I get lots of emails and calls from people asking how they can make money fast in affiliate marketing. And 4-Hour Workweek is one of the best-selling books currently. Sorry to break it to the desperate and the dreamers, but there is no easy, lazy way to succeed.
It takes lots of time and sacrifice.
At least that’s the impression I get from the responses of fellow entrepreneurs in a blog post from Daniel Scocco, Interview: 12 Top Online Entrepreneurs Share How Hard They Work.
Daniel asked myself and eleven other folks, including Darren Rowse, Rand Fishkin, and Chris Pearson, about how hard they work.
I was sort of glad to see that I am normal, in a sense, when it comes to the days and hours I work. Normal is subjective, I suppose, but my schedule is typical of the other people listed, who I know and admire.
When I was answering the question about vacations, I felt weirdly guilty, because it’s been nearly a decade since I took a week long vacation. Since then, I’ve been on lots of long weekends, but never a week or more.
And it looks like I’m not alone. My answer was pretty consistent with the others, who mostly take no vacation or short getaways.
I think Dan Schawbel put it best when he said, “Everyday is vacation when you’re doing what you love”.