First Work Week of the Year 2017!

Last Update: January 06, 2017

I mentioned in my profile that I have an online business and that Affiliate Marketing will be a second stream of online income for me. I have my own line of products that I sell online. The teachings here at WA have allowed me to get some tasks done with my other business that I was procrastinating on!

My business is extremely busy in the 4th Quarter. So, my parents, my husband and I went on a 5 day cruise to Cozumel, Mexico ~ Ocho Rios, Jamaica ~ Grand Cayman in January 2016 as a reliever after my busy season. We loved the cruise so much that we decided to take the whole family (my 2 kids as well this time) on a Christmas cruise since my business basically pauses 2 days before Christmas.

I got back from my 7 day cruise from December 24-December 31. The vacation was to Costa Maya, Mexico ~ Roatan, Honduras, ~ Belize City, Belize ~ Cozumel, Mexico. I was recharged and so motivated for 2017 that as soon as I got back I set some real, achievable goals.

I set goals for:

  1. my online sales business,
  2. my new affiliate marketing business
  3. some personal goals.

I used all day on January 1 to:

  1. reflect on my achievements and setbacks from last year
  2. figure out what I needed to focus on this year
  3. set specific goals for the 1st Quarter
  4. set achievable action steps for each month (Jan, Feb, Mar)

One of the issues I had when I started WA in November was time management between my current business and affiliate marketing. So, I also created a weekday schedule that I must adhere to. Weekends are extra days that I can work or play!

So, it's only Thursday of the 1st work week of the year and I've already made great progress on my Q1 goals! Drumroll....

I have 4 domains total and 3 domains were just sitting at GoDaddy (some of them for several years) and now all 4 of them are live! Note: only one of the 3 is a niche site that I'm working on with WA's teachings that I started in November.

Now that I understand wordpress a lot better I was able to get 2 of my online business sites up and running. One is for a specific product line and the other is for my overall business that states who we are. I need it for tradeshows and creditors and anyone seeking to do business with me.

My business website had been down since mid-2015, so to get it up and running in a day was a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders. I feel so productive! I also want to tweak the other wordpress site that I wasn't going to touch...but I'll save that for Q2 since I already have Q1 all mapped out.

I went to pinterest and found a Quarterly Goal Review template. The one I ended up using was from: http://www.acornsandlemonade.com/quarterly-review-.... I put in my email address to get it, but if you need the pdf just PM me. There are also tons of others on pinterest and in google-land...that just happened to be the one that fit me for the moment. Just get it going if you haven't already!

I hope this is helpful. I know reading other members posts about their goals got me pumped!

~Aloha



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VeronicasLuv Premium
Just 2 words for you Melani: WHOA & WOW!!!

I went on a similar cruise several years ago, absolutely incredible!

Thanks for sharing some of your accomplishments and goals! Very inspiring indeed (I guess I had more than just 2 words, lol).
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AlohaMelani Premium
Thanks Veronica! Yes, once you've gone in a good cruise it can be addictive. :)

~Aloha
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drjec Premium
You sure have things well underway. Congratulations on a much deserved break.
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AlohaMelani Premium
We all need a break sometime! Now back to work. :)

~Aloha
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Karax Premium
look like you get all things along. thanks for the share
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AlohaMelani Premium
Thank you for reading! :)

~Aloha
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MKearns Premium
Off and running Aloha. What a great way to recharge!
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AlohaMelani Premium
Absolutely! I'm going to have to switch it up next year, but I really loved going away for Christmas for the fist time. :)

~Aloha
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dsalgado Premium
This is great, exactly what my wife and I were talking about this past weekend. Reading this gets me more motivated to set my goals and write them down today. You are a great role model, thank you for your insight.
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AlohaMelani Premium
I was hoping that I could pay the motivation forward that I got from others here!

Thank you for your kind words.

~Aloha
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