My Goals for 2017
Howdy fellas, and as you might have noticed, I’m back to blogging mode in full swing since last week of December, and I’ve been aggressively building Bloggers World & Bloggers.desi since past one month or so, and now I’ve started building even Startups.world, Geex.in, DriveSUVS.com, Coolbikepictures.info, BollywoodBabes.co.in, Flmy.in, and a bunch of blogs that I’m updating on daily basis, and I had recently posted a screenshot of latest traffic of www.Bloggers.world on FB, and I’ve been constantly trying to assist folks on WhatsApp group too.
And, this year you might have noticed that my focus had slightly shifted from blogging up until Oct 2016, because i was busy with other stuff, but as i restarted building blogs as a big client project, I soon felt the kick of affiliate & Adsense $$$, and started writing daily posts on Bloggers.world and bunch of other blogs.
Those of you who have been following me since 2009, probably know that i usually update by goals for next year before Jan 1st itself, but this time i’m posting it two weeks later (better late than never!)
2016 was a mixed year with many great things, and a few harsh lessons, and based upon those learnings I’ve fixed my goals for 2017 as follows –
1. Give more time to my 2.5 years old kid
I’ve been travelling alone for business for past 18 months quite heavily, and i’ve decided to change that in 2017. I’ll be building an army of 100+ bloggers and startup founders whom i’d be supporting in each city, and I’d decrease my international travel this year, and focus more on India, but with family, no matter where i go!
With my cutie having crossed 2 year mark, it means 3 flight tickets everywhere we go, but as they say – you gotta’ pay the price for everything, and I’m more than willing to pay this sweet price!
2. Grow Bloggers.world & Bloggers.desi as the Ultimate Blogging Portals
Until about 12 months ago, I wasn’t as active on social media, and believe it or not, I didn’t even have an account on WhatsApp, but things changed quickly, and today I’m constantly managing a few WhatsApp groups, replying to queries of aspiring bloggers, and budding entrepreneurs.
www.Bloggers.world Traffic Target: 500,000+ by end of Feb, 1M by end of June, and 2M by end of 2017.
I aim to max out our main Bloggers World WhatsApp group to 256 by end of this month, and then grow one of the city groups, such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Pune/Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata/BBS, Gujarat, group to 100+ each month, to ultimately build a community of 1500+ bloggers connected via WhatsApp.
3. Buy a Rover in 2017
I had plans to buy a BMW Z4, but i soon felt that despite having a Beetle, another cramped car with a 3 year old son, won’t make as much sense. And, after listening like a million times to Closer song by Chainsmokers, I certainly need a Rover in 2017 – either a Black or a White one!
4. No Co-founders or Joint Ventures
All my attempts in past to work with someone as a co-founder(s) have eventually gone down the drain so i’ve decided that for 2017 i’m going to continue as single founder, and even with other startups, not try to play the role of a co-founder, and be just a mentor, digital strategist or investor.
Having said that, I’d probably recruit few more people in key roles, and grow Webfosys Group to newer heights, and our goal for next FY, Apr 2017 to March 2018 is $3.3M. And, i’ll even publicly post records of revenues to win a small bet, and prove a point to an asshole! (will name and shame him once i do my part!)
5. Transform the Lives of at least 10 Bloggers!
Success is never so enjoyable if you taste it alone, so while I’ve decided that in 2017 i won’t work with anybody as co-founder, I want to make a difference in the lives of at least 10 blogger/startup founders, and help them achieve their goals for 2017 as well.
6. Grow Startups.world to a Community of 250+ Startup Founders
Startups have been close to my heart, and this year I really want to help startups in all possible ways, and grow this community to 250+ startups by end of 2017.
7. Spend 10 Days Without Internet & Phone in Solace
Tired of this hectic life, i wish to spent 10 days without internet and phone – probably i’ll finish my novel, test some rest, and who knows, i might brain-storm on my next million dollar idea!
8. Launch my E-book
I’ve already written my e-book, and just need to give it finishing touches, get the cover designed, get a few endorsements, and then roll it out with a proper launch strategy.
9. Be a Speaker at an International Event
I haven’t decided it, but i wish to be a speaker and present a case study at an international event.
I also see that i’ve strong skillset to work as guest faculty to motivate students and impart practical digital marketing knowledge, so i wish to work at IIM/Symbiosis or some eqv MBA College as a guest lecturer, and design a curriculum for them.
10. Build a Big Deals & Coupon Portal and Sell it for Over $100k or Raise $1M for It
I’ve a few contenders for this, and having worked with many popular online deals and coupon portals, i wish to own, operate, and sell one this year, and i’m all set to launch it next week – fingers crossed!
Game-plan for Achieving the Goals
Breaking things down to simpler numbers, my global company sales target are $50k/week, and blogging earnings targets are $800/day, and in the New Year, it’s been so far so good – we’ve opened up with a $100k contract, and new blog network has been generating $1000+ a day, and I hope to keep the momentum going, as i build Bloggers.world traffic to beyond 10k/day, and eventually 500k/month over next one month, and hopefully cross 1M mark by end of March.