Like me, I’m sure that you’ve come across outlandish claims during your time on the Internet, especially if you’ve been looking for a way to make money online, right?
You know the kind of thing, various products with hooks such as, “How to Make $2947.62 in 2 Days!” Are those kind of results REALLY even possible? Well, perhaps with some sort of freak set of ideals circumstances, maybe there are ways to do it. I have yet to find one and I haven’t come across any genuine, successful Internet Marketer who has laid claim to finding one either.
But what about the title of this post – is it really possible to make $2000 from nothing in 60 days? That’s a more of conservative set of numbers, no? Well, starting from today, this is what I aim to find out! Let me explain…
On Wednesday of this week I, along with other partners of Dean Holland’s License Rights program, was on a webinar with the man himself. He announced that he had come up with an idea for a challenge for us all – to try to go from $0 to $2000 in 60 days. There were a couple of stipulations: we have to put in a minimum of just 60 minutes work each day and start with a budget of no more than $100.
Now, each of us has different levels of experience, differing finances and are at different stages in our respective businesses, but the idea is that we all start from pretty much the same point, that of where a total beginner would start. So, if we didn’t have the essentials already, then we would need to buy a domain name, hosting, autoresponder and get a WordPress blog set up. We would start by using totally free methods to drive traffic to our blogs. Hence, all of us should be on pretty much an equal footing, spending no more than $100 in the process.
I, like most of the other partners, already have a blog set up, so I shall be using this to document my activities and my progress. And to keep it fair I will be classing it as though I’ve made fresh purchases, so with my domain registration, my year’s hosting and two months’ autoresponder fees, I think that pretty much leaves me dry from a starting budget of $100! lol!
So what have I been doing today? Well, I took my timer, set it to count down from 60 minutes and I got to work posting solidly on the Warrior Forum for that hour. I didn’t spam, I didn’t post garbage, I didn’t even mention the challenge. I’ve got the link to my website in my forum signature so I’ve just been relying on getting interest and exposure by means of contributing posts of value by answering questions and getting involved with discussions.
After the 60 minutes were up I took a break for a few minutes and then I did a bit more.
I then took a break for lunch and then set my timer again to count down from 60 minutes and I spent an hour blog-hopping, going from blog to blog and leaving comments. Again, no spam, no rubbish, only comments of value that were relevant and contributed to the post.
So that’s it for today. I shall be posting here every day to keep you up-to-date with what I’ve been doing and how everything’s going, so I’d love it if you’d check back and leave your comments. Also, if you would like to receive notifications via e-mail then feel free to subscribe by entering your details in the box to the right.
One thing I’d like to mention about setting the timer is that this kept me focused no end. I had a goal, I had a plan as to how I was going to proceed and I had a fixed time scale. I didn’t check my e-mails, Facebook or allow anything else to distract me. On the occasions where I did need to stop (such as for toilet breaks or letting the cat out!) then I stopped the timer and then started it again when I resumed. I feel that I accomplished much more by using this method than by just sitting at my computer and seeing what I could get done. In turn, I feel much more satisfied with the time I spent. This is an approach that I have been meaning to implement but have never got around to doing so. I definitely wish that I had done so sooner. And where have I heard this before? Who was it that said that you should work in allotted time slots and use a timer? Oh yes, it was Alex Jeffreys!
So I shall leave it there for now and update you with another post tomorrow. Don’t forget to leave your comments below! And if you want a challenge of your own then I can’t recommend highly enough another one by Dean Holland: