The Quick Start Challenge – Follow Along With Me

qsc-logo4I recently joined the “Quick Start Challenge” program. And it started this week. I decided to do this because I felt I needed a little push and motivation.

Apparently, this is the third time around for QSC.  The driving force behind it is Dean Holland.

The Quick Start Challenge is a program that teaches you how in just 28 days to become an email master.  Here’s what they say:

In Just 28 Days You’ll Be Established Online, Armed With Everything You Need To Build Your Own Email Lists And Driving Floods Of FREE TRAFFIC





Before joining I did my due diligence and came across MANY very positive testimonials from people who had been through QSC in the earlier versions.  I know these people were REAL because I even spoke to a few online and via Skype.  All had good things to say and that it was a contributor to the success they are having today.

I know this much, being successful in anything, and Internet Marketing is no exception, requires constant and continuing education.

So far we have met online once and were pumped up by Dean as he laid out what would happen over the next four weeks.  At the same time he put forth a challenge to all participants.

So here I go—giving the “Quick Start Challenge” a go.

If you want to see how I do, keep an eye on my website here where I will post my ongoing progress.


  1. Hi Mike,

    I first wanted to say hello and well done for what you have already achieved on your website.
    You have nice content and I think a lot share, so i will always coming around to see what is going on.
    Best regards annd wish you good luck in everything.
    Charles D

  2. Hi Mike,
    I like the way you presented the Quick Start Challenge and that you did your due diligence! It appears you have a lot of good tools that someone like me who is a newbee could benefit from so I will be bookmarking your site and returning often. I wish you much success with the challenge and your business!
    Barbara Dowling recently posted…Sunday Night MotivationMy Profile

  3. Hi Mark, your site looks great even from a mobile phone! Congratulations!
    mAE recently posted…The Power Of Arrow GraphicsMy Profile

  4. Hi Mark,
    I love the layout of your site, not to mention the content! Definitely will be coming back! Yes, I also am a member of Wealthy Affiliate, will share my experience soon. Take care and keep up the good job!
    Desana recently posted…Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone…My Profile

    • Yes, Wealthy Affiliate has been a huge help and continues to help me today. It has really evolved and gotten better over the years I have been with it. There are so many people there that are helpful and will answer questions when I get stuck. For that reason alone it is so worth it. Good luck to you with QSC.

  5. Nice site mark, congratulations on making a good start to the QSC!

    I am viewing it on a phone and I’m not 100% impressed with the way your theme is showing the menus or your banner. – I know maybe a small number of people might be visiting on a mobile – by this number will rise in future. Try it and see what you think.

    It does display however, quite a number of people have used themes which simply don’t work at all.

    I will be watching your progress with interest – best of luck
    Ant carter recently posted…The Secret to Conquering Writer’s BlockMy Profile

  6. Your comment: “The secret I have come to realize is to work on ONE method and STICK to it. Too many people give up too soon.” Well, I guess I fell once or twice into that trap. Hopefully, no more! thanks for the comment.
    Reno, NV

  7. Great website, i like the layout and the helpful tips. great presentation and i am looking forward tthe quick start challenge journey too
    scott recently posted…The First Key To Success- Get A MentorMy Profile

  8. Hi Mark,
    I like your site and the purpose you want to achieve. I will definetelly visit your site more often to see the reviews you are posting.
    I find your review on Wealthy Affiliate very useful – I have free account for couple of weeks now, however, it’s part of “the clutter” for the time being. However, once I am done with QSC 2015 and have clearer thought on my future actions I will surely get back to them and follow their trainings (at least some) . Keep in touch, Rino
    Rino recently posted…Quick Start Challenge 2015My Profile

    • My membership in Wealthy Affiliate has been so helpful to my success. It has paid for itself ten fold and more. I especially use it for the network of colleagues and friends I have made there that I can go to for help when I need it. And I find I need help a lot! ha ha It has also helped make Internet Marketing not quite so lonely. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Hi Mark, I really like your site and the extended info on the QuickStart Challenge, which is even new to me. I hope it will help to push us to the next level of Internet Marketing and be something that we will like to recommend it to our readers. We all know that we need a push in the right direction sometimes, and this is what QSC is for me.
    Above that, I enjoy the fact that it connects many like-minded people!

    I like your “about me” page with all the personal pictures. And – where did you get this awesome cartoon drawing of yours which is in your header?

