Start the 30-Day “Just Ship It” Challenge

Today we’re starting a free 30-day challenge and we want you to join.

Last month we asked you to vote on which 30-day challenge we should create to kick off the new year. Your top two choices were the “blog breakthrough” and the “just ship it” challenge ideas.

And today we’re launching The “Just Ship It” Challenge: create, launch and sell a new product or service online in the next 30 days.

This challenge is open to anyone, and it’s completely free.

Whether you’re a Fizzle member, a Sparkline reader or a friend of The Fizzle Show, we’d love you to join.

Get the full details and join the 30-day “Just Ship It” challenge here »

After you join, tell us in the comments below why you’re looking forward to this challenge. I hope we’ll see you in the challenge. Good luck!

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  • http://willclaxton.com/ Will Claxton

    Job finished on December 31st 2013! Working on my own consulting biz at the moment, but figured this challenge could add an extra revenue stream. I have time on my hands too at the moment

    • Corbett Barr

      Glad to hear it Will, good luck with the challenge!

  • http://ThatGuyKC.com/ ThatGuyKC

    Yeah buddy! Looking forward to it.

    • Chase Reeves

      “Light weight baybay! Everybody want to be a body builder… nobody wants to lift this heavy ass weight!”

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4m_9FFBHcg

      • http://ThatGuyKC.com/ ThatGuyKC

        HAHA! WHY??? There is NO reason to lift that kind of weight. If you’re so huge you need other people to help you get into a spandex suit, it’s time to re-evaluate your priorities.

        • Chase Reeves

          YOU HOLD YOUR TONGUE! Rodney Coleman is a saint. When I grow up i’m going to be just as big and just as black (in my heart).

          • Peter Curcio

            “Nothing but a peanut!” Love Ronnie. That dude is LEGIT.

  • Tom Ross

    Awesome challenge guys! I wont’ be participating as I’m working on a members area relaunch, but this will be of huge benefit to the community.

  • Paul Brodie

    I made a plan for the December challenge in Fizzle and totally fizzled out (in the bad way) on that one, so I’m going to do this one to make up for it. I write fiction, and I’ve done an eBook in this sort of timeframe before, so I know I can do it, but it has been almost a year since that. This challenge gives me some structure to do that again. I’m still struggling on figuring out how to make the Fizzle business advice fit fiction writing, hopefully as I follow these action steps with the challenge structure and the mindset to make it happen some of my struggles will resolve.

    • http://theselfpubilshingtoolkit.com/ Daphne Dangerlove

      I think the Fizzle perspective well suited to writers but it takes a shift in your perspective. Think of your writing as a business. Show up to the keyboard, set measurable goals and most of all take Chase Reeves’ course on setting up an effective website so that you can start building your readership right now. I’d also recommend listening to or reading Fiction Writing Demystified by Thomas B. Sawyer. This is not the same old, same old writing advice. He offers clear strategies on how to marry the creative process with the business of entertaining readers. The book is filled with many interesting stories about his years as a tv writer on Murder, She Wrote as well as his own experience as a fiction writer. He’s also very opinionated on what works and what doesn’t which makes it really easy to figure out how you feel about what he is saying.

      Good luck!

      • Paul Brodie

        Thanks, Daphne! I’ll add the book to my reading list, anything by Tom Sawyer sounds good to me! I read his biography years ago. Sounded like an interesting kid. (jokes!)

        When I started listening to the Fizzle Show a few months ago I began thinking of myself as an entrepreneur. I never had before that. I wanted writing to be my business, but I never thought of myself in the business context. And since then I’ve been struggling trying to fit the Fizzle content into fiction writing. It’s not really a one-to-one that I’ve been able to decipher yet, but in general it all fits. I’ve learned a lot from Fizzle so far, still have a lot to go.

        Showing up to the keyboard is the difficult part right now. My family’s equivalent to gluten free crackers don’t buy themselves, and I haven’t broken the bank with my writing yet, so I do what I can, when I can and keep a five year perspective.

        Thanks again for the encouragement and advice!

