Knowing when your topic is too vast
Years ago I started a website for what I thought was a good niche topic: kitchen pantries. I even wrote an ebook on design and made a small but nice income from that. The site became outdated and I couldn’t keep up. I was thinking that I would pick at it and it would be there when I could give it more attention. I’m at that point now.
My head is stuck on the keywords/topics of design, management, and the survival side of it. I even titled it broadly “EverythingPantry” – I would have no shortage of articles but I am covering everything like butler pantry, walk-in pantry, pantries in history, stocking your survival pantry, design, etc. The affiliate products may not be that handsome of an income. Also, “everything” is an intimidating burden to manage a website and declare you are covering it all.
Similarly, I have been thinking about a website covering the family farm. I would span life in the farmhouse, agriculture, etc. There are more exciting opportunities there as we have some fabulous video that I think would be very popular, but again, how to monetize it. I seem to be going down another path of “too big” of a topic.
I think the money is in the courses, tutorials, digital products or affiliate income that I see other websites focusing on. I may be putting in an enormous amount of work for a paltry income. Bottom line, I need advice about reeling this whole thing in and helping to see the big picture.
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