Posts tagged with ‘goals’

  • Free Goal & Task Tracker Worksheet

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 5, 2015
    It's August. Seriously. When did that happen? Normally by now I've completed a detailed mid-year evaluation and posted my quarterly check-in on the blog. Whoops! Actually, it was less a simple oversight and more an issue of reorganization. By mid-July, I knew a few things weren't working out as planned, so I decided to make some changes. The usual mid-year check-in was […]
  • 24 Hours to a More Successful Freelance Writing Career

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 20, 2015
    Freelance writing is largely about the big picture. As you gain experience and build your professional reputation and visibility over time, you earn more money and freelancing becomes a more stable income source. That said, the big picture doesn't motivate everybody. Sometimes you need to see changes now to convince yourself to even stick with this freelancing thing. If that […]
  • Weekend Reading: Writing Goals and Progress Reports

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 4, 2015
    As a follow up to yesterday's post where I shared my first quarter check-in for my 2015 writing goals, for this week's "Weekend Reading" post I'd like to share some other examples, plus one blogger's free goal-tracking tool that might help you stay on track. Enjoy! First Quarter Wrap-Up By Jennette Marie Powell at This post is simply another example of […]
  • Writing Goals: 2015 First Quarter Check-In

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 3, 2015
    Setting goals, tracking your progress, and adapting when necessary are all important parts of running a business. So it doesn't matter if you're a freelance writer, an author trying to sell books, or a blogger trying to make money from your blogs. Goals are vital to your success. Now that we're in April, it's a good time to check in […]
  • Out With the Old, In With the New: A Year-end Check-in and 2015 Writing Goals

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 11, 2014
    The year is almost over, and that means it's time to evaluate progress and set goals for the New Year. So today I'd like to share an example with a follow-up from my previous progress check-in and also some new goals for my writing business in 2015. 2014 Year-End Check-In This year was very good in some ways. But in […]
  • It’s That Time Again: Writing Goals 3rd Quarter Check-in

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 4, 2014
    October marks the start of my favorite time of year: when we hop from one holiday to the next. It kicks off with Halloween and continues straight through New Year's Day. There's decorating. Shopping. Family time. And a crazy work schedule. Fall and the beginning of winter are probably my most hectic time of the year as a freelance writer-blogger-publisher, […]
  • Quick Tip: Make Time for a Mid-Year Writing Goals Evaluation

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 1, 2014
    Can you believe it's July already? I know we say the same thing every year, but time really does seem to fly by. As of today, we kick off the second half of the year. And that is a perfect time for a mid-year check-in on our writing careers. What does a mid-year check-in involve? The idea is to review […]
  • 5 Great New Year’s Goals For Print Writers

    By Catherine L. Tully on December 26, 2013
    Today we're going to talk about setting some goals that relate directly to a career in writing for print. Starting the NY off right can set the tone for the entire year, so it pays off to do a little "leg work" on the front end of things. Here are five great goals to pencil into January that will help […]
  • 2014 Freelance Writing and Publishing Goals

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 17, 2013
    This week is my last work week of 2013. That means it's time to take a look back at my progress this year -- both my successes and failures. And it's time to think about goals and resolutions for 2014. You can find mine below, and I hope you'll share some of your own in the comments. Let's start with […]
  • A Belated 4th Quarter Business Check-In

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 6, 2013
    Normally I post my quarterly business goals and plans at the beginning of each quarter, and I try to post a follow-up in the next update to let you know how I did. Plans always unexpectedly change in one way or another, but this past quarter might have been the worst. As you might know, I took off for an […]