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[STM leak] !! A DAY IN THE LIFE of an AFFILIATE MARKETER
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!! A DAY IN THE LIFE of an AFFILIATE MARKETER:


!! A DAY IN THE LIFE of an AFFILIATE MARKETER: Share YOUR Typical Day !!
Okay, okay, I know. There is no such thing as a "typical" day in affiliate marketing.
But what does YOUR schedule generally look like?
Is it crazy like zeno’s three phase work sleep cycle, or is it a more traditional work day? How many hours do you work? What do you do each hour? What do you do first. When do you take breaks? Etc etc etc!

It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out, or you are a seasoned "superaffiliate" … share with STM what YOUR typical day looks like!

Fire away!

User Comment:
1. force myself to off my bed in the morning.
2. force myself to have a breakfast before i turn on my laptop.
3. force myself to read every single email
4. force myself to read the data.
5. force myself to optimize them, create new angel, design more creatives.
6. force myself to make it all done before dinner, but always fail
7. force myself to keep working by not going outside to party, always fail too.
8. force myself to sleep earlier by not uploading new campaign, always fail as well cause time zone.
9. force myself to not counting the profit all day

above is my daily routine

User Comment:
0500 – Get up, check stats and fix any mistakes I made last night.
0530 – Breakfast and bring a 2nd cup of coffee to room.
0600 – Go over financials
0645 – Drive to plant
0700 – Start work at plant (during this phase consists mostly out of looking at the process and standing around)
0830 – Check stats from toilet and tweak/cut campaigns
1000 – Coffee break (go over campaigns, go over up coming campaigns)
1200 – Check anything from toilet
1300 – Lunch break (read STM)
1430 – Check anything from toilet
1600 – Coffee break (do anything IM related)
1830 – Drive back to hotel
1845 – Shower
1900 – Anything IM
1915 – Go to bar, get a drink (do anything IM related)
1930 – Dinner (skip appetizer and desert so I can do anything IM related)
2000 – Free alcohol (make fun of co-workers) or/and go to room and start IM with a vengeance.
2200/0100 Somewhere in between here I go to bed.
* Anytime there’s an IM emergency during the day, I’ll be rushing to the toilet.

2230 now and i’m done for today… so bed it is.

User Comment:
– Wake up anywhere between 11am and noon
– Make myself a cup of tea (British as fuck) 
– Start up laptop (if didn’t leave on last night), check emails/skype/facebook/twitter/paypal/rank trackings
– Make myself breakfast or lunch, depending on time
– Check in with GF and how she’s doing at work (She leaves at like 6am #fuckdat)
– Look around Reddit for a bit
– Maybe do some reading? (books, blog posts etc)
– Get to actual work for 3-4 hours, either creating content, new sites, managing Ads, checking my product sales etc etc
– Make dinner for me and GF
– Go do some fun stuff (Cinema, bike ride other couple based shit)
– Do stuff with GF til she goes to bed around 11pm – Midnight
– Do work
– Procrastinate whilst playing video games 
– Do some more work and check in with UK staff (I’m based in Canada so my 3am is their 8am)
– Go to bed at 4am-5am

Restart.

User Comment:
5:00 am up – turn on computers check futures markets
5:30 am – walk 2 miles
6:15 am – eat some fruit
6:30 am – take a shower etc.
7:00 am – 8:30 am – work at my "other" business (investment advisor). Do the trades that I need to make.
9:00 am – start on my IM business
Look at stats, look for new offers, skype with AMs, write ads, search for keywords etc. 
Also, if needed, I tend to my "other" business if something needs to be done (speak with clients, take a client to lunch, make a trade, research markets, etc).
Around 11:30 – Noon – take a break for lunch
12:30 pm or so I’m back to the IM business (financial markets close at 1:00 pm my time)
Work IM business to around 4:00 pm 
Make dinner for my wife and I, she comes home from work between 4:30 and 5:00 pm
Watch a little TV with my wife.
Go back to my computer around 6:30 to 7:00 pm and put in another hour to hour and a half.
Lay down and read aroun 8-8:30 pm.
Asleep around 9:30 to 10: 00pm.
I get up very early so I don’t party. Also, I’m older than most people on this forum and I was a professional musician untill I was about 30 and I partied every night.

