How many hours do you spend at your internet business?

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Is the internet business the main income you have? How many hours do you spend every day working your business?
I used to spend 12 hours a day or more working my business, but after several months of improvement, I have found out that it is better if I spend 3 hours every day on working the plan.
Is it the same for you? What is your day plan (share as much as you can, I don't want you to say exactly what you are doing)?

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  • Profile picture of the author grover69
    About 2-4 hours these days because I have to split time with locating offline clients (but it is worth it!).
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      On average 16 hours a day and about twice a week I'll put in a straight 40 hour 'shift' without stopping and no sleep.

      Been doing this for years now. I just love my work, can't stop. It's like an addiction. I'm a workaholic. And I love it!
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael_Le
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        Originally Posted by Pete Walker View Post

        On average 16 hours a day and about twice a week I'll put in a straight 40 hour 'shift' without stopping and no sleep.

        Been doing this for years now. I just love my work, can't stop. It's like an addiction. I'm a workaholic. And I love it!
        i concour!
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      • Profile picture of the author ephame
        Originally Posted by Pete Walker View Post

        Been doing this for years now. I just love my work, can't stop. It's like an addiction. I'm a workaholic. And I love it!
        Not as much as you but as much time as i possibly can, i have to actively try to not talk about business all the time.

        A figure in hours probably close to 12 and it's not hard at all.
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      • Profile picture of the author ZilvinasJuraska
        Originally Posted by Pete Walker View Post

        On average 16 hours a day and about twice a week I'll put in a straight 40 hour 'shift' without stopping and no sleep.

        Been doing this for years now. I just love my work, can't stop. It's like an addiction. I'm a workaholic. And I love it!
        Hehe, sounds familiar

        I usually sleep 4-5 hours and other time I just can't stop But of course there are other activities so it is about 17-18 hours daily.
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      • Profile picture of the author matt5409
        Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

        On average 16 hours a day and about twice a week I'll put in a straight 40 hour 'shift' without stopping and no sleep.

        Been doing this for years now. I just love my work, can't stop. It's like an addiction. I'm a workaholic. And I love it!
        whaaaa? can you honestly say that your work does not suffer because of these hours? what about a social life?
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      • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
        Three to four hours a day. I am still in the 9 to 5 mode but on the weekends I can pull 10+ hours on those days. You can never promote your product enough. It never ends and what you put into it is what you get out of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pixel Minisite
    I spend 6 to 10 hours a day
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Average 1-2 hours per day.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kronom
      only 1-2 hours daily :-( hoping to be doing that full time eventually....then retire :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Dustin_M
    I surf the net around 3 hours and actually work about 20 minutes....I guess that is why I still have a full-time offline job!
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    • Profile picture of the author sjean
      I would say I put in between 16 - 20 hours a week. The key is to put together a mindmap (flowchart) of what you need to complete. I sometimes get myself into information overload trying to learn new techniques. I think most of us spend 60% of our time reading and learning, 30% distracted on forums or the next shiny object and 10% actually putting what we learned in place.
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      • Profile picture of the author rallenk
        Originally Posted by rsachetti View Post

        I would say I put in between 16 - 20 hours a week. The key is to put together a mindmap (flowchart) of what you need to complete. I sometimes get myself into information overload trying to learn new techniques. I think most of us spend 60% of our time reading and learning, 30% distracted on forums or the next shiny object and 10% actually putting what we learned in place.
        rsachetti has pretty much summed up what I think happens to most IMers until their focus gets sharper on a set of goals. Living 'The Good Life' expands exponentially in direct proportion to the number of 'options' one has at his/her elbow, and the number of 'options' one has expands in direct proportion to the amount of disposable income one has! Unfortunately, too many confuse 'activity' with success. Regardless of how much time you spend at your business, only 20% of that time spent will yield 80% of your success. How many new 'options' did your 'activity afford you today?
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      • Profile picture of the author hafta
        Originally Posted by sjean View Post

        I think most of us spend 60% of our time reading and learning, 30% distracted on forums or the next shiny object and 10% actually putting what we learned in place.
        this is amazingly true -I had to "cold-turkey-quit" facebook 2 yrs ago
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    • Profile picture of the author Joshua526
      Originally Posted by Dustin_M View Post

      I surf the net around 3 hours and actually work about 20 minutes....I guess that is why I still have a full-time offline job!
      We are in the same situation but I am starting to put more hours on real work and eliminate my involvement in nonproductive online activities. I now devote 2 hours a day on pure IM work.
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  • Profile picture of the author vtotheyouknow
    Hmm...I try to do my work when I'm in a manic-productive state and do something else when my focus is all off. Average maybe 6 hours a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidtong
    Still a noob but I spend 4-5hrs daily (weekdays) on online-business related activities... I try my best give my family my full weekend schedule.

    I try to set specific and recurring task schedules so I don't get too sidetracked or too 'engrossed' with one task...
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  • Profile picture of the author martbost
    I would love to finally be at the point where I can do it full time, but, until I bank enough to quite my day job, I manage to get 2 - 3 hours in each day. Most of my work has to be at night after my wife is tucked in and I have time to decompress from my day job for a bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author joshcoffy
    This is actually a good topic...

    A majority of online marketers often spend TONS of time online finding themselves repeating the SAME thing they have already done that day..

    I personally only spend 3-4 hours a day and continually generate leads and BOATLOADS of traffic!

    Because... I manage my time wisely!

    For those that need a plan...

    Here's an article I wrote called "The Ultimate Marketers Time Management Guide!"

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      Dude, I love your article. It's short but very useful!

      Originally Posted by joshcoffy View Post

      This is actually a good topic...

      A majority of online marketers often spend TONS of time online finding themselves repeating the SAME thing they have already done that day..

      I personally only spend 3-4 hours a day and continually generate leads and BOATLOADS of traffic!

      Because... I manage my time wisely!

      For those that need a plan...

      Here's an article I wrote called "The Ultimate Marketers Time Management Guide!"

      P.S. No optin required. Just 2 eyes and a brain
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  • Profile picture of the author renukoot
    About 2 hours/day spent on my sites & 1 hour per day on prmotion
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  • Profile picture of the author firstexistence
    i put in about 4 - 6 hours a day. And i work more on weekends. Just love doing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanteRomero
    I like to do 8 hours. I find I get more done in the end if I don't push for the extra hours.

