Joel Brown: Founder Of Explains Why He Said No To A Million Dollar Buy-Out

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Joel BrownJoel Brown from Perth, Western Australia, started a blog to share quotes and articles about his interest in personal development and success.

Joel worked hard, starting primarily with Twitter as a marketing tool, then branching into other social media platforms. His traffic grew, he produced more content and built on his success.

After nine months he added Adsense advertising to his blog and although it wasn’t overnight riches, within two years he was making as much from his blog as he did from his full time job. Hence he quit his job.

Around this time he started receiving offers from brokers working on behalf of people and companies interested in buying his blog. He said no to a $250,000 offer, and then $600,000 and even a couple of million dollar deals.

As you will hear Joel describe during the podcast, he’s more excited about seeing where will take him than selling out now.

Currently he’s making over $100,000 a year thanks primarily to advertising, reaching over one million people per month and delivering over 2.5 million pageviews.

How Joel Started

As always for EJ podcast interviews I asked my guest to explain his early days, what he did before he started his blog and what led him to the blogging path.

I was particularly curious to learn how Joel has reached such incredible amounts of people going after a market that is already very competitive.

It’s pretty clear that social media was the kickstart for his blog (in particular Twitter), which then helped his blog gain top rankings in Google, bringing in consistent traffic.

You can listen in to the entire story right now by downloading the podcast.

Enjoy the story!

Yaro Starak

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  • I have listened the Joel interview this is an awesome success story iam become a fan of Joel.

  • I liked the interview. Joel is certainly an inspiration to many young bloggers out there. I have read many blogs in my life and i can honestly say that very few blogs actually measures up. He did a great job and i wish him all the luck!!

  • I love Joel’s story and ‘Addicted2Success’. He’s done really well to get out of the 9-5 grind and build such an incredible and valuable website in only 3 years.

  • Joel is awesome man! He is a hardworking person! I like his interview, his determination by making as much from his blog, his traffic grew! Congratulations for the success.

  • Very inspiring story. I am not sure if i can turn down an offer even for 100k.

  • This is a great interview, Joel is a massive inspiration to me and anyone starting out in blogging. I learned a lot just from this podcast.

    Thank you Yaro and Joel.

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  • Hi,

    Obviously, Joel never made money his primary concern, for him, addicted2success is a passion and a game he enjoys so much. And this is the way to go for anybody who desires success.

  • Im a complete Newbie an I seriously would do whatever I can offord or or any tips Suggestion but I really need a complete program to tutorial me like. Newbie, or How to be a Successful blogger from a Expert point of view.

  • neera

    I am so honored to watch his video. he is a great man,so focused,so sharp. i want to walk on his path like a blogger. i need full tutorial from him. Joel if you are reading this plz talk to me. it would me my pleasure to talk to you.

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