The Quick Start Challenge Week 3
And yes – this has indeed been a very challenging week for me one way and another, what with trying to keep a client happy by putting in a few 14 hour days. And then trying to sort out a few other really urgent things.
Anyways I eventually got around to watching the Week 3 video today (Monday before the start of Week 4!!) and rising to meet this week’s challenge. I ended up using WebcasterWP and find it a really awesome plug to use. Later on I may try Popup Domination which is a lot more expensive but may be more effective. The only way to see which is better is by split testing I guess.
My next challenge in Week 3, may be a tad delayed, is to do a proper landing page for whatever my offer is going to be. And that entails some deep thought on my part (ouch)!
And my inbox distracted me yet again. An offer to drive 25000 visitors to any one of my sites (I have several others) within 6o days for the princely sum of US$69.00. My BIG reservation with these offers is how good is the traffic and will I be able to build a list and leverage that traffic – that’s 2 reservations, not 1, DUH.
It is tempting none the less because my main reason for enrolling in the Quick Start Challenge is to get traffic and NONE of my other sites get any traffic worth mentioning. 25000 visitor to an Amazon site sounds really , really tempting.
For relaxation yesterday I decided to try my hand at something completely different – making mayonnaise. I just love good food and eating out, or at home, or at my second home with friends and/or family.
My version of it yesterday is as follows:
Take 2 eggs (preferable free range) at room temperature and break into a blender. Add a teaspoon of Colman’s Hot English mustard power, a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice (minus the pips), a tea spoon of honey and a pinch of salt and cayenne pepper to the eggs. As a variation add some crushed garlic or finely chopped herbs such as tarragon or basil to this mixture.
Fire up the blender for 30 seconds or so so that all the ingredients are properly mixed. Fire up the blender again, take about a cupful of mild olive oil and add drop by drop to the mixture. Do NOT add the oil too fast. Once the mixture has started to thicken or emulsify, you can add the oil in a steady trickle, keeping the blender going all the time. If the mixture is not thick enough just add a bit more oil until right (Don’t forget to switch the blender on again).
Once I am happy I add a desert spoon of double cream (not fat free!) greek yoghourt to the mix for an extra bit of smoothness and taste. If you don’t have a blender use a fork or egg whisk. Once you have tasted your own mayo, you will never want any other!
Cheers until next time.