    • Paul Brodie

      In case anyone wants to check out my project: http://paulbrodie.net/2014/01/20/ebook-coming-soon-the-diluvian-reset/

  • Carl

    Great idea!

    Staying in the blocks too long definitely meant my first book took a lot longer to see the light than it should have! This site would have saved me that fate.

    I would join the challenge but I’m putting the finishing touches to my next product right now so that would be cheating! ;)

    Keep up the great work guys. The new site is really inspiring.

  • http://www.healthydietmenusforyou.com/blog/ Mathea Ford

    Excited to start – I am working on a project and it’s just not getting there – yet. Here’s to having it done sooner rather than later.

  • http://letsmakekidsbooks.com/ Beau Blackwell

    I’m really excited for this, and it’s perfect timing- I already had a goal to get my first product launched by Feb 15, so this will just move the time frame up a bit.

    Thanks guys! I’m super pumped.

  • Regina

    Honestly excited about participating in a challenge with so many other motivated people. I love launching new products and I believe this will provide a new perspective, great tools, and a fun group. Thanks guys!

  • http://viviralmaximo.net/ Ángel

    I’m in!! I’ve being putting off creating my first product for soooo long but now it’s the time. Let’s do it! :D

  • Mark Wilshire

    im going to write an ebook in 30 days and get it on amazon kindle… :)

    • kylepezz

      I helped my friend get his novel on kindle, it was surprisingly easy. Good luck with with the challenge! We can do it!

  • http://marketingwithsergio.com/ Sergio Félix

    I’ve been working on a product for over a year now and still haven’t been able to finish the damn thing, I hope this helps me get it out there already!

    • Corbett Barr

      Let’s get it done!

  • Felicity Kelly-Soens

    What are you guys doing to us? Ok so let’s do this….Help!

  • http://www.designingachampion.com/ DrMatt

    I’ve been wanting to get something out to make some money on the internet for a long time. Hopefully this will get me to finally get it done. Looking forward to it!

  • http://www.theorderexpert.com/ Rashelle Isip

    I am so looking forward to this challenge! I’m finishing up an eBook and would like to get it out into the world sooner rather than later. Plus, it is my goal to release a few different products this year. Can’t wait for that first email…

    • http://www.jasonloveslife.com/ Jason Love

      Are you still following along?

      • http://www.theorderexpert.com/ Rashelle Isip

        I am still following the emails yes, but had to push my launch back unfortunately.

        • http://www.jasonloveslife.com/ Jason Love

          Me too. I imagine that is common. As long as we pick it back up we should still be good.

  • Fraser

    I commited on my blog to write my first book and publish it on or before the 16th of February 2014. That was in December 2013, so I have a bit of a head start, but its going to be around 40,000 words and I still have an awful lot to do.

    I’ve never created and shipped a product before so I’m looking forward to learning how it’s done – literally just in the nick of time like!!

    It never ceases to amaze me how the simple act of ‘doing’, starts a ripple which brings about all the people, resources and situations you need, to reach your final destination.

    Good luck people, together we will succeed.

  • http://sportmanagement.cc/ Remco Tevreden

    Here we go !!

  • Kathryn

    My product is actually “shipping” as we speak although clients will not start using it until the end of January. There is still so much work to do…so although the 30 day challenge doesn’t completely map on to the stage I’m at, I still think it could be very helpful.

  • http://www.belizeexpats.com/ Eden Rudin

    Ohhh very cool, just had a friend asking about something like that!

  • Chris Lysy

    Yikes, so I was going to create and launch an online workshop and set a time table of about 3 months. Now, all of a sudden, that’s become one month…eep.

  • http://freshspectrum.com/ Chris Lysy

    I’m in, we’ll just abbreviate my timeline by about 3 months…eep!

    • Corbett Barr

      You can do it Chris!

  • Corbett Barr

    Thanks for joining Richard, I look forward to hearing about what you come up with.

  • http://www.twoseoulmates.com/ Nate

    Funny you mention Pareto. I’ve got 80% of a book/workbook combo done that I’ve been sitting on. I want to use it for lead generation and sales.

    Let’s do this indeed!

