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dailypress




msg:3539739
 6:34 pm on Jan 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Its the begining of the year and I have been curious to ask what is the age range of the registered members here at Webmaster World?

20-30,30-40, 40-50,50-60, 60-70 or 70 above?

Also it would make it more interesting if you can share how many years you have been in the website industry? And if it is related to your permanent job if applicable.

Iím not trying to get exact data to analyze or anything. I just thought that some people wouldn't mind sharing their success story for the ones who are still struggling to make a decent earning from websites (a.k.a myself!). Rough estimates of age and work experience are also appreciated.

admin: please feel free to edit my posting if its against the T&C of WW

[edited by: dailypress at 6:41 pm (utc) on Jan. 3, 2008]

 

dailypress




msg:3539740
 6:34 pm on Jan 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

To start the post, Ill start by saying that I am in the 20-30 age range and have been active in the web business world for about 3 years. My full time job is completely different and not related to the website business at all. I started my website as a hobby but am in the process of expanding my websites and turning them into my part time business.

I generate less than $10K/year!

I usually work on my websites during the weekend. I would say I roughly spend 8 hours/week doing actual work on my websites and 10 hours/week searching for content and learning & researching on forums like WW.

next? anyone? any volunteers? ;)

lammert




msg:3539774
 7:00 pm on Jan 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Age: 30-39 (although it will be 40-49 in a few weeks :))
Work experience: since 1985
Internet experience: since 1989 (the internet without websites but with FTP, email and usenet)
Webmaster experience: since 1997 (generates 70% of current income)
Working schedule: Part time, i.e. three months working, three months free.

LifeinAsia




msg:3539809
 7:25 pm on Jan 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Age: 40-50
Work experience: since 1985 (IT), since 1996 (Internet), since 2000 (own business)
Non-work Internet experience: since 1986 (through school)
Main site: since 1997, started as hobby, now cornerstone of own corporation (corp took about 4 years of red ink before turning profitable)
Current schedule: ~20 hours/week for own business, ~40 hours/week outside consulting

[edited by: LifeinAsia at 7:27 pm (utc) on Jan. 3, 2008]

dailypress




msg:3539906
 8:44 pm on Jan 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

thanks, any more?

Crystal Pegasus




msg:3546631
 4:03 pm on Jan 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

AGE: 40-49 Range

WORK HISTORY: Originally worked in the National Parks service, (with some babysitting jobs prior to that), so nothing related to the internet. Have not been working outside of home since then, as I have been home educating our son for many years. Our websites now provide pretty well all our income, so I work at this from home, as does my husband.

INTERNET HISTORY: Started using a computer (Amiga) bulletin board in 1993. Met my husband on that. Continued together discovering the "proper" internet-age.

WEBSITE HISTORY: My husband started working on designing and upkeeping sites for the company he worked for, a few years back, and after a time I helped with some of the content writing and other bits and pieces (unpaid, as he was also a lot of the time). In early 2007 he left that company, and we created our own site, which led to another one, with a few more in the creation stage. It now basically supports us through Adsense and affiliates. In the early days we worked very long hours, but now really do as much as we want, when we want. It allows us a lot of freedom, which is useful with our home educating situation, plus we like to travel and do all kinds of things. But we do try to settle down and work, usually a few hours a day, so that we can keep growing our sites and our income.

wheelie34




msg:3546763
 8:00 pm on Jan 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

Age: 40-50

Work experience: apprentice at 17 (back in 1981) to become a welder/boilermaker for the next 25 years (glad thats over, I would get on well with Big yun), first computer in 1992, first internet experience in 1996, first site on AOL free space lol

How I earn my bread: Started in 1996 building sites for customers, 1998 got my first dedicated server (I have 3 now) stopped designing sites 2 years ago, I just send out bills now and maintain my own sites.

Main site: was built in 1997 and currently brings in 45% of my earnings through direct advertisers and AdSense (if adsense went boobs up, I would still float) the hosting brings in the remainder.

It took just over 11 years to be able to do as 'little as possible for as much as possible' and when I want to do it.

dailypress




msg:3557069
 6:16 pm on Jan 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

very interesting guys!

thanks for your replies!

any more?

anallawalla




msg:3565620
 8:28 am on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Age: 50-60

Website Industry since 1998. Full-time. IT industry since 1989. Before that Royal Australian Air Force and accounting jobs in NZ.

On the Internet since 1985 with a borrowed login and 1987 with my own. Ran my own uucp node in 1994 for some years and started an ISP for my user group from my living room. Built my first website in 1994 and used Mosaic on NetBSD to view it.

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