Interview: Sidharth Rawat, Co-Founder and COO of Exly

Sidharth Rawat

An interview with Sidharth Rawat, Co-Founder and COO of Exly, One-Stop Solution to launch, manage and grow your business online

Welcome to an insightful interview with Sidharth Rawat, the esteemed Co-Founder and COO of Exly, a pioneering one-stop solution empowering businesses to thrive online.

With a wealth of experience and expertise, Sidharth has been instrumental in revolutionizing the landscape of digital entrepreneurship. Join us as we delve into his visionary insights and innovative strategies for launching, managing, and scaling businesses in the dynamic digital realm.

Can you share with us the inspiration behind founding Exly? What gap in the market did you identify that Exly aims to address?

Sidharth Rawat: Our inspiration behind creating Exly stemmed from a deep understanding of the challenges faced by knowledge entrepreneurs. We noticed that to manage and grow their businesses online, these professionals were often required to juggle numerous tools and platforms, leading to high costs, steep learning curves, and inconsistent experiences.

Seeing this, we envisioned a solution that would streamline the process for knowledge entrepreneurs, allowing them to focus on what they do best – sharing their expertise with the world. Exly was born out of the idea of providing an all-in-one business platform specifically tailored to the needs of professionals, coaches, trainers, and course creators.

By combining over 10 essential tools into one cohesive ecosystem, Exly eliminates the need for multiple subscriptions and the hassle of integrating disparate platforms. Our goal is to empower knowledge entrepreneurs to effortlessly launch, manage, and grow their businesses online, without the complexities and frustrations associated with traditional approaches.

Starting a business can be daunting. How does Exly streamline the process of launching a business for entrepreneurs, especially those who might be new to the startup world?

Sidharth Rawat: Starting your own business can be daunting, especially for newcomers to the startup world. That’s where Exly comes in – we’re here to simplify the journey and make it as smooth as possible for you.

Imagine having everything you need to launch and manage your business seamlessly integrated into one platform. With Exly, that’s exactly what you get. We combine over 10 essential tools into one cohesive ecosystem, eliminating the need to juggle multiple subscriptions and platforms.

Whether you need to create eye-catching landing pages, manage customer communications, or analyze data for informed decision-making, Exly has it covered. Our intuitive templates make building websites a breeze, while our robust features enable creators to set up and manage online courses, foster a vibrant community, and engage your audience across various channels – all within a single platform.

We understand that knowledge businesses often require a myriad of tools to operate effectively. That’s why we’ve designed Exly to encompass everything you need – from CRM and email marketing to payment gateways and data analytics – all seamlessly integrated to provide a complete ecosystem.

Managing a business involves handling various aspects such as finances, marketing, and operations. How does Exly help business owners effectively manage these different facets of their business?

Sidharth Rawat: At Exly, we understand the challenges business owners face. That’s why our platform is packed with robust features to empower you every step of the way. With our integrated payments platform, collecting payments and managing invoices is seamless, ensuring secure transactions and enhancing the customer experience.

Our holistic learning management system provides a superior learning experience for your users, with analytics, feedback, and automated processes for reminders and access. For marketing, Exly offers a comprehensive suite of tools.

From conversion-optimized sales pages to WhatsApp and email campaigns, we help you reach your audience effectively. With personalized marketing tools and funnel marketing services, Exly equips you to promote your products or services across multiple channels effortlessly.

Growth is a crucial aspect of any business. Could you elaborate on the strategies or tools that Exly provides to help businesses scale and expand their operations successfully?

Sidharth Rawat: We offer a comprehensive suite of strategies and functionalities designed to help knowledge businesses, coaches, consultants, and creators scale their revenues to new heights.

Through our platform, we provide cutting-edge solutions to automate lead generation, nurture leads, and convert them into paid customers, all while offering personalized support from our dedicated Customer Success and Growth managers to drive industry best practices.

Let me share a couple of inspiring success stories from our customers:

Meet Shridhar, a professional NLP Coach, who saw his business soar more than 30X in just one year thanks to Exly’s innovative LMS and business automation tools. By leveraging our auto-recorded feature, Shridhar was able to transform his live courses into recorded sessions, attracting customers who preferred to consume content at their own pace.

With Exly’s Holistic LMS, Shridhar delivered online and recorded NLP courses with enhanced engagement and retention rates.

Then there’s the story of an Art Coach who experienced a 4X revenue increase (from 1.5L to 6L) using Exly’s robust CRM and marketing tools. By centralizing all leads that were previously scattered across various platforms, she streamlined communication and engagement processes, automating the sharing of class links, invoices, and other important communications seamlessly.

