The year 2018 was beyond rough.
The month of December is already over half over and I’m determined to make 2019 a better year. To do this, I’ve set myself goals I want to achieve throughout the year. Not just long term resolution style goals, but short term ones as well.
Just in case you’re inspired to make your own goals for 2019 you can check out my post of why most new years resolutions are doomed to fail, and figure out how to make them more attainable.
I’m really hopeful that by keeping short goals intertwined with the bigger ones, I can set myself little milestones to keep up the motivation and drive I have towards them.
First Goal- I want to make $100 a month blogging. Consecutively.
Yeah, that doesn’t sound like much to any accomplished blogger. Especially when there are people out there making hundreds of thousands of dollars a month blogging.
So far I’ve made close to $100 in 4 months worth of blogging. $20 from a paid post and the rest through Ads on this page. My monthly views for the first two months was under 2000 and by the end of month 4, I finally broke 10,000 views.
The more views= higher ad revenue.
Goal 2- I want to successfully pitch and land a sponsored post or promotion.
Like, no joke- I would love for some all inclusive resort to contact me and say I get a weekend free and discount codes to pass out to viewers in exchange for reviews and drumming up some conversation about their establishment.
Considering that my monthly views aren’t anything extravagant “yet,” I highly doubt this situation happening any time soon.
So until then I think I’d much rather try my hands at landing paid posts or free products from companies that I already love and support or would like to try.
I’m a dairy free, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, mother of 2, who loves to cook and find ways to save time and money. There’s plenty of products and companies out there that could be a great fit for me and I am going to find them.
Goal 3- I want to break 100,000 views a month.
I’m already 1/10th of the way there, and it took me 4 months to get here, so I think that by summer 2019, I should have this goal achieved.
Goal 4- I want to make $2,000 a month from blogging.
In my state, minimum wage is $12 per hour. A full time job is 40 hours a week, so roughly saying, I want to make my blogging so successful it turns into a full time monthly income. Of course, I would truly love to be making $10,000+ a month. But I’m making these yearly goals more realistic.
Goal 5- I want to get better at my social media skills and grow my followers.
I still have no idea how to use Twitter, it’s honestly the last one on my list to work with because I don’t get it at all. I know there are so many people out there I can reach if I tried though. It’s one of the biggest social media platforms out there right now, so it should be higher on my list, but this tired momma doesn’t have time to try to understand it. In the meantime I’m growing Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.
What Are The First Steps in Reaching my Goals?