In response to Yaro's A Day In The Life Of An Internet Entrepreneur 2009 Edition I decided to write about my experience as an Upcoming Internet Entrepreneur with a Day Job. I always dream to have similar online income to Yaro's, John Chow, Grizzly and others, however I guess you could say I am in between, up and coming.
Little things about me
I don't have many readers on my blog (partly I never intended my blog to be public), so here is a quick introduction about myself and my situation. I am currently 31 years old and live in Sydney Australia, however I grew up in Brisbane. I have a bachelor of IT major in Computer Science from QUT (Queensland University of Technology)..
I am currently engaged to a wonderful girl. I have been fortunate she supports me in many ways that allows me to concentrate on my online business when I am not at work.
I currently work full time as a Manager of a Financial company in Sydney. My goal in life is Financial freedom and to have my own online business. Financial freedom through investing in property, which I been fortunate to done quite well in it at the moment.
I started making money online in May 2005 about 50$ a month which was exciting at the time. The idea of having website stem the idea of Passive Income through property. I saw that having a website is like a property that makes money whether you are there or not really is my motivation.
A website is very similar to a property, people are willing to pay you rent to have the privilege to live in it and advertisers pay me rent to advertise on my web site. Which is fantastic value. Every month I receive a cheque from them and every month Google sends me one. Beautiful
However through combination of lack of motivation and forward vision, the site only grew to 100$ a month in the last 2 years.
However over time it never really took off. May 2009 about 4 years later this is when my one site began to take off, like I making 500$ a month now but honestly I should be making more if wasn't so lazy.
Here is a typical day of Upcoming Internet Entrepreneur with a Day Job
I tend to wake up around 830-845 have a shower and rush out the door to be in at work around 900am - 915am. Sometimes I fit in a little breakfast but generally a coffee will spruce me up, I don't get 8 hours sleep usually 4-5 max if I am lucky.
As soon as I get into work I check my Google Adsense which has become a ritual. Also now I am check Ebay and other affiliate programs.
Officially my workday begins after that. I would read all my 100s of emails and begin to work through all the questions and management issues.
I will take lunch around at 1pm and now make an effort to not sit at my desk and eat my lunch. I take an hour have a bit a social chit chat with the staff. Around 2pm my days continue with the usual. Do the same tasks until 6pm go home time.
I will then head to the gym and workout for about an hour and then go home to have dinner.
By now half the evening has already gone, I would spend the next 5 hours or so working on my online my business.
- Create new pages
- Moderate the website
- Read and Procrastinate about how other people making money (This is the biggest time waster)
- Goal setting - What I need to get done each day
My hours are long and in honestly this it is tough. I actually quite drained from working 1 job that pays fairly well and the other that is unknown. But the brilliant bit about the second one, I don't always have to work on the website to make money. I do zero promotions, nearly 95% organic traffic which is amazing.
There is no short cut in making alot of money whether it is online or offline. Hardwork and lots of work.