EL107: WordPress Secrets and Tips, with Syed Balkhi
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“Giving free content isn’t just about giving away information, it’s about buying trust”– Syed Balkhi
Syed Balkhi moved to the US from Pakistan at the age of 12. It was his family’s struggle for an income that led him to his work in the online world. His desire to teach people how to maintain their own websites led Syed to creating his free information website, wpbeginner.com. Today, Syed has a number of product and plug-ins which helps people get the most of their sites and in today’s show Syed and Jacob chat about giving away content for free,reaching out to influencers and the challenges faced by website owners today.
“I don’t think that websites are going obsolete”– Syed Balkhi
For those who own businesses, often setting up and maintaining your website isn’t as straightforward as it seems. Although it is often quite simple, unless you have been taught how to use it, it can be very complicated. And that’s why Syed Balkhi started up wpbeginner – to give free information about how to use WordPress and keep your website effective and up to date. In today’s show, Jacob chats to Syed about the importance of backup, converting and keeping visitors and why all businesses should be giving away free content.
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In this interview you’ll learn:
- 01’21” – About Syed
- 03’20” – How immigrating changed Syed’s life
- 04’45” – How Syed came up with wpbeginner
- 08’18” – Why content needs to be free
- 12’40” – The future of websites
- 14’34” – Syed’s tips for an effective website
- 17’12” – The importance of security and how it helped him to reach out to an influencer
- 24’54” – Syed’s special offer for Enchanting Lawyer listeners – VIP20OFF
- 25’37” – Syed’s last tip
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