Internet Marketing in an Hour a Day: 3 Examples

Today, I want to share my thoughts on how to do internet marketing in an hour a day. I’ve been very fortunate to be successful with internet marketing for nearly 10-years now. I’ve made a TON of mistakes along the way, but I also figured out what works.

I truly believe YOU can build a successful internet marketing business in an hour a day, but you do need to have a game-plan, be disciplined with your time, and work smart. You should also realize your success won’t happen overnight. It might take you a year or two to start seeing results, and three to five years to really master the skill.

Considering you are only doing internet marketing an hour a day, I still consider that to be a really good deal. While most people will give up and quit, if you stick with it, stay consistent and keep learning, I believe you can build a thriving internet marketing business in just a few short years. If I did it, so can you!

Before I share some real world examples on how to do internet marketing an hour a day, I need to take a few minutes and educate you about internet marketing.

ways to make money as an internet marketer

What is Internet Marketing?

In case you aren’t familiar with the term, here is a simple definition of internet marketing. The source is cited below the quote.

Internet marketing, or online marketing, refers to advertising and marketing efforts that use the Web and email to drive direct sales via electronic commerce, in addition to sales leads from websites or emails.


If I had to put it in my own words, I would say that internet marketing is anything you do to promote a product or service online, in hopes of generating sales. 

Based off this definition, there are MANY ways you can make money online as an internet marketer.

Ways to Make Money as an Internet Marketer

You could set up a blog in a niche and write reviews about different products, or write articles about topics your viewers would be interested in (and promote affiliate links in your content).

You could make a YouTube channel around a certain niche. You could review products. You could interview people in your niche. You could answer common questions people have about the niche. At the end of each video, you could recommend a relevant affiliate product.

You could write an eBook about a certain topic and sell it online on a website like Clickbank of JVZOO, or put it on Amazon.

You could set up a simple capture page and sales funnel and focus on generating leads, and then just sell different affiliate products through an email marketing campaign.

These are just the first four things that came to mind right now. There are literally hundreds of ways to make money online as an internet marketer.

The Two Big Decisions

The first and most important decision you need to make is what type of internet marketer do you want to be? What platform do you want to use? Do you want to focus on creating content? Do you just want to just focus on selling a product? Do you want to create your own products and let other people sell them?

Once you answer that question, the next major decision you need to make is what NICHE do you want to focus on. There are literally hundreds of good niches you can pick to make money online. As long as there is a big enough audience, and plenty of affiliate products, (or potential products you can create) the sky is the limit.

Until you answer those TWO questions, you shouldn’t even try to make money online as an internet marketer.

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Internet Marketing in an Hour a Day: 3 Hypothetical Examples

Now, let me share my special sauce. I know you want to build a successful internet marketing business in just an hour a day. I can help you do that! All of these examples you see below assume you are working your internet marketing business an hour a day, five days per week.

# 1: YouTube

Let’s suppose that FOREX is your biggest passion. You decide to set up your own YouTube channel strictly about FOREX. Each day, five days a week, you make a video about FOREX. You talk about trades you’ve made, mistakes you’ve made, lessons you’ve learned, helpful tips, etc.

It takes you 20 minutes to make the video, 20 minutes to edit it, and 20 minutes to upload it to YouTube and share it on a few social media websites.

You make a video EVERY DAY, five days a week. Over the course of a year that would be 260 videos. In that period of time, you would probably build up a pretty good following on YouTube.

How would you make money? You could promote FOREX affiliate products. You could create your own FOREX eBook and sell it. You could sell coaching or consulting. The sky is the limit. All you would do is make recommendations in each video and share a link.

You wouldn’t see huge results in one month, because you would only have about 20 videos, but if you stay disciplined and keep working one hour per day for an entire year, you will see HUGE growth!

# 2: Blogger

Let’s say your passion is toy trains. You decide to set up your own blog about toy trains. You spend an hour a day working on your blog. This allows you to create two blog posts per week, reply to comments, share your posts on social media, edit old posts, engage with your audience, etc.

At the end of the first month, you would only have about 8 blog posts. However, at the end of the year you would have 104 blog posts. How you like them apples!

In your blog content, you could promote different affiliate products, such as toy trains, books, accessories, Google Adsense and many other things.

# 3: Generic Sales Funnel

Let’s suppose your passion is natural weight loss.

You decide to set up a capture page and a sales funnel in your auto-responder. Without those things, this method won’t work.

You only have an hour a day, so this is what you decide to do.

  1. Publish one short two minute video on YouTube sharing a weight loss tip
  2. Leave 3 blog comments on different weight loss blogs
  3. Leave 2 forum comments on a popular weight loss forum
  4. Share links on Facebook and LinkedIn
  5. Send email to your list sharing a weight loss tip or success story or helpful video
  6. Respond to emails

You could easily do this in an hour a day, IF you are disciplined with your time and stick to your tasks.

