BlogRush May Be Dead But John Reese Still Living Large

John Reese sunk a reported $500,000 to create and develop BlogRush. He believed in it and thought it was going to be a great tool to help bloggers drive traffic to their sites. Unfortunately, things didn’t worked out as John hoped and BlogRush shut down last week.

While $500,000 is lot of money to flush down the drain, don’t feel too bad for John. As the below photos of his house and car shows, he’s still living pretty large.

I met John when I was in Orlando for IZEA Fest. Other than the fact that he has made $1 million in 24 hours and drives a $400,000 Lamborghini (he recently added a 2009 Nissan GTR to the stable), John Reese is a pretty normal guy. He’s also a great example of just how big one can get on the Internet. He tried and failed with BlogRush, but that’s what being an entrepreneur is all about. Better to try and fail than not try at all.

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84 thoughts on “BlogRush May Be Dead But John Reese Still Living Large”

  1. Keral Patel says:

    One needs a Big heart to fail and yet keep standing. He believed in the idea and executed it πŸ™‚ Loved his dedication towards his business and in his entrepreneurship.

    1. AverageGal says:

      It’s amazing what a little entrepreneurial spirit and the internet can produce. I might not be driving around in Lamborghini, but thus far the internet has provided a ton freedom for me and my family!
      You are right Keral, you can’t fault a guy for trying and failing.

      1. FixThePig says:

        I second that AverageGal; it’s amazing what kind of income potential exists on the internet. Talk about a path to the “American Dream”; where else can you start a company for a couple of hundred bucks and grow it to a multimillion dollar machine in a matter of months and love what you are doing? The beauty of blogging!

        1. Wow, those are inspirational pics right there.

          1. I like the first one most!

          2. Abdul says:

            My jaw is on the floor, some one help me pick it up!

        2. I agree. I like that there’s no limit as to how much you can make online, unlike a 9-5 job.

  2. Edgar says:

    I live right Next door to him, Very nice Guy.

    1. I live across the street – mine is the one with the Phantom in the driveway =)

      1. Edgar says:

        How Neigboor. We should have a couple of drinks. its on me. lol

  3. Man, that’s an awesome house…

  4. Jacob says:

    I hope he didn’t that much money, as simple as that was, that could’ve been developed for a few thousand dollars on the programming side, and a few thousand a month for the servers

    1. If you want to make it in a smooth swift move you have to invest some serious money.

      1. Exactly. You can get everything for free in this world.

  5. Arfan says:

    DROOOLING OVER THE PICTURES!

  6. Zac Johnson says:

    Very cool to see a pics of his house. I like the room with all the white board walls!

  7. John Reese is one of the nicest, most down to earth people I have met. All around great guy.

    1. Li Weng says:

      Yeah? I’d like to meet the man one day.

  8. Mario says:

    His house is very beautiful.

    Mario

  9. Cutting your losses is a part of a routine for every entrepreneur. I don’t think it is even can be considered a failure…

  10. yeh, infact income.com would be worth millions..

    btw, how he made 1 million in 24 hrs ?

  11. Study Babes says:

    who’s john reese, how did he make a million dollars?

    1. Li Weng says:

      he’s the king of traffic.

  12. Gem says:

    He’s really living at a large estate. I envy him. πŸ™‚

    I still hope he could sustain those expenses that are needed for this kind of life.

  13. seozero says:

    Great example of success. Big motivation for me πŸ™‚

    1. Inspirational indeed…

  14. David Cheong says:

    Awesome big swimming pool he has, my one is just inside the bathroom which called bath tub and can’t swim far, wow that is a fast car too, my car only max running 120km/h..

    We blogger must try learn more stuff from this guys, they really do good, and really a good guider.

  15. Tinh says:

    I am not sure but EntreCard may be the second one πŸ™‚

    1. I wouldn’t be surprised if EntreCard closed up shop.

  16. Andre Thomas says:

    John is the man behind trafficsecrets.com. When the first trafficsecrets.com was released on 2004, he made $1 million in sales just under 24 hours. And he since then have had million dollar launches on several occasions.

  17. Man, I love his meeting room. Not to mention the house…

  18. Daniel says:

    I would love to say that I strive for fortunes (and I do) but tonight I am high on the future of the United States of America with new direction and hope!

    Oh, good work Reese!

  19. Mike Huang says:

    WOW, this guy is loaded!! How the heck did you get those pics?! πŸ˜€

    -Mike

    1. I’m assuming they’re on John Reese’s site.

  20. revenue says:

    Seems john reese is still “big” even he lost his toys. that is cool car i love lambo πŸ™‚

  21. Thats the way i live, lol

    But it would be great to have that lambo.

  22. Wow, I love his meeting room. Now that’s what i call INSPIRATION.

    Thank you for the pics John.

  23. Miha says:

    When you already have a business earning you millions than you can afford to fail without any consequences.

    When starting with nothing a failure will break you apart.

