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How do you split up your IM time?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gilder, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. gilder

    gilder Regular Member

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    I used to have one goal and work on nothing but that one goal because it was very profitable at the time. Now however things have changed and Im currently starting fresh in some different parts of IM and I find myself flooded with tons of good ideas and what not. Its causing me to work on about 3 or 4 different projects at once and sure each one is seeing some time of day and making progress Im wondering is this the best way to spend my time.

    Anyone have success launching multiple projects at a time and just properly dividing your time between them to make them all prosper or do you believe that its best to just focus on one thing until youve got it settled and as automated as possible before launching something new.
     
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    I have a notebook containing all the projects, past and present, and currently it has three ongoing projects. I also have an idea notebook, that is mainly for those "aha!" moments that I wish to take notes of.

    After the idea stage I occasionally bump up projects from the ideas to the ongoing work. When (optimistically) the project takes off I dedicate its own folder for it if it's not a passive hands-off one after launch.

    I do think it makes things more interesting, working with a couple projects at a time, even though it takes up a bunch of time (I have a VA thankfully to ease my workload). If I don't feel like working on the main project right now, I can put in a few hours to a side project. My main project is now to manage through University with a first class degree (Or a 2:1 at least), and the second project is my limited company on top of which I have an extra side project... So yes, the workload seems to pile up way too fast, but I don't think I would be as happy with what I'm doing if I didn't have all this going on. It gets me going in the mornings (with a little help from the coffee).
     
  3. gilder

    gilder Regular Member

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    Yea I feel you Im gonna keep myself a divided on the projects for now as long as I see steady progress on each one I guess theres no need to stop and all in on one unless there's a good reason to
     
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    Up until I came across blackhatworld I only knew of one way to make money online and that was one clickbank product that I promoted and believe me I promoted the hell out of this product and my efforts payed off, but once I came across this forum I was so excited to join many other programs where I could make money I thought I had struck gold but I soon realized that there was one little problem, no matter how many affiliate programs I joined it didn't really matter because there was only 1 of me and although I managed to make money from about 90% of the programs I joined It was almost impossible to maximize my earnings because you can't focus on more than 1 thing at a time at least you can't do it and give it your all.

    So now I've realized its actually best to focus on the one thing only and not just that but focus on the one thing that will make you the most money. What made this so clear to me was a podcast that I was listening to and the host said that you should go 1inch wide and 1 mile deep that's how focused you need to be and while that comment may not resignate with everyone, it resignates with me as clear as a bell.
     
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    Same here more or less what im trying to do now is work on one thing until I see good results then do my best to keep it automated or make it require just small amounts of maintenance instead of being a full all day thing and once it gets to that point then go a mile deep into another project. Realistically itd be best to go crazy hard with one thing but my mind wont let me theres so many good options out there I feel like I have to at least give as many as I can a shot
     
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    Ever since I stopped doing freelance work, I have plenty of time to work on my own projects. I do however have more than one website and they all need work. Mostly I choose to work on what seems to bring in the most profit in the shortest amount of time, but at times I simply work on site B and not A because I need a pause from site A.