FINALLY — Tim Ferriss TV is here, plus Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Glitch Mob

[PLEASE NOTE: This contest has ended per the rules explained below. Thanks!]

I cannot put into words how excited I am to write this post. Perhaps it’s because I’ve had 3 glasses of wine, or perhaps it’s the glee of F bombs below.

But no.

It’s because I have a huge TV announcement, an opportunity to get a personalized video from Arnold Schwarzenegger (seriously), and much more.

Short and sweet — I FINALLY got digital rights to my TV show, The Tim Ferriss Experiment. It’s about how to conquer fear in any skill and 10x your learning speed. Think of it as Mythbusters meets Jason Bourne. Filmed and edited by the Emmy award-winning team behind Anthony Bourdain (Zero Point Zero).

It took eons of negotiating and lawyering, but I got digital rights for you guys, at long last.

This is my most important project of the last three years. It literally took blood, sweat, and tears. You’ll see my horrible injuries when you watch the show. In the parkour episode alone, I tore both ACLs, 6 of my 8 total quadriceps muscles (both legs), my rotator cuff muscles, and all the flexors in one forearm.

If you’ve gotten any value from me over the years, could you please buy the season pass for this fuckin’ show? 🙂 Click here to get 13 episodes for next to nothing. It’s cinematic, insane, and won’t disappoint. Here is all the craziness, including a free preview. In a nutshell:

Bestselling author Tim Ferriss (“The world’s best human guinea pig.” – Newsweek) pushes himself to the breaking point, attempting to learn notoriously punishing skills–surfing, professional poker, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, parkour, languages, etc.–in just one week each.

In every episode of The Tim Ferriss Experiment, Ferriss partners with the world’s best and most unorthodox teachers (Laird Hamilton, Marcelo Garcia, Stewart Copeland, etc.), who train him for a final gauntlet. Shocking breakthroughs, injuries, epiphanies, and disasters ensue. In cases where he succeeds, Tim shows you how to replicate his results. The mantra of the show is “you don’t need to be superhuman to get superhuman results…you just need a better toolkit.”

I’m too tired to hide my Long Island pedigree, so… please just buy this season pass here. You’ll fucking love it.

A few things to sweeten the pot…

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Glitch Mob Craziness

I don’t half-ass launches. I go whole ass. Perhaps even 110% ass. So here’s the deal:

I want EVERYONE to see this show. I’m super proud of it, and your support means the world to me. 2nd place is 1st loser in my mind, so I’m going all out.

To the person who promotes the show best (details below), I’m giving away two priceless prizes, both from icons:

1) You’ll get a personalized motivational video from the Terminator, the man who killed the Predator (for God’s sake, people!) — Arnold Schwarzenegger. If you want to slay dragons and become superhuman, Arnie can motivate you like no one else. He’ll record a video to psyche you to greatness.

2) You’ll get a custom “anthem” from one of the biggest electronic music groups in the world — The Glitch Mob! Band members Boreta and Ooah will create ~30 seconds of awesomeness, a worldwide original just for you. Use it to get amped to do incredible things. Listen to it every morning, listen to it when you need to kick ass, listen to it before workouts or whenever you need extra juice. No one can buy this.

Are you fucking kidding me? No, I am not. The above two are real.

And you can feel good about promoting and buying the show, as 25% of all launch week profits for the TV show go to After-School All-Stars, which supports after-school programs for at-risk youth who need mentors. They do amazing work, and I recognize how a few mentors steered me from disaster early in my life. I want everyone to have that opportunity.

So… how do you win these bonzo garbanzo bonuses?

1) Promote the hell out of The Tim Ferriss Experiment this week, driving clicks to the iTunes page:  Here’s one step to get you started.

2) Leave a comment on this post telling me what you did (including anything quantifiable), no later than this Sunday, May 3rd 2015, at 10pm PT. Comments must be submitted by 10pm PT. It’s OK if they’re in moderation and don’t appear live before 10pm. Note: You must include “#TFX” at the TOP of your comment to be considered! This is an IQ test on following directions.

3) By May 10th, I and my panel of magic elves will select the winner: he or she who describes in their comment how they drove the most downloads/listens. If you drive people to buy season passes, you get major bonus points.

4) That’s it! Remember: Deadline is 10pm PT on May 3rd. No extensions and no excuses.

5) Of course, void where prohibited, no purchase required, you must be over 21, no minotaurs, etc.

But That’s Not All… (Cue Rotisserie Chicken)

If you simply buy the season pass, you can get a bunch of awesome stuff. Put another way, if you spend $14.99 USD, you get more than $200 in bonuses.  Here are the deets:

Important note #1: This only applies to people within the United States, or in US territories. Alas, I could only get rights for the US, so this is only available to residents of the US and US territories for now.  The network wouldn’t give me international rights, but I spent a small fortune trying.  I’ll keep trying.

