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267 - Why Don't You Just Build Your Own Funnels

267 - Why Don't You Just Build Your Own Funnels

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“But Russell, I outsource my marketing.” Are you serious? That’s like outsourcing your love making. What’s the point of being married if you just outsource that crap? That’s the best part. Don’t you understand? Why in the world would you outsource that part of it? It’s the most important thing. It is more important than the thing you were actually selling.


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Hey this is Russell Brunson and welcome back to Marketing In Your Car, you guys. Glad to have you here. I am on my way into the first of four Inner Circle Mastermind meetings that are happening in the next two weeks, which is kind of exciting. It’s actually really exciting for a couple of reasons.

First off, as some of you know, depending on when you are listening to this, we are in the middle of the elections, which is pretty much a train wreck. The good news is that I’m in a state where everyone always votes republican, therefore no has to run any advertising here, therefore I don’t have to see any of the ads, which actually I would like to see the ads. I’m sure they are hilarious and funny and depressing all wrapped into one. But I want to see that.

I don’t get a lot of the noise of the election, which is kind of nice. I’m sure, especially a lot of you guys in swing states are getting bombarded by it. The second thing is that we’ve got, as you know, 100 people in the Inner Circle, which means there’s 25 people coming today and tomorrow. 25 people the next two days and then next week we’ve got 25 and 25.

So the next two weeks before the election, I’m going to be stuck in a room with a hundred of the coolest entrepreneurs on earth. All of which, I don’t know the right verb or noun, but all of whom are trying to change the world in their own little way. They are looking at what’s happening around the world. They’re turning the tv off and saying, “I could be better.”

They are trying to be a positive change and impact on people’s lives and companies and it’s amazing. That’s what I get to do and completely flush out the noise of the media and spend time with people who give me hope and faith in the world. Because to be completely honest, there’s sometimes I look around and I don’t have much hope or faith in people or in the world. So I’m just excited and grateful for those who are in the Inner Circle, to be able to spend this time with you guys.

So first off, thank you. I’m excited to be with you guys here, for those who are inner circle members. And it’s been fun. One of the things I do every Inner Circle meeting is look back at the last 4 or 5 months since our last meeting, and look at what are the coolest things done, have had the biggest impact. Looking at those things, what are the coolest things I can share? So it’s been fun kind of putting those things together the last day or two. Printing out little handouts and getting people ready to show some cool stuff.

So I don’t have time obviously to go deep into all those things, I’m going to spend probably 2 or 3 hours today showing everybody the cool stuff. Then we’ll have everybody else share all their cool stuff, which is so fun. So I basically get everybody’s ideas over the next 8 days. It’s going to be insane, I love it. I’m so excited as you can probably tell.

But the one thing I wanted to message to you guys about, there’s been this really weird, recurring theme over the last 10 days of my life. It started, today’s Monday morning, just to give context. So it started a week ago Thursday, so about ten days ago. So from Thursday til the next Sunday, like 4 days, in those 4 days 6 people in my own personal life, so this is not talking about Clickfunnels members, because I’d say the number if you did that would be about 10x. But 6 people in my personal life all came up to me about partnering with them on sales funnels.

And they’re all close friends and I don’t want to just, I’m talking down about any of them, because they’re all amazing people with great ideas. But they’ve all consistently come to me with basically, “I’ve got this idea, lets partner on it together and we’ll split the money.” And I get those deals all the time from Clickfunnels members, to be completely honest.

We probably get a dozen or so requests a day, if not more. We just can’t answer them, we just ignore them or tell them no. But it’s weird; it’s strange when it’s like your friends. Even friends that didn’t even know what funnels were or what I did or anything. I see them randomly at soccer games and they’re like, “Hey, so….” I’m like, “Oh, come on.”

So what I want to tell them and you and everybody listening, is something that’s very, very, very important. I’ve been doing this for a long time, which is why I think people want to lean on me. “Hey Russell, do this or help with this.” I want you to know that I have been giving as many clues and hints and cheat sheets and blueprints and things as possible for you guys to look at and to model and to copy. I don’t know what else I could possibly do, besides just doing it for you, which doesn’t serve you, it doesn’t serve anyone. You have to learn this process, and if you don’t want to learn this process then you shouldn’t be doing this. You should go back and do whatever you want to do.

