Advice on succeeding

by Frank Ayres 26 replies
I have set myself a goal of Earning $4k A Month by the end of the year.
I currently have about 20 projects on the go and am finishing nothing.

What is the best way to be more productive and get nearer to my goal?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Mathews
    Focus?

    What do you personally think is the best way for yourself to be more productive and get nearer to your goal?

    You've been doing these projects for how long? Is any of them working, any that you could do without?

    Do you think you are spreading too thin?
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Ayres
      I have been doing IM part time for 2 years now and want to go full time.
      My wife thinks i am spreading myself too thin.
      I am currently doing 3 membership sites, adsense sites,web hosting, clickbank sites, am dabbling with CPA & PPC.
      I am making money at moment just not enough to fulfill my goals
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      • Profile picture of the author Jason Mathews
        Well listen to your wife, she certainly knows you better than any of us would.

        I think you should analyse what you have been doing for the past two years and see what is currently working and what not.

        If some stream of income makes say 1k and another which you have been working on for say as long as the 1k stream makes you much less, needless to say you should drop it and focus on the profitable one.

        Analyse your current projects, compare them, contrast them and then come with a masterplan as to what direction you wish to go.

        Your goal is 4k in about 6 months. That could be the heading, the rest is how you are going to achieve it? Maybe web hosting deserves too much attention and stands in your way? Maybe the adsense sites are a waste of time and you would be better off focusing in getting more members?

        Maybe the clickbank sites can be merged together and also be merged with the adsense site?

        This might not be the answer you were expecting but my humble opinion is that your data will be much more correct than any of us could. Simply see what they are telling you and act accordingly and streamline everything, compress them if you like so you don't spread yourself too thin and accomplish nothing.

        Just my opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gold Sharman
      Originally Posted by Jason Mathews View Post

      Focus?
      and perhaps

      Prioritize.

      You have set up a goal: $4k A Month. You have set up your milestones: membership sites, adsense sites,web hosting, clickbank sites, am dabbling with CPA & PPC.

      Prioritize your milestones, securing each before moving onto next.

      Spreading thin may not extend your reach to goal, securing each milestone will.
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      • Profile picture of the author biziboy
        One project at a time. Thats my motto.

        Setup a project as much on auto pilot as you can and then build your next project...

        Rinse and repeat...


        All best,
        Rahul
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        • Profile picture of the author sportsguy123
          Originally Posted by biziboy View Post

          One project at a time. Thats my motto.

          Setup a project as much on auto pilot as you can and then build your next project...

          Rinse and repeat...


          All best,
          Rahul
          ONE AT A TIME...FOCUS!
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  • Profile picture of the author Carl Henry
    Hi Spud!

    Of the 20 is there one that is/has made you any money?

    Is there one or more of them you find yourself drawn to first thing in the morning, or dreaming about (either day or night)?

    A good technique is aiming to make your first $1/€1/£1 etc. just aim to make the first buck - then you repeat.

    If you answer the questions I have more ideas for you...,

    Cheers!

    Carl Henry
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    • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
      my best advice for you is to focus on only one project at a time.

      I also use to struggle with this trying to take on everything and learn everything at once.

      At the end of the day nothing was done.

      We just had a call yesterday and me and my business partners were discussing this same thing.

      Focus on one project at a time.

      Complete the first project, and when you reached your goal then move to the second project.

      You have to begin with baby steps to achieve giant leaps.

      Making large sums of money every month is a process.

      not to many people go from 0 to 5000 in one month. it can be done, but you are more likley to succeed one step at a time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Walls
    Originally Posted by SpudDS View Post

    I currently have about 20 projects on the go and am finishing nothing.
    20 running and none finished is a big clue....

    Choose one and finish it to the point where you dominate your niche...then re evaluate.
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  • Profile picture of the author sesantek
    Originally Posted by SpudDS View Post

    I have set myself a goal of Earning $4k A Month by the end of the year.
    I currently have about 20 projects on the go and am finishing nothing.

    What is the best way to be more productive and get nearer to my goal?

