When great achievements is made it’s often a product of an attractive goal being reached. Top athletes who win the gold medal have visualized and trained the specific situation again and again and they know exactly what they want and how they are going to achieve it. In other words it is no coincidence when they deliver a outstanding performance. Every professional business also work like this and you should do the same. When you are clear about what you want it is a lot easier to get it!
Before you begin building your blog and monetizing it you need to identify your end goal and establishing your goals is actually a WORK BACKWARDS process. It is a process where you go to the point where you have reached your goal – in your mind of cause. This might seem odd, but don’t worry it will make sense. If you already know what your goal is then it’s perfect, but even so I recommend you go through this part of the course. I like you to approach this in a structured way meaning that your goal should be S.M.A.R.T. Let me explain.
A Specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. This is easier to understand if I give you an example: A general goal would be, “Get in shape” while a specific goal would say, “Join a health club and workout 3 days a week being able to use my Lewis again this summer”. Another general goal would be, “build a blog and monetize it” while a specific goal would say, “Create a design and graphic blog and begin posting one article every day starting next Monday and having 20.000 visitors next quarter”
To make your goal a Measurable goal you need to establish concrete criteria for measuring your progress toward reaching your goal. This is a important step because when you measure your progress you stay focused and you know exactly what your target is . The good thing is that you will know when you succeed and experience victories that will spur you on to continued effort required to reach your goal. To determine if your goal is measurable, ask questions such as……How much? How many? How will I know when it is accomplished?
If your goal is to make a full time income and you are serious about it, you want to know what it takes and of cause know when you goal is reached. If you want an extra income to afford a car or a holiday you should be very specific about it e.g. find the price and a picture of the car and put it in a place where you will see it every day together with a date where the car will be yours.
Your goal should also be a Attainable goal and be important to you. The thing is, when you identify a goal that is important to you and within reach, you begin to figure out how you can make it come true. You develop the attitude, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach the goal and previously overlooked opportunities will sometimes appear and help you get closer achieving your goal. The fact is that you can attain most any of your goals if you plan your steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to carry out the steps needed.
If your goal for example is $6000 income every month it can seem overwhelming and therefore you want to cut it in smaller pieces to make it more attainable. You can e.g. calculate how many sales you need to achieve your $6000 goal. What you should do is take your income goal and divide it by the net amount of commission you plan to make with each sale. Remember this is just to give you an example and I will explain in detail how to start selling products later in this course.
For example, let’s say that you are going to make $30 per sale which is indeed achievable. $6,000 divided by $30 is equivalent to 200 sales a month – this might sound like a lot, but let’s cut the goal into even smaller pieces. When you break it down, it’s just 6 -7 sales a day. Not a walk in the park goal, but a possible goal to reach indeed over time. Now it’s just a matter of building you a blog business that will generate $200 every day.
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