After 100 episodes, we’ve learned a lot. This episode features my thanks… and advice to anyone wanting to start their own show.
When we started the show 100 weeks ago on YouTube. Back then, I had just a random number of viewers. 44 MILLION views later… wow.
Yes… the bulk of 44 MILLION views in 100 weeks or so. Incredible.
Since then, my Facebook fans went from around 1 million to 4.6 million.
When we put the show on iTunes, it debuted at #1 across ALL categories in the U.S. and four other countries. Amazingly, despite the fact that I don’t really promote the podcast to my email list that often, it’s been a fixture in the Top 10 of Self-Help for 100 weeks.
I’m so happy and honored people keep finding us and spreading the word. It’s truly a dream come true and I have no way of expressing appreciation other than continuing on for you to the next 100 episodes!
As you know, I’ve never accepted or sought sponsors or run ads on the show. People always ask why. I just don’t like listening to ads. Period. I’m able to self-fund the entire endeavor because enough people buy my books and courses that I don’t have to resort to that nonsense. I don’t have any issues with other people having sponsors on their podcasts – it’s necessary for a lot of people. I just personally don’t like it and I have turned down multiple 7-figure sponsorship deals so that I can keep your listening ad-free.
This means I didn’t allow any ads to run to the 44 million views I’ve had on YouTube, nor did I allow any sponsors on the millions of downloads on iTunes.
Yes, the show could be “bigger” if I went with the sponsor and ad money, but I just don’t want it. I like that you can come to my show and hear positive messages unattached to ads. If you feel the same, please share the show!
Get this episode in video form as well as the transcript, mp3, and sharable quotes at: brendon.com/blog/episode100/
I can’t thank you all enough for your support!
As always, a special shout out to Travis Shields, my producer, videographer, hero and compadre on this amazing adventure.
LOVE YOU ALL!
To the next 100!