Primarily known for his role as an online marketer, Anik Singal has forged his own path in the world and quickly rose to notoriety in the industries he has participated in. Through dedication and perseverance in education, Singal was able to flesh out his passions and turn them into strengths, which he then forged into a wildly successful career that has covered a variety of pursuits, though the majority of his endeavors have been in the realm of digital publishing and e-learning.
Although urged by his family to take up studies in medicine, he, as he told the Baltimore Sun, said that he “started to realize science, although [he] enjoyed it, was not a passion. And the business bug kept biting [him].” From there, Singal decided that he was going to forge his own path and studied at the University of Maryland at College Park where he received his finance degree in 2005.
While studying, Singal launched Affiliate Classroom in 2004, which was a program online that trained people to begin their own affiliate internet marketing businesses. Due to the successes of his idea, his mentors referred him to join the University of Maryland’s VentureAccelerator program after he graduated, which allows students, alumni and school faculty to found new technologically innovative businesses.
Affiliate Classroom was eventually renamed to Lurn Inc in 2009. Since then, Lurn was instrumental in helping to develop best practices for the internet marketing industry while also teaching tens of thousands of students and has itself earned millions in revenue over the years.
Currently available through the Lurn website are the courses Future of Wealth,Inbox Blueprint, and Publish Academy. These courses focus on a variety of subjects all designed to help new and experienced internet marketers move past many of the struggles that keep people from reaching their own full potential.
The programs available through Lurn also tap into much of the ideology that helped Anik Singal build his own successful empire. In other words, the site is set up as a way to teach its students “how to turn passion into profit”. And because of the excellent learning material available and thanks to Singal’s widespread reputation as a leader in internet marketing, Lurn has an impressive user base. The site has reached over 45,000 students and has more than 10,000 members in its ranks. Lurn also has nearly 650,000 email subscribers, which goes to show just how effective the techniques taught in the site’s Inbox Blueprint course can be.
Alongside the courses available through Lurn, the site’s blog enjoys significant popularity thanks to the incredibly in-depth guides that it offers for free. The blog also invites other well-known online marketers to share their expertise and when combined with the prowess of Singal’s guides makes for a valuable resource that other online marketers
Beyond the brands that Anik has built up himself, the consultation he provides through his personal website has helped other entrepreneurs achieve success in their own businesses. During consultation meetings with Singal, his clients will get one-on-one time discussing strategies based on products, messaging, recruitment, execution and rapid growth. Further topics that consultation clients will dive into include marketing funnels, backend development, product launches, promoting joint ventures, email marketing, social networking, copywriting and much more.
In the case of iPro Academy, Anik Singal’s digital publishing consultation helped the program go from being just an idea to becoming a very popular product in a highly competitive niche. With Singal’s input, iPro Academy was built into a sought-after brand that has now earned over $1 million with sales figures that continue to grow.
Anik Singal also does some wonderful outreach work with his non-profit organization, which is called For All Our Good. While this organization’s vision is “a world where every child has the opportunity to flourish and unleash their entrepreneurial spirit,” For All Our Good primarily achieves its goals by building schools in impoverished areas. Singal also supports social entrepreneurship programs that aim to deliver electricity, water, nutrition and education that help children prosper around the world.
One of the best ways to understand how For All Our Good works is through a quote by Anik Singal himself when he said, “We believe in not only teaching someone how to fish, we believe in giving them a few fish while they’re learning.” This approach helps people escape poverty by addressing both short- and long-term issues. Overall, the goal of this non-profit organization is to provide measurable results through self-sustainable methods through a process that includes raising funds, offering advice and building networking opportunities for certain social entrepreneurship programs.
On November 15, 2016, Anik Singal participated in the TEDxUBIWiltz event where he gave a talk entitled, “Dreams of the Bottom Billion - A New Approach To Curing World Poverty”. In this talk, Singal outlined how philanthropic and business efforts can be combined in a way that benefits both business owners and people around the world who are economically disadvantaged. He also shows how the actions taken through his non-profit organization to build schools in India is helping to increase both economic and social mobility.
Singal is an accomplished author and has written a number of books that has earned him high praise for his ability to teach.
To date, his most well known book is The Circle of Profit: How to Turn Your Passion Into $1 Million, which had its second edition released in 2016. The Circle of Profit discusses a simple online model to launch a successful businesses whether or not the reader has previous knowledge or experience.
Anik Singal is also the author of a handful of other well-received marketing books, including The Email Lifeline: How to Increase Your Email Marketing Profits by 300% Using a Simple Formula, From Passion to Profit, Become a Solopreneur Millionaire, and others.
Anik Singal produced and starred in the 2012 film Lethal Commission, which told the story of an American spy going to Mumbai, India, to recover secret software. The movie has an accumulative rating of 8.0 through IMDB. Lethal Commission was directed by Noor Sayyed and was written by Zubin Jhaveri. Actors include Dilnaz Irani, Madhurima Tuli, Arfeen Khan and Gopal K. Singh among others.
Accolades and Achievements
Due to his successes in online marketing and digital publishing, Anik Singal has been recognized by some major outlets. Inc 500 has twice named him as an Inc 500 CEO and BusinessWeek called him one of their Top 3 Young Entrepreneurs.
Regarding his business ventures with Lurn, VSSMind and his personal brand, Singal started with $100 seed money and has turned that into a company that has enjoyed tens of millions in returns.