August Was A Busy But Enjoyable Month!
This is a Review & Reflection post where I take a look at what I got done over the past month. I want life to be a balance of creating an online business while enjoying the good things with family and friends.
This is what I am striving for. I hope that this post will help to inspire others who are looking for the same thing too.
Highlights in August
My Online Business – I Took Part in a PLR Mega Give-away
A group of PLR sellers got together and offered brand new content in three popular niche areas – money, relationships and health.
I was very scared to take part because I wasn’t sure I would be able to get the required 15 articles written and organised. Well, I took a deep breath and went for it. The free give-away went really well. I was able to increase the subscriber list for my store, The PLR Boutique, and I also made a little money too. I did this by offering a discount on the content that was already on my site.
I Grew My Subscriber List
When I started the month my list for The PLR Boutique was at 86. I now have 345 people signed up. There were some people who signed up just for the freebie, then unsubscribed quite quickly. Around 50 people did that. There was also an additional 199 people who subscribed but didn’t click the confirmation link.
I am very happy to get the additional 259 people. I know that I will need to do a few more free offerings in the future as this works wonders.
Life in August
This month I was very fortunate to be able to meet up with great friends. I went to the theatre twice and I helped to celebrate a friends birthday in Ireland. I wrote about this in a previous post.
Results of The Goals I Set for August
- I will earn $330 – YES
- I will create an info product – NO
- I will add 20 articles to The PLR Boutique – YES
My Income Report for August 2014
I am striving to earn $1,000 for the month of December. I have broken down this goal into chunks that increase each month. August’s target was to earn $330. Let’s take a look at how I did.
- Earnings from The PLR Boutique = $125 Last month = $67.50
- Earnings from Recommending Other PLR & Products = $195.28 Last month = $83.47
- Earnings from Amazon Affiliate Programme = $25.47 Last month = $86.41
- Earnings from Amazon Kindle Book Sales = $32.10 Last month $20.00
Total Earnings for August 2014 = $377.85 Last month = $265.36
I was doing a happy dance when I added the figures together. I surpassed my goal by $17.85. This is fantastic. Two things enabled this to happen. I stayed focussed and I did some work. Let’s hope that I can keep the momentum up for September.
Things I Will Do In September
Here are the tasks that I have set myself.
#1 – I Will Earn $520
Last month’s goal was to earn $330 and I made $377. SUCCESS!
This month I will earn $520. This sounds like a very scary number to me. I am not sure if I can do it but I will try my hardest to get as close to that number as I can.
#2 – I Will Publish My Info Product
Last month I mentioned that I wanted to create a $7 product from some of the PLR content I had purchased. Well I didn’t hit that goal for August. FAIL.
However I have got it all together now. Almost. I have a few links to add, I need to upload the accompanying videos and write the sales page. By the end of September this product will be on sale.
#3 – I Will Add 20 Articles to The PLR Boutique
Last month my goal was to write 20 articles. I actually wrote 25 articles. SUCCESS! 15 were available for free during a Free Give-away Promotion. 10 articles were added to the site.
This month I hope to be able to write and add all 20 articles to The PLR Boutique. I have made a start already. I just need to get to writing the rest of the batch.
#4 – I Will Publish a Post Each Day for 30 Days
I have sent myself the challenge of posting 30 blog posts over the course of September. These posts will be on different sites, some will be new content, some re-purposed and some PLR content that I have purchased and is doing nothing sitting on my hard drive. I have already started. This is Blog Post No.5.
Time for Accountability
Are you looking for a way to stay motivated so that you get things done? Well it is a lot easier if you do it as part of a group. I have joined two Facebook groups to help me stay on track.
The success of last month’s earnings is also spurring me on to try and do better this month
Have Your Say: Do you have any set goals for the month of September? I would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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