dean holland quick start challenge week two

Dean Holland’s QSC Week 2 + Blogging Tips

For anyone coming back to the site and not knowing what I have been doing lately, I am basically working on three things.

These include:

Well as you may know by now, I recently joined Dean Holland’s QSC training (aff link) and we received weekly tasks to prove we’re committed to succeed with his training.

QSC Week 1

So for Week 1 the challenge was to set up a blog and publish your first post.

This included tasks like:

  • Registering a domain name
  • Getting a hosting account
  • Updating the DNS (link the domain to the hosting account)
  • Publishing a post about Dean’s program and finally,
  • Creating an About Me page that showed the real YOU and what your expectations were with this course

This has to be done in under a week and I’m honestly surprised to see dozens of people having completed this huge task in just one or two days and they did it FLAWLESSLY.

If you’re already familiar with WordPress it may not seem like a big deal but for someone exposed to all of that for the first time, it is a big deal.

QSC Week 2

For Week 2 the challenge was about driving traffic to our blogs.

The recommendation was to do it mainly with blog hopping (commenting on blogs) and through forum signatures on the Warrior Forum.

For a newbie, I think it would be a bit daunting to go specifically to the WF (warrior forum) and start trying to jump in on conversations but there are threads specifically for people getting started so it may not be that bad and besides you can get some really good advice from the positive individuals.

Another great source of traffic is with YouTube videos but I can’t remember if it was mentioned as a traffic strategy or not by Dean (sorry I just slept two hours today).

Today’s Shock Announcement

I received an e-mail from Dean Holland just a few hours ago in which he wanted everyone to create a YouTube video.

The motivation for doing this (besides encouraging you to take action) is that Dean is rewarding one student each week with his own personal high level coaching.

I think he sells these positions strictly for $5,000 USD so if people REALLY want to prove they are committed, they all should be recording videos as I write this.

Since this task wasn’t announced, he will grant not one but two places for this week so I’m really hoping that people are willing to take action and embrace being uncomfortable! ;-)

Overcoming Fear Of Video Creation

Speaking of being uncomfortable…

Anyone that claims to know me should remember I was frightened to death of recording myself on video.

There are QSC students (short for Quick Start Challenge) that are recording videos for the first time and the official Dean Holland’s Challenge just started less than two weeks ago.

The most amazing stuff is that many of these soon-to-be marketers were proactive about making their videos!

There wasn’t any reward for this (at the time) and yet they went the extra mile so major kudos to anyone reading this that has already recorded their first video.

In case you are still on the fence about recording your first video, I would love you to check out this post: 7-Day Video Review Challenge

I explain how I overcame my initial fear of recording myself on video in only seven days.

Also, if you go to the Archives section every post that has the legend [7-day VRC] means that is part of that video challenge.

Note: The actual reviews in that video challenge were (in my opinion) a bit bad but the whole point was to overcome fear and nothing else.

The cool thing is I actually made some Amazon sales so you never know!

WordPress Tips

I have checked out many QSC blogs already (many great blogs too!) and I saw a pattern of things that have some room for improvement with very easy tweaks.

Do not feel bad, I had to learn all about it the hard way and it’s just minor things anyway. ;-)

Note: I’m not talking about design or looks, I’m talking about blog functionality so it is a bit important.

I’ll talk about it on video but here’s a breakdown in case you are in a rush and want to know what’s inside.

  • Setting your Blog’s Admin Name
  • Creating a Gravatar (add an image to your comments)
  • Setting your Blog Permalinks correctly
  • Including your Twitter handle in your social media buttons (and use your real name!)
  • Installing the Subscribe To Comments plugin
  • Setting your Blog Categories right

I recently wrote an article that deals exactly with many of these points (although not all mentioned on this video) and you can read that here WordPress Post-Installation Basic Configuration Checklist

WordPress Tips Video

Okay well there you have it!

Don’t Be Put Off By Excuses, Get Creative Instead!

