My Blogging Goals for 2020
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Have you been dreaming of starting your own business but you have some doubts about doing it with the circumstances surrounding the covid-19 virus? Well I have a question for you.
What better time is there than right now?
Most people are stuck at home and they’re not able to go out, so what does that leave them with in terms of entertainment? The answer: the handy dandy internet and your awesome blog.
It might be scary trying to start a business amidst such uncertainty but if you can figure out how to navigate these waters, maybe the next big issue the world faces won’t be able to impact your life on such a grand scale. That’s one of the main reasons I started my blog. Well that and I looked at all these posts on Pinterest and fell into the rabbit hole thinking “Hey! I could do that!”
I wanted to be able to work from anywhere, anytime, doing anything I wanted and have people be able to access my business from wherever they may be in turn. Yeah, it’s scary starting a blog in today’s day and age, but it would have been scary had I done it 6 months ago or even two years from now, so I ask again, what better time than now?
There isn’t one. We got this.
So without further ado, here are the goals for my blog in 2020.
Earn $100 in profit my first month blogging
My first goal is simply to make money from my blog and $100 seems both easily attainable and exciting. To some of you it may seem overly or under ambitious but to that I say, you have to start somewhere, and I’m starting here.
Bring in $15,000 in revenue in my first year blogging
My current salary where I work full time is around $30,000 so I think if I can make $15,000 in one year working part time on my blog, I’m on the right track. Additionally, any money earned fulfills my goal of being a profitable business.
Use the money I earn to enhance my circumstances and well being
I would love to be able to save the money earned from my blog and use it to:
Pay off some of my school loans
Put a down payment on a house
Go on vacation - this would be my first vacation time spent on an actual vacation and not medical leave in three years, so fingers crossed. 🤞 🤞
Grow my subscriber list to 500 people
I know that one of the best things in blogging is to have a dedicated audience and one of the ways to do that is by building an email list which everyone says can be done by incentivizing readers. I think the way I’d like to do this is by creating an opt in that can be linked to several different posts giving me time to create a new opt-in for additional posts.
Psst, if you wanna check out the opt-in I created, you can check it out by clicking here.
Create my first course
One of the things I’ve found most helpful in blogging is researching other bloggers and taking their courses; so, I would love to be able to introduce my first course teaching people about the things that I struggled with the most or even just the things that I know about and enjoy.
Hey guys! I did it! I created a course teaching Canva to beginners so make sure to pop on by and have a look at it here!
Attend Craftcation and the Rise Conference.
You’d think that since I work in retreat ministry I’d be sick and tired of retreats and conferences and meetings, but the truth is, I love what I do and I love what these types of things offer to people and I would love to get to experience the other side of things. The reason I chose Craftcation is because making things feeds my soul and I would love to connect with some like minded individuals. Likewise I chose the Rise conference because I absolutely loved Rachel Hollis’s book Girl, Stop Apologizing, and after that I became a big fan of hers. I’d love to experience her energy and wisdom in person and learn a few neat tricks along the way.
I think of all my goals though, attending these two conferences will be the least tangible just because they both cost so much money and I don’t have that chunk of change to spend at once right now. Here’s hoping I’m wrong and this blog takes off in ways I couldn’t even imagine for myself.
Do not get consumed by this dream and forget about what’s in front of me
There are dozens of bloggers who preach about not forgetting your “why” and for me, my “why” is to build a better and more comfortable life for myself and my loved ones. If I let work and this blog consume me, I feel it may have negative affects on my relationship and personal well being because, well, that’s just my personality, but I’m in a place where I know what I have, and I know I don’t want to lose it. I just want to help it flourish into everything it can possibly be. So this goal is more of a reminder not to forget to nurture the things that spark my joy.
Do not quit
This is perhaps the most real goal on this list and aside from not forgetting my 'why', it’s the only goal I have that is non-negotiable. The last thing I want to be is a quitter when it has the potential to change my future in insane ways - I’ve been there and done that and I am most certainly not a fan.
These are just a few of things I’m hoping to accomplish this year, and I’m eager to see what this process has in store for me.
So tell me what goals do you hope to set for yourself to make your dreams - whatever they may be - a reality?