Important note #2: Most of these prizes will be delivered by May 10th. You’ll receive confirmation and a remind about all of this, but when you purchase and submit proof of purchase, please be patient.

1) If you buy the full season pass of the Tim Ferriss Experiment, you will receive all of the below prizes.

2) When you purchase the full season (remember, single episodes don’t count), you’ll be sent goodies including:

CreativeLive: A $50 free credit + course from Neil Strauss on the creative process

CreativeLive is an online learning platform that broadcasts live, high-definition classes to more than 2 million students in 200 countries. The classes are amazing. Teachers include Pulitzer Prize winners, business luminaries, and more.  Neil Strauss, author of The Game, was one of my teachers for the “Dating Game” episode of The Tim Ferriss Experiment.

90-day free trial + a $200 coupon for WebinarJam

If you run any type of online business, WebinarJam Studio is a vital tool for entrepreneurs, which allows you to reach an unlimited number of people. The service is turnkey in terms of creating better conversions, allowing you to upload to YouTube, and integrate with your email list.

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts

It’s taken a long time, but I finally have transcripts from my “Best of iTunes 2014” podcast. Not just that, but I’ve put them together into a pretty e-book PDF of 600+ pages. These are never-before-released transcripts of 25 of the most popular episodes of The Tim Ferriss Show, including episodes featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Triple H, Jon Favreau and more.

ChefSteps: Free high-def cooking classes (don’t ignore this)

This was an invaluable resource for me when I was writing and research The 4-Hour Chef. ChefSteps is a James Beard Award–winning team of chefs, filmmakers, designers, writers, and scientists on a mission to help people cook smarter. and its companion app are designed to inspire creativity in the kitchen through high-quality interactive content, classes, tools, and resources that will inspire and educate cooks at any skill level.

[REMINDER: This contest is now over per the rules above. Thanks!]

And that’s the whole story!

Still wondering what I’m talking about?  Here you go.

I hope you love watching it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Much love and high fives from California,


The Tim Ferriss Show is one of the most popular podcasts in the world with more than 900 million downloads. It has been selected for "Best of Apple Podcasts" three times, it is often the #1 interview podcast across all of Apple Podcasts, and it's been ranked #1 out of 400,000+ podcasts on many occasions. To listen to any of the past episodes for free, check out this page.

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324 Replies to “FINALLY — Tim Ferriss TV is here, plus Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Glitch Mob”

  1. Tim, Couldn’t buy in Australia 🙁 We’re all one global community now – why are digital purchases not available to everyone, at the same time, at the same price? As a fellow global citizen, please set an example and release your great content to us all.

  2. #TFX Hi Tim, Like everyone else I’m sure, I’ve promoted The Tim Ferriss Experiment via my Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter, but in an effort to be unique, I’ve also added it to my law firm’s website. Drop me an email if you want me to post the link.

  3. #TFX

    Happy to spread the word! Your books, methods and ideas have changed my life and the life of my family (in 2009 myself, my wife and 2 very young kids took a one year mini-retirement trip around the U.S. in an RV about 1 month after I finished 4-Hour Workweek).

    I purchased the entire TV season today and already watched one of the episodes.

    Tonight I;

    – twitted to multiple accounts both personal and professional (200+)

    – sent to all my friends on Facebook (800+)

    – also sending to my 600+ linkedin contacts

    I used your default text, because why change a good thing.

    “Just downloaded The ‪#‎TimFerriss‬ Experiment, the new no. 1 TV show on iTunes! Check out the killer trailers here: ‪#‎tfx‬”

    Continued success to you!


  4. @Carlos, Paul,

    This is purely theoretical and might not be compliant with all Apple rules.

    1. VPN into US

    2. open a US Itunes account (with non registered name/address combo)

    3. have a US friend send you an Itunes giftcard (electronically)

    4. top up your US Itunes account with giftcard code

    5. buy the TFX show

  5. Dear Mr. Tim Ferris,

    My name is Haoxuan Wang from Taiwan. I am writing to express my appreciation to your work Four Hour Workweek. The book really provides me a new perspective as to how we can take control of our work and really live the life we want.

    I have decided to pursue the life of freedom like you and I plan to establish my passive-income business within 6 months. If there is any way that I can contribute to your work or be of help to you in any way, I would consider it a privilege and please do not hesitate to let me know.

    I am also a long time reader of your emails. I don’t read them all but I really admire your enthusiasm at such enormous number of things. (One thing though, you really write a lot and sometimes I just can’t follow everything)

    Have a nice day

  6. Just so you’re aware, you can create an American iTunes account without using a credit card, buy iTunes credit and just redeem it on your American account. It will be attached to a separate account than your main account, but will be fully available in iTunes.