User Comment:
You never answered your own question CM, are you still breakfast in london, lunch in dubai, dinner in bangkok schedule?

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[img=18x11]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image.png[/img] Originally Posted by maynzie
You never answered your own question CM, are you still breakfast in london, lunch in dubai, dinner in bangkok schedule?

Another request for knowing how the CMmachine operates over 24 hours!

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[img=18x11]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image%20[1].png[/img] Originally Posted by maynzie
You never answered your own question CM, are you still breakfast in london, lunch in dubai, dinner in bangkok schedule?

Another One Request

User Comment:
Ah I feel like posting my day is a confession. I need to start getting up earlier and doing more.

11:00 AM – Wake up, get out of bed
11:05 AM – Make coffee, some breakfast
11:30 AM – Start checking stats, optimizing something, reading emails, chatting with partners and all the usual stuff
16:00 PM – Cook some dinner
16:30 PM – Go out to the store, visiting my mom or take care of anything else I have going on offline
18:00 PM – Get back to work, play a few league of legends matches too
03:00 AM – Go to bed
11:00 AM Repeat

User Comment:

[img=18x11]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image%20[2].png[/img] Originally Posted by h0mp
0500 – Get up, check stats and fix any mistakes I made last night.
0530 – Breakfast and bring a 2nd cup of coffee to room.
0600 – Go over financials
0645 – Drive to plant
0700 – Start work at plant (during this phase consists mostly out of looking at the process and standing around)
0830 – Check stats from toilet and tweak/cut campaigns
1000 – Coffee break (go over campaigns, go over up coming campaigns)
1200 – Check anything from toilet
1300 – Lunch break (read STM)
1430 – Check anything from toilet
1600 – Coffee break (do anything IM related)
1830 – Drive back to hotel
1845 – Shower
1900 – Anything IM
1915 – Go to bar, get a drink (do anything IM related)
1930 – Dinner (skip appetizer and desert so I can do anything IM related)
2000 – Free alcohol (make fun of co-workers) or/and go to room and start IM with a vengeance.
2200/0100 Somewhere in between here I go to bed.
* Anytime there’s an IM emergency during the day, I’ll be rushing to the toilet.
2230 now and i’m done for today… so bed it is.

I appreciate the commitment during the day – hustling to make it work during the ‘day-time job’ – has anyone every questioned your frequent toilet trips?
Had a co-worker at an old job that was in the toilet twice and hour, turned out he was playing a game all the time, they actually ended up letting him go over time – I guess a doctors note for IBS would clear this up and keep you out of trouble? Haha

User Comment:

[img=18x11]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image%20[3].png[/img] Originally Posted by HenryF5
I appreciate the commitment during the day – hustling to make it work during the ‘day-time job’ – has anyone every questioned your frequent toilet trips?
Had a co-worker at an old job that was in the toilet twice and hour, turned out he was playing a game all the time, they actually ended up letting him go over time – I guess a doctors note for IBS would clear this up and keep you out of trouble? Haha

lol, I’ve also been guilty of this at one of my first jobs that I absolutely HATED.
Read an interesting book about that topic a while ago titled "Boreout" or sth where they explain the toilet as your fortress where you can finally put down the facade for 10 min and not have to act as if you were busy all day [img=16x16]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image%20[4].png[/img]

