How many hours a week do you guys work on your IM?

by mguy
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How many hours a week do you guys work on your IM?
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  • Profile picture of the author SarahEmpower
    I'm daily and I would say atleast min of 3 hours. ( Doing / Learning )
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnDBrewer
    Hey mguy,

    That is a good question but it has too many answers. The reason is because each person has different schedules.

    In my first e-report that I bought "The Lost Blueprint" (not affiliate link), Kyle Tully talks about working 4 hours a day. 2 hours on your sales funnel and 2 hours on traffic generation. Some people can do this, some people can't.

    The number of hours each person spends depends on how much stuff they have going on in their life. I work from home exclusively so I have all day long. I was not like that 3 months ago. At that time, I worked 2-4 hours depending on the night of the week.

    What you need to look at is what your time commitments are and then plan your business around that.

    I have a 5 step planner process that helps plan out my time, if you are interested, I am willing to share.

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  • Profile picture of the author sk8tavou
    It depends
    If i just want to do the daily routine i need 2-3 hours but i always want to learn and do more for my business so its kinda random from 6 to 8+ hours or even all day if i am in love with a project
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  • Profile picture of the author Dutto
    Normally do about 8 but I would say only 2 of them are productive. Although my time management Chrome extensions are really helping to get that up.
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    • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
      55 hours a week most weeks. It goes by quickly which must mean I'm enjoying what I'm doing. Work a part time job with a great hourly wage for guaranteed income every month. You only get out of something what you put into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
    Sometimes as much as 20 hours a day, sometimes as low at zero. All depends. But I also don't look at it as "work"
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  • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
    Not nearly as many as I used to. The first three years or so it was 18-20 hours a day, six or seven days a week.

    But I also don't look at it as "work"
    This. Work ain't work if you're having fun.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by mguy View Post

    How many hours a week do you guys work on your IM?
    All of them.
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    • Profile picture of the author papuanac1971
      I have very special routine as I work on an oil platform too. While at work I have 12 hours working time and lots of free time so I use it smartly.
      Can say that while on board work 8 hours online (my job position give me possibility to have internet access 24/7).
      When I'm on vacation depend of the activity I have in my home and also of the weather and the season.
      Summer time I'm not really active but have all on autopilot. Just checking emails in the morning and some times evening.
      Winter also not too much because I love snowboarding so I spend my free time on the mountain.
      Autumn is best time to work online even I'm at home because autumn is always a wet season.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan David
    No more than an hour a day. I run an e-commerce business so there is a ton of work being done, it's just not being done by me. Probably every year, I figure out a way to take something off my plate.

    This is kind of a personal decision though....I still work full-time and have 3 small kids. Everything I focus on is high-level.

    I do a lot of email/text with people though, but it doesn't consume me. Small stuff here and there throughout the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Houck
    I can spend anywhere from 1-6 hours in a day. Depending on my workload for the day. I work, volunteer, workout, then do IM. so depending on the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Moss
    I currently spend all the available hours that I can, sometimes its between 8 and 16 hour days!
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    The same as I would in a 9-5 job... maybe a little more. The more part is optional but that's what happens when you enjoy what you do.
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  • Profile picture of the author twister85
    Ah.. Is that going to make you any money? Because I've heard main forum is where we talk about making money.

    See ya at the off topic section!
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    • Profile picture of the author mguy
      Originally Posted by twister85 View Post

      Ah.. Is that going to make you any money? Because I've heard main forum is where we talk about making money.

      See ya at the off topic section!
      Time is money.

      I'm spending more time on it. How much does the rest spend on it?
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  • Profile picture of the author nemious
    Originally Posted by mguy View Post

    How many hours a week do you guys work on your IM?
    I spend around 40hrs or so give or take it just depends. I try to spend about at least 5 hours a day on IM and researching whatever I need.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    As many as I can because I f-ing LOVE IT!!

