Syed Balkhi – Scaling Up Your WordPress Business (Mindset & Strategies)

On this podcast episode, I have 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  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.

Show Notes

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.

Key Takeaway

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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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

30 thoughts on “Syed Balkhi – Scaling Up Your WordPress Business (Mindset & Strategies)”

  1. WPBeginner is the one-stop guide for WordPress Troubleshooting and SML is the #1 destination to learn about affiliate marketing and what not! Thanks for sharing this helpful interview.

  2. Raghunath Samantaray

    Hi Harsh,

    I love WPBeginners! Every WordPress bloggers should follow Syed tips and tricks.

    Thank you harsh for sharing this interview.

  3. Great Motivation, we have also started our website thinking something big lets see where destiny takes us finally.

  4. Hlo harsh
    I am really appreciate this. Because i am also a beginner at wordpress and strategy given in the article was great to increase your buisness

    Thanks for posting

  5. Freddy G. Cabrera

    I’m learning a lot from Syed Balkhi!

    I love WPBeginners!

    I’ve learned that building a successful business with a blog, is all about delivering a solution to an existing problem a few thousand people are having. That is really it.

    I like the idea of partnering with others to build a digital business. You can’t build everything on your own, and you definitely need people to support you and help you out when you seem to be all over the place.

    Thanks for sharing this interview, I did learn new things here! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Imran Topu Sardar

    Really so happy to see the two legends in one place. Helpful discussion and both are looking very nice. <3

    Hope we are going to get some more fantastic podcast in the ShoutMeLoud University with awesome guys among the world.

    Yes! Harsh, we will wait to get it.

    Thanks, Syed Balkhi and Harsh for informing us innovative ideas and ways. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Prabash babu Aryal

    I just know it now the man behind optin monster and envira gallery. By the way you have shared a bunch of motivation through this post. Thanks a ton !

  8. Hi Harsh,

    Knowing your audience is so huge. Love the advice here.

    I saw Syed, Zac Johnson, John Chow and John Rampton speak in NYC a few months ago. Fun times.

    Syed is a master at scale. You need to be, when you are building 8 figure businesses.

    Thinking of how to reach as many interested folks as possible requires some deep analysis, as well as a willingness to stick to solid, proven fundamentals that have worked for other highly successful bloggers who scaled in the past.

    When I create products, services, eBooks or anything, I think of my reader’s problems. I may poll them, or ask them, and then create specifically what they are looking for.

    Fool proof way to build a successful blog.

    Thanks for sharing Harsh and Syed.


  9. The video was really helpful and the ‘Show Notes’ was overall summary of it. Nice one Harsh Sir.


    Thanks for sharing it. First time understand about the podcast. Very nice video. Productive podcast and meeting for new bloggers

  11. Harsh bro i like your post and your video channel you have worked a lot to raise your channel and i like your hard work best of luck for future

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