The porn business was a tough business for Brandon Seabrook Ackerman (23) to break into. He had to go through many obstacles and adversity in order to become the successful businessman he is today. His life is a testament to the prosperity one can achieve if they dedicated themselves to attaining what they want out of life. This is his story.

brandon-ackermanFor Brandon Ackerman to succeed in an already established industry, such as the adult entertainment industry, was no easy trick that happened overnight. To break through into that world would take him years of concentrated effort. Such a feat could only be made harder if your starting point happens to be while you are stranded some 6,000 miles away from where you grew up, far from anything that was familiar to you and after the death of a parent. Brandon did face adversity and hardships, however, his will to succeed is what has kept him going and attained him many victories in the game of life.

Brandon Ackerman’s story begins in Richmond Virginia. He was born there in December of 1991, and spent most of his childhood in Richmond. He lived with his father, who was a great wildlife enthusiast. Because of this, he was exposed to various animals from a young age. He had an almost instant connection with them, and this passion would follow him through his entire life. As he was younger, he got into some trouble in his middle school days. He got expelled for marijuana possession and had to do community service. What made things worse for his home life was his father’s increasingly unpredictable nature due to abuse of hard drugs. However, things had to get worse before they got better for Brandon.

After a 10-month stint in a private academy in 2007, he was forced to relocate to the Philippines due to his father’s wishes to move there and marry a female veterinarian, which he did do. No teenager likes moving and leaving their lives behind, but moving across an ocean, where everything is different, from the language to the culture, is an ordeal which would be difficult for anyone to deal with. Still, the chaos introduced into Brandon’s life by his father would come to an abrupt end in 2009. Namely, his father fell ill after a mosquito bite, he had contracted dengue fever and sadly perished from it. Seventeen years old, thousands of miles away from everything he had ever known, and now his father had passed away. It would be an understatement to say this was a low point, but it would prove to be a necessary turning point in Brandon’s journey to becoming one of the most important people in the sweet sin industry.sin-city

The path of a porn king began with one step

As Brandon was in need of cash, he made his first foray in the porn business as a teenager. It was sometime after his father’s funeral that he was talking to one of his best friends, and a future business partner, when the topic of extra cash came up. His friend was as an affiliate in the adult entertainment industry, where his job was essentially a salesman with a cut from every membership he would sell. Brandon’s friend got him started and on his second day he made the first sale, and had made a small step on a long journey he had no way of knowing where it was going to take him. Not only that, but he dedicated himself to the job and eventually even became a top seller in the entire affiliate network business. But, that really wasn’t enough. He was always thinking, it’s how he got ahead. Once he learned the affiliate business and became a top seller, he also figured out how to make more cash for himself and not just for the webmasters that he was working for.

What followed in Brandon’s life is proof positive that success follows dedication. As he acquired more knowledge, he expanded his business. From a salesman, Brandon had moved on to become an owner of multiple call centers. He used them to market his own adult products. This was a very successful endeavor as he created his own affiliate network. The success earned Brandon his first million which was, of course, cause for celebration.

“I remember it like it was yesterday. We had a party that filled up two of the best hotels in the Philippines (Manila Pen and Shangri-la).”

The bill for the celebration with all of the drinks, rooms, etc came up to around $300,000 and this is something he will remember for a long time. But, success had presented him with new problems. Greedy business partners, false friends, multiple robberies where just to name a few things that were disrupting his life at that time. It had caused him to take pause and reevaluate things. Brandon decided to take a break, he had closed his affiliate network and took a step away from the porn business for a couple of years.

The way back home is long and hard, but it’s profitable

Time had passed and he was still in contact with people in the porn biz. One day he had met a highly skilled webmaster that showed him the other side of the rabbit hole in the adult entertainment world. While being married to a pornstar himself, Brandon’s new friend was connected to the porn making part of the industry. This webmaster got him interested in getting back into porn as he saw more potential for success. Brandon made his way back to the USA after spending years in the Philippines. He worked even closer with the webmaster once he had come back to the US in what he saw as his future. Movie production and licensing. It was the next logical step. With this, he would place himself as a necessary part in a much bigger machine that is the world of porn.

But, there were setbacks. He was about 21 years old when he was trying to break through into this part of the industry. To get into the game, you would need to do business with the porn veterans. As he was young, the veterans weren’t too keen on letting the new kid on the block into their lucrative business. There was simply no trust and many just didn’t want to take a risk on Brandon. However, thanks to his experience in sales and some advice from his friends, he had learned some valuable lessons which did lead him to success.

“I’ve learned that I need to just be myself. Be cautious when meeting new powerful businessmen. And always leave an impression that they will think and talk about all day long.”

