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How I Make More Money Writing by Performing Experiments

This post is part of the blogging challenge series.

If you follow this blog closely then you’d have noticed that I haven’t personally been active here lately.

The team has been contributing and guest posts are being published, but I didn’t really make any update myself in January.

There are valid reasons for this, though. Some of them are:

  • I secretly launched a coaching offer to my newsletter last December and had to make a lot of calls in January. I had over 20 calls and the effort and time investment required was more than I anticipated.
  • I was VERY sick in January; for over 3 weeks. I’d been coughing since late December and I decided to ignore it like I usually do, but it was different this time around. I was diagnosed as having a pre-asthmatic condition. I became so sick I could hardly work and I was on medication, so doing a slight amount of work made me very nervous and fearful, something that never really happens. As a result I could do very little. I’m the sickly type, getting better over time, but this is the longest period of sickness I’ve ever experienced. I was powerless.
  • I had more client offers; I had a few client offers from my challenge blog and from this blog and being sick didn’t make things easy for me.

I’m not complaining, but this post is going to be partially related to the third point and it will also talk about how I plan to take my challenge blog to the next level.

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Challenge Report #2: Getting My First Client and Important Lessons

Just 2 months ago, I decided to test everything I’ve been preaching on this blog for the past two years by starting a public challenge.

The idea behind the challenge was to start a brand new blog, with a new identity and without using my connections or anything I’ve gained in the past 2 years. I would then turn it into a blog that resulted in freelance clients that yielded at least 4 figures in monthly freelancing income as a direct result of that blog – all in 3 months.

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Challenge Update #3: My First Report

It’s been a little over a month now since I decided to get in the trenches, build a new blog from scratch and prove it’s possible to build a successful, blogging-based freelance writing business based on the tips I give on this blog – in less than 6 months.

A lot of things have happened in the past few weeks; from announcing the challenge to setting up the blog and sharing my strategy.

If you want all updates in regards to the challenge, they can be found on this page.

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Challenge Update #2: My Strategy

About a month ago, I started a challenge on this blog.

The purpose of the challenge is to start a brand new blog from scratch without leveraging anything I already have access to (besides the experience I’ve gained over the years), with the sole aim of turning it into a 4-figure client generation machine in 3 – 6 months.

If you’re not familiar with the challenge yet, here are the first 2 posts in the series to get you started:

In the Trenches; I’m Challenging Myself to Start Over Again

Challenge Update #1: Setting Up My Blog

This post will be the third update in the challenge series and in it I’ll be sharing my strategy and content marketing plans for the blog.

You can follow the challenge by subscribing to my newsletter, or by visiting this page for challenge updates.

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Challenge Update #1: Setting Up My Blog

Last week I started a challenge to create a new blog from scratch and turn it into a blog which brings in clients that lead to 4-figures in freelance writing income in 3 – 6 months.

If you’re not yet aware, you can read the first post in which I explain what the challenge is all about here.

This is the first update since the challenge started and it explains how I went about setting up my blog.