How I Spend My Day as a Digital Marketer

How I spend my day as a digital marketer. Getting your work done isn't enough if you want to succeed as a digital marketer. What makes the life of a digital marketer complicated is algorithms.


From Facebook to Google, to Instagram to even LinkedIn, pretty much all platforms have their own algorithm. And the issue isn't that they have a algorithm, it's more so that they continually change their algorithm.

In 2020, Google made more than 4,500 algorithm updates. That's roughly 12 updates a day! Now, as time goes on, Google makes even more algorithm updates. So this year, you can expect way more than that.

Now, you don't have to keep up with each and every single algorithm change, but you have to keep up with the major ones. Either way, it's a lot of work, but as a digital marketer, you can't spend all your time focusing just on algorithm changes. There's much more to do. And here's how I spend my days.

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41 Responses to How I Spend My Day as a Digital Marketer

  1. rimaz Alsherif September 19, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

    Can you mention sources to keep up with the changes
    And thank you for your advice❤

    • Neil Patel September 19, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

      Sure thing!

  2. just. chetna September 19, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

    I am gonna try few things from your schedule like – researching, early rising, and checking the mails everyday.

    • Neil Patel September 19, 2022 at 4:23 pm #


  3. Debranjan Hazra September 19, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

    Awesome!!! Thank you so much for this video, I wanted to know about this, how marketers spend their time

    Do you think you are a digital marketer or you are a marketer? Is there any difference?

    • Neil Patel September 19, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

      Digital Marketer 🙂 My specialty is SEO

  4. Electric Insights September 19, 2022 at 7:27 pm #

    Really interesting stuff! It’s a good tip to make your workouts short and consistent I think. And It’s also cool that you spend so much time learning and researching. I would need my coffee to do all that! Do you fall asleep at like 9pm?

    • Neil Patel September 20, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

      Around then 🙂

  5. Sarah's Healthy Recipes September 19, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

    You’re a great husband, father, and business owner! You got the right formula! I love my schedule although I don’t have set aside time to read. That is super important and I will add it! All the best!

    • Neil Patel September 20, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

      Thanks so much!

  6. Ayodeji Jomi September 20, 2022 at 6:48 am #

    Thanks a lot Neil. I have always wondered how movers and shakers digital marketing plan their days for success and now I can see it’s mostly scheduling your day and sticking to it. Thanks a lot once again

    • Neil Patel September 20, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

      Glad it was helpful!

  7. Gabi Lesaffre September 20, 2022 at 7:36 am #

    It’s amazing to see how your routine and planning makes the day more productive and beautiful to see your dedication to family and how to insert it’s possible and essencial!

    • Neil Patel September 20, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

      Thank you so much!

  8. Circles Digital September 20, 2022 at 11:23 am #

    This is one area of my life I m still trying to fix. As a starter, trying to balance things can be overwhelming, you are focusing on Youtube and your blog is suffering and meanwhile, everybody is screaming “Publish more content”
    I hope I will eventually, but one of my daily to do is to watch out for Neil Patel’s youtube video of the day!
    I appreciate your content!

    • Neil Patel September 20, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

      I’m so glad you’re liking my content, friend 🙂 I hope this post was helpful!

  9. Harshit Rai September 21, 2022 at 1:33 pm #

    Its a very long time watching your videos and reading your blog. I always wondered about your schedule. And finally, here it is.
    Thank You So Much Neil. There’s a lot to learn.

    • Neil Patel September 21, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

      Thank you so much!

  10. Hespee H September 21, 2022 at 8:28 pm #

    Sir , I always keep updated with your content on almost every social media channel, it’s really impactful , Thanks for being you , as a Beginner which aims to own a Digital marketing Agency as soon as possible or want to be one of the Great online Marketer , where can I start the learning From, Content Marketing, SEO, or Social media Marketing ?which courses did you recommend me to get ,
    Please advise sir , thanks Neil

    • Neil Patel September 22, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

      I’d pick one specialty and master it, then expand into another 🙂

  11. Surabhi Parashar September 23, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

    Hi Neil Patel,
    I am Surabhi from Canada. I am new to Digital Marketing work and wanted to build my career in it. I tried to join some digital marketing agencies, however all of them ask for min 2 years of good experience. I have no idea what to do. Some tips please. I need help.

