As Artists we work in a varity of media.
We have a gardening site and a nice but neglected blog that places well.
We have a site where we sell clay ornaments and wind chimes as favors
We have a site where we sell wild bird feeders, houses and chimes, also from clay and wood
We have a site that features our photography
We have been working on a food/cooking site.
We have a site for website design.
The reason is that I was advised at one time to keep the focus to one thing or another as far as site design goes.
I hate having to keep seperate sites.
Each site with a card needs a seperate merchant account, seperate PCI compliance fees, and seperate dedicated IP address and seperate secure certificate.
Since a lot of our traffic is long tail and these topics are very competitive individually, would not a simple site with seperate sub catagories, not sub directories, work? Or at least make my life easier?
One site to update. One site to backup. One site to rule them all.
At least we would be able to pull the traffic each site gets to one location.
It seems to me there are plenty of sites that offer a large varity of services and products.