Flash back of 2011 & Goals for 2012

Last year this time, I set down, and I planned what I wanted to do in 2011, and published a post on this at: My Business Goals for 2011.

Out of the list, some of the goals I planned, I admit were a bit farfetched, and hands on heart some of them I actually did complete. Looking back at 2011, it’s been an amazing year, where lots of things have happened in my business, in my life, and it’s been a year of challenges, I found 2011 as an uphill climb, lots of obstacles came in the way, but the main thing was we all stuck to it, and kept on going.

My Flash Back of 2011

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  1. How to Set up Your Own Cleaning Business
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Helping Business establish an Online presence:

This year I have had some fantastic clients, and also a fair share of challenging and demanding clients, which have all been great fun and pleasure to work with. You can view my portfolio increasing month by month here:

Launch of Hidden Web Genius

Earlier this year me and my partner launched Hidden Web Genius, an outsourcing website for business, designers, developers anyone looking to hire good professional web developers, designers to work on projects or even be part of their team.


I actually got my own eBook done, to be honest this was something I thought I would not be able to do. But it goes to show, once you have made your mind up to do something, if you put your mind to it, it can actually be done. Download my eBook using the right hand bar.

Niche Website

Again this is something that I thought at the beginning of 2011, that I cannot do this, I just don’t have time, and the resources to come up with a niche site. Dam I was wrong. Couple of months ago, after thinking for couple of months, I launched Quit Shish a, a website to build awareness about the side effects and the harms of smoking Hookah. The site has been live now for couple of months and is building up quite nicely with new visitors, and link backs to the site.

Baby Boy & Family

Back in May, me and my Wife were blessed with a Baby Boy. Having a family changes your concept and the way you generally look at things in life. I guess it’s the responsibility that comes with it. But everything I do, it’s for them, it’s my family that motivates me, and without their support I want be able to do half the stuff I have done this year. Thank you honey.

So what am I going to do in 2012

2012 is going to be the year for me, I will be taking my business to a new level, and have some exciting stuff that I will be working on a rolling out.

As I covered in my last year’s post, when setting goals, you should follow the S.M.A.R.T process.

S = Strategic: The goal should be clear, and to the point, something specific with a call of action

M = Measurable: a goal that you can measure the success, and see how much you have achieved of your goal

A =Achievable: A goal that is gets the best out of your and at the same time achievable

R = Realistic: Something that is realistic, and not too farfetched, there not harm in setting high expectation, but something realistic to what you can achieve and have the resources to achieve.

T = Time: A goal that you can set a correct time scale to, you should give realistic time scale to achieve your goal

Here we go, this is what my 2012 goals are:

Workshops: Okay I’m quite of a shy person, and most of the stuff I have done in the past has forced me to come out of my comfort zone. Now it’s that time again, I am going to take the leap and give myself a new challenge, as staying comfortable too long is not a good sign, it makes me feel that I am not progressing. We need to keep moving, coming up with new stuff, so this year, I am going to be running my first ever workshop, in making your presence known on the web, were I will be covering topics such as SEO, Design, Development and Marketing.

Promoting Hidden Web Genius: After the launch of Hidden Web Genius, I haven’t been able to really promote it. This year I am going to work on Hidden Web Genius and relay establish that as business.

Niche Site: As part of working on my current Niche site, this year I am also looking to launch another Niche Website. Still in the early stages of brainstorming, by the end of 2012, I want to have a new successful niche site. This is something that I want to do every year.

Mobile Phone App:  One of my goals this year is for Alrayes to build its first ever business mobile phone app, suitable for iphone, and android platforms. The apps we build will be mainly for business, in helping them promote their services, and build awareness. Watch this space. More information coming soon.

Along with all the above, I aim to continue supporting business in building a presence online.

Everyone who has followed me this year, Once again, thank you all for you continues support, and wish you and your families a Happy New Year and a Prospers 2012.

Lets Party now 🙂

 Happy New Year


Article By: Wasim Ismail

Wasim’s a project manager at Alrayes Web Solutions along with an online SEO consultant & blogger for business at wasimismail.com, specialising in online business.

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