How many hours of work do you put in a day?

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Currently I'm putting in around 10 hours a day, and you?
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
    I don't think it's relevant how many hours you put in, it's more about what you are doing, and what you ultimately achieve from this effort.

    It usually depends anything from 0 hours to 6 hours per day, depending on what is happening.
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    • Profile picture of the author papuanac1971
      Working hard is not the point but working smart is. Now I work, believe or not, 12 hours and this is because I'm on an oil platform in a control room and really nothing to do all my shift and I use this time to do my online business. When I'm on vacation is enough 2-3 hours but not every day. All depends how free I am and depend of the weather outside...
      When I start my online business, more than 8 years ago i work "hard", 12-13 hours and soon I realize that working hard doesn't mean working smart.
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      • Profile picture of the author balt
        That is so true. Working hard and working smart is two different things. You gotta be smart about how to schedule your work day and work week.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
        Originally Posted by papuanac1971 View Post

        ...because I'm on an oil platform in a control room and really nothing to do all my shift and I use this time to do my online business.
        Wow, that sounds awesome.

        How far out at sea are you? Any pics?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Joseph
      Originally Posted by MartinPlatt View Post

      I don't think it's relevant how many hours you put in, it's more about what you are doing, and what you ultimately achieve from this effort.

      It usually depends anything from 0 hours to 6 hours per day, depending on what is happening.
      Good points to note Martin, it's all about efficiency and work-life balance.
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  • Profile picture of the author mymegawriter
    Jake,

    For me, I have been doing this for a couple of years but I have had a full time job at the same time. So I am lucky if I get 10-15 hrs a week.

    I am hoping to be able to go full time in the next 3 weeks with it though.

    Time management is a must if you are going to work 10 hrs. I found if I work in 2 hour blocks, I am able to stay more focused and my stomach does yell at me all that often.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author CCarter
    I usually 16-18 hours a day, 7 days a week. I love what I do, so it doesn't really feel like work for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Apra Barua
      Originally Posted by CCarter View Post

      I usually 16-18 hours a day, 7 days a week. I love what I do, so it doesn't really feel like work for me.
      That is exactly what matters. If you love your work, it seems like fun and you can work longer periods without pushing yourself to the limits...

      On an average people may put in 8-10 hours work in a day but then if they are not happy with their job, they will keep waiting for their time to finish for the day.

      For getting Best results, the secret mantra is to Love Your Work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reinhart Osmond
    I better 8 hours per day and maximize it.
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  • M30jake,

    As a business owner, it can seem like I’m working non-stop around the clock. I would say I put in about 10-12 hours per day but sometimes it seems like I never stop working.

    Some of the other members raise good points about working smart not hard. Recently I have become more aware of time management and I think it important for any business owner to identify what is the best use of his or her time and to use it effectively. Part of this means thinking of your opportunity costs or in other words, how much value does a certain task bring to your overall business as in relation to the time you could have spent doing something else.

    I also think it important to not get carried away with working even if you love it a lot. There is something to be said about a solid work/life balance.

    Best,
    Shawn
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  • Profile picture of the author RogerMayer
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    I"m spending 8 hours per day on Adsense niche sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Fallaize
    I set myself weekly tasks to complete, and spend between 3 and 12 hours a day depending on the circumstances e.g. family duty and radiation cleaning have taken up a lot of my time this week. Today however is a 12 hour day, which will be spent studying and creating a membership site.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Moore
    I don't set my work time by using hourly method but I am using priority method. As long as I am working toward my goal, it didn't matter whether it is 9 hours or 1 hour a day. But usually I spend only 4 hours a day and it is enough to complete my daily goal. I think it works differently on each people's task and responsibility. But the most important thing is, note your priority right away before you start the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    I'm sitting here for about 14 hours every day, but probably doing about 2 hours of actual work.

    This is something most of you in this thread are doing too.

    Its a bad habit and one that I want to change.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cyber Star
    I require around 3 hours a day just to complete my daily task. To sum up my daily work, I need to make a quality post and then post it in my Tumblr blog. I have and idea to outsource this kind of work and maybe I just need not more than one hour to do that. I am still looking for VA in ODesk that understand how to use Photoshop and do some picture editing at daily basis.
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  • Profile picture of the author dkla27
    About 12 hours a day 7 days a week

    6 hours doing what makes me money and another 6 trying out things that may make me money in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    I am full timer, I love working for my sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author aarthielumalai
    I have school, and I'm in my 3rd year. Professors drill you in the 3rd year so we can be better prepared for campus interviews in the 4th year. So, I don't have much to work on my projects, but i always make sure I spend at least 2-3 hours every day in my projects (either late at night or early in the morning), and of course, there are weekends, when I can spend almost the whole day working on my projects.

