I started out on this platform with the intentions of writing 365 blog posts for one year. That might come to bearing fruit, but at the moment I have only published 3 blog posts including this one, and I stand corrected.
Nevertheless, since publishing the first blog post on Medium, I have finalized and published my plan, call it business plan if you will, committing me to a timeline for many years to come. The nearest milestone is 31st December 2021, where I have 10x´ed my results in 2021 and with a monetary aim of $40K revenue in that month alone.
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Since I started with affiliate marketing I have not made much in terms of revenue. That has not been the intention for the first year. I have had the need to understand the niche of AM, and all the possible methods that can be used to promote different services and products. At this moment in time, I am ready to shift gear and start to put my newly gained knowledge to use.
To do this I have written a plan, a business plan, if you will, that describes what my goals are and when I am going to reach those goals. The plan is strategic and also contains more details on a tactical level.
An interesting observation in reference to why I started with affiliate marketing, I must admit It was driven by an immediate need for cash. But that need turned quickly into curiosity and then caused my creative mind to kick into action.
Motivational Part and Personal Discovery
During my journey in 2020, I discovered new and interesting people that I only had heard the name of. I also got a better insight into the life of famous people I already knew about. The common denominator for all of them is that they have discovered what it means to live life to the fullest and what stuff that powers the world and our Universe as a whole. Some of them are Jim Rohn, Bob Proctor, Tony Robbins and my childhood hero, Bruce Lee.
There are of course new names to that list, some of them I have never heard of before, but they have provided new insights to who I am, my inner self, by sharing their own journey and experiences. I am talking about Jenna Kutcher, Russel Brunson, Brendon Buchard, Dean Graziosi. And I must not forget Cassandra Patrovani, Mel Waller, Hilde Regine Rayani and Nathaniell Bernes who I have gotten to know quite well. These people are awesome and a fantastic source of motivation and inspiration.
What do all of these people have in common? They have the ability to inspire, motivate and sowing the seed to create wealth in every aspect of the word, not just financial, but in a total picture. By doing what they do and sharing their journey, they create positive energy that flows to everyone in their sphere of influence.
Now that all the kudos to my inspirators and motivators are done, it is time to share my plan. My main platform which I am working from is Wealthy Affiliate (WA). It is a great platform to start learning about digital marketing, and create your online business and is highly recommended.
- 180 blog posts published by 31st January 2021
- on my website Roysin
- on Medium
- on Wealthy Affiliate
I will drive traffic to my SM platforms consistently each week, sharing my blog content on the platforms and doubling numbers of followers every month on:
- Start and consistently utilize YouTube
- Start and consistently utilize Podcasting
- Start and consistently utilize TikTok
- $1000 USD by the first 60 days of 2021
- $100 dollar revenue by 31st January 2021
- $10K USD by 31st June 2021
- $40K USD by 31st December 2021
I have created an account on YouTube with a channel but I have not published any video´s yet on it. The same applies to TikTok. When it comes to podcasting, I have done my first one already, and published it, and are creating new episodes as we speak.
Daily Habits for Success
I haven´t read the book multi-millionaire habits by Dean Graziosi. But I know that consistency is one of the habits to reach my goals. What this means is that I need to follow and stay true to my daily plan. It will be tested during the first month of 2021 and adjusted if needed before February starts.
What is my daily habits? I start the day at 5 AM and the absolute first thing I do is to note down my dreams. I do this in order to keep my mind in shape. The next thing is taking a cold shower. The cold therapy kickstart my brain and body into action and gives me an energy boost and a resolve which is fantastic. Further, I make my bed, get my cup of coffee, read for 30 minutes, then blog for 30 minutes, brushing my teeth (with my left hand to train my brain) and then get to work.
I try not to get sucked up in social media too much and has limited the use in 3 periods of 15 minutes each. During these minutes I check for new posts or comments to mine. My own posting to social media is planned out and set on automation once a week. It will be live during the third week of January.
Once a week I check my websites, 5 of them, to check their health and need for updates.
During each day, I do at least 1 class or training session. It can relate to technical issues, web design or digital marketing, or it can be on personal growth and self-development.
Another habit, which is not a daily task, is to do a summary of the weeks’ activities. I do this normally on Sunday, and it helps me to identify where I need to make adjustments.
I publish and share my achievements in the Wealthy Affiliate community, in order to hold myself accountable to my plan.
Tools of the Trade
To make my day effective and productive I have found some digital tools that help me to reach my goals for the day and the week. The tools cover most of my needs to be effective in every aspect of my business.
These are Canva, Pocket, Trello Boards, MS Onenote, Day one Journal, GoogleDrive, Google Sheets, MS Word, MindMapping, Tailwind to name a few of them. I recently started to use Telegram app due to attending Tony Robbins New World Challenge 2021 which started 21st January. It is a messenger type of app which seems to be very good.
Some Final Thoughts
My business plan is probably not the typical plan that people would expect. But it is a plan that is achievable and has proven to be working. It is based on a template provided by Wealthy Affiliate and has been tailored to my own situation and goals.
What is the most important part of a plan is to be true to it and follow it without diverting in any direction. It needs to have time to have an effect. If it is not showing results as planned, it will be adjusted accordingly.
The next update on the plan will be by the end of February. That is when I have the goal of seeing my first $1K commission.