My Goals Report: July 2022

Each month I stay accountable to my goals by reviewing the goal, the strategies, and progress. This month ended with a week-long vacation, and I outsourced some of my projects to keep up with the flow.

2022 Goals

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Overarching theme: “Promotion”

2022 Goals

Goal 1: Who am I as a writer?


  • A track record of success in the real estate niche
  • Hard to break into new industries
  • Not sure what will ignite my spark


  • Make time to “write for fun” and explore new topic niches

Progress: I brainstormed some ideas, but I haven’t done any fun writing exercises or sought work in a different niche. Grade: F

Goal 2: Increase my knowledge base and writing skills.


  • Balancing the need to generate income and acquiring new skills. 
  • Classes cost money, which eats into revenue.
  • Finding the time


  • Read the free resources that come into my inbox
  • Create a “learning” budget I can use on courses
  • Dedicate a set time for industry reading and learning.
  • Create themes for the month to focus the learning

Progress: I consistently made time to read the newsletters that hit my email inbox. I did some deeper research into different topics in the copywriting industry and I joined two copywriting social media groups. I did not spend my professional development budget.

Grade: B

Goal 3: Promote me.


  • Time spent prospecting for new work
  • Competition may be fierce
  • I’m a shy person who doesn’t like to talk about myself
  • Finding the byline writing opportunities on the immense World Wide Web


  • Launch a “how I edit” series on my website blog
  • Find byline opportunities
  • Make my website even easier to see my writing
  • Dedicate a time to job hunt

Progress: I reviewed the pre-made “how I edit videos” and made a schedule to post the next two. I was pretty busy and didn’t seek any byline writing opportunities. Grade: C

Goal 4: Maintain income stream of [confidential) through 2021. That’s an average of [confidential] per month.


  • Limited time to work
  • Reduced need in the market for writers
  • Managing my time wisely


  • Reduce Upwork dependance so more money comes to my pocket.
  • Charge the rates I’m worth..
  • Work at least 5 hrs on my working days. 
  • Track each month how much time is spent writing on projects versus time invested and rate earned. 

Progress: I worked hard this month, but we had a week-long vacation at the end. I opted to outsource some work to make sure important tasks were done on time. Because of vacation, one client didn’t send any work until I was on vacation (despite being notified!) Still, even with the loss of income from some outsourcing, my July monthly income was 64% above the target. If I hadn’t outsourced, it would have been 95%. Grade: A

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