How often do you check your accounts?

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When I first started out in IM I used to check commission accounts hourly. I get copies of leads emailed to me on submission and I used to click Send/Receive every for minutes. It was like a drug and I needed that fix of seeing money coming in.

Nowadays I am a lot more relaxed about it and do it once a day. How often do you guys check your incoming commissions? Does it drive you crazy?
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  • Profile picture of the author robcole
    I am not as bad now, but I used to be an "F5" presser. Every time I remembered, I would hit the refresh button to check my accounts . :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author iknowhow
    once or twice a week
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  • Profile picture of the author hazyl lee
    I check my accounts at least once a day. I used to check my accounts hourly when I just started IM and hope miracles appeared lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
    Originally Posted by Paul Guest View Post

    When I first started out in IM I used to check commission accounts hourly. I get copies of leads emailed to me on submission and I used to click Send/Receive every for minutes. It was like a drug and I needed that fix of seeing money coming in.

    Nowadays I am a lot more relaxed about it and do it once a day. How often do you guys check your incoming commissions? Does it drive you crazy?
    I don't check my accounts but daily for accounting reasons. I don't harp on my earnings nor do I use it as an indicator of my success.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Guest
      Originally Posted by Brian Tayler View Post

      I don't harp on my earnings nor do I use it as an indicator of my success.
      Well done. Thanks for letting us know.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
    If I didn't have to log in to Paypal to send invoices out to my clients, I'd probably only check it once a week or so. The more often you check your stats, the less often you can be doing things that actually matter, like landing clients.

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  • Profile picture of the author rob9482
    I was a lot like you when I first started checking every couple of hours but now I've been doing it a few years I'm pretty relaxed about the whole thing sometimes even forget to check it for a couple of days.

    But nowadays it depends what kind of promotion on doing to how much I generally check it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Humphreys
    I usually check my accounts every morning before I do anything else online. Once that's out of the way I can spend all my time on the more important and profitable things that need doing
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    once a day now otherwise your wasting a lot of time that could be used to make more money
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  • Profile picture of the author prem khaira
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    Once every 24 hours...i remember a few months ago when i was checking it like 10 - 20 times a day. Sounds like i had some kind of OCD back then!
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor M
    I try to keep it to once a day... sometimes I struggle with that though and just check my accounts because I feel like it

    While it doesn't always help productively, to some people, like myself sometimes, it can provide a bit of extra motivation. Whether that be more subscribers in your Aweber account or money in the bank.

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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    I check all accounts once a day. Been doing it that way for a long time, so now its a habit.
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  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    I check my account several times a day. It's fun seeing all those paypal notifications come in.
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  • Profile picture of the author madchef1962
    I check once a week b/c I'm not making any money right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamk
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    I check them once every day. Usually before I go to sleep. It helps to get some detailed knowledge of how your projects are going on and how much you earned.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noonaa
    Once a week for me otherwise I get side tracked and lose focus as I then end up going to analytics and checking everything out.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheClarkey
    I check my "main" accounts every morning. Have done so since I started all those years back, you would be insane not to. How else would you know if you have problems?
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  • Profile picture of the author eshoppingez
    I'm still quite new at this, so I still check every few minutes.
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  • Back in 2008 I had email software always opened to press "Send/Receive" button.
    Now I check email on the morning and afternoon.

    And about affiliate commissions. I check daily to know if something good happens, and to make my invoices just in time.

    Thanks so much and see you soon,
    Alessandro
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  • Profile picture of the author ralchevd
    It is the same with me now - I am checking my accounts hourly, but thats just coz I am new to IM. Gradually I check them less and less.
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    I try to check my account twice a day, if I cannot make it I will at least check it once.
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  • Profile picture of the author albert1850
    Once or twice a day would be enough for me to check my accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author therichb
    A Week's time is far enough to check business accounts to evaluate performance. We cannot keep it ignored for a long time say 30 or 45 days, that will not keep us commanding our potential on our earning...

    Good thing is that checking it frequently will let you know new things not for your earnings but for conversions too...so keep an eye on accounts, a better option for new marketers & new business startups.
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  • Profile picture of the author leroybutler
    hmmmm, i think i check my accounts three to four times a day
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  • Profile picture of the author BizOpGuru
    Have you guys heard of Multifiliate? It's still pretty new but you can add all of your different affiliate accounts and see all of your stats from one single site- they are planning on iPhone and iPad apps in the (not too distant) future too.

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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Once a day sometimes more. The funnels are in place, the methods are proven so there is no need for me to check my "accounts" hourly.