    But I often spend my leisure time doing things that tie in. Such as studying related topics or doing something that improves my confidence or affects it more indirectly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jenny4u1
    I am working about 1-2 hours a day. I am very much satisfied with internet business. My next plan is to spend at least 4- 6 hours a day.
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  • I'd say about 1 1/2 hours a day, probably 3-4 hours on my day off. I wish I had more time! IM is the one of the first things on my mind when I get up, and one of the last when I go to bed. In fact, my fascination with it makes it harder to sleep sometimes.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrose
    A couple of hours a day actual labour I'd say, but I've been pretty lax with my time as of late, I'm in no particular rush.

    An interesting flip question would be how much time do you spend READING about what you should be doing with your online business, instead of getting it done. I need to ban myself from forums...
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by williamrose View Post

      An interesting flip question would be how much time do you spend READING about what you should be doing with your online business, instead of getting it done. I need to ban myself from forums...
      Yeah, you're right. But if you are reading about what you should be doing long enough, and you put some effort in. It could turn out to be a blast for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author larkin
    10-12 hours a day. too much time for reading, shame. 2-4 hours or less is my goal.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by larkin View Post

      10-12 hours a day. too much time for reading, shame. 2-4 hours or less is my goal.
      Wow, that is long working shift. If your goal is 2-4 hours, try to organise your day into a plan. Than work the plan.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mel White
      I'm another one who can get caught in the "read up on this new and interesting thing" trap. My sites are just starting to get traffic (the Friendsinbusinessblog has the potential for a lot of traffic. The other sites (a webcomic, scientific research (yes, really. I'm a retired scientist. I'm doing some citizen science projects.)) are not going to attract a bazillion readers but they're starting to get steady traffic.

      My plan is to spend around 1 hour/night doing things to boost traffic. Writing, research, and drawing takes up the rest of the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kate Campbell
    Sometimes 14-16 hours, sometimes 1 hour per day.
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  • Profile picture of the author thanhlan
    hi! I think I spend almost all my day on my online efforts, but I spend a lot of time reading the tasks I have to accomplish
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  • Profile picture of the author design2convert
    As i am newbie , just now i am wasting daily 7 - 8 hours , and still now its my main income , and i wish to make this as my main profession. Till now my income is not bad , and its increasing day by day , last month i earned 460$ , and its my 9th month, and i think its huge for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Inari
    fulltime pro webmaster/affiliate here. working an average of 10-12 hours a day... aiming to create the next Facebook, Fiverr, or Kayak in the next 4-5 years.
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  • Profile picture of the author lowkey786
    I'd spend around 3 hours on average everyday, managing my campaigns that I'm running and doing all those other things related to IM. But then again I sometimes can't remember how many hours I've worked online because I'm constantly on and off the computer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Goldenboy
      I usually spend around 4-5 hours in a day, but there are times that I only spend around 2-3 hours in a day. Most of the time I spent online is more on reading some tips and threads because I want to learn more about the IM world, since I still can't rate myself as "professional" yet. I still have my daytime job and mostly after my job, I made sure to spend time online. I know time will come that I will be quitting my daytime job to focus more in this internet business. Hope you fellow warriors will still be here to support me when I will finally quit my daytime job.
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  • Profile picture of the author magnates
    I give it 200 hours a month . Love it . Do IM anytime i find . I am enjoying every bit of it . Look forward to help people make difference intheir families . It is brilliant .it is addictive and I am learning every single day

    Love it !!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Henrie Dahl
      If I have a plan, I usually spend between 1 and 2 hours.

      Without a plan, it's more like 6-7 and the "quality" of my work is substantially lower and I end up having to rewrite most of the stuff the next day. Get distracted on forums, reading too much when I should be working, looking into stuff that's not even relevant for my business at current times.

      Lesson is, if you don't plan your business, you plan to fail.

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      • Profile picture of the author Aclizzy
        Personally, I would say I spend most of my time doing research towards my business as opposed to time spent actually doing business. I don't really spend much time actually doing business as i have built it up in a systematic way allowing me to just have to check certain aspects such as affiliates, accounts and outsourcing. The vast majority of the time I am looking for innovative techniques which will enable me to Upgrade my System.
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  • "How many hours do you spend at your internet business?"

    All of them.

    You don't have to be at a computer to work. I'm a big fan of cross-pollination and trying to learn something from everything I see, everywhere I go.

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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

      "How many hours do you spend at your internet business?"

      All of them.

      You don't have to be at a computer to work. I'm a big fan of cross-pollination and trying to learn something from everything I see, everywhere I go.

      fLufF
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      Thanks for this post, you are actualy right, my question is a bit misleading. I was talking about hours you spend on your computer, doing some promotion, looking for a new oportunities and new tools to work with Thanks for pointing this out.
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    16 hours per day and no holidays.
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  • Profile picture of the author simonbuzz
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    I spend 3 to 4 hours per day...
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Kevin
    I work full time on my online business, working 6 hours a day, 6 days a week. Saturdays are for enjoying
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  • I spend about 30 hours per week. I'm a keen fan of GTD (Getting Things Done) by David Allen. It helps me to be ultra efficient with my time management. I def recommend this book.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I spend too many hours. I have had a horrible time ROI.
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    • Profile picture of the author andynathan
      Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

      I spend too many hours. I have had a horrible time ROI.
      Michael,

      It might be time to re-work your plan then, so you can increase your ROI.

      Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author andynathan
    For myself, I spend about an hour everyday writing at least one blog post for my site, and sometimes writing another article for a directory or creating a video for Youtube.

    Then another 1-2 hours on SEO and social networking.

    The rest of the day might be for my clients work online, but I limit my own internet marketing time, because I could just spend all day going in and out of forums having fun and playing around and not getting a good return on my time.
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  • Profile picture of the author cinkz
    6 to 10 hours/day
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
    I know that I spend far too much time surfing and too little time working.

    At some point i do hop to redress the balance!

