When Rand Fishkin was 25 years old, he carried $500,000 in credit card debt.
Less than a decade later, Rand was the Founder and CEO of a company that grossed $35 million in annual revenue.
In this podcast episode, Rand shares the story of hitting his financial rock-bottom and making the ultimate comeback.
The saga began in 2001, when then-22-year-old Rand dropped out of his senior year of college to grow a business with his mom.
His mom, Gillian, owned a small marketing company that helped local businesses with tasks like placing ads in Yellow Pages. (If you don’t know what that is, ask someone over 30.)
Rand had an early entrepreneurial streak, and had spent the late 1990’s and early 2000’s working part-time for his mom’s business. By his senior year, he was ready to dive in full-time.