  • Ryan Townsend

    My girlfriend writes children’s stories, though she’s never fully completed or published any. Recently she broke her leg surfing, so she had to give up her work as an au pair, I suggested she uses the time to finish some of her stories and publish them as ebooks initially, then printed books, should they become popular.

    Her stories are really interesting as she avoids including things like princesses and unicorns (or monsters and dinosaurs) which often are employed to take the easy road to appealing to children and sets them unrealistic prospects for their life.

    They are designed to educate children, with both the English language and positive life morals. The books can be read by parents to younger children, or more advanced/older children can read them back to a parent or to themselves. The occasional word may be beyond the child’s typical reading/listening level, but that’s intentional so they can question the parent and learn the meaning/pronunciation for future development.

    I’m a web designer / Ruby developer so I intend to build her a site to promote and sell her books during this time.

    Looking forward to how this challenge progresses and the wealth of products that are produced throughout – seems like a lot of people are writing books! Good luck to all!

  • Harold Thompson

    Uber excited to be a part of this! Let’s rock. Having a small army behind your product release can’t hurt!

  • http://dogshaverights.com chetzyusof

    I was just inspired to write a book last night and this morning I got this “Just-Ship-It” 30 Day Challenge email!!! It’s like magic! Really looking forward to finish writing the book in 30 days. I would like to publish it as paperback or hardcover instead of ebook.

  • http://www.renegadedad.net/ Tim

    Why am I looking forward to this? Because it’s time to just fucking do it, I trust you guys will help me make it happen and the challenge takes away a lot of the pressure. Let’s do this..where’s the first email?! :)

    • http://www.jasonloveslife.com/ Jason Love

      Are you still at it?

  • Nick Miller

    Guys, I’ve been in love with the idea of creating a product online for awhile now, but without the support of mentors and coaches I haven’t shipped anything much less started something.

    I’m in for the opportunity! (to make a sale, and learn from the experienced)

  • http://www.DesignYourOwnBlog.com/ Marianne

    Great timing! Now that my list is building more quickly than I ever imagined it would, I’ve been thinking a lot about my first product lately (thanks to the Fizzle Show especially) and can’t wait to get started. Thanks for sharing such valuable info, always!

  • cwilliamsrlj

    I am excited and ready for this challenge. One question, after I entered my email it said I would get an email within the hour from Fizzle. I have yet to receive anything for the last 24 hours. Did I miss something? Has it started? Thanks.

    • Corbett Barr

      Hey, yes, you should have received an email already. Did something end up arriving? Did you check any spam folders, just in case?

  • Beth

    I’ve been thinking for a couple of years now (seriously!) about starting a business and, we’ll just say that the signs are pointing to NOW. This challenge is one of those signs. Thanks, guys–I think I’ll go puke now!

  • Corbett Barr

    I highly recommend listening to this episode of the Fizzle Show (Choosing and Vetting a Business Idea – Episode #8):

    http://fizzle.co/sparkline/choosing-vetting-a-business-idea-fs008

  • Christopher Sharpe

    Count me in. I spent all of December creating a video based training product which launched January 2nd and was (by my standards) a huge success. Why not do it again. This time it’s gonna be an ebook, though.

  • Paul Potter

    Two days ago I was asked to make a breakthrough presentation for me on May 29th. I need to have a couple of products available for that opportunity. For this challenge I need to produce my premiere e-mail list opt in free gift. It is perfect timing for me. Thanks

  • Shey Harms

    Does creating an affiliate website count as a product idea? I have a domain I’ve been wanting to experiment with. Otherwise, I could work on an ebook for my podcast. Just doesn’t sound as fun as creating an affiliate site :)

    • Corbett Barr

      Hmm, I’ll leave that up to you Shey. It wasn’t my intention to include affiliate sites, but I can see a case for it. The challenge will really be focused on new products and services.

  • luci

    I love the idea, thanks for creating these motivating challenges! :)

  • http://www.DesignYourOwnBlog.com/ Marianne

    lol nice

  • http://www.DesignYourOwnBlog.com/ Marianne

    Hi MoNo, sure. I have actually been jotting down ideas in Evernote for a long time, but the idea I’m probably going to go with is one I got from listening to a Fizzle Show podcast. I wish i could remember which one so I could tell you, but I don’t. It was probably around #8 or so.

