With the economy the way it is, you will want to monetize your online earnings. I do. I want to make sure that if my job is gone due to shut down or downsizing that I will be able to survive with the online earnings. So beginning in the first week in January I started making my goals for the new year. This is how I did it, and it may just work for you.
First I made Lists of what I wanted to achieve this year. I didn't consider how much money I wanted to earn yet, I just made Ideals that I would later fill in the details.
I want to complete 25 websites this year. So I made a plan on how I will complete that. I wrote general Ideals down, and how many articles I will need for each site, and a general time frame on how to complete this. It is not impossible if I follow the general Plan. I didn't make a number that I didn't feel that I would be able to keep if I keep on schedule. Also the general ideals are wrote down, the general topics, the time frame of when to buy the domains so that I don't have a huge cash outflow at one time. If you spread it out over the year it won't be as bad.
Do more Squidoo Lenses and hubpages:
I have a general layout of what I want to write about. I have several Topics that Will relate to my websites/blogs that I will be able to link to. If you choose a topic you can branch off from that topic and have less research to do.
Write more articles to get more traffic to the sites:
I want to have about 5-10 articles for each site, each one different that I will submit to article directories to gain more traffic. This will increase my traffic and rank my pages better. The better the rank the more traffic will come to the pages and websites. So this is a must. I have started EzineArticles and that seems to be the best place for article marketing and getting backlinks.
Do Several more Blogs:
Make these blogs related to the websites, linking to the websites giving me inbound links to the sites. I only plan on doing blogs to get them to the main website. I also seem to think that Adding YouTube video helps the websites.
More Detailed Goals:
Now I pulled out the calendar and opened up Outlook calender and Outlook Tasks and made the time frame. I chose topics that I think will be good for the websites, and will start keyword research on them as I find time to do it. Once I figure out which will be the best keywords, I will then buy the domains and set up wordpress for them.
I made myself a list of what I need for each site, keywords, articles, and affiliate links that I think will work on the site, I do this in my spare time so that when I am ready to do the site, it will all be laid out. Yes I am a list person.
For the first 3 months every week I know what I must accomplish to reach my goals. This is about 2-3 hours of work 6 days a week.
Once you have your general goals, then you get into the finer details of the goals. If you have it written on paper you will then know what you need to do to complete the tasks and complete the goal. Without writing the information down, you may never reach your goals.
You also can not reach your goals if you don't just jump in and do it. Reading all day will not make your goals of reaching money online, just jump in. Start today to earn money online.
For the money I want to earn this year? I decided that I wasn't going to set a price. If I follow my plans on how to make more sites and links to the sites, I will be doing good online with my earnings. I don't want to be disappointed with my earnings if I don't make those goals. But following my plans, I am sure i will profit this year just like I did last year.
The key is Traffic- and keep chugging along making more quality sites and posts and lenses with that I will make money.
So what are your goals for the upcoming year? It's only a few hours till the new year, don't be left behind, start your goals today.
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