Thirteen years ago, Joshua Dorkin’s friends teased him about starting a website that seemed to have no future.
“I would get calls from my buddies who would literally call me on my cell phone [and say] ‘Hey Josh, we just walked past a penny on the ground. We were thinking about picking it up and mailing it to you.”
At the time, Dorkin had just launched BiggerPockets, a then-nascent website about real estate investing.
“I was working a full-time job making no money as a teacher,” Dorkin says, “… and then [I] quit that job, reliable income, to blindly create this platform for other people. And I was helping other people get rich, and I was broke.”