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I'm suffering stress from working too much, managing a site on your own is difficult if you are dependant on adsense you also depend on unique and active vistors and this is really hard to maintain, at the same time adsense pays my bills, my everything and without it i'd have no money.
I have litrally done this for around 11 months now hardly any sleep constantly trying to develope my site more and more, and maybe im starting to suffer depression/stress outs when my adsense falls below a target i was hoping to achive the following day.
Can anyone suggest things i can do that wont get in the way of adsense but will help me not be so paranoid checking all the time
A writen one (google it and you will find loads of free resources).
This will help you to focus on your activities as a professional, not a web freak, since you have medium to long term goals set. And these are what you will focus on.
Be resonable with your objectives. I would say that it is fairly simple to make a successfull living from adsense. But its the quality of life from working for oneself that has attracted the majority of the professionals to this field.
So you have to make a few basic life decisions. Are you after the quick buck, or are you into this for the long term. If your answer is the long term, then why are you checking you stats so often? Because you donīt have a business plan (a real writen document) that is your designed path to follow.
If you cannot control your stress levels you will fail in the medium to long term.
I personally am not interested in being a bright shinning light, I prefer the slooowwww burn.
joined:Sept 29, 2005
Forget about adsense, forget about making money - there are more important things in life.
After that day (or more) I'm guessing that you will still have made some money.
However, if you have absolutely no other way of earning money than adsense, then I think you took a wrong turn somewhere along the way in your life.
I think You do not have one, because they really do not like to wake them in the night...
...only to check AdSense stats.
Next would be maybe to run the AdSense business more in a real world style, like I do it.
Just like a journalist traveling around, making interviews, making photos.
On my last vacation, I was able to check my stats only 2 or 3 times a week. GPRS fees 15.-EUR / MB, so I had to walk everytime to an internet cafe half km distant.
if GuruSense is a girl already then I guess getting a boyfriend is bound to involve unpleasant smells! You do not replace one addiction with another.
I think the issue at hand here is greed, if you know you can make more money with a little more effort, you try and it works, then you have just stepped into the vicious circle.
The trick would be to step back and find out how much little effort you can get away with, or how to delegate some of your effort to someone else while maintaining your income and sanity.
Like money, find another love and passion that can give pleasure, time with family, golfing, traveling .. Once identified, you can then start to 'have a life'.
I am totally theorizing here for I am unable to overcome my own demons.
You should give yourself a reality check , If you have the levels of income you do use your money for some of the following
1 Get GF to share LIFE with and have some fun
2 Find something that takes you away from PC maybe boat or other hobby
3 Just go for a walk and realise how lucky and privilaged you are
4 Read relax and unwind
All the money in the world does not provide happiness unless shared with others ( family friends ) not by boasting but just by enjoying the things money can give
One small last piece of advice from someone who has done that and been their just because you are earning 15,000 to 20,000 per month today doesnt mean you will earn that next month or next year so enjoy it while you can make sure your monthly expences are only about 20% of that and put some away for a rainy day.
But at least get some pleasure amd enjoyment from your success
joined:May 5, 2005
LOL! that's o.k. until it comes time to pay the divorce lawyer.
seriously, get out of the house and get some exercise, on a regular daily basis... it releases chemicals in the brain that affect your mood.
joined:Aug 12, 2004
This is a great discussion. Something that affects all of us.
Yeah, well.. fortunately not quite to that degree.
If I ran a consulting business, or a store or a restaurant, all of my income would be coming from that business. Much the same with a web site, though I should add that having one source of income is a bit scary and nerve wracking.
I have a number of income streams, though Adsense is the one on which I focus most of my efforts. I also have Fastclick and sell items off my site and on ebay.
But, really, it all starts and ends with Adsense. I suspect many of the webmasters here are in similar circumstnaces.
Traffic, traffic, traffic.
Iam also suffering from a Disease called Anxitey So you may be?
So iam taking Tablets because of these problems. All these problem due to only checking adsense stats which i was done last few months back
After consulting Doctors
Iam taking Regluar medicines more than Six months now iam slightly better. Actually iam doing some homework for the disease.
1) Go walking Daily morning and Evening
2) Listen to nice music
3) Enjoy some time with your friends
Best Wishes for you!
NB: My English may be wrost since iam living in Non english region
Basicaly i feel that without adsense my life would be a mess, im upset that i relly on adsense , well money really .. i guess life comes down to money, without iy ou have nothing really.
I do appreciate my life, my body , everythging about me and ive never been given anything in life, i learnt the value of money along time ago so every $ is 1000$ to me in a sense i dont just waste it , i makes sure its well spent.
I'm thinkin of investing or somthing, im not sure at the moment, a pension plan is a good idea maybe, will adsense be around when we're old? hmmm.
I think i need to go see a doctor about my anxiaty i have bad back, bad neck, bad headaches, saw eyes, blurry vission due to stress and lack of sleep, teeth are hurtng alot lately.. and the most of all i have lost weight due to lack of eating properly ( never have time to cook somthing its scary ).
I hope that my doctor will understand? i dno if he will think im crazy .
Shut off your computer and do not turn it on for 1 entire day. (also stay away from other computers) Go do something fun or relaxing or just sleep an entire day. (sounds like you need it)
After one day and not a moment sooner, go ahead and get back on-line and check your stats. You will see how much money you made doing NOTHING!
Give yourself a few days of work to recuperate from all the rest.
OK, now lets try 2 days computer free.
Again after 2 days and not a moment sooner, login and check your stats. Revel in how much money you made doing NOTHING for 2 days straight!
Now keep repeating this (adding another day) until you are up to taking an entire week off away from the computer. You owe it to yourself to take a full week off at least once a year!
No one expects you to just forget about your sites. The point is to learn that 99.9% of the time nothing bad will happen when they "run wild" for a few days. You will still make money. Webmasterworld will still have at least one "I got kicked from adsense for no reason!" thread every day. The world will still turn.
It's not worth ruining your life worring about the .1% bad event.
That's all there is too it! It cures everything, and even better, you'll come back from the gym with a VENGEANCE with those ideas you though of when you were on the treadmill. It's pretty scary, really, when you are benching 250lbs and on the last rep, right when you think you just can not take it anymore, muscles ripping off and tendons flying, you realize that you just thought of the next best Adsense idea.
this is probably the reason im addicted, i strive to improve.
I know how you feel... Perhaps you need to give yourself performance-based rewards?
Once income has increased by 5% then take 3 days off.
If you manage to clear $XXXX in one day, then book a proper holiday.
And get the Firefox adsense notifier! It will enable you to avoid logging into adsense to see your stats!
Hey got my first hit on Firefox referral... no sign-up. :-(
get a girl. They smell good and are a lot of fun
OMG - too funny
Although I've noticed farm girls pick up some odd odors, occupational hazard.
Just put the mouse down, step away from the keyboard, grab the TiVo remote and a beer or two (or 12) and the next thing you know you'll be happily snoozing in your Barcalounger while CSI plays all night night long on the tube.
If i was to be in a gym all day i'd freak out and run home to check adsense even if i had it on my cell phone which i had once used for 1 month while i had no internet i believe being afk is the worst thing for me as then i cannot make changes or check up logs etc to see whats going wrong.
Would be so nice if adsense provided more stats.