    But probably about 5-7 hours a day as that is all I have available to me since I have 4 kids, I take one to school, go to the gym, pick him up from school, have my juice, am always taking another one to soccer, playing baseball myself, helping with bath time, helping other people I love in my family or real close to me start online businesses because they need the money, etc.

    I work from home

    P.S. It's 435 AM where I am and I just woke up after passing out on my couch downstairs and guess what I'm doing... But remember I love what I do.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      Originally Posted by jasondinner View Post

      As many as I can because I f-ing LOVE IT!!

      But probably about 5-7 hours a day as that is all I have available to me since I have 4 kids, I take one to school, go to the gym, pick him up from school, have my juice, am always taking another one to soccer, playing baseball myself, helping with bath time, helping other people I love in my family or real close to me start online businesses because they need the money, etc.

      I work from home

      P.S. It's 435 AM where I am and I just woke up after passing out on my couch downstairs and guess what I'm doing... But remember I love what I do.
      cool , can spend more time at gym

      curious what marketing you do?
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    I do internet marketing between 4 - 8 hours per day.
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewWoodward
    In a week anywhere between 60-80 hours depending on how arsed/busy I am.

    But I wouldn't say I work 60-80 hours a week. I would say I have fun 60-80 hours a week
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    • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
      Originally Posted by MatthewWoodward View Post

      In a week anywhere between 60-80 hours depending on how arsed/busy I am.

      But I wouldn't say I work 60-80 hours a week. I would say I have fun 60-80 hours a week

      Great! This is your passion that can earn money.
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  • Profile picture of the author kennethchooks
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    I work about 6-8hours a day.
    I love it and i sometimes work 10-12hrs depending on what I have to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Fied
    12-16 hours a day. Really whatever im not sleeping.
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  • Profile picture of the author Syed Bilal Shah
    Had assessed working patterns for Internet marketers.

    Newbie = 6 Days a week [12 Hours a day]
    Authority Marketer = 3 Days a week [4 Hours a day]

    I work 14 Hours, Since, I am a newbie.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    I don't calculate it as weekly basis, but for sure I work around 5 - 6 hours daily,
    but that's when I don't have burden of work to do,
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  • Profile picture of the author jvjoe
    The amount you spend depends the amount you
    are willing to invest in your online project. If you
    have a big project coming up soon, you will need
    to spend more than you do with online.

    Full time Imers spend almost 20 hours, while others
    spend less. To me it depends what I'm currently doing
    online at that moment either researching on a new project
    which can take me about 3 hours or more, doing some
    updates on my site or looking for new clients etc.

    Basically the amount you spend online determines
    what area of IM you are currently working on.
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  • Profile picture of the author jllagu01
    After my freelancing gig, I would devote at least 3-4 hours to working and sharpening my IM skills. This is 5x a week. I sometimes do IM work on weekends but that depends if i don't have other commitments.
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    • My work schedule:

      1-2 hours on my creative projects

      3-5 hours on my freelance work (copywriting and whiteboard video production)

      1-2 hours on other IM projects
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  • Profile picture of the author dynamyt100
    I would say about 3 hours a night - after coming home from my day job.
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  • Profile picture of the author dmhammock
    roughly two hours a day, but the time commitment has been increase as affiliate revenue grows.
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    • Profile picture of the author PotPieGirl
      That's a super great question, but tough to answer.

      If you asked how many hours do I NEED to work each day, at this point I would say about an hour or two per day tops.

      However, you asked how many hours a day DO I "work" - and the answer is probably more like 6 or 7 hours a day. I don't see it as work because I love it and I am a "knowledge a-holic" and love to learn about new things as well as keep up with, and help, people I am in contact with.

      Sure, at this point, I could be fine with an hour or two each day...and I even take days off in a row when I feel like it...but all in all, I spend more than that on my online business activities each day on average.