    Tiptopcat
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  • Profile picture of the author profit2day
    Well it varies. If I am researching, building a site or adding content that takes longer then maintaining the site. Since I have many sites, too many hours comes to mind. I am looking to drastically reduce time spent by half. But 5-10 hours a day is a fair estimate.
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    • Profile picture of the author imwarriorc4
      During the week about 3-4 hours in the evening, but on weekends absolutely no sleep...
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    • Profile picture of the author 1stwarrior
      I think that a decent number is 5-6 hours per day. I mean you don't have to spend all day in front of the computer because this will affect your health. So be careful.
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    • Profile picture of the author siddhantkapoors
      8 to 9 hours i have spend our internet business..
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    • Profile picture of the author IMWinner
      Before, I was doing my online work for about 6 - 8 hours a day and I spent around 3-4 hours from it reading and trying to learn more about the IM business. I provide services as an article writer and it requires some time to do some research before I can finish some articles which I am not that familiar with.
      But as of the moment, I am doing around 2 - 4 hours a day since I still have my daytime job and I can only go online most especially during night time and can manage to do some IM business during my office time.
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    • Profile picture of the author ekxstores
      How many hours each day I spend varies alot. Can be as little as 1 hour and as much as 12-14.
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    • Profile picture of the author wilsonljx
      I will break it down into 3 parts.

      1)I would spend 1-2 hours writing my blog post that i have planned a day ago.

      2)After that I would generate traffic to my blog

      3)Educate myself on new stuffs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jnelson
      Its almost 12 hrs in a day ..Im researching, copywriting and networking for my new site.
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    • Profile picture of the author alex.jeffreys
      when starting out I would spend as long as it took to make money online ... then over time as i started to build an asset ( my mailing list ) I would spend around an hour or two a day doing email updates and promos for my readers,

      then I open my coaching program and worked one day a week (thursday's) just to coach others what I was doing.

      and for the past few years haven't really spent much time online, as we automated most of the stuff.

      but yesterday we moved into a new outside office and we've been here from 9am to 9pm cranking out 12 hour shifts to expand the scope.

      I guess what it comes down to is this ...

      > what is the outcome you are looking for?

      > how much do you want to work for this outcome?

      > do you know what you should be doing in your time set focused on the outcome ?

      once you know this - you can work less and make more

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  • Profile picture of the author Rudder
    A better question would be Are you getting 8 hours of sleep a night?
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by Rudder View Post

      A better question would be Are you getting 8 hours of sleep a night?
      This is a good question, it would be an interesting thread. But, yes sleeping is one of the things I realy love. I always take 8-10 hours of sleep Sleeping is my hobby..
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  • Profile picture of the author Legend Dude
    I have been doing IM for over 1 year I work hours everyday and have only made $25 in my MaxBounty account. Can someone please send me a guide on how to make $$$ with CPA?
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  • Profile picture of the author koncorps
    Of real 'working' time.

    (not time spent just at the screen)

    2-4+ hours per day ...

    If there's a big project going on then of course I can work all day ...

    However I'm big on the thing of 'your business working for you' ...

    So I get my 8-10 hours of sleep, 3-6 hours of playing guitar, meeting up with friends, good meals, physical activity, enjoying the weather/city, reading, writing etc

    I strive to live a balanced life and 12 hours a day working on my business will not cut it for me ...

    2-4 hours is more then sufficient to create huge windfalls of cash if you're investing it in the right places though

    Not saying I couldn't do more ... but I'm lazy.

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  • Profile picture of the author koncorps
    btw, I am 'full time' in the sense this pays my cost of living (and then some )
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiffan Meloney
    I work 1 hour a day. i play games lol WoW FTW. But i make more money than a average 16 year old and an average adult.
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  • Profile picture of the author leegs
    Originally Posted by Svaciada View Post

    Is the internet business the main income you have? How many hours do you spend every day working your business?
    I used to spend 12 hours a day or more working my business, but after several months of improvement, I have found out that it is better if I spend 3 hours every day on working the plan.
    Is it the same for you? What is your day plan (share as much as you can, I don't want you to say exactly what you are doing)?

    Adam
    Hi Adam,

    I have invested about 2 to 4 hours a day in order to build my online business. The real thing here is to be more productive in the few hours you have invested so that you will benefit in the long term.

    If you have invested long hours in it, and you did not get any good returns from there. Then I think you would have to come out with an effective plan/strategy so as to determine which plan/strategy works for you and you will be able to improve from there.

    Hope it helps...

    Raymond
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberSorcerer
    Well total hours on computer working? I spend about 100 hour a week

    Total hours with my internet marketing? probably about 25-30 a week
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  • Profile picture of the author viewsonic32
    I can spend more than 12 hours per day!!But the thing is that i m a newbie and need guidance or a mentor....
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    Around 8-10 hours on a daily basis. I absolutely love this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    used to be 10-12 but no more like 4-5 because the thing with online busienss is that it takes time unless you have a technique that brings in the cash immediatly. So its preferable you got a job and work on it after work and weekends.
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    I spend all day and all if i can. I am an IM junkie lol. Nothing gets better than that to me. PASSION
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathy Curiel
    3-4 hours a day sometime more ..
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  • Profile picture of the author majurski
    I spend too much time at the moment, but still no profit . Probably I must be more focused... Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by majurski View Post

      I spend too much time at the moment, but still no profit . Probably I must be more focused... Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author RubenJames
      Being a full-time IMer...it's starts with coffee and the computer first thing in the morning...lasts ALL day...until comfrey tea waaaay after midnight!

      They say that when you're self-employed, you work MORE hours than when you're an employee... :rolleyes:

      SO TRUE! :p

      It just FEELS RIGHT!

      Ruben
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      • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
        Originally Posted by RubenJames View Post

        Being a full-time IMer...it's starts with coffee and the computer first thing in the morning...lasts ALL day...until comfrey tea waaaay after midnight!

        They say that when you're self-employed, you work MORE hours than when you're an employee... :rolleyes:

        SO TRUE! :p

        It just FEELS RIGHT!

        Ruben
        This is so right I watch a movie on my computer and when the movie is finished I just have a look at my business. But usually it is not a look, it is half an hour. And this is the problem, the time you spend at your business is so hard to count

        Am I right?

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  • Profile picture of the author c4822
    I'm working close to 10-12 hours a day, gaining more and more knowledge each waking moment.. It's rewarding, especially when you're making money. I like to always think outside the box, coming up with different techniques and spinning what works. It only takes one good idea that helps others and whammo! You're talking 5-10K a day
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    I work 6-8 hours at office and 4-6 at home.
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  • Profile picture of the author design2convert
    I have worked on project basis so i have to completed and have to give back to the employers so my time consumption is mostly depend on the value of the work.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by design2convert View Post

      I have worked on project basis so i have to completed and have to give back to the employers so my time consumption is mostly depend on the value of the work.
      That make sence, but it means that you are not a full time IMer, so of course you can spend just as many hours as you have after the main work for your employer.

