Another year has quickly gone by. 2020 was a year that many of us won’t forget especially due to the pandemic and the bush fires. Life simply goes on and I wanted to spend some time in reflecting on some of my achievements in 2020 and write down some goals for 2021.

Out curiosity, I just looked at when I started my personal website and I actually purchased the domain on new Year’s Eve 2017. I then created the website on New Year’s Day, so it’s been roughly 4 years. Here are a few of my accomplishments from 2020.

WEBSITE TRAFFIC

Website traffic for this website has dramatically jumped in 2020 due to a few popular posts that I published in May. In total, I wrote 65 articles in 2020, which equates to about at least 1 article per week. I aim to increase this number in 2021 because CONTENT IS STILL KING!

ANNUAL REVIEW 2020 AND GOALS FOR 2021 Website Traffic Stats The Simple Entrepreneur

I’m using Google Search Console stats above information since I didn’t have Google Analytics set up correctly but below is all that what was captured in 2020 (since August 2020).

ANNUAL REVIEW 2020 AND GOALS FOR 2021 Website Traffic Stats Analytics The Simple Entrepreneurx

PAYPAL DONATION BUTTON

Since I was getting more traffic and some of the articles I wrote were actually useful to my readers, I decided to add a PayPal donation button to each article surprisingly I actually received donations so thank you to all my readers who donated. I plan to write another article in the future from what I learn about adding this Donation Button.

ANNUAL REVIEW 2020 AND GOALS FOR 2021 PayPal Donations The Simple Entrepreneur

AFFILIATE INCOME

My affiliate commissions income slightly increased in 2020 and you can read more about this here: Affiliate Review 2020

YOUTUBE TRAFFIC

I also decided to publish more videos in 2020 and this helped boost with YouTube traffic and views. I managed to hit 1,000 public watch hours. I need another 3, 000 hours (total of 4,000) before I can start monetising the YouTube channel skopioeye

ANNUAL REVIEW 2020 AND GOALS FOR 2021 YouTube Stats Analytics The Simple Entrepreneur

FITNESS

If you’ve been following my website blog, you can probably guess that I’ve been running a lot and my fitness level has improved. I haven’t been going to the gym so I have definitely lost some muscle mass.

You can read more about my Fitness Journey.

BUSINESS

With regards to our digital solutions business, Advertise Me, we have been landing larger clients which is a good sign. Obviously, we have also been impacted by COVID as some businesses no longer have the budget they use to.

GOALS FOR 2021

Here’s a list of goals for 2021:

  • increase traffic to this website and other website I manage
  • increase YouTube traffic and hit 2000 hours of public watch time
  • increase affiliate commissions
  • build more muscle mass and weigh 68 kg (currently 64 kg)
  • do at least 5 continuous muscle-ups
  • launch a course
  • launch a podcast
  • launch a new product
  • complete an online course
  • spend more time with family

These goals are not very detailed but I hope to put a plan together for each of those goals in the near future. Due to time constraints, I didn’t add all my accomplishment to the list – just the major ones.

What are your goals for 2021? Share them in the comments below to make yourself more accountable.

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