Q3 2017 financial goals for the quarter ahead!

Q3 2017 Financial Goals

We’re into the second half of the year, so what goals am I setting myself over the summer? There’s a fair bit of carry-over from the last quarter’s goals here, but here’s what I’m going to focus on for the next quarter.

Cat-sitting business – marketing, and a bit more marketing, as I still need some clients!

I managed to get my first ever client just over a week ago, but one is obviously not enough! So, why don’t I start with more or less the same goal as last quarter:

  1. Get my first new, paying client, some more new, paying clients, people who didn’t already know me beforehand. The summer holidays are almost upon us, and will have gone by the end of this quarter, so I really hope to have a few more clients by then. Shall I be bold and aim for 5 new clients?! This seems like a very ambitious target, but I’ve decided to go with it as it’s summer, and therefore prime time for people going on holiday and potentially needing someone just like me to look after their moggy while they’re away.

How am I going to do that?

  1. Learn how to use Facebook! Invite some people to the business page (I’ve been waiting as I didn’t have any material up there), and try and regularly post new material.
  2. Possibly set up a Google+ business page. Has anyone done this, would you recommend it?
  3. Post more online ads. I’ve done a couple, maybe a few more? 
  4. Start telling more people about the business. Yes, actually talk to people I know who live locally, probably far more effective than a piece of paper shoved through the door. 
  5. Finish leaflet deliveries. (Maybe! I’m still thinking other types of marketing might be far more effective).

Blogging

I didn’t do any of these last quarter, so it’s a direct cut and paste.

  1. Set up a Facebook page for my blog.
  2. Join the UK Money Bloggers group.
  3. Be a bit more active with this generally!  

Other

  1. Set up a £50 per month saving into my equity ISA. So far, I’ve put only lump sums into the ISA but, after looking at our finances for the renovations, I think I can afford to save an extra £50 per month. 
  2. Proof-read a book for my husband so that he can self-publish.

There are a couple of goals from last quarter I’ve decided to not even put on the list this time around, either because there’s too much to occupy my time and mind with the above, or because they’ve just slipped down my list of priorities. I’ve listed them below so that I don’t forget them!  

Ones not to forget about…!

  1. Work on my idea for a new business, I’m interested and keen, but am not getting much free time at present.  
  2. Change broadband / telephone provider. We’re still having problems….

So, there we have it, a new set of quarterly goals! If you have any marketing suggestions, or other thoughts, I’m all ears. Otherwise, I’ll report back in 3 months!

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4 Responses

  1. weenie says:

    Great to hear that the cat-sitting business is coming along – coming up to holiday season, perhaps you’ll pick up a few more clients.

    Good luck with the rest of your goals!

  2. Way to go Sarah on the cat-sitting adventure! I also think that with summer time you should aim at more customers!
    Regarding Google+ business page, I’ve used it for a few different accounts (including my personal finance blog), and I must say it’s definitely important, but totally a different beast when compared to facebook or pinterest for example. It takes time to master it!

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks! Also for the Google+ feedback, to be honest everything seems to take time to master, I’ve just spent an evening fiddling around with Facebook when I’m sure it’s second nature for a lot of people! I plan to build up my strength and tackle Google+ soon 🙂

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