      What I love about this business is that all of us can take it the way they wont. You want to work 12 hours - just do it, you want to make a little extra money in your free time - go ahead and do it.

      Thanks to all of you for your posts and your info you shared.

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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    It's a good idea to treat your Internet business just like a regular business, and many do put in more hours than the 9-5 grind
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  • Profile picture of the author GoldenGlovez
    I'm currently putting in about 9-10 hours of work each day. As I find ways to streamline a lot of tasks I hope to reduce this number over the next few months. Looking to free up time for a new project later next year.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alam
    10-14 hours avg per day except Sunday.
    I love my QA job.
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  • Profile picture of the author DesignFan
    I'm putting in about 8-10 hours a day. Working online is very rewarding and there are times I'd rather be working on my sites then hanging out at the ballpark.
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  • Profile picture of the author furniture4kids
    i spend max 3 to 4 hours
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  • Profile picture of the author jcruz
    I spend about 5 hours per day. A lot of my time is wasted and i get sidetracked easily. I think the beginning phases of setting up a website are the hardest, you have to get the ball rolling at first.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by jcruz View Post

      I spend about 5 hours per day. A lot of my time is wasted and i get sidetracked easily. I think the beginning phases of setting up a website are the hardest, you have to get the ball rolling at first.
      Sidetracking is the worst stuff in this business, you need to concentrate only one way, and to be honest, I have never found a good way how to do it. At least I don't use facebook so much, I know people that have big problems concetrating because of FB. If you will find a good way how to concentrated fo one thing, let me know
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  • Profile picture of the author drumguru69
    I think I spend more time researching than I do implementing the knowledge that I gain from it....
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  • Profile picture of the author andybeveridge
    Varies depending on what stage I'm at in product creation. I guess an average of 7 hours a day. I do not generally work on sundays and usually go hiking in the mountains mid week.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
    To sum up a little, lot of us do still spand to much time working their business, but I guess I can say this for most of us, that we actually like doing it, and the best about it is that we are able to choose, whether we will spend all day working or not. Anyways this business is not about the time you put in, this business is about working smart, we need to step out of box to come up with a product/software/tool that is different, that is better and that will HELP to others!
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  • Profile picture of the author 2011profit
    I don't usually have a specific timetable on my work. But I just ensure that I have enough time to spend with it everyday.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by superwahmmy View Post

      For the past week, I've been spending close to 16 hours per day. I just started working from home full time last month and I'm still getting the hang of things and trying to build some structure to my day. It can get crazy sometimes especially with two little girls at home calling "mommy" every other minute. I'm aiming for that 3 - 4 hour work period per day.
      This is lot of time you put in. With two kids? Wow, I admire you.
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      • Very interesting question, I would say 1 to 2 hours a day is really a lot to be on a productive scale, most of the time is spent on surfing and research. One of the most important thing is that we are not in this to kill ourselves. Just my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author aneel90
    Usually I spend about 2 hours a day, but when working on a new project I spend longer hours to perfect the detail.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezybux4u
    It varies for me based on a day-job commitments, when I have my kids on my 50% and my emotional state, which is lately worn-out and depressed (with things completely un-related to my online business). Half hour a day minimum, and I have hauled a 10 hour straight once, but found I was mostly unproductive for that, too rattled on energy drinks to be focused and applied. It is something I am trying to improve on...
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by ezybux4u View Post

      It varies for me based on a day-job commitments, when I have my kids on my 50% and my emotional state, which is lately worn-out and depressed (with things completely un-related to my online business). Half hour a day minimum, and I have hauled a 10 hour straight once, but found I was mostly unproductive for that, too rattled on energy drinks to be focused and applied. It is something I am trying to improve on...
      This is always hard to get over this point where you just can't get focused, forexample you have some personal problems. That would be also a good thread, if a we have a personal problems, how to get focused on our business and keep moving on..
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  • Profile picture of the author infoman66
    Depends on the job. If the start of the campaign and spend 10 hours a day. Later, when they move into the maintenance phase of 1 to 2 hours a day. When I go on holiday I do not see my PC for 10 days.
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  • Profile picture of the author ContentMachine
    These days probably around 4-5 hours, more or less. Depends on how much writing I have to complete...

    Wish you guys all the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author imdomination
    Probably around 12 hours a day for me. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but that's probably what it averages around to. A few hours of TV and the rest is work and sleep.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reece Groves
    About 12 hours 6 days a week, it seems about the norm.
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    4-5 hours daily...
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  • Profile picture of the author True Solution
    Right now I'm spending literally 2 hours a week.

    I have a multitude of website pulling in revenue on there own, very little needs to be done on my part the way I've got things set up at the moment, so I'm just enjoying life with the family right now and looking after my youngest most of the time.

    If I were to step it up and move onto my next venture / plan then I'm guessing I will be needing to put in 5-6 hours per day - but right now £600 per week is satisfying.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by True Solution View Post

      Right now I'm spending literally 2 hours a week.

      I have a multitude of website pulling in revenue on there own, very little needs to be done on my part the way I've got things set up at the moment, so I'm just enjoying life with the family right now and looking after my youngest most of the time.

      If I were to step it up and move onto my next venture / plan then I'm guessing I will be needing to put in 5-6 hours per day - but right now £600 per week is satisfying.
      Very good for you I like to hear this. Hope your business will grow even with 2 hours a week.
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  • Profile picture of the author agababryn
    well,I spend 2-4 hrs a day 6 days a week
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  • Profile picture of the author bluechip1
    20-25 hours in a week are required to me for manage my online clients and 30-35 hours in a week for offline clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterMichael
    I work about 6-9 hours online. That's because I have my online business for 5 years, I also have employees who work on our clients and our business. I prefer to focus on our business :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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    Can we add what are your list of business activities in these hours you spend working X hours/minutes a day?
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    • Profile picture of the author WebPen
      Originally Posted by Team X View Post

      Can we add what are your list of business activities in these hours you spend working X hours/minutes a day?
      NO because then you'd know how much time I'm "working" vs WORKING. :p

      For me, doing IM related stuff- probably 3-4 hours a day.
      Solid work during that time- prob 2-3 hours
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      • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
        Originally Posted by Justin Stowe View Post

        NO because then you'd know how much time I'm "working" vs WORKING. :p

        For me, doing IM related stuff- probably 3-4 hours a day.
        Solid work during that time- prob 2-3 hours
        And we could find out that most of the marketers waste their time just surfing and looking for the EASY way....
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  • Profile picture of the author mandom
    Depends. If I'm launching a new site I can easily spend 15-20 hours/day online for a couple weeks. Once the initial launch is done I hand it to my outsourcers and then I spend 1-2 hours a day, maybe.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by mandom View Post

      Depends. If I'm launching a new site I can easily spend 15-20 hours/day online for a couple weeks. Once the initial launch is done I hand it to my outsourcers and then I spend 1-2 hours a day, maybe.
      This would be a good thread too. When launching a new website, what is the average??
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    Hope to get some more of your information.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author cybernac
    I spend 1 hour a day on my own sites and about 8-10 hours a day on my client's sites. Doesn't matter...I love it all!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve_Dougherty
    Roughly 4 hours a day every day unless I'm in product creation mode then it can go to 16 hours for the days I'm in the zone.