User Comment:
6:45-7:00amWake up and make a cup of coffee

7:00-8:00amCheck stats/Read emails, Skype etc… Submit any new ads or campaigns for approval that I may have prepared the night before.
8:00-8:30amShower and get ready to go to my "real" job as a software engineer. [img=15x16]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image%20[5].png[/img]
8:30-9:00amGet to the office and see what’s going on for the day. Review my calendar and read emails.
9:00am-12:00pmThis is a mix of work and meetings and occasionally checking in on my stats and skype when I have time. I have multiple computers at my desk and I have an older PC that IT no longer monitors. It’s meant for maintaining some older legacy software and makes a good box for also checking in on my IM stuff throughout the day.
12:00-1:00pmEat lunch and tweak campaigns/review stats.
1:00-5:00pmMore work with occasional IM/skype breaks.
5:00-8:00pmDrive the kids to whatever sport or activity they have going on that day, run errands, help the wife with dinner… whatever family/home stuff that needs done.
8:00-12:00amThis is when I try and get the most of my IM work done. I try to spend this time looking for new offers, reviewing stats and working on any ads/landers that need done. Some nights it’s just me looking at stats in front of the TV and having a beer.[img=16x16]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image%20[6].png[/img]

User Comment:
7am-9am Morning Routine: meditation, breakfast, walk dog, etc. 
9am – 10am Team meeting / strategy
11am-2pm: DEEP work (DEEP means completely focused, zero social media, no phone)
2pm-3pm: Break
3pm-7pm: Work
7pm-9pm: Gym / commuting to gym 
9pm – 12am: Usually my chill time. I’ll read, watch Netflix, whatever. 
12am: sleep

I only work around 7-8 hours a day and keep a pretty normal schedule. I spend a lot of time on breaks / self improvement.
I keep this schedule 7 days a week for 4 months, then I’ll travel in Asia

User Comment:
11am- 1pm – Work 
1pm – 4pm – Read in STM forums, fix some data, run some house errands
4pm – 7pm – Gym (I’m a gym freak) & break fast ( Am on IF)
7pm – 9pm – Work on AM And dinner with family
9pm – 11pm – Dota 2 ( 2 games max to refresh some creativeness) 
11pm – 3am – Reply STM forums & read again. 
3am : Sleep

User Comment:
7am wake up, make breakfast, make coffee and enjoy with a cigarette 
7:30am check emails, crypto currency prices, read important stuff than start working 
1pm lunch time
1:30 – 2:30 break
2:30pm – 5:00pm gym time (i saw few others have that in their schedule, i love to go at gym) and talks with my friends
5pm – 1 or 2 or 3 or 4am work again 
1 or 2 or 3 or 4am sleeping time

I just started my venture in non incentive area so i’m working hard these days (no facebook, no games, no losing time anymore). I know it’s not good for my health to have this schedule but hope to change that soon once things are going better [img=16x16]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image%20[7].png[/img]

User Comment:
7AM-8AM – plan the day aka todo list in my head while drinking morning tea with wife
8:00-8:10AM drive to office
8:15-9AM – discuss plans i want done and get updates from Project Manager 
9AM-11:30 – Work, no distractions
11:30-12:00 – Talk with workers, see how they are doing
12:00-12:30 – Go pick up Son from Kindergarden
12:30-2:00 – Lunch with family at a restaurant wife already picked for the day
2:00-5:00 – Learn a new skill, read a book, etc in my study
5:00-9:00 – chill out, go with family to visit friends,relatives, shop, whatever – chat with people of importance if they pm me via mobile 
9:00-10:00 – read again, online news, quora, reddit, etc
10:00-12AM – watch discovery channel, VICE, natgeo, or a movie if there’s a good one on TPB [img=16x16]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image%20[8].png[/img] [no netflix here [img=15x16]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image%20[9].png[/img] ]

so yea, i pretty well just work like 3-4 hours a day, the rest i do top level stuff since my team does all the physical labor intensive stuff and my Project Manager keeps it all together so everything gets done
the reason why i built a team and pay a shit load of money for workers is because it makes me time RICH, i don’t want to miss a second in my sons childhood [img=15x16]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image%20[10].png[/img]
AM and having a team really gives me the luxury of having a ton of time [img=16x16]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image%20[11].png[/img]

