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Markus Frind's Biography

There are hundreds of online dating services that enjoy popularity with single men and women all over the world. POF (Plenty of Fish) is one of such websites, which has millions of users in Canada, the US, Australia and the UK.

Markus Frind
Markus Frind

This dating site was launched in 2003 by Markus Frind, a Canadian citizen, who was born is 1979 and got his Computer Systems Technology diploma in 1999. Having graduated from British Columbia Institute of Technology, he worked for a number of dot com companies and then decided to organize his own venture that could help singles from different countries find their soul mates and build long-lasting and serious relationships. Markus coded the website without any extra assistance and applied his programming knowledge and experience he has attained during long years of studying and persistent work. One of the most appealing and attention-grabbing features of the newly launched dating website was its affordability, because the site was completely free. Markus got his profits both from Google AdSense and other affiliate programs. And he really succeeded in this business, since POF is reported to bring around $10 million per year and Frind is said to earn about $10000 per day with Google AdSense only!

Markus Frind

Markus Frind

Where did Markus Frind get the idea of building a website like Plenty of Fish? Well, this is quite simple. He analyzed his personal online dating experience and concluded that the paid system is exactly what prevents millions of people from getting the most out of this process. That is why, he decided to make his website ultimately free so that all users could enjoy the system. As a result, POF has over 1.2 million active and registered members these days.

In 2004, POF turned into a full-time venture for Markus Frind. At first, he ran the business on his own and the site was hosted on his computer for over eight months. As soon as Frind got first money from Google ads, he bought a separate server at PEER1 and hosted the website there. Four years later (in 2008) he made up his mind to start hiring new employees in order to expand the business. Due to such fruitful cooperation, the website became extremely popular both with Canadian residents and those from the US, the UK, Australia and other countries. In 2009, POF announced a contest that enabled the winners to meet the world-famous superstar Lady Gaga in real life during one of her tours known as "Fame Monster". A year later, Plenty of Fish could be noticed in some of the most popular music videos shot for Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Natasha Bedingfield, Ke$ha, Flo Rida and Akon, Jason Derulo etc.

Nowadays, Markus Frind is considered one of the top Google AdSense earners. He is the only employee in the company, because his hard work, persistence and dedication to his business helped him believe in himself and become a millionaire. Plenty of Fish remains one of the largest free dating websites in the whole world with over 50000 photos downloaded daily and thousands of new registered users each month. Millions of singles have already found their second halves and built strong relationships with the help of this amazing service. No wonder, they fairly consider POF the number one online dating website in the whole world.

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