    Please let it be one thging at a time or else you wont do anything
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Ayres
      Thanks for all the advice.
      I guess i know thw answer really but just needed to hear it from other people to hear it and take notice.
      I either need to knock on the head all the stuff that isnt earning much money or outsource it
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      • Profile picture of the author wandererw
        Hi Spud,

        Set myself about the same goals as you did - $5000 by the end of Jan 2009.

        In fact, I think my story is quite similar to yours. I was doing too many things and at the end of the day, I find that nothing has been done.

        Well, good luck on your goal and remember, Focus!


        David
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        $5,000 per month by Jan 2009 - Will I succeed or will I crash and burn?
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  • Profile picture of the author gussie789
    When working on projects it is very important to operate in strides. Ensure that some is fully off the ground and performing well and generating returns, before taking on new ones.
    When you have too much things happening at the same time there is not enough effort spent on one at any given time to produce results therefore you end up in the state you are in now (achieving nothing)
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    • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
      Hello Spud...

      Yeah, they're all certainly right about focus and doing one project at a time. I made the same mistake for a very long time. I thought I could handle it all, etc. But it never works when you're trying to make your first dollar, or reasonably serious money.

      I've read several things from different sources concerning mindset. Nothing new really except for this one... It has to do with setting realistic goals that you know your mind will accept.

      Concerning financial business goals. According to this person, sorry... can't really remember the newsletter I read it in, our minds will accept a financial goal when it's relative to the income we are used to getting. His general benchmark was 50% of what we're used to making. He supported all this with some study that, of course, I cannot remember the specifics of it. But he supported all this with some data.

      Most people want to earn more money. But if it's an amount that is too high, our mind will reject most likely on an unconscious level. The rejection will be in the form of self-sabotaging of our effort. On some level we really don't believe it can be done, or we don't believe we're worthy of that kind of success. When that happens, we unconsciously will start sabotaging our effort.

      Does that make sense? Seems to have a ring of common sense truth to me.

      So choose something you really think is doable and set a sensible financial goal, if you want.

      I'm acquainted with a successful online entrepreneur. I did a lot of copywriting for him last year and earlier this year. He very strongly believes that when you're first starting out, in addition to other common sense attitudes, the goal should be to make your first sale. That's it and nothing more. Concentrate on making the first sale. He believes that if you can make one, you can make a hundred or a thousand more. All things considered...

      I followed his advice about that. I also focused on one business idea, as well. And now, I have my first successful business venture. It's still in the early stages, and I'm still testing things. But it has excellent signs for success.

      Hope all that helps! Take care...
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    The best way to be productive is to be focused and avoid any time wasting activities.
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  • Profile picture of the author jushuaburnham
    How could you achieve your goal if you finished nothing, you must have a better planning and then act it.
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    To get success, you should make a list of importance. Working with twenty with no completion will not help you at all. Why not you find out which are best for you and try one by one? Do that. Target less and do quality work.
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  • Profile picture of the author ValdemarG
    That's about how many I had and also did...NOTHING. Focus on one or two, especially if you re starting out!
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  • If you really want to reach your goal then you have to focus on project and finish it then move on to the other project for you to be able to finish all of them. It may not be easy but that would be one of the best way to reach your goal. Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ninja Ana
    You need to balance your time , focus on your goals and pray hard to accomplish all your deadlines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Geordie John
    This post turns 4 years old this month... did you hit your goals?

    Originally Posted by Frank Ayres View Post

    I have set myself a goal of Earning $4k A Month by the end of the year.
    I currently have about 20 projects on the go and am finishing nothing.

    What is the best way to be more productive and get nearer to my goal?
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    • Profile picture of the author namktqs
      What you do it well? Let do it
      What work for you? Let keep it
      For long time you will achieve your goal.
      If nothing work for you, let you learn new things, learn someone that do your work well that you want follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    Be organized and try to provide necessary effort for it.
    You know about your self ,find out your positive and negative .You can earn best ,when you know better about your self.

    Do most essential job at first among 20,then try less essential and carry on.
    Careful about the time duration,just maintain it and keep going.
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