October 14, 2010

Ed Dale's Challenge 2010 Review by Gayle McLaughlin

This is my third year taking this free online class from Ed Dale, The Challenge 2010. A completely free seminar for online bloggers and internet marketing newbies, I first found out about this course from Janet Ford, my Ehow guru. Ed Dale stresses that anyone on any level can participate and learn a wealth of information. I am one of those people who have been blessed by learning so much. In 2008, I learned about Google Reader and RSS feeds from The Challenge. This year I was able to use a free software, Market Samurai, Wordpress Direct and Traffic Bug that I enjoyed evaluating.

Prior to 2010, the Challenge was known as the 30 day Challenge. Participants had 30 days to try out all the ideas and and new software available. I have participated in 2008 and 2009, but I never finished the entire Challenge.

This year the format changed. They changed the teaching and action steps to 30 minutes a day. One week on and one week off. I finished the entire Challenge of seven modules over three months. I did a market analysis, investigated key words, set up a blog, signed up for affiliates and adds and learned about market leadership.

This course is worth hundreds of dollars and they give it away for free. They are really great about helping newbies and the training is still available and will remain up for months.

If this is something that might interest you, I suggest you check out this course. You will be surprised at how much you learn.


Darla said...

Great review Gayle.. I need to make time to do this. I have done other challenges and love learning something new! 30 days is not much time investement. :)

Darla said...

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Jerrie Dean said...

Good info. I am checking this out. Thanks for the heads up.

Joyce T. Mann said...

I'm in the very early days of what Ed is calling the "pre" challenge. I've struggled on my own -- for the most part -- w/ promoting my articles online since Feb. 2009. Only recently are things starting to click and after just two days of Ed's challenge the future seems so much brighter. Thanks, Janet, for pointing out this challenge to me. And thanks to the eHow ex-pat community on Facebook for your encouragement. Joyce Mann

College Advice said...

I've done the 2009 one and I just need to find the time to start this years challenge. I have all videos in my email, I just need to get going and start watching them! Thanks for the reminder.

Darla said...

Wondering how it is going Gayle? Anyone else? Have you achieved any special goals?