And They’re Off! CMC Week 4 Results…

And They’re Off! CMC Week 4 Results…

This week was an exciting week for me because the 2011 Community Marketing Challenge participants finally moved out of the research and building phases and started promoting our sites for the world to see!  (Or, at least, those of us who weren’t still playing catch-up started promoting our sites…)

For the first week, we focused on blog and forum commenting, which I think is a great way to get your site in front of your target visitors as quickly as possible.  Check out our individual updates for more on how we approached this first phase of promotion…


Sarah Russell – Unfortunately, I was sick for a few days last week, so I’ve only been able to work on commenting for a few days.  Read on to see how I find commenting sources that will give me the best bang for my buck.

Jon Alford – Jon’s site is looking good – I love some of the formatting changes he’s made over the last week.  If you’re at all interested in Amazon’s affiliate program, I highly recommend checking out the way he’s using a plugin to populate his content.

Ben Donahower – Ben’s update details a really great way to use the Chrome browser to identify relevant blog and forum commenting sources.   It’s good enough that it’s making me think about switching browsers, so check it out!

Dan McConnell – I love Dan’s update this week because it’s a very realistic look at what life as an affiliate marketer is like.  He touches on some of the frustrations that come from working a day job while marketing and with getting distracted by new ideas.  I swear I could have written this update myself, so I have to thank him for sharing such an honest update 🙂


Got any questions about what we’ve done?  Or any about blog or forum commenting?  Ask them below!

Image: Andi Sidwell

3 Responses to And They’re Off! CMC Week 4 Results…

  1. Adrienne says:

    Hey Sarah,

    Looks like you all are learning a lot and applying what you learn. We all know that’s the key to really getting anywhere here online. It’s taking that action and being consistent about it that will move you into the direction we all need to go.

    I’m on the same type of journey so it’s great hearing how you are doing with this challenge. Looking forward to more of your updates and keep up the great work.


    • Sarah says:

      Adrienne – Couldn’t agree more 🙂

      Check back later on tonight – I have more updates from the rest of the dudes that I’ll be posting later, so there should be more good info coming!

  2. Jon says:

    It’s been a wonderful journey and learning experience. Thanks, Sarah!

    Adrienne – stay tuned 🙂


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