    I’ll be certainly stopping by again to read about your progress.
    All the best for you!
    Stefan Warum recently posted…Welcome To Embracing SuccessMy Profile

  10. Hi Mark,

    I really like your website and what you have set-up here… Great Job! Look forward to following your progress… 😉

  11. Looks like you are off to a great start here in the QSC challenge. Blog is looking great. You will no doubt make great strides. Here’s to the future and all it holds!
    brian recently posted…7 Websites That Will Help You Remain Productive, Organized, and Inspired!My Profile

  12. Hey Mark
    Great post regarding the Quick Start Challenge. Looking forward to reading some of your other content too, starting with the Wealthy Affiliate review…
    Duane recently posted…Get a Business Coach for SuccessMy Profile

    • I would definitely recommend reading the review and possibly even giving the Wealthy Affiliate a try. They let you take an inside look and try it free for 7 days. Pretty cool. It has been a huge help to me. If for no other reason there are so many people there that help me when I get stuck on something. That has been worth its weight in gold, as the expression goes. Thanks for checking out my site.

    Richard recently posted…The Quick Start Challenge – WHY?My Profile

  14. Hi Mark,
    What an excellent looking website, makes mine look amateurish in comparison. I will be visiting your site often as there is good content throughout. Now that you have joined QSC I hope you achieve enough success to make a full time income online if you so desire. By the way, how did you know my middle name was John?
    Jason Davenport recently posted…OUR JOURNEY TO SUCCESS!My Profile

  15. Hi Mark, I like your blog, well done! I had your very same reasons to join the QSC, because of the little push and motivation, is working great so far 😉
    Roberto recently posted…Getting life back on track – with an impact.My Profile

  16. Hey Mark! The blog looks awesome. Definitely like how you have presented Quick Start Challenge, and other blogs as well. Great information and good to see you are committed and one of us action takers. We are in good company, and I can’t wait to see all of the success stories coming out of our group. Great work, and I will definitely keep reading your posts.

  17. The Quick Start Challenge is a great motivator. It helps me to get over that wasted hour or so looking at countless emails every morning and do something productive instead. I think that’s one of the challenge’s greatest benefits; it gives you a to-do list that you can’t ignore.

  18. Hello Mark!!
    Awesome blog!! I’m really taking notes here. I’m a newbie here and I’m in this year QSC as well and I love it so far.
    At first, I thought that this training was targeting more for first starters like myself but since this trip as started, I find more and more people with significant experience just like you. And it makes me more than happy to have made this decision.

    Cant wait to see how you are pulling this off!!
    Best regards,

    Nicolas :)

  19. Hi Mark I really like the layout of your site. I’ll be checking back in from time to time so I can see the new content you’ve added. Good job. Let’s stick with the challenge.
    Roy A. Jones recently posted…I Joined “The Quick Start Challenge” to Help Me Stay Laser FocusedMy Profile

  20. Hi Mark, You have a great head start for the QSC with this blog and the great content you have thus far. Keep up the efforts! I’ll be sure to watch your progress and keep in touch.
    Adam recently posted…The Quick Start Challenge has begun!My Profile

  21. Hi Mark,
    Like you I’m part of the Quick Start Challenge 3.0. I love the fact that this Challenge is hands on and asking all participants to help one another get off to a quick start. It makes is seem so much more achievable. I wasn’t aware of Wealthy Affiliate, but will definitely take a look. Here’s to our success.
    Moragh recently posted…QSC – Week 2 – PlanningMy Profile

  22. “Ciao Marco”, I would say in italian :)
    You’re so ahead of me with your blog… It’s awesome!
    It’s a pleasure to have such a model in the challenge with me. Let’s do this journey!
    Riccardo recently posted…La Quick Start Challenge continua…My Profile

  23. From the blogroll it looks like there were over 350 of us that actually made it this far. I am looking forward to seeing how we progress over the next 3 weeks, especially the part that wants us to write a good post every day. And as for doing a video? still it looks like you are off to a good start here.
    Simon Narracott recently posted…Quick Start Challenge – Week 2My Profile

  24. Hi Mark
    I like your website, it looks very professional. Are you an experienced marketer, it sure looks like it. You look like you sure taken up the challenge.

  25. Hi Mark, great looking site – you’ve obviously been doing this for a while, but its good to see that you are still happy to keep learning!

  26. I also joined the Quick Start Challenge 3.0, I commend your research methods. In a similar vain, I started a thread in the Warrior Forum requesting feedback from participants of Quick Start Challenge 1 and 2.
    larry Keen recently posted…How To Optimize The Use Of Data Recovery ToolsMy Profile

  27. Mark my man and fellow qsc family. You are so far ahead of me I am a shamed, but for me I have made great progress. You though my friend are leaps and bounds in front of the pack. Keep up the good work. Grow your list and have fun. My comments are turned off,because the intro video said to do that to cut the spam. I get a notice and get to approve or deletethe comment. I am not sure why others left comment on but as a newbee I thought listening to the guy on the video would be wise. Then Monday night Dean said just the oppoiste. He wants you to engage but I am staying with the I approve method for now and if I lose some comments I will change. What are your thoughts on this matter? Please let me know in comments and I will approve and respond. Thanks RFromer
    RFromer recently posted…Blog #5 First Video Really this timeMy Profile

    • Thanks for the kudos. I think comments should be left on, but have it set that you have to approve them. Yes, it will open you to possible spam, but you can easily get rid of the spam comments. If you close comments, you get nothing not even the good ones. That’s my 2 cents!

