“Start doing the things you don’t want to do”
This has been plastered in the front of my mind this month. Everyday I have been attempting to accomplish the things that I do not want to do. Some of the difficulties of creating a blog is that there are FAR TOO MANY things you can do within your blog. Numerous plug-ins, widgets, designs, SEO, etc. The “Drinking from a firehose” analogy pales in comparison to what it is actually like.
Wearing two hats, one as an investor and the other as a blogger has been a civil war, with the battlefield being my time. It is definitely a challege but I have to work harder and longer if I want to succeed. I now stay up after my family goes to sleep to do research or create content for this site. One thing that has helped TREMENDOUSLY is logging out of my email while working. I don’t know why it makes such a difference, but all I know is I accomplish a lot more tasks and do not feel as overwhelmed.
In the coming weeks I plan on creating “Epic Shit” for my readers and subscribers. This content will include SPECIFIC…
- “How to” posts
- Ebook for my subscribers
- Investing Curriculumn
- In depth scenarios
I have come to realize that..
- Number 1: You as my reader deserve the best content that I can possibly create and “do it yourself” shortcuts will not suffice.
- Number 2: I am better than a mediocre blogger and need to start acting like it!
Additionally I have been waiting until the start of the new year to set goals for this website but I have a full 60 days before then, and that time should not be wasted. With that said, I have taken the plunge and joined the Yakezie challenge!
The challenge is a 6 month test to see if you have what it takes to breach the 200,000 Alexa mark. Wish me luck!
I have spent a great amount of time analyzing my proprietary trading strategy for covered calls which I plan to turn into a investment newsletter service in the Fall of 2013. One of the first places I plan to go to brainstorm my business model is The New Rules Of Investing written by Zack Miller.
One of the other metrics that I would like to start showing on a monthly basis is my google analytics report. Simply put this report tracks the number of people who have visited my site, “Unique Visitors” (Visitors counted only once), and page views. I find these metrics to be humbling and a good gauge of my progress as I continue to grow this site.
That is it for this month! Hope everyone on the east coast that endured Hurricane Sandy is well and recovering.
Here’s to our wealth!