Setting Goals For Your Online Business

The need for goals

Reaching our goals helps us to believe in ourselves and setting goals is a great way to fuel our ambitions. It isn’t just about creating a plan for our success in life, it’s also to give us the inspiration we need to reach out and reap more than we ever thought possible. Goals focus our acquiring of knowledge and help us to set our time and resources in an order to get the very best for our situations.

In this article we’ll discuss:

Guidance in your niche selection
What are niche goal projections and outcomes?
Are you busy or productive
Ninja productivity hack revealed
Video – Goal projections and outcomes
Guidance in your niche selection
What do you like to do? What are your habits, hobbies, or passions? There are a number of niche choices within any main topic when you break it down.

An example could be Baseball which is a very broad term with lots of competition. If we break that down there are many niche selections to choose from within that keyword: baseball teams, major or minor league, kids, uniforms, statistics, jerseys, caps, equipment, collectables, magazines, etc.

All of these baseball niche can be fine selections to build a website around and can be quite profitable. I have an entrepreneur friend that has a number of sites, one of which is a website about football snack helmets, which has been doing well for a few years now.

What are niche goal projections and outcomes?

A projected outcome of your goals within your chosen niche.

Niche – The topic or category that you’ve chosen for your site.

Goal – The end result that you are seeking.

Projection – An estimation of when the end result will occur,

for example:

First commission sale within 30 days.
>>>>By writing an article per day for 30 days.
First page ranking with my targeted keyword within 30 days.
>>>>By writing posts three times a week for four weeks, with each having an internal link to my targeted keyword page.
What exactly are you going to do to reach your goal? Or what are you willing to give up in exchange for the desired goal? Maybe turn off the TV for a few hours each day, or trade in some wasted time for, that same time being spent to reach your goals.

The law of sowing and reaping

There is a time for sowing and a time for reaping. The time spent sowing, or creating the business can be for years depending on the project and the desired result. Once the sowing time is up, the reaping time can start and be indefinite.

There are many tasks that need to be done with any set goal and each one takes time and effort to complete. I’ve heard that “excellence is a commitment to completion”, so we need to be good finishers of each task and reach our goals.

The time spent sowing can be less depending on the effort given to it. If we sow little we will reap little also. If we are building a website and posting to it once a week it will take quite a while longer to reach our goals of filling it up with quality content, as opposed to posting 3-4 times per week.

Are you busy or productive?

The definition for:

Busy – actively involved in doing something, or having a lot of things to do.

Productive – achieving or producing a significant amount or result.

Are we busy doing many things without a proper order or timely, continuous task completion?

Example: spending hours on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter and also additional hours on other things without making posting quality content for our viewers our #1 priority.

It’s easy at times to get involved or over-involved in a project that ends up taking a lot more time than we thought but aside from that we’ll be more productive and reach our goals quicker if we properly structure our time and always make posting fresh quality content a priority.

Create clear niche images

We need to do some internal and external research and visually see some other website businesses within our niche. This will give a look at how the other niche sites are presenting themselves and their products. The internal research is making a list, over a couple or few days, of things that we love to do, or what are we passionate about. It’s best to select a niche that you would like to spend a lot of time and energy on, not one that you’ll get bored with or become disinterested with. We can also choose to create a nice affiliate website setup to inform about and promote products, or have a non-profit or personal site (.org). Many website owners have multiple sites.

Create a vision board

Do you have any wall space at home to devote to a vision board? They’re great to increase motivation and energize your efforts as you pursue goals.

Take a nice area of wall space and fill it up with goal related images and headlines and pictures that inspire every time you look at it. See, visualize, and feel the goal being reached as you look at the board and are inspired to move forward and achieve. Keep on adding and replacing inspiring images and text to keep it fresh, in sight and also in your mind.

Websites like Pinterest are great for creating vision boards and one can create as many boards as they want for fun, or to keep private.

Ninja Productivity Tip

I guess it doesn’t matter what type of business that you are promoting but all have dozens of tasks that need to be done continually and properly. Many have multiple internet businesses and always have a list of things that need to be done asap. Well here’s a great tip I’ve used and recommend to you.

Plan ahead and:

Remove all distractions or find a place where you can be uninterrupted.
Choose only one thing to focus on completely for an hour and set a timer.
Stop when the timer goes off and leave it for the next time. Don’t think about it anymore.
Take a short walk or take a non-sitting break, unless you’ve been using a standing desk. Lying flat on your back might feel good too.
Start the next task and repeat the process.
If a little more than 60 minutes is needed go ahead and finish the task before taking a break. If it needs much more time to complete put it away until next time. After you’ve powered through a focused hour and taken a break to refresh, you can set the timer for another 60 minutes and continue where you left off or move to another task.

Get the Most Out of Your Next Shopping Trip

Who doesn’t love shopping? We all look forward to go for shopping and it has a therapeutic effect on our mind. But have you ever wondered about how can you make your shopping much better and more satisfied? Sometimes we find it extremely hard to decide on one thing and sometimes we pick up things which we never use. By following some easy tips you can easily avoid this kind of terror-filled experiences and leave a store being fully happy and content.

• Time- Always keep sufficient time in your hand when going for shopping. This can help you in getting the specific dress you are looking for and you will not end up being completely stressed out.

• Try Everything- You must try on everything that you would like to get as there is a huge difference between what a cloth looks on a hanger and how it will look on you. You will never get to know whether a dress will look good on you or not if you don’t try it on. You can also try on various silhouettes which will help you in understanding which style complements your body type and this habit can be of immense help when you go for online shopping.

