What is this post?
This is a weekly review that I will publish at the end of every week.
I’ll include notes on my progress, new ideas swimming in my head, and plans for the future.
I’m experimenting with the frequency so this may turn into a biweekly or monthly review.
What I did last week
- I published 5 Reasons Why I Quit My Job to Build Passive Income Businesses on Medium
- I purchased the domain flexibilityisfreedom.com and set up this blog in less than an hour using BlueHost (heads up, this is an affiliate link which means I earn a commission if you decide to purchase services from BlueHost)
- I created a rough outline of my ebook on acne scars.
- I completed 4 out of 5 workouts in week 5 of Athlean-X. What’s sad is that I bought this program in Sept 2016 (when I started my job) and only managed to get through the first month. No excuses now!
- I hung out with my family for most of the week and got lots of sun 🙂 We celebrated my Dad’s birthday and the Canada Day long weekend with a BBQ, hot weather, and cold drinks!
- I played more Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild than I really should have…
What I need to learn ASAP
- WordPress: This is the most popular content management software (CMS) used to build websites today.
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO): I need to understand how Google works and learn best practices for SEO.
- Design: I need to learn basic design principles to make my sites look modern.
- Daily Routine: Without the structure of a full-time job, I need to develop a daily routine to maximize productivity and get things done.
- Productivity Tools: I’ve decided to use GSuite (Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Keep) for my business. I’m looking for a good time management app but will stick to pen and paper for now. I need to get better at organizing my time and making use of tools & resources on productivity.
- Writing: I need to practice, practice, and practice my writing. I also need to read other people’s blogs and web articles. When reading, I should ask myself questions like: “How does this article ‘hook’ the reader? How did the author organize the content? How does the article provide value?”
Plans, plans, and plans!
- Testing: I want to test my initial thesis for a niche website on acne scars. I’ll create an online survey and distribute it via forums. I will offer two Amazon gift cards as an incentive. This should take 2-4 weeks and is also a great opportunity to collect emails from people interested in my site.
- Learning from Others: Before diving in, I need to more clearly define my goals and action plan. A great way to do this is by reading how others got started with blogging.
- Email Marketing: I’ve already read several posts on the importance of starting an email list and I’m planning to do that ASAP.
- Timeline: In my next weekly review, I’ll have a clear timeline of my goals ready. By writing them on this blog, I’ll have more incentive to hold myself accountable to those goals.
I hope you have a fantastic rest of this week! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in the next post.