    It’s how I got around this issue previously.

  7. Can’t seem to open the link in iTunes. Located in Sweden but have also tried with VPN from US. Does not work as well. Something wrong?

  8. Hi Tim,

    I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. This looks amazing! Congratulations on finally getting it out to the world.

    Realistically, would this be available anywhere else besides iTunes? For you, I’ll create an iTunes account, but I’d love to avoid doing so if I can.

  9. Ferriss… I live in Spain and can get access to Canadian or Spanish itunes. If there’s any solution for me to get this, please advise. Would love to see the show.

  10. I believe you have done un-believable work (Have been following you for 6 months now. Watching every video which has TIm Ferriss associated with it.)

    I was really looking forward to seeing all the 13 episodes.

    But I live in India.

    Is there any way that people outside US might get a chance to see ‘The Tim Ferriss Experiment.

    An Aficionado

  11. Hola Tim, esta disponible tu show para iTunes del Reino Unido? Estoy teniendo problemas para acceder


  12. #TFX

    Posted the 4HWW link to the show on my facebook page. I know its not much but I think this will drive you the most views and here is why.

    1.) I kick ass.

    2.) Pimpin’ ain’t easy.

    3. )A long time ago, in a galaxy far,

    far away….

    It is a period of civil war.

    Rebel spaceships, striking

    from a hidden base, have won

    their first victory against

    the evil Galactic Empire.

    During the battle, rebel

    spies managed to steal secret

    plans to the Empire’s

    ultimate weapon, the DEATH

    STAR, an armored space

    station with enough power to

    destroy an entire planet.

    Pursued by the Empire’s

    sinister agents, Princess

    Leia races home aboard her

    starship, custodian of the

    stolen plans that can save

    her people and restore

    freedom to the galaxy….


  13. It seems a lot of other non-US fans have spent their time looking to get the show. Let us know if it’s US only, I spent a few hours trying to get your show legitimately.

  14. #TFX

    TIM! Great stuff here man. Congratulations on breaking the red tape from the crazy evil-doers. I’m doing what I can to help promote this beast. Nothing mind-blowing, but you can bet I’ll be sharing it on TWTR/FB and several slack chats as much as possible.

    Best of luck on the launch! Let’s keep that #1 iTunes ranking going!

  15. Itching to see this, any clue how we can access it from Canada? Or when you might have it available on itunes for us in the great white north?

  16. A HUGE thank you for not just showing, but demonstrating how you push the boundaries of human possibility. Just Awesome!

  17. When you state 25% of “launch week” profit goes to After-School All-Stars, what is the exact time frame of “launch week”. Thanks.

    1. I will also be sending out an e-mail link to my customers. I have a family sporting goods company that sells equipment and uniforms to schools and teams. I am sure the coaches and A.D.’s would like to see your golfing episode. That will probably going out tomorrow.

  18. Excited to finally dig in to this, congrats on winning the war!

    On an unrelated note, with your emphasis (read: personal quest) on focus and productivity have you ever experimented with pharmaceuticals (adderall, concentra, etc.)? If so, what was your experience and did it compare to other methods you currently use? If not, is there a reason you haven’t attempted this? Inquiring minds would like to know….


  19. Way to go! What about Canada? Will it be available here? iTunes give error when trying to link to your show.


  20. Buenas tardes, quiero comprar la temporada, pero no está disponible para Colombia, ¿La podrían colocar en amazon donde es más sencillo hacer una compra?

    [Moderator: email address removed.]

    Feliz día.

  21. Just came back from two weeks of surfing (and wakeboarding) in Sri Lanka. Wish i had your surfing episode earlier! 🙂

  22. Tim!

    I would be honoured to have you as a guest on my podcast as a feature for your tv series release! I can not wait to see the full season, I have been anxiously awaiting!

    My podcast is called Lean Business and I am combining Digital Entrepreneurship with Digital Manufacturing & 3D printing.

    I share your passion for education reform and the new age of digital entrepreneurship. You’ve changed my life.



  23. Tim! Do you wear earplugs/protection when you’re doing crazy loud stuff? Please do!!!! You’ll be thankful for later in life 🙂 There are musician/specific earplugs that you can get molded for your ears, so you can still hear general noise but it takes off the edge.

  24. Hi, Tim! I bought the season through an iPad mini and unfortunately I coudnt put my name in any place in the device (for the screenshot). I have sent the image anyway. I’m gonna install iTunes in a laptop ASAP to see if I can do it again, in the required way. Hope it’s fine. All the best, Koko Tbone.

  25. I want to buy the series. But I have a chromebook and Android devices and currently you are restricting your willing to pay for it fans from enjoying it on anything else other than Itunes. And Itunes can only be used on Macs, Iphones and PCs. Not Chromebooks like I have. I know you only write on a Mac but when and how will the series be available to purchase on Chromebooks for us heretics who prefer non Macs, non Iphone and non PC devices?