I understand that many people won’t have access to all the fancy resources to video editing and recording but don’t start with excuses… get creative instead!

Many laptops have cameras included now, you can also use a cell phone with a camera (I’m pretty sure I’m the only dude on planet earth using a cell phone without a camera but that’s beyond the article’s scope).

If you don’t have any of this, you can buy one cheap webcam at your local supermarket for about $10 USD.

You need to be aware that as soon as you justify yourself for not taking a particular action, the second challenge you find will be easier to justify it and before you know it, you won’t be making any progress at all.

If you need some motivation, here’s a funny post about becoming more productive using Cold Shower Therapy.

A word of warning though… There IS a bit of nudity involved but it’s nothing you wouldn’t see at a swimming pool!

Oh and by the way, if you have any more productivity tips, please share them with me!

Conclusion

I may start fading a bit away from blog commenting as it takes a LOT of time to do and right now I need to focus solely on product creation.

I do check my blog periodically and I’m always around so if you have any feedback (good or bad) just let me know in the comments area.

Take care and I hope you find this update helpful, peace!

Sergio

About The Author

Sergio Felix

Hi, I'm Sergio Felix, founder of Marketing With Sergio. I work full time as a digital marketing expert for the retail industry managing a team of experts in departments of SEO, SEM, front-end web development and conversion rate optimisation and in my spare time I love conducting offline digital marketing workshops and teaching other entrepreneurs how to build and maintain business oriented websites with WordPress. I'm highly passionate about blogging, writing, music, jogging, entrepreneurship and personal development.

68 Comments

  • Linda

    Reply Reply June 15, 2012

    I didn’t watch your video yet, as it is 10:30pm and we just got done with dinner and have to clean up – this eating late crap don’t really fly with me..lol. I will soon be hitting the “hay”.

    Anyway, I am wondering why you are doing this – you are going back in time – I don’t understand why you are taking Dean’s course for something you already know??

    Sorry I have been MIA to your blog, life has been a bit hectic here for me lately and had a brainstorm the other day and already getting some help with it – now to just work on it and figure out which avenue I want to go with it ;-)

    Hope you have a great weekend, Sergio!
    Linda

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 15, 2012

      Hey Linda, no worries about the video, you won’t miss anything there ;-)

      I’m going back in time? LOL I wished! Then I wouldn’t have wasted so much time in Engineering school and would have become an Internet Marketer a lot sooner.

      There’s a plan behind this Linda, you’ll be able to see it really soon and don’t worry about not being able to come and visit MWS, right now everyone’s busy with everything except with their blogs.

      Hope you finally got rid of the workers on your house, you have been definitely missed in the blogosphere, have a great weekend and let’s catch up soon! ;-)

  • Linda

    Reply Reply June 15, 2012

    OK, well I am obviously missing something. I just briefly looked over your previous post and saw you mentioned so many familiar faces, which is really cool, but I still don’t understand why you are where are at with Dean. I thought you got over that addiction ;) But, actually, it just hit me as I remember something you said awhile ago – so good luck with it, your first product is going to be AWESOME!!

    House is done on the outside, still finishing stuff up on the inside myself – just some more painting and then everything has to be cleaned – but working on that too while doing things online here when I can :)

    Linda

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 15, 2012

      Thanks Linda and glad you remembered. ;-)

      Seems like you have been really busy on your house lately but hey, at least you get to have some free time away from the computer.

      I just had a few days off and now I have a very different perspective at all of this marketing crazyness! ;-)

      Hopefully it’ll start showing in just a few more days and there’s a lot of things going on offline as I write this so stay tuned! ;-)

  • Zhenwei

    Reply Reply June 15, 2012

    Hi Sergio,

    Nice blog. I watched the Cold Shower Therapy and I think it can be really useful to clear your mind and just do something. I think the important thing about this challenge is to just take action. Just go out there and make a video. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Creativity would be nice but as Dean said, “Don’t get it right, get it going.” Anyway, I’m sure you will be very good at being creative (your Cold Shower Therapy was hilarious). Good luck to you moving forward.

