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Poll: Full-time webmaster or part-time?
are you working a day job?

 12:06 am on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

Wanted to see how many of you are working a day job while running your website, or are you making enough $$ to support yourself with your website?

(I am consulting full-time and i run my website at night and on weekends)



 3:11 am on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

Part-time during the school year (I'm in college), full-time over the summer and Christmas break.


 7:58 am on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

full time until the end of March...then contract is up for renewal and the best options on the table so far are part time

Made In Sheffield

 1:42 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

Full time Web Designer/Developer here, running my own business.


 5:12 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

I work 9-5 as a marketing manager (mostly working on website stuff) and have 4 other clients' websites I maintain, design and seo at nites and on weekends.


 5:16 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

My GF thinks I am so much full time at work, that she threatens to go part time with me! ;)


 5:17 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

doubletime :-)


 9:35 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

Full Time and Side Business


 9:40 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

More than full time when I don't have to go out and make some real money, then many bleary-eyed nights.


 9:42 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

Both. I work on sites/intranet 9-5 and have a part-time business. I can't get enough!


 9:50 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

Fulltime..and Overtime..and no time for myself.



 9:52 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)


never had a proper job sine the age of 16, so this aint nothing new


brotherhood of LAN

 10:08 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

did have a day job, not sure if i'll need one between now and then....

Still in/on the learning curve until i can cook spam for a living :)


 6:31 pm on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Work 3 days a week.
School 2 days a week.
And working on sites whenever I'm not doing either of those two. It's busy, but it beats sitting on your ass in front of the TV.

Marketing Guy

 6:37 pm on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Work 50 hours a week as f/t webmaster running (er, well, currently setting up) 5 websites.

Run my own sites (4 and 2 more on the way) in my spare time (and some freelance stuff).

BTW, when I first discovered WW 8 months ago I only had 1 site of my own and no other sites designed! :)

Cheers WebmasterWorld! :)



 6:55 pm on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

part time webmaster (30 hours/week) as my "pay the bills" job, rest of the week is spent maintaining my own site.


 1:31 am on Mar 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

not much sleep here either. working full time monday to friday and setting up a huge website of my own at night and on weekends. it's exhausting can clearly can't be a long term solution.

it also means doing everthing on the private website myself from content to design to programming to marketing as i can't afford to pay for help.

i am lucky enough to have been offered a 3 day week consultancy from the end of this month. so i will be setting up my own company doing 3 days paid work and 3 days on new website.

no, not much time for socialising but yes it's definitely worth it!


 2:06 am on Mar 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

90+ hours per week, 49 weeks per year, on other peoples sites (I may put up a site this year). fathom.com is closing down and would like to take control of the site "as is" and extend it into marketing and Internet business information.

Regardless... 3 years, 6 months to retire! :)


 9:07 am on Mar 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

full time here... in fact way too full (sleep, work, sleep, work, no sleep, work, etc) :-/


 9:23 am on Mar 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Work! too many hours stopped counting long time ago, someone once told me about a hol-i-day :)


 9:34 am on Mar 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

(sleep, work, sleep, work, no sleep, work, etc)

hmmm... so is being at WebmasterWorld considered work or sleep? :)


 9:35 am on Mar 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

>so is being at WebmasterWorld considered work or sleep?

Lifestyle :)


 6:23 pm on Mar 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

30 hours a week at office...just enough where they do not need to give me benefits)c:

full time student

3-4 personal projects

FULL TIME drunk on the weekends


 6:30 pm on Mar 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

Depends on how you mean -- I do spend 40+ hours a week working on the site, but I also have a full time day job, too :)

So, technically, I'm part time webmaster but since the site is now pulling in a tidy sum I can afford to quit the "joe job", as soon as I've groomed my replacement (good replacement programmers are hard to find).


 7:24 pm on Mar 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

Fell into a full time job looking after one site by accident, that one site has now grown into four with number five on the way :)

Evenings are now spent building my first affiliate site which sould be up and running by Summer

And I can honestly say I wouldn't have got this far so quickly without the help of you guys :)

Thankyou all :)



 10:01 pm on Mar 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

Working as the full-time webmaster/web programmer at a Daily Newspaper for 3-years.

Also have my own side business.


 1:29 am on Mar 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

Webmastering is one of my two part-time jobs (the other is a stock photographer). I spend about 25-30 hours a week on two business and two "personal" websites. I spend more time on the websites in winter than in summer, when I concentrate on photography...

...and, oddly, none of my websites are about photography (though one does have a page about my really, really horrible experiences with a NYC photo dealer).


 3:09 am on Mar 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

Full-time job split 60/40 between webmastering and eBay. Although, with results of just some of the things [webmasterworld.com] I've [webmasterworld.com] learned [webmasterworld.com] through [webmasterworld.com] this [webmasterworld.com] forum [webmasterworld.com], my employer has been shifting my work gradually towards the webmastering side.

<added>Oh, and for those of you not getting much sleep, the band Barenaked Ladies have an amusing message for you: "Who needs sleep? / Well you're never gonna get it / Who needs sleep? / Tell me what's that for? / Who needs sleep? / Be happy with what you're getting / There's a guy that's been awake since the second World War"</added>

[edited by: brakthepoet at 3:57 am (utc) on Mar. 4, 2003]


 3:19 am on Mar 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

Full-time student (apparently) and run a personal site on the side which I'm going to be taking into a business venture shortly.

I also work as a bar tender ~25 hours a week to have some money to spend at the weekends!


 8:51 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Full time webmaster for an established daily newspaper.

How this happened I haven't a clue. I started out as a land surveyor and mapper!

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