      But I'll be totally honest with you - when I first started and was trying to get to "here", if my eyes were even half open, I was working. It takes time and many hours/days/months of feeling like your eyes are bleeding to get to the magical point of only NEEDING to work an hour or two a day. However, if you want it badly enough, you do it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Probably about 3 hours. I workout too everyday, but if i didn't workout everyday.... i'd be done with my day by 12 noon.
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  • Profile picture of the author deanmikael
    I am creating my own product around the list building niche and try to use 1 to 3 hours / day.
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  • 60 hours a week.
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  • Profile picture of the author avajo71
    So many hours
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    5 to 9hrs on average.

    I occasionally outsource some task though or hire a VA to assist me when am over labored with jobs.

    But then, it's not how much but how well.
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  • Profile picture of the author SuperDJ
    I have quite the schedule set up - split into content creation and traffic generation etc..

    at the moment, I spend 55 hours a week on my business, which I think is a decent amount. I'm now working on freeing up some of that time by outsourcing the tedious tasks so I can pour more effort/be more laser focused with my efforts knowing that all of my 'editing' is being done by others.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    I work 80 hours a week so that i dont have to work 40 :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author svetod
    I only work 1-2 hours per day and I am able to generate £1K+ daily profits. That's why I love affiliate marketing More time, less work, more money!
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  • Profile picture of the author carlamae
    I'm a work at home mom and I'm basically running to my computer all day long. It's like a magnet for me. For now I put in crazy hours, but in the next week or two when my primary goes full guns I'll be using their sales closing and automation services so I can have more time to myself.
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    • Profile picture of the author BrianMI
      I work about 8 hours p/day on my real estate site. The site is designed to eventually take the #1 spot for 3 different local real estate terms. Almost all of my time is spent on content generation now as I've pretty much got the look of the site finalized and have daily work flow streamlined as much as it's going to get without finding help to do the content creation.

      Eventually I'll have someone doing this full time and I'll just follow up with the leads that are generated. Right now I'm doing everything. I'd probably work even more if I didn't have another job that I have to go to to keep the bills paid.
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  • Profile picture of the author ijohnson
    Well, the number of hours you put in depends on how much money you hope to get out!

    Usually, I'm working at the computer about 16 hours a day, although all the time spent behind the computer is not necessarily productive.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneyt
    I Work 4-6 Hours a day In my Business
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  • Profile picture of the author ATAC
    Most of the time about 8 to 10 hours a day but that could easily turn into 15 hours a day if I am working on a project.

    I sometimes take Sundays off to watch some football but as you see it's Sunday and I am here now...

    But I should take a day off every now and then which I do but not as often as I should...

    Its hard when I always feel as if I do not have enough time in the day to get things that I need to get done and thats with a full team of outsources and 2 full time employees and a support staff...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rainmanxxx
    Banned
    I am full time.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeadStartSEO
    Working for the man: 50 hours. Working for myself/my clients: 50 hours. **** the man.
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  • Profile picture of the author bloggerd
    As much as possible for me sometimes 12+ hours a day
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  • Profile picture of the author Ripster
    I spend about 7-9 hours on weekends with IM and about 4-6 hours on weekdays.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    I am on for about 8 to 10 hours a day, and at least 4 hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Some of those hours are more productive than others
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Mak
    eat > sleep > work > eat > sleep > work ....
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  • Profile picture of the author Stevie C
    The first book I ever read on Internet Marketing was the 4hr week, that was my goal.....failed miserably!
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  • Profile picture of the author ppetri
    I spend a couple hours a day working with IM students, another hour or two on personal product creation and outsource management. I also spend several hours a week educating myself... I read everything I can about my niche and do lots of testing of ideas and things I read! Heck, I'm working now and its 3am in the morning!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Popowa
    The more time you invest in setting up a business the more outcome you will get!

    So...to setup a new business (anything online) it takes me few month to research (up to 6 month), couple of weeks to setup, couple of days to test, and couple of hours a day to monitor.
    Like Warren Buffett like to say "assign the right people for the right jobs"
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