Oh how I love a challenge!

Do you like a challenge as well?


Then this could be for you.


Barry (at www.Barry-Wells.com) has come up with a Leap Year Video Challenge, and it’s something that I’m most certainly going to be partaking in.



You’ll have seen from my last post that I was having a bit of a ‘meh’ moment about what I’m doing (or more appropriately, not doing), and so this challenge has come along at the perfect time for me.


Oh, and did I mention he’s giving away prizes as well?!


The basic premise is simple:


From 29th February to 29th March, create & post new videos on to your blog once a week (and host them on YouTube as well if you like).


This will give everyone four weeks’ worth of video posts where you can show off your skills.


There are 2 caveats; the videos have to be made by you (whether you’re in front of the camera or doing a PowerPoint presentation or screen capture tutorial), and they have to be related to Internet Marketing.


So get your thinking caps on! (Or in my case, my Thinking Witch’s Hat).


For the full story, please see Barry’s post here:



We have to let Barry know as soon as we’ve uploaded each new blog post, and then he’s going to compile them all into a particular post over on his blog – what a great way of sharing expertise and driving traffic!!


Yes, there’s a limit on what you can cover in a 10 minute video, but with four weeks that gives a minimum of 40 minutes – ideal for a series of videos (and the aim that it will bring your viewers back for the subsequent parts).


Especially if people know they only have to wait a week for your next instalment.


So if you have a skill, or you have a particular field of knowledge in the IM arena, then make some videos for it and join in the fun!


For example, you could do:


~ How to conduct interviews


~ How to install a new blog theme


~ How to set up hosting, get a domain name, and sort out a domain email


~ How to use Aweber


~ How to use your favourite piece of software


The list goes on!


Leave me a comment to let me know if you’re going to be joining in!


Also, is there anything you’d like to see me doing? I’m planning on finishing off my Amazon S3 series (see part 1 and part 2), but is there anything else that you’d like to know about?


Let me know as I’d love to provide content that helps you!


Speak soon,



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14 replies
  1. Mandy Allen
    Mandy Allen says:

    I’m in, going to try and do it on three blogs too! Phew! Anyway, I can’t wait to see all the other entries and intend to post links on my blog to them as well, but like the 100 blog comment challenge. I know Barry is trying to get 100 participants too!

    Enjoy the journey.

    Mandy Allen recently posted..You Are My Sunshine Part Two


    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Mandy,

    That’s great news that you’re in – but do the challenge for 3 separate blogs?! You won’t be sleeping much for those 4 weeks then!!

    I know Barry’s after 100 participants (I believe we can thank Jacinta for that!) and it’ll be great to see what everyone produces.

    Good luck with your challenge, please let me know when your videos are up on each blog and I’ll come over for a visit!

    Speak soon,



  2. Ian Ieba
    Ian Ieba says:

    Hi Nikki

    Like you Nikki I am looking forward to this Challenge. Last years were great fun and I think we all learnt a great deal from the videos that were submitted; they were terrific.

    I am glad to hear that you will be continuing your Amazon S3 series and very much look forward to part 3 🙂

    I truly hope as many people as possible can jump on Barry’s Video Challenge and help reach that magical number of 100 people entering, and make this challenge one to remember.

    Well done for getting behind Barry and the Challenge Nikki; I think we are all in for a great learning curve and a whole lot of fun! 🙂

    Hope you’re feeling a lot better?

    Take care, catch up real soon

    Ian 🙂
    Ian Ieba recently posted..Video Challenge! You Are Invited – You Dont Want To Miss This One!


    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Ian,

    It’s still slightly strange to me that I’m making videos, much less that I’m excited about joining a video challenge! I’d always avoided video marketing before the Learn With Sally coaching, and now I really enjoy making them.

    I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge, your videos are always very informative so I expect I’m going to end up learning shedloads from all the entries!

    I am feeling a lot better thank you, I ended up on antibiotics which isn’t a route I like to go down but needs must. Although now I seem to be getting the sniffles – I think I need a holiday in some hot sunshine!!

    How’s your hand now, getting better I hope?

    Speak soon,



  3. Barry Wells
    Barry Wells says:

    Hi Nikki, my F F F Friend

    Thanks for writing the post and getting behind the challenge, I really do appreciated it especially as Jacinta has now challenged me to get 100 people taking part….. she’s a girl that one 😉

    I think that is an excellent idea of asking your readers what it is they need to be shown, or would like to be shown. That’s a really cool offer and I’ve added it to my sharing message as I’ve posted this post around the Social Media sites 🙂

    I’m hoping this challenge is going to be huge as I’m busy all day asking people to join in, fingers crossed 🙂

    Nikki You can enter part 2 of your series and then follow up with part 3 and in them all link back to the previous versions, that way people will go back and start at the beginning 😉

    Thanks again Nikki,

    Take care, Barry
    Barry Wells recently posted..An Internet Marketing Video Challenge and Everyone Is Invited


    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Barry,

    Thank you for setting this challenge up! Yes, I saw Jacinta had challenged you to get 100 people taking part, but imagine the wealth of information that will get shared if everyone joins in!

    I thought I’d ask people what they’d like to see video-wise, as there could be something that I’m doing that people have thought “how does she do that” but haven’t wanted to ask.

    You’ve given me some deadlines / timescales so that I have to pull my finger out, which has provided me with a much-needed nudge in the right direction.

    Thanks again, and I’ll catch up with you soon!



  4. Julie
    Julie says:

    Hi Nikki,

    I’m in and I’m sure there will be less swearing and hair-pulling this time 🙂

    This challenge of Barry’s has certainly sent a buzz around the net and I, as the rest, am looking forward to it.

    See you there Nikki
    Julie recently posted..He’s Doing it Again: A Challenge & You’re Invited


    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Julie,

    Oh, you’ve seen me making videos then?! (The swearing and hair pulling!). Normally I end up talking to myself and then have to edit it out….oh well, that’s half the fun!

    I’m glad to hear that you’ll be taking part in the challenge, not long now until it starts!

    Speak soon,



  5. Jeremy Ruggles
    Jeremy Ruggles says:

    Hi Nikki,

    Thanks for letting me in on Barry’s video challenge. I am new to creating videos, but I am up for the challenge. I always enjoy learning new things and implementing them. Video is a great way to connect with people.

    See you there,

    Jeremy Ruggles recently posted..Enough about me – How do YOU make money online?


    Nikki Reply:

    Hi Jeremy,

    Welcome to the purple madness!

    It’s funny, I’d always avoided making videos before because I thought it would be complicated and I don’t like having to listen to myself speak…much less watch myself on screen!

    However, I’ve discovered that I really enjoy creating videos, particularly those where I’m sharing something that I’ve learned.

    You’re right, it is a great way to connect with people – now people know what I sound like (the posh girl!) as well as what I look like, and I think that all helps to build the know, like and trust element of online relationships.

    I’m glad to hear that you’ll be part of the video challenge as well, I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

    Speak soon,



  6. Nigel Yip
    Nigel Yip says:

    Hey Nikki

    It’s so wonderful to hear that you are taking part in Barry’s Video Challenge and that you will be completing your Amazon S3 video series, I and many others will certainly be looking forward to it and future videos as well.

    Good luck and take care

    Nigel Yip recently posted..*Competition Time* – It’s time to Roll the Camera Peeps!!!!


    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Nigel,

    Likewise, I’m really pleased to see that you’re also taking part in Barry’s video challenge! I know for me this is giving me a good reason to get focused.

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for your videos!

    Speak soon,




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