Welcome to Day 58...
When it comes to achieving success, setting goals is only part of the equation.
Obviously you also have to take thoughtful and consistent action towards those goals to make your dreams become a reality.
But there's something else that can help you meet your targets...tracking your progress.
For the same reason we step on the scale every day when we're dieting or update our budgets when we're trying to save money, it's a good idea to track your marketing/sales goals for your books.
That said, I recently set up a spreadsheet to monitor my stats - (below is a snapshot).
It focuses on a a few key indicators - like activity on 365 Days, Synchronicity, Goodreads and Facebook, KDP and CreateSpace - everything from sales, to number of followers and number of views. You get the picture.
The plan is to track where I've been, and where I'm going.
But that's not all. Watching all the numbers also helps me notice the patterns. What's working and what's not. For example...
For a small advertising cost ($20-$25) I can increase my Facebook page likes by 20%.
Setting up a Goodreads giveaway (which is free by the way) gives me big exposure to fans of romantic suspense.
How my book ratings are tracking on Amazon and Goodreads.
And how some of the KDP countdown deals I ran, didn't yield the big sales spike I was hoping for...
Tracking my progress, gives me information...valuable information that help me make decisions about where to focus my time and resources.
Why not set up your own spreadsheet today?
|Key Stats: Goodreads|
|Goodreads Ad DS|
|Giveaway Request DS||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Giveaway Request OSC||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Giveaway Request BSMB||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Giveaway Request NYSM||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|To Read DS||490||487||487|
|To Read OSC||573||571||568|
|To Read BSMB||373||372||369|
|To Read NYSM||375||374||373|
|Total Reviews DS||10||12||12|
|Total Reviews OSC||17||18||18|
|Total Reviews BSMB||3||5||5|
|Total Reviews NYSM||7||8||9|
|Est Total Rating||4.1||4.3||4.2|
|Key Stats: Listopia|
|Number of Voters||3||3||3|
|Number of Books||9||9||9|
|Key Stats: FB|
|FB Ad BSMB|
And now, Today's Takeaway Lesson...
"Small Daily Improvements, Are the Key to Staggering Long Term Results...'"
Here's to Being All In,