If you are truly serious about making money, you need to have a plan to reach the level of income that you want to achieve. This is a lesson that many people miss, even in other areas of life. However, it’s especially important to have a goal and a plan if you want to make money online. It’s easy to generically say that you want to make money blogging or go into affiliate advertising. It’s another thing to actually get into the business and become successful.
It’s important to set clearly defined short term and long term goals to keep things in perspective. Set yourself a big picture goal. What do you want to achieve in a year? five years? Your goal can be a certain amount of earnings, or how much traffic you are seeing on a daily basis.
Don’t be afraid to set your sights high on your long term goal. Some of you may be afraid that you may feel overwhelmed by setting a high long term goal. However, remind yourself that this is a big picture goal. Once you set it, put it aside. Your next step is to set some short term goals.
Your short term goals would be what you do on a day to day, or week to week basis to do that. When you set realistic short term goals for yourself, the long term goal becomes more achievable. Your short term goal can be as simple as posting 5 comments a day on a blog in your niche. Or earning $20 in a month. Make sure that your short term goals are progressing you to your final goal. But at the same time, make sure they are achievable. You will find that if you set simple goals on a day to day basis, you will over achieve. Then over time you can set the bar higher.
Taking the simple stepetting a goal will help you keep your focus on where you want to go with your online business. So, as you start on this path of making money online, take the time to sit down and plan out some of your short term and long term goals.
Then do some research on how to achieve your plan. There are a number of great resources on this site and others to help you out.