Welcome to what will be my last blog post of 2008.
I’m going to start by asking if you accomplished what you set out to do at the beginning of the year? I sincerely hope you did but if you didn’t I want you to ask yourself why things didn’t go as planned.
Were your plans too ambitious? If so make less ambitious plans this year. Break things down into workable chunks that you can accomplish in less than an hour. If you do things like this you will find it much easier to get those tasks done.
Did you fail to do the work you promised yourself you would do? If this relates to you set yourself ‘work time’ and do this work before visiting your favorite websites. If you must watch that video on YouTube or visit the forums do it after work. Again, break your work down into workable chunks.
Did you find things more complicated than you thought? This is a common one, ‘I can’t do it’ is a word I see quite often, but all it usually takes is a quick search on Google and you can learn just about anything you need to. Remember, ‘Google is your friend’.
Or maybe you did have a successful 2008 and want to progress in 2009…
Well whatever the reason it’s time to make plans for the year ahead. It’s time to write down what you want to achieve in the year ahead.
If I could give you any advice here it would be to break 2009 into four and work in three monthly schedules.
What do you want to achieve by the end of March 2009 – June 2009 – and September 2009 and the end of 2009?
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. 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 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 2009 or will you make 2009 the year things really started to happen for you. I have gave you a basic plan, the rest is up to you.
As always your comments are welcome.