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Thursday, September 1, 2016

The September Challenge

August is now over as is the August Challenge. How did you do? Did you have a chance to join in? (A post with the final tallies for August will appear in the next week or so.)

Now it's September, and it's time to really buckle down and get our shops ready for the holidays. How does your shop look? Are you stocked up?

For the month of September, I'm challenging you to work on filling your shops. And what about those items that have been sitting and not selling for ages? Perhaps it's time to refresh those listings so buyers see them with new eyes.

The other thing you can do to show team spirit is to help promote your fellow CCCOEers. Do you have a large Twitter following? Do you have a blog that needs content? Stuck for things to add to your Facebook timeline? This is a chance to share the spotlight with others who may have items your followers might enjoy.

Don't have the time or energy to come up with things to share on your own? Check out #CCCOEchallenge on your favorite social media platform and reshare or retweet. Even a "like" helps with visibility.

These are the main components of the Challenge. When you complete any, post them in the comments thread of the "September Challenge Entry Post". I'll tally the points weekly. Winner(s) have the option of being featured in a future blog post.

Each week there will be a Special Challenge. For this week, it's the graphic for the Challenge. As you can see, the current graphic is just a rehash of August's graphic. We need something a lot snazzier.

Come up with a better graphic. Please. Everyone who submits will receive points, with the final winner (determined by me) getting a bonus as well as the joy of seeing their design adorning the remaining September Challenge posts.

Points Possible:
  • New listings: 15 points
  • Revamped listings: 10 points
  • Sharing on Facebook (use #CCCOEchallenge): 7 points
  • Sharing in a blog post: 7 points
  • Sharing on Twitter or Instagram (use #CCCOEchallenge): 5 points
  • Resharing from Facebook, retweeting from Twitter, or resharing from Instagram: 2 points
  • Liking #CCCOEchallenge posts: 1 point 
  • This week's Special Challenge: 10 points for entering, 10 more points to the winner
Make sure to leave all entries the comments thread of the "September Challenge Entry Post". We'd love it if you'd join us.


  1. Excellent challenge!! These are all thing's I need to do! Thanks!

  2. Looking forward to the challenge! I have several tree skirts hanging out not doing anything.


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