Why do people do this? THE DEADLY QUESTION

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People always ask, "how much did you earn this month?"

Then in my opinion, why do people focus on a month?

Why not focus on the day you are living and make your earnings for that day higher!

Just a personal opinion, didn't mean to sound "deep", but people really need to focus on the current time, not the future.

Does anyone else feel this way?
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    Because there's too much bias in daily results.
    Even monthly can be susceptible to skew. Yearly is better for tracking certain aspects.

    Marketing 101.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    Why not focus on the day you are living and make your earnings for that day higher!
    That's an easy one.

    Because many of the best marketing methods don't produce results in the short term (like a day, week or even a month) because they're designed to produce more sustainable income over the longer term.

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  • Profile picture of the author tanyaa
    Someone told if you want to success than think big think futuristic.I think thats why.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe_Chuck
    Originally Posted by Blackops911 View Post

    People always ask, "how much did you earn this month?"

    Then in my opinion, why do people focus on a month?

    Why not focus on the day you are living and make your earnings for that day higher!

    Just a personal opinion, didn't mean to sound "deep", but people really need to focus on the current time, not the future.

    Does anyone else feel this way?
    I focus on the day, month, year, and future nest egg. You have to have all these goals, but you have to achieve your daily goals first.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Blackops911 View Post

    Why not focus on the day
    Because the daily variability in takings/profits, typically, for an online business, is too high for a day's figures to signify very much.

    That's why, when answering questions here about (for example) "earning $100 per day", I usually rephrase it in my answer as "earning an average of $3,000 per month", because that typically signifies something far more realistic and important.

    In business, you have to take a long-term view: it's the only important view, really. And online, in particular, speed is often the enemy of consistency.

    Many people greatly overestimate what they can do quickly, but are equally likely to underestimate what they might achieve slowly.

    Originally Posted by Blackops911 View Post

    THE DEADLY QUESTION
    What's so "DEADLY" about it?
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    • Profile picture of the author salegurus
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      What's so "DEADLY" about it?
      Some people just have a flair for the dramatic...
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  • Profile picture of the author Apra Barua
    Originally Posted by Blackops911 View Post

    Just a personal opinion, didn't mean to sound "deep", but people really need to focus on the current time, not the future. Does anyone else feel this way?
    Past is no longer and future has not yet come. Being grateful for whatever you have received for the day is the only way to guarantee happiness.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeanJames
    A lot of these views depend on your personality traits and how you are geared towards gratification (how quickly you want a reward for your efforts). I used to trade stocks a lot and have had occasion to speak to both day-traders and long-term patient investors as well as people that ride trends (medium term).

    The day-trader is there, living in the moment, scalping what he/she can with great skill (if they are any good). Very nimble/agile and addicted to the volatility and the opportunities it presents.

    The trend trader is waiting for the inception point and looking to capitalize on overall momentum in the marketplace. They are prepared to wait but not forever.

    And then there's Warren Buffett ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post



      What's so "DEADLY" about it?
      Perhaps the question in general.

      I don't know many people who approach me and ask me in person "how much money did you make today" - or even "how much money did you make this month?"

      I'm not sure why people feel it's different to discuss it here/online. It's one thing perhaps when it's a milestone?
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      • Profile picture of the author sam12six
        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

        Perhaps the question in general.

        I don't know many people who approach me and ask me in person "how much money did you make today" - or even "how much money did you make this month?"

        I'm not sure why people feel it's different to discuss it here/online. It's one thing perhaps when it's a milestone?
        Good points and I agree with both.

        I once worked in a check cashing store. On a Friday afternoon, this guy walks in with a check he wants cashed for the sale of his home!! We're talking 200k+. This pretty much used all the money in the safe so I had hop in my car and make an emergency run for more cash. While I was gone, the IDIOT I worked with told everyone waiting that it would just be a few minutes before the other guy came back with the money... so here I am, I get out of my car with a paper sack containing 200 thousand dollars and there's a crowd of 35 people standing there asking if I'm the guy with the money. I've had people pull guns on me with the crazy eyes and shaking hands and it didn't make me as nervous as walking through that crowd.

        As for people asking how much money I make? If I don't pay their bills for them and I'm not asking them for a loan then they don't need to know.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    It's not deep but I get deeper. Lets say I loath around this week and get lazy. I don't feel like doing much. I don't even see the pain of what that caused me for two to three weeks.

    So I don't worry about month to month or day to day I worry about what I did today and know if its what is supposed to be done the rest of the equation will take care of itself.

