Running a free challenge is big right now. They started out as longer ones, around 30 days, and they’ve since scaled back to be more digestible at 5 days.
But, if you’re like, “Challenges are cool, but they’re just not for me or my business,” then here are 19 alternatives to building your list by running a free challenge (with the intention, of course, of building your list).
Alternatives to Running a Free Challenge
1) Develop a mini-course by yourself. Or with a friend! (Collaboration is fun.)
2) Write an email course of very short messages. Or long ones. Or in between, medium ones.
3) Create an online scavenger hunt.
4) Design a course that feels like a game.
5) Create a worksheet. Or a workbook. Or a checklist.
6) Create a monthly calendar.
7) Record an audio. Or a song. Or a meditation.
8) Record a video. Or a music video. Or a tutorial.
9) Design wallpaper for a smartphone or computer. Or downloadable prints. Or greeting cards!
10) Create a checklist.
11) Create a template.
12) Write a manifesto. Or a tiny book. Or a novella.
13) Compile a resource list.
14) Record an interview with someone you admire. Or a hotseat with a client. Or your grandma.
15) Run a Facebook ad to your most popular blog post (complete with an opt-in box, of course).
16) Host a monthly call. Or a bimonthly one. Or a quarterly one, even!
17) Bundle a bunch of your most popular articles into a PDF.
18) Create a “Resource Library.”
19) Write a summary of some topic in an easy-to-understand way in a one-page PDF.
Or there’s always the option of not creating anything freebie-like at all and just telling people that you’ll send updates to their inbox.
It’s your business. You get to decide.
Happy creating (or not creating)!