  26. #TFX Hey Tim! So to promote the show, I decided to tweet it out here: Then I decided to use my unfair advantage of access to Twitter Ad Tools to promote that tweet to a US audience, targeted to keywords like “Tim Ferris”, “entrepreneur”, “biohacker”, “author”. As for quantifiable results, the tweet ended up with 8 retweets & 15 favorites…but this is about link clicks, isn’t it? The promoted tweet amounted in 31k+ impressions & 194 clicks to the site. Work smarter, not harder, I always say!

    P.S. happy to verify these numbers outside of the comment section.

  27. Good luck with the show Tim – can’t get it in the UK yet but I’m excited.

    One question – you are clearly very good at rapidly learning skills but also there are some things that you seem to return to regularly even after you have reached a high level (Japanese would appear to fit into this). I’m wondering if this is the case or not?

    Are there any interests / hobbies that you are continuing to work on? Maybe past a simple 80:20 analysis…?

    You have commented on the value of being a polymath before but do you have any multi-math ideals? Ie – various things you plan on continuing to work on for the rest of your life even whilst you try to hack knew skills?

    Anyway – good luck again with the show



  28. I’m excited you were able to get the rights to the show – can’t wait to watch it! And can’t wait to show the surfing one to my husband, he LOVES surfing and never has time to hone that skill. Have always enjoyed your content and podcasts, can’t wait to see the TV version now.

  29. Congrats on the show, Tim. I felt like you really came into it on the surfing and the last episode. The arc from writer to performer is a formidable one, well done. -witskis.

    1. If I may profer a piece of TV cam advice: Premeditate a small handful of short, colorful phrases using descriptive adjectives that mean that same thing as: “things are going well” and “great” and “I’m ready”. This way you can fire them off naturally and it will give each future episode a more distinct feel than repeating the same thing too many times. Don’t get me wrong: you’re a rockstart, but just something I thought might help. -witskis.

  30. Tim,

    Im a fan of your work but i feel like i got ripped off on this one. The episodes are way too short and i feel like not everything is explained. Im currently doing brazillian jiu jitsu and when i watched the episode on that, i was hoping it could provide some more insights so that i can actually use it too. You say that you have a ton of extra footage and putting it on later for free so idk why i even paid for this.

  31. So just for iTunes in the US of A then? Your link to iTunes keeps telling me that I need to have iTunes – and I have for 5 years…

  32. Tim, how did you heal your rotator cuff injury? I’m using my Powerdot electrical stimulation device right now (two actually) but can you recommend anything else?

  33. Transcripts?!?

    I asked for transcripts countless of time to be posted here to accompany the podcasts. Now, you are selling it as a bonus.

    Why can’t I get that transcripts at no cost so that I can have an equivalent function as other people who can hear the podcasts here at no cost.

    This is a discrimination.

  34. If you are having troubles getting Itunes to work on your 64 bit pc, what I did after a lot of tinkering was download

    Quicktime player

    and on the

    windows bar you should see a link that says update apple and that should install a legit copy of Itunes

  35. My thoughts on the Tim Ferriss Show having bought it and watched it all.

    By far the best episodes where those that were most instructional and for me that was the business episode. The 1 hour Behind-The-Scenes footage was invaluable in seeing what an in-person meeting with you would be like, with your thought process clearly demonstrated as you walked through a mental framework with the yoga business owner. Very practical and full of insights.

    With equal passion, I hate your dating episode because it was such a disappointment. You spent the whole experience trying to improve *access* to girls as your method of hacking instead of actually hacking the *dating* of girls — it’s almost like having your drumming episode all about researching and testing various drumkits and claim you’ve “hacked drumming”, WTF? What’s surprising is that you had Neil Strauss, to a guy like him hacking dating is hacking “attraction”, this is what needed to be deconstructed with your framework and focused upon. I so wish you could redo this episode.

    With that, the episodes were fun to watch and flew by, even with the behind the scenes footage, I still want a documentary on each episode.

    Thanks Tim, loved watching them ( and it’s a bit sadistic of me, but I couldn’t stop laughing at your shaking legs in the parkour episode!)


  36. Gringo, you have to get the rights for the UK! I just read half your promotional stuff and got amped up to buy then 🙁

  37. #TFX I’d love to show you a screen shot of my purchase but it ain’t showing up on the UK store. What’s with that? At the age of 53 I just took up SCUBA as an asthmatic! BTW

  38. Another geo-blocked promotion – what a waste of not just time but good will.

    Even without the bonuses I was interested in watching but Apple has once again decided to treat non-USA users as 2nd class. So I’ll pass…

  39. #TFX

    Hey Tim!

