GOODBYE 2016, HELLO 2017!

GOODBYE 2016, HELLO 2017!

2016 is over and 2017 is here! What a crazy-awesome year it’s been!

I’ve done so much in 2016 that it feels like it’s been several years long. People say time flies when you’re having fun, but I’d argue the opposite. Almost every day this year has been exciting and different, and that’s made it seem waaaay longer!

The goals I set out at the start of the year changed as 2016 progressed, and my focus changed a lot of times. In this post I’ll cover what I did in 2016, how I went financially for December, and what my goals & plans are for 2017!

If you’d like to watch a video re-cap of what I got up to in 2016, and my goals for 2017, watch the video version of this post below!

2016 Recap

I spent over 8-months living overseas, released my Kindle Publishing training course www.freedomselfpublishing.com, gave dropshipping a go, started a new Kindle account, grew my business, and made so many new friends! I didn’t achieve all of my goals, but I’m pretty happy with what I achieved! I aimed to hit 1000 YouTube subscribers by the end of the year, but fell short with 986. If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-CsitUAKiJQkTHsqjeW8IA

My fitness stayed pretty much the same, and my training was sporadic. I started the year not feeling incredibly healthy and was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called Graves Disease which affects the thyroid. It’s supposedly chronic, but with diet and some natural medications I managed to completely remove any sign of the disease! My thyroid function is still not completely back to normal, but it’s well on its way!

I also managed to learn a whole lot of a new language this year! Russian is tough, but this year I went from speaking no Russian at all, to knowing over 1000 words and being able to hold a variety of conversations.


December looks to have been my best month yet financially, thanks in part to a spike of Christmas sales! I spent a lot of time pumping out new books during my last stay in Chiang Mai, and it made a big difference.

Here’s how my income sources broke down for the month, in Australian dollars:

Original Kindle Account: $1930
2nd Kindle Account: $9253
3rd Kindle Account: $1185
Freedom Self Publishing Sales: $1223

Total Revenue: $13,591

Total Expenses: $1866

Net Profit for December: $11,725

It was a quality month, though Christmas sales make it tough to estimate how I’ll do in January and beyond. It was a great end to a great year, but now it’s time to look forward.

2017 Goals

I’ve set a bunch of goals for 2017, though I’ve kept it pretty open. I might get involved with a few different projects, and things always change depending upon what opportunities arise.
I keep track of my progress every month on this blog to keep you all up to date, and to help hold myself accountable.

Here are the goals for 2017:

Business & Finances

– Make $1500 + P/Month from Original Kindle Account
– Sell 2nd Kindle Account for $120,000+ by June
– Get 3rd Kindle Account to 25+ Books
– Make $3000+ P/Month from 3rd Kindle Account
– Set Up a Joint Kindle Account with My Sister
– Re-Launch Freedom Self Publishing
– Make $1250+ P/Month from Freedom Self Publishing
– Create a Niche Website
– Average 3%+ Average Monthly Returns Trading Forex
– Earn $180,000+ Net Profit for 2017

Health & Fitness

– Thyroid 100% Healthy
– Dunk with 2 Hands
– 200KG 1RM Back Squat
– 220KG 1RM Deadlift
– 110KG 1RM Bench Press
– Weigh 84KG Or Less


– Travel 8+ Months
– Finish Russian Accelerator 2.0 Course by May
– Finish Russian Accelerator Fluency Course by May
– Finish Pimsleur Russian Course by May
– Speak Russian Near-Fluently
– 50+ New YouTube Videos
– 5,000 YouTube Subscribers
– Learn About SEO
– 48+ New Blog Posts
– Hit 5,000 Blog Visits in a Month
– 5,000 People on a Personal Email List
– Read 24 Books
– 8+ Months Overseas

That’s the goals for the year! I’m setting the bar high with some of the financial goals, but I’m feeling confident after the way 2016 finished.

Thanks to everyone who’s been following the journey. I’ll be travelling to a lot more places next year, starting in Thailand, then Russia, then throughout Europe is the plan. I plan to put out a bunch of high quality videos to YouTube, and hopefully will find some really cool places to share with you all!

To stay up to date with everything, don’t forget to follow me on:

YouTube = https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-CsitUAKiJQkTHsqjeW8IA
Facebook = https://www.facebook.com/adrianjingram/
Instagram = https://www.instagram.com/aj_ingram3/
Snapchat = aj_ingram93

I hope you’ve all had a great 2016. Bring on the New Year!

Adrian Ingram

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  1. Congrats on a big year! Let me know mate if you need a hand with learning SEO. I do content SEO for Alibaba Cloud, and Asia Options.

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