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My New Year Resolutions

Updated on June 22, 2011

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 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!


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    • Lauryallan profile image


      6 years ago

      Hey emievil, it would be great to see what you managed to achieve and if you met your New year's resolutions and if not how close you are to making your desired income on Hubpages.

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      8 years ago

      Good article.i hope you will achieve your aim this year. my new year resolution is to teach 10 million car owners on how to use these 25 strategies to get cheapest car insurance rates. These strategies have help many people but i want to expand it. Read it up here at

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      Accounting firm 

      8 years ago

      More good informations thanks for helping me out. Always a pleasure to see information that is useful, thanks again

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      where can i learn bookkeeping online for free  

      8 years ago

      Good thorough information, always a pleasure to find info that is useful, will be very happy to see more from you in the future

    • emievil profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      Hey Ms. Lita, thanks for visiting my hub. Uhm actually my husband is telling me that what I'm doing right now is actually for my retirement years :). It's not so much as work for me but this is something I enjoy. Thanks for sharing your resolution. I think you'll do great here. Good luck.

    • Lita C. Malicdem profile image

      Lita C. Malicdem 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      You make that much online because you do that much, too. I can't imagine me in your shoes. I wanted to make something out of my retirement days so I experimented on HubPages. My one and only New Year's Resolution? Find out what's in store for me here.(LOL) Good work, Emie. Stay at the top longer.

    • emievil profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks Art. Nice avatar!

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      9 years ago

      I wish you success in all your wishes Emi, good luck !

    • emievil profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      @MM, thanks. Your hubs are really high on the list. The Christmas in the Philippines hub is one of the first sites I see when I google the key words :). $250 a month, eh? That's good enough for me :).

      @create a page, thank you. The support given by you and the other hubbers is very important to me.

      @UH, hey thanks for the advice. What is your host? Maybe I can try that.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile image

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Love your new year resolutions!

      You are on your way to making big money online.

      Being in a full time job is in fact a plus point towards making big money online quick. No, I haven't lost my mind yet. I have noticed that who are doing a full time job earn more than the ones who start making money online without a job. There are a couple of main reasons for this which I can't tell rite now, maybe I'll write a hub on this phenomenon. :)

      I almost forgot to mention above that these full time workers ultimately quit their job after making much more than their salary for a couple of months.

      Come on Emie, start your own blog quick. Start it on the first day of the new year. :)

      I am happy with my hosting and they charge me $85 once a year.

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      create a page 

      9 years ago from Maryland, USA

      Thanks for sharing your resolutions emievil. I hope you will accomplish everything on your list in record time. We, the hubpages community, will be cheering you on as always.

    • MM Del Rosario profile image

      MM Del Rosario 

      9 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Good luck on your new year resolutions,I think they are all doable... it takes a lot of patience writing online but it pays.... it took me 6 months to get my first pay check and since then i get one each month and once your hubs aged then it gets high on the eyes of google, which means more hits. This year is a good year for me - I get about $150 to $250 a month, it pays my electricity bill and a few more extras.

    • emievil profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      @dohn, I'm contemplating ezine. Maybe around Christmas time (when I have some free time), I'll go over there and explore the idea. Thanks.

      @Hello, you're welcome.

      @Laura, thanks for the good luck. That's a good idea to publish a new hub. Might be very well the push I need :D.

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      Laura du Toit 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Here's to your not only keeping but exceeding all your New Year's resolutions. I think a lot of hubbers have the same resolutions as you have - they may just not have got round to putting them down on paper.

      As long as you remember to have fun you will be able to stick to these resolutions with ease.

      I think you should make a commitment to publish a hub each time you manage to achieve one of these goals so that we can all see if you are staying on track.

      Good luck.

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your interesting and informative hub.

    • dohn121 profile image


      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      6 months really? *sees dollar signs* That would really be awesome if I could achieve that, as it is one of my goals. You have the idea, Emie, and there's no doubt in my mind that you'll succeed.

      Have you thought about writing for ezine articles? I just started, but plan to write more as it's a great place for backlinking. Granted, it might take a month to get your initial article to get approved, but after that, it only takes a week: a month will come regardless if you join them or not :)

      Thanks, Emie and good luck!

    • emievil profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Philippines

      @ Cris, LOL, I was about to sign off when I saw your comment. Yup it's the time for these lists again. :) Thanks for being my cheering squad. If I succeed, I'll treat you to Digman's (wherever that is). :D

      @Maita, me too. But I only limited it to seven. Just saw my horoscope next year and it says I might get sick from too much work, so have to trim it down :D.

      Thanks for the comments Cris and Maita. Happy New Year!

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      9 years ago from US

      I have lots of New years resolution too, I wish I could nail them this year,,,You too emievil!! Happy New year to you and your family! Maita

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      So it's that time of the year for lists like this! Anyway, I have no advices for you as I'm terrible with making resolutions much more keeping to them! So I will opt instead to rally you into success and take part in your success when it happens vicariously. So we'll start now - ahem - GO GO GO! Will bring the pompoms next time around :D


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