    Regards,
    Zhenwei

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 15, 2012

      Hey Zhenwei, thanks for watching my man!

      Dean is absolutely right and that motto comes from different marketers as well, including Alex Jeffreys (Dean’s mentor).

      I used to over think everything I did, if I still had that over analytical mindset, I would have NEVER recorded myself on the shower.

      That video embraces a lot more than just someone jumping into a cold shower but only the people with the right mindset are going to be capable of identifying it.

      Thanks for stopping by and yes, it was hilarious for me when I was finally dressed but not while on the shower! LOL

      Take care Zhenwei, hope to speak to you again! ;-)

  • Bibs

    Reply Reply June 15, 2012

    Hey Sergio!

    You really took action! You did a recap for the challenges and I love bulleted list, it looks organized. You’re also quick in completing the follow up task! Good job!

    Regards,
    Bibs

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 15, 2012

      Hey Bibs,

      Yeah, I did a bit of everything here and thanks for the nice comment!

      I will try to write something different tomorrow so I don’t bore you guys to death. ;-)

      Thanks for stopping by and hope to speak soon again, cheers Bibs!

  • Christie Koekemoer

    Reply Reply June 16, 2012

    Hey Sergio,

    Just popped in to check your blog out. You have lots of quality content and I like that! I still have to make my video for QSC and I hope your tips will help me. I am used to being behind the camera, lol!

    Christie Koekemoer

    • Christie Koekemoer

      Reply Reply June 16, 2012

      By the way, how do I add a picture to my comments, next to my name like yours are?

      • Andrew Stark

        Reply Reply June 16, 2012

        Hi Christie

        The images next to your name are done via the gravatar as mentioned above by sergio.
        http://en.gravatar.com/

        Upload a picture, and attach it to the email address you use to make comments.

        • Sergio Félix

          Reply Reply June 16, 2012

          Thanks for helping out Andrew, you’re a rockstar my man! ;-)

        • Christie Koekemoer

          Reply Reply June 17, 2012

          Thank you Sergio,

          i did add the whole Gravatar schenanigan! My picture should be appearing soon. I am back to get tips about the video.

          • Sergio Félix

            Reply Reply June 18, 2012

            That’s great to know Christie, although I still can’t see your gravatar image. ;-)

            Just make sure you linked your image to your e-mail address after uploading the avatar.

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 16, 2012

      Hey Christie, thank you for your kind comments and I was the one with the fear to being recorded on camera lol but I wish you good luck with your video.

      I know it’s going to ROCK! ;-)

  • Kay Franklin

    Reply Reply June 16, 2012

    Hi Sergio
    Nice post and very helpful and useful tips about setting up a blog.
    You’re right about the fear of videos – I don’t think I would ever create one with me talking – I don”t like the look of myself on video! (Maybe I’m just too vain :-)) I prefer using slides but perhaps seeing a real person is better.
    I love all your comments on my blog by the way. Thanks.
    Kay

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 16, 2012

      Hey Kay, thank you for your kind comment!

      You know what? I have never used slides and that’s actually what has me STUCK with my product not being finished :( I need to get off my butt and start working on that, I will make some test runs today and see how it goes.

      As for not loving the way you look on video don’t worry! It will grow on you lol I always think I look and sound like sh*t on my videos but they do have plays on YouTube so people are watching them! LOL

      The funny thing is that the more videos you do, the more videos you’ll want to do later… (does that makes any sense? LOL)

      Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! ;-)

      Sergio

      PS. Seeing a “talking head” is WAY better than just watching a slide and listening to someone but that’s definitely a start!

  • Paul

    Reply Reply June 16, 2012

    Hey Sergio,

    You have some great content on here already and your QSC posts clearly show that you have put in a lot of work and are motivated to succeed. Good luck with the rest of the course and developing your first product.

