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    Default 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Great story. He started the company when he was 13. He is 15 now and has 150 contracted employees. You can check out his site which can be found in this news story...looks like he consults for ecommerce, local seo, social media, website design, etc. So, basically proving that age doesn't have to be a barrier to success.
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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Now, that's inspiring!
    15 years and richer than parents!

    From the video I can tell that he is not the average kid, though.

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    wow this is truly astonishing, hats off to him and that too at a young age he deserves a pat.

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    Chapeau well done, thanks for the share OP!
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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Damn kids these days...

    Wait what? Holy shit!

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    That's really inspiring, I guess he is member of this forum as well

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Inspiring story. I hope he has a normal life after so much success so early.

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    It's also interesting that he serves as a head for various organizations at this age, building a business at this age you have to wonder how mature he must be...

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Pretty inspiring!

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    Will love to see him posting with his BHW account

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    This article made me want to learn how to code even more.
    I personally use their servers. Great uptime and support. Happy customer!




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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Media manipulation. There is no $3.5 million here, just a kid who wants to get into Harvard to become a copyright lawyer bad enough.

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    lol lol

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    He Might be able to do same at Age of 30. Because Success can not be always in your Hands. But still a Huge Motivation for All of Us to work even more Hard.

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Did anyone else look at the guys website and call shenanigans?

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Quote Originally Posted by alexglo View Post
    Did anyone else look at the guys website and call shenanigans?
    Exactly.

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    nice post...will let my kid check it out!

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    I dont want to be mean but I remember his old site where he linked to a website of his dad which was pretty much the same except than an older wordpress theme...
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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    I dunno, he wants to be a copyright lawyer and he's a vegetarian? Is that even allowed?

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Wow...

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Inspiring!

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    He owns an IT company of 3.5 mil and his own business website is created on a theme fuse theme that he didn't even tried to change the sliders images or captions???
    Hell yeah, this means that there is money to make even for my grandpa out there :P
    I will teach him how to install wp themes and sell them for $5k per year

    P.S
    I CALL THIS BULLSHIT, MEDIA BULLSHIT that makes people to believe anything

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Very inspiring, definitely not the ordinary kid
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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    at least we know where $91 from his 3.5 mio come from:
    https://www.elance.com/s/jaylenbledsoe/job-history/?t=1

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    He owns an IT company of 3.5 mil and his own business website is created on a theme fuse theme that he didn't even tried to change the sliders images or captions???
    My thoughts exactly. The story is full of holes like a Swiss cheese.
    What kind of a coder use $49 WP theme for his biz. What, he was out of ideas when he had to create his site? Give me a brake.
    And the kid bought fake Followers and now he is complaining how he "magicaly"lost 40K followers
    Oh yes, he has over 500 LinkedIN connections. WOW!

    I am not hating guys, the story is fake....as a fake Rolex

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    How could a 13 years old kid register a company ?

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Quote Originally Posted by SkyrocketSEO View Post
    I am not hating guys, the story is fake....as a fake Rolex
    That's a shame, but really interesting spin to create a viral video...

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    I call this out as fake too, I doubt he has successfully converted anyone from his company website & this whole story just stinks of bullshit.

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Seems quite fake to me as well, but still inspired me a little bit to try harder

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    BlackHatWorld is vicious! Nothing fake gets passed you guys since you tore that story apart like a tornado ripping through Oklahoma!

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    well if it true, sounds like very nice accomplishment

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Yeah, I call fake too! Probably outsourced all the work to Fiverr!

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    OMG.. I love this forum. It's rare to find ppl use their Brain instead of turning it to Toilets for media

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    His company is valued at 3.5 he doesnt have 3.5 in the bank and anyone who knows how companies are valued will know thats its actually less then 3.5 mill, maybe around 600k

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    Quote Originally Posted by alexglo View Post
    Did anyone else look at the guys website and call shenanigans?
    lol lol 8 million+ alexa rank

    Shame on me for reading MSM western media... getting info off huffington post is like shitting where you eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartosimpsonio View Post
    Inspiring story. I hope he has a normal life after so much success so early.
    With the way the world is right now, what would be normal? He will miss out on somethings but with the right people around him (Which is the hard part) he will be ok.
    Whatttttttttttttt??

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    What is his BHW username? ;-) Must have learned a lot of stuff from fellow mentors here.

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    Can't believe how many really think that's true rofl =))

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    So you guys are mad at him for BLACK HATTING the media?

    Please, you guys try to look more popular than you really are every day, that is the essence of black hat. He just did it better.

    He got on TV, Radio, he got Do - Follow editorial links from PR 8 Websites... Instead of hating his BH techniques someone should rinse/repeat/saturate the method, you just mad because a 15 year old thought of it 1st!


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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    At first I kinda believe it but then I glanced over to the right
    and see an article about Kim Kardashian => Just a bunch of Bollocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyrocketSEO View Post
    My thoughts exactly. The story is full of holes like a Swiss cheese.
    What kind of a coder use $49 WP theme for his biz. What, he was out of ideas when he had to create his site? Give me a brake.
    And the kid bought fake Followers and now he is complaining how he "magicaly"lost 40K followers
    Oh yes, he has over 500 LinkedIN connections. WOW!

    I am not hating guys, the story is fake....as a fake Rolex
    If you see the comments he replied back honestly: "Unfortunaetly, when beginning the first stages of personal branding we hired a firm to perform Social media Marketing. We now suspect used bots to meet the requirement."

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    Default Re: 13 yr old built $3.5 mil IT company!

    guys why is this news to you?

    Didnt you see his journey thread that he posted 2 years ago?

    :P
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