    Anyway it was to take some of your existing blog posts and re-package them up into an ebook or guide. They were talking about Darren Rowse having great success at this with his 31 days to blogging pdf that he sells for $29.99.

    Another idea could be coaching.

    Does that help?

    • http://paulbrodie.net/ Paul Brodie

      My first product was an ebook compilation of previohs blog posts. That was way before I knew about Fizzle or any of the business stuff, I just blogged for me and a few friends who read it, with no expectation of anything else. So when I did the book I just did it cor the experience and to learn how to release an ebook.Essentially doing what this challenge is teaching. It has been a year and that first ebook has sold maybe a dozen times but I still count it a success. My point is that repackaging blog posts is an excellent first product path. The stuff is written already so you can focus instead on formatting, editing, packaging, marketing, and selling. I need to take my own advice, maybe I should do a blog to book guide, I know that stuff exists, but more options never hurts. Anyway, blog to book=good first product.

  • Michelle Times

    I am so excited about being accountable to this particular process I find it fun and encouraging and feel so lucky to have this community available to me thank you so much….also it’s so doable I can manage it with my hectic schedule

  • Samir

    I have two products in mind- so should I just come up with the product that is easier to produce?

    The product that is easier to produce is not patent able idea- so should I still pursue it? Since I think that I cannot patent the idea, then other companies/entrepreneurs would copy the idea soon afterwards giving me several competitors.

    • Corbett Barr

      Hmm, interesting question Samir. We don’t really advise people to worry about patents before an idea is proven. In fact, we rarely worry about patents at all; they tend to be an expensive distraction.

  • http://www.forginglife.com/ Felicity Kelly-Soens

    Thank-you all for inspiring us to take action. For some, like myself who only have a very small audience, we may have a different approach…
    What if you want to give the product away (as the first version?)- does that still count? Or does that the defeat part of the purpose of this challenge?

  • http://www.earlyparenthoodsupport.com Jessica

    Daring to have these personal conversations is the scariest and awesomest step in this process. Through the conversation, you will get either an ambassador or a client. It takes the guess work out of it and gets the buzz going ‘organically.’

    • Corbett Barr

      Good luck Jessica, keep us posted!

  • stephanie

    I’m so dang excited to knock this out! I just left a lucrative yet soul-less career to launch a biz idea I’ve had for years….I’m hoping I’m “right where I should be” as they say…I think the timing for my biz is perfect and there is no damn excuse not to launch considering the practically free tech tools and AMAZING support and guidance available…let’s do this…WHO will have the very first sale, eh?? Extra prize for that???

    • Corbett Barr

      I hope you have the first sale Stephanie! Congrats on the career change, time to start investing in yourself :)

  • Samir

    I am worried about posting my idea on my blog post to give away my idea. How can I give surveys to people without soliciting? Otherwise, I was just planning on going with my gut about my ideas.

  • http://onedaywithoutdebt.com Sherrie St. Cyr

    i’m not getting the emails regularly for this challenge – I got the welcome and Day 3 and have not received any others.

    • chasereeves

      Thanks Sherrie! You actually haven’t missed any… they come every 3 days (it’s important we don’t want to overwhelm you with too much work everyday… slow and steady wins the race).

  • Cindi Schultz

    Did day 6 action step and loving this challenge Fizzle Team, thank you!

    • Corbett Barr

      Great work Cindi, keep it up!

  • Dave Dean

    Just created the sales page for day 12 — http://toomanyadapters.com/hammocks-hard-drives/. Be gentle — it’s definitely a work in progress! ;-)

    • Corbett

      Work in progress is better than no work at all :) Nice job Dave, keep it going.

  • April Iannazzone

    You guys are just AMAZING! I committed to doing your 30 day challenge. Check out my pre-launch opt in. Please let me know if you have any suggestions http://www.sexyselfmadesuccess.com/

    • Corbett

      Congrats April, keep us posted!

  • http://www.jasonloveslife.com/ Jason Love

    How detailed should my description of my “Audience” be? Can it be people who want to learn animation but not have to buy expensive software? Or should it be more detailed then that?

