A Day in the Life of an Internet Marketer
Lots of people wonder what exactly I do for a living. I don’t go to an office and I don’t have set hours that I work. I go with the flow of my day and though I have a home office, it is portable and I can just as easily work in front of the television as I can in my bed or outside in my courtyard. As a mom I weave my work into my life, spending time with my children and husband, and working in between. So, as an internet marketer making a very nice income, what do I do every day? Here’s a fairly average day from start to finish.
Despite the sage advice of Timothy Ferriss in his book “The 4-Hour Workweek” I DO check my email first thing in the morning. I do it swiftly and act very decisively, never hesitating to delete or junk the garbage, or file whatever does not need my immediate attention. Coffee or tea in hand, I then work through the urgent emails that I must get answered before I can start working.
Email out of the way, I turn to my essential tasks that require my focused attention such as article writing, blog posts, and submitting articles to directories. I usually do these in sequence – write article; submit article to directories; post article as blog post; ping blog; submit blog post to OnlyWire and other social bookmark sites. Currently I am trying to write at least two articles/blog posts a day to establish my experience and presence on the web and build up my site. This is something I have not done from the start so I have some catching up to do.
This done, I login to my accounts and see what sort of earnings I have over the past 24 hours. I do this once a day and usually half way through my work so that I get the kick in the butt I need to do more to earn more, or the excitement to inject some energy into the rest of my day. So mid-day is a good time for me to do this.
Thereafter, I visit my sites to make sure all is well – ads are displaying, content is current, etc. On a typical day I might also prepare new content for a few of my niche sites. I also check out what new affiliate products are available for my niches and see if any of them would be something I might want to check out, review, and offer to my members and visitors.
Next on my list is forum posting. I try to visit forums and read up on what people are talking about, ask questions I may have, pipe in on a debate or active discussion of interest, and help out where I can offer information and advice. I do this at blogs I frequent too.
Toward the end of the afternoon I turn back to my email and respond to those I received over the past 24 hours. I do empty my inbox daily, responding to questions and requests, filing away things to be addressed on specific dates, and placing events in my calendar.
At the end of the day I run a backup of my files (better safe than sorry!) and shut my computer down. I always let me computer have a deep sleep rather than a nap. It seems to perform better that way.
Finally, after family time and a bit of personal stuff around the house, I fix myself a cup of tea and curl up with a report of some sort or another that I want to relax and read without the pressure of feeling I need to act on it at my computer, clicking on links or whatever. Even my pleasure reading is business but my business is certainly a pleasure. So it’s all good.
And that, my friends, is a typical day for me as an internet marketer!