I didn’t make my first $1 during the 30 Day Challenge, but in no way do I feel disappointed with how the Challenge went for me. The 30 DC was really all about teaching a methodology to test a micro niche’s viability.
To do this, the challenge was broken down into four areas:
– Market Research
There were some things that I could have done towards the end of the Challenge, like putting ads on my new blog, which may have helped me earn the dollar, but I chose not to. I made this decision, primarily because I am still going to pursue this niche and felt it was not the right time to place ads on the blog. The blog by the is called Set Up Email Address.
As Ed Dale will tell you, 95% of mistakes in setting up an online business occurs in the market research stage. It was at this point I made a mistake in underestimating the power of domain age in Google’s rankings. This doesn’t mean that my project is a failure or won’t work, but it does mean that it will take a lot longer than 30 days before it will make it to the front page of Google for targeted phrase.
The fact that I can realise this mistake and understand this process, shows me just how much I learnt during the challenge! I now have some other ideas on how I can implement my new knowledge and will be doing so over the next couple of months.
I decided to do the challenge, with the aim of seeing if I could possible make some money online as additional income for my growing family. I have seen that it is definitely possible and now feel that I have the skills to implement some of my ideas.
I would like to thank all the members of Team Lightening, who provided great support and feedback during the challenge. Lightening has also written a 30 Day Challenge Wrap Up. And Journeyer has a contemplative post after the 30 Day Challenge titled What Does The Future Hold.
Be sure to check them out if you think the 30 Day Challenge is something you would like to try. Also all the materials for the 30 Day Challenge are still up and will be so for a while, so its not to late to give it a try if you are interested.