Minimum I.M Goal(s) You Want To Achieve Before 2012

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We have less than 63 days left in the year. What is the minimum Internet Marketing goal(s) you want to achieve before the clock strikes midnight on January 2012? Expressing them to others here could give you the extra "ump" you need to get you over the hump.

For example,

- I want to finish a marketing ebook for newbies.
- Increase mailing list for one of my membership sites to 2000.
- Hire one more employee.
- Reduce my operating expenses by 10%.
- Increase my ad buget by 10%.

Whew! ... I feel better already.
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  • Profile picture of the author Glad Warrior
    I have a goal to reach $10k a month but my deadline is not 2012 Jan btw
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  • Profile picture of the author Clara H
    Well I have a sticky note on my computer saying that I'll be making $10,000 a month by 31st December 2011. You know what they say... "Aim for the moon and if you miss you'll reach the stars."

    But at minimum I would like a few more products up and running with mailing lists set up and related membership sites on the back-end. At the very minimum, I am expecting to reach at least (*calculates now*) $1200-1300 a month.

    Wish me luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Originally Posted by Clara H View Post

      Well I have a sticky note on my computer saying that I'll be making $10,000 a month by 31st December 2011. You know what they say... "Aim for the moon and if you miss you'll reach the stars."

      But at minimum I would like a few more products up and running with mailing lists set up and related membership sites on the back-end. At the very minimum, I am expecting to reach at least (*calculates now*) $1200-1300 a month.

      Wish me luck!
      Good aim for the moon goal - as long as you keep your feet on the ground with persistent actions and education.
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  • Profile picture of the author RAMarketing
    Pay off my mortgage :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author jeskola
      Just did my first 10k month (more like 11.5k)... would like to hit the same for Nov and Dec. If so i will be quitting my job and take this full time next year.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris X
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidMoore557
    I am a big fan of goals and using goals as markers for achievement. That being said, my goals for the rest of the year are to 1) put the technical pieces for my online business in place (web page, pay portal, etc.) and 2) earn my first dollar online.

    My goals for next year are significantly larger but as they say,"New business is New Business"!
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    Well a guy can dream, can't he?

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  • Profile picture of the author bigdada
    develop better systems/processes to find out what worked in the best and
    adapt those learnings into future success product launches.

    also get more inspiration from outsiders..meaning getting a broader and different perspective that is not so vendor/product based but focussed on the customer...

    + travel more
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  • Profile picture of the author BabyMama
    My goal is to hit $5k per month.
    I have come pretty close with $4339 in September and $4575 last month. Hoping November and December I can hit the 5k mark.

    Doing everything I can do reach my goals before the baby is born in January!
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  • Profile picture of the author jb3715
    My single goal to reach by end of this year is to spend more time doing IM. The past couple months of my life has been full of unexpected and tragic events that I haven't had the ability to work like I need to on this stuff. If I can manage that I will put down my 2012 goal here soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Originally Posted by jb3715 View Post

      My single goal to reach by end of this year is to spend more time doing IM. The past couple months of my life has been full of unexpected and tragic events that I haven't had the ability to work like I need to on this stuff. If I can manage that I will put down my 2012 goal here soon.
      Congratulations, I see new beginnings for you. You've taken a big step just by sharing your goals with other Warriors. I send good thoughts to you ... "That new doors of opportunity will open for you that cannot be closed."

      -Peace and Blessings!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan J
    After 6 months of being in the IM game, it has only been the past two days I've seen the glimmers and managed to finally gain a commission, not the biggest at all financially, however, mentally it has done me so much good.

    My target has always been to start off small and build my way up gradually and consistently...so for me..to earn $200-$300 by the end of this year would be fantastic, anything more would even better. Nevertheless the money would certainly not be going in my pocket for the new year! Straight back into the business it would go!

    Then for the end of 2012 (providing the world doesn't end), my goal would be much higher, something like $2,000,000,000,000...ahhh who am I kidding?! Risk nothing, gain nothing! Remaining passionate, optimistic, motivated and determined is by far the most important thing to me..then the money comes into the equation. ;-)

    Good Luck to everyone with your goals!

    Dan.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    the funny thing about it, is that I set a list of goals at the end of 2010 to reach by the end of 2011, I succeeded my goals times ten in less than 6 months.

    So this year I set a 10 year goal to help create 4,500 jobs in 10 years and make a total of 30 million dollars in that 10 year period.

    Which I am already on a super fast track to succeed, I would be surprised if I shattered that goal in half either.

    But by the end of 2012 I want to have at least 4 new products created to sell in 2012, which I already have 2 of them completed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Kid
    I have been off of IMing for a few years and am just no trying to get back.

