Setting Residual Income Goals
I guess I should set some goals so that I can determine if I am getting any results or not. Next I am going to have to figure how I am going to accomplish them, as that is at least half of attaining your goals.
Seeing as I am just starting, I don’t expect a lot this first month. One or two sales would be awesome to start out. I think I am going to focus more on getting traffic and visitors to my sites. I know that if I were to follow Darren Rowse’s challenge “31 Days to a Better Blog” I should have this down, but I just cannot commit at this point to it. I know, I really do need to do it.
I have downloaded a spreadsheet from the Challenge I was going to do in March to keep track of traffic, so I am going to use that to see how my traffic is increasing or decreasing. Hopefully it will be doing the former. Regardless, if I do not see what it is doing, I will not know if I am having any luck or not with improving it.
I would also like to see my Adsense traffic increase this month. Currently I have Adsense on two out of three of my blogs. I did have it on a third but that site apparently did not fit in with Google’s approved sites and they disabled my stream going to that site, and I have removed it from the site myself now. But I do have Adsense on Hubpages so hopefully this challenge will help with that.
Another thing that I can do is promote my articles more, not just from here, but the ones I have up on other sites to increase the residual that I make from them. My Suite101 income took a drastic hit with the changes to the algorithm but I also have not been promoting those articles to get the income.
Summary after my babbling:
- At least double my traffic
- Make at least one affiliate sale
- Increase in Adsense revenue
Tomorrow I will need to investigate more of the Affiliate options I am looking into. It is currently 10 pm where I live and as a result, it is almost my bedtime. I work a day job and they don’t like it when you show up late due to sleeping in.