Planning Ahead

By Mark / December 31, 2007

This time last year I sat down and put together a list of things I wanted to achieve this year. Looking back at it now I managed to achieve most of them , (The night with Nicole Kidman was probably never realistic!). Some I surpassed , some I didn’t quite achieve and some I never really started.  But none of that matter what matters is that I had a plan.

The key is to try to think longterm, I get constantly reminded that it doesn’t really matter what happens next month as long as the results are achieved in the long term.  I recently had a site I’d abandoned in March as it hadn’t made many sales suddenly spark into life. The site that I’d thought of as a failure has made over $400 this year. Not earth shattering I admit But it cost me $6.99 and I spent 2 hours on it.

How many times have you started a hobby or an exercise program but given up after a few weeks because you aren’t seeing results? Think what position you’d be in now if you’d continued. It’s the same with Making money online , how many sites or projects have you started but not finished. If you’d started collecting names for a mailing list 2 years ago how many would you have now?

Plan Ahead -Think Longterm

Here are a few practical things that might help you get your plan together.

1. Believe in Yourself and Think Longterm

2. Get yourself a white board if you don’t already have one.
3. Change the wallpaper on your PC to something you really want.
4. Remove email and IM tools from autostart. And set your default setting for IM to Busy or off line.
5. Have realistic monthly targets If you are earning $100 a month now don’t aim for $100,000 by march. When I first started I tried to double my income for the first 3 or 4 months then grow it 10-20% per month.
6. Focus on income streams that use your strengths. Try to develop new strengths
7. Use as many free tools as you can.
8. Set a monthly budget for tools and reports. Don’t exceed it. You don’t need every tool that comes out.
9. Every Dollar you don’t spend means that profit is a dollar closer. So weed out the memberships that aren’t giving you value for money.
10. Cancel mailing list subscriptions if they aren’t giving you valuable information. if all you ever get is sales letters leave.

Ok thats it for 2007, 2008 will be your year the only thing that is holding you back is your own self belief and failure to take action.  To quote the great Philosopher Spock… Live Long and Prosper

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Application Essay

Always a good idea to plan for the new year 🙂

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SEO Consultant

Planning ahead of time is good but do not overdo it. There are uncertainies ahead that we cannot predict too. All the best

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Beauty Product Blog

I like creating a list of things I would like to accomplish not only for the upcoming year, but also for the upcoming month and week. This creates steps for my goals with smaller goals inside which can be accomplished so I know I am on track.

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KG Lew

I think you bring up a lot of relevant issues… planning ahead is always a great way to be prepared for the future

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