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Hard to believe the New Year is just around the corner! I often find myself reflecting on the past year and things I'd like to do better in 2019.
Do you set goals/make New Year's resolutions when it comes to your work? Any big resolutions or goals you're setting for 2019?
Well as a beginner Freelancer I left my resume on several websites, I've dedicated a lot of time to present myself the best way it's possible. I was hoping to get many people hiring and noticing my skills. Lately, I was offered $30 to translate a HUGE text from Hebrew to Russian. It was difficult as I sat 3 days on it, trying to make it perfect.
Hopefully, next year freelancing career will be good for me. I always wanted to be a hands-on mother to my kids while earning money to help my husband in supporting our daily family needs. Freelancing career or work at home mom is best for me.
That’s the same situation I’m in. I have young children so part of my goal is to work on my time management more to try and have a better schedule for being a parent and also getting my freelancing done.
That's good to know. We have the same hat maybe next year our career as a freelance will flourish. Freelancing really helps to those who are stay at home mother since they don't need to work in the office.
I don't make new year resolutions but tend to set goals for the day. It might be a small thing, but my plan is to increase my income by a little bit more each day. If I can beat the last day's total then over the year this should be a reasonable goal to achieve.
Daily goals are great too! I like that idea of trying to better yourself each day. I’m someone who enjoys a challenge so I think that would work for me as a motivator too.
I think I will avoid making new year resolutions because I always find myself in a position that is not even worth mentioning here. Setting daily goals for a freelance seems rewarding because you always focus on attainable goals.
Same with me I don't make New Year's resolution. It's such a pity that we can only think of changing and improving ourselves when we welcome New Year. But, it's still good, at least, people have that spirit of resolution.
@theresajane yes, I often wonder that myself. Change can happen at any time, and should happen whenever an individual notices they need to amend things in their life. In saying that I think people find something comforting about the fresh start and clean slate that seems to be signified by a new year.
It is like your training in dojo or gym. Honing of your abilities, i like your perspective.
Often I make daily goals and no year resolution. A year is too big and unless you divide it into small achievable goals, it will be hard to make head over tail of your resolutions
It’s actually not a New Year’s resolution anymore that is important for adults like us. I call it a plan of action or a paradigm shift that we have to take like what you said about more earnings. Affiliate marketing is my target early next year that it can be my New Year’s plan of action for the betterment of my online income which is getting smaller and smaller lately that I really need to innovate.
I don't make New Year's Resolution because I know that I won't be able to do it. However, I just have a dream or goal just like what another member said. It is a goal that I already set before, something that is different from New years resolution.
I’ve often heard people say that when they set New Years resolutions it can be hard to stick to them. But I think work goals are a bit different! Most people seem to set New Years resolutions like losing a ton of weight and things like that, which can be super unrealistic if there are no plans on how to get there. Work plans are easier to map out in my opinion!
when i was in high school up to college I always make goals and bucket list for the next year but eventually I never comply any of it. So for this new years I rather not make or set goals for the next year. I will just go with the flow wherever fate leads me.
Lol, let me laugh because I have the same problem. I had set some goals at the start of this year, and last week I was reflecting on them, only to realize I have not achieved any of the goals. I will not set new year goals. Instead, I will be setting them on a weekly or monthly basis.
I agree. I have made a bucket list of my goals for the year 2018 but sad to say, I haven't completed it. Creating a new one mighg bring me disappoinment but I would like to keep a list of goals so that I could remember why do I even started this.
Same with me. It would be better to go with the flow and set my everyday goals rather than setting my bucket list and being disappointed because I can't achieve it.
And count me in! I tend to make some goals, and I think that I will do this and that, and I end up doing anything but what I planned or expected. So, I think I'm done with planning and I will be more into working on it. I'm currently looking for a better job as freelancer, something like translation or health or medical field, and it would be awesome to work for a reliable company, so if Santa Claus would like to help me out with this, it will be really appreciated.
I usually make a bucket list of goals that I want to achieve every beggining of the year. Now, what I want to make a change in my work is to be able to get more services sold and earn more money. I want to save money before the summer comes and earning will always come from hardwork. That's why I would like to prove something to somebody that I can work eventhough I am studying.
Many new year resolutions are not achievable. As the year advances, the goals are dropped one by one till you forget them completely. Do we have people who achieve the goals? I do not think so.
