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Start with low target goals instead of end game goals to be more successful



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Start with low target goals instead of end game goals to be more successful

When you're starting a business for the first time you usually have an end game goal in mind such as "Make $1,000,000 a year".  This is an amazing goal, but it's unrealistic if you think about it.  Not many companies make enough money to live off of within their first year, let alone a million dollars lol.  You'll need to set more realistic goals and see them as stepping stones towards your success.

By setting realistic goals, or low target goals, you can monitor how everything is going much easier.  A goal such as "Get your first client" or "Get 100 real comments on a blog post or social media post" are good starter goals because you can achieve them quicker than bigger goals of making millions each year.  People all over the world will set low target goals in order to feel more successful in the beginning.  Achieving a bunch of these smaller goals, while also targeting your bigger goals, will make you feel more successful since you're achieving something early on.

In this discussion I'll go over some things you should target, why you should target them and what not to target in the beginning.


Goals you should target in the beginning should be seen as your low target goals or "starter goals" because they will be able to be achieved in a short amount of time with little effort.  Here are a few good examples of what I'm talking about:

  1. Domain Purchase:  Just purchasing your domain can be a starter goal since it's one step closer to getting your website up and running.
  2. Finished Website Design: This is usually a goal for most people because they can capture a load of sales through website traffic.  Having this as one of your low target goals is usually necessary since all of your competition will be online already.
  3. Obtain your first client or sale: Setting this goal will show you that your marketing efforts are actually working and you're on the right path.  Without setting sales goals, you don't really have an end game goal set.  People measure success based on how much money a website or company is making, so set up your sales goals but be realistic with them.  Scale them up: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 to 100.  These can be daily sales goals or if you sell higher ticket items they can be monthly or yearly goals.

Some goals should be avoided in the beginning because they might just be unrealistic.  It would be nice to make billions of dollars from a simple business plan, but it's not likely to happen even if you sell your company in the end and get top dollar for it.  Here are some examples of what types of goals to avoid in the beginning.
  1. Make $XX,XXX,XXX Per Year: This is a great goal to have, if you are already up and running and are making a million a year.  This goal is pretty unrealistic to start ups and most companies because of the high profits you would need.  You would be better of targeting $50,000 a year in the beginning and scaling up from there after you achieve it.
  2. Have 100 sales a day: Again, this is an awesome goal, but unless you're capturing a lot of your traffic right off the start I wouldn't expect to get this many sales right away.  You will need to build up a social media presence and increase your authority within the niche so that you have multiple traffic streams that are preaching about you as the best place for information or products.  I would start with a low goal of 1 sale a day and after 2 weeks of achieving this I would increase it to 5 a day and then maybe 10 a day.  Work your way up to 100 sales a day and you'll be much happier in the end because you're already hitting your other goals on your road to success Start with low target goals instead of end game goals to be more successful  I'm actually launching a new eCommerce website and my goals are 1 sale per day, 5 per day, 10 per day, 20 per day, 35 per day, 50 per day, 75 per day and then 100 per day.  It will be a while before I can get to 100 per day, if I do at all, but it will feel amazing when I do get there since I already have a sense of achievement from the other goals that were already achieved Start with low target goals instead of end game goals to be more successful



In Conclusion:
It's really up to you and how you want to set your goals.  You can do it simple like how I explained, and you will have many more achievements, but not everyone listens to a stranger posting online and will go ahead and do what they want lol.  Just be sure to set up your goals and do your best to hit them so you can have that sense of achievement.  Without a sense of achievement you will notice that you're drifting away from the company or website.  You'll feel that you're drifting away because it will seem like nothing is working well, even though you're doing an amazing job Start with low target goals instead of end game goals to be more successful   Set up small goals and also big ones, but don't get unrealistic with them so that you can get some wins under your belt while attacking your bigger goals Start with low target goals instead of end game goals to be more successful



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Soulwatcher

Have you ever seen Field Of Dreams? Most people firmly believe that all you have to do is buy a domain, build a website, and BAM they think there going to be off making $100k! a year. But that couldn't be further from the truth! Most businesses fail the first year they are in business. In fact people usually put up their houes as collateral and end up losing their house. So before you go off making a business do your research because it may cost you more than your wiling to lose!




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wiseagent

Establishing a goal to achieve is a very important thing because it gives you a very strong reason to work directly for the growth of your project. The problem is when that goal is too big and sounds like something surreal (to everyone who is starting).

At this point in the game, if there is not a good (a very good one, to be honest) sense to discern things... Everything will break down faster than you think.

Deceiving yourself with great goals is very easy, the difficult thing is to get the right way to them.




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Authord

Goals are very important, and I belive it's the compass that will direct you to your success. And also the magnetic force that draws you and keeps you going when you're about getting stagnated on the way.
So I really see nothing bad in setting high goals, remember everything is possible, and whether we belive we can or we belive we can't, we are right.
So setting your goals high is actually the driving force that keeps you going and also the source energy from which your motivation comes from. I'm really taking from experience.




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augusta

Making goals is very important albeit small achievable goals.if we set smaller goals and work towards it diligently and consistently then we will be able to achieve greater height despite all barriers.




