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Day 23 Goal: Increase my income
(Previously this was Day 2 Resolution: Double my income for 2011)
SMART Goal Details
Specific, Measurable and Achievable details are in Goals log.
Realistic: It is realistic to work towards it but it will not happen overnight.
Timely: I want to achieve this by the end of 2012.
Steps to do:
Weekly: check for job listings, apply for jobs.
Apply with temp/staffing agencies
Apply for just-a-job jobs
Update Chronicle and Monster settings
Look through Writers Market for places to market my work.
Request writers guidelines.
Write for SHHH to build resume: renew Shhh subscription, get writers guidelines, write on “mondegreens”, check Clarke for updates, submit to Shhh.
Decide on one article to pursue.
Research topic (e.g. young gay mayors?)
Pitch to TRT.
List and pursue all work for TRT.
Pitch relevant stories to Gazette and Republican.
Find out who to pitch stories to at Republican.
Have coffee with Greg to network.
Be vigilant about work for Sid. Boost to 3 hours/ week EVERY week.
Read possible markets (SHHH, Parabola, Writers’ Market, ADDitude, Huff Post)
Consider possible pitches to my regular magazines (Runners World)
Coffee with Greg
Work for Sid
TRT coverage gigs
Do TRT work for February issue.[Goal: Increase my income]
Schedule work for Sid (hard schedule) [Goal: Increase my income]
Find out who to pitch stories to at Republican. [Goal: Increase my income]
Schedule coffee with Greg. [Goal: Increase my income]
Pitch stories to TRT. [Goal: Increase my income]
Update resume. [Goal: Increase my income]
Apply Northfield Mt. Hermon. [Goal: Increase my income]
Article idea: for Writers Market (details in Goal log) [Goal: Increase my income]
Contact Tovah again [Goal: Increase my income]
Pursue payment from Hampshire [Goal: Increase my income]
Send info to UConn for April gig [Goal: Increase my income] 2 years ago