Marketers and Coders = same hours

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From what I've noticed after monitoring lots of posts in this forum over the past few days, it seems that internet marketers have the same late night hours as us coders. I spend most my time working late at night so if I mess something up on my server I have low traffic time to fix it. Is that why you guys stay up late? Or basically the same reason?

Eric.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMagicShow
    Yes, I can relate to this 100%. I use to code back in the days, had tons of late-night hours and little sleep too. Now, when I have projects...I tend to spend 7-14 hours a day (on some days) and just sleep the next day or so.

    It is lots of work, but the rewards are worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Stay up late ? I work 16 - 18 hours a day .... I don't sleep ...lol

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  • Profile picture of the author mrnightowl
    Lol yeah I hear that. Sometimes I go off on tangents and end up staying up for a day+... Forget to eat and all that. I've had nights where I had that "Idea" and ended up launching 4 or 5 websites. But its all fun. In real work life I enjoy construction work as a framer just for the fact that I like to see what I've accomplished. I guess thats the same with this.

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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by mrnightowl View Post

    it seems that internet marketers have the same late night hours as us coders.
    When you can work at any time, you fit it in around all the other stuff you need to do. All that other stuff usually has to be done during normal business hours, so you're left with late night and early morning to get your work done.

    Which is the same way I did it as a coder, too. I usually liked to go in at about 4 AM, work till noon, then come home and go to sleep. I'd wake up in the early evening, and then I could go out and party till it was time for work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit-smart
    I tend to follow the same schedule :p

    Being a college student as well, I tend to cram business in whenever I can manage; But I was pulling all nighters before I ever started school.

    I think for me, its more of a "peace and quite" thing. At night, there are far fewer distractions. My cell phone isnt ringing, clients arent waiting on responses, my employees are all sleeping; so I can really get the big jobs done.

    I find the best schedule for me, is from 6am-12pm every night. 6 hours sleep, (sometimes 7, I am the boss :p ).

    Of course Im prone to going days on 3 or 4 hours of sleep as well. But thats college for you. If I didnt try to juggle both, and just waited until Im out of school it would be..

    About the same. hahaha
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  • Profile picture of the author MarshallWayne
    I'm usually up until 5 AM...from around 10 PM to 3:30 AM I'm usually thinking at my best.
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  • Profile picture of the author goliathseo
    Same here, There have been times where I have stayed up for 36 hours plus, done the four hours of sleep deal as well, but if after the 36 hours straight I usually will pass out for a solid 12 hours. Some of the best sleep I ever get though lol! Have been there done that just like everyone on this thread. Though am trying to phase coding out and IM in... Have only been at this for oh maybe 6 months.
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit-smart
      Originally Posted by goliathseo View Post

      Same here, There have been times where I have stayed up for 36 hours plus, done the four hours of sleep deal as well, but if after the 36 hours straight I usually will pass out for a solid 12 hours. Some of the best sleep I ever get though lol! Have been there done that just like everyone on this thread. Though am trying to phase coding out and IM in... Have only been at this for oh maybe 6 months.
      Well thats the thing about working for yourself!

      I know personally, I probably spent the first year I was in this industry working hours that would get an employer jailed. (In the States anyways).

      Ie:Less than minimum wage.


      But the powers all in your hands; your not getting $x.xx dollars per hour to perform some mindless task over and over. Your honing your mind into a molten hot state, and hammering it into a tool useful for the task at hand. There is *no* income limit, or roof, if you simply learn one vital skill; how to make money.

      I started in IM several years ago, but I understand more about business (As a consequence) than many of my fellow undergraduates. Studying business in school now, I find that much of what I'm learning are things I have already learned; I'm simply being given terms to define concepts I'm already familiar with.

      My point being, that learning to run *any* sort of business is worth the effort and time involved. If you do it once, you can do it again. I know personally, that I have several proposals and business models for operations in industrys completely unrelated to IM (or even the web/ IT); and I would have never entered into that mode of thinking if it wasnt for starting in this particular industry.

      IM is exceptional, because anyone can get started with little capital. It opens the management seat up to anyone with a good head on their shoulders, and enough persistence to see it through.

      A particular quote comes to mind;

      Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night. -Henry Longfellow
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