What are your article writing & marketing goals this year?
If you haven’t already contemplated them, written them down or even started considering what your article writing goals should be, this is a great time to do just that. (hint hint!)
Before you start telling me about how you’re going to improve the quality of your articles or the volume of articles that you produce, let me challenge you to begin your article writing goal-setting by considering what your END OUTCOME is first. ie: Writing articles and submitting them to EzineArticles.com is a means to an end…and you must decide what that end outcome should be for you and your business.
Here are some tips to help you create your article writing & marketing goals for 2007:
1) Review what you did in 2006 and study what’s working for you and what didn’t work so well. How can you do more of what’s working very well for you and less of what’s not? When you review your stats, do you see any patterns of predictability that would allow you to create a model of scalability from your future investments of effort in article writing?
2) Decide what you want for your end outcome from all of your article writing & marketing activities. How much traffic or exposure do you want to generate for your website(s) this year?
3) Put your goals and thoughts into numeric terms. It’s not enough to dream or wish for non-numeric ideals — Instead, you must become very specific when writing down your goals in numeric terms. How many articles are you going to produce per week or month; what will the word count be; which strategies are you going to test with the various components of the article?, etc..
4) Write your goals down. Deep down inside, you know that just having them in your head is not enough to guarantee that they will happen in the real world…and that you must commit your goals to PRINTED PAPER.
5) Get started and take action. Goals on paper are just that…goals on paper. To achieve your goals, you must act and you must act with a massive amount of action. Goals without action is like a car parked in the garage. Sure, it looks pretty, but it’s not serving anyone just sitting there.
6) Start with your biggest goal and then chunk it down. Example: If your biggest goal is to produce 1,200 articles this year (100 per month, every month), work it out backwards as to how many per week, per day and per hour you’ll need to produce to meet your goals. Are there other ways to meet your goals than to produce them all yourself personally?
7) And lastly, set a deadline for your article writing & marketing goals. When specifically will you know if you’ve reached your goal? How will you know if you are on pace to reach your goals?
2007 is going to be a great year! It’s time to THINK BIG, PLAN BIG and then WORK YOUR PLAN!
What are your 2007 article writing & marketing goals?
Any New Years Resolutions you’d like to share about how you’re going to change your article writing and marketing habits or strategies?