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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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United States

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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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English

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Episodes

088 - Lessons Learned From a Big E-Commerce Project With Alexis Myers

1/18/2021
Freelance web designer Alexis Myers shares her experience and lessons learned from her first big E-Commerce project. In This Episode 03:54 - Greeting to Alexis 05:50 - Ready, set, GO 10:04 - Proposal 14:26 - Seeing the value 15:44 - Content struggles 20:30 - Educate clients 30:28 - Image sizes 34:34 - Above and beyond 42:04 - WooCommerce or Divi 44:14 - Dealing with glitches 45:35 - Handling email 50:59 - Maintenance plan 57:08 - Initial design request 1:01:04 - Duplicating...

Duration:01:10:44

087 - 12 Tips For Higher Converting Websites

1/14/2021
Josh shares some of his top tips for getting your websites design to convert (i.e. turn website visitors into paying customers) In This Episode 02:47 - Challenge from Josh 03:46 - 1) Being clear 07:14 - 2) Call to action 10:25 - 3) Organized menu 13:20 - 4) Color palette 16:00 - 5) Typography 17:52 - 6) Personalize 21:59 - 7) Testimonials 25:18 - 8) Limit “exit” signs 26:58 - 9) Footer call to action 28:18 - 10) Challenge clients 30:45 - 11) Create urgency 33:05 - 12) Add a...

Duration:00:37:22

086 - Local SEO Strategies for Small Business Websites with John Vuong

1/11/2021
Founder and President of Local SEO Search Inc, John Vuong, shares with us the best practices and strategies for optimizing small business websites to help businesses to get found online through local SEO. In This Episode 04:13 - Welcome to John 05:54 - Progression into SEO 11:58 - Team size now 13:04 - Great place to start 18:11 - Preparing a campaign 21:59 - Build loyalty 26:50 - Create the Avatar 28:54 - Competition study 25:17 - Behind the scenes 26:56 - Long term...

Duration:01:13:13

085 - 5 Ways to Stand Out as a Web Designer in 2021

1/7/2021
Josh shares 5 tips for standing out in a crowded space like web design. These strategies will help you differentiate yourself from other web designers and help you explain why clients should choose YOU over your competitors. In This Episode 01:07 - Good news 03:44 - Featured Podcast Review Shoutout 06:06 - How to learn from criticism 09:01 - Why choose you 11:18 - 1) Personalize site 13:27 - 2) Don’t false advertise 16:59 - 3) Teach to impress 21:39 - 4) Co-Opetition 26:38 - 5)...

Duration:00:30:44

084 - How to Hire Remote Designers & Freelancers with Avani Miriyala

1/4/2021
For the first episode of 2021, Founder and CEO of UX design agency amsd.co and host of The 6-Figure Freelancer Podcast, Avani Miriyala shares her experience with hiring designers and freelancers along with how to effectively build and manage a remote team. In This Episode 03:59 - Welcome to Avani 09:00 - Going with the flow 12:21 - New kind of “agency” 16:25 - Building the team 19:48 - Good people refer 23:38 - Here to scale 26:31 - Have to be scrappy 32:05 - Culture fit 38:01 -...

Duration:00:58:06

083 - Takeaways from 2020 and a Lookahead for 2021

12/21/2020
Josh recaps 2020, gives actionable takeaways that you can apply to your business for the New Year and gives you a lookahead at what to expect in 2021! In This Episode 00:35 - 1) 2020 Review 02:32 - Launched two courses 06:24 - Selling the agency 07:15 - Update and automate 09:20 - Podcast commitment 12:05 - Getting help to grow 12:35 - Shoutout to listeners 14:38 - Big celebrations 15:31 - Membership launch 16:38 - 2)2020 Takeaways 16:52 - Be adaptable 20:52 - Trust your...

