Internet Marketing

Treat It Like A Hobby, Get Paid Like A Hobby!

business man treating business like a hobby
Written by NT Izuchi

Ever wonder why so many internet marketers struggle in their businesses for the majority of the first 2-3 years they are online?

Well it’s no big surprise as most businesses do not see a profit in the first few years of operation.

However I think it’s a little bit different for someone running an online business who should be focusing on things like attracting and keeping people on their website in order to convert traffic to leads, and ultimately into sales.

It’s particularly hard for internet marketers because along with spending your leisure time on the internet you are also spending your business time on the internet.

Often times it’s hard to distinguish leisure time and time for business.  Mixing and matching these situations can be fatal for your business.

If you’re treating your business like a hobby then it will pay you like a hobby. One of the misconceptions of an internet marketing is you will make money by simply purchasing some gizmo or gadget when that is far from the case.

For most, it usually starts off with long days and long nights to simply learn the craft. However with consistency, and tracking your goals and objectives, you can quickly begin to turn a profit.


#1 Tip for any internet business success…

Come up with a daily action plan that you will 100% commit to no matter what! This is the only way to gauge how you are performing online. With that gauge you can start see which activities are producing you results.

These results can be higher engagement with your content, leads generated, email clicks, and of course income produced.

One of the beauties of internet marketing are the tools and automation you can use once you know what you are doing, but until then you must show up and do 8 hour+ days to learn what produces results. If you take your business serious enough this will not be an issue.

It’s discipline and sacrifice to make your business work. Either that or get paid as if your business was a hobby.

About the author

NT Izuchi

Hello and welcome to my website, my name is NT Izuchi. I am a professional internet marketing consultant, blogger, SEO strategist, avid Boston sports fan, recovering perfectionist, and teacher by nature. I am passionate about my work and goals here online to help as many as I can build, brand, and manage a successful business online the first time around!


  • Hi NT,

    Great post! What you put in (effort, commitment etc) is what you will get out. I completely agree with you in that one has to be 100% committed to one’s business in order to reap the benefits.

    Thanks for sharing this very insightful post and video!

    • I’m glad you agree and got value from this post! It’ll take some people longer to understand than others, but as long as they get it things should turn around!

  • Great point, NT! I know some people are pretty serious about their hobbies, but I think commitment is the biggest difference between a money-making business and a hobby. That, and the drive to determine what isn’t working, and what to do about it. If we’re not getting anywhere, that’s where to start in order to get on the path to success.

    • The two have very different purposes and outcomes. A business produces revenue which will allow more time freedom to do your hobby! At the same time I think some just like the idea of having a business, but don’t like the idea of fully committing to it through thick and thin.

  • Hi NT, Excellent post. It’s these kind of questions we ask ourselves that help us formulate more specific and detailed plans needed for success. Great video, too. Thanks.

  • You got it BG! To me its as simple as imagining what life would be like if you decide to treat your business like a business and treating it like a hobby. Scary vision for the latter 😉

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