How many hours do you spend online working? Do you work longer hours than a regular job?

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I was curious if you all worked more hours than a regular job? The Average amount of hours in a work week in the USA in 2008 was 35. I think it is 32 hours now. A "FULL TIME" job is still 40 hours a week.

So do you spend more than 8 hours ACTIVELY(not piddling on youtube or facebook) working or do you work less than the average person?

I would hope that if you are making money online that you would not have to spend more hours working than a regular job. In some peoples cases they may make a ton more money than a regular job too.
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  • Profile picture of the author GoogleWarrior
    Regular job? Ha! I wish... now it is the time of the recession. Regular jobs are a thing of the past..... Selling WSO's is where its at.
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  • Profile picture of the author mainstreetcm
    When I first began this journey about seven months ago I spent a lot of time working on my projects. I remember my three weeks every Sunday I was behind my computer more than 10 hours a day getting things done, promoting, backlinking, etc. Getting that first adsense check two weeks later was an amazing feeling.

    I then discovered outsourcing. Now I spend my time writing, which is something I really enjoy doing... almost to a point where I don't really consider it "work" but just something I really have a passion for and now get paid to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    About 1 and a half year ago, I was working around 10 hours a day and still not making a dime.

    Now, I work about 4 hours a day (thanks to my freelancers).

    EDIT: I have to mention that this week was an exception. I am creating two new products and I have to work about 7-8 hours a day.

    One of the products is about making money via freelancing and I have a rule that the only thing I will write in my products is the stuff that I have tested by myself so I have to do all the dirty freelance work
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by cowsgonemadd3 View Post

    I was curious if you all worked more hours than a regular job?
    I believe in a 168 hour work week.
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    • Profile picture of the author Derek Allen
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      I believe in a 168 hour work week.
      I'm with you on that. It sure feels like it sometimes!
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    I work a lot of hours each week, but the beauty of it is that I can work from anywhere.... the beach, a hotel room, anywhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author leighla
    I work a lot of hours each week, but the beauty of it is that I can work from anywhere.... the beach, a hotel room, anywhere
    Same here, I do work for 6hours a day and 40 to 50 hours a week. Internet Marketing is the only JOB we can do from anywhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Kennedy
    I probably spend 10-12 hours working online per week. I also work 10 hours a week in a normal part time job and still attend university full time. I've been thinking lately of quitting my regular job and spending more on my online business. I make 4 times more per hour online than I do in my regular job, but still having the security of a permanent part time position is nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author frqhuss
    Well i spend 5-7 hours daily on work if i get something interesting to search than extra 2-3 hours on researching it..
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  • Profile picture of the author Fabian Tan
    Work, play - it's all life

    "Normal" people have to count down the hours till they sign out from work, and wait for Friday to get out of jail.

    People like us can choose when, where, how, what, and even why we want to work.

    Even when you are not "working" on your business, you should be eating, sleeping and breathing it

    Fabian
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  • Profile picture of the author Winlin
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    "Paid Profession" - 50 hrs weekly
    "IM business" 20 hrs weekly

    Goal - IM business 20-40 hrs weekly - self employed
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  • The thing about IM is that you work at your own pace depending on whether it's a busy week or not. There are some weeks I take it very easy, and some others I easily work 60+ hours.

    IM is all about flexibility and working as your clock ticks, not as per your boss' clock.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dean Jackson
    I spend 24/7 working on my site.

    I know it will pay off soon so the tradeoff is worth it
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  • Profile picture of the author peepin2me
    I spend a lot more than 8 hours everyday on my projects but I love what I do and hence I don't really consider it as work. I'd prefer to call it entertainment
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    10AM - 9PM.

    That's my 'awake' hours where I'm intermittently on the computer. I'm not always working, heck 50% of that time has now become what I call "warrior time". Writing on the Warrior Forum (kidding, less then 50 )
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  • Profile picture of the author Smokin Joe
    I am working about 10 hours a day right now trying to get my online income to replace my lost career income.

    At least my wife is in the Medical field so I have the luxury to follow my dream.

    Not to mention I see no reason to make money for the people that could care less about you and your family.

    Smokin Joe
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    • Profile picture of the author BrittyBritt
      I spend at least 6-7 hours a day, 7 days a week. I'm just getting started so I'm putting in "overtime" setting up blogs,learning new techniques for my freelancing services, etc.

      But the difference between internet marketing and working a "regular" job is that if I want to start work at 1 in the afternoon, I can.
      If I want to work in my bedroom, I can.
      If I want to work in my PJs, I can (and I usually do lol).

      Gotta love IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Online Bliss
    Not to mention I see no reason to make money for the people that could care less about you and your family.
    Almost everyone that owns their own business
    be it a Restaurant or Online works more than a
    typical 40 hour week. Myself included.
    I am thankful for my laptop
    so I can get out once in a while.
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  • Profile picture of the author money2k
    I am on my computer for 5-6 hours per day 7 days per week. I do love this "Internet Marketing" thing and do not really consider it work.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonTBA
    It all depends for me, sometimes I go on working binges were I will work constantly for days on end, then sometimes I can go a week without even looking at a laptop (any important emails come to my iphone!).

    It really just depends on what I am doing, if I have a new project I am working on I can literally do 90 hours in a week just to get it done whereas if everything is running smoothly and nothing new is in the pipelines I may work only 10 hours a week.

    IM is beautiful! haha
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    • Profile picture of the author romolo
      I currently work on a full time job for 37.5 hours per week, and I spend around 3 hours per day on my IM business, the beauty of it is that with IM you can manage your own time, the problem though is that you can sometime waste time instead of making the most of it seen that you are not forced or pushed by anyone apart from your own motivation...
      Good thread though
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      • Profile picture of the author netkid
        9 am to 4 pm on my first offline business (special events)
        6 pm to 11 pm on my internet businesses

        Funny thing, I don't feel both are "work." It's what I choose to do. Gotta have a purpose. I feel much accomplishment in the process.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbgal
    Same as jasonTBA. I do work binges and "vacation mode" binges! It's not really ideal but I was never able to do it with my 9-5 before. IM rocks!

    Starting ASAP though, I'm planning to make a more structured schedule (as structured as IM can get anyway).
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  • Profile picture of the author ELVISTHEPELVIS
    At least you set your own hours so it can be done anywhere. It is so hard to not get distracted and stay focused on what you need to do when you are at home though. I am currently only working a couple of hours a day but I'm still learning.
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    • Profile picture of the author jbgal
      Originally Posted by ELVISTHEPELVIS View Post

      At least you set your own hours so it can be done anywhere. It is so hard to not get distracted and stay focused on what you need to do when you are at home though. I am currently only working a couple of hours a day but I'm still learning.

      When you're first starting out, it's really ideal to work only a few hours a day so you don't get information overload. It's not even "working" really, it's "reading" and "studying" stuff.

      I started studying IM part-time when I still had my day job. Those few hours a day allowed me to leave my day job in 2006. I've never looked back since.

      IM has its ups and downs but if you love the lifestyle, then you will do anything to maintain it!


      JB
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      • Profile picture of the author ELVISTHEPELVIS
        Originally Posted by jbgal View Post

        When you're first starting out, it's really ideal to work only a few hours a day so you don't get information overload. It's not even "working" really, it's "reading" and "studying" stuff.

        I started studying IM part-time when I still had my day job. Those few hours a day allowed me to leave my day job in 2006. I've never looked back since.

        IM has its ups and downs but if you love the lifestyle, then you will do anything to maintain it!


        JB
        That is some inspiration. Yep I am still testing and learning and also trying to get some start up cash in order to start on some ideas.
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