Hello 2018…..

Diaries, laptop and tea.....all things to get organised for 2018

Wow I can’t believe that it is 2018, and what a year it is going to be. This time last year when I was setting my blog goals and intentions I wouldn’t have thought I would no longer be working in advertising, nor nearly completed the Digital Mums course. This is the year that I need to make my blog and my new career work for me. It has to. It’s been over 7 months since I said goodbye to agency life and hello new career, and now 2018 is the year that I will focus on building my freelance career and making it work. Fingers crossed.

So with this in mind I’ve been thinking about my career intentions for 2018 and building a bit of a plan. The first 3 months feel quite clear in my mind, it’s just how the rest of the year will pan out, but I guess that will be determined by how successful I am in the first 3 months. I’ve decided that I’m going to aim for three clear intentions over a 3 month period, any more than that feels like it could be too much and unachievable. I would rather try and achieve three intentions than not meet five.

Here goes….

January to March 2018

  • Complete the Digital Mums course and the “Do the Hustle” program.
  • Continue to make enough money from the blog to pay for my daughter’s nursery fees per month.
  • Get my first social media client and begin working on their channels, and running their campaigns.

April to June 2018

  • Continue to work with that social media client, and seek to grow my business to two clients.
  • Increase my income from the blog to £1,000.00 per month.
  • Begin to think about offering social media management to other bloggers, and set up a section on my blog to offer this.

July to September 2018

  • Continue to work with at least two clients running their social media.
  • Be working with at least two bloggers offering consultancy on their social media.
  • Continue to grow the blog and ensure that it is providing an income stream whilst retaining its core parenting theme.

October to December 2018

  • Have retained at least two to three social media clients by the end of the year.
  • My social media consultancy is set up with it’s own website and branding ready for 2019.
  • Continue to grow the blog and ensure that it provides a revenue stream.

So those are my top level intentions for my freelance career for 2018. All of these can be broken down into more actionable plans and tick lists. I’ve deliberately stayed away from stats at this point as I’ll be putting these milestones together at the start of each quarter.

I think that these intentions will change a lot as the year pans out. However I hope that these will provide enough focus for me to start with. Some are more ambitious than others, and some are much more easier than others. The blog at the moment feels like the one element of my career that I am clear on. However once I’ve finished the Digital Mums course and actually started working as a Social Media Manager, then I’m sure that path will become a lot clearer too.

Also these are just my career intentions, there are many personal intentions running along side this list at the same time……but I will leave that for another blog post.

The big question is, can I do it? Have you set your goals or intentions for 2018?

Claire x

Hello 2018

The Pramshed
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  1. The Squirmy Popple January 3, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    Good luck with your goals! Moving into a freelance career can be scary, but it looks like you’ve set achievable targets for yourself. You can do this! My blog goals are really just to write good content and not worry too much about stats. #fortheloveofBLOG
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  2. Hazel Newhouse January 3, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    Wow… you sound so organised! Best of luck with everything and have an amazing 2018 🙂

  3. Fancy January 3, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    Well done on the drive and good luck with every moment! Happy 2018 x #fortheloveBLOG

  4. Briony January 4, 2018 / 8:18 am

    Amazing goals and such a clear plan. I know you can do this, can’t wait to see an update at the end of the year filled with wins xx #foetheloveofBLOG

  5. Ali Duke January 4, 2018 / 3:28 pm

    You have some great intentions here. I think you will have a great year. I have set myslef blog and personal goals, My biggest aim is to growm my blog and hopefully make a little money from it x
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  6. Helena January 4, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Here’s an analogy I’ve come across that maybe of interest to you. Think of what you are working on like a lighthouse. You may not be able to see all the steps at present but as you take the first steps these will open up to more steps to take and hopefully in the direction you wish to go. #fortheloveofBLOG
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  7. Lisa Pomerantz January 4, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    I believe in you and your focus! Go and take the bull by the horns! Wow! That is impressive. I would love to earn an income from blogging. I also work full time… Oy, so much to do, so little time. #fortheloveofBLOG xoxo
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  8. Kate Holmes January 5, 2018 / 1:09 am

    You can do it! You have the makings of a business plan right there set out to refer back to and I sense you will do better than these initial targets anyway. And I do actually mean that having watched over the last year and more. The wonderful thing is the more well individual bloggers do, the more they inspire others too which is a very good thing especially as this type of work fits so well with other things we juggle. #fortheloveofblog
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    • The Pramshed
      January 5, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      Thank you Kate for your lovely comment. Fingers crossed for a successful 2018, and I know exactly what you mean about bloggers inspiring each other x x

  9. Laura Dove January 5, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    Good luck with all of your goals! I love how organised you are!! Im sure you will have a great year! #fortheloveofblog

  10. Jessamine January 5, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    Happy New Year, looks like you have a clear vision and plan for the year ahead. I’m sure you will storm it, good luck with increasing your earnings. #fortheloveofBLOG
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  11. The Mummy Bubble January 7, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    These are some amazing goals and I reckon you’re going to absolutely smash them all! I love your idea to set up a social media consultancy! This would be so amazing #fortheloveofBLOG

  12. Kelly January 9, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    Great to see some intentional goals!! It sounds like you’ve got an exciting year ahead of you. #fortheloveofblog

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