My blog and business goals for August 2016. August is such a great month to start planning. We are about to head into a new season, schools starting, blog season is about to pick back up. If there is any good time to start a blog it would be August. So this month I decided to share my goals and t....

August 2016 Blog & Business Goals

Some background on July:

I have been so busy this past month working on my ebook. I have been going to sleep at 5:30 or 6:00 A.M then waking up at 8:30 to start working again. This month has been insane. With a vacation next week and the launch of my ebook the week after that I really need to kick this habit of getting no sleep. I literally stare at the computer for 18 hours a day. However I am so happy that I have to motivation to work this hard and really accomplish my goals.

The book has come out great and It will be so helpful to all the bloggers out there who want to make good money quickly with their blog without selling their soul. The book is called, “30 Days to Blog Success”. In the book + included guide book I walk you through every step of how I turned my small blog into a successful full time business in 30 days when I only had 3,000 page views. The official launch is August 15th but the pre-launch is starting very soon. (get all the news and updates here)

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The reason for this post:

Goals are so important. If I don’t set any I find myself getting very distracted. I move from one task to another without thought because I want to get 1,001 things done at once. Instead of running around like a chicken with my head cut off in August I decided to write my goals down and share them with you guys. This way I am much more accountable, plus it will be fun to look back at this post down the road when my life may be different.

This is my first goals post but I plan to post one every month from here on out. At the end of the month I plan to do an income report and monthly wrap up for you guys as well. Hopefully this helps some of you bloggers out there who are starting to turn your blog into a business like I just have.

As always if you need help with turning your blog into a successful business within a short amount of time I can help you with that Just check out my services here or stay updated on my ebook here.

The other day when I was creating my goals for the next year I sat down and planned out some goals for August. August isn’t a super crazy month for me like July was but here is what my goals are:

Business Goals:

Blog Goals:

  • Update sidebar.
  • Change about me image.
  • Have 10,000 + page views.
  • Comment back to every comment.

Social Media Goals:

  • Get 200 likes on Facebook.
  • Get my Facebook group up to 300 Likes.
  • Get 1,500 Pinterest followers.
  • Get 700 Twitter followers.
  • Get 200 Instagram followers.

Investment Goals:

  • Invest 10% of earnings into my blog.
  • Invest 70% of earnings into my savings.
  • Invest 20% of my earnings into office supplies.

What are your goals for the month?

I would love to hear all about them in the comments below. I am so excited to launch this e-book for you guys. I get so many questions from people about how I make a decent income from blogging when I have only been averaging 5,000 page views a month and this book really answers that.  It also has a step by step guide so you guys can follow along. If you want to be part of the VIP- Launch and get 50% off the book head over and join my Facebook group right now!

Here Are Your Free Worksheets!

blog goal worksheets

 

Closing Statements:

Can’t wait to check in at the end of the month and tell you guys how it went.

XX

- Taylor

  • Michelle Mullins

    Goals are so great because they make you accountable. It’s so inspirational having your blog as a business–I’m going to have to read your checklist and get serious about mine!

    Michelle | http://www.landofstyleandsass.blogspot.com

  • This was interesting to get a look into how bloggers build their blogs through goal setting and motivation! I hope your ebook has a successful launch and that your other goals are more than completed. I’m working on monetizing my blog and growing my following and engagement across all social medias this month. Thank you for sharing with us!
    -Lots of Love, Lola | macaronsinthemorning.com

    • Thanks for taking the time to comment! I hope the book has a successful launch as well. I have been working so hard on it. I think it will be super helpful to bloggers with a small following who also want to make decent money online.

  • Brianna Nash

    Thank you for sharing your goals. Mine is definitely to make a full-time income in the next few months. But, for this month, I want to focus on traffic and building my Pinterest and Instagram account 🙂

    • My blog and business has completely changed since I started building my Pinterest! I hope you start earning a full time income!

  • Thanks for sharing!

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  • Jessica

    These are all such great goals! Definitely trying to spend more time on the blog as well!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  • Mardene Carr

    I think I need to start setting some goals for my blog each month as well. I hope you are able to meet these goals. Good luck!

  • Stacy Norton

    Great read about goals!

  • I was just writing down my blog goals for August last night! Writing down monthly goals is so important because you can keep track of your progress so much easier! I’d definitely be interested to see your income reports. I need a bit of inspiration from smaller bloggers who still make a good income!

    • I will definitely publish one then. I hate seeing bloggers who think they can’t earn any money just because they don’t have a ridiculous amount of page views.

  • Jenni Laplow

    You are very ambitious, I love your goals and it has inspired me to make some monthly goals for myself 🙂

  • These are some great goals! I hope you’re able to accomplish them all! I shared my goals for this month on my blog this week if you want to check them out, but most of them revolve around my pregnancy – August will be my last full month before having my baby & I’ve got lots to do before then!