Duration:00:48:06

082 - The Power of Personalized Videos (& How To Create Them)

12/17/2020
Josh shares about how doing short, personalized videos can immediately help you grow your business, stand out from competition and create clients for life. In This Episode 01:25 - Featured Podcast Review Shoutout 04:15 - Why personalized video 10:22 - Where and when to send 19:04 - How to do video 21:19 - Josh’s challenge to you Get all links, resources and show notes at: https://joshhall.co/082

Duration:00:25:14

081 - How a Gamer/Coder Learned to Build & Manage a Remote Team with Kevin Urrutia

12/14/2020
CEO of Voy Media, a digital marketing agency based in New York, Kevin Urrutia shares how he went from being a gamer and Silicon Valley coder to embracing his entrepreneurial spirit by building multiple businesses and now running a digital agency with 25+ team members. In This Episode 04:25 - Kevin’s Introduction 05:31 - A little history 10:08 - Building experience 17:47 - Going to California 22:09 - Implementing experience 26:50 - Starting to grow a team 29:30 - Having other...

Duration:01:11:35

080 - 5 Tips for Ending the Year Strong (& Planning the New Year)

12/10/2020
Josh gives practical tips for how you can finish off the year strong and effectively plan the start of the new year. In This Episode 02:05 - Feature review shoutout 05:46 - 1) Top of Mind W/Clients 11:10 - 2) Keep income strong 13:55 - 3) Plant money seeds 17:40 - 4) Learn from year 22:07 - 5) Plan intentionally 27:21 - Recap! Get all links, resources and show notes at: https://joshhall.co/080

Duration:00:30:01

079 - Businesses Doing Well (& How to Help Your Clients) Through COVID with Patrick Dichter

12/7/2020
Josh interviews business advisor, consultant and coach Patrick Dichter who, after working with all types of businesses and industries in 2020, shares with us which businesses and personality types are thriving during COVID. In This Episode 04:19 - Greeting to Patrick 06:27 - Some business impact 10:49 - Don’t do nothing 11:03 - Partner over vendor 14:47 - Proactive not reactive 16:12 - Comfortable with Zoom 21:23 - Virtual transaction 21:58 - Adding procedures 23:00 - Membership...

Duration:00:55:45

078 - Why Growth Is Overrated (and How to Stay Small)

12/3/2020
Josh covers why growth can often be misleading, overrated and costly and empowers those of you who want to stay small with how to practically do so. In This Episode 03:40 - Feature review shoutout 04:55 - No discouragement! 05:45 - Problems with growth 08:28 - Personality differences 09:43 - Growth expenses 12:11 - Implement “Small” 17:11 - Prioritizing systems 23:30 - Build community 25:28 - Focus on current clients 27:16 - Master your craft 30:48 - Getting Josh’s help Get all...

Duration:00:32:28

077 - Doubling Income From a Web Design Side Hustle With Chris Misterek

11/30/2020
Host of The Self Made Web Designer Podcast, Chris Misterek shares how he doubled his income with a web design side hustle and how that propelled him to go into web design full time. In This Episode 03:58 - Greeting to Chris 05:32 - Variety of design 12:45 - Where to start 17:59 - Starting to teach 20:19 - Side hustle & job 27:46 - Have confidence 32:24 - The rate dance 37:44 - Portfolio bulking 41:58 - Undersell yourself 46:38 - Client searching 56:20 - Internal conflict 1:03:04...

Duration:01:09:08

076 - Personal Brand vs Business Name...What's best for you?

11/26/2020
Josh shares his thoughts on having a personal brand vs business name for your web design business and gives you some tips to help you decide depending on your long term goals! In This Episode 01:56 - Featured review shoutout 05:29 - Pros for Personal 11:43 - Cons for Personal 20:57 - Pros for Business name 23:39 - Cons for Business 28:17 - How to choose 31:18 - Final thoughts Get all links, resources and show notes at: https://joshhall.co/076

Duration:00:33:05

075 - The Ins & Outs of Running A Website Maintenance Plan with Stephanie Hudson

11/23/2020
Co-founder of FocusWP, Stephanie Hudson, shares her insight of running a website maintenance plan from the technical perspective. Her and Josh cover tools and processes for running website maintenance or "care" plans to help empower you to do the same In This Episode 03:07 - Greeting to Stephanie 05:25 - Need of Maintenance 09:50 - Tools for Maintenance 15:57 - Why it’s important 21:01 - Migrating 23:40 - When to update 28:42 - Caution on updates 36:12 - Categorize updates 39:41 -...

