Episode 233: Video Marketing and Virtual Reality with Joel Comm


When do you pivot and when do you POUNCE? Hear how Joel Comm went from a small mobile DJ to running several successful, multi-million-dollar corporations by working smarter, not harder.

Joel shares his insights on work and life, as he predicts how video marketing and virtual reality will change the way we do business.

A few highlights from this interview include:
How Joel went from mobile DJ to internet media mogul and entrepreneur.
– Why gaming has been able to generate such a big revenue stream.
– How growing an internet audience has changed over the past 20+ years.
– How compelling stories can make your content go viral.
– Why Facebook is Joel’s favorite platform for marketing content.
– How businesses and brands use live videos to connect with their target audience.
– Why virtual reality is the next big thing in both life and business.
– How to monetize and market video.
– Joel’s advice on working smarter, not harder.
– A sneak peek at Joel’s new book Self Employed: 50 Signs That You Might Be an Entrepreneur.
– Joel’s advice on working smarter, not harder.


Joel Comm is a New York Times best-selling author, public speaker, internet media mogul, consultant, and entrepreneur that has successfully run several multi-million-dollar companies.

Joel Comm began his career as a mobile disc jockey and radio personality before moving into his business ventures in online media and marketing. Just as the internet was becoming mainstream in the mid-nineties, Joel created several successful websites that brought in revenue exclusively through online advertising. In 1997, Joel sold his multiplayer gaming website ClassicGames to Yahoo for one million dollars.

In 2007, Joel produced the first internet reality show The Next Internet Millionaire. The following year he created the best-selling app iFart Mobile that was bought 100,000 times in its initial 14 days.

Joel hit the New York Times best-selling author list for his book The AdSense Code: What Google Never Told You about Making Money with Adsense. Since then, he has authored several other titles including Twitter Power, Kaching, Social Poetry, and So What Do YOU Do? He is most recently launching his latest book Self Employed: 50 Signs That You Might Be an Entrepreneur.

Joel is the CEO of InfoMedia, a new media marketing firm that provides services to small businesses and consumers.

Impactful Quotes:

  • “That was my first taste of entrepreneurial victory.”
  • “There wasn’t any doubt in my mind that I would succeed.”
  • “Trust the process.”
  • “Life is one big unknown.”
  • “The unknown is what excites me.” – Brandon T. Adams
  • “One thing I learned in sales – when the other guy is talking, you shut up.”
  • “You’ve got to make sure your message really stands out.”
  • “Tell a story so compelling that others will want to re-tell it.”
  • “Live video is huge.”
  • “Ad dollars will always follow eyeballs.”
  • “Virtual reality is now here commercially.”
  • “Our enthusiasm and ambition will carry us.”
  • “There’s a lot of grey area. Nothing is all or nothing.”
  • “Hard work doesn’t necessarily mean smart work.”
  • “I wish I would’ve spent more time doing the things…that gave me life.”
  • “Materialism is not a path to satisfaction.”

Mentions in the Episode

Take Action!

  1. Get tickets for Social Media Day Denver – use code BTA at checkout to get a discount.
  2. Buy Joel Comm’s new book – the first five to email me will get a free copy!
  3. Check out our branding and influencer academy at Accelerant Media Group.
  4. Snap me! @btadams18 – Tell me your ideas and I will snap you back.
  5. Catch up with me on Instagram.
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