Wow, the New Year is right around the corner. This is the time where I look back at my 2008 goals to see how close or far I’ve come to achieving them. I also begin to chart my goals and come up with my plans for 2009.
On the freelance writing front it has been a profitable year. It’s easy to make a profit freelance writing online because the startup costs are either low or non-existent. Therefore, anything I earn is profit.
Better than Last Year
My earnings have increased over 200% from last year. A little over two thirds of that was residual income while one third was active income. No matter which way you look at it, 2008 was a successful year for me.
Where Do I Want to Be?
While the numbers are definitely trending in the right direction, my financial goals are far from being met. Most of you know that when I started full-time freelance writing I left a part time job because I believed I could earn more writing than the part time job was paying. I ended up doubling my part time job salary through writing (Don’t get too impressed, I wasn’t making very much working part-time in a bank).
My goal is to be able to give my husband options. He laughs when I say this, but he gets up daily and goes to work. I’d like my freelance writing income to be able to give him the option of deciding whether or not he wants to keep his job, or find something more rewarding to do with his time (as long as he stays out of the kitchen when I’m cooking).
Keep on Truckin’
I’ve got a while to go before we reach that day, but as long as I keep the carrot dangling in front of me, I’m going to keep on truckin’ until I reach it. After all, I doubled my part time job salary in the period of a year, didn’t I?
Take Time to Set Goals
Between now and the New Year is a great time to set goals. The more time you take in planning your goals, the less double work you’ll have to do. I learned the hard way that it’s better to take a little extra time in the planning phase to make the implementation easier and run more efficiently.
I believe we all have a bright writing future ahead of us. Lets set the goals, make the plans and reach for the carrot!