    Jamie | The Caffeinated Jamie

  • That’s commitment for you — congratulations for working so hard on your ebook and getting so close to launching it. Your goals are super motivational, and I hope you get to check all of them off!

    Emma | http://www.creativexplorations.com

  • Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

    Congrats on all of your success! Goals are so important and I have no doubt you’ll achieve yours!

  • Congratulations on all of your success so far! I love that you are sharing your goals with all of us. I love the ebook idea and can’t wait to follow along on your continued succcess. Congrats, girl! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  • Congrats on your success so far. And good luck with all your goals. I shall be back to see how you get on. xx

    http://www.annanuttall.com

  • Jacki Quinones

    These are great goals! I’d love to hear how you achieve them!

  • Good luck on your goals! With dedication and work, you’ll get there for sure!

    -Katy
    skinstuffbykaty.blogspot.com

  • I love your goals! It makes me think I need to set some goals too!

  • Lifestylequeenbee

    I think it’s awesome that you share your blog/business goals on your blog – such a great way to keep yourself accountable!

    Lana | lifestylequeenbee.com

  • Candy Kage

    Wow you have it going on. Be sure to take sometime for yourself. Sure your E book will be a success. The rest of your goals are so beyond me, you give me inspiration.

  • Your book sounds like it will be amazing. All the best with the launch! 🙂 Love that you are putting your monthly goals up on your blog. I write down in my journal my goals at the start of every month too, but maybe I will start publishing them on my blog as well.

  • I love the goals that you have for your blog and business. Wishing you much success!

    A few of mine include 5K page views, adding “Destinations” and “street art”, and 12 solid posts from the series. For Social Media I’d like to have 50 Pinterest & Twitter followers, 500 Facebook, and 1400 for Instagram. Hopefully it happens!

    Cheers.

  • Good luck on your goals and ebook this month! Sounds like you’re really working hard! I’m sure it’s going to feel so amazing when it’s all done, but be sure to take care of yourself and not work too hard 😉

  • Good luck with your goals – they sound like outstanding goals! It sounds like a lot of your social media traffic comes from Pinterest? That’s one area that I want to focus on this month as I have under 200 followers on Pinterest. Still a baby. Although my Twitter following is 1k+, but I hear Pinterest seems to really work well for driving traffic to your blog. Good luck and look forward to hearing how it goes!

  • Ahu Shahrabani

    I love reading your goals, it’s so inspiring! I really believe in setting goals in order to make them. I am working on growing my Pinterest and Instagram followings this month 🙂

  • Charlotte Burkholder

    What is the one biggest thing you feel contributes to the success you are having? Congrats!

  • Having just started out as a blogger, I think I’m a bit too early on to try setting goals, just seeing how I go at the moment, but these are certainly inspiring! Do let us know how you get along!

  • I am not a goal oriented person by default. However, I feel the need to change that. I agree, having goals in life is incredibly important, and the only way we will get to where we want to be. I would love for you to check out my blog post with my first ever monthly goals! http://www.awelderswife.com/2016/08/august-monthly-goals/

  • Mostly Simple Life

    I really like how specific your goals are. I’m trying to track more of my statistics this month so that I can really work towards some bigger goals.

  • snappedbygracie

    so inspirational!! Thanks for sharing!
    xx, gracie
    snappedbygracie.com

  • Janine Good

    Great outline of your goals! Truly motivated me to write down mine as well. Well done 🙂

  • I love how detailed your goals are. I need to do a better job writing down actionable plans for the month.

  • I love writing out my goals! It helps so much. Super interested in your ebook, too!!

  • Abby Grajewski

    Great post! Great site! I just went through and read three of your posts! You are really inspiring with how well you have done in such a short amount of time!

  • 10k page views is a goal of mine too! I feel like it takes forever to achieve! Good luck!

  • Stephanie Flores

    Love the goals, I have blog goals for the month too for social media!

  • Elise

    I love that you’re sharing your goals! It makes you accountable and it also inspires us to do the same. Keep up the great work! I just joined your FB Group 🙂

  • Such a thorough outline of your goals. I have started being more deliberate writing down my goals and working to get them done. Good luck lady!

    ​​Louisa
    ​​​H​ow to start a fashion blog

  • I love goals and starting each month with a solid game plan is so important.

  • Thanks for sharing your goals with us ! I love how honest you are 🙂

  • $2000 in one month? Girl I need that e-book!
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

  • Adaleta Avdic

    I definitely love these types of posts because it’s nice to outline what you know you want to accomplish because it is so helpful to read & see all of it almost like a to do list. That’s what makes me most efficient! xx adaatude.com