30 day challenge – video comments on a blog – wtf???

30 day challenge – video comments on a blog – wtf???

A couple of weeks ago I received an invite to the 30 Day Challenge.

What is it?  From their website:

In a nutshell… The Thirty Day Challenge is about making your first $10 online. For a full 30 days we are going to be showing you exactly how to start your own Internet business and generate your first income online without spending a dime.

That’s right, this is going to cost zip, diddly, nothing, nada, ziltch. The entire training program is free, and you won’t have to spend a thing to get your business started and begin making money. No credit card required.

Let me start by saying I think their heart is in the right place.  I think they have good intentions, but I have always felt in the back of my mind that something just isn’t right.

The pre-season has a few online tutorials that shows how and why you should use twitter and other Social Media type applications.

Not totally inspiring…  Just how am I going to make my $10 online???  How will twitter help me?

The site is run by Ed Dale and Dan Raine.  Who is Ed Dale?  No idea.  I’ve never heard of him.  But if you google him, you will get two Google Ads.

Google Ed Dale

One by him: www.IM4Newbies.com

And I can only assume one that is not:  therichjerk.com

UPDATE:  Dan Raine posted a comment.  IM4Newbies is not affiliated with either Ed or himself.  (That opens another really interesting question, but not in this post.)

Like I said, I think Ed’s heart is in the right place, but I feel his program is missing something.

Yesterday they announced “Video Comments on their blog

Lots of people posting “Thanks” and “I hope this works”.

I still have one question – Once we are done all thanking each other and hoping this works, just what is the plan to make $10???

UPDATE:  Just to clarify my position, I certainly am signed up for the 30 Day Challenge and can’t wait to see where it will go.  I think as a concept it as absolutely brilliant and very clever indeed.  My experience so far in the pre-season feels like showing a carpenter how to use arc welder.  I’m the carptenter (+10 years working in I.T.) and I know what an arc welder is.  I haven’t used one before because I haven’t needed to.  I don’t think it would help in my job but hey, I could be wrong.

Either way, I am looking forward to it and am really interested in what the other participants will come up with.

Rock on!


  1. Maybe you need to read up a bit about the Thirty Day Challenge… the bits about how it is run yearly in August and that June/July this year are pre-season so that new people get a handle on the technology they will be using in August for the challenge.

  2. Hi,

    IM for newbies has nother to do with Ed or myself, as for earning $10, you will have to follow along with the Challenge. It is totally free, and we have been doing this each year for four years now. So give it a chance, there has been lots of successes in the past (go check out the forum).


  3. Susan

    Gosh – what a post!! If you would have spent just one or even two minutes listening and/or reading what the guys at 30 Day Challenge have said and why they give lessons in the Preseason on Twitter, Google Reader, etc… you would have understood why it's important to know these things. After all, isn't knowledge – even if we never used it – just fantastic anyway?? At no charge and with videos that took hours and hours to make?

    I can't say enough about these guys, so why not do a bit – an ounce of research before posting critical insults or assumptions? Since you posted this last year – you must be eating your words by now – just have to wonder why you haven't deleted this post by now. Sheesh!!!!

    • WOW! Where did THAT come from?

      Susan I'll address 2 points:

      1. I don't listen
      2. I don't do research

      Ed & Dale are presenting advice. In particular, advice on technologies that have been around for some time. I was following Twitter since it started in 2006. I still don't see the attraction, but clearly I am in the minority. So when someone outside of the Technology World is promoting it, I am interested. Same with Flock.

      If I use your argument, I could say that I am providing you knowledge. Regardless if you use my knowledge, you should thank me? Susan I am not that arrogant!

      The second is that you question my (lack) of research. Try and Google Ed Dale now. You will see a link to his twitter feed, "Ed Dale Underachiever Mastery".

      Now compare that to the screen shot taken almost 12 months ago.

      Which part of my research do you disagree with?

      And lastly, I did post an update saying I would participate in the 30 Day challenge

      But seriously, the real question I would like to know is, what have YOU done?

      You have posted a name with no link. Where's your twitter feed? Where's your blog? I have a much higher respect for Dan Raine who responded with a constructive call to action.

      Yours is just a petty emotional rant…