Friday, January 1st, 2010

The Beginning of a New Year – Starting Fresh

As we have come upon the close of 2009 I had to take some time (like everyone else) to reflect on what I have accomplished thus far. While I am quite pleased with the goals I have reached I am also disappointed with what I have not accomplished.  So instead of telling you about the monetary goals I accomplished in 2009, I am going to tell you what I am going to do different in 2010.

  1. I have purchased HUNDREDS of domains with the hopes of eventually putting something on them. I literally spent over 5k in URLs alone.  That’s a substantial amount of money just sitting there. So in 2010 I will not be renewing the majority of the URLs.  In fact for the domains that have nothing on them I will be setting up my own version of a parked domain and then selling them off to private buyers and domain auction sites. In the end I’ll be keeping about 23 domains… No more domain buying sprees for me.
  2. I need to blog more… What more can be said.  I blogged a total of 65 times in 2009.  That comes out to just over one post a week.  That’s not enough if I want to make the blog bigger and better. So to start out I am going to blog two times a week.  I’m going to try and get blog posts out on Tuesday and Thursday of every week. Some weeks will be more.  By the end of the year I want to be blogging four times a week.
  3. No new businesses.  I currently am a “Managing Member” of 5 LLCs plus I have 3 partnership agreements out there.  It is time for me to focus on the 3 businesses that are generating money right now.  2010 for me is all about cutting the dead weight out of my businesses. I can’t jump on every opportunity I see anymore.  It’s time to take a better approach to things.  Focus is the key here.
  4. I’m going to build my “Internet Marketing” mailing list.  I have mailing lists for other niches but the one I currently have for IM is quite small comparatively.  I learned a lot from the MassPPVTraffic launch and because of it I decided that my IM list HAS to grow… No choices about it. This means that some things on the blog are going to change.
  5. 2009 for me had no structure.  I was all over the place in terms of when I would work.  In 2010 I will be focusing more on a working schedule.  My poor wife almost never got to spend time with me.  But things will change in 2010.  I look forward to setting working hours as well as using better time management in what I currently do.  I (like most) spend way too much time surfing the Internet. To help me in this effort I will be moving into an office as soon as possible.  In fact I am going to look at office spaces in the morning. Also, my working hours will most likely be set at 9-5.  I know that the occasion will arise where I need to be on after my set hours and that is ok… As long as it isn’t every day.

Hmmm…. Focus… That sounds like an excellent goal for 2010… I am going to Focus more.

That sounds like a decent start for 2010.  What do you want to do differently this year?


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20 Responses

January 1, 2010

Got to spend time with the wife, definitely.

In 2010, I’ve been inspired by John Chow and Jeremy Schoemaker. I’m going to be doing eBooks, blogs and forums with the goal of an eBook sales funnel. But that’s just getting started. I’m then going to be building WP plugins and some revenue-splitting sitescripts.

But for now, I’m doing freelance PHP consulting mixed with the occasional high-paying Cisco router gig. (I’m studying to pass the CCNA exam in January.)

And here’s a neat John Chow video if any of your readers haven’t seen it:

http://linkbee.com/EWY73


January 1, 2010

Good Luck, i hope that you will achieve all your targets :-)


January 1, 2010

Focus sounds like a good idea for me as well. Had a great 2009 but could have done better by dropping the time I spent with useless clients/projects. Harsh I know.

Really enjoying a lot of the videos and content you have up. I’m glad you’ve decided to post more often!


January 1, 2010

Hey Kris,

I have the same problem as you…always starting new projects and not focusing on starting and completing a project. I guess we have at least couple of goals in common. Good luck and looking fwd to reading more posts.

Jimmy


January 1, 2010

2010 for me will also be along the same lines as you, focusing more on what it is I need to really focus on. I think in 2009 I finally started seeing the light in my various different investments, that I definitely think they will in the least double in 2010.

Till then,

Jean


January 2, 2010

Kris I think it’s really cool your going to be working on those domains you bought instead of either selling them or letting them expire. I have a lot of domains sitting around too, but I’ll probably just try and sell them because I don’t have the time ( or maybe the right motivation ) to bring them to life. Happy New Year!


January 2, 2010

Hey,
This is very nice starting,
I hope that will make some great in this new year
Thanku so much….


January 2, 2010

I am in your same boat. I am going to focus on just one im system and try to make some money this year.

Rob


January 3, 2010

Hello Kris, Good luck for 2010!


January 3, 2010

@batter charger…. what do you mean by “clean record”? The simple answer would be… dont do bad stuff??? lol

Till then,

Jean


January 3, 2010

Hi, you have a wonderful goal for Year 2010. I’ll keep an eye on that to see you achieve them 1 by 1 :) I don’t set a goal for myself for year 2010 yet, I’m going to plan and set a goal for myself too.. I am going to Focus more like you.
Happy New Year with best regards..


January 4, 2010

My goal is 2010 is to make 100 USD / DAY


January 5, 2010

I also bought 100’s of domains and never used most of them… What are you using for your parking page or are you using sedo or godady to sell them?


January 5, 2010

It sounds like you have a solid plan for 2010. Moving into an office is a great idea. At home there are simply too many distractions. It is sometimes tough to differentiate between work time and play time. Good luck on all your goals for the new year.


January 7, 2010

It is a new year, and I would like to wish you all a very prosperous and peaceful 2010. May all your wildest dreams come true ;-)

I agree that focusing on what makes money, and cutting the dead wood is a great idea (as well as a great position to be in, LOL) Can’t wait to see how you pro-actively go about building your Internet Marketing list, it should make a great case study.


January 7, 2010

I agree that cutting the dead weight from a business is sometimes necessary. As you expand a business over time, everything you do might not be successful. You need to re-evaluate such things so that you can concentrate on what is actually working.


January 7, 2010

I’m definitely gonna stop procrastinating in 2010…. I’ve had a hard time trying to kick that habit.


March 2, 2010

Focus sounds like a good idea for me as well. Had a great 2009 but could have done better by dropping the time I spent with useless clients/projects. Harsh I know.


June 10, 2010

wery good site..


July 7, 2010

I think that finding a way to stop procrastinating is high on my list.