I don’t go to my friends who are doctors and be like, “Hey man, so this is the deal, I’ve got the flu, I want to cut myself open. Can you help me cut myself open? Just real quick show me how it works. I know you know you know how; you went to medical school for 12 years. I know you know how to do it. Just come over, show me how to do it real quick, so I can do it. Or just do it for me, cut me open.”

That’s not how it works. You have to earn it. In fact, it’s been interesting since I’ve seen, and it’s kind of one of the downsides. I’ve had people and I’ve gone and helped them. A really good example, and I’m just going to be blunt. The guys at Flex Watches. We came in and just did their whole thing for them, gave it to them, it was on The Profit. It was really cool. But the problem is that since we short-cutted all the thinking for them, now they’ve got this thing and they don’t know what to do with it. And they can’t figure it out because they didn’t have to earn….I just ran a red light. Crap.

They didn’t have to earn this, they just got it handed to them. So because of that, now they can’t think on their own. They can’t figure out the next step. All these other things they’re stuck on. They just messaged me yesterday, “Hey Russell, um, it’s not working very well. What should we do?” if you would have created it, you would have thought through these things, you would have seen the vision and all those things. IF I just hand it to you on a silver platter, you miss all that, which means that I get tied into doing it over and over again.

And every single person I’ve done that with, and I’m seeing it a little bit now with some of the Funnel Hacker TV episodes, where we just build a funnel and hand it off to the entrepreneurs. Same thing, we hand it off, but they haven’t thought through all those things and now it’s almost like a disservice to them by doing it.

And I don’t want to do that. You guys are smart enough now to do this on your own. For some reason everyone wants permission and I’m going to give you permission. You are good enough today. You can do this. You just need to go and do it. You don’t need me helping. You don’t need me doing it for you. Yes, that would be great for me to do it all for you, and I totally understand that, but that’s not what this is all about. Because if I do that, you don’t learn what you need to learn.

You cannot truly serve someone, I don’t believe, unless you learn this side of the business. This is the only really important part of the business, is the marketing. The marketing of the thing is so much more important than the actual thing. I know I’m going to offend people with that. “No, my things the most important thing in the world.” And it is, but unless you’ve mastered the marketing of that thing it doesn’t matter because no one’s going to know about it.

“But Russell, I outsource my marketing.” Are you serious? That’s like outsourcing your love making. What’s the point of being married if you just outsource that crap? That’s the best part. Don’t you understand? Why in the world would you outsource that part of it? It’s the most important thing. It is more important than the thing you were actually selling.

So it’ s time for everyone to stop having excuses and stop saying, “I wish Russell would do it, or someone else would do it.” It’s time for you to bite the bullet and just figure it out. It’s really not that hard.

So this is what you got to do. First off, read the Dotcom Secrets book, 5 times. And I’m not saying that because eI like my book. Literally study it. That’s 12 years of my life put into a book. So you can go and read 500 books like I did and 300 courses and spend 10 just looking at it, or you can get the cliff notes. If you haven’t read my book at least 5 times, you haven’t read enough. You don’t understand these concepts.

So there’s number one, read the book over and over again. Number two, I would say go……. I’m trying to get my parking ticket in the parking garage. Sorry about that. I’m driving a stick uphill, it always stresses me out.

Number two, now that you’ve done that you’ve got to become a master. You need to funnel hack a lot of people. So you need to go buy a bunch of people’s products, to see the process. Buy my products, not because I want you to give me money, I do, but that’s not the purpose. The purpose is that I want you to see what a good sales funnel looks like over and over and over.

Spend a thousand bucks. “But Russell a thousand dollars, I can’t afford that.” If you can’t spend a thousand bucks at this point in your life, you need this more than anyone. You need to go find a business partner who’s got a thousand bugs, who’g going to let you funnel hack other guys. Because if you don’t have a thousand bucks at this point to invest in your business, you don’t have business having a business. I understand that, I’ve been broke. When I got started I was completely broke, but you’ve got to figure out a way to get money. Because if you don’t invest something you can’t do it.

Third off, get a Clickfunnels account. “Oh Russell, it’s so expensive.” Are you kidding me? It’s not expensive. Holy crap, I can’t believe….when Frank Kern heard we launched Clickfunnels, Frank Kern said, “You should charge $5000 a month, minimum for this service.” And he was dead serious. I was like, “No, we’re going to make it $97 a month.” And he was like, “You’re insane.” And I was like, “We’re going to do it anyway.” And we did it anyway, and guess what? And then there’s a $300 a month Actionetics. And people are like, “I can’t afford $300 a month.”