    Regards

    Paul

    P.S. Great videos

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 16, 2012

      Hey Paul,

      Thank you for your kind comments and yeah man, I have been struggling for a while now so I’m kind of getting sick of not “making it” already, definitely something I needed to change hence why I decided to join Dean’s challenge and get some motivation juices going.

      Thank you for stopping by and your best wishes, even though I can see that you have been working on IM for a while (from checking out your site’s age) I still wish you massive success Paul.

      See you around and have a great weekend mate! ;-)

  • Sorina Dascalu

    Reply Reply June 16, 2012

    The idea of getting in front of the camera scares me like hell! The idea of talking in front of the camera scares me like 2 x hell! And that’s because I’m not very secure of my pronunciation in English.
    I remember when I was a little kid I loved to sing in front of the mirror – my voice was (and still is) awful, but I just loved the way I looked (am I narcissist?!)
    Now that I remembered those times I think I will try it out -how bad can it be. And about my strange accent – maybe it’s not that bad, maybe it will be seen as something different – who knows?

    I will try anyway, I have nothing to lose.

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 16, 2012

      Hey Sorina,

      Well if you have hit the “Play” button on any of the YouTube videos around here you’ll see my English is AWFUL but people seem to understand me so that’s good enough for me.

      For recording my first videos I remember that I used to practice something to say, then after hitting record I would go blank LOL and start all over again.

      It does becomes easier with repetition and really, I know you’re going to do a great job, try it!

      Thanks for stopping by and I’m rooting to see that first video from you.

      Have an awesome weekend Sorina! ;-)

  • Andrew Stark

    Reply Reply June 16, 2012

    Hi Sergio,

    Like you I’ve been distracted by other things, but “working” and doing sites for clients and fiverr jobs. This helps me to get away from the idea that product launches are scary. What happens if you find out that people don’t like what you’ve created.

    Most of my content is video, and will people be able to understand my accent, and the way that I do things? I’m also good at starting lots of tasks and never finishing them, so rather than working on my site now I’m distracted into writing comments or writing a new blog post. These are good things to do, but are avoidance tactics.

    Now I need to go write a list for my trip to the shops for the weekly food, so looks like another day will pass with no step further forward :-(

    Andrew

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 16, 2012

      Hey Andrew,

      As long as it is making you money, I’m pretty sure it’s a nice distraction to have!

      I’m going to be brutally honest here… the mere idea of making a product launch myself, terrifies me like you have no idea.

      I actually think that if I ever have the guts to do something like that, I’m definitely going to do it with someone else that has done them before, not doing it solo at ALL (at least not the first one).

      About people not liking your content, that’s something you have to accept sooner or later.

      That’s exactly the same reason why many people say “oh you’re doing a blogging course, but there are a lot of blogging courses out there already, do you think it will sell?”

      And the answer to that is YES!

      Because everyone is different and people pick people, not products.

      Have you ever seen comments in the warrior forum that go something like “It’s a product from John Doe, I didn’t even read the sales page, I know I have to have it!” that’s exactly why.

      Don’t waste your time thinking if people will like it or not (I used to do that a lot too!) just go for it Andrew, I know you are going to create something great.

      See… You already helped someone right here on the blog with your advice for Gravatars (thanks btw!) so go for it!!

      PS. I always get a six-pack (or a 12-pack if I’m really thirsty lol) whenever I go to the grocery store. It makes the whole shopping thing more bearable and you get to relax later! ;-)

      PPS. Forgot to tell you I am a complete professional at getting things started and not finish them up. Something I clearly need to get fixed too.

  • Daniel Sumner

    Reply Reply June 16, 2012

    Hey Sergio,

    You do enroll in some courses Sergio. I’m actually working on a blog product of my own at the moment which should be complete in the next few weeks.

    It’s great to see you have increased your blog knowledge and also your fear of video creation seems to be completely gone now. Excellent!!

    I look forward to seeing your product when it is complete mate.

