Here are the goals that I have for myself, and the progress I have made on them this past week.
My Goals And Plans
- Write at least 1 guest post per week in order to attract new readers — Done, I wrote three guest posts total, but none have been published yet. I have done some posts that were paid though, so that was nice!
- Write an e-book that will only be available to my subscribers (projected date of completion, May 1, 2011) — I really didn’t get any farther than the jotted notes that I had written down in the week prior, but I do have 2 solid ideas that I plan to tackle this week.
- Continue to write well-thought-out articles 3-4 times per week — Yep, did this. Hope you enjoyed them.
- Provide downloadable documents to help others with their personal finances — I will probably do this as a break from working on my e-book. So, they’ll probably come out at the same time – around May 1, 2010.
- Offer email postings that will only be available to my subscribers, as a thank-you for their loyalty — I wrote a special post on Saturday that was ONLY emailed to my subscribers. Just my way of saying, thanks for subscribing! 🙂
- Hold giveaway contests where the subscribers will automatically be entered to win! — I just wrapped up a contest a couple of weeks ago. I will most likely hold another one in May to kick off my e-book.
With these actions, I aim to hit the subscriber projections:
- 114 subscribers by July 1, 2011
- 247 subscribers by October 1, 2011
- 1,154 subscribers by April, 2011
My New Subscriber Projections
To be completely honest, these stats initially freaked me out, because they are well below my goals. The 12 month estimate is about 800 subscribers short of where I would like to be.
But, then I looked a little more carefully at the chart and realized that it would only give an accurate assessment at the END of each month. This is the case because it bases its projections are based on the % increase in subscribers each month (the number of new subscribers are shown in yellow).
Since April has just started, the % increase is lower for the month than what it will be at the end (when there are more subscribers and a higher %). So, I should see these numbers creep up each week and max out when we reach the end of the month.
For those of you that are interested in the e-book, I am getting extremely excited about the time I’ll have to work on it in the upcoming weeks. If I properly devote my time (probably 3-4 hours a day in the next 10 days or so), this e-book may even get done earlier than expected!
The best part is, I plan on giving it away FREE to all of my subscribers. If anyone would like to subscribe in the future, they’ll receive a free copy of the book as well. I think it’s a great win-win for myself and my readers. They will gain the knowledge that should pull them out of debt, and I will gain the subscribers that will increase the value of my site.
Here are some great finance reads from last week! Go ahead, sit back with your bowl of ice cream or popcorn and select the articles that interest you! 🙂
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.