There are plenty of income streams available on the Net with Adsense being the most popular and easiest to get started with. One of the things I’ve found that has really helped me grow my Adsense earnings is the setting of goals, I didn’t set goals at the start which is probably one of the reasons I got off to a somewhat slow one.
A chart clearly displaying your goals with dates is a great motivator. With my goal chart I have it clearly visible at home, this serves as an ongoing reminder and was a great motivator in the early days when friends snigger at the low earnings.
This is my chart so far.
|Goal||Target Date||Date Reached|
|$1 Day||Sometime in 2004||27th September 2004|
|$10 Day||Sometime in 2004||2nd December 2004|
|$100 Month||Sometime in 2004||November 2004|
|$500 Month||Sometime in 2005||August 2005|
|$25 Day||Sometime in 2005||18th August 2005|
|$1,000 Month||Sometime in 2005||November 2005|
|$50 Day||Sometime in 2005||16th September 2005|
|$2,000 Month||March 2006||May 2006|
|$75 Day||April 2006||21st April 2006|
|$100 Day||May 2006||21st April 2006|
|$3,000 Month||May 2006||June 2006|
|$150 Day||7th June 2006|
|$4,000 Month||July 2006||June 2006|
|$200 Day||27th June 2006|
|$5,000 Month||August2006||July 2006|
|$300 Day||November 27th 2006|
|$6,000 Month||September 2006||August 2006|
|$8,000 Month||November 2006||December 2006|
|$400 Day||December 11th 2006|
|$10,000 Month||December 2006||March 2007|
|$12,000 Month||August 2007|
|$15,000 Month||December 2007|
As you can see I missed certain goals, jumped past others and still have more to reach (many more which I’ve not listed here) but putting the goals down in black and white has really helped me. The year 2005 was a learning year for me (forums, blogs, experimentation, etc. ) and I started setting proper goals and working towards them in 2006.
What are your goals for the remaining half of the year?