Name: Michael Jarocki
Business name: Credit Card Finder
By his own admission, Michael Jarocki was bored by school. His ambitions flitted from becoming an actor, then professional snowboarder, followed by musician.
It wasn’t until a friend showed him an internet marketing forum that he realised he could find a satisfying career, as well as make plenty of money, via online.
Much to his parent’s dismay, Jarocki ditched plans to go to university and set himself the challenge of making $10 solely online using Google Adsense.
He initially struggled but he then got his big break with Credit Card Finder, a credit card comparison site founded by net entrepreneurs Frank Restuccia and Fred Schebesta.
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The site is part of the Comparison Finder group, which includes Home Loan Finder and Personal Loan Finder.
Heading up a business aged 18 didn’t overawe Jarocki, who used his knowledge of online marketing to fuel the strong growth of the site.
With the site now a key part of the group, and Jarocki forging a media presence on channels Seven, Nine and Ten, the future looks bright for business and entrepreneur alike.
“My parents cringed at the fact I was ditching uni to start up online, but I’m doing pretty well for myself so I guess I’ve won in the end,” Jarocki tells News.com.