So, here we are in 2013 and already the busiest week at the gym is over and no doubt some people’s resolutions have already been quashed! What do you have in store for 2013?
This will be what everyone will be asking themselves this time of year, everyone tries to do things differently, tries to aim a bit higher. Whether it be lose weight, eat healthier, quit smoking or even improve their careers most people would have set some new goals. Most fail within the first month. This is why I will be addressing my goals each month – and having a big re-think in March.
So what about in the online industry? Well, I can only speak for me but here are my thoughts and targets for the blog. I am sure some of you can relate to these – I would love to hear your thoughts, and targets of your own.
Focus More on the Larger Projects
For the larger projects I think last year I tried to take too much on and the results of each project suffered I think, so my plan now is to take on one thing at a time. For my larger projects I will be using SeeGoal – a free project management tool. This allows me to break down the big tasks into smaller achievable ones.
The key with this is to follow S.M.A.R.T objectives. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Time-Bound.
Stop Promoting Any MLM Campaigns
I have decided that I am no longer going to promote any more of my MLM campaigns, the fact is I am really only in one that makes me any money – Banners Broker. And I only sponsor a couple of people. Whilst the pay cheques are nice each month I cannot see it being a sustainable project for me. I would rather put my efforts elsewhere. Note: I am not saying that the company is about to fold or anything daft like that – this is just my decision.
Use Facebook More!
Whilst I have had a personal Facebook account for a while I have not really integrated it with my blog. Well, that is not strictly true – some of you may remember I did make a page a couple of months back but it was rushed and I did not like it. It is time to do it properly this time. What has put me off is the inevitable “trolls” or haters that will no doubt give their stupid comments. But, who cares? – Not me anymore. So – the Facebook page is now live.
I could really do with some “likes” to kick things off……:-) I have put a small discreet button below.
Finish Product and Launch It!
I have been writing an eBook that I think will be a real help for a certain niche group. I am quite excited about it. I have not decided whether to sell it, give it away, or use it as a JV with some other bloggers. But what I do know is that I have not seen one like it before (and I have read a lot!) so I can’t wait to finish this. I want to make sure the launch is done right, for this I will be seeking the help of some well-respected marketers – who I trust.
I would also like to launch a further two more products in 2013.
Guest Post / Welcome Guest Posting
The start of 2012 I wrote several guest posts for some blogs that I read – this was great, the interaction with other bloggers was awesome. I got a lot out of this, and my blog gained some useful links and exposure.
One post I wrote even made the Top 20 of the Year on the Online Income Teacher Blog.
I have also opened up Guest posting slots here at my own blog, if you are interested in writing a post and getting some exposure for your own site or blog then I would love to hear from you.
The terms and conditions are here.
Get a Mentor / Join Membership Site
In order to take my online ventures to the next step I have decided to get some valued help. I have short-listed two membership sites that I am going to be looking at and using in the next few months. Which one will get my full attention will depend on what I get out of it after a couple of months.
First up the Chris Farrell Membership site. This guy is awesome, there is not much that he doesn’t know about the Internet Marketing world. Also, his course has been voted #1 IM coaching program for the last 3 years. I have already joined and what I have seen so far is quite incredible. Whether you are a complete newbie or even an experienced marketer the content and tools inside will blow your socks off!
Some highlights include:
- Free Unlimited Hosting
- Done For You Websites
- Step By Step Traffic
- 21 Days To Success
- 24/7 Support
- Voted #1 IM Coaching Program
- Video Victory
There are tons more – enough content in here actually that you will not struggle to find an answer to anything!
Next up is Rob Cornish’s Gain Higher Ground Membership. I really like Rob’s teaching methods, and I am a big fan of his blog. I met him at a conference and it was his words actually that inspired me to start this blog. Rather than saying “just build a list” or “just get traffic to your site” Rob actually shows you step by step largely with the use of video. His membership site has a staggering 98.1% customer satisfaction, considering most IM products have a 30-50% refund rate this just shows his methods actually work.
Some highlights include:
- An exact and proven roadmap
- Step By Step Video Tutorials
- Not need to be “technical”
- Shortcuts and Automation techniques
- On-going training and full support
- 15 steps to success
- The Content Factory
Like I mentioned I am already in Chris Farrell’s, but I don’t think I could split the two. Both you can test drive for just a few dollars (I think Chris’ was even one dollar) – this is well worth doing. I will most definitely be testing Rob’s out too later in the year. Looking forward to working with both of them.
So, this is my plan – what is in store for you this year? I would love to hear your comments.