    1. I don’t necessarily think that’s true. You have to have serious drive. I’ve had a failed project, but I keep going.

  24. He dare to fail and try again.
    That’s why he is so successful.

  25. My dream house! Sigh…

  26. Tyler Ingram says:

    I love the idea of the whiteboard room. That could/can be so useful especially for brainstorming/mind mapping! And during meetings too.

  27. saleel says:

    Its sad to know about Blogrush. Happy to know about his wealth. What went wrong with that site. You are right it is better to try rather than not trying at all.

  28. John H says:

    Nice house but that Lambo is so 1980.

  29. I LOVE his house. The outside setting with the seats is exactly what I want. And the pool.

  30. Kat Argonza says:

    Wow, he’s living the dream, isn’t he? And so are you!

  31. TheMoneyac says:

    Now those are some friggin inspirational pictures. The idea about the white room is great, maybe I should make something similar ?

    Cheers,

    The Moneyac

  32. Wow glad to see someone making money also sad that blog rush has been shutdown was really great tool to get traffic.

  33. Zak Show says:

    Pretty CooooL, nice car & outstanding house πŸ™‚

    Wish him the good luck and I wish it to myself too πŸ˜›

    By the way, I posted about BlogRush too.

    John, Good Post!

  34. Useful info says:

    Love the guy’s attitude above all !

  35. teamray says:

    Cool house. What is the price tag?

  36. Sweet pad! Love the ocean view from the infinity pool. Looks like John is living large.

  37. gift gadgets says:

    That’s a nice lifestyle he has there.

  38. Saro says:

    Definitely a nice house; the whiteboard room is a splendid idea. Can you get more details on that John? Who manufactures them?

  39. max says:

    Aside from BlogRush, the house does look really nice, I also like the whiteboard room the best.

  40. Seanchk says:

    Its certainly inspirational to see pictures like that.

    I particularly like his meeting/brainstorming room, I’ve got one whiteboard in mine, I could use a whole wall of to write on.

    1. I would definitely find what to write on that wall πŸ™‚

  41. Wow John Reese is really living it up. He probably didn’t lose that much money when Blogrush shut down. Dang, maybe I should start my own software application. πŸ™‚

    Cool Gadets
    http://www.gadgetadvisor.com

  42. BusinessX says:

    I agree with everyone who mentions how inspiring those pics are. Isn’t one motivational method to make a picture book of everything you want, review it everyday? I like the idea of taking the pictures like these from someone who has done it doing what we do (more or less). Makes it more plausible.

  43. nmnoob says:

    I like the meeting room with the whiteboard walls. Seems like a great place to brainstorm ideas for the next big John Reese project!

  44. marhgil says:

    wow! internet can really make you rich! i’ll have my car someday too. πŸ™‚

  45. What those pictures got to do with living large or success for that matter?

    “Life consists not of abundance of things..”

    The best measure of success is on the man’s character.

    Damn! There goes my childhood bible lessons…

  46. Tuner says:

    Great pics. Where do I read more about this $1MM in an hour gameplan? πŸ™‚

  47. Rowell says:

    I am interested like the other folks. How did he get to $1mil? I think its very inspiring to hear about other peoples successes and how they did it. I will reach that goal just like you and John!

  48. Looks like John’s doing it tough since closing the site. lol
    It is guys like him who help us decide what our goals should be. To actually lose a half million on another venture and yet your lifestyle is not affected. That is real financial freedom.

    Dave

  49. umbultech says:

    Well i newbie here. ..nut i just want to say that i want to the next door…Damn

  50. andy says:

    Failing is all part of being an entrepreneur. I thing you have to look at is how he picks himself up after the failure.

  51. Mr Javo says:

    OMG his house is so awesome! I loved the sea sight…

  52. Dfunda says:

    might have earned a lot to bring this all πŸ˜€

  53. I’m sure he cashed out when he was still ahead in the game, so shutting down BlogRush probably didn’t affect his economic situation that much. Speaking of BlogRush: Good Riddance.

  54. Ben Pei says:

    Now I see..no wonder shutting down Blogrush wasn’t a tough tide for him..

  55. Chip says:

    I like the office. Discrete, quiet, small, and the black (white) board is cool. And income.com is a great domain.

  56. Diana Rupert says:

    What a house and a car! I fell in love with the car.

  57. D3Marketers says:

    A setback for Mr. John nowadays but who knows one day he will bounce back with a vengeance. $500K is just a minimal amount considering his status as a successful online entrepreneur. We might just be surprised one day he will be spending a million dollar to reclaim his wounded PRIDE!!

  58. OMG his house is so awesome!

  59. We often just see the success of people,and think that they never fail. To succeed you must take setbacks, sometime very hard ones that can hurt for years.
    “To thouse that much are given, much are also asked”

  60. Li Weng says:

    Wow! That’s amazing and very inspiring! I want a house like that. I guess the moral of the story is doing and making a mistake is better than not doing at all!

  61. Li Weng says:

    I do wonder what YOUR house is like Mr Chow.

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