Plenty of Fish Founder Rakes in Google Ad Dough


Markus FrindVancouver, Canada-based Markus Frind, founder of the popular free dating site Plentyoffish.com was featured in a humorous and inspiring segment on NBC’s Today Show. POF has grown into the No.1 dating site in both Canada and the UK, and just recently became the No.3 site in the United States, closing in on Match.com. He is a single-person operation working out of his apartment that charges nothing for users to sign up and use the site. Instead, he collects million dollar checks from running Google advertising on POF. Watch here

UPDATE: Watch Markus in this video below which provides insight into how he runs his one-man million dollar operation.

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20 responses to “Plenty of Fish Founder Rakes in Google Ad Dough

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  2. seohno

    Smart guy…finally someone using a dating site for good and not evil!

  3. If Markus reads mail here could you pass him a note from me 🙂
    he seems to not get my mail… I think I might be…..
    Well regards, David

    “You’d be amazed at what happens when you prevent people from emailing you if they haven’t read the FAQ. But, if they have read the FAQ you seem to just delete them anyway? Ok, so I sent an email to every type of option. I am at a loss now what to do if you can not be contacted. I suppose I can only mail you each time hoping that one day I might get a reply. Please tell me why my profile keeps getting deleted”.

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  6. Mi Mate,

    Very smart move! He must be making
    plenty of coin with that type of traffic.

    Take Care,

    Michael Silvester

  7. nice job…. gives us inspiration to do the same.

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  9. Woh, Mr. Markus is the top sample that I am impressed in my life. He has a master mind in marketing and managing his site by himself.
    Again, Mark, if you read this note, I just want to say how smart you are.
    Again, thank you for sharing his successful story.
    Jenny.

  10. Awesome news Mr. Markus. You’ve built a great site that serves many people well.

    I’ve made 3 very good friends I met at POF Meet Ups here in the UK. Well done, keep up the good work. It’s much appreciated.

    Johnny L in the UK

  11. Mark, Why you are so smart? I am impressed by you, an excellent marketing sample I should follow.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Carmelo

    great guy! looks like a nerd…I wish i had his talent! but at least I have my free dates lol

  13. Markus has taken the chance and worked hard, he rightfully deserves to enjoy the fruit from his hard work! Well done!

  14. I had the same experience as David. My profile was deleted. I got no less than 4 of my friends to join that site and I get deleted. I tried all the things suggested enabling popups, javascript, and cookies. All I can figure is some bozo didn’t like the fact that I was not responding to him and said I was rude and got me kicked off. Seems like you should need to proof that someone was rude. I actually thought that site was pretty decent for meeting people. Too bad!

  15. I had the same experience as David. My profile was deleted. I got no less than 4 of my friends to join that site and I get deleted. I tried all the things suggested enabling popups, javascript, and cookies. All I can figure is some bozo didn’t like the fact that I was not responding to him and said I was rude and got me kicked off. Seems like you should need proof that someone was rude. I wouldn’t have minded if they went back and read every email I wrote. I was never rude to anyone. I actually thought that site was pretty decent for meeting people. Too bad!

  16. Jason Peil

    Hi,

    I had a couple of separate accounts on POF and was never sanctioned or deleted for anything. I cancelled each of them myself. I received a welcom message when I re-registered with POF but when I went back to login the site wont let me in and in fact has no record of me. I tried getting a new email and tried again but no go! I have had a lot of fun on POF – been good to my contacts and been respectful of the rules but still was not allowed back on? Why? My friend (who I introduced to POF) logs on fine from my computer so why not me?

  17. Only down side to Plentyoffish is the forums. Mods are evil. Every time you make a new thread or ask a question, it gets deleted because it was a redundant topic. I think Markus should improve on his mod picking skills. I removed my profile from POF for this reason. Not a welcoming place at all.

  18. This guy is a genius! I read he is prospecting to make between 12 and 13 milion next year! He is truely a self-made-man!

  19. Great place to meet girls. That’s all I have to say.

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