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My Goals For February – What Are Yours?


Do you currently make goals for your life? Financial goals? Business goals? Spiritual goals? Networking goals? I own this website, and I’m ready for it to become one of the most well-known financial sites on the internet. In order to do that, I’ve decided to set up a series of goals for the year that will propel me into the elite group of financial blogs.

If you don’t have any goals in your life, you’ll never see the same success as someone that has them. It’s a proven fact. Without goals, you’re liable to not just stand still, but you’ll most likely begin moving backwards, in exactly the opposite direction as you desire.

Here are my goals for February. Please join me in my quest for greatness, and I wish you the best of luck for you and your quest as well!

February Goals

1) Bring My Alexa Rank Below 100,000 – My Alexa Rank is currently at 113,393, but it’s beginning to turn around (which was my goal last month). I would love to see my Alexa Rank go below 100k again. That is a major milestone for many bloggers. If you’d like to help me achieve this, please download the Alexa Toolbar! Not only will your visits then count toward my rank, you’ll also be able to see the rank of every site you visit!

2) Grow my Subscriber Numbers to 1,100 – My subscriber goal by the end of the year is 3,000, but I need to develop some momentum first. If I could reach 1,100 subscribers by the end of February, I would be ecstatic. By reaching this goal, I would be in a great position to explode my numbers in March and into the rest of the year. This goal is critical and I’m going to do everything necessary to get there.

3) Increase my Facebook Friends to 375 – Again, this is an attainable goal, and it would provide excellent momentum for the rest of the year. If I can get my current number from 314 to 375 in a month’s time, I can propel that growth into my overall goal of 1,000 by the end of the year.

4) Increase My Twitter Followers to 1,300 – I have done an absolutely terrible job promoting my site with Twitter. Basically, I’ve created an account and automatically send tweets when I post, and that’s it. There is so much more I can do! Right now I have 979 Followers. I bet I can get this number to 1,300 by the end of the month.

Alright…. that’s enough. In order to achieve each one of these goals, I figure that I’d have to put in about 20 hours worth of work on this site per week, which is a ton! But, in order to drive momentum, it’s going to take a big initial sacrifice. I hope that you’ll be rooting me on. I can’t wait to see this site move up the ranks and change thousands of lives throughout the world!

Weekly Round-Up

I don’t always like to admit it, but there are a few articles out there that aren’t written by me, but are incredibly insightful and are fun to read! Here are a few of those articles from last week. Enjoy!

Is a Penny Saved a Penny Earned at Edward Antrobus

How to Pay Little to No Taxes For The Rest of Your Life – by Financial Samurai

Financial Guilt: Now with 40% More Shame at So Over This

Moving Abroad to Escape Debt at Finance Inspired

How to Work From Anywhere at Well Kept Wallet

Become Debt Free Fastest With ReadyForZero at Work Save Live

How to Save Money on Tires at One Smart Dollar

Taking Responsiblity of Your Financial Life at Frugal Rules

How Cash Flow Forecast Can Improve Your Personal Finances at Modest Money

Why I’m Not Killing Our Mortgage at Master The Art of Savings

The Introverts Guide to Networking Without Selling Your Soul at Makin The Bacon

The Herd Mentality at From Shopping to Saving

Stocks vs Bonds: Which is Riskier at DoughRoller

Work Less Live More at Eyes on the Dollar

Index Fund vs Top Hedge Funds at My Money Blog




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.


    • Thanks Kim! I’m already tracking on them, but I’m going to have to put in a ton more effort to hit all of these! Makes it fun that way. 😉

  1. Thanks for the mention! Those are some great goals. In fact, I am shooting for getting under 100k on Alexa as well. I have a little further to go than you, but I am gonna give it a shot.

    • Best of luck to you going under 100k! If you make it, be sure to let me know!

    • Yeah, for sure some of them are going to be tough! We’ll just have to see how well I can do! 🙂

    • No problem Sean! Keep writing those high-quality articles!

  2. Thanks for the mention. I’m already a subscriber, Facebook fan, and Twitter follower, so I can’t help you with your goals much aside from visiting your site more often! 🙂

    • Haha, well thanks for being a supporter anyway! I definitely appreciate having you as a reader! 🙂

  3. Great goals. My goals include publishing my first ebook as well as setting up a bonus for those that subscribe to my RSS feed. Good Luck! I’ll be following your journey!

    • That first eBook sure feels great to get out there! And, you’ll definitely see an improvement in your subscriber numbers.

  4. Those are some great goals and I’m sure you can easily attain them. Pop by and say hi on my FB page.. my fans always like to hook up with other pf pages!! I need to get some goals in place, I don’t really do monthly goals with the Mrs. but we should. It’s a great way to challenge ourselves. Keep up the great work!

    • Thanks for the invite to your fb page! I’ll definitely check that out!

    • Thanks John! Best of luck to you and your site as well! Keep writing those awesome articles!

  5. Best of luck on your goals!

    My blog goals for February are to get back into guest posting (I haven’t done one in ages) and to redesign my blog.

    • Great point Alex. I haven’t guest posted in ages either! But it certainly helps, both with visitors and the overall strength of your site (with the added external links).

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