    To promote this awesome show I did a bunch of things! First, I posted this to my Instagram page of about 600 followers. Also, I told all my friends to check it out and even offered to have them over so they could watch an episode first.

    Finally, and most importantly, I shared the info with a club I started at my shool, which is devoted to self-improvement/lifestyle design. The practices I have your discovered from your website and a couple others have been so instrumental that I wanted to share them with the other kids in my school!

    This group is an amazing set of individuals and I am sure they will love the show as much as I do!

    I think more than anything, these bonuses would be really inspiring to everyone as a testament to the idea that success is easiest where there is less competition, typically at the hard to accomplish things.

    Thanks for considering my entry!


  40. For fellow Canadians I have a hack that allows you to use your Credit Cards with US iTunes account and download the show.

    1- register a new Email and a new iTunes account selecting US as the option.

    2- Take your Canadian Postal code and strip out the characters ; Example A1B0B6 becomes : 106 – then append a 00 or a 01 to the end

    3- Lookup the 10600 or 10601 code on USPS website to see what United States city this translates to :!input.action

    go to Cities By Zip Code tab.

    4- Now you have a valid US address and your credit card should validate/

    5- Download the show and enjoy

  41. #tfx

    I’ve gone balls to wall on this one…

    >Posted on Twitter to 78,000 followers

    >Emailed to the database of > 170,000 (not something I’ve ever done but I’m the biggest Arny fan ever)

    >Posted on Facebook to 103,000 of my followers

    > Snapped chatter a picture of the iTunes page to 32,000 friends and followers

    Thanks so much for all the work you put into your show, your messages and books have had huge impact on my life!!

    Take it easy,


  42. Tim, those are some incredible bonuses. You’re an incredible marketer, and the way you leverage what people really want is just amazing. I love everything you’ve put out so far and I can’t wait to delve into this TV show like a ferocious lion tearing into a toddler. Whoa… that got dark. Anyways, thanks man and keep up the amazing work!

  43. Finally!! Thank you, Tim, for working to get the rights to your awesome show! I’ve been waiting! Already purchased the whole season & can’t wait to watch! No need for the freebies…have & will continue to support all that you do:). Keep it up!

  44. Trying to upload the screenshot of my iTunes purchase for the free gifts. The “Choose File” button does not work. I just get an error. What’s happening?

  45. #TFX

    We rallied our Mizzen+Main #MainMen to support the show in the first week and are giving away some shirts to those who tweet out that support!

  46. YES! Thanks for getting the rights and making these available. Was super excited when the first ones were released and I can’t wait to get through the rest of them.

  47. #TFX

    Hey Tim. Been following you for years and enjoy your content. I believe this to be my first iTunes purchase and I know I won’t regret it!

    I shared it on Twitter and Facebook and hope you break the downloads record on iTunes.

  48. #TFX Thank you for all you’ve done. Guess who I recommended you to – a Dexcom rep! Funny how the world works. I’m hoping she’ll let me “test” a device for a while, should be a fun experiment. And thanks to John Lee Dumas for helping get your word out – glad I didn’t miss bonus week. Thought I’d just get the poker episode, but how could I miss out on the Season Pass. Take care!

  49. #TFX

    Hey Tim, so this was a bit of an experiment myself. I have thousands of Quora credits from when I asked and answered a bunch of questions years ago. They have just been accumulating so I thought I could put them to good use.

    I put this question on Quora

    Included the trailer on YouTube, a link to iTunes (both above the fold), and a list of things you tackled, all under the guise of “Is Tim Ferriss full of shit?” Which can’t really be answered unless you watch the show.

    Initially I included these topics.

    I then proceeded to “ask to answer” about 20 people. One thing I noticed is that the type of people suggested for A2A correlated with the number of people following those topics. So the A2A list was predominantly Dating, TV, and Learning New Things. I really couldn’t get at the Parkour and Rally people until I removed those large topics, refreshed, and did the A2A again. Using this technique I was able to ask about 60 people who identified in the various groups.

    As you can see from the answers, there is a golfer, a surfer, a poker player, a race advisor, etc. So it was effective at reaching those people. Each person asked was either free or under 100 credits to ask. If they didn’t answer, I just get those credits back.

    So after I got a bunch of answers, of which almost all are positive, its time to promote the question. Using my Quora credits I spent 1,000 to promote the question to 200 people in one burst. This was effective in upping the view count but I suspected there was an issue. With all the big topic categories back in there, I suspect that the people selected to promote to would be dominated by Television, Dating etc. So I removed all topics but one, lets say Parkour and promoted the question to 50 people for 250 credits. This actually took a while for the promotion to occur. Quora lets you know how many people have viewed the question from the promotion. For example, when I promoted to only the Tim Ferriss (author) topic, it took about 8 hours to reach 5 people. Way too long, so I had to bring in some more topic categories to reach enough people quick enough. I did this a few times over the course of 24 hours. I’m actually still doing this. When I’m finished I will add all the original topics back for maximum exposure.

