Recently I read a post at a site I belong to about how much time this person spends working on their web site and promoting it. They went on to say they spend between 2 and 4 hours per day. They did not say how many days a week they do this, but it seemed like they were kind of a die hard so I assumed it was nearly everyday of the week.
If you ask me they either have a lot of time on their hands or they don't have much of a life. Maybe both!
Which brings up
Question 1: How much time do you spend working on your website and/or promoting it?
Question 2: Are you making any money?
Question 3: If so how much?
Of course not all sites are about making money. Some are just for fun, a hobbie, or maybe just a simple web presence. Either way spending 2 to 4 hours per day on a website for the heck of it would be out of the question for most people, especially long term. So my guess would be this person is not spending 2 to 4 hours per day for the fun of it.
So I'm sitting here thinking to myself I wonder how much this person is making from all this time and work. If I were to venture a guess I would say not nearly enough to be worth it. Although, it is impossible to say for sure. Obviously some people do make decent money online. But, most sites make little or nothing.
I guess what I am getting at is if you are one of those folks that is spending a lot of time on your website with little or no results, then maybe it's time to change a few things. You do need to invest some time even more so if your site is new or young. There is a certain level of ongoing work that needs to be done as well. But, if you have been spending numerous hours per day just to make a few bucks you might think about another approach. Or, spend some of that time doing research to see what you can do to increase your earnings.
Add up all your time you spend working on your website. How much time you spend writing and posting things? How about checking and analyzing stats? Promoting your website? Social networking...Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc? Add all that up each week for the entire month. Then, take how much you earn and divide it by the number of hours you spent on this in a given month. For example, if you made $50 in a given month, and spent 5 hours per week, then $50 divided by 20 hours for the month and you made around $2.50 per hour. Sure it might be better than nothing, but in reality it's not much.
Nobody said it would be easy and if you think you are going to get rich quick then think again. It ain't going to happen. If that were the case everyone with half an idea would be banking.