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Welcome to the Josh Hall Web Design Show where web agency owner, educator and Elegant Themes blog author Josh Hall reveals his experience, tips, tricks and lessons learned in building better websites and growing a web design business so that you can save time, save your sanity and learn directly from industry pros so you can create a life of freedom and meaning through the wildly awesome world of web design.As a user and lover of WordPress, the Divi Theme by Elegant Themes, Josh shares his technical tips along with real world experience in growing web design business from side hustle in 2010 to full time as a one man shop and through scaling the business with a small remote team.You’ll learn about the most important aspects of running a web design business through solo shows by Josh, interviews with web design experts and professionals and case studies with Josh’s students who have built up their own web design businesses.Hit subscribe and lets grow your web design business and explore the wild and wonderful world of web design! You'll find all the episodes and show notes at https://joshhall.co/podcast

Welcome to the Josh Hall Web Design Show where web agency owner, educator and Elegant Themes blog author Josh Hall reveals his experience, tips, tricks and lessons learned in building better websites and growing a web design business so that you can save time, save your sanity and learn directly from industry pros so you can create a life of freedom and meaning through the wildly awesome world of web design.As a user and lover of WordPress, the Divi Theme by Elegant Themes, Josh shares his technical tips along with real world experience in growing web design business from side hustle in 2010 to full time as a one man shop and through scaling the business with a small remote team.You’ll learn about the most important aspects of running a web design business through solo shows by Josh, interviews with web design experts and professionals and case studies with Josh’s students who have built up their own web design businesses.Hit subscribe and lets grow your web design business and explore the wild and wonderful world of web design! You'll find all the episodes and show notes at https://joshhall.co/podcast

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Welcome to the Josh Hall Web Design Show where web agency owner, educator and Elegant Themes blog author Josh Hall reveals his experience, tips, tricks and lessons learned in building better websites and growing a web design business so that you can save time, save your sanity and learn directly from industry pros so you can create a life of freedom and meaning through the wildly awesome world of web design.As a user and lover of WordPress, the Divi Theme by Elegant Themes, Josh shares his technical tips along with real world experience in growing web design business from side hustle in 2010 to full time as a one man shop and through scaling the business with a small remote team.You’ll learn about the most important aspects of running a web design business through solo shows by Josh, interviews with web design experts and professionals and case studies with Josh’s students who have built up their own web design businesses.Hit subscribe and lets grow your web design business and explore the wild and wonderful world of web design! You'll find all the episodes and show notes at https://joshhall.co/podcast

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Episodes

196 - What I Learned in Taking A Month Off From My Business

6/23/2022
Josh shares 7 practical tips and advice from what he learned in recently taking nearly a full month off from his business. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 03:34 - 1) Organizing email 06:38 - 2) Team communication 11:39 - 3) Client communication 13:57 - 4) Account for time 17:06 - 5) Feeling disconnected 19:16 - 6) Schedule intentionally 22:28 - 7) Recurring income 23:40 - Coach and mentor 26:04 - Recap Get all links, resources and show notes at: https://joshhall.co/196

Duration:00:28:06

195 - Creating Free Time to Lose the Busywork and Love Your Business with Jenny Blake

6/20/2022
Author of Free Time: Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business, Jenny Blake is on the podcast to share how to get “free time” back in both your personal and professional life while still growing a profitable online business. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 02:56 - Welcome to Jenny 07:34 - Backstory with Pat Flynn 11:52 - Not about working less 13:50 - TIme becomes a verb 15:10 - Friction and flow 16:30 - Aligned, design, assign 18:21 - What gives you energy 19:20 - Copy should...

Duration:00:55:15

194 - How to Do Copywriting First Web Design with Damian Vallelonga

6/13/2022
Web design agency owner, brand strategist and marketer Damian Vallelonga shares how his agency implements a “content and copywriting first approach” to building websites. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 04:11 - Greeting to Damian 05:09 - Graphic evolution 06:50 - Words are key 11:12 - More value 16:28 - Showcase services 18:27 - Clarify client needs 23:23 - Convincing the pushback 23:57 - Marry design to content 26:11 - Big copy mistake 28:13 - Be a translator 29:54 -...

Duration:01:14:38

193 - Selling Your First Online Course - a Coaching Call with Oliver Schöndorfer

6/10/2022
Oliver Schöndorfer of PimpMyType.com is venturing into the online course realm but has a lot of questions about how to package up his knowledge and expertise into a course (or courses) and how to sell them consistently. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 05:20 - Update of Oliver 06:56 - Finding value 09:07 - Free tips to course 13:40 - A trial run 17:29 - Too many cooks 19:32 - Breaking it down 21:54 - Fighting perfectionism 25:42 - Result confidence 30:21 - Learn early then...

