With a little less than 1/3 of the year left I thought I would check out how I was doing with my 2012 goals I set back in January. Some goals I’ve hit or are working towards, while others I’m not too close, and some have changed direction. Let’s take a look…
No New Sites – I ended up creating I believe one site. I had a good domain name that I couldn’t let just sit around and I outsourced almost everything so it hasn’t taken up much of my time. So far it has been a good investment as it is starting to rank and get traffic for the football season.
Make TheSportsGeek.com an Authority Sports Betting Site – My main site continues to grow and it is heading towards being an authority site. I get lots of traffic and a lot of repeat visitors. I’ve also noticed people spending more time on my site. I’m slowly building the site up and so far 2012 I’ve done a good job with this goal.
Continue Improving My Sports Handicapping – To date I’ve done fairly well in 2012. I had an off hockey season, but baseball has been solid and I finished off the NFL season strong last year. I’m continuing to learn and feel I will continue to do well year round between the three sports I’m handicapping.
Earn $500/month @ BuySupplementsOnline.org With My Partner By March– This has been a bust, as we aren’t bringing in much money at all. My partner has gotten busy and hasn’t been updating the site much at all, but even when it was getting updated it wasn’t making much money. Our rankings were hit a bit and we are getting little traffic compared to what we should be getting with the amount of quality content we have. We don’t have the money to put into SEO so this site probably won’t ever be a really big earner.
Make 5 Week Makeover Profitable – Big fail here. I didn’t really realize how hard creating and selling a fitness product was. The one thing you need it a lot of money to buy traffic, or somehow be getting a lot of traffic to test and master a sales page and then eventually start making good money. I’ll continue to work on my fitness sites to try and drive traffic to the product, but it isn’t anywhere near the top of my list anymore.
5% Rule – For those who don’t know what this means this is what I had in the post “One thing I’ve tried to switch my lifestyle towards is the 95%/5% rule. Basically there is where you look at everything that needs to be done within your life/business and outsource the 95% of things that you don’t want to be doing. ” I’ve started to change the way I do things to follow this lifestyle, but I still have a lot of improvement in the area. Recently I’ve taught a majority of my writers to post wordpress posts themselves which frees up a lot of my time. I’ve unsubscribed from a lot of companies that were sending me daily emails that took up my time, and I’ve also created Gmail filters that send certain emails into folders and mark them read so I don’t have to manually move them. Little things like that have helped me free up my time.
Personal Goals – I will take a look at these when the year finishes.
I stopped posting income numbers here, but overall I will *probably* fall short of my personal 2012 income goal. With that said I am having a great year (it will be a personal best) and I always set my goals really high (but achievable).
Nothing really too interesting in this post, but I wanted to take a look back at my goals and thought I might as well post here for anyone who’s interested in seeing how my year is going.