    • Corbett Barr

      You want to be detailed enough, so you know where to look for these customers, where they spend time, what problems they face, etc. It usually helps to be more detailed because it also means your product will appeal more strongly to those specific people.

      • http://www.jasonloveslife.com/ Jason Love

        Do have any classes in Fizzle on picking an audience?

        • Corbett Barr

          Yes, absolutely, one of our most popular courses is “Defining Your Audience” with Chase Reeves.

          • http://www.jasonloveslife.com/ Jason Love

            AWESOME!!! I will be checking it out!

  • http://www.jasonloveslife.com/ Jason Love

    Have you done this before with fiverr? Going through Fiverr always makes me a little nervous.

  • http://www.jasonloveslife.com/ Jason Love

    Is that part of Fizzle or is it separate?

  • Corbett

    Congrats, glad to hear you got it published!

  • Corbett

    Nice work Kent, keep it up!

  • http://viviralmaximo.net/ Ángel

    I had been blogging for almost 1 year and procastinating the creating of my first product for more than 6 months. However, the Fizzle Challenge has forced me to narrow the scope of my course and just SHIP-IT.

    I’ve been following your instructions and today I pre-opened the course for just 10 people (it is my first product so I want to be able to give personalized attention to each of my first customers), and it filled out in 1 hour! Actually, 12 signed up because I didn’t close it on time, and keep receiving e-mails of people who want to get in.

    This is my pre-launch post: http://viviralmaximo.net/el-gran-dia
    And this is my sales page (the first one I have ever written, it’s really ugly haha): http://www.compartetutalento.net/nicho-perfecto/

    (It’s all in Spanish, but Google Translate works pretty well)

    So very happy so far!

    And now, time to work on the meat: creating the content. I’m very nervous (only 2 weeks until the course opens), but I’m glad I’m doing it.

    • Corbett Barr

      Nice work Angel, glad to see you getting the sales page done already and that you pre-opened the course. Good luck with the product development! Keep us posted.

  • Keli Renda

    Trying to make myself post the link to my launch page even though I feel like it isn’t perfect – pretty sure that’s what this whole thing is about though! :) I’m developing a positivity and empowerment course for ACoAs or adult children of alcoholics as I come from this background and have worked on the issues for a really long time. I’m not doing it in 30 days though, I’m launch April 1st just because, so I’m still using your emails just not launching in exactly 30 days.

    http://www.projectpositivity.org/live-empowered/

    Thanks again guys for creating this 30 day challenge!

    • Corbett Barr

      Congrats Keli!

  • http://www.digitaldiy.co/ Kristy Ellington

    Part of my problem is I overthink then get really self conscious that I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about. But my knowledge runs deep so this was the perfect challenge for me.

    Link to my landing page. EEK! Here we go: http://www.digitaldiy.co/blogger-outreach-guide/

    • Corbett Barr

      Great job getting it out there Kristy! Now the fun begins…

    • Peter Curcio

      REALLY like your page, Kristy! Great job!

      • http://www.digitaldiy.co/ Kristy Ellington

        Thank you Peter! I’ve had a few signups and am pretty excited about finishing this 30-day challenge!

  • Kristin

    I am launching a 1:1 Recovery Training program (via webcam) for martial artists and fighters. Here is the link to my landing page: http://www.recoverytrainingcamp.com/11-recovery-training-updates/

    • http://www.forginglife.com/ Felicity Kelly-Soens

      Really like the idea Kristin. Good luck with it. : )

  • http://wordpress.com/habithero Xavier Stone

    haha. It would have helped if I had my url pointing to the right place. http://www.habithero.com

  • Guest

    This has been one of the best challenges I’ve done in a long time. Moving along this way feeling a bit like hang gliding (awesome & invigorating).

    My offer is a Digital Clutter Taner DIY e-course for companies that are mired in the content and need an easy method to get out of the chaos.

    http://footholdservices.com/tame-your-digital-and-content-clutter-for-good/

  • Cindi Schultz

    Really loving this challenge.

