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What Are Your Goals For 2016?



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What Are Your Goals For 2016?

Dear fellow freelancers,
We've already come to July, and I want to ask you..

What are YOUR goals for 2016?

Some of of you might have heard that I've just recently lost my biggest client. We had to go separate ways as he's no longer in need of my services..

Due to that, I will obviously be aiming to get a new client.. A new "biggest client".

However, no matter how sad, hard, boring or tedious this is or might be, I'll need a new one.. But this wasn't my goal for this year to begin with.

My main goal for 2016 is to launch a brand new business, which I can't reveal at the time I'm writing this. I've had this idea since mid 2015 and still haven't managed to pull this off, so by the end of this year.. I just need to have it done.

What about you?


Best Regards,
hitmeasap

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Topseoservice

Apart from expanding my reach in SEOClerks on which I am working continuously, I have also started a blog in 2016. And my plan is to increase readership of that blog. If the blog is successful, I am quite sure I can get a multifold benefit from my blog.



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hitmeasap

Hey Topseoservice,
That sounds cool. I'm glad for you. What is the niche of your blog? Do you have a link for it? What Are Your Goals For 2016?

Do you plan on selling services or products on your blog and do you have any specific ideas on how you'll draw traffic to your blog?



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Lynne

My goals for 2016 were:

  • Close my online stores and not have any of my own physical products
  • Start earning a full time income online after changing direction into blogging and affiliate marketing
  • Stop working full day so I can bring my kids home at lunch time when play school finished instead of having them in aftercare until 5pm every day
  • Be Happier and more content!

And I have now achieved this so I am one happy camper. I do want more money though. I want to buy a house and I need a new car so those will be some of my goals for next year... oh and pay off my debt, that would be good!



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hitmeasap

Hey Lynne,
First of all, Congratulations! I'm happy for you What Are Your Goals For 2016?

So, basically, you set your goals for this year, you nailed it, and now you'll be waiting for 2017 to set new ones? - Do you wait until 2017 with new goals due to the things you have to do right now, with your blog & affiliate marketing and all that, or are you not comfortable with setting new goals "on the fly" so to speak?

Anyhow, I'm happy for you and I wish you the best of luck in your ventures! What Are Your Goals For 2016?



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Lynne

Actually most of what I do is on the fly, I wing it most of the time. I don't have set concrete goals that I make at a specific time of year.

A good example is closing my online stores. That is not a goal I made at the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016. In February this year I suddenly realized I wanted to change direction. It took me 48 hours talking to discuss my thoughts with a few important people in my life that I trust and respect.... and then I wrote a blog post letting everyone know I was closing, sent out all my last orders, flogged all my stock and then set about removing my online store from my website and making my homepage my blog roll LOL.

It was the best move I could have made and I am so much happier. Once I set my mind on something I like to just do it as soon as possible.

Saving up for a house and a car will take some time and of course earning more money will help and having no debt... so I will work on getting rid of all my debt and saving a bit this year so that next year I can maybe get myself a house and a car What Are Your Goals For 2016?



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Lynne

Oh and at some stage I want to be earning enough online to b able to support our whole family comfortably so my hubby can quit his ****** job!

He is very unhappy in the line of his work and I would love to be able to allow him to completely change what he does or just spend some time at home enjoying time with our kids.... Perhaps he can start his own business. He can study something new or we can travel a bit.. whatever but right now he is completely stuck and unable to make a change without risking the stability of our finances.



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Everett

I have a couple of goals for 2016. I'll try to break them up between timeframes, and current progress:

  • Now until September 2016 - Save up enough money to buy a new used car. My maximum budget is $5,000 USD, and I want an SUV or Jeep. However, I'll take whatever is good. I don't really like to buy cars, since you have to pay monthly on them, so I rather just buy it flat out and not worry about a payment. I also don't care if the car is used, or has 100k miles.. I'll just save up again and get another one.. lol, I'm about 50% of the way.
  • September 2016 - November 2016 - Save up enough to get my real estate license. The program in which I will be attending will cost around $300-$500 per course for 90 days if I decide to go through a broker. The total cost is around $2,000, due to fees, and other things associated with it. 0% of the way
  • November 2016 - January 2017 - Have my real estate license, and start selling houses in 2017. My ultimate goal would be to sell a beach front home worth more than $2,000,000 What Are Your Goals For 2016? 0% of the way



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idealmike

That's great Everett, you sound like you're well on your way! Maybe one day you can sell me a nice beach front house in Miami or somewhere else really hot and exotic. Until then I'll be rooting for you mate! What Are Your Goals For 2016?