• Shop before the Need Arises- We should all follow this much hard to follow rule. It is a common habit to not to go for shopping until any special occasion comes up and we just have to have everything from dresses, tops, jeans to accessories, shoes etc. It is almost always the case that you are not going to get the specific thing which you are looking for if you go for the shopping just before the event. So, try to shop often in small quantities so that you can avoid situations in which you literally don’t have anything appropriate to wear on a specific occasion.

• Spending Money- Do a calculation of the price based on the number of times you are going to wear that dress. If you find the price to be completely worth it then go for it. Maintain a balanced wardrobe including both designer high-priced clothes and also low-priced brand clothes. It can be a great idea to splurge on clothes which reflects its price or as being expensive. While certain prints, silhouettes etc shows of its price, t-shirts, and tops from the high-end brand do not reflect their price so one must spend money for this kind of clothes from low-priced brands.

A Guide to Choose the Best Diaper Brands

My affair with diapers started immediately after my twins were born. A few months in, I had tried most of the brands available in the market. At first, I really did not care about the quality or capacity, I just wanted the bulk; every single day, two babies could easily consume five diapers each. For a brief moment, I considered using cloth diapers instead of disposable ones. After weighing my options, I realized that cloth diapers were not as convenient as much as they were cheaper. I would literally need to hire a full time cleaner to wash cloth diapers.

For any parent, discovering what works for you and your baby (babies) is a journey. Disposable diapers are very convenient but can be expensive. Above all, getting value for your money is the best deal. This review looks at all the vital elements to consider, so that you can decide which diaper brand is best for you.

How to identify the best diaper

The major consideration is comfort. Is your baby happy and comfortable with the diaper? To identify comfort, the features below must be in place.

- Fit and fastening

The waist and legs must fit properly. Usually, many brands will have an elastic mechanism for this. To this end, the diaper should contour the body accordingly. Choosing the right size will further give your baby the right comfort. A diaper should also come with fasteners that do not lose stickiness easily. Velcro fasteners are more superior.

- Lotion and fragrance

Many new-age diapers come with a lotion or gel liner. This works to moisturize the baby’s sensitive skin. The fragrance is meant to give a fresh appeal for the diaper area. Scents are not really a requirement but they can enhance the diaper experience for both mum and baby. The lotion or gel is highly functional to boost comfort.

- Absorbency and wetness indicator

The capacity of any diaper is determined by its absorbency mechanism. Extra padding in the diaper region will go a long way to keep leaks at bay. Some diapers absorb better than others. In my experience, brands like Snuggles and Huggies take the cake. Using them gave me confidence that my twins would avoid leaks and soils. A wetness indicator will show you when to change the diaper. Parents should change the diaper immediately after this signal to avoid discomfort in their babies.

- Cutouts for newborns

A cutout for newborns ensures that the navel or cord area is not touched. The healing stump is delicate and using a special diaper with this feature makes work easier. However, most brands can be folded around this area to serve the same purpose.

- Design and style

Diaper brands come in all designs, shapes and sizes. Choosing one that is stylish adds personality to your baby. For me, something neat and compact is ideal. With so many options, you might as well choose one that appeals most, even where design is concerned.

- Price

Many times, a high quality diaper is synonymous with expensive. It is hard to find cheaper options and not compromise on quality. However, comparing prices will help you land on the best deal. You should not have to part with an arm or a leg for a good diaper brand.

The top diaper brands here

Snuggles

This is one of the most impressive diaper brands I have used for my children. It is soft, comfortable and with a very high absorbency. It provides all night protection while delivering superior absorbency, thanks to its Flexi Gel feature. It is highly breathable to protect sensitive skin. For active babies, it provides for active fitness with a stretchy waistband. As alluded to above, my leaning towards this brand is unmistakable. It really redefines comfort and care. It comes in all sizes for babies all the way to toddlers.

Huggies

This is yet another leading diaper brand. It comes with a wealth of features for great protection. It is made using 100% cotton and is therefore very breathable. It has a special pocket to cater to runny messes. The core has triple absorbency to lock in wetness. The tabs are nicely shaped with a double leak guard. Again, when you are looking for superior protection, Huggies is a great buy. They have all sizes from new born to nappy pants. Variations like the Huggies Gold is very superior.

Pampers

Most new parents find the Pampers brand first before others. This is indeed a popular brand that comes with great options for all babies and sizes. The main features include extra channels for absorption, super gel, baby lotion, soft cotton material and wetness indicator. From new-born care to Pampers pants for moving children, this brand has it all. For many parents and guardians, this brand comes at a higher price. In many ways, it could be a premium brand. I used Pampers for my newborns and the only major problem was the cost. Maybe it is because I was paying double the price for my twins. If you are looking for unparalleled protection, this could be an ideal buy for you. Budget buyers and penny pinchers may shy away. All in all, this is a trusted brand that has served many.

Softcare

When I really needed to save money, I switched to using Softcare for my children. This cheaper alternative brand has really taken the industry by storm. With a pack of 40 diapers being below Ksh 700, this was great for me. However, you cannot have your cake and eat it. Using the cheaper version of this brand proved that absorbency and overall quality was wanting. To this end, those who really need high quality can choose the Softcare Premium Soft option. You will pay a bit more but you can contain leaks better. Again, it comes in all sizes for your baby. With my children, I found myself buying one size bigger for proper fitting. When you are looking for cheaper bulk, this is you best pick. However, you pay more to get superior protection.

Which brand is best?

Every parent or guardian has to decide what works for them best. Cost is indeed a major reason that cannot be overlooked. Choosing a brand that gives you high quality for a fair price is ideal. Above all, do not compromise quality for cheap products. If you prefer to use cloth diapers, this could go a long way in cutting those costs. Buying in bulk will save you money. Also, keep an eye out for discounts and offers. Try out different brands and come to your own conclusion. All in all, there is a glaring gap for cheaper high quality disposable diapers in the market.