Duration:01:02:34

192 - Making Room in Your Business for Unexpected Surprises with Charlotte Isaac

6/6/2022
The Dubsado Queen and Business Operations Consultant Charlotte Isaac is on the podcast to share how to make room in your business for the inevitable, unexpected surprises that life will bring. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 04:25 - Greeting to Charlotte 07:17 - Zero in on focus 11:10 - Unexpected happens 14:11 - Being prepared 16:01 - Set reactionary time 18:15 - Pay yourself 20:40 - Rate percentage 22:15 - Have client boundaries 24:59 - Plan ahead just in case 27:39 -...

Duration:01:03:44

191 - Understanding Cloud Hosting with Robert Jacobi of Cloudways

5/30/2022
Director of WordPress at Cloudways Hosting, Robert Jacobi, shares a basic understanding of cloud hosting, how it differs from shared hosting along with the basics of CDN’s, site speed and more. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 03:33 - Greeting to Robert 08:32 - Joomla to WP 10:48 - WP owns 50% internet 13:01 - Retrofit hosting 15:54 - What is cloud hosting 19:50 - Apartment complex 23:54 - Where is the “Cloud” 26:25 - Hosting on steroids 28:43 - Portable containers 31:56 -...

Duration:01:21:59

190 - Is Web Design a Good Career to Get Into? Q&A with Josh

5/26/2022
A friend of Josh’s from high school is considering a career change and wonders if web design is a good career to get into nowadays. He sent 15 great questions over that we address one at a time in this special, Q&A episode! In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 01:58 - Don’t have to be savvy 03:44 - Three web design options 07:21 - 1) Education needed 11:06 - 2) Average pay 14:59 - 3) Being tech savvy 20:22 - 4) Favorite part 23:33 - 5) Least favorite 26:51 - 6) Who to work...

Duration:00:43:54

189 - Customer Retention & Keeping Your Clients Coming Back with Jill Salzman

5/23/2022
Founder of The Founding Moms online community and host of the podcast “Why Are We Shouting?!?,” Jill Salzman is on the podcast to talk about customer retention and how to keep customers coming back. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 03:36 - Greeting to Jill 08:27 - Branding transparency 11:09 - In it for the journey 12:34 - Jill’s first “adult” company 15:26 - Finding the answers 19:05 - Being an expert 23:08 - Community nurturing 24:59 - Natural retention 27:17 - Beginning of...

Duration:01:01:38

188 - Onboarding Web Design Clients Like a Pro with Brad Hussey

5/16/2022
Seasoned web design professional and webpreneur Brad Hussey is back on the podcast, this time to share his proven process for saving time in onboarding web design clients. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 03:46 - Greeting to Brad 09:00 - Letting all clients go 12:15 - Starting over 14:31 - Necessity to productize 16:45 - SOP hang-ups 19:25 - Boundaries for creatives 30:00 - Process effort = results 33:30 - Pick a day & full pay 34:47 - Trello over Basecamp 36:37 - Scripted...

Duration:01:06:41

187 - How Nick Landed His First 10k Client - A Coaching Session with Josh

5/12/2022
On a recent call inside my Web Design Club Coaching Community, one of my students, Nick Monaghan of Monaghan Media Group, shared how he landed his first 10k project. Instead of simply outlining my top tips based on our chat, I’m letting you in on the entire session so you can hear exactly how he did it! Followed by my top 7 takeaways from what Nick learned and did right in this situation. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 03:37 - How networking paid off 06:41 - Being...

Duration:00:26:52

186 - Getting Clients Through Social Media and DM’s with Kayla Walters

5/9/2022
Professional freelance web designer and founder of Good Cheer Web Design, Kayla Walters, shares her top tips for getting clients through social media and more specifically, through groups, DM’s and other tactile strategies that are working well right now in web design. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 05:06 - Greeting to Kayla 06:52 - Know who is searching 09:56 - Explaining specifics 12:47 - Adapting to niche 16:09 - Transparent funneling 17:47 - Casual personalization 21:14 -...

Duration:01:01:30

185 - How to Last as an Online Entrepreneur with Amy Porterfield

5/2/2022
Multi-million dollar course creator and host of the top ranked podcast Online Marketing Made Easy, Amy Porterfield, shares her top strategies, tips and lessons learned on how to last as an online entrepreneur. From working in corporate with mega brands like Harley-Davidson and Peak Performance Coach, Tony Robbins, she shares openly about her journey from leaving the corporate world to pursue freedom as an online entrepreneur. Not only do we get into all the highs and lows of her journey,...

