Why Dave Decided to Talk About When No One STILL Isn’t Listening:
Dave felt pretty vulnerable and even weak today guys. He saw that this podcast wasn’t doing as great as he wanted it to, people weren’t listening and so value wasn’t being added to the community he’s doing this for. But, after a conversation with a man named Chandler and a man named Stephen Larsen the show was saved. Dave saw the importance of the content he was able to produce and also HOW he was going to go about displaying it.
Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:
(0:34) Dave Was Curious, Is Anybody Listening to this Thing?
(2:42) It’s Not that Dave’s Podcast Isn’t Great, He’s Just Been Going About It Wrong
(4:43) You Need to Thank Chandler for this Part
(6:17) “I Had to Start Over…”
(8:12) Marketing = Stories
(8:59) You HAVE To Publish Especially When You Don’t Want to
(7:40) “Is there any single, greatest tip you’ve learned from being so close to Russell? Well...take your phone out and start recording”
(9:19) “When you’re publishing, one of the most important things to publish is about the journey. I’m going to take my own advice and share my own journey now.”
Through a conversation with his boys, Dave saw the importance of continuing his journey through this podcast.
Allow others to help you tell your own story.
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Speaker 1: 00:00 Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward.
Speaker 2: 00:17 Hey, funnel hackers, welcome back. Uh, this is going to be, yeah, a little bit more of a vulnerable podcasts and I typically do. Um, so what's happened here recently is there'd been a million things going on and I'm just trying to figure out, you know, how do I best use my time? So I sit near, they can, you know, is this whole podcasting thing even worth it to me? And so I started going back and I never ever checked my stats. I'm just, when I don't, I just, I'm always concerned, no one's listening. And so I thought, you know, I better go figure this thing out. So I started, uh, this podcast, uh, basically it was three years ago. It was February of 2016. We're now in February, 2019 and over the last three years, it's been really kind of a, a crazy situation. I've got just over 300 episodes now.
Speaker 2: 01:04 It's about a hundred or so a year, I guess. And I started kind of taking a look to see what's been going on and it was steadily going up. It was kind of flat for the first almost a hundred episodes, whereas between basically 500 to 700 downloads per per app per episode. And then I got to about 100 and I started to, to get some momentum. So realize it took me almost a hundred episodes before it even got any momentum. Uh, really got to get things going. So I was recording this thing. I would him try to go back and take the stats are, so episode 100 was a fee was April, 2017 so almost a year and two or three months before I even got any real momentum. And then from like 100 to one 50 it started ticking up to about almost a 1500 episodes. And then I put a whole bunch of money behind it and a jumped up to around 3000 episodes between like one 60 to almost two 30 but at that point, um, I stopped doing any ad spin on it and just kind of let, let's just kind of go.
Speaker 2: 02:08 I thought, you know what? Things are going great. And it really went well if like two 30 to two 70 and I thought you don't, Gosh, I've got this thing down. I finally figured this thing out. And then what happened was after like two 70 it has steadily gone down and I was so from like two 70 started, that was like September of this last year. And over the last four or five, six months, where before I was averaging now somewhere in the neighborhood of about 3000 per episode. It is literally gone almost down in half to where now it's about 1500 and I'm like, why am I doing this? Why I get so fresh? I'm like, there's so many other things I should be doing, I could be doing. I'm like, you know what? I'm just done with this. I'm frustrated. It's not working. It's, I don't, I can't track it.
Speaker 2: 02:56 It was just, I know I got to the point where literally this, I pulled these stats last night and I was just bummed. I'm serious. He just sat there and thought, you know, I've been doing this for three years and it takes a ton of my time and effort and I'm like, you know, I could just, I could just do something else. And I thought, let me take a look over the last few episodes and see what, what happened. And then then matters got even worse for me. What I realized was the majority of the episodes over the last four or five months where my own, where I wasn't interviewing people was just me dropping what I thought was value bombs. And they basically were duds and I thought, oh my gosh, maybe nobody likes me. Maybe my value of my contents suck. And the only value I have is just an interview in other people.
