If you are like most people you have set some lofty New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you want to take better care of you body, physically and emotionally. You may also be looking to make a better bottom line (net income) in your financial life.
Unless specific goals are set, failure is very likely in more than 80% of the cases. So don’t set yourself up for failure. Set specific goals. Set measurable goals. Set due dates to meet those goals.
An example of specific goals that are measurable would be:
“I will lose 20 lbs before June 1”. From there it is recommend that you break it down in baby steps. Maybe you would lose 10 lbs by April 1, which would mean 5 lbs, by February 15 and so on….. Then set your input and output plans together (eating and exercising) and go for it. Remember to keep the steps and goals achievable, measurable and specific.
Are you looking for a way to make extra money in the New Year? Maybe you wish to start your own online business. You already have a job you like, but could use a little more money in your pocket. You don’t want tied down by a second job. If you are looking to do something so you can work from home in your spare time to make a little extra money, have you considered an online business? This, like no other goal, needs to be measurable and specific.
For instance, if you wish to sell a product or service online, your first goal would be to determine WHAT you will sell. Set a date on when you plan to have your decision made on what product or products you wish to sell. An example would be:
“By March 1, I will have decided on the product I want to sell online.” Between now and then you will need to do research. I recommend that you look into something that is a passion, or interesting to you. I also recommend that you consider a theme, rather than one product so that you can focus a little broader as you develop and grow your business. An example of this would be to pick a “kitchen” theme, rather then selling “blenders”. You will want a niche, but something that gives you room for expansion so you can sell more than blenders.
Then you can take additional steps with additional goals along the way. Below are a few steps to take to help get your started:
Figure out what you want to sell
Know “to whom” you plan to sell (target audience)
Learn how to market your product/service
Build a website (yes, you can build it yourself)
Work your new Online Business
Remember to take these steps and others you learn along the way, setting specific goals.
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