This blog post is apart of a business planning series.
Are you ready to take your online business to the next level and watch some explosive growth unfold over the coming months? Great. Before you start to plot and plan what you want to do to make that happen, it’s important to stop and look at where you’re at right now.
Business planning for future success is all about data. You can work most efficiently and spend your time and money most effectively if you know exactly where you are starting from. By recording data, you can start to see what’s working, what isn’t, and what trends are starting to play out. And it all starts with recording where you’re at right now.
Let’s take a look at some of the things you want to record. First though, you should decide how you want to record this information. You can write it down by hand in a notebook, open up a word document to do it digitally, or use a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets are great because you have the option to have it calculate fun additional information like weekly and monthly averages. I personally use one of my planners to record my growth.
Traffic – To grow you need to expand your reach
List / Subscribers – Your next goal is always to get these people on your list.
Customers – Subscribers are great, customers are better
The Importance of Reviewing Your Goals
Now that you have your initial data collection set up, make it a habit to update the numbers regularly so you can see what’s working, what isn’t, and how much you’re growing as you move through the coming months and years.