Syed Irfan Ajmal

Syed Irfan Ajmal

www.syedirfanajmal.com
This is a no-nonsense show where your host Syed Irfan Ajmal will be revealing success secrets as well as massive mistakes of tech entrepreneurs, digital marketers, speakers, writers, creatives and more from all around the globe. This isn’t about working 16 hours a day. This isn’t about being unproductive or having unhealthy obsessions while ignoring other important parts of your life. This is about keeping it real and balanced while still growing a business venture that you love so that you have a life that you can be content with.


🛠 Faisal Khan on Remote Team Management, Getting Inbound Leads, Working Smarter & More [S03E03]
May 12 • 40 min
Faisal Khan is “an independent banking, payments and fintech consultant”. He helps companies all around the globe “solve their complex banking & payments-related issues.” His primary expertise is in “cross-border transfers, payment processing, mobile…
👨‍🔧 Remote Work Productivity - Our Top 7 Tools [S03E02]
Apr 20 • 24 min
Our agency DMR has been a remote-first company since its inception in 2013. With a team that’s spread over multiple cities, countries, and continents, we use the following 7 types of tools to ensure that we maximize efficiency, boost productivity, and…
🎯 Fighting the Corona Recession: Our 7-Pronged Business Plan [S03E01]
Mar 9 • 29 min
The 3rd season of the SIA Business Podcast is here. And currently, we’ve been quarantined for several weeks while witnessing how COVID-19 is impacting businesses all around the globe. When this video was being published, millions have had applied for…
⤴️Unleashing Your Inner Sales Warrior With Jason Forrest
Dec 26, 2019 • 55 min
Everything we do requires some kind of sales. Anytime a kid convinces his parents to let him watch his favorite cartoon for another 30 minutes is sales in action. Anytime you persuade a team member to take on a project which she wasn’t too excited about…
🎯Finding Your Unfair Advantage With Ash Ali & Hasan Kubba [S02E09]
Dec 26, 2019 • 57 min
When things go wrong… We, sometimes, blame OTHERS. At other times, we decide that there is something inherently wrong with us, and hence we will never become successful. But what if I tell you, that each one of us has a unique unfair advantage, leveraging…
〽️Automated Outreach: Why I (Kind of) Changed My Mind About It? #AskIrfan [S02E08]
Dec 20, 2019 • 20 min
I always thought of automated outreach as downright insulting, bad, and useless. I and our team send customized pitches via HARO (Help a reporter out) which I talk in S01E06 and S01E07 of this podcast. And our results speak for themselves: just got cited…
🆒Standing Out in the Crowd With This Simple Hack I’d Used in Denmark[S02E07]
Nov 1, 2019 • 15 min
🗣Time for a true story from my personal life. It’s in 2008. I’m broke, ill, unemployed, and depressed. 🤒 I’ve just moved from Stockholm to Copenhagen. I am on the verge of being homeless (and NOT for the first time). And I already feel like a loser and a…
❇️Collab Link Building [S02E06]
Oct 30, 2019 • 8 min
There is a unique link building strategy that has earned us some excellent results in the past. It’s different than guest posting, guestographic outreach, and broken link building, etc. Colab Building (a term coined by us at SIA Enterprises) means finding…
☣️Digital PR Vs SEO: Key Similarities & Differences [S02E05]
Oct 10, 2019 • 31 min
Our boutique agency’s biggest skill is earning backlinks at scale, and in turn, getting our clients to 7 figure yearly revenues along with millions of monthly UVs (unique visitors). However, for the last couple of years, we’ve been working on leveraging…
📰Leveraging Newsjacking for Content Promotion [S02E04]
Aug 25, 2019 • 17 min
Since the Internet started till about 2009, it was much easier for an unknown blogger or a brand to become popular without spending anything (or much) on marketing. 🔝 The primary reason for that was that there were few content producers and too many…
🏋️‍♀️Ron Carucci on Power, Leadership, and Persuasion [S02E03]
Aug 7, 2019 • 35 min
Ron Carucci brings transformational change within organizations by working with their CEOs & other executives. His company Navalent has worked with the likes of CitiBank, Gates Corporation, McDonald’s Corporation, Starbucks, Microsoft and others. Last but…
