There are so many folks that want to know the answer to this question and now that I am back in the work force (I’ve started up a new business venture based on some economic indicators I am seeing…you know people dangling money in front of my face to start my contracting biz up again!) I am in that unique position of being a “part-timer” in the Internet marketing game.
So am going to slack off and not post on my site?
Of course I am going to post articles, but you may see me start posting a few more videos and maybe even a podcast more here and there, but the main reason for this post is to really determine if Internet marketing for the part timer is as profitable as it is for the full-time marketer.
I suspect the answer to the above question is no. Yep, I still think that marketing online is a full-time job and those that can work full-time online will find it easier to hit their financial goals much more quickly than someone with a forty hour a week (or more) job.
This does not mean that if you are part time that you will not be able to find success, but I do believe that since there is a limit on your time that there are a couple of things you need to do to generate that income or keep your income at the same level.
First, continue to post in a consistent manner. I don’t care if you are posting twice a week, make sure that it IS twice a week. If you can write an article or produce a video and post that to your blog three or four time per week, that would be great too! No matter what is available to you in terms of time to work on your site or whatever, just make sure you are doing something consistently on your site.
Second, since we all know that time is a precious commodity you must learn to be very, very efficient and effective. Before I was marketing full-time online I was just like everyone else. I had a full-time job (about 55+ hours per week), but I still found ways to post my info every other day at the least.
I quickly figured out that I could write decently and I could get articles out about once a day without too much of a problem. Since article marketing is still very effective for me, I continue to write and post to different directories.
I also love blogging and since I find writing fairly effortless, I try to write something on my blog a few times per week. The question as to whether or not Internet marketing is viable for the part-timer and to that question I would have to say yes, it is although there may be some additional struggles. I recommend that you become organized and post something consistently.