30 Day Challenge

I started to tell you in a previous post that I had some really cool excitement last year.

As part of my Internet marketing adventure I took part in a 30 day list building challenge.  This contest was a little different than most others.

It was not only how many subscribers you could add to your email list but also how creative you were throughout the contest in attracting these subscribers.

The contest was organized by Sterling Valentine and he had attracted many Internet marketers to be the judges for the contest.

Winners would win a trip to New York City to be part of the ListLaser Live event and also be part of a panel discussion.

The contest was really cool because Sterling and many other marketers within his personal circle of influence were all part of “Daily Video Interviews”.  These interviews had all kinds of amazing tips to help build your list. The videos were located here: (Hopefully these videos are still available for you)

So Where Is This Going?

Well if you haven’t figured it out yet….I was one of the winners of the Challenge!

Here is what some of the judges had to say about me…

Jerry Iannucci  June 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm
Hey Sterling.
I like…
1. Trevor McHaffie. It sounds like Trevor has come over from the article marketing world. I like that he has been trying new things like traffic exchanges and youtube videos. 27 new subscribers is impressive for someone new to list building. I feel like he has learned a lot thanks to List Laser though it probably would have been smart to leave out the bit about not watching many of the training videos.

Liz Tomey June 11, 2011 at 9:30 pm
My gosh this was REALLY REALLY REALLY hard, but here are my picks…
Trevor McHaffie – I know Trevor and he is an incredibly hard worker, and has been working his butt off to succeed online. You can see how much effort he put into this challenge with his detailed report, and that’s what I have picked him.

Janet Legere  June 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm
Here are my top three candidates. I chose these three candidates for this challenge as I felt they really came out of their shells and learned some very key lessons that will help them grow the way they want.
1. Trevor McHaffie ventured into a new area to learn about Traffic Exchanges and really focused his time and attention to master the strategies and then develop different tactics. The biggest lesson he learned was the importance of focused actions.

Brett Ingram June 14, 2011 at 5:22 am
A lot of great contenders. For me, I think the top 3 are (not in any order):
– Trevor McHaffie – he took MASSIVE action and then paid attention to the results and continues to adjust his approach. Winners in Internet marketing follow the same pattern. It’s not about knowing. It’s about doing, then continuing to adjust your course until you get there. Great job!

I was then invited to New York City to participate in the panel discussion.  This was my first Internet marketing event and I was part of it!  The three winners participated and talked about their successes. (I am working on getting a copy of the video for you to see…As soon as I get it I will post it here)

I will close this post with this…This was a great opportunity for me to learn from many others that have succeeded in this business, I made some new friends while in New York and I will always focus on building my list.

P.S. Here is the recap report that I submitted to the judges explaining how I attracted my new subscribers. Click Here


8 thoughts on “ 30 Day Challenge”

  1. Nice post Trevor. You’re establishing yourself as a winner; a man who goes after something and gets it done. That must have been some trip frolicking with the big names in the industry. My congrats to you, well done.

    • Hey Guy,

      Thanks for your comment. The trip to New York was amazing….Got to hang out with some really cool people and meet my Internet marketing mentor!


  2. Well hello Trevor

    Great post and shows what can be achieved through focus and self belief. Love how you adapted your strategy as the month progressed and ended up getting a good number of new subscribers.

    igor Griffiths

    • Hey Igor,

      Thanks for commenting. The key is not giving up right away on new strategies. There is definitely a learning curve.


  3. Hey Trevor, awesome post and a lot of encouragement to those of us who are still trying to understand the concept of list building and the different methods you can use to build your list. FOCUS, trial and error is the key to climbing the ladder of success. I love the way you focused on traffic exchanges and worked them till they started working for you.
    Great post.

    • Hi Kristie,

      Thanks for reading my post. I hope that my posts and learning can help you and other. This business get easier when you get honest feedback and work together. Its hard when you are try to figure out what to believe and what works on your own.


  4. Hey Trevor,

    Thanks for taking the time to put all this together for everyone! I’m really proud of how far you have come as a marketer. It’s been great watching you develop your skills and build a following. Great job.

    One of the great things about Trevor that nobody really knows is that he’s got a full-time job that keeps him on the road a lot, a family AND a new baby… and he coaches his son’s football team all the way into the championships. And yet, he also manages to get the right things right online. He constantly focuses on traffic generation, which is a why he’s got subscribers and sales. He’s got the kind of disciplined approach I like to see in my students, because it pays off.

    He’s also an excellent example of generosity and commitment to helping others. When I first started out, I struggled, but some good people helped me over the wall, and I’ve been trying to pay that forward ever since. It’s great to see that Trevor made it over, too, but it’s especially cool to watch him help the next generation. He didn’t have to post all of this info, but he “gets it” that we all do better when we put our heads together and share our common experiences.

    Trevor, I truly feel lucky to have been a part of your continuing success story. I’m excited to see where you take it. Keep up the good work!

    If you’re interested in succeeding online, I suggest you keep your eye on him. Trevor McHaffie is one to watch…

    • Sterling…Thank You for the kind words. You have been a huge part of my success by keeping me focused on the right things. I am very excited about what I can accomplish this year and how much I can give back to the community.

      To all of our success!


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