Drum roll please………….we did it.
Here’s the final scoop. I’ve combined each and every day of the 30 Day Blog Challenge in one post so you can have an easy reference point on my experience. Tomorrow I’ll let you know..did I make money from the challenge and the pros and cons to the challenge. Make sure you refer back to www.30dayblogchallenge.com for the challenge itself!
The question on everyone’s mind is: 30 Day Blog Challenge-Did I make any $$$?
Well folks, I finally finished the first 30 days. This challenge was designed to set it up and create the blog and it did that. What I can tell you is that this challenge that was posted under www.30dayblogchallenge.com was a great tool to use to set up and optimize your blog.
It showed how to set everything ipage and the blog itself as well as how to begin to build good content.
It showed how to make sure your networks found out about you and how to engage readers.
It helped me to start writing again. It certainly helped me to stay motivated to do just one more thing for my own blog.
Matt was very helpful in the initial setup part of the process and usually responded within a day if I had questions.
Overall, Matt states you will make $400-$1,000 during the challenge but doesn’t add the “how” into the daily tasks. There is a bit of info in the initial text where you sign up for the video as it discusses ads and other income streams, but it was not the focus of the blog itself. I understand the overall concept of getting great content out to the public, but the initial draw into this challenge was the fact that you could make money doing this process. It doesn’t give the tools nor the techniques to earn, but a broad description of what you could do. I would love to see that step by step process put in place to add those revenue streams just as the set up was completed.
It talks about $2.25/month being the cost that is the only expense during the challenge. So, the catch, it doesn’t give the option to just purchase for 1 month. It makes you pay for the year but it looks like you can cancel after the first month. I just like knowing the whole story up front rather than just a piece of it.
He discusses that each day the emails will show the tips of the day as well as action items to complete. He mentions that they will only take minutes each day. This statement was far from what actually happens. It takes time, effort, and energy. Some of the actions will day several days to complete, others take 15 minutes, but it certainly takes more than only a few minutes. Be prepared to work. I can also tell you that writing a 400-700 word blog post with nice photos will take around 2-3 hours or so to complete, post, and share. So, it takes time to not only build the content, but then to publicize and push it out to the public. Most days I’m working on the blog for about 3 hours a day.
So, the answer to the did I make any $$$ while completing the blog challenge. That answer is no. There weren’t steps to add the revenue streams. Now, with this really awesome blog all set up, I’m going to go back and try to set up those revenue streams and see what the best possible actions are moving forward. This journey isn’t over (far from it) so it’s time to get back on the horse and change directions.
I think I will start off with my next 30 day challenge with PROBLOGGER.COM to see what the tips and techniques come from this source. It’ll be interesting to see the differences in the way that different bloggers set things up.
Thank you everyone for following along! I look forward to continuing this journey to see what can be learned from it so I can pass the info along to you! Take care, Jill Charpia