set a deadline - make a challenge - and make $1,000 in 7 daysWhen I was on my way home from the post office (or P.Off, as Mr. Fawlty writes), I was listening to a podcast, recorded by a man who made more than $27,000 dollars in 37 days. His goal was to hit $10,000 in 37 days. While I was wondering about that strange number of days, it suddenly hit me: Now I know how to make $1,000 in 7 days. It’s fairly simple, too.

There are a few things you must do, and then you’re on your way:

  1. Get an idea, find a project, or get inspired by something that can make you money.
  2. Set a deadline, e.g. 7 days.
  3. Get going!

That’s it.

Haven’t you noticed that when you have lots of time, you never seem to finish what you are doing? I certainly have. If I had a book to write, and the deadline was 6 months after, I procrastinated for 5 months, and then wrote like a mad man (or woman) for about a month.

Use this effect with what you do. Set a deadline. It keeps you focused.

Make a Challenge

In order to take this deadline serious, you could make it a challenge. Tell everyone you know about it. Write about it on Facebook, MySpace, your blog, Twitter, everywhere you can. Make it difficult for yourself to get out of this promise to yourself.

People will follow you. They’ll want to know how you are doing.

I’m sure this will keep you from procrastinating!

And before you know it, you have your $1,000 – or more.

Like I said – this man who made the podcast had set out a challenge to make $10,000 in 37 days. He made it in much less.

2 Comments

  1. This is so very true. Procrastination is indeed the single factor that causes the biggest loss for all of us.

    – People wish to get back to a product sales page, but forget
    – People want to become active in earning money online, but never actually take the first steps, or if they do, they don’t stick with it
    – People will loose weight tomorrow.

    The so-called “Valdemar Atterdag” or “manana” (tomorrow in spanish) is a global problem indeed.

    Thanks for inspiring and calling to action. :-)

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  2. So, you said that back in ’08.

    Lots of water under the bridge since then.

    You know how I started in this business. You also know of the successes I have achieved along the way, for better and worse.

    The problem with this business is patience.

    We want things to happen too fast sometimes. We lack the patience to build our businesses the right way, knowing, more often than not, success takes time. When “it” doesn’t happen right away we start looking for quick fixes, silver bullets and shiny new objects. We are grasping at straws expecting things to happen overnight.

    I have been guilty of that more often than I like to admit, so have most of us I expect. The sad bit is that deep down, all along, we know the initial plan was the right plan. We then start regretting not following through on the original plan. Maybe we start working on it again, until the next shiny object comes along.

    My son, who doesn’t really like football, joined a football club because all of his class-mates had joined. One evening when training was over he was extremely upset. He told me he didn’t want to go to training anymore, at least not until he was the best.

    As a loving father it always hurts when you have to burst a bubble. I explained to him the only way he would get better was to keep training. I told him the very best football players in the world still train every day.

    He didn’t like that answer, but he finished the season.

    I participated in NaNoWriMo last year and in one of their motivational mails was a meme with the characters from the “Adventure Time” cartoon. It had the following text:

    “You have to suck at something before you get to be somewhat good at anything.”

    The point is if you don’t keep at it you never succeed. It is as true in writing and football as it is in any type of business. The best thing you can do to become successful is to continue to do what you’re doing. Evaluate your successes and your failures and vow to do better the next time.

    The plan you outline above is great. It is a wonderful first step towards being successful. It needs to be followed up by doing the same thing again.

    After 7 or 8 years in online marketing I know what it takes to be successful. It is really simple. It is what you said above.

    The simple plans are usually the best.

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