I do really well with deadlines other people set for me, competitions, and challenges. I don’t do so well trying to figure out what I want to get done and when I want to get it done. I have changed so much of that over the last few months by adding backlinking, by adding a couple of new websites, by joining a team project, and by trying to make sure that I get so much done over the next year that I will dramatically change the face of my income.
All these goals, hopes, dreams, and plans aren’t taking me very far cause I have been struggling to get my words onto paper. It isn’t that I don’t know what to write or where to write it. Instead it is just a matter of sitting down and doing it. For me that has been really hard lately for two major reasons (three if you count my children as two instead of one). However, I need to push past this so that I make a decent amount of money come the end of the month.
So, when I saw the 90 day challenge on The Keyword Academy earlier today I wanted it. I didn’t know how it worked or what it would be like, but I wanted in. I may have bitten off more than I have ever bitten off before but I really hope to make a huge difference in my online income and I want to use this time to get started on that in a major way.
The TKA 90 Day Challenge
The TKA runs this 90 day challenge for its members to challenge them to write more. This particular challenge they are calling The Cold War and it started January 15th and runs until April 15th (yep, I am starting today and a bit behind!).
- You write as much as you can. It can be for any aspect of your online business, but it has to be for your business and somehow related. Backlinking counts and you can write articles for any site.
- You publish everything you write and keep track of your word count with their cool WordTracker (a great tool for members).
- You join a team that is working toward a specific number. The team is there for support. There are teams from 100,000 words on up to 500,000 (though you can aim for higher goals if you wish). You don’t have to join a team, but I would imagine that it is helpful to have others cheering for you.
- For every 10,000 words you write over 100,000 you get an entry into a drawing (up to 30 entries). There are several great prizes though the two that really appeal to me are the TKA yearly memberships (about a $400 value) and $1000 cash prize).
I joined the team for the 500,000 goal. I am already behind and there are only 77 days. I did get to add up my totals for the past 7 days. So, I have 16,944 words not including what I get done today. I am hoping that it is all a piece of cake, but it might be harder to write 6,000 words a day than I hope it is.
I have a few other writing goals I want to get done in that time period as well. I want to win the contest next month on InfoBarrel. I don’t know how easy that will be. It usually takes at least 60,000 words worth of articles, but is likely to take more than that. They were also talking about a 50 articles in 48 hour challenge that I want in on (assuming I can find a place for my 4 year old and 20 month old while I am working away the two days). I really want to kick butt on IB next month as well as keep up with everything else. If I write more than 6,000 words a day I should be able to do it.
Well…that’s it for now. I am off to do a little of this and a little of that.
What about you? What types of online goals are you setting? What are you doing to get where you want to be?