Do it five days a week for a year and you would have 260 videos on YouTube, 780 blog comments linking to your capture page, 520 forum comments linking to you, tons of social media followers and a large email list. BAM!

slight edge principle

The Slight Edge Principle

There is a book titled “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson. If you have not read that book, order a copy and study it. It is a masterpiece.

If I had to describe the Slight Edge philosophy in my own words, it would go like this:

Everything we do, say and think is either moving us closer to our goals or further from them, even if the decision we make today seems trivial or unimportant.

Can you give us an example, Chuck? I thought you would never ask.

You save $100 a month for retirement. At the end of the first year, you only have $1,200 plus interest saved up (if you are lucky). However, do that for your entire working career, under the right conditions in the market, and you could retire with millions!

Your nest egg wouldn’t start off huge, but over a period of time with compound interest, it would blow your mind!

How it Pertains to Your Internet Marketing Business

When you are doing internet marketing an hour a day, you won’t see big results right away. However, over a period of time, such as a few years, you can see HUGE results that you never thought would be possible. You just have to stay consistent, have some faith, and put in the time and work.

Most people will give up and quit long before the Slight Edge principle has time to work for them. Don’t be one of those people.

Final Thoughts

There you have it folks. These are some of my best tips on internet marketing in an hour a day. I hope you found the information helpful.

What did I leave out? What would you suggest for someone looking to do internet marketing in an hour a day? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

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30 thoughts on “Internet Marketing in an Hour a Day: 3 Examples

  1. These are some awesome examples on how to do internet marketing in an hour a day, Chuck. I really liked the example of making a YouTube channel. Like you said, you won’t have huge results right away, but if you stick with it for a year or more, you can accomplish some amazing things. Thanks for sharing. 

    • Yes, YouTube is probably the easiest way to do internet marketing in an hour a day, simply because videos get indexed immediately and normally rank in the search engines within 24-hours. Not so with blog content. 

  2. I love the idea with YouTube, Chuck. Do you have any ideas on how to create videos? Is there a certain software program you should use to make the videos and edit them? Do I need a certain type of camera to make good videos, or could I use my cell phone?

    • Kehinde,

      What I would do is go on YouTube and watch a few popular videos about how to create a successful YouTube channel. There are literally hundreds of tutorials you could watch that would teach you the ropes. I hope that helps. 


  3. Chuck,

    This is a really, really good post. I like how you gave different examples of how to do internet marketing in an hour a day. I really like the blogging example. An hour a day doesn’t sound like much, but when you do it consistently, it amounts to great things. My new goal is work my internet marketing business an hour a day and create a 100 page blog within the next 12-months. Thanks, Chuck.


    • Glad I could be of help. The real key to success is to set a goal, come up with a game-plan, work your plan, and keep grinding. Building a successful business of any kind takes YEARS, not days or months. Even if you just maintained an hour a day with your internet marketing business, you could accomplish some huge milestones within a few short years. 

  4. In my country, they say “drops of water makes a big ocean.” I am touched by this article. I only posted on my website once and I abandoned it since last week. If I had followed what you teach, I could have made five more blog posts. Over 200 videos on YouTube is really mind blowing. Thanks for sharing some insights on online marketing.

    • You gotta fight for what you want to achieve. Do not give up. Keep blogging, keep making videos and following your strategy. good things take time. Have some faith and patience. Rome was not built in a day. Internet marketing in an hour a day is a great way to go for most busy people. Anyone can find an hour a day if they truly want to. The only question is whether or not the person will stick with it. Most people will not. Most people will give up in 90-days or less. That is a fact. Those that persist eventually succeed. 

  5. This is the best post I’ve ever read for newbies about how to begin internet marketing and make money online. My favorite example is the YouTube example you shared. The little things we do each day really add up if we do them consistently. Even making one short video per day, five days per week would result in 260 new videos. That is crazy. 

    • Yes, when you take a big goal and break it down into bite-size chunks, it’s amazing what you can accomplish. Even someone with no internet marketing experience can succeed, if they have a simple game-plan and the discipline to follow it daily. One thing I really like about Wealthy Affiliate is that they keep everything simple. You just follow their training and plan, and do it consistently, and within a year or two, you can have a high traffic, profitable website. BAM!

  6. I found your website to very informative, especially this article on internet marketing in an hour a day. How long have you been doing internet marketing? How is your success rate? 

    As for myself I have been only doing internet marketing for one month now, so I have not seen what internet marketing can do, but I’m going to stick with it because I know it works. My opinion about your niche is that you only get out of it what you put into it. 

    • You definitely get out what you put in. I am amazed at how people give up so easily. They start a website and within 2-3 months they’re done. No real business works that way. All businesses take time, money and hard work. Even a part-timer can create a full-time income in internet marketing, IF they stay consistent for several years with one business model. Just my thoughts. 

  7. One of my mentors said…

    We can learn things from two ways. One by doing mistakes and learning from it and second learning from successful people.

    I always prefer the second and thanks a lot for sharing from your 10-years of experience.

