So far this year I’ve not entered into the seasonal spirit and posted my goals for the coming year. This is mainly because having started out in on-line earning so recently, I would expect my goals now to be pretty much the same as they were just a few months ago. That’s all well and good, but a post I read on Lis Sowerbutts’ blog where she was surprised at how vague her 2009 goals were, set me thinking about looking back at mine.
And sure enough, when I look back there is precious little of substance there at all! I suppose a lot of that is down to the initial trying out of various ideas and methods, but now that I have had a chance to learn a bit more and assess things better, I think it will be beneficial to lay out a more structured and measurable set of goals that I can work towards.
So here goes:
Long Term Goal:
Financial independence allowing me to relocate to Southern Spain. This will ultimately (but not necessarily initially) require $20,000 per annum in on-line earnings. Timescale? – This year if at all possible for the move but probably not the $20K!
Short Term Goals:
Web Site #1
- Write 10 more quality pages of content – By end of March 2010
- Finish 3 x 30 article promotion plan for the site – By end of March 2010
- Exceed 1000 visits per month – By end of 2010
- Post at least once per week
- Exceed 2000 visits per month – By end of 2010
- Purchase domains for 3 more sites – By end of 2010
- Write initial content for each site – By end of 2010
Non-work Related Goals for 2010
- Do more bird watching
- Do more cooking (and not just stuff I can do on auto-pilot!)
- Blow the dust off my mandolin and get back in practice
- Get the house in better shape to sell!
So there we have it, my sharpened up goals for 2010. It looks like this year is going to be a busy one in the day job also, so it will be interesting to look back in twelve months time to see how successful I was. The biggest one there is undoubtedly that at some stage I’m going to have to serve notice on my off-line career and take a big leap into the unknown, which I must admit to finding quite scary. I have to keep telling myself that we only pass this way once, so I had better just make the most of it!