    Dan Sumner

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 16, 2012

      Hey Dan,

      LOL man yeah I know… I guess nobody believes me when I say it is for research but I think the reality is to get new marketing friends and see how Dean works.

      Thank for your compliments and about recording videos I still kind of suck at it but I’m not scared anymore so that’s definitely an improvement! ;-)

      You know this is funny… just yesterday I was thinking that I can create an awesome step by step path to follow using your products starting with Marketing Through My Eyes, then eBook Cycle, then Product Creation, does this sound cohesive to you?

      I’m not sure, I am going back again to read everything mate. I need to get things going already.

      Thank you for stopping by Dan, I’m sending you a Facebook message after this. ;-)

      PS. Seems like you did an amazing job at the PDC launch, going over to your site to check that out!

  • Jarkko Helenius

    Reply Reply June 16, 2012

    Impressed with the quality of content here and just generally seems like one of the better blogs I’ve seen of the challenge takers. Seems like one of those few blogs I might follow even after the QSC is over.

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 16, 2012

      Hey Jarkko,

      Really awesome comment my man, thank you and I will be checking out your progress too, take care and enjoy your weekend!

      PS. Great job on the videos man, I can’t believe it took me an entire year to do my first one and you guys are doing it in just a few days LOL

  • Sharon

    Reply Reply June 16, 2012

    Hi Sergio
    Your site is awesome. Thanks for producing the wonderful and high quality video regarding WordPress Tips Video. It is very useful to know those tips :) especially the Sharebar and Gravatar.
    I am also on QSC Challenge and I wish you and all of us the Best for this Challenge and may you achieve what you have been wanting :).
    Cheers
    Sharon

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 16, 2012

      Hey Sharon, wow thank you for your kind compliment! ;-)

      I didn’t mention the Sharebar plugin on the written article since I wasn’t planning to say anything about it but I’m glad it came up on video haha!

      Glad to know you’re on the QSC Challenge, I hope you get everything you need and then some more from it.

      Take care, have a great weekend and if you need anything just give me a shout here.

      Speak soon Sharon! ;-)

  • Cararta

    Reply Reply June 16, 2012

    Hi Sergio:

    I’ve been working overtime, but not anywhere near as productive as you.

    Don’t overdo it, but keep moving. Bad when you don’t know what day it is and “moon” the cleaning lady. Worth a laugh. You don’t seem to be missing any comments!
    Take Care…don’t overwork…a hazard of computers and self employment!
    C.

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 16, 2012

      Hahaha Carolyn…

      Yeah I was completely lost yesterday, the entire day I thought we were on Thursday but I know this happened as I only slept two hours that day (from 5:00am to 7:00am) and couldn’t get back to sleep.

      It looks like I’m doing a lot but I’m not, I actually need to raise the bar but I can’t stand the pain in my hands, I need to rest them for a bit.

      Take care and hope you enjoy your weekend Carolyn, thanks for stopping by! ;-)

  • Chetz Togom

    Reply Reply June 16, 2012

    Hi Sergio,
    I think we are similar. I spent 4 years studying engineering and 9 years working as an engineer. If I focus on IM I bet I would a gazilionaire now! heheheh…
    But let past be in the past, I’m living in the present now and I’m very grateful to find Dean’s QSC and meet all these new people who inspired me. You’re one of them.

    You’re blog is very informative and your writing is also easy to read.

    Keep it up and I’m sure you’ll be “making it”.

    All the best!!
    Chetz

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 18, 2012

      Hey Chetz,

      That’s really cool my man and a nice stat is that many people that are 6-7 figure earners today, had ZERO income just three years ago so maybe not a gazillionaire but hopefully you’ll be able to feed a lot more dogs!

      Thank you for your kind comment as well Chetz, you QSC guys leave awesome comments and I really appreciate that.

      Hope to see you rise very soon, stay around and all the best for this week! ;-)

      PS. Congratulations for that amazing labour you’re doing with dogs man, my girlfriend loves them just as much.