    Most of the normal 4 hours days are spent with Customer relations and learning new things. Also making notes for upcoming products.

    I love the Internet Business because of the potential freedom it gives to do what you want when you want to.

    Potential being the operative word.

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  • Profile picture of the author Agz21
    almost all day long...hustlin' hard...managing the campaigns, client relationships, providing customer support, product creation and what not

    usually get a sleeping time of 4-5hrs a day
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  • Profile picture of the author EugeneA
    It's a way of life!! I'm usualy always working, I don't keep time because it's not a job.
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  • Profile picture of the author hafta
    Normal day for me is always 14+ hrs.
    My personal record is 33 hours with about 3 times over 30hr. mark (in past 3 years)
    (well-timed java breaks and "2nd-winds")
    but then income streams roll in and I might spend weeks with only 2-3 hours daily
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  • Profile picture of the author f2f
    I can do an all nighter if I wanted to!
    My best work gets done at night, its 3.14am right now (UK) and I'm wide awake.
    I get more done when I feel inspired then can sit at the computer all night easily and get more work done than I would do in the day with the many distractions
    Sometimes after an all nighter it feels like only a few hours have passed!
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  • Profile picture of the author drmfitz
    as a fella who was broke most of his life until 36 years old. after 17 years of hardcore network marketing offline, i made millions. retired. took 5 years off, travelled the world. and decided to "go for it". for 3 years i spent tens of thousands of dollars in boths software, products, and time, (more than that-my time is worth a lot!) and made nothing on line for 3 years. micro-continuity, list-building, product development, i feel i am about to "break through" on line, but WHOOAH, what a ride, might help if i was not as dumb as a fence post on the computer and internet. 8-10 hours a day seven days a week, i think i will make my first $50 soon? Dr. Mike (my goal is to help others actually make sustainable income online)
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by drmfitz View Post

      as a fella who was broke most of his life until 36 years old. after 17 years of hardcore network marketing offline, i made millions. retired. took 5 years off, travelled the world. and decided to "go for it". for 3 years i spent tens of thousands of dollars in boths software, products, and time, (more than that-my time is worth a lot!) and made nothing on line for 3 years. micro-continuity, list-building, product development, i feel i am about to "break through" on line, but WHOOAH, what a ride, might help if i was not as dumb as a fence post on the computer and internet. 8-10 hours a day seven days a week, i think i will make my first $50 soon? Dr. Mike (my goal is to help others actually make sustainable income online)
      That is a good story, what did you make milions from, was it from the network marketing, or some other business? I wish you good luck on your online business.

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    About 2 hours a day
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  • Profile picture of the author Jerome15
    i spend at least 7 hours in my internet business
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  • Profile picture of the author gonzotrucker
    right now because im just starting out 4 to 6 hours a day after work. mostly reading now and tweaking my site.
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  • Profile picture of the author TanyaJ
    I work 10-12 hours every day. I would like to keep this working routine in the next 2-3 years. It's not that hard if you love this job. And yes, this is my only income.
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    i can spent about 4 to 5 hours just to build backlinks to my website alone...testing, changing the methods here and there..
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  • Profile picture of the author Izzy9
    Originally Posted by Adam Svacina View Post

    Is the internet business the main income you have? How many hours do you spend every day working your business?
    I used to spend 12 hours a day or more working my business, but after several months of improvement, I have found out that it is better if I spend 3 hours every day on working the plan.
    Is it the same for you? What is your day plan (share as much as you can, I don't want you to say exactly what you are doing)?

    Adam
    I agree on creating a working plan. It could be more beneficial for your business if you spend quality hours of work as opposed to hours and hours of work without daily goals. Before starting work, I usually spend a few minutes checking mails and doing other personal things online because when I start working, I really don't want any more distractions. Without discipline with what you do, you can spend too many hours without any real outcome.
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  • Profile picture of the author kudu
    Anything from 2 to 6 hours a day - depending on what it is I'm doing that week. I've found, just like many others, that having a plan and a set time works great. I still have a fulltime job and a family, so can't really put in more time than what I'm doing now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by kudu View Post

      Anything from 2 to 6 hours a day - depending on what it is I'm doing that week. I've found, just like many others, that having a plan and a set time works great. I still have a fulltime job and a family, so can't really put in more time than what I'm doing now.
      Just to let you know, your signature link is not working corectly...

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  • Profile picture of the author krtinberg
    I spend about 6-9 hours a day. I don't normally take any days off if I can help it although with football season coming up I might be putting in a short day on Sundays!
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  • Profile picture of the author obrain
    i add regularly blog in my site that may take 1-2 hours that is enough for my business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tylos
    I'm spending 3-4 hours, but not getting better result. Can any one suggest??
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  • Profile picture of the author dsbusiness23
    I spend roughly 10 hours a day on or off. I also do luxury hotel sales so that's why I can't devote all my time in the day to my business. Otherwise I most definitely would
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  • Profile picture of the author harrietfredge
    8 hours is my maximum sometimes lesser it depends on my mood.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Barnas
    Wow the truth is only 2-3 hours a day part time. Hard to stay focused on one thing. Time management is the key. Have a plan and stick to it! I struggle a lot with making the most of my time.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    About 10 hours a day, sometimes procrastination kicks in though and things do not get done.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimjox
    I have started with 4-6 hours .Now I am doing more !
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    More than 5 hours are required per day I think. More is good, but dangerous for our eyes
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  • Profile picture of the author Avo19
    Yeah, as I do this full-time & also work from home, I tend to put in a lot more hours then when I was working for the man. It's usually only the dog demanding to go for its walk that gets me away from the screen
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  • Profile picture of the author benjaedging
    It really varies, Sometimes I only work for 1 hour and other times I work as much as 20 hours :O..

