There are some who refuse to plan their week on Sunday nights. The thought is to embrace your entire weekend and leave work and have-to’s for Monday. I applaud them!
But while I like the premise, I’m not one of those people.
Not planning my week on Sundays leads me to a sleepless night and drifting through the week feeling behind. And when your work day begins with a 4:50am wake-up, Monday morning planning is out of the question.
If you’re like me and writing in your planner tonight, don’t forget to include the small steps you need to take this week to move you closer to your long-term goals. Which begs the question…
Where do you want to be this time next year?
If you said rich, skinny, and on a beach, I’m with ya!
But seriously, what is the one thing that on June 26, 2017, you’ll be so proud that you started this week?
Is it to have a successful blog?
There’s not a doubt in my mind that you can be rockin’ a popular blog by this time next year. As in, making money and all the cool kids in the blogging yard know your name.
The tough questions you need to ask yourself are:
- Am I committed? Not “try”, not “want”, but “I will”.
- Do I know enough to make it happen?
- Is my plan written, and broken down into monthly accomplishments?
- What do I need to do this week to ensure I hit my monthly goal?
Is it to have a network, community, and like-minded friends?
If your priority is to have a network of blogging friends and raving fans by this time next year, this week is a perfect time to start!
Schedule some time over the next few days to:
- Make an influencer list- investigate their traffic and social media hangouts.
- Make a “wanna be friends” list- blogs in your niche that you enjoy reading.
- Find where your target customers are talking and jump in.
- Send an email a day to people you want to connect with.
Is it to make money from your blog?
The first thing you need to know is how much money you want to be making by next June, realistically. While I don’t believe in limits, I do believe in reality. Six million a month in one year from a new blog, or any blog, probably isn’t realistic.
But, don’t short-change yourself either. If making $300 a month is your thing, go for it. If making $10k a month is where you want to be, go for it. The latter will require a lot from you, but if you’re willing to hustle, it is feasible.
You should be planning and starting these things:
- I know all the possible income streams and am focusing on X to best serve my customers.
- Optimizing my site and audience for that offering.
- Start planning my material and funnels.
- A progressive, monthly projection to hit those goals by June 2017.
As you plan your week tonight, make sure to think about that one goal you will achieve by this time next year. And what you can do this week to move you a step closer to achieving it.
If you’d like to share what your one year goal is, I’d love to hear it! Leave a comment below or come find me on Twitter, using the hashtag #bizhuddle.
Win the week!
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