Looking Back on 2017 and What's Next

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Today I am looking back on 2017 and talking about what’s next for the New Year. I’m going to be sharing my big accomplishments, what worked and what didn’t, and even getting into some of the numbers. I hope this episode gives you a chance to see what it’s like behind the scenes of an online business and encourages you to reflect on the past year as you start to make your goals for 2018.

Topics Discussed:

  • My Focus for 2017: Abundance
  • Big Accomplishments
    • Starting Process to Profitability
    • Buying a house
    • Creating a signature process for website design
    • Deciding to stop offering brand design and focus on websites
  • What Worked
    • Raising my prices
    • Building relationships through coffee chats
    • Returning clients
    • Creating my business mission & values
  • What Didn’t Work
    • Scheduling content
    • Getting visible
    • Trying to find the magic bullet
  • Intentional Investments
  • New Tools
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Abundance

2017 Word of the Year

The Numbers

Instagram Followers

  • February 2017: 385
  • December 2017: 610

Pinterest Followers

  • February 2017: 782
  • December 2017: 1027

Twitter Followers

  • February 2017: 708
  • December 2017: 843

Facebook Likes

  • February 2017: 139
  • December 2017: 159

Email List Subscribers

  • February 2017: 121
  • December 2017: 156

2016 Income

  • Invoices: $18,068.42
  • Expenses: $8,945.29
  • Profit: $8,928.24

2017 Income

  • Invoices: $18,343.13
  • Expenses: $12,161.33
  • Profit: $6,181.80

*Put a bigger emphasis on investing in education

*Includes tithes to my church of 10% of my income

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Blessing

2018 Word of the Year

Goals for 2018

  • Word of the Year: Blessing
  • Grow my email list
  • Launch 8 websites
  • Find sponsors for my podcast
  • Launch a template shop

Announcing Showit Custom Website Design

I am offering Showit Custom websites starting in 2018. Showit is a great platform for photographers and those who want an easy to update website that allows for more flexibility in design.

If you're interested in working with me to design a strategic website on Showit, apply today.

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