MARKUS FRIND, a 29-year-old Web entrepreneur, has not read the best seller â€œThe 4-Hour Workweekâ€ â€” in fact, he had not heard of it when asked last week â€” but his face could go on the bookâ€™s cover. He developed software for his online dating site, Plenty of Fish, that operates almost completely on autopilot, leaving Mr. Frind plenty of free time. On average, he puts in about a 10-hour workweek.
For anyone inclined to daydream about a Web business that would all but run itself, two other details may be of interest: Mr. Frind operates the business out of his apartment in Vancouver, British Columbia, and he says he has net profits of about $10 million a year. Given his siteâ€™s profitable advertising mix and independently verified traffic volume, the figure sounds about right.
I wonder if I blog more than 10 hours a week?