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Focus for the Year Will Help Increase Your Earnings

The biggest problem I find is setting out a plan for the year and focusing on that plan.. It is easy to be swerving all over the place – from trying to learn Pay per Click to launching new Squidoo lenses to working on an info product.

It’s called information overload, and clearing out the hard drive doesn’t solve it – it only makes more room to buy other stuff you don’t need yet. There is a better way, if you’re willing to look ahead for the year and make a plan now instead of planning as you go.

Part of the problem is that you’re like a kid in a candy or toy store. You’re looking at one shiny new object in aw of it and suddenly see another new shiny object out f the corner of your eye, so you run and grab that one. The object in this case might be a new eBook, personal coaching lessons, or a strategy someone mentioned in a forum.

For this year, let’s do it better! Sit down with a calendar and map out your plan of attack month by month. You have 365 days to fill – and make sure you leave some room for time off, because everyone needs that in order to perform at his or her best.

First consider what kind of business you want to build. If it’s info product creation, then you’ll want to brainstorm a list of all tasks you have to do that are associated with that, such as: niche market research, keyword list building, outline and creation of the info product, sales copy creation and tweaking, affiliate recruitment, list building, etc.

Organize the tasks in a certain timeline – what comes first? Don’t worry about PPC ads when you haven’t even completed your eBook yet. Give each task a timeframe. How long does it take to write the eBook? Map it out on your calendar, but be flexible and don’t panic if it takes a little longer. These are just guidelines.

Then pencil in the tasks that have to be repeated over the course of the year. For example, keyword research doesn’t end in some niche markets. You may find that trends affect the way people are searching and knowing things as soon as possible helps you capitalize on the evolution within the niche.

Don’t let new guides take you away from your mission. Unsubscribe from the lists that continually do nothing but hard sell you on new strategies and pie in the sky promises and focus on those that motivate you to get things completed.

This year can be your year. It can be the year that you finally get from point A to point Z and celebrate the journey you’ve been on. Promise yourself that you won’t veer off-course until you’ve met your commitments and seen some results.

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