    I also asked as many people I could find on Quora who were also part of the show. This included Kevin Rose, Noah Kagan, and surprisingly Terry Laughlin. No answers from them though.

    It’s hard to keep track of just how many credits I have spent as they are constantly credited back to me, but I would have to guess it’s close to 3,000.

    Keeping track of dollars spent is easier, its $0.

    According to Quora it has 1,416 views as of 11:37 PM EST. I suspect this will rise to a degree from organically within Quora. Also Quora’s SEO game is on point, so it will probably get picked up on some long tail TFX searches.

    I can’t say how many clicked through to iTunes or who made a purchase, but its clear even from the comments that it converted some people.

    All in all, I would say Quora is a good way to target specific groups if you do it right and if you have credits to burn then why not.

    I’ve half way through the season now and its good, but not great. I too want to bicycle spoke myself in the eye just knowing there was so much awesome stuff you left out. The one conversation at Samovar was pure gold in the Entrepreneur extended footage. Fucking TV man.

    Anyways, best of luck with your other stuff. I read 4HWW back in 2008 and it inspired me to quit my job, literally sewing Nike swooshes onto gym bags for minimum wage. I didn’t have a boss for another three years when I got involved in the whole startup thing, and thats turned out pretty well too.

    So I owe you some gratitude and I’m glad I could participate in your contest.


  50. #TFX This year my goal is to master GOLF and looks like you have done most of the work for me 🙂 THANKS TIM!

  51. #TFX

    i really wanted to take a straightforward approach in promoting the show to my friends and family : so to all of them who knows English i told them about it and show them some of it on my ipad, and made a deal with everyone of them : you purchase it and if after watching all the episodes you don’t like it i will give you the 14$.

  52. #TFX

    I posted on Facebook and Twitter. I have your 4 Hour Chef book and it changed my life! Carry on and keep challenging what’s possible in education!

  53. Can someone give me a working link to purchase the season pass? The links provided in the blog post take me to the iTunes download page – which I already have installed. When I search for the tv show on iTunes directly, I am able to buy all the episodes in the season, but there isn’t an option to buy the season pass. Am I missing something?

  54. #TFX

    Yo Tim, congrats! Love the TV show, and the fact that you decided to grow using television. It’s a powerful medium that will educate a broader spectrum of people about your life’s work in a fun way.

    Thank you for this opportunity to collaborate again! Jillian Birkholz has been working as my Marketing Intern all semester, and we took on your challenge together. Here are our top three goals:

    1.) Grow my “Cosmic Mug” e-mail waiting list to over 10,000 people.

    2.) Launch a Kickstarter for my “Cosmic Mugs” with an extremely high likelihood of reaching our $30,000 goal in less than 1 hour, surpassing $100,000 in one week, and reaching $200,000 by the end of our 30 day Kickstarter. Here is the preview link:

    3.) Become a real world example of how anyone, even a young craftsperson living in a tiny Minnesota town, can use your principles to achieve great wealth and success in a short period of time.

    We think this would be the best way to promote your new TV show in the long run. My “Cosmic Mugs” project would also be a successful example of your “muse” concept from the 4HWW and your “Hacking Kickstarter” blog post.

    Jillian wrote this blog post about your TV show on my website:

    We published the post to my Mailchimp newsletter, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flikr. I also did your Thunderclap campaign, and then attended a Periscope “Tea Time” and tweeted throughout to try and get you trending.

    In the past week, my mailing list has gone up from 538 to 707 subscribers. We really want to grow with you organically, in a way that makes sense for both of our careers. We hope that the “Cosmic Mugs” Kickstarter will be a way for us to prove our value and rekindle our relationship, while making this new type of art available to the masses at more approachable prices.

    With your help, pottery could reenter the mainstream eye for the first time since that damn, “Ghost” movie with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore!

    Do you think this is a good plan? Is this the best way to grow our careers mutually?



  55. #TFX

    Tim – I am hugely appreciative of all you do, and I love what I have seen of TFX so far (I am binge watching).

    My strategy was to tweet, Facebook, and instagram the hell out of it! Maybe that’s not a strategy so much as overflowing ebullience, but so be it!


  56. Hi Tim,

    Congrats for the idea. I am looking forward to it and I am exited about the #TFX. What you mean in your text above is that show will not be available in Europe?



  57. Give your Aussie followers some love on the iTunes store so we can download it, love it and promote it!

  58. #TFX

    After startling my friends with my quick pickup of the Ukulele, I struggled to explain to them succinctly how to quickly pick up new skills. I’ve planned to re-purpose our scheduled movie night with a viewing of Episode 1 to encourage them to buy the full season and watch you deconstruct things that they KNOW take years of practice to be proficient in (specifically Rapid Language Learning).