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Everett

Thank you, Mike! What Are Your Goals For 2016? I'm slowly walking down the path, the sun is setting and bringing upon a new dawn. I can hear the birds chirping, and feel the warmth of the sun rising. I'm almost there, so close to my goal, and it's just out of reach.

I'm really determined to complete my goals for 2016. I have about 6 months to get all of that done, and it's gonna be stressful when I'm taking those courses because I'll still have to be working online. I do still want to continue working, however I'll have to find a new way to manage myself.. lol



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Lynne

Great goals Everett, I wish you the best of luck with that What Are Your Goals For 2016?



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Everett

Thank you, Lynne. I'll take all the luck I can possibly get. What Are Your Goals For 2016?



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Lynne

Maybe you can sell me a house when the time is right? It won't be $200 0000 sale though, but it all adds up What Are Your Goals For 2016?



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Everett

Oh, that is fine. I'm okay even if I sell a $20,000 home. The excitement of selling your first product or home is very exciting. What Are Your Goals For 2016? And if I can get licensed in SA, I would try to! What Are Your Goals For 2016?



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Lynne

Great because that is on my next set of goals, for next year! I so badly want my own little space in the world that I can make completely my own What Are Your Goals For 2016?

That is something that will make me so happy and content!



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hitmeasap

That's awesome Everett!
So you'll need about $2500 more, to get your car. And about $2,000 more for the courses? Is this a reasonable goal for you? -You've even mentioned time frames! What will happen in case you can't reach these goals within the time frame? I truly hope, and believe you will manage to reach achieve this, especially as you mentioned time frames, but I'm not comfortable myself having that much pressure on me. Which is the reason I had to ask you if this is reasonable or not. Anyhow, I wish you the best of luck! What Are Your Goals For 2016?



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Everett

I hope it's reasonable for me. I believe it is. I'm trying my absolute hardest to meet my goals, even though it may a couple thousand of dollars for the car and courses, since I have to take the initial course, and then a course after that and then another to close it all up it's going be pressuring for sure.

I believe you can do whatever you set your mind to. And that's my goals so my mind is there, and I'm hoping I can do this. I haven't really planned for anything if it fails, so this better happen! LOL



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ppscslv

Surviving, like in each year of freelancing. The dreams to earn enough money to buy a small home, a car and other related are less and less to be achieved...
What Are Your Goals For 2016?


We leave in a world where riches are stealing more and more from poors, but we still have the hope (until it will be stolen, too)...



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Everett

Surviving, like in each year of freelancing. The dreams to earn enough money to buy a small home, a car and other related are less and less to be achieved...


I'm sorry feel that way, however I personally believe you need to set smaller goals and work towards them. Once you've met the smaller goals you can grow and work on bigger goals. What are goals for 2016 and beyond? Why do you feel that you won't be able to acheive these goals of a house or car?
We leave in a world where riches are stealing more and more from poors, but we still have the hope (until it will be stolen, too)...


Yes, that is technically correct. The 1% owns the 99%'s money. However, there IS hope. Just hang in there and keep doing what you're doing.



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hitmeasap

Oh, I recognize myself. Or at least the "former" me.. I changed and so can you.

The ultimate dream for me, would be to buy a house like the playboy mansion. Having a few red Ferraris in front of the house and, one thing that would be my true ultimate dream, is a blue Dodge Viper with white stripes on a platform, inside of my house. I've always wanted that.. It would be SO cool! - I probably won't get this. Ever.

However, my dream hasn't vanished because of that, and I'm not sad or angry because of that either. It's just a reality check. I understand that I won't be able to get it, based on the things I do today.

So, what should I do? Continue in the same pattern as always and be satisfied, or change things up, and put in even more effort to chase my dreams?

I will chase my dreams, but I will do it with small steps. Day by day.



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procoder

My Goals for 2016:

To expand my services here on SEOClerks.
To build something unique, not just a simple software.
To create my own setup, with multiple computers.

