A Progress CheckupBy
Wow, 2012 is one third gone and not slowing down! What have you done so far this year? Anyone stuck with their proposed goals and actions and made progress?
Without getting into the details, looking back, initially I was afraid of perhaps finding out that I didn’t do jack sh*t and that I’ve wasted this first third of the year.
But as I thought through the goals I had set in the beginning of the year and looked at what I’m currently doing, I’m happy to report that I have indeed made progress in a few of those areas. Perhaps not exactly the way I had envisioned, but progress is progress!
First of all, as for waking up earlier on a regular basis, that had been achieved by taking morning real estate classes this past month. With classes at 9am, it has really forced me to go to bed earlier and waking up earlier. Now even though I don’t always go to classes on time (imperfect execution), nevertheless the goal has been achieved and I’m happy with that. We don’t need to be perfect. Being better and on the right track is much more realistic and attainable of a goal.
Second part of the personal goal was to detect red flags in the girls I might be interested in dating. I think I’ve been more careful about that too and so far, I haven’t gotten into trouble in that department. =)
As for business goals, the first one which was revamping the ecommerce site is under way. It is far from done but I’ve at least started playing with a couple of open source platforms like zencart, opencart, and prestashop to see which one I will eventually use to rebuild the site. Not bad, but could be better.
The second business goal was to build on the adsense blogs that are generating income and dumping the ones that aren’t. I’ve definitely let expire the ones that are stale and keeping the money makers running, but besides that, I haven’t really done much due to having a fear that I could put in all this effort and not reap the rewards because with google algo changes all that work (on 20-50 sites!) would be in vain so I’m just letting them run longer and will wait and see what I should do with them.
The third business goal which is that of networking more with people and forming mutually beneficial partnerships. That is what I’m most proud of and excited about. So far I have three projects (perhaps a bit ambitious, but they’re all good!) cooking.
The first venture here is with two other partners in a new LLC dealing with business services, one with with two international partners, involving in importing a niche computer peripheral and distributing them in the states, and the other one is real estate and finance related partnering up with one other person here in Las Vegas. These three ventures have kept me busy. Even though these aren’t generating income just yet, I can see the potential and cannot wait to get everything up and running. All of these will involve the use of internet marketing extensively along with local networking and marketing.
The forth business goal of launching a profitable CPA (even CPS) campaign is underway. I’m still testing with a new $100 google adwords account and while not profitable yet, I’m getting decent CTRs with a few of the big KWs and I will continue to tweak them to see where we end up. I’ll report more as I progress.
Feel free to share in the comments anything relating to your own progress or something relating to mine. Until next time. Have a good one, folks!