The Ultimate Guide On How To Set Business Goals

The Ultimate Guide On How To Set Business Goals

I recently had a major goal and planning session for my business. I felt wide awake at 12:30am and decided to sit down with a blank Google Doc and really think about where I wanted to be by the end of next year. 

It was pretty daunting and I struggled to get started. But, once I did, the words flew out of me like Buckbeak flew outta Hogwarts - and it felt great!

I know first-hand how hard it is to really think about what your goals are and the challenges of putting them into writing, so I wanted to pull together an ultimate guide for you to do the same for your business.

This blog post will teach you:

  • Why you need to set goals in your business
  • Tips before you start you goal planning session
  • How to discover your 'why' and set big picture goals!
  • How to break down your big goals into mini goals
  • Why you should set weekly goals - and how to stick to them
  • Ways to keep track of your goals with my FREE goal getter goodies!

Keep reading to learn how to set goals for your small or creative business and why it’s so important!

Getting Started With Affiliate Marketing: A Guide For Bloggers

Getting Started With Affiliate Marketing: A Guide For Bloggers

At the beginning of the year, one of my business goals was to build up my affiliate income. I was a part of a few affiliate schemes but had never made a sale. Not. One. Sale. 🙈

Now, I know that I’m definitely not the only blogger that has been in this position. 

How many of us have signed up for affiliate schemes but never made an effort to promote the product? 🙋🏽

Or made a futile attempt at promoting without really knowing the best affiliate strategies to use? 🙋🏻🙋🏿

Or maybe you haven’t even tried because you have no idea how to start affiliate marketing in the first place? 🙋🏽🙋🏼🙋🏾🙋🏻

I know people throw out the phrase “I’ve been there” a lot but, seriously pal, I’ve been there. At the start of the year, I literally had NO idea what I was doing in the big scary world of affiliate marketing until I took the time to figure my shit out. 

Once I started to implement a strategy, I went from $0 in affiliate income to a total of over $2,000 in a matter of months. It wasn’t a shortcut or a ‘quick-fix’ - it took some work and even more strategy - but it was worth every step.

In this blog post, I’m going to walk you through:

🤔 The fundamentals of affiliate marketing for beginners
🎉 The benefits of adding affiliate marketing into your income stream
📆 Why you need to set-up affiliate marketing sooner rather than later
🎯 How to find best-fit products to promote on your blog
🖥 The affiliate marketing training I took to help me get started

So, keep reading to learn all about affiliate marketing and start earning yo’self some extra cash! 👇

7 Ways To Practice Self-Care + Avoid Burnout As An Entrepreneur

7 Ways To Practice Self-Care + Avoid Burnout As An Entrepreneur

Pre-S: This is a guest post by the lovely Jessica Watters of Designed By Jess!

Let me be straight here - I really enjoy my work, and I want to be able to run a successful business. However as a psychologist I know that in order to do that, it is essential that I look after myself. Not only is self care super important for our mood and psychological wellbeing, it also plays a really key role in our physical health. If we feel in a slump, feel anxious or depressed, or get physically sick, how can we possibly run a successful business? Stress, anxiety and being overworked leads to burnout and exhaustion, and so to combat this, and run a successful and thriving business, it is crucial that we practice self care.

Self care comes in many forms, it doesn’t have to just mean having a hot bath and trying to relax (although this can be awesome!). This article will highlight 7 ideas to increase self care that you may not have thought of :) 

How To Collaborate With Bloggers To Sell More Infoproducts

How To Collaborate With Bloggers To Sell More Infoproducts

Whether you want to call it ‘influencer marketing’, ‘blogger outreach’, or simply ‘collaborations’, they’re here to stay.

Influencer marketing has been one of the fastest growing marketing strategies over the past few years, but how can you make it work for your educational business?

I have a free email course for you to get started but I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to make influencer marketing work specifically for infopreneurs and online course creators. This is a topic I don’t cover in detail in Clever Collaborations, so I decided to up and write a whole blog post dedicated to it!

In this blog post and free video training, you'll learn:

👥 the fundamentals of influencer marketing
🤔 the difference between influencer marketing and PR
🎯 how to set a goal for your campaign
⚡️ 6 simple collaboration ideas to get you started
☕️ how to warm up the connection with an influencer

Keep reading to learn how to collaborate with influencers to sell more of your educational products, including online courses and e-books. We crossover into the realm of PR a little bit here but bear with me - it’s all gravy 😉