Actually I do have some goals that I already achieved since I had written those. I wrote that list as my year 2018's goals and so far, out of 12 goals I have done 9 of them. I'm glad with my achievement, hoping that I could finish them all before 2018 ends.
When I was still a student, I always thought of New Year's resolution, but ended up forgetting them. I think it's better to just aim to improve everyday and set goals everyday. New Year's resolution is a good thing, but do you think it's very long that you need to wait for New year to set your resolution?
Yes, just set some goals and try to reach them. Than set some rules and try to follow them.
I believe one has to make yearly goals. The goals may be resolutions. You then sit down to make daily goals aimed at the yearly ones. You then plan to achieve the goals daily. When you finish 365 days you will have attained your achievements.
When I was a kid, I always make New Year's Resolution not because I believe in them but because I believe my teachers would ask for it when the schooldays resume. But now, I prefer to set short term and long term goals and step by step I will reach my goals.
Yes, I agree with you. Because every time I make one I break it somehow.
You had developed a good habit though it was to please your teachers. Never do anything for others but do it for yourself. When you do it for yourself and as a habit you often do it well.
Haha! This is funny, yet true. Our teachers would always ask for an essay about our new year's resolution. It's like a ritual of everyone in school every year.
What my goal as a freelancer is to enhance more of my communication skills which I can use to earn a lot more money.
That’s a really good one! Great communication skills are so important for a successful business, and even more so if you’re a freelancer I think. I like your perspective!
What a goal? It is a good one. It is measurable too. May you achieve the goal.
Come 2019. I am aiming to be at least better and have more skills compared to my last-year self. I'd also like to get a part-time job on the side while having a full-time one. Is it possible? Would my full-time employer get upset or disappointed if ever I decided to work for another company?
I do need a part time job too. I hope the same with you this year.
Earning more is a goal I guess for everyone and working part-time is an excellent way to go if you want to accomplish it.
I think a lot of people take on part time jobs when they already have a full time job. It would be great for the additional income! I think most employers would be okay with it provided it’s not a business that would conflict with theirs, and as long as any contract you signed didn’t prohibit working anywhere else.
I tried it before, but the funny thing was I think my full-time employer found out as he called me all of a sudden to discuss a few things. I was about to get hired for a part-time job but decline last minute because of it.
I agree with you. It is especially the to those who already have their kids or new family. They have to earn and work hard for the needs of their kids.
People are jealousy of others. They do not like their employees to work for others. Like sites online do not like you taljing of other sites
This would be awesome for me too. Right now my freelance job is needing an improvement, so I really hope 2019 gets me something better. More than a better earning, I would like to work more into my professional field, so it would be really awesome to do something related to it.
I wish you good luck and hope your plans come 2019 will all come true. Wish you the best of luck, the best of success, and the best of everything!
Thanks for all your best wishes. So, I wish you the same good luck, success and best of everything. At least, if we improve our Freelance job that would be a great deal. We need better earnings for 2019.
Thanks, man. Let's all be better as the new year comes.
Honestly, I don't make any new year resolutions or set any goals and targets for the next year. I think that it is better to concentrate on your work and try and give your best in everything that you do. Things never happen the way you decide and when you set a goal then you can get obsessed with achieving it. If you are able to achieve it then it definitely will boost your confidence but if you are not able to achieve it then you may get disappointed and lose the focus in your work. So, I always try to set a realistic target for my next day and try my best to achieve it.
I totally agree with what you said. As we grow older, we never care about new year's resolution but instead we think to get better on our job. Setting goals will only disappoint us in the end of the day and sometimes it will just frustrate as to why it was never followed.
Many fall on this category. They do not set resolutions. Resolutions are misleading and are not achievable.
Well, we plan to launch our new website next year. So that's pretty much the goal as of now.
That’s an exciting goal - sounds like something clear and defined to work towards. Hopefully 2019 is a successful and productive year for you!
Thanks. We've been building the new site for quite sometime. Going over things, redoing things, then changing those things that were already redone. Everything has to be perfect before we launch, no matter how long it takes. Better to build anticipation for a launch than risk an incompetent and sloppy roll out.
Wow, that sounds great. What's the website about? Is it a blog? An e-commerce store? How do you plan on gaining traffic?
