On this podcast episode, I have my good friend Syed Balkhi in to discuss the necessary strategies to scale up your WordPress business.
Syed Balkhi is a hugely successful and award-winning entrepreneur running several 8-figure online businesses. He is the founder of WPBeginners, List25, OptinMonster, EnviraGallery, and many others. He started his entrepreneurial journey at 9 with a small snack shop in his neighborhood and has since become one of the most notable online entrepreneurs.
What are you going to learn in this podcast?
- How Syed started WPBeginners.
- How to find a partner for your business.
- How to come up with new product ideas (real-life experiences).
- Should you purchase an existing company or build something from scratch?
- Should you stop working on your blog after launching your product?
- Important tips on managing and growing partnerships.
And a lot of other great insights that you can only hear on this ShoutMeLoud podcast.
1:22 – Syed remembers how he started WPBeginner as an answer to all the questions his existing clients had.
3:05 – Syed received 80,000 unique visitors from Digg when he first started blogging.
3.24 – Syed talks about launching his products like OptinMonster while running his blog.
4:42 – “Your blog is your media.”
5:49 – Benefits of running your affiliate program on an affiliate marketplace rather than having your own affiliate program.
7:17 – Syed’s ideas behind purchasing a company rather than starting one from scratch.
12:57 – What should be the exit strategy in a partnership firm?
13:24 – Syed’s message to all the bloggers who are starting out and who want to scale up fast.
Know your audience completely. Always solve a problem for your readers. Don’t just create a product because others are doing it.
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