The 1st time I did a 30 in 30 day challenge for my business was in August 2010. It's actually what got me in the habit of blogging and using blogging (and SEO) to grow my business.
Those of you who know me, know that this was a game changer for me.
Were all my blog post good? No. Did all my posts from that challenge generate ongoing traffic? No.
But, it got me in the habit and made blogging sooooo much easier...which in turn grew my business...a lot.
Sometimes, quantity over quality helps...because through the process we learn how to create more quality and to do it faster (and more naturally).
I was rewatching "The Natural" the other night. (For maybe the 100th time.) I was reminded how baseball players often warm up before they are at bat...the swing 2 bats. When they go to the plate, they only have one, and the lightness make them feel freer.
It's kind of like that with blogging.
I was also inspired by a TED talk I saw from Matt Cutts a few years ago called Try Something New for 30 days.
So, in December, I decide to challenge myself by doing 30 new printables in 30 days to see if I could grow it.
Here were my results:
- August, I earned $39 (revenue).
- In September, I earned $90.
- In October, $158.
- November was about the same at $152.
- December $370
- January $757.
Most of my printables were listed in my shop during the 1st or 2nd week of January.
I'm now challenging myself to do another 30 day challenge for Feb. I started on Jan 30th, so today is day 3.
(BTW, if you're into trivia, check out my listing on Groundhog's Day trivia.)
Have you challenged yourself lately? Choose your own 30 in 30.
Oh Michael Jacobs , your 30 in 30 challenge doesn't need to be on AR. I did one on Etsy. Next month I'm doing one on email.
Debbie Gartner - and, of course, I continue on that course.