About Jordan Fried

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There’s two things I’ve always been terrified of: Living an ordinary life, unremarkable life and dying without ever really living.

These fears have driven me to take some massive risks in life. Here’s a few highlights

  • Logged onto the internet for the first time. I was 10 years old.
  • Became obsessed with making money online and lied about my age to join affiliate programs as a 12 year old.
  • Made my first $20 online through affiliate marketing at 12 years old. Big moment for me.
  • Took my offline golf ball business online thanks to PayPal at 13 years old.
  • Stole my fathers credit card to play online poker as a 14 year old.
  • Received a cease and desist notice from a large video game company in the UK for selling their in-game currency at 15.
  • Got caught selling knock-off Ralph Lauren Polos on ebay and received a lifetime ban from the site at 16 years old.
  • Ran away from home to the Dominican Republic to raise money for my college startup at 18 years old.
  • Got elected treasurer of the student body at my university to manage $4.2 million dollars in revenue at 20 years old. That was fun.
  • Packed my entire life into two duffel bags and moved from Buffalo, New York to Budapest, Hungary for a job at 22 years old.
  • Quit the job after 6 months to see if I could make a living in online marketing and became a partner in an SEO agency in Budapest at 23 years old.
  • Quit the SEO agency after 6 months to become a full time affiliate marketer at 23 years old. Scary but worth it!
  • Enjoyed affiliate marketing but it wasn’t fulfilling, I wanted to build something. I poured my entire saving into launching a software company called Buffered VPN at 24 years old.
  • Walked across fire at Tony Robbins’s “Unleash the Power Within” event. Life changing. Go if you have the chance.
  • Saw the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met sitting in a salad bar in Budapest. At 26 years old I found the courage to say “Hi.”
  • At 27 years old I married the girl from the salad bar. Life lesson learned: always say hello to the beautiful girl in the salad bar.
  • At 27 years old we welcomed our little baby boy into the world. It was easily the happiest day of my life.
  • 1 month before my 28th birthday I sold my software company.
  • Now I’m 28 years old and I’m obsessed with personal growth, life hacking, finding happiness, meditation, removing limiting beliefs, and living life to the fullest.