I am starting a longer term web business now and need to create a plan/structure. I would like some clarification on the benefits of having a blog verses web site v forum etc.
I have the time and enthusiasm for blogging but why would I blog rather than simply post onto a web site? Is it that a person has the ability to respond on a blog and therefor it makes good SEO sense?
I am also considering a forum for the fresh content and SEO benefits but it seems a great deal of work to moderate. (had to give up the last one owing to overwhelming spam)
I have seen a business model working of: website & forum, just website, web site & blog, just blog, blog & forum, and was wondering if there was any experiences that could help me before I commit to this longer term project.
I was also wondering about the area, my interest in in personal development which is a biigggg market but I have special interest in a particular aspect of personal development. From a reply I got a short while back it seems that being a big fish in a smaller pond is better than trying to become a big fish in a larger one: with that in mind would I be better going more focused and niche? I have site that is actually too niche (i think) so although I get top ten on google it does not give me the income that I want (or deserve of course).
I appreciate there are quite a few questions/ideas here but any input to help the formulation of my plan would be great to get some thoughts gathered.
I need a plan, man, so any help is very greatly appreciated as ever!