, 2014 IP
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    Sometimes it is not about the quantity, but the quality as well. Don't let low quality projects (after calculating trade offs) pull you down.
     
    Ethan Alvin, Jul 15, 2014 IP
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    Way too many.
     
    Melloweitsj, Jul 20, 2014 IP