Duration:00:58:48

184 - Do You Need a College Degree to Be Successful in Web Design

4/28/2022
Josh shares his thoughts on if you need to get a college degree to be successful in web design. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 03:30 - Personal story 06:05 - For certain industries 07:27 - Colleges keeping up 09:05 - Online courses 10:38 - Being asked to teach 14:16 - Employee or entrepreneur 16:07 - Staying out of debt 17:59 - Course suggestions 21:33 - Final thoughts Get all links, resources and show notes at: https://joshhall.co/184

Duration:00:26:20

183 - Google Analytics Alternative that’s GDPR Compliant with Paul Jarvis

4/25/2022
Author of the book "Company of One" and Co-founder of Fathom Analytics shares the ins and outs of their privacy focused analytics software that's GDPR compliant. I have officially moved to Fathom and recommend it as a solid Google Analytics alternative that's GDPR compliant. Go to JOSHHALL.co/FATHOM to start a free trial. In This Episode: 00:00 - Introduction 04:22 - Greeting to Paul 07:47 - The process to Fathom 10:59 - Two birds with one stone 15:48 - Simplicity and speed 18:47 -...

Duration:01:03:10

182 - Going Niche Without Fully Going Niche with Jimmy Rose

4/18/2022
Founder of Content Snare and one of my favorite people in the Web Design realm, Jimmy Rose is back on the podcast. This time to share what his company has learned about how to market and target to a new, unexpected, niche without bailing on their current customer base. In short, they've learned how to go niche without going fully niche. Great for you as web designers if you want to do the same! In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 04:31 - Greeting to Jimmy 07:10 - How Content Snare...

Duration:00:59:08

181 - 5 Tips for Dealing with Imposter Syndrome in Web Design

4/14/2022
Josh shares his top 5 tips for dealing with imposter syndrome for web designers specifically. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 01:59 - What were you thinking 04:59 - Wikipedia definition 07:49 - 1) No one’s an expert 09:49 - 2) Be the best to clients 11:07 - Know your competition 12:58 - 3) More than you think 14:20 - Coaching community 15:18 - 4) Stay in your lane 16:24 - Examples 20:32 - 5) Life is too short 21:18 - Who’s watching you 22:11 - More tips in summit Get all...

Duration:00:24:56

180 - Busting the Limiting Mindsets Keeping You From 6-Figures with Bonnie Bakhtiari

4/11/2022
Host of The Brand Strategy Podcast and coach, Bonnie Bakhtiari, shares her counter-intuitive thoughts on what’s truly holding most entrepreneurs back from hitting 6-figures and more importantly, how to bust those limiting mindsets. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 04:36 - Greeting to Bonnie 08:03 - Work life integration 11:12 - Productivity is priority 13:25 - Working towards a goal 18:49 - Mindset struggles 25:02 - Protection in self-awareness 28:55 - Journey of...

Duration:01:16:31

179 - Getting Clients Through Referrals with Steph Wharton

4/4/2022
Host of The Fiercely Visible CEO podcast and entrepreneurial coach Steph Warton shares her proven tactics for getting referrals and new clients organically without feeling pressured to pursue ads or paid marketing. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 04:04 - Greeting & apology 06:31 - Super Multi Passion 10:08 - Others advocating for you 12:23 - It changes the dynamic 14:52 - Funneling ideas 18:09 - The hardest thing to do 21:47 - Should you do kickbacks 27:13 - What’s getting...

Duration:00:57:33

178 - To Pivot or Quit? A Coaching Session with Chris Misterek

3/31/2022
Host of The Self-Made Web Designer Podcast, Chris Misterek, joins Josh for a coaching session to get some advice on his challenges with building his brand, doing freelance and working a full-time job. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 04:45 - Coaching call kickoff 07:00 - Divided attention 09:16 - Practical & emotional work 12:13 - Weighing the options 14:41 - Courses 18:00 - Designing templates 19:55 - Being coopetition 23:45 - Evergreen courses 25:25 - A more advanced...

Duration:00:46:04

177 - The Incredible Opportunities Available in eCommerce with Daniel Sheard

3/28/2022
CEO of UK based Shopify Plus Agency Velstar, Daniel Sheard, shares his insight about the incredible opportunities available for web designers in the world of eCommerce. 00:00 - Introduction 04:43 - Greeting to Daniel 09:34 - Honeymoon history 13:26 - A Shopify revolution 19:37 - Future of eCommerce 22:18 - Opportunity for designers 26:39 - How to offer eCommerce 32:28 - UX focus 36:17 - Credit card processing 42:08 - Split pay option 45:07 - Cart abandonment 49:36 - CS support &...

Duration:01:16:45