    I know once they see the value of your process they will throw down to see the full season. Plus maybe they’ll give me less flak for being a Tim Ferriss fanboy.

  59. #TFX

    Hi Tim, I wrote up a case study on my recent experiments inspired by you and Matt Mullenweg, what I learned from you and most importantly how I IMPLEMENTED lessons from your podcast:

    Used the opportunity to promote your podcast, 4HWW, 4HB, *and* the new tv series. Shared everywhere and mailed several thousand on my list.

    Please read here for details, screenshots, and RESULTS: (spoiler: over 1K+ clicks so far to your show)

    Many thanks for all the hard work you put into every spectacular piece of content you put out for us! And congrats on the TFX iTunes launch 😉

  60. Hey Tim, I have been trying for the past 3 days to find a way to access The Tim Ferris Experiment, however iTunes doesn’t even show me the page to subscribe. None of the links you are giving works for me. I live in Cyprus (Europe). Please look into that. Thank you!

  61. #TFX

    I tried the Human approach twice

    1st. Bulletproof Coffee Cafe @ Santa Monica

    – I mentioned it to Chris from Pavlok, Emma (BP employee), & Dave Asprey.

    (Evidence of me at the event include a post which Dave shouted me out for being “Bulletproof”)

    2nd. My roommate who I will actually gift the show too with the hope he gifts it to some one else.

    NOW~ I will post the link on my Facebook Page.

    Best of Luck Tim.

    Take Care

    – Jesus

  62. Tim, this show takes your level of awesomeness to a whole.. nother.. level. Binged watched the whole thing. Now preparing myself for the behind the scenes episodes.

  63. TFX#

    TFX# and the 4 Hour Promoter

    I decided to keep the 4 hour brand that has served me so well over the years – and decided to become The 4 hour promoter for one week #TFX style. If brevity is awarded, I’m done for. Deleting this may be a better course of action than reading on….

    I made the #TFX my very own because I was so captivated by Tim’s use of the word fuck in the form of a predicate adjective on the initial announcement! What an opener. I rolled with the whole fuckin’ enchilada tweet and Facebookin proclamation out of the gates. It was well received. It was fun. I was the center of attention and I was energized!

    Immediate positive reinforcement forced me out of the river I was fly fishing in and back to the office/ranch for some FerrisTV binging and learning how to promote 4 hour style.

    First things first. I had to break this TwitterGram shit down into the most effective use of my time and into squeezing action out of my minuscule following. I decided to go with engaging high profile tweeters using a secret strategy. This is a strategy I have had success with in the past and engage Tweetters in some clever .@ banter. In affect bringing all of their followers into the my conversation thus giving me an outside shot at some conversions. This .@ is a powerful strategy I learned and received excellent exposure across my favorite “twitterfiles” from time to time. I learned this from Twitter juggernaut @garyvee.

    With quick follows from and retweets from some good ones @Leadpages, @sxsw, Sacca, @thesharkdaymond, Strauss to name a few, I figured I’d better support these tweets with a Blog Post.

    That’s what Timmy would do right?

    I crammed in a couple of old @mixergy interviews with Andrew Warner and some @foundation pod casts with Dane and Andy to freshin’ up on promotion and copywriting. I am a rookie let’s remember.

    I wrote the content for my – “unbelievable money back offer” – and sent to my VA for spelling and syntax overhauling. Yes I actually offered a money back guarantee if people didn’t love it (qualifier: they have to watch all 13 episodes and email me a sentence on why they didn’t like it). As Heidi battled through my mangled prose, I deconstructed my sphere of influence into smaller demographics and tried to find categories based on the episodes content.

    I broke my network into 6 categories that I thought I could appeal to with a slightly different email message for each, but utilized the same blog content for time efficiency.

    About that time I found myself bingeing on TV a slight change in my previously “sophisticated” behavior. (Sure Dubner would get a kick out of this).

    In timely fashion, I noticed that both The Shark Tank and #TFX were hot on the interwebs as topics. As TV was filling my dopamine receptors to overload, this gave me great ammunition . TV going viral in two different mediums simultaneously, wow. So I used these topics to reach a larger, currently engaged, demography.

    Now since I am in the throes of both a ketogenic 4 Hour Body type nutrition delivery phase, and I am practicing Ployphasic sleep with excellent success, I decided to use this as well as an excellent forum for content and engagement. A form of supporting social proof if you will.

    Lastly, I was having a conversation with Tim, Andrew Warner, and Khalid Hasim last week about the toughness of marketing “meditation” to the mainstream by virtue of some negative stigma associated with the word “meditation”. It has been swimming in my thoughts since so I thought I might utilize a wordsmithing challenge to both find an alternative term, and drive exposure to my promotion.

