Have you done a 30 in 30 lately?

Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

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.

Comments (6)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Debbie - everyday life presents all sorts of challenges.   That said, I haven't completed any sort of AR 30-in-30 Challenge in a while and not likely to do so either.  Of course, each of us finds their own way of mastering habits, skills and such.  

It's good to "see" you whenever you stop by ActiveRainLand.  

Feb 01, 2023 10:28 AM
Debbie Gartner

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.

Feb 01, 2023 10:42 AM
Michael Jacobs

Debbie Gartner - and, of course, I continue on that course.

Feb 01, 2023 11:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Debbie... every month is 30 in 30 for me, month after month after month after month.

Feb 01, 2023 10:48 AM
Debbie Gartner

Oh gosh, that would bore me.  I prefer to supplement or do something new each month (in addition to the routine stuff).

Feb 01, 2023 03:38 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

that is awesome progress since August! I agree - this kind of challenge is great for establishing a habit .. and habits build towards achieving  goals!

Feb 01, 2023 12:25 PM
Debbie Gartner

Yes, or just making a push.

Feb 01, 2023 03:39 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The business you have generated form your blogging is entirely different than the type of stuff we chase and yours can be ever producing while our posts may have a much shorter life span.

Feb 01, 2023 06:47 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Debbie Gartner ,

I'd say youi made substanital progress since August! Good for you!! Always like to hear from you and what new challenge you are participating in.

Mar 24, 2023 12:46 PM
Debbie Gartner

Thanks so much. Yes, my Etsy shop is doing well.

Mar 24, 2023 12:52 PM
Dennis Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 21 Days or We Sell It For Free

Hi Debbie,

This is an interesting challenge and so good to hear the success you got from doing it.

Sep 30, 2023 04:19 PM