Speaker 2: 03:41 And all of a sudden this crazy stuff went through my head. Like, you know, Dave, this doesn't matter anymore. It stopped doing this. You're wasting your time. No one cares. And really for the, like the last 24 hours, I've just been in this funk and I'm like, you know what? I don't need to do this. I don't want to do this. At times I do this in hopes of providing value to people and if they're not getting value or I'm getting lower value than I thought, what am I doing? And so I was sitting there and I was talking to my son Shanda this morning and just kind of venting because I was frustrated and just, I've got fucking live and next week it's literally three days away and I'm supposed to record for podcasts and realizing that nobody likes my podcast when I do it myself.
Speaker 2: 04:26 And so I was just sitting there going, channel, I'm done with this thing. It's like, dad, you can't be done. You can't be done. I'm like, Chan, I'm done. I am so tired. I'm so tired of publishing and it not mattering anybody. I'm just like, ah, I've got a bunch of other stuff I've got to be doing and I should be doing than this and I don't want to spend my time recording these podcasts and I have to thank him because if it wasn't for him, you wouldn't even be getting this podcast. I basically sent me a box and said, you know, dad, Dan, one of the things you've been struggling with is this whole idea as far as being more vulnerable and telling people and sharing with people really what's going on. He said, you need to get on and do a podcast where you literally share.
Speaker 2: 05:07 They know it right now. It kind of sucks and you want to quit and let people know that. And I said, I hate it. It's just not in my nature to go down. Go down that direction. He said, well dad, you need to do it. So because of Shannon there, you're getting this totally open, revealing pot revealing podcast of where things are, what I'm going through and I'm hoping, um, so first of all I'm going to continue to publish. I mean, continue to podcast. I'm going to get even better people on the podcast and I'm going to improve my value or what I hope will be my value to anybody who's listening to this. So those are the two things I'm committing to do. And I've decided I'm for sure I'm going to do this at least until episode 500. So I've got another 200 or so in front of me that I have to do.
Speaker 2: 05:53 Um, and I'm gonna see if I can get this thing up and growing to where I want it to, where it's getting the value that, that, that I feel like I'm providing the value to enough people. Um, and so again, Chandler, I have to thank you for that, uh, recommitting instead of bailing out and quitting on this thing. And then the other thing that happened just recently was recently being like an hour ago as I got a, uh, an email. I saw it on Facebook and then I saw the email from Steven. And so he's got his own, he's got a couple of different podcasts and he and I've had, uh, we were actually supposed to a podcast last week together. My schedule got busy. He has got busy, and so we'll, we'll get that one done and there'll be one you can look forward to coming.
Speaker 2: 06:36 But I was going through and I saw this podcast and I thought, you know what, Stephen's been spending a ton, I mean, literally tens of thousands of dollars a month on his content, publishing it, advertising it, getting it out there. And so I, when I saw his podcast or his Facebook live, or I'm sorry, Facebook posts and then his email at that, I want to share this with you. Uh, and I, I hope that it resonates as well for you as it did for me. So basically the, the email started off saying, if I had to start over.dot, dot. So I'll just kind of read this to you and, uh, and hopefully get the context out of this as well. So as cracks me up, when people ask Steve, how would you do it over again? I'd start publishing earlier. Well, Steve, what's the biggest thing I could do to have success published regularly?
Speaker 2: 07:20 Well, Steve, is there any single grace tip you've been given after sitting so close to Russell? Well, take your phone out. He record and say stuff. Well, Steve, how long does it take the average person to do this? Well, I'm not average and who cares about the clock? Just publish it anyways. Well, Steve, what's the most important part of funnel building that I can focus on? You can have rough to mediocre sales message offer and funnel building skills, and it'll all be okay if you're publishing well, Steve, I need to be better before I start publishing. Well, cool. Did you talk about that feeling on your latest pop publishing an episode on a side note, that's the one that resonated with me. Then he goes on to say there's very little reason I can think of weight. You don't? Nope. There's no reason. There's no reason I can think of why you shouldn't be publishing.
