And as we were talking he said a couple of things that I thought would benefit the community as to a thought process in the internet marketing industry. He mentioned that many people do not treat their IM activity as a business. That is a huge waste of a person's mindset as if you are going to be making a living from the internet you need to address that thought and clean it up. As an internet marketer one needs to consider that the efforts he or she is putting ought to be consistent with that of any other business person... one that has a brick and mortar business with an open and close sign on the door and posted hours. The person that gets up when they feel like it, casually strolls into the living room and pops on the TV, kicks back and says, "I'll get to things in a little while" is usually not the successful one whether he is in the IM industry, Insurance Industry or the Dog Walking Industry. A structured time frame is best for any business and one should set it and adhere to it must as one wold for any business. Do not work some of the day and then say, "I think I'll watch a couple of Netflix movies" and blow the rest of your work day off... that is just plain lazy and will not get you anywhere positive. Be committed to your work day. Another thing that struck me was the time commitment that he thought was acceptable and the time commitment he thought was over the top. His thinking was that my time spent working my businesses was a bit over the top and he said that many "older guys" work those kinds of hours. I think it is actually "successful guys" that work those kinds of hours. My work day is usually up at 5 AM, check emails and respond starting at about 5:10 AM.... set up a few processes that run automated, check traffic, rankings and revenue and plan my work for the day based on a list I generated the day before. I'll grab a cup of coffee, let the dogs out back and talk with my wife and then get ready to go to work. Out the door, in a car and onto the office. In the car I handle some phone calls and emails... I do not drive as I am not much of a fan of driving so I have the benefit of a driver and that saves me some time. At work it is plow away at my list, communicate with my business partners and outsourcers, and just generally stay at my desk. I pack a lunch so I do not have to leave if I am busy and that saves me some time as well as allows me to keep a momentum and focus on the tasks at hand. At 5 my driver shows to take me home and I'll generally do a little work in the car on the way back as well as I would consider it a waste of daylight to do otherwise. Dinner at home, an a little work in my office at the house afterwards usually but not that much as I have cut down on my working hours the past year or so. I don't stop to play PS4. I don't stop to watch Netflix movies. I don't stop to smell the Roses. I get up and go to work and when I get to work I work. If you want to be successful as an internet marketer you need to work as well and you need to treat this opportunity as a business venture which means you have to set up a schedule and develop the proper discipline to adhere to it. Those of you that are slacking, Man Up and hop on the success train by working a schedule and exhibiting a commitment to your business and I guarantee that you'll end up making more money.