My February Review & March Goals
In last week’s post, My February Highlights, I looked back and highlighted all the great things that occured during the month. This week I am reviewing the goals I set myself for February and the results. I was much more realistic about what I could achieve and the results reflect that. I am very happy with the way February went.
My Goals for February & The Results
#1 – To Add 100 New Subscribers to My Author Email List
#2 – To Publish 1 Post Per Week on This Blog
Yes – here are the posts I published:
- My January Highlights – Harry Potter Rocks
- My January Review & February Goals
- Tiffany Lambert’s Kindle Fiction Challenge – My Review
- How to Use Your Facebook Page to Increase Engagement – 5 Top Tips
#3 – To Publish 2 New Posts on My Author Blog
Yes – I actually published 3 posts, re-purposing the content I used for my Amazon blurbs. Here are the posts I published:
#4 – To Publish Two New Short Stories on Amazon
Yes – I published three stories in February – Gabrielle Falls in Love, Helena Falls in Love & Isabelle Falls in Love.
#5 – To Write and Complete a New Short Story
Yes – It’s a bit messy and needs quite a bit of editing but I got it done.
#6 – To Increase My Kindle Book Earnings by 100%
Yes – I was very happy with the steady increase in earnings. If you want to see the numbers, subscribe to my weekly newsletter down below and you will get access to my monthly income report
This is why it is such a good idea to review your goals and write down your results. During the month it felt like I wasn’t really getting much done. But now looking back, I achieved quite a bit for my fiction writing business. I am very pleased that I have kept up the momentum of writing and publishing my posts here as well as publishing my short stories on Amazon.
My subscriber list for my pen name is slowly building up. I got a couple of really nice email responses too, which was a surprise. I was also able to gain more Amazon reviews for my short story too, which was great.
My Kindle Book Earnings
My aim is to earn a full-time income from my books by the end of this year. I set a monetary goal for February – not too high – and I surpassed that, which was brilliant. I have a new monetary target for March and hope to be able to achieve that too.
Goals for March
#1 To Write One Short Story
#2 To Publish One Short Story
#3 To Create a Second Box Set for My Short Stories
#4 To Publish 1 Post Per Week for This Blog
#5 To Add 100 New Subscribers to My Author List
#6 To Increase My Kindle Book Earnings by 100%
My Plans for March
I currently have two permafree books on offer. Last month I ran a promotion with one and gained quite a few new subscribers. This month I will be running another promotion using the other free short story.
I have a 4-part email sequence that needs to be tweaked so that I get better engagement and responses from subscribers. I also want to figure out how to automate it properly so that I don’t have to spend much time on it.
It was great to get a new story published in February and see someone make a purchase almost as soon as it went live. Very exciting. Now I need to get busy and get the next story up on Amazon.
There is lots to do in March and I want it work hard to ensure that my results are even better than they were for February. Wish me luck
Have Your Say: How did February pan out for you? Did you achieve your goals? What are your plans for March? I would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.