    My offer is a Digital Clutter Tamer DIY e-course for companies that are mired in the content and need an easy method to get out of the chaos.

    http://footholdservices.com/tame-your-digital-and-content-clutter-for-good/

    • Cindi Schultz

      sorry ’bout the double post – I can’t delete the guest one below. :/

    • Corbett

      Glad to hear it Cindi! Congrats on getting this far.

  • Peter Curcio

    Ok, finally got my pre-launch page up: http://www.getfithappyvalley.com/get-fit-starter-kit/. Still a little unsure about the text and the flow, but I’m sure that’ll get better with time and practice. Now back to work!

    • http://www.digitaldiy.co/ Kristy Ellington

      Your page is CLEAN! What platform are you using? I’m sure it’ll be a hot success :)

  • mybuddhistlife

    Hey Corbett – thanks for hosting this. Exactly the kind of kick up the arse I needed! I’ve been quietly beavering away at The Meditator’s Handbook. Product nearly ready, landing page up (http://www.mybuddhistlife.com/rock-solid-meditation/) and started blogging about it. Great to know so many other people are out there doing the same thing. Good luck gang! Padma

  • Kiffanie Stahle

    Thanks so much for hosting this challenge and giving me
    the push to finally finish writing the ebook that I’ve been puttering around
    working on for a year now! Just finished the landing page: http://www.stahlelaw.com/protect-work-ebook/

    • Corbett Barr

      Congrats Kiffanie! Great to see you here in the challenge. Keep us posted!

  • http://www.forginglife.com/ Felicity Kelly-Soens

    Holy smoke I’m falling behind….I will launch, even if it it free and a V1. Thanks for the inspiration to just ship-it.

    • Corbett Barr

      Just ship it!

  • Naomi Goodlet

    This challenge lined up with something that I was planning on launching now anyway, but now I have more structure and I have a timeline to keep me in check. I am working on my new Anxiety Hacker Coaching Program. Here’s a little sales page that I’ve been working on http://naomigoodlet.com/coaching/anxietyhacker-coaching/
    I have a lot of the worksheets etc already done but I plant o spend the next two weeks making sure their up to date and that all of my payment/email systems are functioning well. And here’s a pic, why not?

    • http://www.forginglife.com/ Felicity Kelly-Soens

      Interesting idea, anxiety seems to impact us all at some stage to some degree.
      It is one of life’s wonders when you see someone bloom that has overcome it.
      Wishing you all the best.

      • Naomi Goodlet

        Thanks Felicity. I agree. I’ve been fortunate enough to help many people overcome their anxiety. It is SO rewarding, especially after being there myself and knowing how debilitating it is. x

  • http://grantaguinaldo.com/ Grant Aguinaldo

    I am working on developing online training classes for professionals in my industry. I’ve been working on this “side project” for over a year now, but the ship it challenge has really motivated me to get out version 1.0 out the door for comments and validation. My version 1.0 script is being edited and fact checked right now, and I hope to be putting together my minimal viable product next week. My landing page can be found at http://www.enverabyte.com.

  • Melinda

    Hi Corbett and Team,

    Thanks for the challenge and the very clear and detailed emails. They’ve definitely kept me motivated and on track. You helped me build my blog through your Start a Blog That Matters course and now you’re helping me launch a product. I do sell a number of smaller teaching resources, but really wanted to try a ‘big ticket’ item. Anyway thought I’d better share my landing page….here it is: http://topnotchteaching.com/ultimate-digraph-teaching-kit/. Well done to everyone that has stayed on track, all the landing pages look great and certainly helped put mine together ;-). Now on to getting the word out there!

  • Corbett Barr

    Here’s a little secret Michael… they’re both owned by the same company. SurveyMonkey acquired Wufoo a while back.

    Regardless, we’ve used both, and like both. We regularly use Wufoo around here for surveys.