  28. Hey Mark, great site! I will definitely keep following and keep checking your tips and tricks page.
    Keep up the great work! :)
    WENDY recently posted…My 7 Steps to Food Freedom!My Profile

  29. Hey Mark,

    Great post and site you have here. I liked your gems in your about me page. How many kindle books have you written?
    Samith recently posted…Quick Start Challenge – Make Money Online in 4 WeeksMy Profile

  30. Thanks for taking the time to help others by reviewing what’s good and what’s not.
    That is surely going to save lots of time for many of us in the QSC.
    Like you I love cycling so keep the groupset turnin and the wheels rollin!!

  31. Hi Mark, it’s good to have a seasoned Internet Marketer in our group.
    Will definitely be learning lots from you :)

  32. Hi Mark. All the best on the Quick Start Challenge and here’s to getting where you want to be :-) Keep going :-)
    Debé Scott recently posted…Life Starts At The End of Your Comfort ZoneMy Profile

  33. Hey Mark, when I first reach your blog, my first impression is you are a very experienced internet marketer. The blog is well setup and looks professional. Yes, I will keep an eye on your blog here to read your ongoing progress.

    PS: I have just posted my first video few hours ago.

  34. Thank you for checking out my blog. This site is really great , you obviously have a lot of experience in this business. It is a great advantage to myself and other newbys to be affiliated with so many people sharing a common goal and all at different levels. Best of luck to you

  35. Mark – I like your site and all that you have done with it. It flows very well with easy and interesting reading. Great job!

  36. Hi Mark,
    Great site. Wow you are an experienced Internet Marketer. It’s great to have someone like you work your way through the Quick Start Challenge with us.
    I look forward to your impressions of the next few weeks.
    Fernando Bonegio recently posted…Mandela Day – Giving BackMy Profile

  37. Hi MARK, I have read you blogs and they are absolutely inspiring and amazing. keep up the work and I wish you the very best of luck
    Munir Ahmed recently posted…Welcome to my blogMy Profile

    • Glad you were inspired Munir. Thanks for visiting my site. Now don’t give up and you will have success.

  38. Hello Mark,

    Nice traffic coming here through the QSC group already….you’re on top of it! Love your website and helpful tips and reviews for internet marketers. You did a great job on the “About Me” page but you didn’t mention where you live. Just curious! Glad you are having success here and that we have this awesome group to inspire us to greatness. Keep the great ideas flowing. I look forward to revisiting for new updates!
    dawn Wirth Doucet recently posted…Each Dawn Is A New Beginning With The Quick Start Challenge SystemMy Profile

    • Thanks for visiting my website Dawn. The ABOUT ME page was fun to write and I think it is important for people to know who you are and that you are a real person just like them. Good luck with the QSC.

  39. Scott Lopez says:

    I read your post and wanted to tell you congrats and much success and best of luck to you with the QSC.


  40. Hello Mark…I told you I would stop over to see you :)

    Yes, the QSC will be good for all of us. Will keep an eye out for your future posts.

    Wishing you the best.
    LarryB. recently posted…The Quick Start Challenge Week Two Is HereMy Profile

  41. Nice looking site Mark. Hope you are having fun with the quick start challenge. I know I am. I have met a lot of great people so far and it is only week 2. Who knows where this will lead in the future. I am looking forward to the next challenge. How about you?
    Kevin Everett recently posted…Stunning New Image Of Pluto Revealed By NASA ProbeMy Profile

    • Yes, I am enjoying the Quick Start Challenge as well. Going to get my video up today. Thanks for stopping by

  42. Hey, Mark – I like your site. Clean layout and uncluttered. Looks good! Good luck on QSC 3.0. Perhaps we can JV on some stuff down the road. All the best!
    Bernard Moye recently posted…First time to do video!My Profile

  43. Hi Mark

    Nice Header and Logo you have. Thanks for comment on my Site. I wish you all the best for your future Posts and Videos.
    Marcel k. bender recently posted…MY WAY TO 1 MILLION BUCKSMy Profile

    • Yeah, the header was fun to build. I had someone on Fiverr make the cartoon picture for me. Thanks for the visit.

  44. Hi Mark
    Good looking website. Like your header. Seems as if you are well established.
    Looking forward to follow your progress. Think it is going to be a good challenge.
    Keep it up and good luck
    Frik Jansen recently posted…My First ChallengeMy Profile

    • Thanks for the compliment Frik. The header was fun to make. I appreciate you taking a look at my website.

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