Goals Update and Weekly Round-Up #14

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Here are the goals that I have for myself, and the progress I have made on them this past week.

My Goals And Plans

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. Continue to write well-thought-out articles 3-4 times per week  — Yep, did this. Hope you enjoyed them.
  4. 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.
  5. 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! 🙂
  6. 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:

  1. 114 subscribers by July 1, 2011
  2. 247 subscribers by October 1, 2011
  3. 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.

E-book

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.

Weekly Round-Up

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! 🙂

  • 5 Ways to Be Broker Than Broke – by ME at Passive Family Income
  • S-Corporation vs. LLC – by Investor Junkie
  • It’s Never Too Late for “Thank You” – by Thousandaire
  • I Use To Love Doing Taxes – by Money Reasons
  • All Poor People Aren’t On Crack – by First Gen American
  • Emergency Preparedness on a Shoestring – by Get Rich Slowly
  • Over $1k to Be a Bridesmaid? – by Free Money Finance
  • Priceless Baseball Opening Day Memories by Squirrelers-
  •  Looking for Inflation? It’s Hiding In Smaller Package Sizes. – by Len Penzo
  • Frugality…Can Your Health Afford It? – by Money is the Root
  • Investing in opportunity– by TwentySomethingMoney
  • Janitor Summers: The Worst Job I Ever Had – by Broke Professionals
  • Nine Unusual Tax Deductions People Legally Have Taken or May Take – by Money Crush
  • Dividend Stocks that are Solid Buys– by Buy Like Buffett
  • Negotiate for anything – by 101 Centavos
  • How to avoid overbuying– by Prairie EcoThrifter
  • I’m taking 3 months off to preview my retirement – by RetireBy40
  • Retirement Portfolios for Those Drawing an Income – by Invest It Wisely
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    AUTHOR Derek

    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.

    15 Comments

      • Thanks MoneyReasons! Subscribers never seem like they come fast enough, but as long as I continue to think about the reader and their needs, they should continue to rise. 🙂

      • Thanks for the encouragement! I’m sure I’ll get there. It’s just fun pressing on towards a goal! 🙂

      • Thanks so much Miss T! I look forward to the release of the e-book. I think that once I complete that, I’ll have some good momentum into everything else! 🙂

    1. Hey there, thanks for the link back! Glad you enjoyed the post.

      • I like my readers to see that I’m always working on improving the site. Plus, it keeps me accountable to my goals! 🙂

    2. I agree with Barb. I love seeing how other webmasters are able to not only pursue their goals but actually achieve them. Congratulations on progress! Seeing your work I’m confident that you’ll not only hit your target but go past it.

      -Ravi Gupta
      Ravi Gupta recently posted..Investing Strategy

      • Thanks Ravi! I think these goals are pretty crazy, but I am going to work hard and produce some great content. With the great content should come readers right?


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