  • Richard Smith

    Reply Reply June 17, 2012

    Hey Sergio,

    A very nice clean look to the site and i can see why you are in IT. I dont think Deam mentioned anything on you tube, but i do agree it is a great source of traffic if you can show some how to videos.

    Anything that gives people help without any thing in return build solid traffic i believe.

    Thanks for your comments on my posts as well

    All the best

    Richard

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 18, 2012

      Hey Richard, thank you!

      Yeah I really don’t remember if Dean mentioned Youtube or not but now that he updated last week with the youtube video challenge, he certainly is aware of the buzz that’s going to generate.

      I really would love to know at least the percentage of how many people are taking action on the Dean’s Challenge because the group has been incredible so far.

      I have been in several other trainings and this has to be (by far) the most responsive I have ever seen.

      Anyway, thanks for stopping by and your offer to your upcoming plugin.

      Hope you have a great start of week Richard, take care. ;-)

  • Maria

    Reply Reply June 17, 2012

    Hey Sergio,

    Highly informative and inspiring post you’ve got here! I am learning a lot from you like how to be engaging with your blog post.

    And who says blogging is passe because the market is inundated with products about blogging? I am still wet on my ears and an eager beaver in terms of effective blogging.

    I look forward to more of your posts and learning from you. Get those self-created products on the shelves. All the best!

    Learning my lessons with gravatar… sorry.

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 18, 2012

      Hey Maria,

      Glad you’re finding the information of value around here and you’re right about blogging not being passé, wordpress ROCKS! ;-)

      Thank you for stopping by and your commitment to learn everything you need.

      So far you already did amazing with your Gravatar so nothing to be sorry about!

      Take care and hope to talk soon again Maria! ;-)

      PS. You have a beautiful looking site, congratulations!

  • Michelle Stevens

    Reply Reply June 17, 2012

    Great blog Sergio!!! I’m glad you’re enjoying the challenge and it’s good to see that I’m not the only one with more than one project on the go at once.

    I’ve not made a video for YouTube just yet. I’ve made plenty of screen capture type of videos but Ive never sat in front of the camera before so that’s something I’m stalling on. Oh well we have a few days left so I may change my mind yet!!

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 18, 2012

      Hey Michelle,

      Oh My God, I think I have way too many at the same time but hopefully I’ll find a way to organize the madness.

      If you have made screencast videos before, then it’s the same thing but this time you’ll be speaking to a camera.

      A quick tip: If you think about a best friend of yours and pretend you’re talking to that friend, it helps a LOT so good luck with it!

      Thank you for stopping by and remember that getting uncomfortable means faster progress so the sooner the better.

      Have a great start of week Michelle! ;-)

  • Chris

    Reply Reply June 17, 2012

    Hello Sergio,

    You have so much in here and I like it. I’ll make sure to check in again and read your informative and interesting posts. Good luck on Dean’s challenge. You’ve done a pretty good job!

    Best,
    Chris

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 18, 2012

      Hey Chris,

      Thank you and glad you like the content.

      If you guys were able to achieve that massive weight loss for better health, I’m pretty sure you can do the same with Dean’s Challenge for better wealth! ;-)

      All the best Chris and speak soon! ;-)

  • Tim bonner

    Reply Reply June 17, 2012

    Hi Sergio

    I just came across your blog and it looks great! I’ll be back again as there’s some great content on here. Nice job on the video.

    Hope you’ve had a great weekend.

    Tim

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 18, 2012

      Hey Tim, thank you for the great comment!

      Yeah man, you can come back whenever you want, you know… I never close shop ;-)

      Take care and hope you have a great start of week Tim!

  • Grant

    Reply Reply June 17, 2012

    Hello Sergio,
    I like your site and the amount of free information you are providing. I still have a long way to go in that regard on my website but hope to progress quickly. Your site is uncluttered and very easy to read and navigate which will attract people. Best of luck with your new product and I look forward to seeing it.

