The Correct Answer: None of these!
Suppose we had the power wave a magic wand and somehow take away the business of the top 25 Internet marketers. All of a sudden they had no business and they were forced to go into another line of work. Here is my theory...
Within 6 months they would all be running some other kind of successful business in the off-line world. And they would be successful not because they are that much smarter than you or me. No, not at all. They would be successful in another line of work for one basic reason. They have learned how to manage their time effectively.
When they say that they have put in an 8-hour day, they mean that they have worked (time on task) and actually been highly productive for eight hours a day. How about you?
If you had a way to chart the actual time out of an eight hour work day, how many minutes out of that eight hours were actually devoted, in total, to tasks DIRECTLY related to making money online?
Take out the time you spent emailing friends, posting nonsense on Twitter or Facebook, playing online games, watching the latest YouTube vids, reading forum posts for hours on end, and checking your stats every 5 minutes on Clickbank hoping for a sale.
What I'm talking about is actual time devoted directly to earning money. I'm putting myself in this boat with you, and my guess is that you would be just as surprised as I am at how small that actual number of minutes is.
Confession: The inefficient use of time is my own worst enemy when it comes to making money online. But I understand this foible of mine and I work hard to overcome it. Here is one technique I have found very useful. Check it out if you wish and maybe it will give you some ideas.
Essentially, what I did was to create a template, sort of a planning page that I use to focus my energies and funnel them into only productive work patterns. I'm not saying that this is perfect--I still waste time, but a lot less than I used to.
Anyway, below is a link to a PDF file showing the template I developed as well as a few pages showing how I use it. You could print it out and use it if you wish, but more likely you might look at it and develop some kind of take off on it that is more suited to your own needs.
The key point is to focus your energies only into those activities that are actually related to generating money online. This template helps me and it is my hope that it might at least give you some ideas.
P.S. There is no opt-in. There is no info on any products or promotional stuff inside. No affiliate links or any B.S.--it's just a file with my own time management template for you to check out. Hope maybe it is useful and can be of some help to you. The domain the file is loaded on is not being used to sell anything--it's sitting empty. It's free--don't look for any ulterior motives--there are none.
My Best, Mike