OK let's try something fun.

I just minted a new NFT called "5 Minutes of Fame" on @opensea

This is a 1 of 1.

And it's not just a picture, it has actual utility built in.

Here's how it works:
first - here's the link to the NFT opensea.io/assets/0x495f9…
The NFT gives the holder the rights to 5 minutes of airtime on the My First Million podcast (~1 million downloads a month)

That "airtime" if we sold to a sponsor would be worth a few thousand. I started the auction at 0.25 ETH

The time is yours. You can use it how you want.
Wanna pitch your company? Use the 5 mins to talk about your co.

Wanna just hang with us? Pull up a chair and brainstorm

Wanna ask questions or get coaching from me and @theSamParr ? Go for it

The cool part is, the time is frozen. .. what does that mean?
lets say you think the show is going to keep getting bigger (we are 2.5x bigger this year than last year)

You can buy today and hold it for years, and it will age like fine wine. That "airtime" should (in theory) get more valuable over time as we grow.
we no longer take external sponsor $$$ , so this is the only way to buy airtime on the show.

This is the first time I've heard of anyone doing this - so I have no idea what's going to happen.

This is an experiment, to see what you can do with NFTs beyond pictures of animals
so let's see what happens. The bidding will go 1 week.

Then the owner can use it (burn the NFT by sending it to our wallet to get their 5 mins of fame)

OR hold it, and resell it for a potential profit later.

OK let the experiment begin opensea.io/assets/0x495f9…
ps for those who don't know - here's a link to the pod

over 1k ratings, 4.8 stars
ranked top 20 business podcast
we will do nearly ~10 million downloads this year

3 bids in. lets go!
fun fact, @awilkinson made a smart move

he called us and offered to fully buy-out ~6-12 months of future sponsorship on our podcast.

we were very small. But he was betting the future value would be worth more than it is today and made us a tempting offer
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