Neil Patel's $100,000 per month challenge - Month 1

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Ok so I have been a follower of Neil Patel for some time. The guy just provides so much excellent information for free that you should really follow him.

Anyway I have decided to try his $100,000 challenge step by step to see if it can be done by someone as useless as me.

There are a few twists and turns but first a little disclaimer: I already have a site that makes a little money each month from which I have linked to my 'new' site (just like Neil did in his challenge). This shouldn't make much of a difference though.

Instead of going the white label route I will try both the affiliate route AND the white label route. The reason being that my budget is very small so I may not get any white label agreements (time will tell).

My 'new' site is actually around a year old and already has a few posts on it. I haven't worked on it since it was initially set up but I am aiming to post 1 post per week day (.ie Monday - Friday).

While I am concentrating on the new site I have hired a writer to work on my established site just to keep the content coming along. I'll post there 2 - 3 times a week. Link building and content marketing I am doing myself for both sites.

My budget is around $500 and I aim to spend 2 hours a (weekday) morning working on the new site. This is enough time to post an article and do some link building.

I've already spend around $100 on FB ads and am doing outreach as stated in the article plus I am spending some of that budgets on the writer mentioned above.

So, who is with me? Who wants to do this challenge. Let's motivate each other to work very hard for 1 year and see what happens.

My goal: to generate $2,000 a month income by March next year.

What's your goal?

PS Because I have limited time to work on the sites I won't be checking this post too often but I will post my updates each month (and yes I have kids and plan to take holidays when they take holidays :-) )
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    It's good you posted this, posting will let everyone know your goals and help hold yourself accountable.

    You probably know this, but that link is from 2015, I'm sure this is all still applicable, just giving a heads up.
    • Profile picture of the author Liarspoker
      Yes, I know. Perhaps I should have said that in the above post but people will see it here anyway. Hope business is good for you. :-)
  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    The guy just provides so much excellent information for free that you should really follow him.
    Be a leader, not a follower...
  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by Liarspoker View Post

    PS Because I have limited time to work on the sites I won't be checking this post too often but I will post my updates each month (and yes I have kids and plan to take holidays when they take holidays :-) )
    Follow-me threads never used to be allowed on this forum (not sure if that's changed under the current regime), but in any case, your best bet would be to chart your progress on your own blog, and put a link to it in your signature.

    Also, not to burst your bubble, but purely money-related targets are among the least effective and rarely work. If I were you, I'd come up with a more tangible motivation.
    • Profile picture of the author salegurus
      Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

      Follow-me threads never used to be allowed on this forum (not sure if that's changed under the current regime),
      And i'm sure they are still not allowed... Report and we shall see...
    • Profile picture of the author shiftyeyes
      Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

      Also, not to burst your bubble, but purely money-related targets are among the least effective and rarely work. If I were you, I'd come up with a more tangible motivation.
      Solid advice. Everybody starts with monetary goals as motivation. It's disappointing, but sometimes a necessary phase to go through
  • Profile picture of the author pam2011
    I went on a simmilar journey a few years back. Although i didn't hit my goal, i came pretty close and a few months after that, i actually smashed my original goal! I truly wish you all the success in the world and i'm rooting for you!

    Pam Trivedi
  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I reported it hours ago - suggested a move to "challenges"...nuttin' happened.

    Guess follow me threads are allowed now.
  • Profile picture of the author noor abdul
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    I tried this and lost 40 pounds.

    I'm not kidding.
  • Profile picture of the author Gary Chapple
    I don't know if follow me threads or bitching is allowed or not.

    What I do know is there is support for you here and I welcome the fact someone is taking action (most don't), you have made yourself accountable by posting that's excellent. You have set yourself a target/ goal, but for me, I had a burning desire a real why that got me off my backside and made it happen.

    Do you have a real why that will keep you motivated if not bit by bit it will become a chore posting on your sites and you may never reach your targets without that desire driving you.

    Either way, I wish you all the best in your endeavours.
    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Gary Chapple View Post

      I don't know if follow me threads or bitching is allowed or not.
      Of course the bitching is allowed...as always lol, and for the most part the usual crowd
  • Profile picture of the author stanton
    Originally Posted by Liarspoker View Post


    Anyway I have decided to try his $100,000 challenge step by step to see if it can be done by someone as useless as me.
    That challenge was rigged, he made a deal with a nutritionist to write all the content for him, and in return the nutritionist would get the site after a year.

    That is hardly the type of deal that anyone on here would do, and it would be hard to convince someone to do all that writing for free if you weren't Neil Patel.
    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by stanton View Post

      That challenge was rigged, he made a deal with a nutritionist to write all the content for him, and in return the nutritionist would get the site after a year.

      That is hardly the type of deal that anyone on here would do, and it would be hard to convince someone to do all that writing for free if you weren't Neil Patel.
      ah, these guys do it all the time.

      Its good marketing, but at first glance I thought there was something about it that smelled a bit fishy i think.
  • Profile picture of the author snallanon
    Sounds good, I liked the article you wrote.

    I would just like to say do yourself a favor and loose the "see if it can be done by someone as useless as me." we live in a universe of attraction so if you think like that you will attract that type of influence back. Think and see yourself already making it there and you will. Your already doing better then I am as I am not making an money yet. I have but, just a couple of times.

    Go and check out The Secret on YouTube.

    To Your Success
    William Woolverton
    First Prince Marketing
  • Profile picture of the author Heather Leigh 93
    That's awesome, it really inspires me to see people taking action towards their goals in this way and it's clear that your super motivated which often leads to success. Wishing you the best of luck in your endeavours.
  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by stanton View Post

    That challenge was rigged, he made a deal with a nutritionist to write all the content for him, and in return the nutritionist would get the site after a year.

    That is hardly the type of deal that anyone on here would do, and it would be hard to convince someone to do all that writing for free if you weren't Neil Patel.
    What? Neil misled people? No. Never.
  • Profile picture of the author stephenm44
    In my experience, though goal setting is important as it helps you to focus, relying on other people's systems is not always the right way to go. Some of these challenges are smoke and mirrors and you can end up wasting heaps of time.
  • Profile picture of the author markowe
    There was a reason why "follow my progress" threads used to be banned - because it is very easy to start one, but few people see them through, let alone actually succeed in them. Let's see, eh?
  • Profile picture of the author Paulk59
    Also agree, good to post your goals, makes you accountable, especially to yourself.
  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Young
    Good for you. Go for it! Can't wait to hear an update. I am also building out 2 blogs this year and I am helping my wife build out a food blog.

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