Win the 30 Day Challenge

Those who succeed online take massive action.

They don’t do just a little bit. They don’t toss a few ideas out there.

They knuckle down and get to work like they’re training for a marathon.

What if you got focused…for just 30 days?

I’m not talking a little bit of committment or jumping from idea to idea for 30 days.

This is about digging in and doing what it takes to PRACTICE a specific skill for 30 days.

Consider it a 30 day trial period.

Try out this new habit for 30 days. If you’re not happy and you’re not “getting it” by then, go to something else.

Feel totally free to go back to old habits after 30 days.

But you probably won’t want to give it up.

What habits work well for a 30 day trial like this?

Below are 5 suggestions you could pick from.

Don’t try all of them at once. Just choose one and run with it.

Skill #1: Write an email to your list.

Commit to writing an email to your list every single day for the next 30 days.

That’s right. Every single day.

Make it personal. Include stories. Some emails may be long. Others can be short.

Give content. Provide value. Share offers.

But every day communicate with your audience.

Ask for feedback. Answer questions you’ve received. Write your email first thing every day.

After 30 days maybe you’ll cut back to only a few times a week.

But don’t make that decision until you’ve completed the challenge.

Skill #2: Create and upload a Youtube video.

It’s your choice how you shoot these videos.

Maybe you’ll use a webcam. Or you use Camtasia to shoot your screen. Or you use your iPhone on the way to work.

This is similar to the email challenge. Create a short video for your audience every day.

Maybe you answer questions you’ve received. Or you show step-by-step how to do something online.

Or perhaps you simply tell a story.

It’s up to you, but don’t quit and don’t skip a day during this period.

You might be totally uncomfortable on camera when you do your first video, but you’ll overcome this fear.

Then you can make the choice of how to apply it going forward.

Skill #3: Contact potential JV partners and affiliates.

A lot of people sit around waiting for affiliates to find them.

That doesn’t work. Go out and build the relationships. Contact potential affiliates.

Set your goal here. Perhaps it’s 5 one-on-one personal messages to influencers in your market.

And maybe you add on one snail mail letter also each day.

You start off your contact by mentioning something about them or their site. Perhaps a thank you.

Then go into what you’re offering, why it’s unique, and why it may be for their audience.

In addition, you offer them a copy of what you have if they want to try it out.

You ignore all the silence of those who don’t respond, and you keep moving for 30 days.

Skill #4: Write a guest post.

This one is a little tougher because it requires two parts every day.

Contact bloggers who accept guest posts each day.

And write your guest posts each day.

This is going to be a pretty tough schedule for the next 30 days, but you can do it as your primary marketing.

There are multiple ways to find bloggers who accept guest posts, but one of the easiest is to simply search “your keywords guest post.”

So if you’re in personal finance, one of your searches would be “personal finance guest post.”

Contact at least three bloggers each day…while also writing a potential guest post.

Skill #5: Outsource a new activity.

Here’s a fun one. Quit trying to do everything yourself.

Brainstorm multiple activities you can outsource to get into the outsourcing habit.

To keep from the budget getting out of hand, most of these projects could be outsourced to Fiverr.

Hire someone to create an ebook cover for you. Perhaps a 1 minute voiceover for your video. Have someone hand out 50 flyers for you. Get a caricature drawn. Have someone fix your WordPress problem. Get a banner designed.

You can really have some weird things done at Fiverr. Don’t expect anything awesome for that price, but there are some nice jobs there.

Quit trying to do everything yourself!

Your goal is to become a specialist.

Choose a skill. Practice it for the next 30 days.

And let me know how it changes not just your business…but you personally.

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Terry Dean

Terry Dean has been in full-time internet business since 1996 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get started online through his articles and products. He lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife and 2 dogs. Find out more about how the Monthly Mentor Club can help you today.