My Goals for 2011

I know that this should’ve been my first post for the new year, but I was heavily debating whether I should make this list a post or a page on this blog. I decided to turn it into a post since I’m going to have many goals I would like to achieve. Everyone should have a written list of goals so you can keep track. Keeping them in your head will do little to help.

Keep your goals realistic

Most of us like to dream big and go on to setting goals that are nearly impossible to achieve. You have to be realistic. Start small, and once you’ve achieved small goals you can go on to set more ambitious goals. The point is to help build confidence in yourself. You don’t want to set impossible goals and end up achieving none of them. The failure will bring doubt and that will kill your motivation. Set goals to succeed, don’t set goals to fail.
Set your goals

Reward yourself!

After you accomplish a goal (a meaningful goal), be sure to reward yourself even when you don’t feel like it. It’s essential to reward yourself when you deserve it to gain satisfaction from your work. Being a workaholic isn’t a good thing. Take time to relax and enjoy life. Isn’t that the ultimate goal in life? Just don’t overindulge. This will form a lazy habit that might be difficult to get out of.

My Goals for 2011:

  1. Build a strong readership.
  2. Build my mailing list and optimize it effectively so that it’s profitable.
  3. Reach 1,000 visitors daily.
  4. Increase blog income to $1,000 a month.
  5. Increase affiliate income to $2,000 a month.
  6. Guest post at least once a month on different blogs.
  7. Reach top 100,000 on Alexa.
  8. Increase PageRank to 4.
  9. Update logo.
  10. Update tagline/slogan (maybe).

Mark your goals
Those are goals I hope to reach by the end of this year. I believe they’re pretty realistic. Definitely challenging since I only spend a limited amount of time working on my blog. Achieving all this would certainly be astounding and I will certainly do my best to. I’m pretty sure that there’s more to add to the list but I suppose what’s on there now should keep me busy. Now, that I’ve shared my goals, what are some goals you would like to achieve this year?

22 Responses to My Goals for 2011

  1. Play Hidden Object Games February 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    First of all, I loved the picture.

    I hope you accomplish all the goals you are setting.

    Good Luck bro

  2. d3so February 2, 2011 at 2:19 am #

    Have you seen the facebook case study on the effectiveness of breasts? Just doing a little implementation, lol.


  3. Eric : Manila Blog February 2, 2011 at 3:59 am #

    Wow…those are big goals but I know that through your hard work you can achieve them.

  4. Play Hidden Object Games February 2, 2011 at 4:04 am #

    Well i can see it working already.

    Nice Work bro

  5. Saket Jajodia February 2, 2011 at 4:39 am #

    Best of Luck man….

  6. elie palima February 2, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    hello desso, I just want to wish you good Luck on your goals and say advanced happy birthday! my goal for 2011 is… Nothing! i just go with the flow. lol.

  7. JMZ February 2, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    Hope you reach all of them!
    I don’t list out goals myself.

  8. Internet Marketing February 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    We’ll help you. Keep you on track, give you ideas, retweets etc.

    1. Start writing! I’ll publish a guest post on my site for you. Knocks one site off the list.

    2. as for a logo, check my link, and take a look and see the one I just had made. He does amazing work, and It will only cost you around $25.00

    3. If you want hit me up on messenger, and we can kick around some tag lines for you until you find one you like.

  9. d3so February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    Thanks for offering help! Do you use AIM? my sn is d3socom
    I would like to have my logo done this month. Does this guy have a portfolio of past work?
    I’m also considering a tagline you mentioned in a past post, “the art of making money online”.

  10. d3so February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    You need to write them out!

  11. d3so February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    I go with the flow also but I think I’d have much more success if I listed my goals and aimed to achieve one after the other.

  12. Internet Marketing February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    No aim, only MSN, Twitter perhaps?

    Yes, he does.

  13. d3so February 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    possibly twitter.
    please send me a link to his works.

  14. PPC King February 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    I need a logo also. I just use text as my logo for the moment.

  15. PPC Ian February 2, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

    Awesome list of goals! All the best in achieving them, I’m confident you will. 🙂
    All the best,

  16. Internet Marketing February 5, 2011 at 3:13 am #

    Here you go D3so, I was telling him about you earlier today also.

    He’s done banners for half a dozen of my sites, e-book covers, mini sites, etc. (and my logo)

    Have a good one bro!

  17. Melvin February 6, 2011 at 1:22 am #

    I looked at the image for like 45 seconds before reading the main content.

    Anyway, definitely 8-9 of them are doable and I really really highly doubt that you would fail on some of the easy goals mentioned above. 😉

    Increasing income is the hardest obviously so best of luck.

  18. Fillipino Blogger February 8, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    That picture you used is really motivating! LOL.

    Seriously, good luck bro to your 2011 goals. Go for it!

  19. Fazal Mayar @ Make Money Online February 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    Nice goals, I also have optimistic goals for 2011! I think you will achieve them if you work hard.

  20. car fans March 1, 2011 at 5:42 am #

    nice goals, Hope you reach all of them! for me I want to my online site more attractive:)

  21. Jimmy March 2, 2011 at 3:21 am #

    Haha~ that picture very attract me~ Good Luck ya~ you can do it

  22. Green Pro July 17, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    He he.. your post picture got my attention. Nice goat… hope you get it. 🙂