    That said, for products I sell directly I get a notification sent via email every time something is sold, which generally allows me to focus on other things while keeping an eye on how things are doing.

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  • Profile picture of the author maeldk
    I check my adsense account maybe 20-30 times a day with an app from appstore.
    I check my leadgeneration stats maybe 10 times a day. (about 40-50 leads a month)
    I check my affiliate accounts 1-2 times a day. (Only 4-5 sales a month)

    Wish I didnt check so often but I HAVE to do it.. it's like a drug.
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  • Profile picture of the author mindfulness
    Once per week should be enough for affiliate accounts
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  • Profile picture of the author Avidhuman
    My only sources of online income at the moment are fiverr and ebay and I'm annoyed with ebay so for fiverr.. I check it daily just cause I get orders almost daily.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Reeves
    Way too often when things are going good.

    I'm just wrapping up an application that displays (subtly) all your affiliate/earnings stats (including Warrior+) on the desktop and updates (subtly) every hour.

    Not finished with the site but you can kinda get a feel for it here: StatDock - Desktop Internet Marketing Stats

    Hopefully I can get it out as a WSO this weekend (for cheap ). I know it'll save me tons of time from checking stats while still keeping me in the loop.

    Have a good one!
    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author wizzykid123
    Just before I go to bed Every night and when I wake up in the morning. Nothing better than seeing you have earnt money while you where sleeping, the best type of money IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Greene
    Actually, it is natural. When you have got a new account, you are getting leads, sells and commissions it's a natural human tendency to check the account again and again. I can remember when I got the approval of my google adsense account, I used to check my account 30-40 times a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheClarkey
    I check mine daily, first thing I do when I wake up; Check my accounts, answer some emails, then I go about my days work
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    Once in a week is fairly a good number. Because I know the average income. Just match the perception with the actual.
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  • Profile picture of the author CashAdsLLC
    Once an hour.
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  • Profile picture of the author aw
    I check mine once a day, occasionally twice ...but once is a better habit
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  • Profile picture of the author Cram
    I check once a day, and only have to access bevo to see all my stats.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    Once or twice a day...your right it can get pretty addictive.
    Also my emails are all synced to my phone, so that makes
    It easier to check my stats & emails.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lulu Chil
    I don't check mine often, but when I do, I tend to like what I see.
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  • Profile picture of the author PsycFa
    lol there are some funny replies in this thread.. welll at beginning I checked only when I have an email notification as I usually send a personal welcoming message(no autoresponder).

    But with time; i got my sales team and account managers.. they do their jobs. I only check all once a week before having a weekly meeting with them..

    If you are new to IM; checking your balance and other accounts frequently might be hazardous to your motivation... If you do not see money or leads coming in; you just lose the motivation of continuing.. thus changing to another more promising method... again and again... that is a very vicious circle
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Too often.
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      Sometimes, I check several times a day, but then I remember that a watched pot never boils. Or whatever that saying is.

      It seems that good things are more likely to happen once I back off and actually do something productive.

      Later, when I check back, I often come back to some sales ;-)
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      • Profile picture of the author vickybabe
        I used to be an F5 presser big time, settled down now though and check it at the end of everyday
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie
    I'd have to say once or twice a week. I used to check them every day but it can be rather uninspiring if you don't notice any sales so it's better you get motivated and get on with your work rather than sit there constantly checking your stats...

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  • Profile picture of the author robcop
    I checked my account every morning, so it could make my day or break it XD
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  • I started to check every few hours but now change to once per few days.
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  • Profile picture of the author nRehman
    Its an interesting topic, in the begining I used to check my accounts very often to confirm earning but today some time I check my accounts more than often but to check how my keywords are doing live.
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  • Profile picture of the author bradx
    I know exactly what you mean! I used to check mine like 30 times a day haha.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
    All the time.... I have some discipline now, but if I get bored I go in and have a peek. It is way more addicting when you have results pouring in instead of offers.... Ahhh the good old days.
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  • Profile picture of the author murtuza
    I do this most of the time to see my adtrackz report to see which sources are driving in traffic and top converting sources and lead page conversions. Because once this puzzle is solved making money becomes a piece of cake...
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  • Profile picture of the author jaypyoung
    haha, i use to check my accounts upto 10 times per day, i have mellowed a little since but i still get a thrill each time i go to check and something has changed. It's why we do it
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  • Profile picture of the author alpinewood
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    every day just to see daily trends, but sometimes every other day
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