I was hanging out at a friend’s house after the holidays goofing off when I said, “Hey, want to do a podcast?” He said sure, we sat down at his kitchen table with no idea what we were doing, and started talking to a microphone.
At first a few people listened. You loved the content but noted the sound quality was terrible. I learned how to talk to a microphone and then later how to edit a podcast. Eventually I got the podcast on iTunes, and now we have a real podcast.
That was it. That was how I started. I didn’t read “podcasts on fire!” to learn a bunch of worthless details about podcasting. I didn’t sweat monetizing the podcast. I didn’t spend hours focus grouping a personal brand or designing a logo. I didn’t even know how to get my podcast on iTunes. Whatever. I’d figure that stuff out as I went.
What matters most?
My podcast recently hit over one million podcast listens. (It’s closer to two million as I didn’t count iTunes listens until recently.) Growth is strong and the podcast continues to grow thanks to you.
In my one-million podcast listens special, I talk about getting started, building a project, the sacrifices you’ll have to make in order to “make it,” and why I don’t want to be like the other mainstream “gurus” and “life hackers.”
People always giving me advice about "cleaning up my image." Why? To get mainstream people to like me? That sounds like slavery actually.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) April 24, 2016
* People who might say no to coffee will talk to you
* Sells audio books
* Makes you "background music" of a person's life
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) April 25, 2016
These are the top 5 episodes of the Mike Cernovich Podcast.
1. Uncensored Interview with a Fitness Model
2. Jordan Belfort’s Straight Line Sales Seminar Review
3. The Truth About Steroids and Gay for Pay in Bodybuilding
4. Social Skills for Introverts
5. Man Up, Grow Up, Cut the Cord!
Thanks for listening!
One millions (or two) is nice, but 100 million is better.
I can’t think of any reason my podcast won’t hit 100 million listens. Can you?
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