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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)

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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)

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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)

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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
1:42 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Full time Web Designer/Developer here, running my own business.
5:12 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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doubletime :-)
9:35 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Full Time and Side Business
9:40 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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

;)

9:52 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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overtime

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

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10:08 pm on Feb 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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.
6:37 pm on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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! :)

Scott

6:55 pm on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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(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)

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>so is being at WebmasterWorld considered work or sleep?

Lifestyle :)

6:23 pm on Mar 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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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 :)

CK

10:01 pm on Mar 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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