    Yes I am serious 20 hours in the front of PC ...
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  • Profile picture of the author camilopez
    I am currently working about 5 hours a day, I work on my blog and write articles for others. I used to work about 16 hours a day thinking I needed more hours in my day than I got fed up and cut it down to 5. I find I get much more done in 5 focused hours than 16 scatter-brained, stressed out hours!
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  • Profile picture of the author RatRaceWatch
    I would say a good 4-6 hours. It might be longer, if this turns full-time, but I find it better not to spread yourself too thin, so you can give quality time to your sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author pbdollars
    it depend on what you are doing I guess. If you are setting up a new website, it can be easily 2-4 hours. Then also need time to get some time to take some trainings to keep current. For me only the marketing is online. All other things I handle via email.
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      Originally Posted by pbdollars View Post

      it depend on what you are doing I guess. If you are setting up a new website, it can be easily 2-4 hours. Then also need time to get some time to take some trainings to keep current. For me only the marketing is online. All other things I handle via email.

      signature: Secret For Success: Think long term, have a goal, plan, schedule daily tasks, be consistent, be genuine, improve your skills everyday, work towards goal one step at a time. There is nothing like getting rich over night.

      That is a gr8 sig right there It looks like you have read ( or watched) a lot of self improvement materials Good for you...
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  • Profile picture of the author muratabryce
    According to me the key is to make a mind map of what you need to complete. Sometimes I get into information overload trying to learn new techniques. I think most of us spend 60% of our time reading and learning, 30% distracted in the forums or the shiny object that comes to 10% really put what they learned in their place.
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  • Profile picture of the author taskemann
    8-10 hours, 5 days per. week!
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  • Profile picture of the author supershoesclub
    just depend on how much work i have in hands.normally, it is only 4-5 hours, but sometimes,it will keep me 8-10 hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author sobhagya33
    Hi Guys,
    I have a website a help24online.com and i want to promote it and want's get traffic. so, if you have any suggestions post it...
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  • Profile picture of the author ColinChia
    All day, everyday...

    I.M is my business and my baby!

    I guess it helps that it lets me travel and move from city to city, country to country!

    The change of scenery keeps me on my feet

    When I first started a close friend of mine told me "You treat it as a hobby and your results will reflect that, treat it like full time work and you get full-time income" - simple - seems to be working so far

    Hope this helps,

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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      This is really good sentence what you say here ColinChia. If you will put enough high quality work in, you will get the same in return.

      Originally Posted by ColinChia View Post

      When I first started a close friend of mine told me "You treat it as a hobby and your results will reflect that, treat it like full time work and you get full-time income" - simple - seems to be working so far
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  • Profile picture of the author BabyMama
    Normally I spend 2-4 hours per day on my business but spend another 2-3 hours on business related stuff LOL.
    I easily spend an hour on the forum. I am a stay at home housewife. When the house it clean and dinner ready I spend every minute possible on business related stuff such as reading books, visiting forums, writing articles, taking on extra things, and building up my business plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author andres silvers
    Hi Adam,

    I usually spend around 6 to 7 hrs a day, and have the weekends off so I can spend time with my family. I think if you spend to much time doing it then you'll probably burn yourself out. I hope this helps!

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  • Profile picture of the author Aviator Joe
    way too many.. but that's because i love it :p
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    Probably 2-4 hours a day. It's hard for me to stay very focused during that time, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author albag999
    I want to start on 25 hours per week.
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  • Profile picture of the author manicmethods
    Wow. So many people work less hours than I was expecting. I probably work 70-80hrs a week.
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  • Profile picture of the author goheritage
    At this time i am working 1-2 hours a day.But My next plan is to spend at least 4- 5 hours a day Because there are a lot of competitions in this fields.So try to spend more time as much as possible
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  • Profile picture of the author logoonlinepros1
    Very interesting! I think i spend 10 to 12 hours for my business. What you guys suggest me should i increase this or not?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tande
    am on the internet full time and sometimes no sleeping.
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  • Profile picture of the author BXPS
    2-3 Hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    I spend around 6 hours per day.
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  • I spend about 90 minutes working (Result Producing Tasks), 2 Hours on Audio and Reading (During My Commute) and about 30 minutes planning.

    I have a day job and Internet Marketing is not my day job.

    For those who are working 8+ hours a day, I would love to see details of your daily activity and understand roughly how much you are earning each month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Originally Posted by Adam Svacina View Post

    Is the internet business the main income you have? How many hours do you spend every day working your business?
    I used to spend 12 hours a day or more working my business, but after several months of improvement, I have found out that it is better if I spend 3 hours every day on working the plan.
    Is it the same for you? What is your day plan (share as much as you can, I don't want you to say exactly what you are doing)?

    Adam
    I split my time between writing for others and working on my own sites. I aim for 30 hours a week for my writing and 20 hours a week on my own business. This does vary, however, but I usually am close to these numbers.

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  • Profile picture of the author darknightt
    i usually spend 10 hours/day
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  • Profile picture of the author moaid123
    I spend
    3-4 hours doing my orders
    2 hours finding a new ways of making money and improving services
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  • Profile picture of the author Retziki
    I spend 8 to 10 hours a day. 5 days a week.
    I spend only a couple of hours on the weekends
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  • Profile picture of the author Kerryrus
    When I first started out online I was working 12 - 14 hours a day, 6 -7 days a week. But now I have a mentor and a system in place I work about 6 hours a day. Am thinking of outsourcing soon now that I am earning so I can work less and earn more.

    Giveaway events were my break through online. I host events to build my list and generate an income. Just recently I released a product with John Thornhill called The Giveaway Masterclass and had my very first $1000 day which went on to be my first ever $3000 week. Couldn't of done it without a mentor though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Huang
    On product creation, the whole day is spent on thinking on new ideas and jotting them down, right after that I write down the ideas then I add my ideas to my product which requires maybe less than an hour or more depending on the content length. Repeat and repeat until I completed. Once done, I am probably going to just launch it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marian
      On average I spend 2 hours a day focusing on my online business... but sometimes it's more because I just love doing it!

      The more I'm focused the better results I achieve.

