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My New Year Resolutions
New Year Resolutions Related to My Online Writing
Reading through RedElf’s Top Ten New Year’s Resolution reminded me of my habit (when I was still young) of making my New Year’s Resolution. And what a list they were – lose weight, stop daydreaming, stop procrastinating, study harder, get a boyfriend (LOL), graduate with honors, etc., etc.
After I graduated from college, the New Year’s Resolutions stopped. Don’t ask me why, I just stopped preparing them. Maybe because a lot of them go unfulfilled anyway, so I no longer wanted to pressure myself into making a list and then breaking what I wrote in that list. But for this hub, I decided to make another New Year Resolution list. But this one is different. This is my New Year Resolutions related to my online work or writing or freelancing (whatever you want to call it).
Why online work? Why not a list of resolutions related to my whole self? Well, for one, it’s more doable (which is really what the list should be all about). For another, this is one area which I really need to improve in my life and some of our plans in 2011 hinges on this online work (what those plans are? Secret!) Still another, well, I have already made some resolutions like two months ago and I just want to add on to those resolutions.
So, what are these New Year resolutions? Here they are in no particular order:
Increase My Online Earnings. I once asked Mark Knowles if a $1,000 per month earnings online is possible within one year. His reply – six months if I applied myself to it! Well, honestly speaking, the six months is not feasible for someone like me who has a full-time job. But the one year? I think it’s really possible. So my first resolution – increase my earnings to $1,000 per month in one year’s time.
Start My Own Blog. I started a forum thread a few days ago if I need to start another HubPage account or start a new blog. The advice I received was to start my own blog. Right now, I’m just looking if I can afford one (cost may be around $10 a month but that’s already like Php500 here, not really a small amount). I actually have a blog of my own but it’s a blogger.com account. Hopefully, by next year, I’ll have one on my own.
Write More Stuff…. in other topics. As I said in a previous hub, I write mostly accounting stuff. For this coming year, I can still see myself writing more on accounting and auditing (I don’t mind, they bring in the dollars). But I’d like to see myself write more stuff in other topics. Oh and of course, write more hubs in HubPages (hopefully reach 200 hubs by next year), as well.
Expand My Online Services. Other than writing, I just want to try my hand on online researching and data entry, even, possibly, online bookkeeping or a call center. I also want to get some people to assist me. Nothing concrete on this one yet but we’ll see.
Learn and Apply SEO and Backlinking. This one I also put in my previous HubPage Resolutions but this resolution concretizes things. Once I hit 100 hubs by end of this year (this is my 79th hub so I need to crank it up), I’ll start to trim down the number of hubs I write to 2 per week. Instead of writing more hubs, I’ll learn more about SEO and backlinking and apply what I have learned in my current and future hubs as well as in my planned blog.
Write for Other Sites. Like ezinearticles, or other online sites to promote my blogs or hubs. Another we’ll see plan.
Lastly, have fun. Writing and earning online are serious stuff I know, but heck, there still should be some fun in this right? So for my very last resolution, I’m planning to have fun while writing and earning online.
So there you have it, my New Year Resolutions for my online writing. Not quite an easy list right, but hey, I have to start somewhere. The more difficult it is, the more I’ll try harder to reach it. Wish me luck and cheers!