Happy New Year! My Goals for 2012 and Weekly Round-Up

Happy New Year everyone! I cannot believe that it’s already 2012, can you!? I guess my parents were right, as you get older, time goes by even faster. I guess I should cherish my time a little more each day before it escapes me entirely. Anyway, let’s get on with the goals for 2012!

Goals for 2012

This site is still basically brand new, but I have some big plans for 2012!

  1. Be on the first page of Google for the searched phrase, “Passive Income”, and “Creating a Passive Income”
  2. Gain 250 subscribers
  3. Maintain a Page Rank of 3
  4. Have 40,000 visits to this site in 2012
  5. Earn $5,000 from this site alone

Those are the big five goals! I’ll no-doubt be making smaller, more manageable goals along the way, but by the end of 2012, I’ll hopefully have a check-mark next to each of these goals! :)

Weekly Round-Up

Ways to Make Money in 2012 – by Jai Catalano

Financial Samurai 2011 Predictions in Review – by Financial Samurai

What Did 2011 Teach You About Money? – by The Free Financial Advisor

Not Buying Anything January Challenge – by Poor to Rich a Day at a Time

Why I Bought Instead of Rented – by Making Sense of Cents

Self-Promotion As a Process (Part 1) – by The Dog Ate My Wallet

How to Entertain the Kids At Home on a Budget – by Prairie Eco Thrifter

Frugal Living: How Frugal is Too Frugal? – by MomVesting

How Far Would You Drive to Save $2,000? – by Car Negotiation Coach

I’m Newly Debt Free (And Ways You Can Be Too)! – by Money Spruce

Analyzing the Perception of the “1 Percent” – by My Journey to Millions

Understand Sales Techniques – by World of Finance

The Big Reveal: Did We Meet Our Goal of Saving 50% of Our Take-Home Pay in 2011? – by Frugal Confessions

How to Find Free Stuff on the Web – by Ultimate Smart Money

2011 in Review – by Simple Rich Living

ShelterKraft Werks Container Homes – by Little House in the Valley

Taxes For Rental Income: Learning How to Time Your Income – by Financial Success for Young Adults

No Excuses!  – by Krantscents

Unexpected Financial Blessings…What’s Your Story? – by Faithful With a Few

Looking Back at SPF in 2011 – by Sustainable Personal Finance

Making $30,000 From Blogging in 2012: Joining the $30k Challenge – by Invest It Wisely

What’s Your Motivation? – by Retire by 40

Start Thinking Like a Millionaire in 2012 – by Free Money Wisdom

Debt-Free Journey Update #9 – by Mom’s Plans

And Let There Be Light – by Money Cone

24 Responses to Happy New Year! My Goals for 2012 and Weekly Round-Up

  1. You are right, those are big goals for 2012. Plus parents are usually right about lots of things because they have been there, done that.

    • Derek says:

      I can’t wait to tackle my goals for 2012! There’s just something about working towards a goal that lights a fire under my butt!

  2. I respect your #1 keyword ranking goal. If you work hard and get close to that, the other goals should fall into place pretty easily. If I had focused on keywords early on (instead of at the tail end), growth would have been a lot easier.

    Thanks for the inlcude!

    • Derek says:

      Very true. I didn’t focus too much on keywords with my other site either. I’m glad I get a second chance. I think I’m doing pretty good so far! :)

  3. krantcents says:

    Thanks for the links, I really appreciate it. Time goes faster as you get older because you realize time is finite. Have a Happy and healthy New Year.

    • Derek says:

      Very true. It’s odd, because 40 year olds used to seem like grandparents to me. Now they remind me of big kids. 😉 I think I’m always going to act like I’m 18 – life’s more fun that way.

      • Little House says:

        40-year-olds are just big kids! This year is the year I go from “little” kid to “big” kid and I’m excited about it. When I was 20-something, I never thought I’d say that about turning 40. :)

  4. Thanks for including me!
    Best of luck with all of your goals in 2012

  5. Happy New Year! Thanks for the link! I wish best of luck in 2012.

  6. Little House says:

    Those are very doable goals! Good luck with the New Year and thanks for including my link in your round-up. Happy New Year! :)

    • Derek says:

      I thought that goals were doable too! I won’t have a ton of time to focus on them, but as long as I keep writing quality content, they should take care of themselves. :)

  7. Moneycone says:

    Wish you the very best Derek!

    Thanks for the mention and a very happy new year to you!

  8. Christa says:

    Thanks for the mention! Good luck with all your goals!

  9. Happy New Year, Derek, and best of luck with the websites! I think you have some good niches here.

  10. That page one ranking is going to be really tough, especially since most people targeting it know about SEO. However, nothing is impossible – especially if some of the top 10 have gotten complacent.

    I wish you well!

    • Derek says:

      It will be really tough, but I’ve got a whole year to get there, and if I do, I’ll have a seriously profitable blog!

  11. Wish you the very best with your 2012 goals and Happy new year.

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