And that sounds like a perfect new year's goal. Congratulations, and I really hope you get a lot of success with that new website. You can let us know over here, so we can check it out as soon as it is ready. Crossing fingers for you.
I don't make new year resolution because I am sure I will break it somehow but I make goals every year and I try to reach it.
I don't make new year resolution because I am sure I will break it somehow
I am not the type of person that are making some new years resolution for my freelancing activities because I prefer to have my set of goals everyday. It helps me to have a sort of discipline and focus on my freelancing jobs everyday since I have a target amount of earning that I want to reach that is why I am among a lot of efforts and hard work just to reach it.
This is awesome as it will make you focus on those small goals that you set daily and work out ways that you are going to achieve them with. While this is not pretty easy to work on, I think that it is one that is possible to happen as well.
My goal for the New Year is to create a workday that lasts longer than 24 hours. LOL. NOT! This year though I have been feeling as if there were not enough hours in the day to accomplish all the freelance work I wanted to accomplish. So my New Year's goal is to wake up earlier and stay up later in order to get more accomplished. Hey! It's the only way I could figure out how to add extra hours to my workday. LOL.
Gosh extra hours would be nice!! I think I’m going to take a leaf out of your book and do the same thing over here. If we can’t get more than 24 hours in a day, at least we can work on optimizing the 24 that we do have!
You are so sweet! I have noticed that you respond to my various comments. What you may not realize is that your comments are very encouraging and also give me different perspectives and outlooks.
As Detective Charlie Chan would say: "Thank you so much."
Sometimes the day seems quite short. I normally find out that I have not completed the day's work. The days should stretch and become longer.
Haha. Who knows you may get superpower and get to do double the work in 24 hours. But that means you get to do more work. LOL. It can be seriously a lot of work then. I choose to be smart workers next year, hopefully I know I can dream right.
That's a great goal. Though please make sure to stay healthy and not compromise your body state to have more energy . I wish you all the best!
My goals for the next year would include expanding and honing my skill set, exploring more freelancing opportunities, earning more, and handling my finances better. I hope 2019's gonna be a good year!
All of us wish to have a good year in 2019, and I hope you will have yours. Practice makes you perfect that's what they say. I believe your skills even improve more, never lose hope.
Love all of your goals - they’re things I want to work on too. Handling my finances better is a big one for me, I really want to refine our household budget so that the money I make from freelancing can do the most for our family!
I want to know more freelancing jobs next year so that I can boost my income easily.
There are a plethora of online jobs out there that surely will fit your qualifications. Do more research, and It's best to audit your skills first so that you can package yourself well when you present yourself to future employers. All the best!
I have goal of reviving one of my blog. And also trying to make it some authority. I have started writing on it. And also getting back on one of the site which used to earn me good money. I may also learn more skills and go for the better offer in the freelancing sites on upwork. I hope to get more out of new year compared to current year. My efforts seems to be less this year due to some issues. I hope to change that.
Sounds like a great plan - and it sounds like you're already setting yourself up for success in 2019. I hope that the next year for you is a productive and successful one!
I actually have plans of setting up my own website early next year. It will be an e-commerce site that is intended for affiliate marketing. It will also have a blog as a sub domain so that it is like having 2 sites in one domain. But I am not confident that I could do it because of my hectic schedule. I have a full time job in the office and my freelancing takes most of my spare time that I am losing touch with my family.
It can be hard to have lots of goals and then ensuring you have a work-life balance too. I feel the same way, that it's hard juggling everything and being able to dedicate the necessary time to things that are required of me.
I don't often set any specific writing goals for the new year.
That however doesn't mean that I don't set any goals, I do. But I only set new goals when the time allocated for the previous goals expires. Occasionally I'll be lucky enough to attain the goal. That for me is the time when I set goals or refine the old ones and try to complete what I had began.
I do make New Year resolutions before but because things don't happen the way I expect them to be, I stopped doing it. I could think of resolutions but more on actions than words listed on a piece of paper to be done for the whole year. Unless I want to get disappointed that most of my resolutions didn't happen.
I understand you. I think many people feel the same way too. Even me there are some new year resolutions that did not happen to me but I wont stop to keep on wishing and hoping that one day I will get it in God's grace.
