Make stuff, sell stuff

The Gumroad 30 Day Challenge – Resources is running a cool 30 day exercise for building an online business using their service. Gumroad is a platform that you can use for hosting your digital products. They take care of all the back end, the e-commerce stuff and the downloading. We just make and sell stuff they do the rest. The challenge is giving us lots of tools to help with that. I am a big fan of Gumroad and have a number of products there. There is also a matching Facebook group that looks excellent. They are also releasing a new feature for collecting followers called Audience

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The Thirty Day Challenge, the calendar

Day 1. Start Creating
Article by Sahil Lavingia the founder of Gumroad.

Day 2. Getting to Know Your Audience and Finding Your Niche
Google Trends
Google Alerts
Google Search Console

Picking the Right Niche
Big Fish in a Small Pond

Day 3. Building Your Landing Page
Landing Page Tips

A good example of how to set up different product packages by Caleb Wojcik DYI Video Guy

Day 4. Audience Tool

Day 5. Building an Audience
Making the Lead Generator

Day 6, Auto Responders for your List

Scheduled email

Day 7 Free Give A Ways to Build Sales
Use sample to build an audience

IDEA: Build out a sample pack form the individual pdf map collections that people can download for free and it also gets gets sent out to anyone who buys a pdf collection. Link all the collections together, also offer a discount for the other pdf packs. Include a pdf with images of all the other collections, put live links in the email to each one.

Day 8, Connect with your email
Put a link from your email signature to your business landing page
Naming your product

Day 9, Building Your Content
10 Steps of Content Marketing Checklist

Day 10 Content

Day 11, Do Something Small Every Day

Day 12 YouTube Annotations,
Every piece of content leads back to your website or Gumroad but somewhere where people can connect with your or buy your stuff. Click for Article on Gumroad on linking

Day 13 Using high quality content to build a following
Interview with Pat Flynn on building content.

Day 14 Sending Updates to Your Customers

Day 15, Writing email subject lines
Email subject lines

Day 16, More social media connections
Find audiences on Reddit, Dribble, Facebook Groups, and Hacker News

Day 17 Knowing Your Audience
Part 2, Tools for Knowing Your Audience, using Facebook, Twitter, Buzzsumo

Day 18 Using Twitter and photos
Twitter and using images


Free photos at Death to the Stock Photo

Day 19, Twitter, Instgram and YouTube, lots to learn here

Twitter article

Instagram article

YouTube article

Day 20 Be part of the discussion
Google Alerts, Buffer news and articles

Buzzsumo, great ways to find influencers

Day 21, Look for opportunities where you can guest blog to a similar audience

Day 22, Reach out to these Bloggers and offer some guest blogs on their topics

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