August Goals

blogbizgoalsaugustRemember that one time I was totally unprepared for Atlas to come home from the hospital and super unrealistic about how much of my time he’d take up each day? That’s basically what happened to July goals. But now that I’m kind of getting the rhythm of things (who am I kidding, there’s no real rhyme or reason to this kid) I’m more confident in getting things done.

My original goal was to start working full time again in August. Funny, right? That’s not happening. I’m in the middle of revamping the way I do my design work, my pricing and my packages. I’m seriously itching to share soon, so stay tuned as I will also be offering up a couple of design packages at a slight discount to test out my new design process and make sure everything runs smoothly.

Increase traffic by 10% from July to August

This was on my goal list from last month, but with everything going on with my dad passing away and my son coming home it was just impossible to stay on schedule which is why the next goal exists.

Get two weeks ahead on scheduled posts

Life is crazy sometimes and I know that now more than ever. I want to make sure I’m prepared for the crazy life of a work at home mom to a newborn. Part of it is being a head of schedule in my posting. I want to make sure I’m working approximately two weeks ahead so that I have that much padding should something come up whether personal like getting sick or work related like a tight deadline with a client. Fail to plan, plan to fail. That’s the saying, right?

Finish up rebranding and launch

As much as I love my current blog design (and I continue to get compliments on it), I’ve been itching to change it for several months. I’m working on something a little more simple and natural which is really just what I'm drawn towards lately in all aspects of my life.

Launch new design process + packages

I’ve had this in my mind for months now and have been planning away, but I’m just getting into the real work. The actual sitting down and laying out every single step in the new design process that will give my clients what they need, my full attention and a quick turn around time. If you’ve been hoping to get any branding or blog design done feel free to get in touch or keep an eye out so you can snag one of the launch discounts. They will be very limited.

That’s it for August. This month is mostly planning and scheduling my way to a more successful blog and business.

What are your goals this month?

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