These success stories exemplify the transformative impact of Exly’s solutions in empowering entrepreneurs to achieve their growth objectives. We’re committed to continuing our mission of driving innovation and success in the knowledge business landscape.

With our help, businesses can make data-driven decisions to optimise processes, refine marketing strategies, and capitalise on emerging opportunities.

In today’s competitive landscape, technology evolves rapidly. How does Exly stay ahead of the curve in terms of providing the latest tools and solutions to its users?

Sidharth Rawat: We’ve seen incredible success stories from our customers, with revenues growing by an average of 330% within just one year of using our suite of tools. But we’re not stopping there – we’re laser-focused on accelerating this growth even further.

One way we’re doing this is by doubling down on automation through business intelligence and AI. We are also constantly working with AI-powered lead conversion, content creation, and sales chatbots, all seamlessly integrated to help our customers earn on auto-pilot.

But innovation doesn’t stop with automation. We’re constantly on the lookout for the next big thing in tech, forging strategic partnerships and dedicating ourselves to continuous research and development. This ensures that our creators have unparalleled opportunities to thrive in the digital landscape.

Our commitment to constant evolution means that we’re always integrating cutting-edge tools and solutions into our platform. This way, our users have access to the latest advancements in online content creation, empowering them to stay ahead of the competition and achieve their goals.

Collaboration and partnerships often play a significant role in the success of a business. Can you discuss any key partnerships or collaborations that Exly has formed to enhance its offerings or reach a broader audience?

Sidharth Rawat: Exly has been partnering with the right players in the business and technology space to reach a broader audience and provide a seamless integrated solution to its end-customers.

To name a few, we have partnered with multiple Payment Gateways and Gateway Aggregator to provide the most comprehensive and advanced payment solution for our customers. It not only provides them multiple secure payment options for collecting domestic and international payments but also ensures that our payment success rate is 10-15% higher than an industry average.

On the business side we have partnered with Sneh Desai, a renowned life coach, to connect with the future business coaches and entrepreneurs trying to create a name for themselves in the professional coaching space. These names have not just benefitted from Exly but also helped other experts benefit and monetize their businesses as well.

Launching a business involves legal and regulatory considerations. How does Exly assist entrepreneurs in navigating these complexities and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations?

Sidharth Rawat: We understand that navigating legal and regulatory hoops can be a daunting task for entrepreneurs diving into the business world. At Exly, we’ve got your back.

Our plug-and-play solution comes with standard Terms & Conditions, giving you peace of mind that your business operations are on the right side of the law.

With Exly, creating digital products is a breeze. You can quickly whip up your offerings on our platform and start accepting payments from your customers online. Plus, our system is designed to generate those all-important GST invoices, making your business look legit and boosting your brand’s credibility.

But that’s not all. We’re all about making life easier for entrepreneurs. That’s why we’ve made it super simple to migrate your offline transactions onto our platform. This way, you get a bird’s eye view of your business activities and can easily download reports to meet your statutory obligations – no sweat.

Here at Exly, we’re not just about tech – we’re about empowering entrepreneurs. By taking the hassle out of legal and regulatory stuff, we free up time to focus on what really matters – growing your business and making those dreams a reality.

What are Exly’s goals and aspirations in terms of supporting entrepreneurs and businesses on their journey to success?

Sidharth Rawat: We aspire to be the support system for entrepreneurs and businesses on their path to success by providing them a platform that fosters growth and innovation.

Through our tailored solutions and personalised guidance, our goal is to empower entrepreneurs with the tools and resources necessary to understand and handle the complexities of the digital landscape effectively.

We have dedicated ourselves to nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit and helping businesses thrive in today’s competitive market.

What is your success tips for young and aspiring entrepreneurs?

Sidharth Rawat: Entrepreneurs should focus on embracing creativity, resilience, and adaptability. With a mindset of innovation and problem-solving, entrepreneurs can easily work on the challenges and uncover unique solutions to propel their ventures forward.

Our youth should embrace failure as a learning opportunity and stay agile in response to market dynamics. I would recommend them to stay true to their vision, maintain a relentless pursuit for excellence, and leverage the full benefits of available resources, and with this their chances of success in the dynamic business landscape will automatically increase.

Finally success or failure is an outcome of various factors both internal and external, so never get too disheartened with failure or over proud with success. Always work like everything depends on you and pray as if everything depends on god.

In conclusion, our conversation with Sidharth Rawat has shed light on the transformative power of Exly in facilitating seamless business growth online. His visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to excellence underscore Exly’s mission to empower entrepreneurs worldwide.

As we navigate the ever-evolving digital landscape, Sidharth’s insights serve as invaluable guidance for aspiring and established business leaders alike, reaffirming Exly’s position as the premier destination for unlocking digital success.

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