I’ve got a challenge for you…
…if you’re up for it?
A challenge that could bring you more traffic, more subscribers and more customers, if you accept.
But as the word “challenge” suggests, it will require some work on your part (there’s no free lunch you know).
The good news however, is that you are guaranteed to “win” if you accept and take action.
Do you want to know what it is?
What The November Crusade Is All About
In a nutshell the November Crusade is about writing as many guest posts as possible in the month of November and getting maximum value from your efforts.
As you probably know, I just released the Guest Post Result Maximizer (if you don’t, it’s a tool to help you get more value out of your guest posts).
The reason I created it in the first place, is because I wanted to take massive-guest-posting-action and needed a way to organize and systematize my efforts to ensure I got maximum value for money, so to speak.
But after I released the Guest Post Result Maximizer, I realized that my readers might want to join me on my guest posting crusade – to share my ups and downs along the way, and stand shoulder by shoulder with me in the final moment of victorious glory.
Hence this challenge or invitation.
Besides, I want you to get used to taking action on my advice and getting results. So you’ll know my advice produces results and you wont be shocked about having to do a little work, when I recommend a product or offer premium training down the road.
Here’s how you “get in”.
How To Participate In The November Crusade
Aside from deciding you want to be a fellow crusader, there are three things you’ll have to do if you want in:
- Set a goal
- Get accountability
Let’s get right into it.
1. Set A Goal
The first thing you have to do is to set a goal for how many guest posts you want to write in November.
The key to coming up with effective goals (the kind that motivate you to perform better) is to make them challenging and realistic at the same time.
You’ll want a goal that challenges you and pushes you to do more than if you hadn’t set a goal. But at the same time you’ll also want to make sure it’s a goal you actually can reach. If it isn’t, it will discourage you and your performance will suffer.
Also notice how I wrote “how many guest posts you want to write” and not how many you want to get published. To focus on what you can control is another empowering technique and once you’ve submitted your guest post to the blog owner/editor, there’s not much more you can do.
To come up with a goal, first find out how much time you can set a side for guest posting during the month of November. Then divide that number with how long it takes you to write a good guest post (if you don’t know, make an educated guess).
One more thing. If you set a goal and do everything you can to reach it, but come up short. Don’t be too hard on yourself.
You’ve pushed yourself harder than you would have without the goal and you’ll reap the benefits of the work you did get done.
So don’t see it as a failure if you only get 8 guest posts done, if your goal was 10 – that’s still great!
2. Get Accountability
Once you’ve got a suitable goal, it’s time to get accountability.
Having a good goal is only part of the recipe for better performance.
Too many people rely on the initial boost of motivation to carry them through a challenge and wonder why they usually end up quitting after two weeks or less (it doesn’t matter if the challenge is to quit smoking, lose weight or guest post).
The reason is simply because they try to fight against their human nature instead of using it to their own advantage.
So the second step I want you to take, is to use your initial boost of motivation to create support structures that makes it easier for you to succeed than fail (this step is essential, but often overlooked).
And accountability is one of the most effective support structures you can create for yourself.
When you tell other people about what you are going to do, you use the fear of loosing face to your advantage. And this simple trick is often enough to overcome most of your internal resistance and keep you moving when you want to give up.
Here’s how you do it.
First write a comment below this post and let me know that you are on board and what your goal is.
Then start telling people you know that you’re participating in the November Crusade and what your goal is – the more people you inform the better (hint: writing a post on your own blog is a great way to let people know).
And if you’re really serious, find a friend, or a group of friends, to go on the crusade with. That way you’ll always have a person to talk to when you need a little encouragement.
Now that you’ve got your goal and some support structures to carry you through it’s time to remove as many obstacles as possible before you get started. In other words it’s time to prepare.
First make a list of blogs you want to submit to (here and here is some inspiration). And make sure the number of blogs on your list is greater than your goal. That way you’ll have a backup for when your guest post pitches are declined or ignored.
The Guest Post Result Maximizer is a great way to keep track of your list of blogs (+ it can help you measure and improve the value you get out of your guest posting). So if you haven’t already, I suggest downloading it.
Then come up with a guest post idea for each blog on your list. That way, you only have to pitch and write in November.
I know that was a lot to digest, but I want to give you the best possible chance of success.
Here’s a recap of what to do if you want to participate in the November Crusade:
- Set a goal
- Get accountability (do NOT skip this step)
That’s all there is to it.
My Personal Goal For The November Crusade
And if you can’t find a friend to go on the crusade with you, I will.
Because I‘m serious about this project and man enough to take my own medicine.
So I’d like to commit to write and submit 20 guest posts to some of the most popular blogs on the internet.
Now I’ve told you and all my other readers. Plus I’ve told the other Write Like Freddy members in the private Facebook group.
And between now and November I’ll make a list of guest post ideas for 25 blogs that I can submit to. And I’ll take care of as many of the things as possible that has to get done before December.
I’ll let you know how it went, when the dust settles and I hopefully stand victorious, shoulder by shoulder with you.
Update: I’ve been forced to cancel the November Guest Posting Crusade for personal reasons (don’t worry it’s positive).
I can’t go into to much detail at this point, but I wanted to let you guys know upfront.
And for those of you who decided to participate, I encourage you to keep going without me.
Best of luck
P.S. Are you in or are you out? I want you to decide either way before you leave this page. And if you are in, set a goal, make a commitment right now and let me know about it in the comments below.
P.P.S. Do you have a friend who could be interested in the November Crusade? Send them an email or share this post on your favorite social media platform – they’ll thank you for it!