Duration:01:07:24

074 - Staying Power > Starting Power (10 tips for building longevity)

11/19/2020
Josh dives into why Staying Power is more important than Starting Power and guides you through 10 steps on how to build longevity for you and your business. In This Episode 01:49 - Featured Podcast Shoutout 07:50 - Have a mission 10:29 - Make commitment 15:03 - Be ok with failure 17:38 - Expect challenges 19:42 - Build routines 23:02 - Enjoy mundane 26:07 - Challenge yourself 27:39 - Celebrate wins 28:56 - Red flags mean change 31:06 - Find good community Get all links,...

Duration:00:34:43

073 - How to Whitelabel Web Design Services Successfully with Kirby Hasseman

11/16/2020
Josh interviews his agency's top white label referral partner, Kirby Hasseman, CEO of Hasseman and uncovers what marketing agencies are looking for when hiring whitelabel web design partners. In This Episode 04:06 - Greeting to Kirby 08:08 - Trusted partnership 12:58 - Communication is key 17:48 - Be a marketing student 21:30 - Sense of intent 23:40 - Transitioning into it 28:27 - Feeling the change 30:35 - Determining pricing 34:18 - Creating 20 year client 36:24 - Secondary...

Duration:00:54:19

072 - A peek into my (5 Phase) Web Design Process

11/12/2020
Josh gives you a peek into his 5-phase, web design process for planning, building and launching a website effectively. In This Episode 02:51 - Featured review 04:16 - Diving in 05:00 - 1) Planning 15:13 - 2) Layout/design 21:04 - 3) Revisions 27:03 - 4) Revise/Optimize 33:17 - 5) Empower/launch 38:41 - Recapping Get all links, resources and show notes at: https://joshhall.co/072

Duration:00:41:59

071 - From Dog Sled Runner to CEO of LifterLMS with Chris Badgett

11/9/2020
Josh interviews Chris Badgett, Founder and CEO of LifterLMS which is one of the most popular learning management systems for Wordpress about his journey from living on an Alaskan glacier running Sled Dog tours to becoming an entrepreneur and building LifterLMS. In This Episode 03:58 - Greeting to Chris 06:21 - Lobster history 10:36 - Learning & adapting 13:59 - Being content 15:16 - Searching a mentor 17:07 - Be good with people 20:17 - LifterLMS evolution 25:48 - Money making...

Duration:01:06:04

070 - Can you really make a good living doing web design?

11/5/2020
Josh explains why you can make a good living in web design NOW more than ever before and tackles 3 common objections to getting into web design. In This Episode 01:36 - Featured Review Shoutout 03:37 - Three main questions 11:16 - Oversaturation 19:51 - Building organically 22:51 - Quality over quantity 23:33 - Success is... 24:39 - Feelings on luck 32:09 - Recap and courses Get all links, resources and show notes at: https://joshhall.co/070

Duration:00:34:12

069 - What's Behind a Successful Membership Site with Karen Beattie

11/1/2020
Senior Content Manager of Pat Flynn's brand Smart Passive Income, Karen Beattie, shares with us what they learned with planning, building and running their successful membership at SPI Pro. In This Episode 03:26 - Greeting to Karen 06:22 - Different reasons 10:11 - Bring tribe together 13:36 - Launch Plan 15:14 - Why paid not free 19:20 - Purposeful 23:46 - Platform decision 30:58 - Setting up 34:38 - Active members 41:10 - Pricing 43:59 - Maintaining is work 52:29 - Final...

Duration:00:55:11