The 4 Most Important Steps to Solving Poor Goals

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All businesses have goals and that is not any different with affiliate marketing.  Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or seasoned affiliate marketer, you should be setting goals.  Some just go at it without setting goals and then wonder why they are having such a hard time.  I know this because, I used to be like that.

Running your business without goals is like flying an airplane while being blind, you’ll eventually crash as you don’t know where you are going.  Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to by pass this issue. 

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Here are some steps to take to avoid setting little or no goals:

1)- No Plan, No Work – If you don’t have a plan in place for your business, then you can’t work.  After all, if you don’t know where you are going, how can you expect to get there.  So, if you want to produce content, send out promotions, and do research, then you need to first start by creating a plan and set some goals.  Just like, if you don’t have gas in your car, how would you expect to get to work?  You wouldn’t.  Plans and goals are like the fuel you need to rev your engine to get moving as they are what drives you.

Having this method in place is a good way to ensure that you follow through and pan and set goals for your business.  No successful business can function without them.  If you are at the point where you need to set goals again, and you are following this kind of plan, don’t hesitate to long.  You can create your new goals while you are doing your work as you really don’t need to stop.  This was just a methodology on making sure you set new goals.

There are a couple of resources that you can make use of to help plan and set goal for your business and they are Asana.com and Goalscape.com.

This first tip is meant to ensure that you do set goals and plan your business as there are many affiliate marketers who skip this important step.

2)- Make sure your goals are timely, realistic and attainable – You don’t want to set goals that take to long and are way beyond your scope of being able to reach them.  Check out How To Set Goals For The New Year.  In this process you need to continually asses your progress and see if any goals need re-evaluated.  Even if you are sure that the goals you set seem sound, if they are not working for you then they need updated.  Don’t be afraid to test some goals.

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3)- Write down your goals – This is more important than you think.  When you write down your goals, they become real and tangible instead of being in thought.  Put your goals somewhere that is visible to you while working like next to your computer.  By doing this, it’s a subtle reminder to keep working on your goals daily.  Write your goals with a tone of excitement that further motivates you to achieve them.  It’s also recommended to write your plans and goals with crayons, colored pencils or markers.  Some sources recommend this as by doing it this way, it activates portions of your brain to remember your goals.

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4)- Set a timeline – By setting a timeline you create a sense of urgency in accomplishing your plans and goals.  Timelines help you visualize your progress so you know your progress.  Make your timeline realistic and attainable. Try to stick to the dates you’ve chosen as close as possible.  You can keep track with your progress with Asana.com and/or Goalscape.com.

After you’ve followed these 4 steps, you’ll be able to take action in following through with your goals to accomplish them. 

Some supporting articles to refer to on goal setting are as follows:

How To Follow Through With Your Goals  and

How To Follow Through With Your Goals Cont’d

Conclusion.

With these steps, you should be able confidently plan and set goals for your business.  Planning and goal setting are crucial areas of concern that every business has and should not be overlooked. 

We as affiliate marketers play multiple roles, everything from Marketer, advertiser, researcher, writer, IT person, and CEO.  So, it’s no wonder that planning and goal setting falls on our laps.  This is a crucial and vital aspect of our business.

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