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Hitting small goals is better than hitting big goals
If you've read through a lot of my discussions here on SEOclerks you know that I plan out everything I do. I will set up small goals that lead up to one big goal so that I can keep on track and keep my moral up while I'm working. Hitting small goals along the way is like a milestone for me and I love hitting them Even if these goals are to wake up before 10am every day Monday through Friday and begin working, If I wake up at 9:59 every day... Goal Achieved!
There's a big difference between big goals and small goals. Sure the small goals can be achieved quicker than the big goals, but the small goals keep you on track so that you stay successful. So you shouldn't push off the small goals since they help out too
A few small goals I have every week are as follows:
- Increase my email list by 50. I'm currently have 120, Goal Achieved!
- Write up 5 new posts for your blogs. I'm currently at 12, Goal Achieved!
- Get 10 new Amazon Merch designs up and running. I'm currently at 11, Goal Achieved!
- Find 1 new SEO and Online Marketing client. I've gotten 1 so far, Goal Achieved!
- Help 10 people with questions and problems they're having. I'm at like 100 lol... Goal Achieved!
- Do Better than last week. I think I have, Goal Achieved!
Now these are my small goals and I've achieved all of them already. I do work on weekends so I sometimes let Saturday sneak in there if I haven't hit all of my goals and I need some extra time lol. The hardest thing that I set for myself is getting a new SEO client each week which can be pretty difficult sometimes. I might not get a client for 3 weeks and then all of a sudden I get 10 inquiries in a single week lol.
Some people will say that these are pointless little wins, but when I look at it I see that I'm achieving goals that are like building blocks for my future success. For example, my Amazon Merch account can have up to 100 designs live at any given time. This means that I can make a royalty from each sale that is made because of my designs, which is great
If I don't push myself to get my designs live and on Amazon, I don't have a chance to make money from that platform. I do all my research and then design what I think will sell. Then I optimized my listings and submit them to Amazon. If they make a sale I will get $1 to $4 per sale because I don't price my shirts above $16. With 100 listings I can easily make an additional $500 a month which will be passive after I get a bunch of designs up and running. I know people making $3,000 to $5,000 a month on Amazon Merch, but they have 500+ designs active right now
You need to set small goals so that you can achieve them. Just setting up large goals will kill your moral because it could either take a long time to achieve them or you may not hit them at all and fail. But if you hit 10 small goals while you fail your big goal, it won't be as much of a devastating blow and you can carry on
Set goals so that you can keep on track and keep your moral up. You will never want to take a disappointing blow like failing a big goal that didn't have any small successful goals to get there. Sure you failed, but at least you succeeded elsewhere
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