    Extra: I finished my MBA last year with an Internship as a Digital Marketing Assistant

    • Neil Patel September 26, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

      I’d apply and walk into the agencies and introduce yourself and let them know to keep you in mind for the interview process 🙂

  12. Shawn Lim September 24, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

    Hey Neil, that’s your routine AFTER you’ve made it. Share with us your routine BEFORE you made it. I bet it will be totally different.

    • Neil Patel September 26, 2022 at 1:39 am #

      It’s similar 🙂

  13. Juergen Heinrich September 25, 2022 at 5:09 am #

    I’m impressed. A tireless and hard worker. A long day with a tight schedule, inclusive of a bit of time for the family. Great. But I guess you’re also often on the go, aren’t you? My best wishes to you, your family and your business!

    • Neil Patel September 26, 2022 at 1:17 am #

      Thank you very much!

    • Juergen Heinrich September 26, 2022 at 6:47 am #

      @Neil Patel I know your blog and work from the time when you still lived in the Hyatt. I thought “Boah! This guy runs his business from a 5-star hotel apartment, how cool is that. Full focus on work and future plans”.

  14. G Z September 25, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

    Dude, this is really valuable information. Thanks for sharing.

    • Neil Patel September 26, 2022 at 1:19 am #

      Glad it was helpful!

  15. roosvelt1984 September 25, 2022 at 9:42 pm #

    Great content, Neil. Very organized too:) Could you record something on how you spend your weekends too? I guess most of us are busy and organized during the week but it’s the weekend recharge that’s sometimes a challenge for marketers. Cheers!!

    • Neil Patel September 26, 2022 at 1:21 am #

      Weekend are mostly personal time, unless I’m traveling for work 🙂

  16. Adam Syafiq October 4, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

    Hey neil lovee the content. Was wondering. What kind of questions do you ask other marketers? Ain’t other marketers/competitors don’t like to reveal their golden nuggets?

    • Neil Patel October 6, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

      Just the latest trends or what their experience has been with certain trials 🙂

  17. Mike Coop Cooper October 11, 2022 at 5:46 am #

    Mahalo ~ Neil, the more energy you give- the more you have to give to serve – love being your authentic true life with all you touch say and are about. The parable of the bamboo tree, tiny seed planted cared for every day for 5 years with no visible growth. Then in 5 days it grows 80 feet tall!… so did it grow 80 feet in 5 days or five years? It grew 80 feet in 5 years , because of the never ending care not seeing physical growth but internal, that lasts forever in this life and the next…

    • Neil Patel October 11, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

      Love that metaphor 🙂

  18. Ma. Catrina Sadiwa October 18, 2022 at 3:48 am #

    My mind is usually caught up with so many ideas ( from watching your videos, so I kinda blame you.. hahaha ) How do you stay focused? Tips please!

    • Neil Patel October 18, 2022 at 9:17 pm #

      Good question! Set a list of everything you’re going to do and put it in a time frame 🙂

  19. Abhishek S A November 1, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

    Best part of the video for me was ‘You giving 100% attention to your kids’ when playing with them Neil ❤

    • Neil Patel November 1, 2022 at 3:19 pm #

      It’s so important 🙂

  20. Claire Hollenbeck November 6, 2022 at 11:04 pm #

    Really interesting Neil. Thank you for sharing! I wonder how you are able to keep things so regimented when having a family. As a parent, I know that it’s not always so cut and dried, but I appreciate your story!

    • Neil Patel November 7, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

      Good question! It’s definitely not always cut and dry but once you get started you’ll come up with a good regimen 🙂

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