The Quick Start Challenge

“Right. That’s it. I’ve had enough.”

These are the first words on one of my favourite blogs. It’s called, “One Man’s Battle To Make Money Online”, and it’s written by Chris Farrell.

You may have heard of Chris, who is one of the best known names in internet marketing. An interesting thing about his blog is that it shows he really did start off knowing almost nothing about the internet, or how to make money on it, and look where he is now.

Anyway, back to the quote above. That’s the way I’m feeling too. The thing is though, I do know a little bit about the internet, but I’m always hopping from one thing to another rather than focusing on one approach. And I think that’s the problem.

In my favourite book, “How To Get Rich” by Felix Dennis, he talks about how business people who constantly switch from one type of project to another, always looking for something new, have a difficult time.

He says that moving from one thing to another, over and over, is the way prey behaves (prey gets eaten). Better to stick at it with one thing, which is how predators behave (they do the eating).

As we know it’s easy to catch prey by attracting them with shiny objects. Must learn to ignore them objects!

What I need to do now is concentrate on one approach and hammer it until I’m successful. To help with this I am undertaking “The Quick Start Challenge”.

The Quick Start Challenge is a 28 day programme, and it’s claimed that by the end participants will be established online, set to build their email list, driving floods of free traffic, and ready to make money.

Well, that sounds good doesn’t it? I’m going to embrace this 28 day challenge as the way to focus on the one approach that will produce the best possible results.

One of the organisers of The Quick Start Challenge, Dean Holland, wrote a blog that is quite similar to the one by Chris Farrell mentioned above. It started at around the same time and charts Dean’s journey, so I think I’ll finish with a quotation from it:

“My online earnings to date: $0 . . This is where it starts”.

6 thoughts on “The Quick Start Challenge”

  1. Hi Keiran….

    I like what you wrote above. I am a victim of the shiny object syndrome. I’m also part of the Quick Start Challenge. I believe part of our assignments will be to interact back and forth and leave our blog info for linking purposes.

    Hence, an early start. I note most all of us have <1 Google Pagerank; linking back and forth may help.

    So….my blog is here

  2. Hi Keiran. Well done on getting a video up so quickly. I have to say I am procrastinating a bit trying to figure out what to say. Thanks for your lead on this. By the way – the sound is a little soft in comparison with other videos. Best wishes.

    • Hi Richard, the sound is definitely too soft but I couldn’t face recording it again. I’m going to use a separate microphone for the next one.

  3. Hello Keiran…Hey, we all have to start somewhere, right? My hats off to you for taking action. My turn for a video is tomorrow on Sunday…

    Stay Focused and keep going!

    Wishing you all my best.

  4. Wow, great analogy with the prey and predators, really spot on. We all fall prey to the shiny object syndrome sometimes, we must have more of a predator’s mindset then. 🙂 Good luck with the challenge, this is a great community.


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