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#31CBBC January 2014

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31 Days Crochet Business Blogging

Introduction: 

Welcome to the 5th Bi-Annual Crochet Business Blogging Challenge. I’m Sara aka Momwithahook. I was introduced to blog challenges by a fellow blogger (Michelle Shaeffer). She hosts the Ultimate Blog Challenge and the 31 Days Blog Challenge each year – and … She was inspired by Problogger, Darren Rowse.

The book that this challenge is inspired by is 31 Days to Build a Better Blog (affiliate link) by Darren Rowse.

When I released my first eBook Hooking for Cash: 10 Ways to Make Money with Your Crochet Blog in March of 2012, this challenge was born. Hooking for Cash 101 is the original challenge and is now a free eCourse.

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Purpose:

Blog challenges are a fun way to increase traffic to your blog, learn new blogging tips, grow your community, and connect with new blogs in your niche.

What You Will Learn:

Each challenge is a little bit different but the main concept is the same – Blogging.

You learn about blogging while growing your community. This is done by posting a new blog post each day for 31 days, visiting other blogs, commenting, interacting on social media, connecting and collaborating with other bloggers, and developing the habit of regular blogging.

Results:

At the end of the challenge you will connect with at least 3 new crochet bloggers. You can collaborate on a project, guest post for each other, hold each other accountable OR whatever you need.

Past challenge participants have:

  • Increased or Replaced their income
  • Built their blog
  • Started a Linky or Blog Hop
  • Added Google Adsense or Other income ads to their blog
  • Built Friendships
  • Review Products for Companies
  • Started Affiliate Marketing
  • Increased their Traffic
  • Transferred from free hosting to paid hosting
  • Transferred from Blogspot to WordPress
  • Started selling on their blog
  • Opened an Etsy shop
  • Sold their Creations at a Craft Show

Useful Terms:

  • Comment-a-thon Linky – This is a weekly linky where you will add your blog post for the day (Monday). You will comment on at least 2 participating blogs and share via social media.
  • CBB G+ Community Chat/Hangout (Tuesday) – This is a weekly chat/hangout on G+ for the Crochet Business Bloggers Community. A microphone and webcam is needed. You can take part in the chat room, you just won’t be able to hear anything. (Will be recorded for later viewing)
  • Twitter Chat – This is an open Question and Answer period on Twitter using hashtag #crochetbusiness. Come with questions on blogging, crochet, business, email lists, or just to say Hi. Wednesday 12pm PST
  • Online Meeting (Webinar) – This is an online meeting for the CBB challenge participants on various topics. 1pm PST Thursday
  • Facebook Fanpage Hop-a-long – Each Friday you can add your Crochet Business or Blog Fanpage to the linky. You will pin a Question of the Day to your page, add your link, and visit at least 2 participants. Visit their page, like it, and answer the question of the day.
  • Crocheting a Business Podcast – This is a weekly podcast featuring tips and resources for blogging, email lists, and crochet as it pertains to growing a business. (Saturday 12pm PST)
  • Cro-Pinteresting – This is a weekly Pin-a-thon. Invite only for CBB community. You can pin crochet projects, ideas, and patterns. This is NOT a sales board. Contact Sara with your Pinterest name for invite.

Agenda January 2014:

Theme: Scheduling

Day 1: Purpose of Your Business Blog

Day 2: Google Calendar

  • Webinar: 5 timesaver That Will Boost Your Crochet Business Blog in 2014 1pm pst

Day 3: How to Schedule a Post in Blogger

  • Facebook Fanpage Hop-a-long

Day 4: How to Schedule a Post in WordPress

  • Crocheting a Business Podcast 12pm pst

Day 5: Hootsuite Saves Time

Day 6: Putting it All Together

  • Crochet Blogs Comment-a-thon

Day 7: 2-Hour Blogging Schedule

  • G+ Crochet Business Blog Community Hangout TBA

Theme: Relationship Marketing

Day 8: Commenting is Intimate

Day 9:  Call Someone

Day 10: What’s Your Comment Style?

  • Facebook Fanpage Hop-a-long

Day 11: Why Handmade Businesses Do It Best

  • Crocheting a Business Podcast 12pm pst

Day 12: Answer a Question

Day 13: The Great Exodus From Facebook

  • Crochet Blogs Comment-a-thon

Day 14: Offer to Guest Post on Another Blog

  • G+ Crochet Business Blog Community Hangout TBA

Theme: Priorities, Goals, and Objectives

Day 15: Prioritize – Stop Putting Your Dreams On Hold

Day 16: Grumpies and Bot Attacks

  • Webinar: 1pm PST How to Gain 300 Email List Subscribers by March 2014

Day 17: 4 Tips for Running Your Blog on a Budget

  • Facebook Fanpage Hop-a-long

Day 18: 7 Frustration Free Tax Tips Roundup

  • Crocheting a Business Podcast 12pm pst

Day 19: Tax Tips from Crochet Bloggers 

Day 20: Outright (Go Daddy Bookkeeping) Software review

  • Crochet Blogs Comment-a-thon

Day 21: S.M.A.R.T. Goals for Your Savvy Brand

  • G+ Crochet Business Blog Community Hangout TBA

Theme: Email Lists and Lead Generation

Day 22:  Email Lists for Crochet Bloggers

Day 23: Writing a Welcome Message

Day 24: RSS Email Campaign

  • Facebook Fanpage Hop-a-long

Day 25: Problem Solving Resource for Your Subscribers

  • Crocheting a Business Podcast 12pm pst

Day 26: How to Add the Email List Signup Form to Your Blog

Day 27: Promoting Your Email List

  • Crochet Blogs Comment-a-thon

Day 28: Introduction to Autoresponders

  • G+ Crochet Business Blog Community Hangout TBA

Theme: Celebrate Crochet

Day 29: 10 Fantastically Free Yarn Giveaways

Day 30: 5 Tips for Better Crochet Tutorial Videos by Tamara Kelly

Day 31: Business

  • Facebook Fanpage Hop-a-long

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