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Today’s guests are Marcel and Eugeniu from TeslaThemes. The latter might be their first successful WordPress project and the most famous one so far, but they have also launched two other projects in the WordPress space: Greedeals and WPMatic.
The whole team behind these projects works in one office. They are based in Chisinau, Moldova, and strive to have a family atmosphere based on an open communication policy where everybody’s contribution is welcome.
In our discussion we discuss various topics such as:
- Scaling by starting complementary businesses
- The advantages of having everyone in one office
- Attending WordCamps
- Audience and revenue stats
- The myth of the “overnight success”
- Challenges for affiliates promoting Envato marketplace products
- Traffic sources (they don’t host any themes on WordPress.com)
As an addendum to the podcast itself, here’s the answer to a question I didn’t have time to ask. I was curious about how they came up with the names of their businesses, so here’s Eugeniu’s answer:
TeslaThemes – in honor of Nikola Tesla. He made a great impact on the world, his ideas resonate with us even nowadays.
Greedeals – Comes from Greedy, deals for greedy people.
WPMatic – comes from 4matic, a Mercedes invention. It keeps you stable on the road. We make sure you have a wonderful and stable experience with WordPress.
Here are some photos from the office of Tesla Themes in Moldova:
I thoroughly enjoyed this episode and am positively impressed with what they’ve managed to achieve and the way they’ve done.
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To your success,