Would you like to know how I’m doing on my goals for this month? Each month, I sit down and evaluate the progress I have made in the previous months. I check out my strengths and weaknesses and then develop some goals that will improve the soft areas of my site!
Sometimes I hit the goals, and sometimes I don’t, but either way I still end up improving my site which benefits both myself and my readers!
Over the past few months I have had goals such as: improving my subscriber numbers, keeping up with my postings (at least 3-4 per week), writing an eBook, improving my Twitter numbers, writing guest posts on other sites, and the list goes on and on.
Goals For The Rest of This Year, Through December 2011
Typically, I make different goals every month, but this is really limiting my vision – plus, it seems like the months just go by so fast! So, I’d like to take a slightly different approach and tell you my goals for the next 3 months (to the end of December).
As each month goes by, I discover more and more income opportunities online and it excites me to think about what could be! Here is what I hope to capitalize on by the end of December, 2011.
1) Continue to Write 3-4 Posts Per Week – Like I have said in the past, this is an absolute must. In order to gain readership and continue to grow as a website, I must post regularly. Plus, I enjoy the interaction with my readers through the comments on each post. 🙂
2) Develop a “Resources” Page – There are quite a few readers that are interested in developing their own website, and I’d like to make it easy for them to acquire all of the information that I’ve learned over the past year. To accomplish this, I plan on creating a new page full of website resources that I use to facilitate Life And My Finances.
3) Write the eBook – I can’t believe that this is still on my goals list…. I have had plans to write a new eBook that will help college students graduate from college with absolutely no debt, but it just isn’t completed yet. I will actually have to work on it a ton to get it complete by the end of December, 2011, but I still think it’s possible. I can’t wait to really sink my teeth into this!
For now, that’s all I’ll commit to because I know the eBook will be a tremendous hit. It’s just the matter of cutting out the distractions and actually doing it! I’ll keep you posted on my goals in the coming weeks.
Each week, I read quite a few different financial sites and provide my readers with the links of what interested me! Take a look what caught my eye this past week!
Steve Jobs Has Died – by Buy Like Buffett
3 Secrets to an Early Retirement – by Sustainable Personal Finance
What You Can Learn About Investing From The 4-Hour Workweek – by Prairie Eco Thrifter
Is Lifestyle Inflation Unavoidable? – by Retire by 40
Saving Money as a College Student – by Yes, I Am Cheap
We’re Moving to YoungAdultFinances.com – by FSYA – take note, they’re moving!
First Time Buyer Mistakes – by Squirrelers
Thrift Store Score: Kids clothes and baby furniture – by The Saved Quarter
Motivating Kids to Save Money – by Little House in the Valley
No Jobs, I’m Moving Overseas! – by Krantcents
A Very Un-Frugal Confession: We Rescued a Dog – by Frugal Confessions
Do You Need to Be Super Smart to Be Rich and Wealthy? – by The Extra Money Blog
Creating a Spending Journal: Tips for Budgeting – by Free Money Widsom
Starting a Business? Create and Exit Strategy – by Money Crush
6 Ways to Save Money with Car Rentals – by Faith and Finance
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.