🀄️Top 3 Mistakes of My ~6 Year Speaking Career [S02E02]
Mar 31, 2019 • 12 min
I went into speaking without much of a plan or a vision way back in the summer of 2013 when, frankly, I had hit rock bottom after having said farewell to company I was running with multiple co-founders. It turned out that not only did I enjoy speaking,…
✴️ Recap of Season 1 + Introduction of Season 2 [S02E01]
Mar 29, 2019 • 10 min
Let’s take a look at what we did during Season 1 of this podcast, followed by what you should expect to learn and listen in Season 2 which we are kicking off with the publishing of this very episode! —- Send in a voice message:…
🎯How Negating Conventional Wisdom Led Me to Massive Success [S01E10] #TrueTales
Dec 31, 2018 • 9 min
Consider This: We’ve spent several weeks doing HARO Outreach for a client. We’ve zero results to show. I first assumed this isn’t going to work, and I should stop sending any more pitches. Bu​t Then I Tried Something Different: First off, I changed my…
My Top 2 Game-Changing Productivity Hacks of 2018 [S01E09] #SoloEpisode
Dec 24, 2018 • 7 min
🗣[SOLO Episode]: I started doing something different in 2018. 🚫First off, I realized (by reviewing some data; more on that in another episode) that being busy is NOT always akin to being productive. 🚫 Then, using 2 simple hacks (a bullet journal and a…
PR Expert Melanie Marten Speaks About a $2.3 Million ROI Publicity Stunt & More [S01E08]
Dec 6, 2018 • 64 min
400 media mentions & press clippings in 4 weeks, along with the artwork being bought for $2.3 million. ⚡️ Not a bad result for a controversial publicity stunt (or should we call it an art project) right? German 🇩🇪 Public Relations expert and entrepreneur…
Unique Twist to HARO Outreach for Better & Improved Backlinks #AskIrfan [S01E07]
Nov 30, 2018 • 17 min
THE BACKGROUND: Experts like Neil Patel suggest that (most) companies should (for the most part) avoid homepage links as these are not going to increase conversions. This is because the home page isn’t usually focused on a single or particular product,…
How to Earn Publicity & Backlinks With HARO? #ASKIrfan [S01E06]
Nov 30, 2018 • 14 min
In this solo #ASKIrfan episode I share: • what HARO is • How we increased our HARO success rate from 0% to 47.06% • the one Chrome extension which will make your HARO campaign 10X better SHOW NOTES & OTHER DETAILS AT ➔…
Top 3 SEO Myths of Today? #ASKIrfan [S01E05]
Oct 24, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, I answer a commonly asked question, “What are the top SEO myths of today?” IMHO, the top 3 SEO myths of today include: 1. SEO is D.E.A.D. 2. SEO is all about writing search engine optimized content. Yep, stuffing your article and its meta…
Elvin Zhang on 6 Figure Exits, Pitching to VCs, & Blockchain Technology [S01E04]
Jul 31, 2018 • 68 min
Elvin Zhang is a Singapore-based polymath and #startupfounder with his interests ranging from Quantum Physics to #Blockchain and #Fintech. He also has won an award for playing a unique Chinese musical instrument. In this episode he speaks about: • Why his…
Lisa Zahran on Million Dollar Campaigns, Copywriting, & Email Marketing [S01E03]
Jun 6, 2018 • 60 min
From being a biotechnologist in New Zealand to an entrepreneurial and “spiritual” #copywriter in Malaysia, Lisa Zahran has a pretty interesting story. 
Listen to her speak about: • The first #milliondollar campaign she helped launch at #Mindvalley •…
Liam Martin on Productivity, Remote Employee Management, & Fighting the Distraction Economy [S01E02]
Apr 27, 2018 • 58 min
A shocking failure led Liam to ditch his Ph.D., and he then went on to create Staff.com and Time Doctor both of which improve productivity through #timeanalytics & #timetracking. Managing 80 employees #workingremotely from 27 countries, Liam has spent the…
Peter Gould on Design Thinking, Branding, and Productivity [S01E01]
Feb 11, 2018 • 41 min
From designing kids apps to games, and from creating a clothing range to multiple online creative platforms to getting an award from the ruler of Dubai, Aussie entrepreneur Peter Gould has done it all. His Islamic Design Thinking company has worked with…