The One Million Dollar Blog Challenge: An 18 Month Blog Journey

18 Months to Make One Million Dollars? Let's Do This!

Updated: October 4, 2018

Blogging to make money with the One Million Dollar Blog Challenge.

Not a lot of people grow up with such a dream. Hell, nobody grows up with that dream but here we are.

I’m setting out to make $1,000,000 from blogging over the next 18 months starting on July 1, 2017, and ending on December 31, 2018.

However, I’m going to do things a bit differently. I’m actually not going to do it with just one blog.

You see, it would be a lot easier if I simply focused on this blog to make all of that money. One of the best ways to make money blogging is by teaching others how to make money blogging!

Why do you think you see so many how to start a blog blog posts out there?

However, not everybody wants to start a blog on how to make money. Trust me, I talk to Billionaire Blog Club students every single day and the topics they talk about are wide ranging and rarely touch on how to make money.

I try my best to teach people how to make money blogging across a number of different blog niches. The reason why is because if everybody simply wrote about how to make money blogging through blogging, someone would have to be the last person to turn the lights off.

And nobody wants to be that person.

Quite frankly, there are other problems in the world that need solving.

Every penny that I earn starts with my blogs. I’ve put together a free 12-day blogging bootcamp for you that goes through every step that I take to build a successful blog.

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You’re probably asking how but I think it’s important to address why first. When I launched Obstacle.co in June 2016 I had no idea the impact that it would have on people.

You see, there are an endless number of bloggers teaching other bloggers how to make money. You’ve probably read most of them. Hell, I’m probably the 100th one you’ve come across today.

While they are all nice people I find that the advice they give, while honest to them, is bullshit to most people. I say that in the nicest way possible.

What I mean by this is that the bloggers are too nice. They paint a world that might as well be in a Disney movie.

With a couple of tips and a bit of hard work you to can run a successful blog.

Probably not.

Most of you reading this don’t stand a chance of creating a successful blog.

You might think that is a screwed up thing for me to say but it’s true.

I’ve tried to help so many people build successful blogs but they just don’t have it in them.

They really believe they can sacrifice time to devote to their blogs but they really can’t.

They really believe that they have to do things completely different from everybody else.

They really believe that they don’t have to focus on a specific blog niche to make money.

They really believe that anything they write will be appreciated by their audience.

Look, the concept of making money with a blog is not difficult and yet 1000s of people struggle with it every year and bail.

Some people tell themselves they want to get started on blogging and then fall into an analysis paralysis trap.


Part of me is doing the challenge for those people. The people that doubt blogging is an actual business. This is more of my attempt to show proof so they finally shut up. You either do it or stand to the side so others can do it.

But the real reason I’m doing this is that I know people want a better life for themselves.

When people say they want a better life I realize that means they want more money. That’s not a selfish thing to say. More money affords you more freedoms.

The more money you make in the way you want to make it, the more time you get to do what you want to do.

Someone asked me what I was doing for the holidays and I told them I didn’t know, I hadn’t thought about it because when you work for yourself, you make your own holidays. I do what I want when I want.

That’s powerful and I want to give that gift to you if you really want it.

That is why I’m not going to create 10 Obstacle.co’s. If you want to start a Mommy blog or a health blog or a personal finance blog then you should see a clear path to success with that.

You should be able to turn to a blog and say “see that’s how it’s done.”

If I create a lifestyle blog, the blog isn’t going to masquerade as a lifestyle blog but really make all of its money from a How to start a blog affiliate post.

This is a legit challenge and when it’s all said and done, if you don’t get something out of it then there is no hope for you.

So how is this $1,000,000 challenge going to work?

Let’s dive in.

The One Million Dollar Blog Challenge: How It Works

For me to win my own challenge here is the criteria:

  • I must get 10 blogs to $100,000 in revenue in a span of 18 months (July 1 2017 – December 31 2018).
  • Once a blog hits the $100,000 mark any extra revenue doesn’t count towards the challenge goal. I can’t have one blog make $900,000 and the other 9 blogs just need to make $11,000 each.
  • All 10 blogs can’t be how to make money blogs.
  • The money has to be made on the blog. For example, any traffic that I send to the Dare to Conquer or Keto Bootstrap that converts to memberships doesn’t count towards the goal. The money must be made directly on the blog itself. This makes things way more challenging.

If you can make $100,000 with a single blog in 18 months that is some damn good money. That comes out to $5,500 a month.

I’m sure most of you reading this can live just fine off of that much money.

Most of the blogs will be starting from $0 in revenue and getting zero traffic.

I can start as many blogs as I want, but I just need 10 of them to reach the $100,000 mark. Some blogs might completely flop so it’s good to have some reserves prepared.

The Blog Roster

Here is the list of blogs that will be participating in the challenge as of July 4, 2017. Some blogs might be added as time goes on but as of this publishing, these are the current blogs.

Some of the blogs you might visit and there might not be much there. Don’t panic. I don’t have 12 arms so I can’t work on every blog at once. Some will be slower to ramp up than others.

As you can see there is a healthy amount of variety going on here. Some of the blogs will involve help from my family and others I will be running completely solo. Some of the blogs have overlapping topics. That’s just how things work out sometimes.

You’ll notice that the list doesn’t include Obstacle.co and the reason for that is the goal of Obstacle.co is to funnel people to the Billionaire Blog Club so no money besides some affiliate links will be made here. Plus, I honestly believe it would be too easy to include this awesome blog in the challenge.

We All Need Roadmaps

You might be reading this because you know that you can make money from blogging.

You might be reading this because you aren’t sure if you can make money from blogging but you’ve heard the rumors.

It doesn’t matter what part of the journey you are on, we all need roadmaps. It’s never fun blindly flapping around trying to make a blog work.

One of my goals with this challenges is to show you the things that you need to do to build a successful blog. It’s like I”m taking my own 12-Day Blogging Bootcamp and making sure I know what the hell I’m talking about.

So here I go. I’ll be sure to chronicle my journey every single month unless something catastrophic happens. That means you get 18 months of free learning and an intensive behind the scenes look at how blogging to make money really goes down.

Did you know that there are exactly 13,783 steps to building a successful blog?

I'm just playing, I have no idea how many steps there are but believe me there are a lot.

In fact, one of the biggest reasons why many bloggers don't even get off the ground is because they suffer from analysis paralysis.

The other ones simply don't know what the next step is supposed to be.

That's why I created the 12-Day Blogging Bootcamp.

The idea behind it is that once you see the big picture of everything that you need to build a successful blog, it will become much easier to take the next step.

Stop wondering what it takes to build a blog that can help you quit your job or relieve some of the stress your family might be going through.

The free 12-Day Blogging Bootcamp is meant to give you an overview of successful blogging that nobody else can provide.

These are the things that I do over and over and over again with my blogs, not just my how to make money blog. All of them.

  • Personal Finance
  • Health and Fitness
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Women's Lifestyle
  • Working From Home
  • Survival
  • Homesteading
  • Parenting
  • Beauty and Fashion

My knowledge is coming from a place of diversity with the different blogs that I run so when I say you're going to learn things you won't find elsewhere, I mean it.

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