One of the internet’s most fascinating businessman joined us for an exclusive interview.
Hunter Johnson is a computer prodigy, programming expert, and cut-throat entrepreneur who has leveraged his knowledge of the internet to build a highly successful, extremely lucrative business. Having entered the digital business space at only 13 years old when he designed a viral online game, he already has years of experience under his belt. Now, still in the early stages of his career, Hunter has created a multimillion-dollar reputation for himself. To learn more about Hunter, his business, and how he arrived where he is today, check out the full Q&A below.
Q: Hunter, what businesses have you operated before, and how did they help you get to where you are now? What type of businesses do you currently run?
Hunter: I was a game designer from age 13 to 20. I had over 1 million users playing my online game which made me approximately $500,000. I also racked up over 50 million YouTube views on influencer advertisements.
From age 20-22 I was a hedge fund manager and trading educator. I wrote an artificial intelligence trading program called $oteria. I eventually left the field as the constant hustle of obtaining and satisfying high net worth clients was a tedious job. One day you’re a hero, the next day you’re a villain to them. I was doing well in that role, but it just didn’t excite me or make use of my full potential.
At age 22-24 I got into the field of information aggregation. I created an algorithm to compile everything on the internet about a given person. This includes social profiles, past addresses, phone numbers, emails, criminal history, and even personal interests. I now provide this as a service. My information aggregation services net me over $700,000 per month in subscription revenue.
Q: How did your first business get started, and what motivated / inspired you throughout the process?
Hunter: I read about a man who was able to outpace Facebook in his early years, offering similar subscription-based services. The attractive part about this business is that due to it being so technologically intensive, the barrier to entry for other competitors is incredibly high once I enter the space and drive ad prices up. Beyond that, once everything is set up, the business runs itself fully automated. If I decided to not work another day, my company would still process millions of dollars in sales throughout the year.
Q: What would you say the biggest challenges in your profession are, or when starting a business?
Hunter: The biggest challenge when entering the field of information aggregation is simply how complex the computer science is behind systems like this. If I didn’t have extensive programming experience for 10-plus years prior to attempting to break into this space, it is unlikely I would have found significant success.
Q: How important is mindset when starting your own business?
Hunter: The only thing stopping most people from succeeding is getting started. Take the first step, and the rest will work itself out.
Q: Hunter, thanks for joining us for this brief interview! Where can readers follow your journey online?
Hunter: Thank you for having me. Readers can follow me on my Instagram.