I know that last year I did not really do much with this blog yet in 2015; I plan to start being more active again. Today, I am taking some time to sit back and actually reflect on my business goals for 2015.
While I did do okay in 2014, I know that I have the potential to do more. I run a writing business, I blog full time over at Giveaways 4 Mom, I work with five direct sales companies, and I do affiliate marketing.
Reflecting on 2014
During 2014, I focused on my writing business, Giveaways 4 Mom, affiliate marketing, and social media promotions. Towards the end of the year, I started focusing more on Giveaways 4 Mom, social media promotions, and direct sales.
I love to write, I really do, which is why I am also a blogger. However, running a writing business comes with many difficulties. Right now, I am thinking I that I need to focus more on blogging, direct sales, and affiliate marketing versus the writing business.
Background on My Decision
Many of you started following my writing business back in 2011. It was a life savior for me because of my current situation. Over the years, I have kept a steady flow of income by writing and things have been overall good, except when they are not. I do not want to be one of those people who has finally, for the most part, established themselves online and then just disappears back into the brick and mortar world. However, at the same time I do not want to work online and feel like I am working harder than I would at a brick and mortar job either.
Goal Setting for 2015
For 2015, I am focusing on the following things to try to make writing and blogging more fun for me again.
- Update Giveaways 4 Mom a few times a week and not stress myself out when I cannot post every day.
- Focus on accepting jobs on topics that I enjoy writing about such as online income, parenting, and social media.
- Learn more about affiliate marketing so my endeavors there can become stronger.
- Update this blog at least once or twice a week.
- Interact with other bloggers in my niche.
- Continue with direct sales and get more serious about marketing my companies.
- Set a work schedule that does not include me working 80+ hours a week.
I know as the year goes on I will probably amend or add to these goals. However, for now, this is what I am going to start with. I had to make a choice to take some time, actually reflect, and write out what I am going to change because for me 2015 is off to a horrible start. Keep in mind; I am also working on my debt free journey this year. So, as I pay off my student loans I will be updating about that too.
How are things starting for you in 2015? What are goals and what are you doing to achieve them?