  • William Gottlin

    This is my landing page for my product, a downloadable employee handbook. The technical stuff has been more of a challenge than creating the product. I have struggled through Bluehost, WordPress and MailChimp (yes, it is hard to believe for those who do this for a living, but it took me about 4 hours to figure out how to create and insert a contact box into the text, and this is as basic as it gets. I have no idea how to make it an orange box like my friends at Sparkline lol). Well, you can’t learn if you don’t struggle.

    http://www.bestemployeepolicies.com/go/essential-employee-handbook-a/

  • Sari Paavilainen

    Thank you guys for the challenge. I’m on day 12 so far, and pretty much every email has me scared first and inspired after that. I’m working on an experiential learning workbook for parents. Well, for today’s task I’m still waiting to reach the inspiration, but I did create a landing page and I’m sharing it with you, Resistance or not. Here it is: http://lupaollamina.fi/ill-try-that-next-time-experiential-learning-for-parents/ (And to quote another commenter – Thanks guys, I think I’ll go puke now!)

  • Caleb Wojcik

    Launching mine in 15 days! http://www.DIYVideoGuide.com

    So awesome to see everyone’s upcoming launches. :)

  • Will Lenzen Jr

    Here’s my landing page for my first product (& book). Really excited about this. I’d love any constructive feedback and/or help sharing it! Cheers!

    http://www.founderhealth.co/lifeblendbook/

    • Corbett Barr

      Hey Will, nice looking cover! How is the pre-launch going?

  • Crystal Gardner

    My landing page is up, now it’s time to promote, blog and share! Let me know what you think of the page. I have to say I love the landing page software that instapage has to offer. http://upgradeyourstyle.myinstapage.com/

    • Tyson Quick

      @fizzle-a96d3afec184766bfeca7a9f989fc7e7:disqus We’re really stoked that you’re satisfied with Instapage. We’re going to make it even better this year :)

      - Tyson Quick | Instapage CEO

  • http://paulbrodie.net/ Paul Brodie

    I struggled for the first 10 days of the challenge on what to write about. I started a few drafts but nothing felt natural. Finally I blocked some time with a good friend and we discussed ideas. From that conversation I was able to settle on a topic that I was excited about. Everyone talks about mastermind groups, and though I haven’t formally set one up myself, I do think it is a valuable methd of idea generation. I always discuss my new ideas with someone, either a close friend or someone in the field of whatever it is I want to attempt. It works well. I reccomend finding someone to brainstorm with, whether one other person or a group.

  • http://cyclehacker.com/ Fraser

    Hello there!

    I have been a little remiss from reading through how others are doing, whilst buried in the task of writing my book. Good news is it will be finished today – yay! I also set up a landing page and blog post to tell people when it will be available here: http://cyclehacker.com/learning/self-doubt-sucks/

    All the proceeds will go toward my fund to build a new school with Room to Read when bought through my blog. I decided to let the buyers choose their own price – a donation of any size will qualify.

    I’m also going to make it available on Amazon and Gumroad and ask donor to add their reviews there. The main purpose of that to hopefully drive more traffic to my blog, any advice or thoughts on this approach would be welcomed.

    I decided to use pressbook to create my digital files as I’m familiar with wordpress and the interface is very similar. A friend has been helping with the editing and I intend to run it through grammarly, using their seven day free trial.

    Think that’s all for now.

    Good luck everyone, may the force be with you.

    Fraser

    • Corbett Barr

      Awesome, nice work Fraser! Thanks for sharing and telling us how you put things together. Best of luck with the launch!

      • http://cyclehacker.com/ Fraser

        Thanks Corbett, Launch has been a bit ‘pants’, for lack of a better word.

        I made the cardinal sin of launching a product on ‘personal development and happiness’ into an audience I had built about cycling around the world.

        It’s a miss-match.

        Also need to make the product information page more benefit driven following the structure offered via Copyblogger.

        I have a separate domain for the product title; http://cyclehacking.com and I think i should move the product and build an audience around it there.

        I diluted the sales message to broaden the appeal to my current audience. The net result is a message that doesn’t communicate the full benefits of the product, to an audience that isn’t interested in the content of the product.

        But it’s all about the learning.

        You have to do something to learn what to do next: Do. Learn. Evolve. I wrote a book about that ;D

  • Samir

    I recommend monchilla.com for your invoicing/ bookkeeping

  • Corbett Barr

    How did the launch go for you Chad?

