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Midway Review Of My 2009 Online Goals

Posted by on Aug 7, 2009

I’ve done a review of my goals on my other two blogs, so now it’s time to do a review on this one for my 2009 online goals of the year. I always believe that everyone should establish some kind of goals for almost everything they do, so they at least know where they want to goal. I put mine out in the public to, hopefully, spur me on to bigger and better things. Whether I hit them or not, at least I always know what they are.

First, let’s look at what I said my goals for 2009 are:

1. Earn at least $2,500 online.

2. Revamp my Services &Stuff site.

3. Work my way up to 500 subscribers to my blog.

4. Determine at least three series to write on this year.

5. Get into Technorati’s top 60,000.

For my first goal, I’m not quite on that pace. However, I’ve already made more money online in 2009 than i did in 2008, so that’s pretty good already. I’m on a pace that will put me around 55% of the above total, although with some more months like this one, or better than this one, you never know.

For my second goal, I’ve done almost nothing. I don’t know what I’d want to change it to. I did change a few things, such as adding specific product pages for some of my affiliates, like I did with Things You Never Knew Existed, which is pretty neat, and I’ve made it a goal to stay as consistent as I can with my sales page, which you see linked here normally next to the image of me holding the parrot. After adding that page here, the visits to that page increased, though no sales as yet.

For my third goal, well, by now many of you know about my infamous contest to increase my RSS subscribers. It didn’t do well, but the number did increase. And, so far this year, I actually had on one day 94 subscribers, which is my highest number, but for the most part, my subscriber base is sticking around 80, which is still about 30 people higher than it was at the beginning of the year.

For my fourth goal, well, I don’t think I’ve quite done that one yet. However, I’ve written a lot about Twitter, and I’m thinking about making that a series of its own. I’ve also talked more about writing this year, even though it’s been a different kind of writing than what I addressed in my original writing series, but writing is writing, so some of those posts will end up at the top also. I did add the SEO series, though.

And for my fifth goal,… well, I have to give props to Sire on this one. I made it as high as 81,000 or so, but then it started going backwards. He told me that it only charts things for six months, and at that point if your traffic and people who subscribe to you on Technorati doesn’t keep increasing, it ignores who’s already there and starts ranking you differently. That’s happened to me, so now I’m around 130,000 and probably sliding fast. I’d still like to get it to increase, but it’s not going to be a primary goal of mine as I move forward.

Anyway, those were my goals, and you can see where I am with them. There’s still five months to go, which is a long time, so let’s see how I fare. Anyone else care to share how they’re doing with their goals?

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Iceman Baldy:

Keep up the great work. You’re an inspiration to many others who are still considering how to make the Internet more of a financial impact in their lives. We’re all growing, learning, and becoming better each day.

August 7th, 2009 | 10:56 AM

Thanks Iceman; I’m going to keep plugging away until I get it right. 🙂

August 7th, 2009 | 11:20 AM

“have to give props to Sire”? That must be an American thing Mitch, cos it went right over my head. Anyway, if you’re going to give me something I much prefer cash. 😀
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Article Directories A Great SEO Tool For Blog Promotion =-.

August 8th, 2009 | 10:03 AM

Let’s not be greedy, my man! 😉 “Giving props” means I’m giving you credit for something good. Yes, it’s American, but actually, more “street” slang than proper English; gotta keep my cred up with my “homies” (my wife would be laughing in the background now if she was reading this). lol

August 8th, 2009 | 11:00 AM

😀 No harm in asking Mitch. Perhaps you should a post similar to my Tribute To Aussie Slang Who knows, if I visit you one day it may be safer if I knew a bit of ‘street slang’ 😉

Could be a fun post.
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Why I Am Not Such A Social Person =-.

August 8th, 2009 | 8:56 PM

Dude, as soon as you opened your mouth in NYC, you’d be a mark; best start you in a small city to get you acclimated to the area first lol

August 8th, 2009 | 9:29 PM

You mean the accent right? 😀
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Why I Am Not Such A Social Person =-.

August 8th, 2009 | 9:31 PM

Yup. In NYC, if you start in the wrong area, you could end up having all sorts of people surrounding you trying to take advantage of you. We’ll have to start you here in Syracuse instead.

August 8th, 2009 | 9:55 PM

That’s cool, I’m sure you’ll show me all the right hangouts.
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Why I Am Not Such A Social Person =-.

August 8th, 2009 | 11:41 PM

Actually, I’ll have you wear the right clothes and teach you not to look up when you get to the city; that’s the biggest giveaway that someone’s an out of towner.

August 9th, 2009 | 12:08 AM
Toan Nguyen Minh:

Keep up the great job. Congralations ^_^
Hope you will make more money from your blog.

August 8th, 2009 | 11:33 PM

Thanks Toan; I’m going to keep working on it.

August 9th, 2009 | 12:07 AM

It’s nice to see you set goals. Not many people do set goals for themselves.

As for how I am doing this year over last year. I made more money in July than I did in 2008. Pretty awesome.

Lets see if we can complete our goals.
.-= Deneil Merritt´s last blog ..Girlfriend Went Crazy With Logo And eBook Cover =-.

August 9th, 2009 | 11:11 PM

I’m with you on this one, Deneil. Go for the gusto!

August 10th, 2009 | 1:57 AM
Chris Peterson:

It takes guts to say I am not doing so well in certain area of my life. I am proud of you & honestly its just a great & refreshing change for me.

August 20th, 2009 | 8:02 AM

Thanks Chris. The idea of putting my goals out there is to try to hold myself accountable for some things. And it also proves to people that no one is perfect, and that it’s okay not to reach a goal, as long as you have one. Did you check out the different goals on my other blogs?

August 20th, 2009 | 7:26 PM