User Comment:
Been crazy traveling but headed to a winter season soon so will have a decent schedule:

Powder Day (Non Hungover version)
7:30 Wake up, coffee, respond to urgent emails
8:00 Shred pow
12:00 Come home with the intention of working, typically just curl up and watch a movie for a few hours (lunch during)
3:00 Productive work 
4:00 Non productive work 
6:00 Varies (gym, having dinner out, drinks etc)

BlueBird Day (Non Hungover version)
7:30 Wake up, coffee, respond to urgent emails
8:00 Productive work
10:00 shred park 
3:00 Couch time 
5:00 Productive work 
6:00 Varies (gym, having dinner out, drinks etc)

Hungover 
10:00 wake up, curse the world and then proceed to do nothing until 5ish

Shit weather
Full days work

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User Comment:
9:30 AM – (I enjoy getting a good 8 hour sleep) Take care of urgent issues
10:00 AM – Breakfast
11:00 AM – 1 BIG TASK for the day. Something that takes a lot of focus
12:00 – 2PM – Calls/emails/tasks
2:00 PM – Lunch
3:00 PM – Work/gym/errands
6:00 PM – Varries! 80% of the time leisure, 20% of the time work.

User Comment:

[img=17x11]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image%20[12].png[/img] Originally Posted by sciaq
Been crazy traveling but headed to a winter season soon so will have a decent schedule:
Powder Day (Non Hungover version)
7:30 Wake up, coffee, respond to urgent emails
8:00 Shred pow
12:00 Come home with the intention of working, typically just curl up and watch a movie for a few hours (lunch during)
3:00 Productive work 
4:00 Non productive work 
6:00 Varies (gym, having dinner out, drinks etc)
BlueBird Day (Non Hungover version)
7:30 Wake up, coffee, respond to urgent emails
8:00 Productive work
10:00 shred park 
3:00 Couch time 
5:00 Productive work 
6:00 Varies (gym, having dinner out, drinks etc)
Hungover 
10:00 wake up, curse the world and then proceed to do nothing until 5ish
Shit weather
Full days work

My kind of days!

User Comment:

I appreciate the commitment during the day – hustling to make it work during the ‘day-time job’ – has anyone every questioned your frequent toilet trips?
My crew knows what I’m up to. Running off to the toilet is more because it’s quiet over there and hiding from the other people that don’t have a clue.
My crew also knows that working with them is merely a hobby of mine (well paid even) and they appreciate the commitment as well since it’s often 12 hour shifts, 11 days straight out of 14 for several months.
I’d like to alter my daily schedule. For the past few weeks it’s been beer from 2000 – 0030 during weekdays.
I’ve got another 2 weeks left with this crew before I quit and I’ve been spending more time with them in hotels throughout Europe for the past 2 years than at home with the family. So, for the next fortnight I predict a lot of more beer drinking!

User Comment:
Wake up at noon
Get large coffee
Optimize campaigns for a few hours
Gym
Drive my Porsche somewhere for another coffee
Read
Optimize Campaigns

User Comment:

[img=17x11]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image%20[13].png[/img] Originally Posted by stackman
9:30 AM – (I enjoy getting a good 8 hour sleep) Take care of urgent issues
10:00 AM – Prepare breakfast phase 1
11:00 AM – 1 BIG TASK for the day. Something that takes a lot of focus
12:00 – 2PM – Calls/emails/tasks
2:00 PM – Prepare breakfast phase 2
3:00 PM – Work/gym/errands
5:00 PM – Eat breakfast
6:00 PM – Varries! 80% of the time leisure, 20% of the time work.

Fixed it for you [img=15x16]file:///C:/Users/Abc/Downloads/EVERNOTE%20stm/EVERNOTE%20stm/!!%20A%20DAY%20IN%20THE%20LIFE%20of%20an%20AFFILIATE%20MARKETER_files/Image%20[14].png[/img]

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