Traffic School Scholarship Winner and a New Bonus Case Study with Pat Flynn

  • February 24, 2011 by Corbett Barr

Wow, after over 120 entries from all of you I had to close down the contest for the full-ride scholarship to Traffic School yesterday. Reading all of them has been quite a treat. There were over 20,000 total words in your comments.

Thanks so much for all your enthusiasm and interest in the course. There could definitely be many more than just one winner, because there were so many amazing stories and opportunities.

This was not an easy decision.

After narrowing it down to about 10 finalists, I went back through and checked out the sites you shared (if you had one already).

One entry stood out in particular as a excellent candidate for Traffic School. We’ve chosen Christopher Sharpe as the winner:

Here is the website I would like to submit:

We’ve produce a ton of awesome content on a regular weekly schedule, but we’re having a tough time growing traffic to our site.

We are in this for the long haul and are determined to build an engaged audience. I think we would be a great case study for Traffic School because we will implement everything you teach. Also, we’re not in the “make money online” or internet marketing niche. We don’t want to teach you how to do social media, we want to teach you how to cook for yourself like a civilized human being!

Thanks for your consideration.

Check out Hilah Cooking. It’s a great show and I look forward to helping it gain a much bigger audience. Chris and Hilah will win a full scholarship to Traffic School when it launches next week.

New Bonus Case Study with Pat Flynn

If you haven’t checked it out, we posted a new free case study with Pat Flynn today over at the Traffic School site. If you don’t know Pat yet, his site The Smart Passive Income blog has become a massive one-person operation in less than two and a half years.

In this case study, you’ll find out how Pat used the same principles we teach in Traffic School to build a strong foundation and grow his audience in the early days.

Like usual, Pat doesn’t hold back anything, and he shared some awesome strategies in our conversation.

Listen to the case study with Pat Flynn on what he did early on to build a thriving audience.

This is the last I’ll be talking about Traffic School here until after the launch. As a reminder, this will be a semi-private launch, but you can still join the party if you’re interested.

Enjoy, and cheers!

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Susan February 24, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Congrats! Looking forward to seeing what Christopher does with the scholarship.

Christopher Sharpe February 24, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Wow! I’m super-excited about this. Thanks a million!

Barron February 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm

congrats Chris! The site and show look awesome; I’m just now discovering you and your work through this site. Hope you make great use of the scholarship!

Elias February 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Good day Chris and Congratulations! I am really excited for you. Nice website!

Caleb February 25, 2011 at 8:28 am

Congrats, Chris! Best of luck to you and the gang of :-)

Stuart February 26, 2011 at 1:02 am

Congratulations Chris! I’m sure this will be a life-changing experience for you :-)

Randy Johnson February 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Congrats Chris!

David | Listen Feel Breathe February 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Congratulations to Hilah Cooking on winning the competition :)

Thanks Corbett for offering such a great opportunity.

Elias February 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Thanks for the opportunity Corbett. I hope I continue to learn from your site and Pat’s. I wish you a lot of success with Traffic School. Maybe I’ll join in future generations!


Adele February 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Chris and Hilah – may all your steaks be overdone.
Kidding. Congrats.

Jia Jun February 24, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Congrat to the winner.
I’ll keep going and continue to learn throughout the journey to the peak. :D
Thanks Corbett for all the great resources and information that help me out the journey of blogging. :)

Paul February 24, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Interesting choice because growing a video show is less about getting traffic to your home site and more about getting your videos syndicated to other places and doing deals. Not a typical blog situation. Hope it goes well, great content.

Christopher Sharpe March 1, 2011 at 10:12 am

Thanks, Paul! I agree with you that getting syndication/deals is normally the way to go with video content, but we are planning something a little different – and the site is a key component of our plan. If I could get our daily traffic up to the point that it compares with our daily aggregated video views, I would be a very happy guy.

Chris O'Byrne February 25, 2011 at 7:32 am

Congratulations, Chris!!

Murlu February 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Great choice in the winner Corbett

I think the fact that, like they said, they’re not in the ‘mmo’ niche is really great because let’s face it – a ton of us understand techniques to go after traffic so it was probably just a lot of fluff from others (hrm, maybe myself without knowing?) that just wanted to be a part of it.

Hilah Cooking, I like that. It’s much more than just the same run-of-the-mill stuff; they definitely deserve it.

Cheers :)

Christopher Sharpe March 1, 2011 at 10:13 am

Thanks Murlu! We work really hard on Hilah Cooking and have some even cooler things planned.

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