great question Lana thanks - I hate this question already... lol
How many websites/pages do you manage?
I am running 8 sites - 3 to do with business, 4 with poetry, 1 with publishing, then after that is the Social;- facebook pg | facebook fan pg and the rest x 2, one each for business & poetry;- | twitter | google plus | Linkedin | Youtube...
I have 1 more in development but cannot seem to find the time to finish it.
How you manage and divide your time between the different sites.?
I am pretty reactive, I react to email, plus I am running Chrome with multiple profiles so each one I open preloads particular sites and has different bookmark bars, e.g. my poetry one has all the poetry links there on the bar, ditto for my business stuff, each different profile = a different top bar. So at a minimum I am running at least 2 profiles (plus maybe an incognito to minimise cookie follows) and then I am using Google for email (I'm a Google Authorized Partner). I am generally logged into 4 accounts so I react to the email as I see it, unless I'm very busy ;-) - as well as that I run two screens, one is big so I can split it into 2 nicely.
I have an 8x4 whiteboard, all the 'To Do's' go on the whiteboard and a 2 page a day diary and Google calendar so I'm pretty organised / structured. I try to do work work during the week and poetry at the weekend. BUT.. I have to be at the screen a lot to accomplish this all, too much probably, even l know that.
Do you feel that it's easier to make money online by having a diverse array of sites?
No - you end up meeting yourself in the door and wondering who you are, often just using the particular profile to identify yourself (to yourself) at that moment in time. Also whilst there are an awful lot of benefits with sub sites on Hubpages, Blogger and the various social media you never have enough control over design, meta tags and optimizations and you are not building core traffic to youtself. Plus like a juggler you are sort of busy trying to keep it all in the air.
is it better to stick to one or two?
Yes, no, maybe - there is no easy answer to this, in my case I must have the business sites to pay the rent, I need at least one for my poetry and then there is Hubpages, how could you do without Hubpages :-)