Internet Marketers – Are You Stuck in the Old Rules?

Many internet marketers still confine themselves to the old Monday through Friday 9 to 5. Why?I read several years ago that with all of the new advances in alternative fuel, like electricity or fuel cells, that the design of cars no longer have to be limited by the same constraints that regular gasoline powered cars are. Our cars in the near future could look very different than they do now. The question is, will people by them if they are too radically different from what they are used to.
The same goes for how you design your life when you are self-employed as an internet marketer in network marketing or affiliate marketing. You no longer have to structure your life around a job the same way that people who work 9 to 5 Monday through Friday do.
Yet most of them still do. They still subscribe to the same “I dread Monday, can’t wait for Friday” mindset that they used to have to follow.

Do You Still Work a 9 to 5 Job?

The whole TGIF mindset comes from people who work Monday through Friday at a job that they hate, or at least would rather not be at. It’s the mindset of a person who feels that they have to build their life around a job. It’s an unhappy, and unhealthy, place to keep your thoughts.
Is that you?
Not everybody who works a regular job is unhappy with it. Some people love their jobs. I think everyone has the opportunity to find a job that they do like. It’s all about your mindset, so here are a few things that you can do.

  1. Find the things about your job that you do like and focus on them.
  2. Find a job that you will enjoy more.
  3. Find a career that you will enjoy more.

Do #1 then #2 while you work on #3.

I Hated My Job

That’s what I did. I was in a job that I absolutely hated, so I started working toward a new career. In the meantime, I worked on finding a new job. To be honest, I skipped #1 and went straight to #2 and found a new job. The issue wasn’t so much about the work as it was the culture of the place, so I found a job with a much better culture.
The point here is that if you are not happy with what you are doing, you are NOT stuck in a job or even a career that you don’t enjoy.
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The Rules are Different for Internet Marketers

Internet marketers don't have to follow the same rules.When I talk about internet marketers I’m talking about people who do affiliate marketing and network marketing like me who build their businesses online.
When I set out for a new career, I was not thinking about internet marketing, network marketing, affiliate marketing, or anything else even closely related. I originally was working on massage therapy so that I could go into business with my wife.
That didn’t provide the level of freedom that I was looking for, but it did lead me to a great company in network marketing. Traditional network marketing didn’t give me what I wanted either, but the business model for this company was set up in such a way that it allowed me to find another way that did give me what I wanted.
I could build my business online in my own way.

The 9 to 5 Lifestyle is Not Necessary

I’m an internet marketer. I don’t have set hours. I don’t usually interact with people directly. It’s a lot if I get three phone calls in a week. When I do get a phone call it is just as likely to come on a Saturday as it is on a Wednesday.
That frees me up to structure my week however I want. Right now, my “weekend” is Monday and Tuesday because those are the days that my wife has off from work. We usually run all of my errands for the week on Monday morning when other people are at work. No crowds.
That leaves Tuesday free to have fun with my family, again while most people are at work. We went to a local amusement park a few weeks ago, on a Tuesday. Even the most popular attractions only had a wait of five minutes or so. Most things we just walked right in.

Many Internet Marketers Are Still Stuck

I mostly follow other internet marketers on Facebook and there are many who still post from that old TGIF mindset. I don’t understand why. If you are self-employed and can structure your life however you want, why on Earth would you keep yourself in the same negative rut that you lived in when you had a job? It doesn’t make sense to me.
1) If you work in a business where you get to set your own hours, why force yourself into a Monday through Friday schedule when you don’t have to.
We very rarely leave the house on Saturday and Sunday other than to pick up a pizza on Sunday evening (that’s our regular pizza day). Everything else we do during the week when most people are at work. It’s so much easier.
2) If you are self-employed why are you doing something that you dread returning to on Monday, or whatever day your week starts?
I absolutely love what I do. I work every single day of the week. If we are going to do something on a given day, I still have the early morning and/or late evening hours to get something done. My to-do list is a mile long and grows faster than it shrinks. The gurus all say that if you aren’t growing then you’re dying. There is always something new to learn. I’m always growing.

Final Words

The TLA groups say that I have to issue a disclaimer. There are no guarantees that you will make money if you work for yourself. I make no claims about how much money you can earn if you join me in my business. Your income is generally proportional to the amount of effort you put in and your willingness to stick with it long-term. I do guarantee that you will learn something new. I will also show you exactly how I built my business so that you can do the same.
Are you a self-employed internet marketer? Do you still structure your life around a 9 to 5 Monday through Friday schedule? I would love to know why? If not, how do you structure your work time? Please share in a comment below and share this post with your followers on social media.

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