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How do you balance your time?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by dawggone, Nov 4, 2005.

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How do you balance your work time?

  1. Maintenance

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  2. Development

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. Promotion

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    36.4%
  1. #1
    Roughly what percentage of your time do you spend on:

    • Maintenance of existing sites and business
    • Development of new sites and business
    • Promotion of your sites and business

    I think over the course of the year it should balance out to roughly 1/3 each shouldn't it? What is your top priority?

    I just hate the routine maintenance kind of stuff. It seems like housework to me and anyone who has ever been to my house knows I loathe housework. I wake up every morning grateful that the dust dinosaurs haven't eaten any of the family members (we are still missing a cat...).

    I'd rather spend my time on new development any time although there are those days when I don't want to click on my brain and maintenance might seem attractive. Of course then I usually spend the day playing Mah Jong instead...

    Deanna
    SEMrush
     
    dawggone, Nov 4, 2005 IP
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  2. etechsupport

    etechsupport Peon

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    People usually take outsource support start from maintenance and enjoy full time playing and watching movies.:D
     
    etechsupport, Nov 5, 2005 IP
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  3. Peter_Rosado

    Peter_Rosado Active Member

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    #3
    50% development
    40% promotion
    10% maintenance

    :D
     
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  4. Blitz

    Blitz Well-Known Member

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    #4
    40% promotion
    40% development
    20% maintenance

    I promote as much as possible, but it's normally not the sort of thing that time=result with, I can be searching the web one day and finding a good promoting opportunity that I wouldn't have found if I spent days looking :)
     
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  5. skitt

    skitt Peon

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    My time is spent

    50% development
    40% promotion
    10% maintenance

    Promotion will increase soon as I have a couple of sites to heavily promote
     
    skitt, Nov 7, 2005 IP
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    kukumaka Peon

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    i would say 33 33 33
     
    kukumaka, Nov 7, 2005 IP
  7. aspidov

    aspidov Well-Known Member

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    60% promotion
    20% development
    20% maintenance
     
    aspidov, Nov 8, 2005 IP
  8. mnemtsas

    mnemtsas Super Dud

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    I use the principle from the 'E Myth'. Basically this says to run a successful business you must be part Entrepreneur, Technician, and Manager. I get my wife to schedule my week based on an equal split between the three. She decides what needs to be done for me because my inclination is always to do the fun things (typically the technician things).

    In your example you could map

    promotion = entrpreneur
    development = technician
    maintenance = manager
     
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    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    I think it mostly depends on which stage you are.

    If you have just started with your site, adding content may take your most of the time, then it would be promotion and later - maintanence.

    As for me something like:

    50% development
    40% promotion
    10% maintenance
     
    DomainMagnate, Nov 9, 2005 IP
  10. dzcap

    dzcap Well-Known Member

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    5% development
    45% promotion
    50% maintenance

    did something happen to your as account?
     
    dzcap, Nov 9, 2005 IP
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  11. capebretoner

    capebretoner Well-Known Member

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    Right now I am in the beginning phase of everything. I am starting into a new sector. And since the sites that I have 99% completely developing are running smoothly with minimal maintenance my split is probably as follows

    75% development
    20% promotion
    5% maintenance

    In about 2 months the development and promotion sectors will flip
     
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