I don’t know about you but I love to hear stories of an entrepreneur’s journey to success (especially when they make a claim as audacious as $100k / month!). Reading about their challenges and how they overcome it somehow makes the entrepreneurial journey seems less daunting, because maybe, we can see that there is light at the end of the tunnel after all.
But what’s better than a success story? It’s a blog detailing the entire process.
Success stories tend to summarize the process, while a blog (if the entrepreneur is sincere about capturing every single aspect of the process) is a better way of understanding that the journey is not a straight path.
One of the main reasons I’m writing out this blog post is so I can capture and revisit the chronological journey of his challenge, which I couldn’t find on his site. The “$100k challenge” posts gets lost on his blog, probably because ALL of his blogposts are awesome and extremely detailed. I just get distracted reading them and forget that I was searching for the “$100k challenge” posts in the first place.
Another reason is that the information he provides is out of this world ( did I mention awesome already?) , and you ladies would definitely benefit from it.
A little about Neil.
Neil Patel is famous in the internet / digital marketing landscape for his blog Quicksprout.com as well as software companies that he founded, Crazyegg and Kissmetric. He’s also a speaker and a regular contributor to sites like Forbes and Entrepreneur. My intro just doesn’t do him any justice so you might as well read about him here.
A summary of the $100k/ month blog challenge
Neil first wrote a blogpost in March 2015 where he claimed that he could make a $100 000 a month on a brand new blog in a year. He gave his readers 3 options to select from i.e. a nutrition blog, a software company or a mastermind group.
The readers eventually chose a nutrition blog since it was in a very crowded niche. In addition to that, some readers pointed out that he shouldn’t be the one to front the blog since he was already so well known. It had to be done by someone who didn’t have any experience in internet or digital marketing.
Why should you read his posts?
- Neil definitely has the experience of building million dollar companies, so this is almost like a case study of how to build one step by step.
- He’s not trying to sell anything, not directly anyway.
- He’s written about it in a simple and easy to understand manner.
I’ve listed the post in chronological order. And just in case you don’t have time to go through every single post, I’ve also added a column with some details of the posts I found extremely useful.