Can you believe that it’s already a month into 2016? It blows my mind how fast time flies by!
Some of you might have noticed I didn’t share any goals for January, but that was because I was busy working behind the scenes: updating my business plan, creating new systems for better productivity, mapping out goals for the year and dreaming up new adventures. I like sharing my goals and progress because it helps keep me accountable and it forces me to do all of my monthly income tracking and whatnot, which otherwise gets pushed aside for later.
How I made money:
I made more money from freelance writing in January than any other month! In fact, I made a third of what I made in all of 2015 in just one month. Just goes to show hard work, determination and experience really pays off! I really want my freelance income to double by March. I’m going to have to start pitching more regularly though. In January I only pitched 9 places, whereas in December I pitched about 20 places.
At the beginning of the month I sold a copy of each zine, which isn’t a lot, but I haven’t really had time to promote my shop of make any new products. On the plus side, I spent a good amount of time helping Nick reopen his vintage shop Tubular Retro and I’m sure that it will pay off! His shop had done really well before.
December was a lot of fun. I had amazing holidays, took time off, got a lot of cleaning done and organization. Then in January I worked my butt off at home and it paid off.
Eat healthier and stretch every morning.
I was doing really well eating healthier until this past week. And I don’t stretch enough.
Plan out 2016 business and life goals.
I defintely did a lot of planning, goal setting and organization. I completely reorganized my work space, created new systems to work more efficiently and even started using my planner.
Collaborate with other entrepreneurs.
This has been the most fun goal! I started hosting an annual creative challenge called Creative Chaos, which has been awesome. I also started a new blog series called Inspire Interviews. I’m also participating more on social media.
Finish first ecourse for January launch, plan next two.
NOPE. I was almost done when I decided my ecourse needed more info. This course is a lot bigger than I expected!
Get out more with my family.
We were getting out quite a bit. Now I’m back to hiding.
January was a really good month, work wise. There are things in my personal life that need some TLC though. And I still need to find ways to be more productive and efficient. Always learning!
Bike 20 minutes a day.
My aunt gave me her old exercise bike that no one was using. I’ve jumped on it a few times already but I want to make it a daily practice.
Work on Tubular Retro.
Not only did I revamp Tubular Retro, but I’m also creating a website for the shop. We’ve decided to add a blog, too. We’re currently in the super fun planning stage, coming up with content and putting the site together. I hope to be done by the end of the month.
Finish the damn ecourse.
Okay, this course needs to get finished! Like, seriously. It’s been almost done forever now, but I keep perfecting it, adding more to it, and just pushing the deadline. I need to realize that it’s amazing and just release it soon!
I need to save money so I can buy a car, pay off some debt and move. These things need to happen or I will lose my mind. Of course, in order to save money I need to make more money.
What goals do you have for February?