My Goals for 2016 as an Amazon Author, Blogger, & Work at Home Mom

Waking up at 4:30am and publishing another book are just some of my goals for 2016 as an Amazon author, blogger, and work at home mom.

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Here are my goals for 2016, just in time for...February? Perhaps I'm a little late in getting these up but trust me, I'm already working hard on them. Goal setting is such a key step in accomplishing your most important projects of the year. Listing them in your mind just isn't enough. I wrote about plenty of reasons people never reach their goals but I'm determined to make sure they don't apply to me this year. Putting them on a public blog for everyone to hold me accountable will help me stay focused and on track to success.

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My Amazon Author Goals for 2016

Publish another book by August 1, 2016 I am beyond relieved and ecstatic about the results from my first book, The Beginner's Guide to Budgeting. But my friends, I am not done!

I have caught the serious author bug and will be working on another project this year. And yes, I'm aware that August 1 is more than enough time to get a book published on Amazon but my family and I are having an insane year of travel and work schedules in 2016. Publishing by August means I can enjoy my year without getting too overwhelmed.

Read Launch: An Internet Millionaire's Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams by Jeff Walker So I read this some time ago when my friend Emily (My Love for Words blog) suggested it. I feel like I need to go over it again in preparation for my book.

My Blogger Goals for 2016

Post 3 times/week, every single week Last year's schedule got out of hand with my ebook and impromptu family trips getting in the way of posting. This year I intend to be more consistent on the blog. 

Schedules post at least 2 weeks in advanceMy family and I are traveling a ton this year and I really need to work ahead so I don't let you wonderful readers down. :)

Interlink all posts I want to make it easier for my readers to find related posts to their favorite content. I've interlinked maybe 50% of my posts so this shouldn't take me too long.

Increase page views by 30% What would my goals be if I didn't add some percentages in there? Page views aren't everything but it tells me that my content is reaching even more people and that means a lot to me. 

Increase subscriber and social media by 30% A good social media following certainly helps when you're publishing books and trying to build an at-home business. 

My Work at Home Mom Goals for 2016

Ban electronics during certain hours of the day Staying connected is important for my business but I need to take a break from my electronics on a personal level. If I have certain hours of the day that I'm "allowed" to check my phone or get on my laptop, I know I'll really look at the things that interest me and pay less attention to all the "noise." Am I the only one who feels over-connected all the time?

Wake up at 4:30am every weekday morning Right now I get up at 5 and that used to work wonders! But my son just keeps getting up earlier and earlier and I need to squeeze in more work time if I'm ever going to accomplish my goals.

What are your 2016 goals? I'd love to hear them!