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View Poll Results: Full time webmasters ONLY. How much time do you spend working on your sites per day?

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  • Less than 1 hour

    16 17.58%
  • Between 1 to 2 hours

    14 15.38%
  • Between 2 to 4 hours

    23 25.27%
  • More than 4 hours

    38 41.76%
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    Are you a "full time" webmaster?

    When I created my sites and they started generating a nice amount of money, I got really lazy and just enjoyed the money without doing any more work. I'm only now starting to resume the effort I put in when creating the sites and it's paying off instantly. Maybe when I've elevated my income another couple of thousand a month, I'll take another long break before resuming again

    So, I thought it would be interesting to know... ONLY for those of us that are lucky enough to be doing this as our "main job", how much time do you actually spend per day on average tending to your sites?


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    37% of us here do this full time.
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=232213
    I spend closer to eight hours a day, six days a week 'working', if you count visiting message boards as work!
    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nintendo
    37% of us here do this full time.
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=232213
    I spend closer to eight hours a day, six days a week 'working', if you count visiting message boards as work!
    If you count that at work I too work 8hrs a day If not probably 1-4 depending on the day..

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    less than 3 per week - results usually correspond to invested time in the begining, but this formula is N/A for well known resources with high traffic

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    there has already been a thread like this

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    umm..fulltime. xD

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    x.x; I'd say part time because I work on both of my sites, so i try to break up the time among both of them.
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    there has already been a thread like this
    Not exactly, this thread asks exactly how many hours we work, not just whether it's full time or not.

    I put in about 3 or 4 hours/day right now, but will be going full time in July.
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    I spend about 2 hours a day on my sites, the rest of the day is spent at the beach

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    I spend about 8 hours a day - 7 days a week. Be nice to take a break for the summer but probably won't.

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    I do this for a living and spend maybe an hour a day on average.
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    I spend 12-13 hours at work and few hours at home for my own projects. Tiring...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davesplace1
    I spend about 2 hours a day on my sites, the rest of the day is spent at the beach
    That has been one of my dreams when I leave school to work as a full time webmaster and then spend the rest of the day on a beach. I'm jealous of you

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    Actually Webmastering activities are taking these days ~4 hours/day from my 24h

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    Quote Originally Posted by tylercruz
    I do this for a living and spend maybe an hour a day on average.
    I wouldn't call $36 a day a living... maybe you should consider spending more time

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    It can be a little confusing as to what is full time and part time as quite a lot of 'full time' people spend less than time I do, but I am still a student spending 7 hours a day at school. With about 2 hours a day, 5 days a week spent on my websites.

    10 hours a week is more than some of the 'full time' webmasters.

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    am i the only one who works 10+ per day on sites. Maybe thats why i have 100K + search engine traffic daily lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackdog
    I wouldn't call $36 a day a living... maybe you should consider spending more time
    I don't update my signature until the new earnings are solid enough and been regular (3+ months), and I'm pretty conservative with it. Also, cost of living where I live is most likely cheaper than where you live.

    Thanks for the heartfelt post though :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsimon999
    10 hours a week is more than some of the 'full time' webmasters.
    Yeah, this is why I thought it would be interesting to do a poll. Web publishing is probably one of the few jobs where you can earn a "full time" income when you work only minimum "part time" hours


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    ...The worst is when you go on holiday and there is no internet connection for you to check your stats, traffic, and overall being of your websites. It's certainly not as interesting either when someone is reading it to you over the phone. God forbid there's a problem, and you leave someone there to manage it, you better pray he/she knows what they are doing.. Such a frightening thought!!

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    I work 5-7 hours a day.. and i still have to go to school everyday..ah!

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    For those of you who work more than 4 hours per day, what do you usually do exactly during that time?
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    Can't think of anything else I could do that could possibly make anywhere near as much as I'm currently making.....

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    SitePoint Guru Mook-Jon's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by krohnathlonman
    Can't think of anything else I could do that could possibly make anywhere near as much as I'm currently making.....
    Buying and selling Real Estate and investing in Hedge Funds. Nuff said.

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    I said I..... I don't have the credit for real estate.... Also I make alot more doing this than most of the people around here I'm nearly to the $1k/day AVERAGE! considering I spend ~$3k/mnth on advertising and ~$1k/mnth for servers its a really nice profit....

    Real Estate to make much money off of is a LOT more work than I'm currently doing. I've looked into it... It's more work with less pay than my current setup.


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