So here we are again, coming to the end of the year and we wonder where it all went. I’m sure time goes faster as you get older.
The question I have for you is did you achieve what you set out to do at the start of the year, if not what held you back? If you can find out what held you back then you can be more productive in 2010. So maybe it’s time for reflection, to ponder on what did and didn’t work for you and to focus on what works.
I had big plans for this year and most of it was achieved. I launched 5 brand new products so I exceeded my plan of a new product every 3 months. I launched my Masterclass Program in January, JV Auction Profits in June, Profit From PLR in August and along with Dave Nicholson Multi Profit Websites and Multi Profit Monthly in October.
I also had a ton of success as an affiliate, I won numerous JV competitions and this made me realize that I have discovered a perfect formula for promoting products. I will be creating a product and releasing this formula sometime next year so look out for that one.
But I feel the most important step my business took this year was when I moved into an office in April. This has made such a big difference to my productivity and I now find I get more done as I have none of the distractions I had working from home. If this is something you are thinking about I can highly recommend it.
No more delivery men knocking on the door, dogs barking, kids screaming and the temptation to go and watch TV or make a snack.
In fact moving to an office proved to be such a success I am moving to a brand new purpose built office in January as I now need more space. The space will be for staff I plan to employ in the New Year. Yes, I have big plans for next year and that includes hiring staff, but the most important thing I want to do is help my subscribers and customers on a more personal level. So you’re going to see a lot more webinars, offers of one on one coaching and consultations. I may even allow subscribers to come to my new office once it’s all up and running to see how I operate.
I also plan to set up a professional studio in my new office as I’ve realised that using video is crucial to your online business. If this is something you’re not doing you should seriously think about it, video is everywhere online now so ignore it at your peril.
And this brings me onto another thing, planning ahead. Just as it’s no good starting the working week not knowing what you will be doing, it is also crucial to plan the year ahead. Where do you want to be this time next year?
Plan it out month by month, then believe me you will have more progress.
Like I said in a post I wrote this time last year.
Break 2010 into four and work in three monthly schedules.
What do you want to achieve by the end of March 2010 – June 2010 – and September 2010 and the end of 2010?
Write it down and make sure whatever to do that these goals are achievable, it’s no good making plans that you can’t keep up with.
Allow me to show you an example, I am going to assume you have no websites online. This will take you no more than a few hours per week.
By the end of March you should have your first website online. Let me tell you if you have no sites online the first thing you should do is build a blog, a blog helps you communicate with your subscribers and provide valuable content (just as I am doing now) and build an army of followers. So spend January learning how to set up a blog (remember, Google is your friend) and then February building you blog, you will want to personalise it and make it your own, maybe add a personal banner or get a personal theme built, add some AdSense Ads or other ads such as ClickBank Ad Rotator ads that you can see on this site.
Then spend March adding content, begin making posts, write about anything you want, what your hobbies are, what you did today, what sites and products you like (through an affiliate link of course) etc etc. Try to post at least once per week and more often if you can. Just remember to be yourself. Over time your personality will shine through and you will find your particular niche.
Stick to this and you will start to see traffic and earnings from your ads and the odd affiliate sale.
By the end of June you should have a product for sale online. If you don’t know what your product should be about look at your blog, have you started to write about one particular topic more than others? Spend the first four weeks researching and the following four weeks creating your product, remember once again that ‘Google is your friend’. Then spend the rest of your time building your sales page, affiliates page and thank you page. You have three full months to make this happen, and it will happen if you work on this daily and are dedicated. If you need help in this department I highly recommend you check out Operation eBook, It’s a fantastic eBook that can walk you through the whole process.
You are doing well, let’s keep it going…
By the end of September you should be driving regular traffic to your sales page, this takes time but as long as you keep it going and do something daily to drive traffic by the end of September you will be seeing results. If you want to learn the best way to drive traffic I would recommend you check out Total Web Traffic.
Now we are really motoring, we have a blog full of great content and we are making sales from our very first product, so what’s next.
REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT…
Obviously you don’t have to have multiple blogs but you should be creating multiple products, look how many products I created this year. Set yourself a target to create a new product every 90 days. It can be done and I do it all the time. Once you get a few products under your belt things will really start to happen. This is when you tell your boss to stick his job and begin to live the life you have always dreamed of.
Never ever forget that the real money is in creating your own products, I know I keep banging on about it but it’s because it’s so true yet so many people fail to ‘get it’. I have said this from day one and I still say this now. If you are not creating your own products you will struggle. As I have already said, if you need help in this department I highly recommend you check out Operation eBook. It’s a fantastic eBook that can walk you through the whole process.
So there you have it, your plans laid out for next year. You don’t have to follow them to the letter but you should have at least two more product for sale online by the end of next year. Will you sit back and watch others make money in 2010 or will you make 2010 the year things really started to happen for you. I have gave you a basic plan, the rest is up to you.
May I take this final opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year