    Being a full-time blogger & affiliate marketer, your post means a lot to me. At the moment, I am working on my eBook. After reading your post I am determined to focus on YouTube and on my sales funnel. Your post helped me to realize the importance of it.

    The Slight Edge principle is an eye-opener and the book is on my list now.

    Thanks a lot for the helpful insights and letting us know how a productive one hour a day can make so much difference in Internet Marketing.

    Wishing you great Success!


    • Awesome, Paul. With a little patience, a game-plan, and consistent effort, almost anyone could build a successful internet marketing business in an hour a day. Most people just struggle to follow through with their initial decision once their enthusiasm fades. It’s as if people are looking for an easy way to make money online (which does not exist).

  8. Good afternoon Chuck,

    I have 2 websites where I talk about things which interest or worry me. If it were for the technical side of website making and maintaining I would have given up quite some time ago as technical things drive me nuts. I am a nature person so my computer and I do not get along very well. But I did not give up as I had good support.

    I like writing and that is why I would opt for writing an eBook in the future. My websites are two years old so blogging is my thing. Thank you for this information, it certainly will be helpful to a lot of people.



    • Thanks for the comment. You could definitely do blogging in an hour a day, if you have a game-plan and are disciplined with your time. Like you, I love to write, so that is what I chose to do with my time. 

  9. Your blog has some pretty rich content here I must say. Internet marketing hasn’t really been easy for me. I love the fact that you aren’t making it look as easy as making a pie like some people do. I’ve found it takes most people who stick with it several years to get really good at internet marketing. You just need to have some patience and keep learning.  

    • Exactly. It takes time to build any kind of successful business, especially if you are doing it part-time. Most people don’t stick with it long enough to achieve success. 

  10. Internet marketing in an hour a day. What a concept. 

    You really need to be able to laser-focus during that hour, or else you will waste your time. If you do blogging or YouTube, it would also be in your best interest to have your own generic sales funnel, so you can leverage email marketing.

    Besides writing the blog post you need to promote it, engage and comment with other people in your niche, share links on social media and use your mailing list to contact your audience. 

    Would it be better to create one blog post per week and promote it through those methods, or stick to creating two blog posts per week and hope that through SEO and search engines you will drive the traffic needed to produce an income? 

    What is your opinion?

    • One post per week would be my suggestion, and then promote the heck out of it. You never want to place your hopes in just ONE traffic source, especially the search engines. When you do that you have absolutely no control. Spend at least 5x marketing your posts as you do writing and editing it. 

      You can be successful in internet marketing in an hour a day IF you work smart and stay on point. Focus is key. 

  11. It’s amazing what you can accomplish in an hour a day, if you do it day in and day out over a long period of time. 

    Internet marketing is no differently.

    Sadly, most people get the idea of making money online, but they don’t do the work consistently. They try it for a month or two or three and then quit and say it didn’t work. 

    Good things take time. Pay your dues. Learn. Stay the course. Do that and you will eventually succeed. 

    • I couldn’t say it better myself.

      Internet marketing in an hour a day is possible, but you have to take the long-term view. Most people are not willing to do that. 

  12. To newbies, making decision on the type of internet marketer they want to be can be a herculean task.They might be confused on whether to focus on content creation or just sell products. And even choosing a niche is difficult to them.

    I have just gone through your link of good niches to pick for affiliate marketing and they are great and have given me the insight on what I should go for. Your examples on how to do internet marketing an hour a day is great, particularly the YouTube example. Keep up the good work.

    • Thanks for the comment. I provided some examples on how to do internet marketing in an hour a day just to show people what is possible if you have a game-plan and stick with it. 

  13. Great writeup. I’ve been using YouTube for a while and I’m glad you mentioned it here. I think creating content that is viewable on all devices is vital and the growth of mobile use is quickly outpacing desktop, so if you are not publishing content that is easy to see on smaller screens, you’re alienating a large population. 

    • Yes, YouTube is VERY powerful. People LOVE videos. Anyone could build a thriving YouTube business in an hour a day if they followed this advice. Just my two cents. 

  14. I thought working on internet marketing an hour a day is just an overstatement, until I started reading your post. I now think it is possible with very strict time management skills, and adherence to the laid out tasks. But, I was wondering,as a newbie, is this achievable? I know I am still struggling to finish up the creation of my website even though I put in 3-hours a day. I must admit it though,sometimes I do get distracted.

    • I think any newbie or experienced internet marketer could follow the advice in this article and be successful in their business. The key is to stay on point, focus on the task at hand, and do not let yourself get distracted. 

  15. This article is mind blowing. You make everything so simple. It’s so easy to complicate things and focus on busy work instead of being productive. I believe anyone could read your article, pick one of these strategies, and succeed with their own internet marketing business in just an hour a day. My favorite strategy was the one you shared for bloggers. Thanks, Chuck!

    • Everything is easy if you break it down into bite-sized chunks. You would be amazed at what you can accomplish in one year, just by working on something an hour a day. You won’t see big results right away, but as you keep working, your results begin to compound in your favor. 

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