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wiseagent

The road to growth can sometimes be much longer than we can imagine (something that can creat frustrations in many people). But I think that everything has to grow organically... I mean, what is the point of forcing the growth of something that is not properly ready for it?




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overcast

This is true. I done exactly reverse over 10 years. And I didn't have the big payout days. I have found out that end game requires one to be very focused. I am just wondering if there are any other ways to deal with the goals. On that point you can see that earning 1$ is the first goal. And then 10$ is the next goal after that. Another thing is that 50$ is third goal. And then with that it needs to be increased. I think end goal hitting takes a lot of time too. But we all need to start with the low goals and increase them slowly.




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DarthHazard

Low and realistic targets are extremely important. I think a lot of people that try and start a business need to realise this because they think that their business will be extremely successful straight away and that they will start making millions in a few months. These processes can take a long while and businesses can take years sometimes before they start making a decent enough profit. Keep your targets and goals low and realistic so that you know when you are truly making progress as a business.




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overcast

True. The realistic goals are not something many of us think. We have to be more focused on that type of approach. I have seen people going more goal centric. And for them it works out. I think more realistic goal the better. And another thing is that being successful takes time. Many people with luck have proved it wrong and we take that as majority.




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kgord

Yes, small goals or baby steps are generally the way to go to achieve your goals. Something that is too radical a change in behavior is likely something you are not going to stick with. Small targets are good because they are acheivable.




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Pixie06

When starting any business the best thing to do is to set realistic goals. It can be very difficult for a new company to be successful in the initial years. Only in the long run will you get a better idea about the market you are serving and you will be in a better position to set more challenging goals. Moreover if you have failed in the initial years you will be able to learn from your failures which will allow you to perform better in the long run.




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Soulwatcher

I agree starting any new business is going to be extremely hard. And most people fail because they lack the proper funding to last them the initial hard years. They build a business and expect to be making profit the first month which in most cases is completely unrealistic. And they run out of money in 6 months and end up folding up shop.




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Pixie06

Before starting any business it is important to conduct a market research. This can be costly at times but this is something worthwhile to do. It will give you an idea whether you should invest in that industry. There are great chances that you may fail in case you invest in a business without having a single idea about the market you will be operating in.




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DenisP

Definitely some good advice here. I think that the same applies to just about any field in life. You need to start off taking those first baby steps, crawling before you can walk, and walking before you can run. The fact is that if you don't start off slowly with smaller goals in mind, you're probably going to do more harm than good. Take weight lifting for example. You have to start off with weights that are manageable for you. If you go for that 500lb deadlift right from the start, you're either going to straight up fail or give yourself a hernia.




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Corzhens

Not only in sales but also in life, you have to settle for alower target at first and let it grow slowly but constantly. Management seminars have taught me to break down a big project into segments so the big picture can be seen as smaller tasks. And with each task is attached the goal that is easier to achieve. You can be overwhelmed if you will be looking at the big picture all the time. As in the example of earning 1 million a year, that gargantuan goal may even scare you out of your wits. But earning 50,000 a month is not that daunting and realistically achievable.




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overcast

This is true. We have to always think in small ways and then build it up for something big. It takes time for those sort of things to manifest. And unless we pay attention towards the big things. It'd be not reasonable to consider the end goal in that case. I am guessing that many people are not much aware of this. So I guess each one of us learn from our mistakes. That does take time from what I have learned over a period of time.




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jpyy

Getting one client is a bit too low. Instead, I'd focus on getting more, maybe 30 or so. In fact, a goal of getting 100 clients might not be a bad starting goal for some people, depending on the cash. Note, a lot of cash, of course, might even make a starting goal of 1000 clients a realistic thing.




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kgord

Specific, measurable and realistic goals tend to be the best ways to accomplish your goals. You may know where you want to be in terms of the end results, but the tricky part is achieving the goals that will allow you to get there. Proper goal setting is an art and a science really.




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Judas2018

It's important to keep your goals in line with each new step you take as a freelancer. If your goals are too far ahead of each step then you'll become discouraged very quickly.




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vinaya

I have set big goals, however, I have also broken down my big goals so that I can achieve my big goals. My goals are earning a living from my blogs and ecommerce sites and publishing best sellers from a traditional publisher. Currently, I am focusing on earning $100 every month from my blogs and e-commerce sites. Earing a living from blogs and websites, look impossible, however, making $100 is doable. Becoming a best seller sounds impossible, however, I have published books on amazon and these books are contributing to fulfil my dream.




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Corzhens

I am inspired by your goal of earning $100 a month. For me, that is already a big amount and more than enough for the time that I put in my freelancing. However, I am earning much less than that and I see no way of earning more unless I put up my own blog and get a big number of traffic. But I know that having your own blog would need close monitoring and frequent uploading of fresh contents to get the desired traffic.




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vinaya

well, actually I earn more than that amount. I am a full time freelancer working from home and 70 percent of my income comes from online work. I am trying to earn $100 from my blog and ecommerce sites. I am earning well with the freelancing jobs, however, I want my sites to make money for me.




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