How Syed Balkhi and Awesome Motive destroyed Thrive Themes

Thrive Themes used to be good.

Thrive Themes was good until Syed Balkhi and “Awesome Motive” bought it.

Syed Balkhi and “Awesome Motive” destroyed Thrive Themes.

Syed Balkhi who runs “Awesome Motive” is behaving like a greedy hedge fund manager who buys companies, raises prices, limits or reduces the product offering, and in doing so, destroys the existing customer base so they can turn it into a boutique, high-priced business so they, at some point, can have a high-priced exit strategy. It’s greed. They’re driven by greed and ego.

Since being acquired by “Awesome Motive” run by Syed Balkhi, this is what has happened:

1. Thrive Themes doubled the prices to $599 annually.
2. Thrive Themes limits the websites to only 5 websites.
3. They disable your content if you don’t renew.
4. If you quit paying the fees, they do not allow you to edit the content, even if you paid for years earlier and are using “older” tools.

What Syed Balkhi and “Awesome Motive” (not awesome) are doing is rotten. It is despicable. It it not user-friendly. What they are doing shows a total lack of consideration for their customer base.

Now that Shane and Hanna (cutie) have left, and sold Thrive Themes to a greedy guy who treats it like a greedy hedge fund manager, Thrive Themes is over.

#GoodbyeThriveThemes #SyedBalkhi #ThriveThemes #WhatHappenedToThriveThemes

Syed and Awesome Motive already doubled the prices and limiting the websites to only 5.

It’s really sad that Thrive Themes allowed itself to be purchased by Syed, the guy from “Awesome Motive” which is NOT awesome.

Awesome Motive already raised the prices, almost doubled them, and limited or reduced the amount of websites you can use it on to only 5 websites. At the moment, I have Thrive Themes running on some 18 websites.

I send Syed, the guy who owns “Awesome Motive” a personal message on Instagram and also a personal message at his website. He has not yet replied to either message.

Awesome Motive is just another big company that behaves like a greedy hedge fund, that buys smaller companies, reduces their offerings, and raises their prices, leaving their customer base puzzled and wondering and disappointed.

Awesome Motive sucks.

Syed appears to be a greedy guy that’s okay with gobbling up smaller companies and making them worse.

I put together a number of articles about this that you can read at the links below:

Another Beloved Suite of Tools about to be Destroyed by Corporate Monster Awesome Motive

Amazing Motive buys Thrive Themes and quickly Ruins It

Thrive Themes acquired by Awesome Motive, who promptly Raises Prices

User Worries Mount as Awesome Motive Integrates Thrive Themes into its Portfolio

How Thrive Themes got Ruined by Awesome Motive

Thrive Themes bought by Awesome Motive: Users Worries Mount over Price Hikes and More

#ThriveThemes #AwesomeMotive #Syed #SyedBalkhi #NotSoAwesome #NotAwesome #Tech #TechNews #WhatHappenedToThriveThemes

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