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1:14 pm on Sep 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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How do you all do it? I have a regular job (a web designer), and they are nice enough to let me work from home. But I find myself constantly working on a site that has nothing to do with my regular job! The one that I make money on from Adsense. I'm always trying to learn more about adsense, change the layouts, test, etc ...

I need some kind of plan! I spend way to much time on this subject. Plus, I'm always checking stats! Good Grief!

1:20 pm on Sept 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Sorry, it dosen't get any better!

Remember to go outside at least once a day!

1:30 pm on Sept 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have the same problem :(
Don't know how to solve it. But be sure to go outside once a day, thyat's a great tip. And if that doesn't work, make sure you look out a window at least once a day :)
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Look out the window!
Nooo, go online and check the weather ;)

yeeeasch my preciooous Addsense smeagle wont leave u

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very funny appi2!

thank god for my horse, least i do get outside for a few hours every night to ride. if i didn't have that beast, i think i would have to commit myself!

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get yourself the new HP mobile messenger.
It has GPS/GPRS/GSM bluetooth etc - you could check your stats on the hoof and then GPS back on course when you realise your'e lost...
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it is a universal problem.
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thank god for my horse

i need a horse!

4:58 pm on Sept 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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There is only one hope for You:

Make AdSense Your main profession.

6:36 pm on Sept 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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From the daftness of all the replies you'd guess there is an obvious answer. That is to schedule certain hours of the day (or days of the week) to working on your own site, then not touch it when you are supposed to be doing other things.

Takes some self discipline.

Sheesh - I can talk.....

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May be you can make more money by spending more time on the "day job".

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Naaahhhh, In the long run you will make more money on adsense. 8-)
OOOPS, gotta go check the stats, be right back...

Ann

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Hey!
Where did everybody go?
Huh? Huh?

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I'm not sure my solution was better or worse when I installed the AdSense checker that just pops up a little window when my earnings change. At least I'm not on the AdSense site anymore, it just pops up as I go about my business.
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But I find myself constantly working on a site that has nothing to do with my regular job!

That a boy - you're one of us now! he hee.

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heh,
I took desktop off. Needed to go to the site for a proper "fix"

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find something else you enjoy doing that is outside your computer room.
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[ But I find myself constantly working on a site that has nothing to do with my regular job! ]

I am same like you rudy. Battling with myself if I should continue to job or full time on adsense. It gives a strange feeling when you get paid to do your job but take out some time to do our own which doesnt profit to company.

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i check my adsense once a week. it's a pleasant surprise to see it constantly rising.
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RudyToot wrote
>...they are nice enough to let me work from home.
>But I find myself constantly working on a site that
>has nothing to do with my regular job!

I'm coming in slightly late to this fast-moving thread, but working from home isn't always what it's cracked up to be, as there can be several problems.

The first is boundary management, which can be very difficult at home, unless you have good self-discipline. The most typical problem is managing the boundaries between personal and work behaviour, and thereby working long hours. In this instance, the boundary you are having difficulty with is between one type of work and another.

Another is the addictive nature of the reward you probably get from adsense, versus your day job. Intermittent reward is far more addictive than a regular income (which is why gambling has such an addiction problem).

Another factor is "environmental cues": things in the environment that unconsciously trigger you to behave in a certain way. Drug addicts, for example, often find it easy to give up drugs in a rehab centre, but when they return home all the environmental cues trigger their drug-taking again. So, combined with the addictive nature of Adsense reward, you may rapidly be creating an unconscious equation: working from home = working on adsense.

In the absence of strong self-discipline, the best thing you can do is to change your environment. Here are some ideas to help you change your mindset and manage the boundaries between home/work/adsense:

* put your office in an shed/outbuilding to make a physical separation between work and home (if this is impractical, go to a cafe to work, or hire a small office)

* use two computers: then access adsense only from your 'home' computer. When you want to check your adsense stats, go into the house/room. Don't have your work phone in the adsense room, nor check or do adsense development on your work computer. Keep the data files separate, ie one copy only, on the relevant computer.

* put on a suit when you start "proper" work. Change back to casual when you do adsense

* create a timetable, scheduling employed work vs adsense

If all else fails, move your office out of the house completely and go back to your employer's office to do real work. Do adsense at home.

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Take a break from adsense and visit the following link: [webmasterworld.com...]
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* put your office in an shed/outbuilding to make a physical separation between work and home (if this is impractical, go to a cafe to work, or hire a small office)

Why?

The only question is:

Has he the chance thad AdSense earnings are in 2 years more than from his regular job.

When it's possible, do it!

I have an internet advertising agency and since I started AdSense June 2004, I do everything to increase AdSense income.

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Good idea 21_Blue,

Only it comes 20 years too late. :-)

I am retired and these websites are my hobby and, being alone, my company. Now it is a major part of my income. Gave up socializing a long time ago.

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Here's another "Help for the Adsense Addict"

1) click on your ads several times a day
2) put large messages on your site saying "click on the ads"
3) buy traffic to your site
4) put porn on your adsense site

Soon, your adsense addiction will be cured...

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I doubt Rudy dislikes the addiction problem THAT much. :-)

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love all the advice!

i think i need to organize my time. i'm definetly not making as much on adsense as i do for my day job. the day job pays the bills but the adsense money is that extra "umph" thats going to get me all the things i want (hopefully)! thats why its so addicting!

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Here's my tupence worth!

Yup, I find myself doing exactly the same.

It is VERY addictive and I've been at this for just over three months now. Income is definately going up, would be nice to think I could do this full time.

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i think i need to organize my time. i'm definetly not making as much on adsense as i do for my day job. the day job pays the bills

First month of adsense June 2004, AdSense was a little bit additional money.

Now it's about 60% of my income.
30% Existing service contraces with internet promotion clients
10% working for internet promotion

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WOW ... jetteroheller - you go!

you're my idol! i started about 6 months ago, so at my year mark i hope i'm doing as well as you.

is that only from one site?

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The only thing that stops me checking my stats are all those damn clients calling me up. Who do they think they are?
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