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I’m not sure how February snuck up on us so quickly, but I wasn’t prepared.
Trying to decide my goals for the month ahead actually felt a little overwhelming this time around. Normally, I know exactly what I’m setting out to achieve.
This month was different.
January was kind of a whirlwind and a smashed basically every goal I set for myself. And I think that left me wondering, “How am I going to top that this month?”
It was added pressure that I didn’t really need, considering I had a lot on my plate as it was.
Fortunately, after reflecting on my bigger goals for the year and what I achieved in January… I was able to craft my February goals.
And you know what? I’m actually feeling excited for the month ahead now. Here’s what I’ll be working on:
1. Create & Launch a New Product
Recently, an idea for a new product came to me and I’ve been dying to get started on it. However, I told myself that I needed to focus on finishing up my January goals first. And that this goal would need to wait until February rolled around. Fortunately, I didn’t have to wait long because I’ve literally only had this idea for a week or two.
Now that February has made its grand arrival, I can finally start planning time to focus on this new product.
I don’t want to give too much away, but I will share a little bit with you.
This product is designed to help bloggers create captivating content for their websites. The reason I’m creating this is because I see far too many bloggers struggle to create great content for their blogs. I don’t want to see anyone publishing sub-par content! I’m a firm believer that, as bloggers, our content plays a huge role in helping us to make sales of our products and services. And you’ll learn exactly how to do that with this new offering.
The only other thing I’m saying is that there will be a pre-order offering with a special early bird price. And I’m hoping to officially launch the product mid to late February. Get on my email list to stay updated. 😉
2. Make Updates to the Website
One task that I keep procrastinating on is making updates to my website. While I’m not looking to do a complete redesign right now, I do want to spruce up a few key pages. After all, you want to give people a good first impression when they visit your site!
A while back, I rewrote my About Page, but never actually published it.
And creating a “Start Here” type of page for new visitors has been on the to-do list way too long.
This month, all of that comes to an end. I’m going to make sure I dedicate a sufficient amount of time to making those updates because I want to visit my site and love everything I see. And, as my visitors, you deserve to have an amazing experience every time you come to my corner of the web as well.
3. Create New Content Upgrades
Growing my email list is one of my goals for 2018. You see, I’ve never been super proactive about growing my list.
I’ve had an email opt-in. I’ve created content upgrades. There have even been a few challenges I’ve offered here and there.
However, I’ve never really put too much of a focus on it. I don’t like to obsess over numbers because that’s not what really matters.
Engagement is what actually matters when it comes to your list.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t grow my email list as well!
That’s why I want to create some new content upgrades this month. I started working on this in January. I removed all the old content upgrades from my site, which had my old branding on them (yikes). And I started to update the ones that I still wanted to keep.
This month, I want to dig through my archives and analytics to see if there are any other posts that are worth creating content upgrades for. That will allow me to have a few additional tactics in place to boost my subscribers.
4. Start a Facebook Live Show in My Group
Okay, I’m a little afraid to put this goal out there. Why? Because I’m not sure it’s one I can actually stick to.
I feel like I have so much stuff on my plate for February that tacking this additional thing on will just too much.
However, I also feel like I really want to give this a go and see what happens with it. So, with that said, I have a goal to go live on Facebook every week.
I’m thinking about doing a weekly “Tip Tuesday” kind of thing over in my private Facebook group. (Join if you haven’t!)
Unfortunately, when I started this group some time ago, I was horrible about promoting it. As a result, I never wound up with a ton of members in the group. Nor is it even that active. (I’m really selling you on joining this group, aren’t I?)
But I want to change that this year. I want it to be this active, positive community for female entrepreneurs. I don’t care how many people join. I just want the members to find value in this community and want to be a part of it. And doing a weekly Facebook Live show, I feel, will really help jumpstart the group.
5. Begin Journaling
How many of you journal regularly? Seriously, if you do, hit me up! I’d love to know what in the world you’re writing about.
I’ve been wanting to keep a business type journal for some time now. Carrie Green of The Female Entrepreneur Association has spoken about this before. And it was her mention of it that pushed me to create one a while back. However, I wasn’t sure what to write in it. So, let’s just say that didn’t last long.
But I want to get started with it again!
It could be a great opportunity to write about the things I’m working on or how I’m feeling in my business. I’ve even heard of people writing journal entries about goals they want to achieve as if they’d already happened. And who knows, maybe I’ll try the whole Morning Pages thing.
We’ll see how it goes, but I’m going to ease into it by journaling at least once a week. Hopefully, I’ll be able to stick to it!
Progress on January Goals
- Create an updated vision board. Done! The vision board in my workspace is now filled with inspiring messages and pictures that are fully aligned with my goals. And I couldn’t be happier about it!
- Have a clear out of my desk. Check! I cleaned out my desk pretty early in January to help get a little more organized. Despite tidying up, I still have a ridiculous amount of notepads and notebooks. That’ll never change.
- Read at least two new books. Not quite. I finished reading The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk. Then, I started on You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero, but I didn’t finish it. So, I didn’t get through two books.
- Grow my YouTube channel to 100 subscribers. Accomplished! You have no idea how excited I was to reach this goal so I could finally claim that custom URL. Thanks to everyone who is subscribed and if you haven’t already, do it now!