I think my goals for the next year would be is to earn more from my freelancing sites better than this year's earnings. It is good to have such goals so that I will be guided accordingly on what I am doing. I should make the next year turns to be a fruit year for me if possible so that I can make use of it and acquire some great earnings that can helps me to buy things that I really needs and want.
My goal for 2019 is to be a better person than I have been for long.
The best freelancer
The best father
The best husband
The best pastor and
I like that you really incorporated family into your goals too. That's something highly important in my life as well.
Well hat is really great to know that you have a lot of goals for the next year. It is good to have a set of goals so that we can have some guide if we are doing things right based on our preferred goals that we want achieve. Just keep it up and for sure you will easily reach it through hard work and patience.
I always have had a new year resolutions specially when it comes to work and family. I wish that this year coming would become more work to do.
For me the goal is to have constant customers who maintain on supplying tasks on steady basis and having a group of few co-freelancers who will do the task for me now and then. And above all of the goal is to maintain on getting greater initiatives of various technologies to have a wide knowledge of the modern technologies within the marketplace.
I don't set a goal for the new year but I set goals every day. It is just small goals but it helps me a lot. I have a goal to read books about writing and grammar every day. I also set writing an article each day even though it is not for work and just to train myself. I set goals to improve my vocabulary, I would have to learn ten new words per day. Small goals but yields big results.
I already have made mine. I intend to make a full time income from freelancing. With the world economies going through a bit of turbulence(they have never recovered from the 2007-2008 economic meltdown) I don’t think that it is prudent to only rely on your off- line income. I want to make freelancing one of my major income streams. In the first half of 2019 my goal is to earn least 2000$ per month in online income, fingers crossed.
I do think that the global financial crisis made me think more about having multiple income streams, for sure. It also made me want to pay off debts quicker - I'm trying to pay off my mortgage quickly because I don't want to owe the banks anything. Having multiple income streams both online and offline is incredibly helpful for that.
I'm just new here in freelancing but I really wish to learn more and get even a small income.
It's great that you wish to learn about freelancing first before you get started. It will save you a lot of time because at least you won't make many mistakes and you'll not lose hope since you'll know what to expect. Just ask questions on the boards about anything you'd like to know and you'll get valuable answers that you can use.
That said, in the mean time you could look around the boards and try to learn internet marketing. Get it right and it will make you money than freelancing.
Yes, I am planning to work for an a employer based from other countries so now, I am finding ways to improve myself more when it comes to doing tasks and my editing skills. I may want to study also about web developer and virtual assistant as I wanted to work as a regular employee homebase without any hassle. I am just waiting for my room to finish so that I can work thorough.
I am planning to be more active on my freelancing sites next year by giving them much time and focus so that I can also increase my freelancing earnings which is something that I really like to have. I feel that I can do more next year and I believe that it would be a fruitful year to start some online jobs.
I'm also going to endeavor to earn more in 2019. I think I'm going to set up a wall calendar above my workstation so that I can write down how much I earn each week and try to exceed it. It might be a big goal but I think you have to dream big to succeed!
I used to make resolutions when I was younger, but I can't seem to make them work. I believe that the more you try to focus on a resolution, the more I forget about my goal so I didn't apply this in my work life. Just think if I did I'd be messing up a lot! Of course this is just based on my own experience and this is just a personal opinion. I'm sure others have better luck with making their resolutions work out for them.
I am planning to add more freelancing sites next year so that I can maximize my earnings, it feels good to be paid for a decent income which is one of the things that I really like. I am hoping that I can find more freelancing sites next year so that I can have a better opportunity.
One of my goals for 2019 is also to learn and at least master PPC. Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads, Google Ads, Amazon PPC, everything or at least be more familiar with them to acquire more skills in my arsenal.
I think that my goals next year is to learn more about blogging and article writing since I want to improve my skills so that I can have a better earnings from my freelancing sites. I am not still confident on the way I write and it seems like I need to learn more about it. I would try again my luck next year and hoping to do a great job since I am doing my best that I can to reach my goals.
My New Year freelance goals consist of building an army of affiliates on my latest offer on Seocheckout!
My new year freelancer goal is to be a professional programmer which helps me to have found jobs and a good source of income which also help to help me to have a vacation in Hawaii haahahaha but if this thing happens I thank god for that, Merry Christmas.