Well, after five years (I’ve lost count actually) I finally decided to do something productive with my amandakjones.com URL. Up to this point it’s basically been collecting dust–waving sadly at the Google bots as they pass on by. A few days back I took the time to write down my plans for 2009. This is something I haven’t done in the past and I found the whole experience surprisingly motivating. Here’s my list:
1. Do something, ANYTHING with amandakjones.com. It took me forever to make a decision about this URL. I work full-time as a licensed veterinary technician so I was half-tempted to brand my name in the pet niche. I actually started a pet-related blog more than a year ago on this domain but I burned out pretty quickly. Thinking about pets 24/7 just made me tired. I needed a break. So here we go instead. I’m not exactly sure what direction we’re going in, but at least we’re going SOMEWHERE.
2. Build one niche blog a month that generates at least $5/day. The methods I’ll use to build and market these blogs will be based on what I’ve learned from Garry Conn, PotPieGirl, and Joshua Spaulding. Who knows–maybe someday when this blog has a page rank of 5 I’ll be able to send them a little link love in exchange for their generosity in taking the time to teach and inspire others.
Finding the time and energy to create niche blogs can be difficult when you already have a full-time job but those are just excuses in my opinion. Ryan Wade once said, “A lot of people want to do what I do, but not a lot of people want to do what I’ve done.” I think that statement speaks volumes to what it takes to achieve “financial success” online!
3. Become a Giant Squid. I totally love Squidoo. I love teaching people about things I find interesting and Squidoo is the perfect tool for that. If I could make a living building Squidoo lenses I’d be perfectly content. However, I hate the thought of putting all my eggs into one basket so I’m going to try and diversify my income streams (or trickles!) as much as possible.
4. Establish a method for CONSISTENTLY making at least $100/day online utilizing one or all of my diversified internet marketing “skills.” So far I’ve had sporadic good days with affiliate marketing and freelance content and graphic creation but something a bit more predictable and passive sure would be nice!
So–it looks like I already have one item checked off my to-do list for 2009. I’d like to hear about your plans!
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