Syed Balkhi is a Multi-Founder, CEO & an award-winning entrepreneur, recognized as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by the United Nations. He’s also been featured on Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur magazine, Fortune, Fast Company, FOX Business, and The Wall Street Journal.
With over 15+ million websites using the software built by his companies to grow, he’s become a thought leader and expert in the WordPress industry.
During this interview we cover:
00:00 Contentfy, Your On-Demand Content Team (Sponsor)
01:02 - Intro
02:03 - Syed’s Background, Past Ventures & Running Various Companies
03:10 - Founding Optinmonster
05:57 - Focusing on WordPress & the Community
07:48 - Most Common Mistake Founders on their Websites
10:19 - Conception & Creation of AwesomeMotive
12:33 - Selling Soliloquy & Envira to Only Focus on Growth Tools
16:06 - Best Acquisitions & Passing on Opportunities (Red Flags)
21:38 - On Managing Multiple Companies
23:40 - Scheduling to be Effective & Productive
25:42 - Current Challenges Syed’s Facing in Order to Continue to Grow
26:23 - What Advice Would Syed Give To His 25 Year Old Self?
27:38 - Best Advice to Grow Your Business
30:08 - Best Resources Instrumental to Syed Success
31:10 - What Does Success Means To Syed Today?
32:18 - Future Plans for AwesomeMotive & How To Get In Touch With Him