Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Setting Goals for the New Year

Now that the New Year is approaching, I am going to list some of my goals I want to achieve for 2010. Here they are:

1. Get paid more often for stand up comedy gigs.

2. Increase my residual income significantly with my writing and art.

3. Adopt a healthier lifestyle.

More specifically, I want to have enough income from stand up comedy, writing, and art so I can be financially independent and not have to rely on a day job. This is not something I expect to acheive within a month. However, I believe doing small things regularly will help build the bridge between where I am now, and where I want to be. Here is what I have done so far this week to help me:

1. Wrote an article on

Out of all the passive income systems I have, this has been the most successful. Therefore, I am going to write articles for this website more often. To help me with my goal, I wrote an article yesterday. Here is the link to my newest article and my profile on

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John Griggs on

If you are a writer, is a great way to earn passive income. I would highly suggest joining this site, and write some articles. They have a very supportive community, and joining them is a great way to start and/or help your writing career.

2. Published new T-shirt designs on

I have had an online store on for over a year. Until earlier this month, I had not sold one thing. However, now that I actually sold a T-shirt without advertising my site, I see great income potential. If you have artistic ability and/or a sense of humor, I would strongly suggest joining this site. You can design T-shirts, coffee mugs, bumper stickers, greeting cards, and more! I published a couple of new T-shirt designs last night, and will have more designs in the upcoming weeks. Here is the link to my online store:

John Griggs online store on

3. Worked out at the gym and bought healthy foods.

To help me with my goal of a healthier lifestyle, I also worked out at the gym this week, and am eating heathier. I am going to make it to the gym at least once more this week. My goal is to work out at the gym three to four times every week.

In the upcoming weeks, I am also going to be more proactive in getting paid gigs with my stand up comedy. To do this, I am going to approach bars, nightclubs, and other venues to see if I can get more professional shows started in the area. In addition, I am going to make positive contact with other comedians and club managers to get gigs at comedy venues that are already established.

If you have your own goals, get them in writing. Your next step is to take action this week to take you closer to where you want to be. Identify where you are, and where you want to be, then build a bridge to make a smooth transition.

What are your goals for 2010?

John Griggs


  1. Hi John,

    What are the benefits you've seen from writing on as a writer? (Am a writer myself but never used that site..)

    I noticed you are looked for more paid stand-up gigs in 2010. although aimed at bands/musicians you may find some of the info in my free monthly newsletter of interest. You can check it on my website.



  2. Gary,

    Last year on average I only wrote two articles per month on To be honest the money I've made on there so far is has not been significant. However, I know if I write more and gain more of a following, I could turn it into a significant income stream.

    Through, I did get another writing gig through So I would say my experience thus far with them has been positive.

    I read your blog - you have some great advice on how to get gigs. Your articles will definitely help comedians like myself... they will definitely help more people than just bands/musicians. I'll definitely be a regular reader of your blog.