    Grant

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 18, 2012

      Hey Grant,

      Thank you my man and here’s a little secret from me: whenever I find a blog that has a few great articles, I read the whole thing (or as much as I can) and I also become an instant fan.

      I love relaxed writing without being boring and apparently you have that going on in your site (haven’t read anything yet, just skimmed through a few things).

      Thanks for your feedback and I hope to get in touch with you really soon, have a great day Grant! ;-)

  • Patrick Griffin

    Reply Reply June 17, 2012

    Hi Sergio,
    So many comments already – how cool is that?
    I watched your video and had to check my blog a few times just to ensure I was not breaking any of your rules.
    Thankfully I already seem to be doing what you suggest in the video although I am sure some of it is more by luck than by good judgement on my part.
    P.

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 18, 2012

      Hey Patrick, lots of comments already indeed!

      Haha you have always passed every blogger’s test my man so I’m not surprised as you are doing a wonderful job already! ;-)

      Take care bro and hope to speak later today… that is, if I manage to wake up! (4:28am)

      PS. Are you still hanging out with the Nerds?

  • Ray Boreham

    Reply Reply June 18, 2012

    Hello, Sergio,

    It’s late for me, but I’ve been meaning to stop by your site to say “Hi”, and well done on joining Dean’s Challenge. Your blog’s obviously a LOT more mature than most of the rest of ours – well, mine, anyway! I shouldn’t go speaking for others, sorry others! – and it looks really nice.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your positive comments. You’re obviously well on your way to being an IM star – hopefully see you in the firmament!

    Cheers,
    Ray

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 18, 2012

      Hey Ray, welcome to my world!

      It’s 4:37am right now so it’s a bit late here as well but everyday I’m hustling my man!

      My blog may be a bit mature but my products are non-existant that’s why I need Deano’s help. ;-)

      Apart from that, thank you a lot for your awesome comments Ray, I really, really hope your words come true!

      Have a great start of week and talk soon Ray! ;-)

      PS. Parallel ways, parallel results, let’s do this together!

  • Paul Clutterbuck

    Reply Reply June 18, 2012

    Hey Sergio,

    Great blog here, and you go into great detail.

    If your creating a product I would stick with the Dean Holland QSC, there might be a section about creating your own product and selling it. If its a product that can be sold on the Warrior Forum you could use this, give away as much commission on the front end product and use this with the sole focus to build your list (you get affiliates to promote your product, give them 100% commission, and you build your list to offer them more)

    keep up the great work man,

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 19, 2012

      Hey Paul, thanks for the tips!

      I will wait to see what Dean-o has to offer in the remaining two installments and then make an informed decision.

      Thanks for chiming in, I really appreciate it and hope to talk soon mate! ;-)

  • Carl Picot

    Reply Reply June 19, 2012

    Hi Sergio

    I seem to see you popping up everywhere mate :)

    Nice to see you on Dean Hollands QSC as well.

    The Warrior ban does not seem to be in effect as I’ve posted on there a few times since they said they’d banned me. Not sure how the banns work?? I was a bit nieve to go posting to a vid on my blog but hey ho… you live and learn lol

    This is a great site – I love the theme!

    Good luck with Dean’s QS Challenge mate :)

    xxxxcarlxxxx

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 19, 2012

      Hey Carl,

      Hello mate and I have to say the same about you, I keep seeing you everywhere as well haha!

      I’m very glad that you (hopefully) aren’t banned from the WF anymore. I think it was a minor mistake after all so maybe you’re good to go now! ;-)

      Thanks for the kind comments on the site and I hope you get lots from Dean’s QSC as well.

      Take care and speak soon Carl! ;-)

  • Linda

    Reply Reply June 19, 2012

    Hey Sergio
    I think your going to be the first one in our group to get your own Jet plane :)
    Excellent stuff !!!
    Linda

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 19, 2012

      Haha Linda, now that would be awesome wouldn’t it?