  • http://mindfulmealsblog.com/ Lauren

    My 30-Day Mindful Eating Challenge eGuide is all ready on Gumroad + an email is written to my interest list. Thanks for all the emails this month – I’m excited for the email to be sent out on Friday!

    • Chase Reeves

      Good work, Lauren!

    • Corbett Barr

      So happy for you Lauren!

  • Kiffanie Stahle

    Gang at Fizzle I want to thank you for the inspiration, encouragement, and helpful tips to get my first ebook launched!

    Everything went smoothly this morning thanks to your emails. My ebook about how to control the use of your images online is now out in the world! http://www.stahlelaw.com/protect-work-ebook/

    It’s not perfect, but it’s done!

    • Chase Reeves

      Awesome! Great idea, Kiffanie.

    • Corbett Barr

      This is fantastic Kiffanie, so glad you followed through and got this out there! Nicely done.

  • http://www.forginglife.com/ Felicity Kelly-Soens

    I did it! I managed to launch! Yes I accept it is not perfect (this beta version is free) but it is out there. I’m sure many other participants will agree what a great process to learn from. : )
    Free Goal Setting Workbook
    https://gumroad.com/l/AGVe#

    • Chase Reeves

      Nice! now the real work begins…

    • Corbett Barr

      Congrats Felicity! So happy you got something published. Thanks for participating in the challenge!

  • Corbett Barr

    Way to go Brenda, keep up the good work!

  • laurenhala

    I’m about halfway there! Published my pre-launch landing page: http://2organizeu.com/digital-photo-organizing-pre-launch-landing-page/ and have a post scheduled for today. I’ll keep plugging away!

    • Corbett Barr

      Step-by-step… nice to see you making progress Lauren!

  • Christopher Bolger

    I love this video series! I inadvertently made a product while on a radio talk show for two hours asking about hypnosis. Now to set up landing page (and finish that pesky website) and build buzz!!

  • Christopher Bolger

    Product created, forms and buzz being built! I love this video series!! http://eepurl.com/M7TnD

    • Corbett Barr

      Nice work Chris, keep us posted :)

  • Carolyn Mycue

    “Just Ship It” Lesson 12…the Landing Page.

    My product is a 28-day coaching package: “Aligned, Expanded, Empowered Entrepreneur”.

    Thank you so much for this challenge. It’s working!

    Here’s my landing page: http://carolynmycue.com/28-day-empowered-entrepreneur/

  • http://www.slowyourhome.com Brooke McAlary

    Just created the landing page for my Waste Not video course and wanted to put it out there: http://www.slowyourhome.com/waste-not/

  • Steve Pare

    I am working on launching the Spark to Sizzle 10 week Spouse Date Challenge. I did a beta version earlier this year and learned a ton. I am kicking it up a few notches and will launch version 1.0 on June 30, 2014. The main components will be 1) a massive list of date ideas 2) an action planner 3) weekly emails and 4) a private Facebook group for accountability and idea sharing. I am using the 30 day ship it challenge as a guide to get it shipped! Landing page, check! http://www.spousedates.com/spouse-dates-challenge/

  • http://www.squidoo.com/365-ways-on-how-to-love-your-emloyees Paul Ricken

    Hee you Fizzlers,

    Great information and most of all kept simple, valuable and highly accessibel.

    What’s missing, I am wondering for my own business?

    I created a blog.
    I created a landingpage.
    I created an email list.
    I’ve got some subscribers to my blog. About 11.000 visits to the website, mainly the blog, in 7 weeks…. So, that’s gret.

    But no sale. http://www.paulricken.nl

    Awesome Greetings,

    Paul Ricken

  • Nyamka Bayanmunkh

    Finally got my landing page ready for my book. http://agirlcallednyamka.com/book/
    Now I have 7 days to finish the whole thing! I am feeling excited :)

  • Tim Lynch

    We’ve got our SaaS application in full swing after less than a week, but the survey caught me completely off guard. If anyone is out there who hires developers on a regular basis, we would appreciate your feed back on our app idea: http://www.devbility.com/day-6-30-day-challenge-definitely-challenge/

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