A while back a couple people emailed me a few times requesting that I post what a typical day is like for me. I guess it’s just interesting to read, so I’ll post out an “average” schedule on any ordinary day of the week – we’ll say Monday. It’s going to be hard to really give an accurate example as I do different things all the time, but this is pretty much how my day goes. My schedule has actually morphed a lot lately and I’ve started to become pretty lazy. The more money I’m making, the less motivation I have to work…not a good thing. Anywho it still is what I’ve been doing for the past couple weeks, so here we go.
11:00am (roughly) – The Wakeup
Rise and shine buttercup, it’s time to get up and start your day. My absolute favorite part about working at home full time is that I get to sleep in. The thing that I hate most in this world is having to wake up unnaturally to an alarm. I’m grumpy the entire day if I have to.
11:05-11:30am – Breakfast
I prepare and eat my breakfast until about 11:30. Once I finish half, I bring the second half downstairs and eat it while reading email and checking all the IMs I got overnight. So what does an UberAffiliate eat for breakfast you say? Here’s a pic :
First I mix the protein powder, olive oil, and liquid eggs with a small glass of water. Tastes awful but I chug it and hold my breath. Heat up the oatmeal and then enjoy that with some V8. Not a huge meal, but I eat 6 full-sized meals a day and it’s a nice kickstart.
11:30am-12:00pm – Check Ups
During this time I’ll check a number of things. I’ll respond to any urgent emails, check my stats and see how much I made while I was fast asleep, check this blog and approve any comments, start some IM conversations.
12:00-2:00pm – Work Planning/Research/Phone Calls
Here’s were I do most of my organization/planning for what I want to accomplish in the tail end of the day. I’ll bicker with affiliate managers about payouts, research some new potential offers, check a couple blogs. I’ll also make any phone calls I have to make, which usually requires at least 1 call to Google Adwords every day. Any other phone calls I have to make, I try to make them now as well when business hours in the US are good.
2:00-3:00pm – Break Time
Every day I’ve been finding excuses for myself to “take a break” and play some Xbox 360. I’m starting to become pretty addicted to Halo, so I unleash my killer instincts here and have some fun.
3:00pm-5:00pm – Workout/Dinner
I workout four times a week, and the whole process usually takes a couple hours. I’ll workout for an hour, do a little cardio, hit the showers, and then eat some food. If someone calls me I’ll usually pick it up during the workout, and check IMs/stats in between sets every now and then. My current during-workout-movie is Godzilla that I play on a small TV in my workout room.
5:00-7:30pm – More Planning, Little Work
I’ll continue to plan my next task, and maybe start dabbling with a few things. More phone calls and AIM conversations are also in this period. It’s hard to explain what I mean by “dabbling and planning”, since I’m doing different things all the time. Most of the time it’s just more bickering with affiliate networks and search engines.
7:30-10:00pm – Girlfriend Time
Every weeknight I hang out with my girlfriend from about this time. She has school during the day and has to get up for it early, so this is pretty much the only time we get to hang out. It’s nice because I get to just relax and take my mind off of work (most of the time) and just hang out with my significant other. She’s a great girl and we’ve been dating for a year and a half now, so it’s my favorite time of the day.
10:00pm-2:00am – Execution Time
Here is where I execute most of my work. Day-time business is quited down, it’s night time, quiet, relaxing…I can get some things done. Here is where I’ll design that landing page, start that PPC campaign, optimize that landing page, optimize that PPC campaign, and of course blog (it’s 1:03am right now, perfect timing). Now I will have some IMs up and I’ll browse Wickedfire or something, so it’s not uber-hardcore work here, but I do work.
2:00-3:00am – More Halo 3
This is when I unwind and prepare myself for bed. I get my mind off of work (as some times it’s IMPOSSIBLE to fall asleep when you can’t stop thinking about your new campaign) and do some more gaming. I’m not a huge gaming nerd, but I do love my Halo and NHL ’07.
Exciting, isn’t it?
That’s your average day in my life. Some are more exciting than others. I may get into a vocal conversation with Google and get pretty upset, or I may find out that my payout is getting cut 20% on an offer I’m making a lot of money on and blow a gasket. But then on the flipside some days I’ll have $6.00 EPCs on a $20 offer and go out and spend some money. There’s also events every couple months that I go to, plus out of state visits, so it’s not that mundane.
But that’s the life of a full-time affiliate marketer. Whether I’m 19 or 39, I hope it will stay that way for the entire ride. Hopefully with some effort you guys can get there too. Once you do, hit me up with your gamertag and we’ll fancy a game of Team Slayer.