My Goals for January 2017

my-goals-for-jan-2017My Goals for January 2017

We have now entered a brand new year and as always, it feels like a fresh new start and a brand new beginning. That is how I am viewing this month. I have lots of things that I want to get done and I am excited to get down to some serious work.

My aim for the year is to build up a full-time income from my writing and blogging endeavours. Here are 5 goals that I will be working on this month and how I intend to achieve them.

What I Aim To Achieve in January 2017

#1 – To Add 100 New Subscribers to This Blog’s Email List

#2 – To Add 100 New Subscribers to My Author Email List

#3 – To Publish 1 Post Per Week on This Blog

#4 – To Publish a New Short Story on Amazon

#5 – To Write and Complete a New Short Story

How Will I Achieve These Goals?

#1 – To Add 100 New Subscribers to This Blog’s Email List

I will publish and promote the 4 new blog posts that I add here. I will create an opt-in offer that people will be interested in seeing. I will comment on other blogs which will help to bring traffic here. I will increase my use of social media.

#2 – To Add 100 New Subscribers to My Author Email List

I will sign up to at least two different promotion sites to promote the free book in the series, which should get good download numbers. I will add a free book download offer at the front and back of this book.

#3 – To Publish 1 Post Per Week on This Blog

I already had a brainstorming session to figure out the type of posts I wanted to write. So now I have a list to choose from. I will draft my posts in good time and schedule them in good time too. This should keep me on track and prevent panic and last minute publishing nightmares.

#4 – To Publish a New Short Story on Amazon

I have a couple of short stories that need to be edited. I want to complete the edit for at least one of them and get it published before the month is over.

#5 – To Write and Complete a New Short Story

I will continue to write short stories for my Pen Name. I already have the outline. It is just a matter of sitting down and doing the work. At the moment I write during my lunch break and am able to produce around 1000 – 1500 words at a time. I know I can do it. I just have to get on and DO IT!!

What Do You Think?

It will be interesting to report back on these 5 goals. I already know that I have a few days where I will not be able to do any writing work. That means I have to organise my time and work on a plan to ensure that I get stuff done in good time. Gaining 100 subscribers is a very lofty goal and the number actually scares me. But, what is that saying, “Go big or Go Home!” Something like that. Hehehehe 🙂

Interested in My 2016 Income Report?

I thought it would be interesting to look at how and where I made money online during 2016. I say that this is interesting because I earned money from 4 different areas where I hardly did any work. These earnings came from the work I had already done in the previous years.

I also earned some cash from my short stories, again, with very little promotion. I thought I would do a short summary so that I would be able to compare the results of 2016 to 2017. I have added this post to my Resources Page.

PLEASE NOTE: if you are on my email list – the link is in the email I sent 🙂

Interested? Simply subscribe on the Resources Page and I will send you the link to that post.

That’s It for Now

If you have decided to make 2017 the best year ever, I wish you all the luck in the world. It’s gonna take some work but I know that we can do it if we make a plan, stay motivated and enjoy the process.

*The pic is me in Cuba last year. One goal I was finally able to tick off my list 🙂

Have Your Say: Have you set yourself some goals for January 2017? Do you know how you are going to achieve them? I would love to hear about your own plans for your life and business. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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