Yeah, I have pretty goals for 2016, hard work and dedication is the key to accomplish them.



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hitmeasap

Hey procoder,
It sure sounds like the goals are within reach just by reaching your very first goal. If you expand your business by providing more services, you will be able to make more money.. If you make more money, you could afford to buy your own setup with multiple computers. That's awesome!

Build something unique.. Do you have any ideas on what you will do?

I wish you the best of luck! What Are Your Goals For 2016?



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procoder

Yeah i'm sure about that. That's the most important thing to do right now. Actually i have some ideas in my mind, so i have a lot of work to do. I want to build something unique, i mean something with hardware and software. Thank you so much! And wish you luck with your new client ;)



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idealmike

Sorry to hear about that Asap! I hope you find a new bigger client soon and even many more as you're a great guy and deserve all the success you can get! Sometimes these things happen at the time when we least expect it. But keep your head up because usually when one door closes another one opens somewhere else. You're obviously very talented and skilled at what you do and there's a demand for what you do too so there has to be more people / potential clients out there just waiting for you to get them on board with you and for that I wish you luck and hope you'll find someone new soon!

As for me, my goals are the same this year as they have always been. To become the next fortune 500 company! Or at least just to get into something I can expand in and coin in on somehow. I'm usually trying new things and always keeping my eye out for them as they happen so I can be one of the first to get on board as that usually pays dividends later on down the line at some point.

I want to become a bigger and better SEOClerks seller as well though. I have plans for some new services soon that are slightly different to what I usually do but I like to be unique in the services that I offer. I just want to sell more and become a bigger success on SEOClerks.

I also have plans to focus more on the affiliate side of SEOClerks as well and try to get more affiliates in under me. That is one side of things I'm going to be spending a lot of time on doing over the next several months of this year and into 2017.

I also have a couple business ideas myself I want to put into practice before the end of the year. I'm still doing some research on them though as research is key really so you can have the right plan of attack from the start. It's all very well having a business idea but if you don't do enough research from the start you can hit snags along the way and I'd like to be as snagless as possible!

Good luck with your ventures and stay positive! Positive things happen to positive thinkers! True that! What Are Your Goals For 2016?



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EliteWriter

Yes, I definitely need to find some time to improve my affiliates as I am lagging behind at that. But the problem is that I am getting so many orders that I have barely any time to see to anything else. I hope I will manage to find some time to dedicate to getting more affiliates since it is the only reason why I am still a level 3 seller.



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idealmike

You're not alone! I hear that. I was thinking about putting together some plan of action check list of things to do to help you get more affiliates under you that you could choose and chip away at each day when you have time. There's many ways to go about it though when you put your mind to it. I'll be cracking that nut soon but remember to check out my series of methods ways and places to share your affiliate links as that will put you on the right path and give you a few ideas if that's what you're looking for! What Are Your Goals For 2016?

I guess we could run some kind of competition or challenge or something everyone can enter and see who can get the most affiliates from any one campaign that's the same. Something like that might help to motivate you more which could be well worth doing in the long run anyway. Say, first person to get to 100 affiliates from SlideShare marketing in a year or something. Would you be up for that Elite? What Are Your Goals For 2016?



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hitmeasap

That actually sounds like a really fun thing to do! I'd be up for it if I had enough time.. But.. Perhaps I will shortly. In that case, I'd be up for it!

It's probably a solid way to gain affiliates that way too. By simply focus on one thing at the time instead of spreading your work and focus on multiple platforms at the same time. When I was into this (last year), I focused on several things simultaneously and it's actually extremely stressful when you have other things to do. So I'd recommend doing one thing at the time.



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hitmeasap

Thank you Mike, I appreciate it. What Are Your Goals For 2016?
These things happens, that's just how it is. I knew all along that I wouldn't be able to continue with this client forever, I just got a bit surprised as it happened now. Another door will open. What Are Your Goals For 2016?

Your goals are great and I'm actually having the same goal regarding the affiliates. I need to start working on building my affiliates again. I did this earlier but haven't done anything at all for more than a year now.. It's a total bummer but I haven't found enough time to do it. ( Might be this new door you mentioned? ;)

You too are a great guy and I wish you the best of luck in your ventures!



