Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everybody, best wishes for 2008!


Today I sat down for a while and came up with nine things I would like to do or would like to do better in 2008:

Grow DV Hardware.
One of the main things I would like to do in 2008 is to expand DV Hardware and try to grow a community around my site. I have lots of plans and I will try to complete at least some of them this year.

One of the things DV Hardware really needs is a completely new design. The current design is already like 4 years old and besides some logo changes it hasn’t really changed that much. The design always looked outdated and I would like to create or let someone create a new, more professional looking design.

Other plans I have for DV Hardware is to add some new features and try to grow a community around the site by implementing a forum that’s integrated with other parts of the site like the news, article and review sections. I would also like to get more content up and one of ways I would like to achieve this is by hiring some new skilled reviewers.

I’m also going to try to get more sponsors and I’m aiming to make the site more profitable by growing traffic and increasing the eCPM.

Get up earlier
I like to stay up late but sometimes that makes it quite hard to get up on time the next day. As I work on my own I don’t have to get up early every morning but getting up around 9 AM or 10 AM would nice as it would give me some more time do get all my daily work done and it would also make sure that I’m always up when FedEx, UPS , DHL or any other shipping firm wants to drop off a package.

Try to get things done on time
That’s one of the things I would like to do better this year. It sometimes occurs that I planned to get something done by the end of the week but that haven’t even started on it two weeks later.

Learn English
My basic comprehension of English is pretty good but my writing and speaking skills are still quite bad. A couple of years ago when I was still in high school I thought my English was pretty good but the older I get the more I realize that it could use some serious polishing. I hope I’ll find the time to improve them this year.

Make more money, try some new projects
Overall I didn’t really make as much money in 2007 as I hoped to. Hopefully this year will be better, my goal is to increase the earnings of my current projects and find some new income sources that don’t require a lot of maintenance but offer decent income.

Learn how to use dSLR cameras
I’ve always liked photography and I’m planning to get a new camera within a couple of months, most likely a dSLR. I would like to learn a bit more about this subject as this would also come in handy while taking pictures of products for DV Hardware.

Get my driver’s license
I started driving with a learner’s permit last year and I hope to finally get my driver’s license in 2008.

Some more sport
That’s something I’ve always neglected a bit, I would like to get a bit more in shape this year.

Take some time off
And perhaps also try to take some more time off but that’s not always easy as I don’t like leaving my business unattended for a couple of days. Carmen and I have just booked a summer holiday by the way, I’ll post a bit more about that later this week.

One response to “Happy New Year!”

  1. Good luck with your goals. I love seeing the one about getting up earlier. Try getting up at 6:30AM everyday like me! It’s rough, but I have to do it.

    And by the way, your English seems pretty good to me.

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