You are running a business. This is the foundation for you running the world. $300 a month, if you can’t afford that, once again, go get a side job until you get $300 a month extra. It’s only $30 a day. If you get a job paying $15 bucks an hour, 2 hours a day extra to pay for the foundation for your entire company. Or find a partner or something. But you have to have that.

Now I remember back when I got started, because I couldn’t do it for $300 a month, I had to have a programmer and a webmaster and host and a designer, all these things that you no longer have to have. Do you understand that?

Third off, I’d recommend you guys get certified. The Clickfunnels certification program, even if you’re never going to sell funnels for other people, is amazing. It’s like school. It forces you to do homework assignements and be accountable and actually do something. It would be so good for you guys. If you’re not going through our certification program yet, do you hate money that bad that you don’t want to learn and master this skill? Go to, go through the webinar, sign up for the certification program. It’s a little expensive, but it’s worth it. It’s a lot cheaper than college or type of tuition you’re doing, but go and do it.

I don’t even know where I’m at. There’s a bunch of things. This is the key guys. It’s time to immerse yourself. It’s time to stop relying on Russell or anyone else. I’m putting out as much stuff as possible. I’m doing Funnel Fridays, I’m doing this, I’m doing that. Funnel Hacker TV…I’m doing as much stuff as we can, not because I want to get a whole bunch of people who want me to build a whole bunch of funnels. I don’t want to do it. I want to build my own funnels.

I want to give you guys so much inspiration, so many clues and blueprints and just ways to master the skill that you can’t possibly fail. The thing is you gotta geek out on it. You gotta get excited. You gotta say man, this is the most exciting part of this entire business, this piece of it. Then start immersing yourselves in it. Immersion is the key. Because this stuff is not that complicated, but you gotta be excited about it. You gotta get into it and look at it from many different angles and it’s time to look at it as a business.

When you do that, you can do this. It’s not that hard, it’s not rocket science. It’s funny, people keep asking me, I had a guy interview me the other day, “What’s the future of funnels?” There’s no future of funnels, it’s the same as always. Simplistic, easy, powerful funnels. Look at my funnels, they’re all simple, easy, they all convert, and make money.

Which kind of funnel should we use? There’s one of five funnels. If you read the Dotcom Secrets book, there’s millions of funnels you could make, I only use six funnels. That’s it, some variation. All my products are variations of 5 or 6. Master those 6 six things. It’s a finite number. It’s not some moving target that gets bigger and bigger. It’s very finite. This is what you have to master to be amazing. That’s it.

So there you go. I hope that I didn’t offend too many of you guys, but what I want you to understand is first off, you are good enough right now. This stuff is not super hard, but it does take some focused immersion time. The more you can immerse the better. Start with the book, if you have no money just buy the book., immerse yourself in that. Read it 5 times.

That’d be number one. Then as you can invest in things, invest in more. Just reading the book will give you guys the foundation and the strategy and then you can go deeper with funnel hacking people. Then you can get software, then you can go and try to get certified. But I would keep looking at this as an investment. Keep reinvesting into yourself because that’s the key to how this whole game is played.

You guys have it easy, seriously. I don’t know how many more times I can just give you guys funnels that are pre done or show you funnels over and over again. I didn’t have that when I started and I’m not that smart. I guarantee almost everyone listening to this podcast right now, is smarter than me. Guaranteed. The only thing that I do is I’m really good at modeling.

I look at what people are doing and say, “Wow that’s awesome. How can I model that?” And I don’t copy; I hate people that copy things. But how can I model it, how can I make it better? How can I put my spin on this concept? But I model and I don’t deviate from the model that’s working. I just make little tweaks and make it my own.

I’m through building a funnel for one of the Funnel Hacker TV episodes and guess what I did? I found a funnel from 7 years ago, it was one of our best converting cold traffic funnels, took that and I modeled it and it looks identical to that one. Because that’s how I do all my VSL ones, they’ve all been identical because that’s how VSL ones convert. So I don’t try to deviate or make up my own thing, I just do it the same way.

Anyway, I hope that helps you guys. I’m out of here, I’m at the hotel and I’m going to go check in and hang out with the Inner Circle guys. We’ll talk to you guys all again soon. Bye everybody.


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