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EliteWriter

Now that 2016 is more than midway I do not have any specific big goals actually. I really wish to save up enough money to go for a nice family vacation next year, but with regards to other goals it is basically more about keeping it this way as I am pretty busy how it is, and very pleased with it all. I do not really have enough time to aim bigger, so my goal is to keep on being a good seller and CD contributor.
It was nice going through your hopes and dreams and goals. I wish you all the best of luck.



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hitmeasap

A goal like that is still something very precious and you're doing a great job so far in the CD, as a contributor and judging by your feedbacks I'd say you're doing a superb job as a seller too! What Are Your Goals For 2016?

I wish you the best of luck EliteWriter.



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EliteWriter

Thank you hitmeasap. I do my best. I just wish there were more hours in one day as that is probably the only way I can get to do all that I really wish to do (especially since I would love to get more affiliates and go up to level 4) What Are Your Goals For 2016? but alas, time is what it is - very limited, and I have to keep up with other commitments too. That's life!
I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors too.



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MusicMoguls

goals for this year would have to be what any other freelance business owner has, and that's for my business to prosper in the best ways i would also love to get the opportunity to expand my operations which i know is possible, i have come a long way and by establishing short term goals i have been able to accomplish many things . so long story short its just too make sure i can continue and apply myself correctly to maintain a good steady pace down that path to success and to be able to continue prospering at freelance.



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TommyCarey

My goals for 2016 are pretty simple, not difficult at all, I'd say extremely easy...... I want to make $10,000+ per month by the end of 2016 What Are Your Goals For 2016?

Ok, I lied about how easy my main goal is lol What Are Your Goals For 2016?

I do have plans for a website that can easily make me $3,000 a month pretty quick after launch, I just need to get it coded up. I'm limited because of my funds being tied up in advertising my other services through PPC platforms like facebook ads, adcenter and adwords. Some people have told me "Well why don't you save up your money and pay for the design and programming?" well it's not that easy. If I discontinue my ads I'll essentially be killing my company because I won't have any money coming in. Gotta spend money to make money What Are Your Goals For 2016?

I have 3 websites that are in the works, basically just brainstorming right now. Two of the websites are in the gaming niche, video games and board games, and they should be fairly easy to get ranked since I know what I'm doing in terms of SEO and Online Marketing. I already have the Wordpress theme for the gaming websites, I just need to pull the trigger and buy the domains and hosting for each and then send all the files and info to my designer to get them set up. After the gaming sites are set up I know where I can start advertising, but that will be a combined total of $300 a month at the start just to get some traffic from niche related websites, that doesn't include adwords, facebook ads and adcenter What Are Your Goals For 2016?

For my other website it is in the SEO and Online Marketing niche. It'll be a service for people running a web design website and/or SEO and Marketing website. It'll help increase their leads and who doesn't like more leads!?!?! What Are Your Goals For 2016? This is the website that will make me around $3,000 to start because I already have 250 of my competitors clients emails in a file and another 10,000 websites that could use my services. I'll undercut the costs of my main competitor so that their clients will be more willing to sign up with us since they could save 50% What Are Your Goals For 2016?

Well, I want to set up those 3 websites this year and I really hope I can get them done and profitable by the end of December 2016 lol.



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ajlancer

Hi hitmeasap thanks for your nice question. It is very importance to achieved anything by targeting goal. And as a professional freelancer I have some goal in 2016. Though, I am not going to tell all here and it is not possible to me to share on publicly. As a SEOclerks freelancer my first and best target to get Level X 5 within 2016 and I have some blog but I am not working such for those, I will try to make those blog sites more active and live for user. And I am earning very handsome amount of money by outsourcing but I want to make it double by more hard working And I have some bank deposit as monthly basis and I want to fill them before coming month of December. And my next target to buy a private car. Though I have sufficient amount of money still but I want to buy car once my kids will be a school boy.

Regards by Ajlancer



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jjdjbakos

Our goal for the 2016 is to get in the 1st page of freelancers on seoclercks. We are making progress really fast and all our clients are happy. So reach in first page is an achievable goal for us.



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Corzhens

My goal for this year is to complete my learning of SEO methods especially the building of quality backlinks and the use of effective keywords. I know that SEO is already an industry and it is growing because of the patronage of webmasters in their desire to gain more traffic for their sites. If I can be an SEO specialist then that would be great because I can be someone in the industry and probably earn more.



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