Close your eyes and imagine where it is your block will be in five years. The trick to getting from point A to point B is having a very specific plan laid out for yourself.
Nobody decides to become a doctor and then just kind of starts going to college and then never really knows what it is they’re supposed to do. They have everything very clearly planned out.
I need so many years of undergrad, so many years of medical school and and so many years of residency. Now, I am not saying that blogging is even remotely on the same plane as becoming a doctor.
But if you are gonna be running a blogging business, which is what we teach here on this channel, then you have to be treating it like a business.
And no business gets started without a strategic plan or at the very least, no business becomes successful without a strategic plan. So in this video, I’m going to be showing you exactly what I do.
Any time I am getting ready to start a Web site and creating a very clear plan that has both a main goal and then also one and five year goals so that you have everything laid out for yourself and you have very clear goals to reach at different points throughout your blogging business career.
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So the first thing that I like to do is head on over to Google Drive and just start a new Google doc. Honestly, you can just pick up a scrap of paper if you want to start with that.
But this gives me a place to go where it’s constantly saved. I’ll start my document by just typing in my domain, the new one that I’ve gotten into, whatever it is.
And this example will pretend this is not my Web site by any means that we’re doing Froogle Paleo family dot com. So I’m gonna start by asking myself a couple of questions.
And once I have the answers to these questions, that’s going to help me kind of move on to my main goal, my one year plan and my five year plan.
Being able to answer all of these questions really helps because it tells you, OK, what is my actual goal and what are some of the tiny little details that I need to keep in mind to actually accomplish any of these goals?
So the first question we’re gonna answer is, what am I creating? And in this part, we’re really talking about the Web site as a whole. What type of resource are you creating? What exactly is that resource?
Does that resource teach and things like that? Now, in the next section, we’re gonna be talking about your target audience, which is just simply the specific set of people with defining characteristics that you are targeting with your content.
So in this example, it’s a good reminder to tell yourself, you know what, I don’t want to use expensive paleo ingredients because the exact target audience that I’m trying to reach is somebody who’s on a really tight budget. Now, what we answer in this third question is something that’s a little more specific.
So, you know, you want to be a frugal paleo blogger, but get a little more detailed here. Talk about what exactly your content would kind of fall under these recipes, tutorials, things like that. Now, this next question is pretty straightforward.
Your answer will be pretty quick. How exactly you’re going to teach them, what type of content are you going to provide? Blog posts, videos, freebies, emails, etc.. With the next question, we’re going to talk about where they’re going to find all that kind of information.
So you’re going to talk about your Web site, YouTube, Instagram emails. And that brings us to our last question, which is how we you financially support this type of Web site.
So think of the different ways you can make money and even think of some of the different product ideas that you could potentially have.
Now that we’ve answered all of these questions, we can move on to creating our main goals.
So we’re going to create a main goal and then a one in five year goal. So we’re gonna start by creating the main goal. And this is just the overarching idea.
This is your dream big description of exactly what it is you want to create. You want to create a blogging business that’s worthy of your time and worthy of your intelligence.
You’re going to be working hard. So you really want to build something that’s substantial. But then can also teach people a lot of great new things, help them grow. And then also financially support you.
So what type of resource are you creating within this blogging business? Take a look at these questions. This helps you create this overarching goal.
Now, what I actually like to do after this is move on to my five year goals. So I create the Manguel first, then the five year goals.
Then the one your goals. And the reason I do this is because I like to see the really big picture. The main goal, then I like to break it down into bite sized pieces, into the five year goal.
And then I break it down even more into the one year goal. And this kind of helps me break all of these goals apart so that I can look at them in bite sized pieces and kind of give myself a bit of a guideline.
Hey, here’s where I’m supposed to be in one year. And then as I look at the next year after that, I can say, OK, if I want to get know one year closer to my five year goals, I need to be accomplishing this.
And so creating these little bite sized pieces are a lot better. So move on to your five year goals next. When I’ve drum up my five year goals, I like to hope for the best and kind of plan for the worst.
So what’s the bare minimum that I’m willing to do? It’s great to dream big, but in these five year goals, you kind of want to dream with a combination of big and also realistic.
So what does your Web site look like? What does your e-mail list look like? How will you be making money? And what kind of money will you be making now when you get to these specific figures, especially the money part?
It’s important to ask yourself, you know, am I saving money by being able to stay at home and no longer having to pay for daycare? And so I can afford to make maybe slightly less.
How much do I really have to make a good starting point for? This is if you started a blog. Would you be content enough to just make minimum wage times? Forty hours a week, times 50, working weeks in a year? Is that enough for you?
If that’s not adjusted. Is there a specific number that you’re shooting for? Are you hoping to travel more? And that’s going to require a specific number. This option right here at the bottom is really flexible and entirely up to you. So dream big, but also be slightly realistic as well.
Don’t put five hundred thousand there. Then we’re going to move on to the one year goals. And so I like to kind of break it down and say, all right.
So if in five years I want to do this, if I break it down into five, what do I have to do? Well, that’s a minimum of, you know, about maybe 25, 26 blog posts.
And I really want to make money selling products and not just from and so I need to start thinking of product ideas and get people on my list. And I also kind of want to have a social media page.
And when it comes to money, I want to make my first what? Hundred dollars. Five hundred dollars. A thousand dollars. Again, the higher this number is, the harder you’re going to have to work.
So ask yourself, how many hours can you work each week and put a realistic number there.
You guys leave a comment down below. Let me know what your goals are. If I get a sneak peek into what it is you’re really rooting for, then I know exactly what kind of content I can create to really give you the best boost to find success.