#105: WordPress Hosting Pioneer Josh Strebel on Growing Pagely to Be a $10 Million Business

About the Episode:

In today’s episode, we’re talking to Josh Strebel, the web developer turned WordPress hosting pioneer and CEO of Pagely, the first (and still one of the most popular) managed WordPress hosting platforms. Want more recommendations on hosting your blog? Check out my picks for the best hosting plans for bloggers this year.

In college, Josh studied communications and visual design, then on the day after he graduated in 2003, he and his girlfriend got married. That next week, they decided to go into business together doing website design & development in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Over the years, they built their web development business together, and he dabbled in several side projects ranging from a podcast advertising network, to an automated website builder, a social media network, and eventually Pagely—what’s now become a $10 Million dollar company.

In Today’s Episode, We Talk About:

[02:33] What Josh studied in college.
03:40 The very first business he worked on.
[06:31] The current state of his business.
[08:24] Some background into Pagely.
[11:54] How they signed up their first 100 customers.
[15:04] The first landmark customer they signed up.
[18:04] Their most effective marketing channel.
25:32 His number one piece of advice for anyone looking to build a profitable online business.
28:16 The best investment he’s made in order to grow his business.

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