As 2013 starts to wind down, it's time to think about goals. I made a lot of goals for myself for 2013 and the truth is life and my "real" job (and a bit of laziness) got in the way of my goals. I was also hit pretty hard by the Squidoo shake-up and having my account locked. That certainly hurt and set back my goals.
I also became enamored with some new sites like Bubblews. Which is a great way to earn money quickly and get paid consistently provided you work hard. I was working very hard at Bubblews last week and then some life got in the way and Friday night, I fell off the Bubblews wagon and haven't gotten back on my 10 posts a day and frequent commenting/liking on the site.
This week, I have focused on trying to meet some very short term goals that will effect how my 2013 ends up.
First, my goals was to reach $50 in Ad Program earnings on Hubpages so that I will get paid out next month and have a Hubpages payout for 2013. I have been working hard promoting my Hubs and am about $1 away...$1.02 to be exact. With 4 days left in November (counting today as I don't know today's earnings), I think I'm on track to reach my goal. For the past two days I've earned $0.38 and $0.48 and according to Google Analytics, I have more views to my hubs today than each of the last two days, so even with the holiday tomorrow, I think I'm in good shape.
You can help me out by checking out my Hubs here.
My next goal was to reach a total of $100 in Adsense earnings so I could get paid my Adsense earnings in 2013. With a balance of $99.00 in Adsense earnings by the end of last month and an average Adsense earnings per month of about 10 cents now that Infobarrel no longer uses Adsense, I figured that goal was not even worth pursuing. However, someone I must have lucked out as someone must have liked one of the Adsense ads with my Adsense code as I received a click with earnings somewhere under $2 and between that and impression earnings, etc... have a current balance for the month of $2.01 so I should receive payment next month!
Yahoo! Voices Goal
I used to be guaranteed that I'd reach the $1.50 minimum from Yahoo! Voices monthly doing no work either promoting my articles or writing new ones, yet in the past few months my earnings have dropped and I have been getting paid every other month. Right now my balance is $1.08 and given that I seem guaranteed to reach my goal with Hubpages, I plan to spend the next three days promoting my Yahoo! Voices articles in hopes I will be paid my November earnings next month.
You can help me out by checking out my Yahoo! Voices earnings here.
Once I have complete the above goals, I plan to get back on the Bubblews wagon and get back to actively reading, liking, and commenting on my connections posts while writing the 10 posts per day myself. Based upon how I was doing, I should reach payout every other day and hopefully daily by the end of 2013.
You can check out my Bubblews posts here.
If I have time after completing the goals ahead, I will then focus on my Examiner writing and at a minimum do they 7 slideshows (guaranteed $1 each plus views) and 5 articles with videos (another guaranteed $1 each plus views) each week so I stop missing out on $12 per week, which adds up to $624.00 per year. Not to mention how much money I would earn from views if I would to back to writing that many articles per week. Last December I earned over $700 from Examiner, I really need to be more active on Examiner.
Additionally, I will focus more on my personal blogs and using affiliate marketing and promoting products with those sites. There's a lot of money out there and I am missing out on it, especially with Black Friday, I could have potentially made a lot of money promoting sales and products.
Oh, one more goal I forgot. Ebates is currently offering a promotion of $50 in referral fees for every 2 new referrals you sign up who make a purchase at one of Ebates cash back shopping sites of $25 by December 31st. So far I have one new referral, but he has not made a purchase. I will continue to promote Ebates in hopes of getting those referral fees.
If you are not an Ebates member, it's a great site where you earn cash back for shopping online at your favorite stores. Please sign up with my referral link here. If you do, you will get a $10 gift card to the store of your choice just for signing up!
So what are your goals for the end of 2013?