    This is where a lead page will come in but not till after the deadline for submission because even with superhuman energy and little sleep I am out of time.

    Wow that’s a lot of shit to get in order by myself, while operating my brick and mortar sporting goods store, launching a new fly fishing product online, and running a software company. This thought led me to lean on Tony Robbins’s teachings to grab a little syntax and formulate an action plan.

    I decided on this syntax; Twitter, FaceBook, Blog, personal email to my most likely 30 % to act in each category, LinkedIn (I always get the most traction on weekends), and close it out by recommending it as a starting place for those who had recently been inquiring to me for help with their businesses.

    A few other things – we rolled the trailers in a loop in my Store and at the tactical shooting range, and also at the local golf course to see if we could grab a little grass roots movement. Really grass roots I might add.

    I am only a few days into my week but already receiving incredible response. Tough to quantify cause I haven’t set up a lead page yet or had anyone ask for their money back (yet). Well even if this wasn’t clever or awesome to you, it was for me and for three reasons.

    One, I picked up tons of new followers (as a function of %) and great interactions. Two, I learned so much intellectually and emotionally as a result of watching and doing. Three, I am having a fuckin’ blast!

    Well I am standing outside the Tampa Airport, (sporting my exofficio drawers of course and in this humidity whew, good thing) waiting for the UBER heading to what I do best, working the room so…

    That’s all I got.

  64. #TFX

    I purchased the season pass! I watch it instead of the fight last night. Freakin awesome work, Tim!

  65. Dude – really. Just give us a link for the show. You’re promoting so hard you’re going to dislocate your fucking spine for fuck’s sake.

    Confusion + multiple ridiculous offers to help you make more money is of course = turn off.

    Calm down. I love your stuff. Everyone does.

    But you SERIOUSLY need to take a prozac.

  66. #TFX

    Hi Tim,

    Really enjoyed the series. I’ve set an electronic drum kit as my victory gift after we fulfill our Kickstarter, and will be teaching myself drums.

    I featured TFX in two updates to our Kickstarters.

    The first went out to 5,331 people:

    The second to 831 people:

    Hope your launch has gone well so far. Cheers.

  67. #TFX

    First Campaign:

    Promoted your link 50,000+ times, this text ad was viewed 50,330 times (impressions) across the Google Network. An impression is counted each time the ad is shown on a search result page or other site on the Google Network. The source for those views; computers, smartphones, tables, in both the Google Search Network and Google Partner Sites (non-google websites, AOL, youTube, and other Google Sites. Aside from achieving brand awareness, there were 225 clicks to Tim’s actual iTunes page.

    Screenshots; stats of impressions, clicks, and search terms, click link.

    I’ll post results from other ads, shortly.

  68. Thanks for all your hard work Tim! I loved the first few episodes. Glad it worked out for you, and I am stoked to watch the rest of the episodes.

  69. bought the season. Watched the first episode this am. Excellent!!! – I learned so much I used the DiSSS framework all afternoon to shape a plan for my team at work. About to binge watch a few more. Thanks Tim!!!

  70. #TFX

    Congrats on finally getting the rights for the show! Awesome !!

    As for promoting it, shared the link and the trailer on my FB page..That might not amount to much, especially when the vast majority of my friends are non-US based . But ! The show and your fantastic work is now known by a wide variety of people who might have not other way ( almost certain have not ) got in touch with your work. So kudos to me 🙂

    Keep up the amazing work you do!


    P.S. Most likely I won’t qualify for the bonuses since I’m not US-based either ( Melbourne girl here)..but ,season pass bought because “where is a will there is a way” ..but let’s not get into details..

  71. Campaign #2

    Promoted Tim Ferriss iTunes link 150,000 +/views. Campaign #2, consisted of banner ads, a mobile ad and one text ad, which generated 102,000 + impressions across websites, news pages, and blogs to Google websites including Gmail and YouTube, and 269+ clicks/iTunes page. The banner ads produced the most # of impressions, while the text ad produced the most # of clicks. Campaign #1 generated 50,330 views (impressions) across the Google Network and 225 clicks /iTunes page.

    (reference Campaign #1 link – scroll down to view banner ads, mobile and text ad)

  72. #TFX

    Campaign #2

    Promoted Tim Ferriss iTunes link 150,000 +/views. Campaign #2, consisted of banner ads, a mobile ad and one text ad, which generated 102,000 + impressions across websites, news pages, and blogs to Google websites including Gmail and YouTube, and 269+ clicks/iTunes page. The banner ads produced the most # of impressions, while the text ad produced the most # of clicks. Campaign #1 generated 50,330 views (impressions) across the Google Network and 225 clicks /iTunes page.

    (reference Campaign #1 link – scroll down to view banner ads, mobile and text ad)