Starting Dean Holland’s Quick Start Challenge
The Blind Buy – How I got into Dean Holland’s Quick Start Challenge
On June 7th it’s my birthday. One of the main advantages of working as a freelancer/working from home is that I can do my own schedule. And for days like this I can get a half or full day off if I manage to finish all the important tasks. That was the plan for this year. Until I got an email. From someone, I don’t remember who exactly, I’m subscribed to a few people. Being in a short break I clicked the link in that email – and there it was, a special offer from Warrior Forum. To tell you the truth I’m not sure why I hit the buy button… recently I was very disappointed by the WSOs (warrior special offers) I bought, returned a few and asked for refund, and others didn’t even bother to return… just decided to take the blame for being to easy to convince, falling into the trap of “mostly crap” with nice sell letter.
If I look now at the sales page of this WSO I can’t really say what convinced me, because the 4 modules promoted for this course look nothing new or very appealing to me:
Week 1 – The Big Beggining
Well – the common stuff about building a business online I said to myself…
Week 2 – The Free Traffic Trap
This one I don’t believe it – there is no such thing as free traffic. You may consider traffic from search engines, social media, video websites, etc as free, because you don’t get an invoice for it, but getting traffic from those ones requires work/time and
freelancers that work on per hour arrangements like me everybody knows time is money.
Week 3 – On Demand Income and Automation
Hmm… I’m not sure what this is, but I really hope is not about autoblogs, spinning articles or anything like that – these are not my things. I hope is about creating a plan and outsourcing (even if outsourcing is not very appealing either, I had very little success in finding good and reliable people to outsource to).
Week 4 – Instant Internet Lifestyle
A week? Isn’t that too much time to learn and too little time to live?
Timing – The Big Surprise
Regardles of all the above doubts something pushed me to hit the buy button and get this course. And got in. I probably didn’t mentioned, but this is a live course – 4 live webinars, one each week.
When I clicked the link to register for the first webinar came my biggest surprise: in my local time (I’m from Romania, GMT+2) the webinar was scheduled for 0:00 am, June 7th – that’s my birthday!
And then I decided – no, not what you probably think, that this is a sign from a force above us, that this is faith, that this is the Tooth Fairy/Santa Claus/Easter Bunny or something like that – I decided this is the perfect time to finally start seriously about Internet Marketing.
I’ve been playing around with internet marketing for a while, but never been too serious about it. I make my living building websites (web design and web development works) and doing SEO. I love what I do and most of the time the amount of work I get is overwhelming - I never find the time to concentrate on IM.
The Other Challenge
I run a few affiliate websites that make me some money, enough to pay for one or 2 holidays per year. I started some of those on my own, and others while attending another challenge, Ed Dale’s Challenge - that was a challenge I did for the past 3 years but I never finished, for various reasons:
- In 2009 I wasn’t able to get enough content created – I entered a niche I knew nothing about and was a little hard to understand all the terms
- In 2010 they changed the system and completing the challenge required too much time.
- In 2011 timing was bad – I just needed a vacantion
And yes, I may add to the list the following: I was never too serious about it, because I had tasks to complete but no one checked me if I was doing them.
This is the thing that I like about Dean Holland’s Quick Start Challenge – we get weekly assignments that are checked and even a prize is given out every week to one of the people completing the weekly task.
So let’s start with Week One in Dean Holland’s Quick Start Challenge and discover the great surprise I had attending the first webinar!