9.11.2011

The Week Ahead

Last week I told you all of a new plan of mine to share with all of you a goal for the week, so that’s what I’m doing.

This week’s goal is important, because it’s something that I’ve been trying to do for a long time (about three months now). If you’ve been following me all this time, you probably know that one of my career aspirations is to start my own company as an event planner. I already have some experience doing this, but I have to create a website. So that’s what I’m going to do this week.

Goal: Get acharmingoccasion.com up and running.

This might seem like a pretty big goal for the week, but my problem lies in the fact that I just can never make up my damn mind. I’m way too picky at designing a website, and I forget sometimes that I’m not a website designer. All that I need to do right now is get something running that works for now. I don’t need a permanent site and I don’t need to figure out all of my marketing right now. I just need something to put on a business card.

So here’s my plan for the week:

Monday: Research what I want in a website and logo, and make a list of my basic requirements.

Tuesday: Create three potential logos and post them here so that you can help me decide which one to use.

Wednesday: Research possible Wordpress themes and choose one to use. Create a header that incorporates my logo.

Thursday: Spend only an hour on the layout of the theme, modifying it according to my needs.

Friday: Research marketing strategies for an hour.

Saturday: Complete the design on my website.

Sunday: Announce to all of you that it is complete. Post on Craigslist and utilize two other forms of marketing that I found on Friday.

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What do you all think? Can you all help me stick to this plan this week? Like I said, I have been working on this for too long now. It’s about time that I just get something out there. I can work on it more when I have more skill, or I can hire someone to create a better website when I can afford it.

And here is my motivation for the week:

I know that I have potential in this. It’s about time that I reach it.

xoxo,

Joelle

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a great goal for the week! I totally think you can do it! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

MarieHarmony said...

Sound like a good plan for the week. Putting goals down help a lot. First step done, can't wait to see the logos now!
All the best for the week!

Erin said...

Good goal setting technique. You set a big goal and are breaking it down into small manageable steps. A good way to have success in all of this. I'm so excited for you. I think this is going to be fantastic!

Erin

P.S. can you email me your address I had it at one time and misplaced it!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

YESSS! do it! i cant wait to see the final site. xoxo jillian:: enter to win a knit cowl!

Amanda said...

you can do it! Last night, I made my list of the things I wanted to accomplish for the week (because of you), so hopefully I can cross EVERYTHING off my list!

Christianna said...

Congrats for putting yourself out here like this! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Rebekah said...

You can so do this! I love that you've given yourself one task each day. It makes it much more doable! Good luck to you!

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

Good for you! I need your kind of motivation. :) You're doing great...keep it up! Can't wait to see the site!