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  • Profile picture of the author alex.jeffreys
    PS - I love doing what I do ... so i don't mind cranking out 12 hour shifts - BUT - I also love spending time with my loved ones ... so i do try to automate, delegate, leverage as much as possible ...
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  • Profile picture of the author ghostrecon
    It's definitely FAR more efficient if you have a plan. But.. I think many people are put off by the fact of actually writing a plan because it acknowledges that they actually have to do work. At least, if there is no plan then whatever a person does during the day is not quantifiable and they can get away with just (lying to themselves) saying, "I worked today".

    I spend about five hours a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zaheera
    Its vary from time to time, and work load.

    Some times it run for 4-6 hours and some times 6-11 hr a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author sudhanshughij
    Basically its depend on the needs. If any body need much response then he hardly required to spend good time on internet.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Cheng
      I used to work 10 hours on my business and thought that I was taking some serious action in reaching my goals.

      However, when I wasn't getting anywhere, I took a look at what I did and realized that a lot of time was spent on learning stuff.

      Reading ebooks, watching videos, reading forums, buy products etc...

      Then I focused on really doing work and realized that I could do more in 3 hours.

      Nowadays, I do a total of 7 hours PRODUCTIVE work.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicheMagic
    About an hour a day on my personal sites.

    If I'm building site for customers I'd probably work nonstop till it's done. Maybe 12 hours a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShaunAllen
    I work 1.5 hours and then I'll take a break for 30 minutes. Then I'll repeat the process. I noticed that I am a lot more productive and I have laser like focus for every 1.5 hours that I work.
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    Hire somebody else to do sleepless night for you. This way, you can run your business online 24/7.
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  • Profile picture of the author gregorydrake1
    I will be on the computer 8-12 hours a day, i a trying to stop and cut down alot, because i am noticing the longer i am on the less productive i get...
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    I used to invest a very small amount of my time to it. Now it's kind of my life. I enjoy it.

    Some people say that means that I don't have a life and that's totally inaccurate.

    I have 2 motorcycles, organize a large community of riders, go to the gym everyday, ride for probably an hour everyday, play video games, and hang out with my friends

    So even though I work a majority of the day on my internet marketing business my life has never been better. I'm pretty much always having a good time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      That is great, this is exactly the way it should be.

      If you love it, as you obviously do, there is nothing better then this.

      As some smart guy said, "we become, what we think about".



      Originally Posted by Justin Lewis View Post

      I used to invest a very small amount of my time to it. Now it's kind of my life. I enjoy it.

      Some people say that means that I don't have a life and that's totally inaccurate.

      I have 2 motorcycles, organize a large community of riders, go to the gym everyday, ride for probably an hour everyday, play video games, and hang out with my friends

      So even though I work a majority of the day on my internet marketing business my life has never been better. I'm pretty much always having a good time.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasono
    It was quite hard during the beginning phase as I have to do it by myself but when I've learned about the concept of outsourcing, I only have to work very less hours every day. I will only have to check reports of VAs that I've hired at very cheap rates. I've actually wrote an ebook about the tips and secrets in outsourcing and how you can benefit from it to the fullest.
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  • Profile picture of the author Linkqueen
    Hi Adam, I'm new to internet marketing so I currently spend about 3 hours a day but I know some people that spend more than 12 hours a day on it! Is this usual?
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by Linkqueen View Post

      Hi Adam, I'm new to internet marketing so I currently spend about 3 hours a day but I know some people that spend more than 12 hours a day on it! Is this usual?
      Hi, yep, if you read all those post in this thread, you will find out that is usual. Not for every one, but if you take this business serious, you have to GIVE before you will GET Just like in every other business..
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  • Profile picture of the author curly sue
    am glued to the internet, till the day i make a million bucks
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Originally Posted by sexy sue View Post

      am glued to the internet, till the day i make a million bucks
      That is a good one Hope you will get there soon, but I am telling you, you will set up another goal when you get there and you will be glued to the internet longer then that May be not so hard anymore, but you will...
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  • Profile picture of the author chrislangley
    It depends but it averages approximately 6 hours a day
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  • Profile picture of the author sarconi
    I work 3 to 4 hours per day online.Not in the weekends !
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg Jeffries
    If I could I'd probably spend all day. But I currently still work a 9-5 job, so right now I'm spending about 2-4 hours a day when I can and then on my days off much longer. It's kind of addicting though, so in order for it not to consume my whole life I like to just set aside a specific amount of time, so that I can spend the rest of my day exercising, traveling, reading, learning new things, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author prian
    maybe around 4-8 hours/day. Its not all on IM though..
    some free browsing involved (Heck, its hard to be focused)
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  • Profile picture of the author kayshaw
    Hi Adam,
    That is an interesting question
    I am new to internet marketing, but I have worked as a freelancer for several years and that is my bread and butter right now. I usually spend my mornings working on my freelance work and then in the afternoon and evening I work on my JVs and my own products. I work a crazy amount of hours, but I am new and trying to catch up on the learning curve. I am really hoping that within a few months I can stop freelancing and go into IM full-time and only spend a few hours a day working on my stuff.
    Frith,
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Svacina
      Hi Kayla,

      thanks for your reply. I realy wish you the best, if you are working on your own projects, it will pay off one day and you will be able to leave the freelancing stuff for sure

      Adam

      Originally Posted by kayshaw View Post

      Hi Adam,
      That is an interesting question
      I am new to internet marketing, but I have worked as a freelancer for several years and that is my bread and butter right now. I usually spend my mornings working on my freelance work and then in the afternoon and evening I work on my JVs and my own products. I work a crazy amount of hours, but I am new and trying to catch up on the learning curve. I am really hoping that within a few months I can stop freelancing and go into IM full-time and only spend a few hours a day working on my stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danceraaq1
    From about 1 to 8 hours a day depending on the day of the week and what else I have to do. I have about 3 online ventures that add up so I just make sure I do something each day. I work as well (for a salary) about 6 hours a day most days. I love that job too so it's all good
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  • Profile picture of the author Lilypuff
    I work on my IM about 20 hours per week. Yes I still work part time elsewhere. I used to devote a rediculous amount of time per day to IM, but I find that I am most effective if I have a plan, execute it, and stop for the day. Consistent focused action has brought me the best results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    I'm working on average about ten hours per day. That amount of time certainly isn't necessary; but I enjoy what I do so the time flies.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    i spend 2-3 hours a day, 4-5 days a week
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  • Profile picture of the author Gerald Arno
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    Originally Posted by Adam Svacina View Post

    Is the internet business the main income you have? How many hours do you spend every day working your business?
    I used to spend 12 hours a day or more working my business, but after several months of improvement, I have found out that it is better if I spend 3 hours every day on working the plan.
    Is it the same for you? What is your day plan (share as much as you can, I don't want you to say exactly what you are doing)?