This proved to be sound advice as Brandon Ackerman did make it into the licensing business and it did bring him huge brandon ackerman geeksuccess. At one point, he even had 15 million in the bank. But, as the saying goes, two things are certain in life, and one of them is taxes. As a young and successful businessman, he lacked some experience with making the money work for you part. Some tax issues had come up with and he was made to pay some heavy fines, also he made some bad investments. One such investment was made bad by Mother Nature herself. He had invested in one of the largest zoos in the Philippine islands that got hit by typhoon Ondoy, which wiped out all of the animals in it. Thankfully, those were just bumps in the road that Brandon had to hit along the way.

The perks and responsibilities at the top of the porn world

An undeniable law of success is that it always comes with a price. The difference between people who are successful and unsuccessful lies in the willingness to pay that price. Brandon had to pay tolls time and time again. And not just the tireless hours of learning new things and acquiring businesses, or the tax hits he took. Spending the years he did in front of computer screens, sometimes for 18 hours straight, has just about made him legally blind. This is why heusually sets up multiple large screens as part of his office, like the one in his US office. By doing this, he can do his video editing, server management, programming and monitor most of his business deals from one workstation at the same time. Also with the wealth and success you gain, you also earn enemies, haters, and so on. People wanting to just bring you down because you’ve become more successful than they are… Not all of the perks of being good at what you do are welcomed perks.

But it’s not all bad. Since Brandon Ackerman is a busy businessman who has to go to meetings and regulate his empire, he gets driven to meetings or to the airport in a limo or his favorite Cadillac. Through many years of hard work, he has become the largest content provider and porn producer in The United States.brandon on the phone

“I have built an empire acquiring certain content rights from DVD companies, studios and producers to make deals with the biggest businessmen in the entire industry.”

As the middleman, people who run pay sites or streaming sites have to buy or license content from Brandon’s company in order to keep their porn business going. While he used to be more involved into directing and content making, he is now more into meetings, closing deals and maintaining the other aspects of his business. One such aspect is making sure that people honor the copyright laws and don’t use his content for free. It’s a daily battle with no end in sight, given that the internet is such a huge place and the real world has a lot of greedy people.

“When fighting against these thieving companies it could be a very ugly process which requires lawyers, collection agencies, various DMCAs and take down notices being sent daily.”

As he was the head content guy for Pornstar.com, he has a good reputation with many top pornstars. Some he even has monthly dinners with, others he only meets when they need to do business with them. As his current empire Content Licensing LLC is made up of several companies, covering everything from production to distribution, Brandon’s work now supports not only him and his family but also over 500 other people. These would include web designers, programmers, pornstars, sales and support agents, producers and many others. If it wasn’t for his company thousands of websites and other content providers would simply go under. There’s no telling how many lives it could affect if that happened. The company works with pretty much all the important players in the porn business, Playboy, Insane Media, Pornhub, Youporn, Mr Skin, Pornstar.com are just a few of their clients.

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Given his current workload, Brandon’s wife is now in charge of producing the movies, and they make a great team. He is happily married since the age of 21, and family is an important part of his life. If he is not working on his empire, he spends time working on his other passion which is exotic animals. He likes to breed them and sell them to wildlife parks, zoos and such. Brandon likes to take his family along to these meetings as he wants to spend as much time with his wife and 2-year-old son as possible. A fun fact is that he especially loves exotic birds, and at one point he even spent $50,000 on a pair of exotic birds.

What does the future hold for a porn king?

brandon ackerman businessmanThrough his time in the porn world, Ackerman has seen and experienced many things. The bad side of people, their avarice, their unwillingness to do honest business and trust one another… However, it has also shown him the opposite in the form of his friends and close business partners, the people that stuck with him throughout the years. Though he has his porn empire, and wildlife breeding business and even a tattoo studio, he sees himself as being devoted to his family and animals. While his porn business is allowing him to have all these other businesses on the side, he would like to eventually retire to his wildlife business. Then he would focus on breeding the extremely endangered animals and doing everything in his power to preserve as many of them as possible.

“I don’t want to imagine what the Earth is going to be like 40 years from now. But I can assure you that I think a lot of animals are going to go extinct in the wild and what species do exist will be the ones in captivity.”

On his long journey to becoming the success he now is, Brandon Ackerman was never in it just for the money. It was the reason he got into it, but for him personally it was putting all of his will into succeeding in every endeavor he had started. In his work, he learned to give 110% to everything and anything no matter how big or small it is. And that iron will is what would eventually bring him to material and personal success. Brandon Ackerman has overcome much and accomplished even more, one can only imagine what he will accomplish in the future.