    By the end of the year I hope be making at least $100 a week. Which if IM is anything like it as before I should be able to achieve that easily. Wish me luck. haha.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Originally Posted by Rich Kid View Post

      I have been off of IMing for a few years and am just no trying to get back.

      By the end of the year I hope be making at least $100 a week. Which if IM is anything like it as before I should be able to achieve that easily. Wish me luck. haha.
      Welcome back, jump in the waters fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Paule
    My goal is really to make a full time living online, my goal before 2012 is $150 a day. I have made some money but i need a solid plan that I will be following every single day to get to my goal - busy with the plan right now.

    Part of the plan involves writing a lot of articles and backlinking, so it is going to be very busy for me. I am up for the challenge, because I definitely do not want another 2011. i cannot be this broke again
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  • Profile picture of the author braincandy7
    I want to increase my earnings by 20% from last quarter.
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    • Profile picture of the author AlexGoodall
      Excellent challenge, Niche Man.

      Long and medium-term goals are essential: they provide the context for creating short-term goals, which set the context for daily schedules, which determine moment-by-moment decisions:

      - What do you plan on achieving THIS WEEK?
      - ... so what is your schedule for TODAY?
      - ... and what, precisely, should you be doing RIGHT NOW?

      Long term goals are achieved by the decisions we make Now, and Now, and Now, and Now .... moment-by-moment across the days, weeks and months.

      It's too easy to treat goals as "set-and-forget"!

      Alex
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      • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
        Originally Posted by AlexGoodall View Post

        Excellent challenge, Niche Man.

        Long and medium-term goals are essential: they provide the context for creating short-term goals, which set the context for daily schedules, which determine moment-by-moment decisions:

        - What do you plan on achieving THIS WEEK?
        - ... so what is your schedule for TODAY?
        - ... and what, precisely, should you be doing RIGHT NOW?

        Long term goals are achieved by the decisions we make Now, and Now, and Now, and Now .... moment-by-moment across the days, weeks and months.

        It's too easy to treat goals as "set-and-forget"!

        Alex
        You're right I have a few set-it and forget it goals I'm dusting off now.

        Powerful tips man. Especially the "What Precisely, Should I Be Doing Right Now" reminder. Hard to lose your focus or waste time - if you keep that thought in front of you. In fact, I'm writing that on my wall of fame (written reminders) I keep in my office. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
    My goal: Work less than an hour a day and enjoy the holidays. Hopefully I can do that... If I stick to doing just the most profitable things, then that'll happen. If I get a wild hair to create something new then that will surely stop me from achieving the goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mizzy Princess
    For a newbie like me, just to see that there are already any amount on my CB account...that's success and I will know then that my marketing methods work.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Originally Posted by Mizzy Princess View Post

      For a newbie like me, just to see that there are already any amount on my CB account...that's success and I will know then that my marketing methods work.
      Good goal, let's do it. Make that first sale. You're in the right place. The Warrior Forum.

      Ask questions to the Warriors in this forum, there's many here whose standing ready to help you ... if you ask.

      Get some sales in that CB account before the end the year, you can do it. I'm pulling for ya. You go girl.
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  • Profile picture of the author MisterMunch
    My goal for 2011 is steady $100 days. I am currently hitting it weekly, but would love to be able to expect it.

    Goal for 2012 is steady $200 days as soon as possible.

    The goal really is not making $200 days, but to be confident and safe enough to quit the day-job and spend my days reconecting with old friends and enjoy life.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Originally Posted by MisterMunch View Post

      My goal for 2011 is steady $100 days. I am currently hitting it weekly, but would love to be able to expect it.

      Goal for 2012 is steady $200 days as soon as possible.

      The goal really is not making $200 days, but to be confident and safe enough to quit the day-job and spend my days reconecting with old friends and enjoy life.
      I found it interesting how you drilled down past the monetary goal ($200 days) to your core intention ... to achieve the confidence and safety to quit your job and spend more time with friends. That's really breaking a goal down. Awesome.
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      • Profile picture of the author fin
        Before 2012, i'd like to:

        1. Make my first affiliate sale.

        2. Have at least 100 articles on my site. (5 just now)

        3. Have at least 100 visitors. (I know it's not much, but i'm focusing on content right now)
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  • Profile picture of the author Phillip McGough
    I have four different sites in mind that I am working on right now and 2 of them are membership sites.
    I would like to be able to not have to worry about going back to a J.O.B. come January 1st!
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  • Profile picture of the author nadavs
    My goals are regaining my Google traffic so I can pay enough for really good articles, live off their syndication, and treat the Google traffic as a bonus and not as the major source of income.

    First step: tomorrow.

    nadavs
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  • Profile picture of the author ronaldmd
    My goal is to work less earn more. I'm looking for a way to autopilot things because I'm also busy in offline world.
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  • Profile picture of the author uski
    $450k / Month starting from feb -12.
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