    Adam

    I'm a total enthusiast when it comes to working less hours, but working more effectively during those hours.

    Many online marketers work so hard for making money that they entirely destroy their wealth.

    It's better to work 4 hours a day focused, energized, and by being present than it is to invest 12 interrupted hour into your business.

    A lot of people who start off work too many hours and are not productive. The more skilled you are in managing yourself, the less hours you will need to get things done that have the biggest impact on your results.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Exactly, I used to start off working at least 10 hours per day online.. Now I know the tricks - Working long hours won't help, in fact I will get burn out and frustrated much faster..

    I won't work more than 4 hours per day now (just like what mack micheal said)

    Applying the 80%-20% rule does help,
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  • Profile picture of the author ceneha
    Average 10-11 hours...but i enjoy my work
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  • Profile picture of the author ultimates
    I spend about 3 hours a day and do internet marketing as my only job. But after I bought my first iPad a month ago, I find myself spending more time on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author RowenaFanning
    It depends. I've spent 10 hours a day and I've spent 4 hours a day. I prefer to do stuff in advance and keep a 6 hours a day general rate just to be sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Melissahoster
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    Originally Posted by Adam Svacina View Post

    Is the internet business the main income you have? How many hours do you spend every day working your business?
    I used to spend 12 hours a day or more working my business, but after several months of improvement, I have found out that it is better if I spend 3 hours every day on working the plan.
    Is it the same for you? What is your day plan (share as much as you can, I don't want you to say exactly what you are doing)?

    Adam
    2-3 hours clearing backlogs for orders, 1 hour to communicate with clients and address their issues, 6-7 hours marketing my products/services, 3-4 hours working on current orders. On "less work" days, I spend a considerable amount of time doing what IBM calls "ideating"
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    I'm about from 2-5hours a day!
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  • Profile picture of the author jamunaapartment
    I Spent 9 hours a day at my internet business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Szalok
    I spend 2-3 hours a day. This includes education (reading WSOs and forums), finding partners, tracking the results, etc.
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    3- 6 hours every day if I count everything in.
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    Well, i would rather said is the consistency. Everyday around 1-2 hours is good enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author LABEShops
    Mine is a bit different since I sell physical products and a full time working for myself. I officially work from 9 am to 7 pm daily, though am usually working from 7 am thru 9-10 pm.

    I spend about 1-3 hours a day on seo/marketing, 1-3 hours a day on processing orders and bookkeeping, 2-3 hours a day on shipping orders, and the rest of the day might be adding new products, answering emails, researching new vendors, participating in forums, etc., or working on design or function of my stores. I also spend about an hour a day on my other, non-store sites and 1-2 hours a day on general, non-work related things like cleaning, cooking, playing with the dogs, etc. Being home based is great since I can really vary my days and work any time I feel like it or an idea strikes me.
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    On average 3 -4 hours a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author 1progon
    An average of 12-15 hours per day. Sometimes a little less. About 6 days a week
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    • Profile picture of the author MNord
      Not nearly enough! I work a demanding day job that includes work "as needed" evenings and weekends. I also have a wife and young kids. So my IM work comes in short bursts as I can do it.

      I recently bought a laptop to use for IM, so my commute to/from work (on the train) just got more productive. I do notice that the more I do, the more results I get. So that's good at least.

      I suspect I'll need to start outsourcing some things given my limited time.
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  • Profile picture of the author sathuri
    on an average 25-30 hours a week
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  • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
    Well i'm sure this has been said before in this thread (haven't read completely), but the more you work the more you'll gain.

    Sure it sounds nice to work only a couple of hours a day and count your money afterwards but that's not how it works unfortunately.

    I spend about 12-14 hours / day online working and there's still not enough time in the day.

    The good thing about it though is that i really enjoy it, so here's the difference between a regular 9-5 job:
    -> Regular job thoughts: Oh no it's only 11am
    -> Online job thoughts: Oh no it's already 11pm

    Time flies if you enjoy what you're doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author joomdev
    Not really an online business just yet, but I do spend quite a bit of time trying to build something up. Well, for my it is quite a bit of time, obviously my projects are not even part-time work. I'm still in the stage where I do it for pure enjoyment and don't make much money, but I like to think that I spend about 60-80hours a week. I always try to do a bit more, but I get sidetracked with my offline life far to much .
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Szalok
    I usually spend 2-3 hours a day with building my business. Sometimes more, sometimes less.
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  • Profile picture of the author Javisito
    I spend about 1 to 2 hours a day for the business itself (sending emails, driving traffic etc.) but since I have a passion for this I spend a lot of time coaching people too.. So with the coaching included 10 to 12 hours a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneywithtim
    Most of the time 2-4 hours a day...
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    Minimum 10Hours & Max 16 Hrs..........
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    10 to 12 hours a day some days, 2 to 4 hours a day other days. I try to take at least a couple days a week off, but that doesn't always happen. I love being able to choose my own hours...
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  • Profile picture of the author digitalsapien
    6 to 10 hours per day. But if you have an online assistant, much lesser time.
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  • Profile picture of the author KeyboardHustler
    1-2 h hours but I wish I could put in like 20 hours / day. Love this stuff!
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    Maybe 2-3 hours a day on my affiliate blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author DuncanB23
    I typically work a few hours a day for about a week setting up a project, and then it runs on auto pilot building a list for me. Aside from that, I just spend an hour or so here and there to maintain my lists.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    I spend about 4-6 hours on my online business per day.
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  • Profile picture of the author kencalhn
    minimum 12 hrs, max 16 hrs/day, 7days a week, online fulltime 15+ years, successfully top in my niche. i start 5am and am often doing webinars til 7:30-8pm, in addition to video production/site design work. i do try to get it down to 1 hour max work on Dec. 25th and my b-day. i do take 3-4 days off each year, max; I run over 70+ sites fulltime singlehandedly no help.. and loving it.

    i am astonished at anyone who thinks they can make a decent income, adding genuine value, working less than 7-8 hours/day. i made it because I work very hard at it. are you a dabbler, or a genuine 'do-er'?

    "do or do not.. do not try..there is no try" -yoda (lol, and true)
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    4-8 hours depending on the day
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