    I still get checks from hostgator and haven't promoted them for five years or more. I have ebooks and programs out with links in them and they trickle in. So that shows what I do today will show in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    I evaluate on a daily basis in my head during and at the end of the day.

    The thing to remember is that most of the day-to-day stuff isn't going to turn a profit that same day.

    You are planting seeds for the future.

    So I base it on what seeds I have planted and how likely they are to sprout.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I look at my monthly income because daily isn't accurate. I get paid for work and then it might take me a few days to complete it. Other jobs I get paid for a month at a time to produce a certain amount of articles but they are not all done that day.
    I have had days when I brought in nothing and days when I brought in $500 but looking at it daily isn't accurate information on which to gauge performance.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffsolochek
    Originally Posted by Blackops911 View Post

    People always ask, "how much did you earn this month?"

    Then in my opinion, why do people focus on a month?

    Why not focus on the day you are living and make your earnings for that day higher!

    Just a personal opinion, didn't mean to sound "deep", but people really need to focus on the current time, not the future.

    Does anyone else feel this way?
    I agree with you, I'd like to hear more about daily income rather than what the so called earning is a month. When someone is trying to sell a product telling you that you can earn $10,000 monthly I tend to shy away from these. But on the other hand if someone say thay make $200 a day I actually give it more of my time to investigate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Daily Income = Daily Work Ethics and Production Efforts.
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  • Profile picture of the author XenG
    with online jobs, people always ask me how much I earn in a day when in fact my pay is most centered on a monthly basis... I do get your point though. but when it comes to stuffs like this, I'm not really comfortable talking values. People always compare and it's endless. It's either you get all stressed up earning little compared to others, or get a little awkward knowing you earn much compared to them. I don't like those extreme feelings.
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  • Profile picture of the author yestyle
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    Originally Posted by betterwtveter View Post

    I have the same feelings by the way. Why people don't ask that "how much you are earning per hour?".
    Agree with this opinion, someone earning by minutes, not hour or day, because they are doing business with high revenue
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Why ask the question at all?

      Suppose I tell you that I make $1,000.00 a month, or $2,500.00 per month, or $7,568.37 a month, how about $10,000.00 a month. How about if these were weekly or yearly figures. What do these figures do for the people asking and what will they do with the information? Brief answer.........nothing

      Maybe the moderators should just start deleting all threads that ask about income

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      • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
        Maybe the mods should start deleting your posts for answering to them.
        Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

        Why ask the question at all?

        Suppose I tell you that I make $1,000.00 a month, or $2,500.00 per month, or $7,568.37 a month, how about $10,000.00 a month. How about if these were weekly or yearly figures. What do these figures do for the people asking and what will they do with the information? Brief answer.........nothing

        Maybe the moderators should just start deleting all threads that ask about income

        al
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  • Profile picture of the author anton343
    People are focussing to much on what they can earn in a day/week/month etc.

    Change your mindset to how can I give more to my customers? Answer this question everyday and put it into action and the rest will take care of itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amod Oke
    That's because 95% of the bills you pay are on a monthly cycle, and a major part of your earnings go in paying these bills. (Unless of course you are amongst the top 5% elite earning people)

    So it's logical that a "month" counts as the most preferred perspective to understand/know/gauge "how much you earn"...

    A day or week is too short for us, 6 months or a year is too long, a month is the best to keep things in perspective...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Another variable of consideration is location.

    In Massachusetts, $100 a day won't put food on your table or afford you a place to live.

    In other parts of the world, $100 a day will afford you the lifestyle of a king.

    PS: I personally think that income claims are tacky and over the top anyway.

    I was always taught NOT to talk about how much money you make.

    That's just me.

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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Originally Posted by Blackops911 View Post

    People always ask, "how much did you earn this month?"

    Then in my opinion, why do people focus on a month?

    Why not focus on the day you are living and make your earnings for that day higher!

    Just a personal opinion, didn't mean to sound "deep", but people really need to focus on the current time, not the future.

    Does anyone else feel this way?
    On one level today is all that we have but life cannot be lived as
    though today is all we have. We have t plan for the future
    even though it is only a promise. Most low-paying jobs are
    advertised on a per hour basis. In those cases you are free
    to ask how much you made today--the answer will seldom
    surprise you.

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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    I personally prefer to focus on daily work. I like to break down my big goals into small segments, makes it easier for me to achieve them. For instance, I set a monthly goal, and then break down how many days I need to work to achieve that goal. Then, how many hours I need to work everyday, and do my best to stick to the plan. It works for me.
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