Making spam work for you.
We all hate spam. At one time or another, it feels like the bane of our existence. Most of us just hit the delete button (or first tag it as junk) and the move on with our lives. Not Daniel Balsam, though, who quit his day job to take on spammers full time.
Balsam was working as a marketer eight years ago. After one too many pitches to enlarge one part of his body or another, he had enough. He quit his job and went to law school. Now he makes a living by suing companies that send him spam mail.
Now he takes spammers to court in California. It's now his full time job going after the companies behind junk mail, and by means of small settlements, Balsam has raked in well over $1 million.
"I feel like I'm doing a little bit of good cleaning up the Internet," Balsam said.