Want to build business relationships on your home business blog, but don’t know how? Join a blog challenge. You have fun, make friends and influence people.
What’s a Blog Challenge?
You commit to make one post a day to your blog for a specified number of days so you form the habit of posting. Other challengers join as well, which is a magical part of the process.
Each time you post, tweet about it using a special hash tag. You’ll see tweets from fellow challengers, read a few, retweet, leave comments and follow their blogs on Facebook. Other challengers do the same, which boosts traffic for all your blogs–fast!
Building Business Relationships
As you interact with other challengers, you find people you become friends with. One or two may become joint venture partners. After the challenge, you can sell each other’s products, or create virtual roundtables a new product together that neither of you could have made alone.
But the Traffic Boost is Temporary, Right?
Wrong-o, Mary Lou. I finished a blog challenge using my Knits Gone Bad blog. Our blog challenge leader, who has a blog with tremendous traffic, listed the names of all finishers with a link to their blog. This permanent link brings us traffic.
Also, my thirty new posts still bring excellent traffic even though I’m busy with a new blog challenge led by Jeanette Cates and haven’t posted to my first blog in about two weeks. I was even interviewed! Before that challenge, those who knew about my blog included me, myself and I. Maybe some crickets.
An Unexpected Benefit
Our leader, Connie Ragen Green, impressed me big time as I attended her informative, helpful teleseminars. I took notes every time. And used them! When she recommended her upcoming course, I signed up.
Am I ever glad I did. Now I know at least half a dozen reasons why affiliate marketing never worked for me before. I’m about 85% done doing her steps and expect a sale any time now.
I’m now in a course by Denise Wakeman on getting seen and known all over the web. What seemed almost alien for me at first is becoming comfortable, natural and yields fantastic results already.
Would I have taken these courses without the challenge? Not a chance. I’d still just sell on eBay and feel frustrated because earning other money online proved so daunting.
Where to Find a Blog Challenge
Search Google. Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.net has a permanent 31-day challenge you can do alone or get together with others in your niche. Otherwise, someone runs a challenge from time to time. Sometimes a mini challenge requires seven posts in seven days. It’s a good taste of the fun, satisfaction, traffic and friendships.
Find a blog challenge, sign up and let the world see what you’ve got while you create fresh content, form a new habit, attract traffic for your home business blog and build business relationships. I double-dog dare you!