My 30 Day Challenge
My goal is to list something new to my Etsy shop every day for 30 days. Each day I have to list an item of increasing dollar value. So on day one, I have to make an item that I can set the price to $1, day two I make something that is worth $2 and so on. Also, I want everything I make to be available for download.
I allow myself to have breaks because this challenge is intense. After going for 11 days straight, I 'm taking a week off, just to start again this weekend.
The Upside to All This
This challenge allows me to play with my wide variety of skills in a short time. To meet my goals I have to create at least one item per day on average.
I don't know if people will be interested in buying what I make or not. So with that in mind, I realized it's best to create things that I'm proud of, but didn't spend a ton of time making.
I'd rather create things that are simple and valuable, get some feedback, and decide if I should take the idea further or not. With my current process, it's okay if I meet no response because I didn't spend a lifetime on it, and it's not the only project I have.
For each project, I research Etsy to see what items are currently going for the cost I'm aiming for. Often I have no clue what I'm going to make until I start doing some looking around.
This method builds my awareness of what people are looking for, but at the same time helps me think of things I can do to break away from the trend as well.
My work falls into the categories of guides and how-to's, art prints, and calendars and planners.
So far I've created:
- A desktop organizer
- A weekly to-do list
- 2 quote/word art printables
- Dated notes printable
- A daily planner printable
- A project planner
- A reading log
- The Embrace Your Weird Workbook
- Connect - A Guided Journal for Navigating Shyness
- Leaves Pattern Printable Wall Art
Visit my Etsy shop Ink & Type to see it all for yourself.
Next on the list is creating editable digital notebooks/workbooks for Xodo or Goodnotes, a writing workbook, and a few pieces of art.
This challenge has also inspired me to think about trying a similar challenge that's artwork only or writing only in the future.
If you're a polymath or multipotentialite who has a neglected collection of skills, try putting together a challenge that allows you to use a wide variety of your talents over a short period.