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I've been getting into the habit of spending more and more time doing ecommerce related work each day; this can't be healthy...lol.
I was just wondering do you guys have an allocated amount of time that you put towards your site each day, and once you reached your limit you stop working?
Do you guys do ecommerce site related work over the weekend, or do you forget about the site until Monday?
I feel like my ecommerce site consumes any free time I have; which can't be healthy for me but I guess it's great for the site.
joined:Dec 10, 2005
do you guys have an allocated amount of time that you put towards your site each day
We're a 7/24 shop, so I check e-mails and the sites throughout the day, including just before going to bed and first thing when I wake up. And I have monitoring to alert me with text messages to my cell phone if the site is down.
I do try to force myself to take extended breaks. And most of the time I succeed, except for the times I have a pressing project to finish. Then I can rarely relax until it's done.
Its the first thing I check in the morning, and last at night. During the day, I get hooked on watching my realtime stats to see how visitors move around the website, and tracking the database to see what's been added to cart.
We have office premises and work a 9am - 5pm day. When at home I'm at home, and unless there is something really urgent I don't do anything more strenuous than checking the pending orders page...
I think I would go insane if customers could ring me at home.. :)
I need to start scheduling specific times during the week to work on the site, and once I'm done working I need to learn how to pull myself away from the computer; that's the hard part...lol.
I am trying to tackle this problem by getting rid of anything I sell that doesn't make a significant profit, expanding the things that do, creating a new class of widgets that I can charge a LOT more for (although I don't know yet if people will buy them), and by branching out into other ways of making money, like by writing about what I make.