December 27, 2016

What went right in 2016?

With Xmas behind us and New Year’s Eve right around the corner, it seems like a good time to step back and review what did—and didn’t—work in 2016.

I’ll go first...

2016 was a great year for me. From a revenue standpoint, 2016 was my best year since going solo ten years ago. The numbers aren’t final, but it’s looking like 2016 revenue will end up about $125,000 higher than 2015.

This isn’t a pure apples to apples comparison because I started renting an office instead of working from home which added $1000/mo to my expenses.

Also, I worked a bit more. I don’t track my hours, but I’d estimate that on average I worked about 40 hours per week in 2016 vs 30 per week in 2015.

But still... even with the increased expenses and additional hours, 2016 was a banner year.

Better yet, some of the seeds I planted in 2016 will continue to bear fruit into 2017 with little additional effort.

What went right in 2016?

Here are some of the things that I did right in 2016:

Plans for 2017

When I started Expensive Problem (EP) in April of 2015, I vowed to follow my own advice. And I did. All of the strategies and tactics that I suggest in my articles, podcasts, webinars, and so on, are proven techniques that I used to grow EP from nothing (no site, no list, no revenue) to a six-figure business in less than two years.


Since 2015, I have done nothing to apply the EP techniques to my older mobile consulting business (aka Jonathan Stark Consulting, or JSC). In 2017, this will change. I will finally revamp the marketing of JSC in a way that “walks the walk” that I advocate through EP.

For example:

Your turn...

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Don’t worry... I won’t share your answers. I’m just curious where you’re at (and what I might do to help).