Speaker 2: 08:08 I've never found a negative. Even when I sucked my friends. Marketing equals stories. You can't be good at them unless you practice them. Why not build a following in parentheses? The real asset in business and publish your stories. Don't know, but I'll publish about it. And then it goes on to basically see it the next funnel away challenged about to start. And he said he'd love to send his bonuses to you as a bribe. Morrison's are kind of ridiculous and I'm publishing in his link here. So please go ahead and sign up through his affiliate link. It's OFA signup.com. Again, it's o f a signup.com. I'm publishing his link here because he was kind enough to let me use his story as part of my podcast and he encouraged me by reading his email. So realize the importance of publishing. So a couple of takeaways and hopefully this makes sense to you.
Speaker 2: 08:55 The first takeaway is the fact that you have to publish even when you don't want to. In fact, especially when you don't want to. I remember with Russell, it was literally hundreds of episodes, uh, his publishing where if he actually knew his numbers, he wouldn't have done it just because he was publishing all the pain, all the suffering, all the agony of closing down a business, restarting a new business, and trying to document that journey. So realize when you're publishing, one of the most important things to publish is more about the journey. And again, I'm going to take my own advice. I'm going to start publishing more about my journey as a, as a podcast host and a pub and a publisher and also some of the other things that are happening here at click funnel. So you're going to see a lot more of the stories and a lot more of the emotion.
Speaker 2: 09:35 I'm going to, again, that's over the next 200 episodes. I'm trying to become much more transparent, much more vulnerable, and really kind of share the pain and the frustration that happens as for one as a, as a podcast host and a publisher, but also to as a partner in click funnels and some of the stuff that we're going through. And some of the pain and the frustration and the headaches and all the things that just happen. So again, I want to make sure that you understand the importance of publishing. You have to publish on a regular basis. If you're not publishing, you need to take your phone out. I literally am recording this into my iPhone. Uh, do an exactly what Steven said. So first of all, I hope this podcast gives you courage to go out and start to publish. And if you're publishing and you feel like no one's listening, it doesn't matter.
Speaker 2: 10:16 Really, it only has to impact one. For me that impact today was Chandler and I was so appreciative the t he took the time to encourage me to continue going forward. Number two, realize that when you're publishing, the most important thing is to start getting better at telling stories. Uh, spend the time, tell the stories you can publish as an interviewer, as I've done in the past, but realize one of the best things to do is to learn to really get better at telling stories, which is what I am going to be doing in the future. More of, even though to be honest with you, those are the, those have been the episodes in the past that haven't resonated as well. So I'm going to try to get better at doing that. Third thing I'd ask is if you find value in this, I would love just getting some feedback from it.
Speaker 2: 10:56 If there are people that you would like me to interview, please let me know. I actually have a pretty deep rolodex and that's been one of the skills I have as far as being able to contact and connect with a lot of people. So if there's someone you would like me to interview, let me know. Just send me an Instagram message, a Facebook personal message, or you can always email me David click funnels, but reach out. Let me know who you'd like. Second of all, if there's content that you would like for me to provide, uh, things of my past or things that we're going through right now, let me know. I really want to make sure this is a value to you. I appreciate anyone who's listened to this and in return for that, I want to make sure that you're getting value out of that.
Speaker 2: 11:29 So with that said, first and foremost, go out and publish. Second of all, let me know how I can make this podcast better for you. And third, if you haven't signed up for the one funnel away challenge, I'd encourage you right now to go side through uh, through Steven's firstname.lastname@example.org. I appreciate him allowing me to use his story as a part of my story here on this podcast. So get signed up for the next funnel way challenge ofa sign up.com. He's got a ton of bonuses that you can click and check and find out all those that you get, just they're going through his affiliate link. So thank you so much for listening to this. I hope you have an amazing day and publish, publish, publish. Hey Ron, thank you so much for taking the time to listen. I can tell you things I love more than anything else aside from listening to podcasts is reading books.
Speaker 2: 12:13 One of my favorite books was the very first book that Russell wrote. It's called DOTCOM secrets. It's the underground playbook for growing your company online. So if you've already got a business or an idea and you've got something you want to get going right away, go ahead and check it out. We literally give you the book for free. You just pay the seven 95 shipping your hand on me. Just go to Dotcom secrets.com and we'll go ahead, we'll ship you out the book. You just pay seven 95 shipping and handling, and the book will be on its way to you. Thanks again so much for listening and remember, you're just one funnel away. Yeah.