I don’t know about you, but I’m always full of hope and optimism at the end of the year.
This is going to be the year I finally make going to the gym a routine.
This is the year I finally write that new book.
This is the year I finally run my freelancing business like a proper business.
It’s all good and well to have lofty goals—after all, goals make the mundane day-to-day tasks more palatable.
But you can’t check “wrote a new book” off a to-do list. Rather, writing a book involves planning, outlining, index cards, sticky notes, writing drafts, getting drafts edited, rewriting drafts because the first version really sucked, and so on.
The same thing goes with your business.
If you want to make $100,000 next year and you made $50,000 this year, you’re going to need to reliably charge more (by offering a better product) or sell twice as many projects, build a solid foundation of clients on retainer, create and launch your own products, or any number of other options at your disposal.
But it can be a bit overwhelming.
What should you be doing next?
What’s the #1 thing you should be focused on right now?
I can’t answer that for you.
But I can give you a few recommendations on where to start. “Freelance lifehacks,” if you will 🙂