      Thanks for stopping by and looking forward to speak soon again, take care Linda! ;-)

  • Kathy Bingham

    Reply Reply June 20, 2012

    Hi Sergio,
    Nice blog! I’m looking forward to getting more stuff on mine.
    Thanks for all the great tips! I will check back for more!
    Glad you liked my dog/motor home video. I took some other
    videos this morning at the beach. It was beautiful!
    Bye for now…the webinar’s soon!
    Kathy
    PS. You should see her with RED sunglasses!

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 20, 2012

      Hey Kathy,

      I was impressed by the quality of your video recordings, that definitely has to be a top notch camera, almost zero vibration!

      Your dog looked hilarious with the sunglasses on haha and I think it would be even funnier with red ones.

      Look forward for more videos and updates, I’m pretty sure it must be very cool to live on a motor home, something I have never tried.

      Thanks for stopping by Kathy! ;-)

  • Will Golding

    Reply Reply June 20, 2012

    Hello Sergio,

    I am also in Deans course and I really like the layout of your blog. You seem to have the tools and knowledge to take your business to another level!

    They say hardest money ever made is the first $100. After that its just rinse and repeat and getting more traffic and more conversions.

    I know you will do well!

    Will Golding

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 20, 2012

      Hey Will, another fellow student!

      I already had a couple of days of $94.52 each so I’m definitely looking forward to earn those stubborn first $100 and see what happens next.

      I really like the look of your blog and it seems that you have a LOT going on there, thank you for the kind comments Will and I look forward to learn more about you and from you as well.

      Take care and see you at Deano’s webinar! ;-)

  • Rich

    Reply Reply June 20, 2012

    Hey Sergio,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. You have a really great site! I’ll definitely be back after I finish blog hopping. It will be great to learn from someone with your background. Looks like you’ve been doing this for a bit. Great stuff.

    Take care,

    Rich

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 20, 2012

      Hey Rich,

      Thanks for the kind comment and sure enough, come back whenever you like, I offer a lot of stuff for free around here.

      See you soon and good luck building your backlinks man, take care! ;-)

  • Shawn

    Reply Reply June 21, 2012

    Hi Sergio,

    I really like the look and feel of your site. The setup is really nice and its easy to navigate. Your site and video is very informative. It seems as if you’ve been doing Internet Marketing for a while or at least blogging. Your site is very informative and i appreciate you sharing this information.

    Good luck on your journey!
    Shawn Q.
    Dean Holland Quick Start Challenge Member

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 21, 2012

      Hey Shawn,

      Glad you liked it and found it informative, that’s the whole purpose of this place.

      To be honest I think I spent too much time blogging, I want to keep this as a sample of what my products are going to be and rest a little bit from it since I have many things going on at the same time.

      I still love to write though so I don’t see myself quitting the blogging scene any time soon.

      Thanks for stopping by and good luck on Dean’s Challenge as well, have a great day Shawn! ;-)

      PS. Great job on your video for the challenge. :)

  • Michael Hitchens

    Reply Reply June 24, 2012

    Hey Sergio
    Great blog and some well needed tips!
    Its been a while since I used WP – thanks for the advice.

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 24, 2012

      No problem Michael, glad you found this useful, take care! ;-)

  • Clive

    Reply Reply June 27, 2012

    Hey Sergio
    great post about Deans qick start challenge. One of my friends is on this and told me all about it, so nice to see people being positive and taking action. He must have got a lot of people really fired up as they usually just fade out after a week or two chasing shiny objects and it appears they are sticking to the task. Amazing really.
    Good luck with finishing the challenge.

    Clive

    • Sergio Félix

      Reply Reply June 27, 2012

      Hey Clive,

      Glad you liked it man and you are right about the buzz fading away as I have seen it dozens of times.

      I think this challenge was different since Dean’s energy is very contagious, it does make you feel that if you really want this (success) it’s just going to happen (with laser focus hard work of course)

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts as I really appreciate it, take care Clive! ;-)

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