A question that I am asked often is what my business plan for the future is. As a business owner, I am always looking to grow the services that I offer and increase my income.
When I recently went on my long road trip earlier this month, I had a lot of time to think about business goals that I would like to one day achieve. Some of these are more long-term, whereas other goals are things that I would like to reach before 2014 is over.
Become a staff writer for a popular website.
I have written for big websites like Yahoo Finance, Get Rich Slowly, Mint, and others before, but I would really like to search for a more permanent staff writing position on a popular website.
I haven’t even actively tried doing this yet, but I would like to put myself out there and start applying for positions on larger websites within the next few months. This will include searching for open positions on these websites and possibly cold-emailing them as well.
Write an e-book.
Something that I have been talking about for a long time is the possibility of writing an e-book. On our road trip though, I actually put a lot more thought into this and I have begun outlining the e-book that I plan on writing.
It will be related to blogging, but that’s all I want to say right now. Is there anything that you would like to see covered in a blogging e-book?
I wish I could give you more information on the exact topic of it, but for right that will have to wait!
Speak, host a session, teach a class, etc.
One goal that I know I’m not ready for is public speaking. Yes, I teach social media on a one-on-one basis to business owners, but I’ve never done much public speaking related to my current business or anything more than a one-on-one basis.
This is something that I would like to do one day. I know it would be super nerve-wrecking the first few times, but I just need to throw myself out there one day and do it.
Grow my affiliate income.
I am very slowly growing my affiliate income right now. Over the next few months, I plan on really working on this so that it consists of a more substantial part of my monthly income.
I’m looking to have more affiliate income because after the initial leg work, affiliate income can be really passive. This would be great because who doesn’t want low maintenance passive income?
Grow my social media and blog management services.
My main service that I offer right now include my social media and blog management services. I would like to grow this even more, and possibly one day even manage the social media or blog for a nationwide or international company.
Do you hope to be a business owner one day? What are your future business plans?
If you don’t want to be a business owner, what’s your career plan? I’d love to hear!
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