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The Challenge

It has been a productive weekend here at Fountain House.

I set myself quite a challenge for Saturday and Sunday that was extremely optimistic and it soon became apparent by Saturday afternoon that the targets I set were not going to be achievable.

So here is what happened:

 

The Goals

Here is a list of what I set out to achieve over the weekend:

  1. Two blog posts, one Saturday and one on Sunday for the ‘100 Day Challenge’
  2. Upload three training courses to my training website
  3. Complete a sales funnel for the ‘Tee Profit Pro’ training course, including the beginnings of an email campaign.

Now that may not seem like a vast amount, but to be truthful, there is probably about 60 hours of work there in hindsight.

 

The results

So what did I manage to achieve?

Blogs

Well the blog posts were kept up-to-date. You can see them both in the ‘100 Day Challenge‘ blog area (day 015 and day 016).

So the first goal was pretty straightforward.

Training Courses

The problems started to occur on goal number 2.

I obviously started by uploading the ‘Tee Profit Pro’ as my first training course, as I needed it to do the third part of my challenge.

Once I started, I realised I needed a way to draw people into my sales funnel, so I decided to create a PDF book called ‘Tee Profit’ (without the Pro) as a cut-down version of the video course.

This proved no problem.

I then set about designing covers for both the video course and the ebook. Again no problem and you can see the results below:

Tee Profit Book Cover 3D

Tee Profit Pro DVD Cover Infopps

 

You can see how I have linked them to follow one after the other.

Tee Profit Pro Training Course

Now this is where the fun and games started. One of the reasons I was confident about the challenge being possible was because I had the sales info for this course and the videos were already on Youtube to link to.

In reality, the sales information was incorrect and it did not match the content of the videos, so I had to skip through each video to see what it covered and then rewrite the sales information to match the video.

This resulted in a 2 hour job turning into 6 hours, but I finally managed to get the course uploaded by Saturday evening as you can see:

Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 11.18.25

 

 

Adding the ‘Tee Profit’ book to the training website as another course took another 90 minutes of work:

Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 11.17.58

 

 

Now this was 2 courses loaded, but Saturday was almost over and I was hoping to get well into creating the third training course that day and this is where my challenge failed, as there was no time left to attempt this.

Sunday

So I hit Sunday with a revised plan. My target today was to do the third part of the challenge and get the “Tee Profit’ and ‘Tee Profit Pro’ courses out there and set-up to start bringing in the money.

Again quite a tough challenge in hindsight.

Squeeze Page

The idea of my squeeze page was to offer the ‘Tee Profit’ book as a freebie (it is normally $7) in exchange for someone’s email address.

I used a WordPress plugin called ‘Profit Builder’ to design the page, which went well apart from when I tried to link it to my autoresponder. This I solved after a break for lunch and it was down to my inexperience with using the plugin.

The final result can be seen below:

Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 11.33.23

 

I was pleased with the end product and think the layout looks clean and vibrant.

Thank You Page

The ‘Thank You’ page follows on after someone presses the ‘access’ button on the squeeze page and is designed to get more engagement from the customer.

In this particular case I wanted to offer the ‘Tee Profit Pro’ course with an incentive of a $10 discount. The resulting page was as follows:

Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 18.00.20

 

The box on the left under my photo is a picture slider and I set it to roll through the ten videos on the training course. Again it is an effort I am pleased with, especially as it is my first attempt at a ‘Thank You’ page.

 

Conclusion

So it turned out to be a very positive challenge that didn’t quite achieve what it set out to do in the optimistic timescale.

I ended up one training course short of my target of three and my sales funnel is incomplete.

I still have to set up Paypal to link up with the ‘Buy’ button on the ‘Tee Profit Pro’ sales page and my emails need to be written with instructions for accessing the two courses.

Overall though I am well chuffed with what I achieved and look forward to completing this and getting it out there to start drawing the customers in.

What do you think?

Terry Jenkins
terry@terry-jenkins.com

11 Comments

  • Joy Healey

    Reply Reply November 24, 2014

    Hi Terry

    Good heavens, I’m totally blown away with all you achieved over a weekend. Well done!

    It certainly made my weekend look relaxed by comparison, and until then I thought I’d worked hard!

    I look forward to hearing that you will reap the rewards you so justly deserve for such a sterling effort.

    Good luck, and keep us posted.

    Joy

  • Terry Jenkins

    Terry Jenkins

    Reply Reply November 24, 2014

    Thanks Joy.

    It was a good feeling to achieve so much. My productivity has improved immensely since starting the 100 Day Challenge a couple of weeks ago.

    I can highly recommend it to anyone who is self-employed or who wants to achieve more out of life.

    I will hopefully be posting later in the week with a link to the completed funnel. Busy for the next couple of days and I need to work out how to link it to Paypal, which should be an education in itself.

    I intend to be fairly transparent with my efforts, successes, failures and rewards, so keep your eyes peeled for further postings.

    Terry Jenkins

  • Lizz Riley

    Reply Reply November 24, 2014

    Sounds like you had a very busy weekend!

    • Terry Jenkins

      Terry Jenkins

      Reply Reply November 25, 2014

      I did Liz, but I am so determined to make a success of my new career.

      It seems once you break the back of the Internet Marketing business life becomes a little easier, but I really enjoy what I do and that helps.

      Hopefully I will soon get paid a good wage for doing something that feels like a hobby and boy that feeling when you achieve something with your own hands is priceless 🙂

  • Joan White

    Reply Reply November 24, 2014

    You’re making my head spin. I’m on week 13 of John Thornhills P2S where I have stalled for about 2 months. I think I’m going forward. There is so much to learn when You are starting out with no knowledge at all. I hope someday that I write a blog like this and someone like Joy goes WoW
    Joan

    • Terry Jenkins

      Terry Jenkins

      Reply Reply November 25, 2014

      Snap Joan. I too am stuck on week 13 of P2S. I have a call booked with John tomorrow so hopefully I can move onto week 14.

      I will look forward to writing ‘Wow Joan’ on your blog in the coming days or weeks.

      My personal philosophy is to just get stuck in. You may not earn much with your first attempt, but it will be the same or more than if you do nothing, but you will learn nothing by doing the latter and everything by doing the former.

      Just go for it Joan even if it is something aside from P2S like mine is. You never know, you may just stumble upon something that brings everything into focus for you 🙂

  • Luke Blower

    Reply Reply November 25, 2014

    Hi Terry- a lot of people set themselves to get a tonne of stuff done at the weekend but then end up sitting on their couch watching TV. Of course we all need our down time but you are an inspiration for those of us who struggle to stay on track.

    • Terry Jenkins

      Terry Jenkins

      Reply Reply November 25, 2014

      Thanks Luke, much appreciated from a man of action like yourself.

      Hope you have great success with Affiliate Power Broker. It is a great product and will help anyone to get started in this business.

  • Sandy

    Reply Reply November 28, 2014

    Wow Terry! ;D That’s a lot of accomplishments in a weekend. Well done! Yes, we just got to start somewhere to get us moving forward 🙂

    • Terry Jenkins

      Terry Jenkins

      Reply Reply November 28, 2014

      Thanks Sandy. It is a good feeling to achieve so much in a short amount of time. I am going for a similar burst of activity this weekend. Hopefully I will be even more successful this time.

      Best of luck on your own endeavours. Let me know if you need any help 🙂

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