How This Black Entrepreneur Got A Job With Oprah Despite Having Only 15 Views On His Content

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People are often discouraged from creating content due to a lack of views or followers. However, hearing this inspiring story may provide content creators with a big boost of motivation to keep going.

Paul Brunson, an acclaimed matchmaker and entrepreneur, shared how the early stages of his content transformed into a life-changing moment in an interview with Steven Bartlett on The Diary Of A CEO.

Brunson noticed that his videos received around 11 or 12 views per week while releasing content every week. Despite the low number, he continued to produce and post high-quality work. Brunson had no idea that one of those viewers was none other than Oprah Winfrey.

How Oprah discovered Paul Brunson’s videos: When Brunson was doing pro bono matchmaking, he met a client who also happened to be an O Magazine writer. Oprah was looking for a “fresh voice” to help her develop a new TV show at the time. Brunson’s previous client then recommended him for the position. And the rest, as they say, is history.

“Oprah was watching this YouTube series,” Brunson told the host. “When I always look at it, to me it is a powerful story because she ends up offering me a job to co-host a television show with her on her brand new network off of this YouTube series that no one was watching but Oprah, my mother and like two other people.”

“AND I SAY IT’S A POWERFUL STORY ABOUT QUALITY OVER QUANTITY. ULTIMATELY THE WHO THAT’S WATCHING IS MORE IMPORTANT,” HE ADDED.

In 2012, Brunson went on to co-host OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Lovetown, USA” — a reality documentary TV series that worked to make Kingsland, GA, build a loving community.

Today, Brunson continues to create content and is an expert for “Married at First Sight UK.”

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