    The thing is, whatever time I spend on my projects, and how little it is, I make sure I put my everything in that time so my progress is greater. I guess that's all that matters in the end. Someone could work the whole day and still not get any progress if they don't concentrate on their work, so its all in the person's mindset I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bobby Asburn
    Originally Posted by m30jake View Post

    Currently I'm putting in around 10 hours a day, and you?
    It's depends on the works load. Usually I work about 6-8 hours per day.
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  • Profile picture of the author ejullya
    It is irrelevant how many hours you spent on your work if you are not focused on what you are doing. If you are not concentrating on the immediate goals of your project you may spend hours "working online" only to find out that you have accomplished very little. There are too many distractions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jgowen77
    Anywhere from 4-8.
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  • I'm going to start a thread. "How many pointless threads do you see a day on warrior?"
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      Originally Posted by TheSeoGuy89 View Post

      I'm going to start a thread. "How many pointless threads do you see a day on warrior?"
      I'm sure pointless posts would be a lot higher...
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  • Profile picture of the author sunny00
    Currently, I work roughly 10 hours a day but I do love what I do so it does not seem like much to me. Eventually, I want to decrease this by at least half because I know where I can be the most effective in my business.

    Working smart is very important because it does not matter if you work 10-15 hours per day or 2-6 hours if what you are doing is smart work then most likely you will accomplish more within that short amount of time then those of us who spend twice as long.

    Once you create the optimal strategy and delegate responsibility then of course your work load will decrease. I started working online because I wanted to have a business not a job.
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  • Profile picture of the author webproishere
    Probably 60 hours a week.

    Would love to do more but i can't as i got other offline biz.
    I got a big problem. I love money and i'm a capitalist hahahahahaha
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Shaw
    I work 20 hours a month but when I first started out had to do 16 hour days. Once you have a system that works it just gets faster and faster to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Ya the amount of time you work isn't as relevant as you think. It's pretty easy to put in 16 hour days but if you're not working on the exact things you need to do in order to make money then you will probably end up doing all that work for nothing.

    The coolest part about Internet Marketing is that it's more about working smart than working hard.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    Anywhere from 0 to 4 hours a day.

    For my next product launch, I'm probably going to be putting in 12 hour days doing research and making the product.
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  • Profile picture of the author thecedi
    Originally Posted by m30jake View Post

    Currently I'm putting in around 10 hours a day, and you?
    The number of hours you put in a day does not matter in my case but rather how much you have achieved within 15 minutes of being online. Values matters than quantity
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    • Profile picture of the author Gonzosan
      Like a few others here I work a fulltime job (military) so combined with all my other obligations in life I get about 2-3 hours a day. Thing is, you don't need to work long hours to get things done. Learn to get the most out of your hours and go from there. I outsource my web design so I can work twice as much without putting in twice the hours.

      Ironically I took a week off this past week and ended up seeing more traffic on my sites/YT channel than all the weeks prior. So it makes me realize that I can achieve a lot even without killing myself. I just need to leverage my strengths and outsource my weaknesses.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Hart
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    It generally comes in cycles.

    What takes 1 person 1 hour to do, may take another person 10 years to do.

    When I was a newb I was working 8-10 hours a day. But a lot of that time was "wasted" learning how to work faster, or refining my methods down.

    You eventually learn how to become more effective at everything you do. Or you learn cheaper/quicker ways to outsource things. Ways to delegate work. Ways to make more valuable use of your time.

    At one point I went from working those long days / 7 days a week, to working 3 days a week, 4 hours a day, accomplishing the same net results. This is what people mean by "working smart".

    Also, a lot of people have the wrong idea about owning a business. They talk about how work never stops, but I don't consider that an actual business. A business is something where your money works for you. Not where you work for your money. Otherwise you just have a job.

    Look at successful venture capitalists like Sean Oleary. The guy owns like 40-50 businesses. He sets them up like true assets, than has someone else run them. He profits, then invests that money in other assets.

    Poor people love to work 2-3 jobs, 16 hours a day and brag about it. They're really bragging about a form of misery that they refuse to fully acknowledge. And this misery validates a socially conditioned work ethic that will keep most people broke for the rest of their lives. Which in turn creates more misery. But people just believe thats the way life should be.

    Then you have rich people who have never worked a day in their life.

    These rich people generally understand the difference between an investment, a business, and an asset. Not all investments are assets (like a home), not all businesses are assets (like a business that goes bankrupt the minute you step away from it).

    Thats why I say be lazy. But be smart. Not just smart, but a genius at creating assets.
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  • Profile picture of the author Glenesk
    As a 'Newbie still with a Full Time Job. I'm on around 4-5 hours per night, 5 nights a week.
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  • Profile picture of the author manicmethods
    6-8hrs at the computer but 24hrs it seems what with my phone constantly going off with emails.
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  • Profile picture of the author shane1234
    I spend about 8 to 12 hours daily. I'm now looking into more effective ways to get my message across in order to shorten that time by at least a third.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    since reading the 4 hour work week I outsource a lot more, but I still do not work 4 hours in a week, I work my ass off, but I do love deligating, and outsourcing is awesome.
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    • Profile picture of the author SEOAiko
      Usually, I work 10-12 hours a day. But there are times that I finish a task earlier than expected so I get a handful of rest. Sometimes, I just spend the whole day surfing the internet and reading news online. Lucky me? Nope. Smart work? Absolutely.
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