How Many Hours Of Work Was This Website

Hours worked on this website means hours spent on the computer. Work hours do not include the time I spend thinking about the website while on the train, eating, showering or laying in bed. Hours worked means I am typing on the keyboard or reading something on the monitor.

This also applies for blog posts which are mostly created in my head throughout the day. Hours spent on blog posts are only the time necessary to transfer from my brain to the computer.

Working on The Website Even When You Are Not - A Warning About What Happens To The Mind

Having a site is not something that you do a few hours a day or week. It is always in your head. You cannot get rid of it. Always thinking about what can be added, what can be improved, what should be removed. Always worrying about the latest statistics – why are there fewer visitors this week, why is nobody clicking on the ads.

And if things are going well then be ready for a tsunami of mental activity. Your mind will be consumed by the website. Every minute away from the computer will seem like a waste of time. It is hard to think about the dirty dishes when there is a sudden and unexpected flurry of activity at your website. What is the point of clean dishes when actual, real people are visiting your site? Washing the dishes will never be the same – before creating your website you never had such a meditative and focused expression on your face while scrubbing grime off pots and pans.

Hours Worked Breakdown

Hours Worked Details For MAR 07, 2013
DateDescriptionHours Worked
Sub Total550
Hours for blog posts126
Hours visiting forums/blogs218
Total894
5/22/2012 Redesign of website. New logo, added social links, added Resources page. 11
5/13/2011 Guest post on dailyblogtips. A high page rank backlink created. 7
4/15/2011 Guest post on youngentrepreneur.com. A high page rank backlink created. 6
3/19/2011 Guest post on problogger. A high page rank backlink created. 6
3/4/2011 Created a new webpage. 7
2/24/2011 Created a new webpage. 6
2/17/2011 Created a new webpage. 7
1/26/2011 Created a new webpage. 4
1/8/2011 Created a new webpage. 6
12/10/2010 Had the website proofread for basic spelling and grammar mistakes. Spent the whole day fixing the mistakes on the website. 9
11/24/2010 Created a new webpage 7
11/23/2010 Guest post on problogger. A high page rank backlink created. 6
11/13/2010 Created a new webpage. 9
10/21/2010 Guest post on johnchow. A high page rank backlink created. 6
10/10/2010 Created a new webpage. 7
9/27/2010 Guest post on 2createawebsite. A high page rank backlink created. 6
9/21/2010 Guest post on worldsstrongestlibrarian. A high page rank backlink created. 6
9/17/2010 Created a new webpage. 8
9/10/2010 Guest post on johnchow. A high page rank backlink created. 6
8/24/2010 Created a new webpage. 5
8/23/2010 Guest post on blogsessive. A high page rank backlink created. 6
8/18/2010 Created a new webpage. 7
7/11/2010 Guest post on johnchow. A high page rank backlink created. 5
6/29/2010 Created a new webpage. 9
6/22/2010 Redesign of website to make the website brighter and more roomy. New header logo and top navigation bar design. 14
5/9/2010 Created a new webpage. 6
3/29/2010 Guest post on davidrisley. A high page rank backlink created. 6
3/21/2010 Created a new webpage. 8
2/11/2010 Created a new webpage. 7
1/18/2010 Created a new webpage. 8
10/25/2009 Guest post on problogger. A high page rank backlink created. 9
10/21/2009 Created a new webpage. 6
9/26/2009 Guest post on dailyblogtips. A high page rank backlink created. 7
9/11/2009 Created electricity and pollution calculator. Giving vistors the ability to find out how much pollution their sites generate. 8
8/12/2009 Guest post on blogsessive. A high page rank backlink created. 7
8/10/2009 Created a new webpage. 5
6/15/2009 Created 5 ebooks and website templates to be sold on this website. Took over a month to complete. This is the total hours for the project. 84
6/13/2009 Created Sales Landing Page for Website Starter Kit 8
4/19/2009 Guest post on davidrisley. A high page rank backlink created. 5
4/17/2009 Added another data page. Organic Traffic - Monthly Search Engine Traffic 6
3/16/2009 Added the donate to charity through Amazon affiliate page. Installed Advance Poll software and created 'donate amount' and 'donate to' polls. (update: removed Sept 2010 due to complete lack of interest and made no money) 6
2/24/2009 Added some introductory text to the homepage. Created the revenue streams per day chart. 4
2/22/2009 Added the website progress graphs page. 6
2/21/2009 Wrote content and added the beginners' glossary page. 5
2/16/2009 Integrating Wordpress Blog into website. Much better day then yesterday. By midday it started to look like it might work. By end of day it was done. I think it was worth the hair pulling. 8
2/15/2009 Integrating Wordpress Blog into website. Pure hell. Lots of fiddling and trial/error. 8
2/5/2009 Added 2 more charts. 2
2/4/2009 Added charts to the data page. 7
1/28/2009 Replaced the poor looking 'how much this website makes number' on the home page with something a little more appealing. Added "Find Out:" to home page. 4
1/25/2009 General cosmetic changes to website. Made changes to About page and Data page. 5
1/24/2009 General Updates to website. Added a couple of pages in the Data and Information sections. 4
1/23/2009 General Updates to website. Went through all pages and corrected syntax and spelling. Also changed some of the content to be more SEO friendly. 4
1/18/2009 More touch ups to Blog design. 6
1/17/2009 Downloaded and installed WordPress. Created layout, look and feel of blog. 12
1/10/2009 Created a script to auto-generate RSS XML to enable a weekly report of progress to subscribers. 6
1/9/2009 Added RSS Feed and setup account with FeedBurner. 5
1/8/2009 Plan to create blog in future. Did research about WordPress. Created rough draft first blog entry. 3
1/4/2009 General updates to website. 7
1/3/2009 Created database and script to enable the daily update of data and statistics. 10
12/31/2008 General updates to website 3
12/28/2008 General updates to website 4
12/27/2008 Made first 3 PAJ's. 12
12/26/2008 General updates to website. 4
12/22/2008 General updates to website. 4
12/21/2008 Writing initial content for website. Website completed 6
12/20/2008 Writing initial content for website 6
12/19/2008 Writing initial content for website 6
12/18/2008 Writing initial content for website 6
12/17/2008 Writing initial content for website 6
12/16/2008 Writing initial content for website 6
12/15/2008 Writing initial content for website 6
12/7/2008 Creating basic layout of website via Dreamweaver and Photoshop 8
12/5/2008 Registered domain name and opened hosting account with WordForWebsites. 2
12/3/2008 Browsing Internet researching 'content based websites' businesses 3

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Roman

My name is Roman and I want to provide you with an honest account of what it takes to make money with a website.

When I started this website in January 2009, I thought I would be rich by May.  I was wrong - really wrong. 

At the beginning I did not know anything about websites, SEO, blogs, and how long it takes to make money with a website.

Since then I have learned a lot. By revealing my journey I hope this website will help prepare you for yours .

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