Monday, January 26, 2015

Purpose and Intentions - 2015 Goals

As I am getting ready to write a post about my first year selling on Teachers Pay Teachers I was looking at some of the changes that I have made that are ... actually bringing in results!

I am going to share some of these with you today.

When I talked about where we are going in 2015 I mentioned I set some goals, but I didn't really go into much detail on them.

Here is the big one with sales:

With one of my techniques right there too.  Putting the big goal in writing and setting smaller goals to help get there! I like seeing the countdown to reach the goal too. I have been known to say things like ... hey are you going to be the one to put me over the sales goal? on Twitter and share a product that would put me there.

Logically I should have a goal of 2k this month. HOWEVER, I have yet to sell over 150 in one month. There are things that I need to get moving to even think about a month of 2K. Now granted, God can do anything and I am not going to limit him.  I also know myself and I would be sitting here moping come February 1st that I didn't hit that goal.

Then I have my second life line.  I am old school and cheap.  It's okay that I am cheap I would have to be altering anything I purchase to make it work perfectly for me anyway.

In here I have all my plans, ideas and sketches. Then I have this bad boy.

Yes, Teachers Pay Teachers gives you a great list of products. I needed to take that list a step further. I wanted a place where I could know exactly what I have for each product. Does it have an updated cover? Does it have a pinnable image other than the cover? Have I blogged about it and have in use pictures? It's a To-Do List and Tracking Sheet in one! It is amazing!

This works much better than my last option ... the ever going list.

My second life line has a friend - this is my Social Media Binder. Yep a whole binder for it! Mostly because I don't need to take this with me. If I am doing the serious marketing part of my job I am stationary. The on the go stuff, that is the engagement of the communities. For that stuff I have this little guy in my planner.

When I do stuff on my phone I can just mark it on here and then I can transfer it to the tracking sheet in the binder when I sit down to do my marketing.

Back to the binder! I have several things going on in this beautiful thing.

Social Media Tracking - weekly, *Not Pictured monthly goal tracking*

Pinning Party Tracking - Great for keeping track of what parties you are participating in and results.
Room for before and after stats.  

Rule tracking of the all the boards I am part of.

Sheet to track exactly what I pinned to the board. I like to pin in a certain way,
there will be more about that at a later time.

This one is by product. There is product information at the top and pin tracking down the side.
Being consistent with marketing, pinning and increasing my social marketing has increased sales. I can't tell you how much, or how, but I can tell you this ... when I don't do it, my sales show it.

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  1. Wow! I wish I was this organized. Thinking about doing some of this now! Thanks! Glad I found this on the Monday Musings Hop!

    1. Thanks Jody. It all came from feeling so frantic I needed to be able to keep it all straight. Thanks for finding us!

  2. I am not this organized at all. I wonder what I could get accomplished if I was. For now I pin, tweet, whatever about my blog when I have the time. I need to up my game!

    1. That is what I was doing, if I had the time I would do it. If I felt like it I would do it. I needed something to help me out. And to use my obscene collection of cute papers. Thanks for taking the time time comment!


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