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Why I Did This Podcast For 3 Years When No One Was Listening

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I want to tell you guys is if you think about podcasting or blogging, or whatever you’re doing. Don’t worry about the numbers because what happens is this compounding effect where someday, as it’s grown, somebody will come into your world. They will read or listen or follow something you said, and they will become a fan and they will go through and they will consume insane amounts of your content that you don’t think anyone would ever do, but they will.

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Hey everyone, this is Russell Brunson and you’re right, you know what’s about to happen, I’m about to welcome you to Marketing In Your Car. Alright everybody, hope you guys are doing good.

I just went shopping for some clothes for the Funnel Hacking Live Event because I only have like 8 shirts and I do a lot of videos and I’ve done a lot of events and I noticed recently, I was watching some promo videos from last year’s event and all the shirts I was probably going to wear to the event were the same ones I wore last year and I’m like, “Crap.” I’ve got to get new shirts.

Mostly you can get away with the same shirt twice or three times or twelve times. I can’t because they’ve been on video, on promo videos for forever. So I just got some new clothes, which clothes shopping is not my favorite thing. Now I’m driving home to go play with my kids and that is my favorite thing. So it’s all good.

I just had a thought for you guys I want to share, because I think it’s interesting. And it has to do with this podcast, with Marketing In Your Car. When I first started it, it was funny, people are like, “How are you monetizing it.” I was like, “I’m not.” “How many people are listening?”I was like, “I don’t even know.” I didn’t know.

I still honestly don’t know how to check how many listeners we have. I assume we have a few because people keep telling me. I don’t even know how to check how many listeners we have, I don’t really care, I don’t know how many downloads, I don’t know how many reviews. Every once in a while I’ll look at reviews, which is exciting, but I don’t know that they are happening.

All I knew was that when I decided to start a podcast, I knew that if it wasn’t something easy I would never do it. I would have a lot of friends who did interview podcasts, and they’re hard to keep up with you because you have to find someone to interview, you have to find the right time, you gotta interview, all these things. I was like, if I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it while, in a spot that I can consistently do it all the time, which is when I’m driving, which is how it got the name Marketing In Your Car.

Which probably has hurt me because there are way cooler names that probably would have gotten more people in. For all of you guys that are faithful Marketing In Your Car people, it’s cool right? But I have basically no strategy, other than I knew I needed to do it consistently. So I was going to do, and I didn’t even so much have, not a topic, but it wasn’t like, “Okay, first I’m going to teach this, then I’m going to teach this…”

It was more like, “I’m just going to share what’s going on in my head.” Because I have all these things in my head and there’s something magical about getting things out of your head. I’m not that good at communicating with people I don’t think. You could ask my team that, they’d probably agree. Or my wife, I’m not this great communicator one on one sometimes. Because I assume people know what I’m talking about.

On this I assume that the microphone has no idea what I’m talking about. So I can just share and give and it’s easier right. So that’s why I did it. I think it was more therapeutic for me. It’s funny I find myself doing these a lot of times because for me it helps. I don’t even know how many of you guys are listening to these but I do know some are. And that’s what I wanted to talk about today. Some of you guys are listening and it’s been interesting watching.

My guess is that I think we just passed 3 years of doing this. My guess is the first year I would have probably get on average maybe, 50 or 60 listens per episode. If even that, small group of people. And most people including myself, obviously one big reason why I haven’t looked at numbers. When I look at numbers sometimes I’m like, “Oh it’s not that big of a deal.” And I stop doing it. And I didn’t want to know because I didn’t want to have an excuse of “I’m not going to do this cause there aren’t enough people.” Or whatever, I just wanted to do this and just do it.

So I do it and I keep doing it and keep doing it, and what’s interesting is this exponential effect has been happening with this podcast, which is kind of cool. And some of you guys know what I’m talking about and I’m curious if you’re one of these people come let me know.

Come to the Funnel Hacking Event and tell me. Basically people will hear about me somewhere, or someone will mention the podcast or whatever, and then someone will come and listen to an episode and because it’s not like an hour long episode and you get sucked into all these things, it’s short and fast and I share one idea or one thought, people listen to it, they consume it and as long as they don’t listen to one of my dumb episodes, that’s completely useless, and I have had a few.

I’m not going to lie. But if there’s one they relate to, then what happens, it’s interesting, they start at the beginning, and then they plow through all of them. If you listen to all of them, it’s like hundreds of hours I think. Maybe one hundred hours, I don’t know. It’s a long time. I’ve been driving this car a lot. It adds up, it’s probably 40, 50, 60 hours that people listen to.

I get people all the time that come to me, and usually it’s people who joined my Inner Circle program, or a higher level thing, and they say, ”Russell, I didn’t know who you were. Six months ago so and so told me about this, I listened to it, then I went on a Marketing In Your Car binge. For the next two weeks all I listened to was you every single day, for hours at a time, and now I’m in your Inner Circle.” I think it’s so cool. There’s somebody at the door selling my wife something as I’m pulling in. Oh great. I’m about to have to go yell at this solicitor.

Anyway, I’m home now. Anyway, I just think it’s interesting so, the thing I want to tell you guys is if you think about podcasting or blogging, or whatever you’re doing. Don’t worry about the numbers because what happens is this compounding effect where someday, as it’s grown, somebody will come into your world. They will read or listen or follow something you said, and they will become a fan and they will go through and they will consume insane amounts of your content that you don’t think anyone would ever do, but they will.

And next thing they know they will become, like I said, a fan, and they’ll buy everything. That’s what’s happening, so it’s been kind of a cool effect. So for those of you guys who have done that so far, thank you. Thanks for coming in, thanks for going on an emersion program and going through all the Marketing In Your Car’s. Thanks for, a lot of you guys signing up and hanging out in Inner Circles and stuff like that.

Coming to events and using our stuff. It’s been a cool compounding effect. And I can always tell that my best, I don’t know what to call them, not customers, clients isn’t good either. Student? My best people, my peeps are Marketing In Your Car people. That’s why I keep doing it, and I again, I still don’t know how many people are listening and I don’t care.

All I care about is the fact that you’re listening. That’s why I keep doing what I’m doing. So hope you guys enjoy that. I hope it gives you some hope and some faith, because maybe three years down the road, you’ll be getting tons of people joining your Inner Circles and your 25K programs, all sorts of things because of the work you did today, and the work you do tomorrow.

Because it has a compounding affect thanks to the inner webs and the internet. These things stick and they last for a long, long time, and my guess is long after I have passed on from this earth and I’m no longer hear, hopefully people keep listening to these and get value from them. That would be my goal. So that’s it for today. I’m done, heading home. Gonna play with the kids, and I will talk to you guys all again soon.

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