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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

Contact:

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Episodes

119 - Website Strategy and How to Implement it in Your Business with Adela Mei

6/21/2021
We take a deep dive into Website Strategy, what it is and how to implement it in our businesses with Digital/Web Strategist, owner and creative director at JackDawDigital.com, Adela Mei. In This Episode 01:26 - Talking strategy 04:47 - Greeting to Adela 07:10 - Digital strategy 09:14 - The Purpose 12:20 - Listening to clients 14:45 - Helping get clarity 18:13 - What will lack 21:56 - Choice to change 25:36 - Do best for you 27:10 - Don’t compare 29:50 - Deeper...

Duration:00:57:35

118 - Email Deliverability and How to Get Your Website Emails Through with Amr Selim

6/14/2021
Josh’s personal Email and DNS Expert Amr Selim is back on the podcast this time to discuss email deliverability and how to get your emails from your website through to your email successfully! In This Episode 04:04 - Greeting to Amr 07:38 - Back in time 10:29 - Email deliverability 11:20 - Issue with WP 14:23 - Gmail or hosting 17:52 - Consider “neighbors” 18:35 - Dedicated IP 18:59 - What is VPS 20:04 - What is VPN 21:16 - Spam filters 23:06 - Sending or receiving 24:48 -...

Duration:01:03:08

117 - What's Working with Ads in 2021 (and What's Not) with Erik Huberman

6/7/2021
Founder and CEO of HawkeMedia.com (one of the fastest growing marketing consulting agencies in the U.S.) Erik Huberman, shares his insight on what’s working well with ads and 2021 and perhaps more importantly, what’s NOT! In This Episode 03:57 - Greeting to Erik 06:49 - 2021 landscape 10:40 - Luxury of organic 12:27 - Niche focus 14:25 - Thoughts on video 15:21 - Multiple communication 18:31 - Articulating 20:37 - Customers advertising 21:21 - Initial attention 22:45 - Crazy...

Duration:00:48:29

116 - A Secret Web Design Tip...Hidden Website Pages

5/31/2021
Josh shares a top secret web design tip which helped him run his web design business…special hidden website pages. In This Episode 00:28 - Hidden pages secret 02:22 - Reasons to hide pages 04:11 - Sharing top five 04:29 - #1 Getting Started page 06:14 - What need to start 07:07 - What communication 07:40 - Content collection 07:50 - Explain the process 09:02 - Wrapping up, going live 11:02 - #2 Moving Forward page 12:18 - Spread the word 12:59 - Ask for reviews 13:40 - Keep...

Duration:00:36:14

115 - How to Leverage your Background in a Web Design Business with Adam Wills

5/24/2021
Marketing Strategist of StoryWebCreative.com and host of the Public Safety Innovators Podcast, Adam Wills, shares how to leverage your background when starting and running a web design business, especially if it’s from an unrelated field. In This Episode 00:03 - Imposter syndrome 05:07 - Greeting to Adam 07:43 - Rebranding story 10:46 - Law enforcement 14:05 - Pivoting to design 16:52 - Feeling awkward 18:27 - When it “clicks” 20:12 - Going niche 22:18 - Utilizing Story...

Duration:01:01:50

114 - From Cubicle to Becoming Your Own CEO with Ellen Yin

5/17/2021
Business coach and host of The Cubical to CEO Podcast Ellen Yin shares her tips, secrets and invaluable experience with helping people leave a corporate job and becoming their own CEO. In This Episode 01:45 - Some co-opetition 05:12 - Greeting to Ellen 08:15 - The best students 10:56 - Why now is good 12:06 - Stable and secure?? 14:20 - Thoughts of “times” 17:42 - Is entrepreneur for all 19:00 - It’s a journey 23:22 - Entrepreneurial traits 24:51 - Undertaking risk 27:12 - Able...

Duration:00:57:13

113 - Presenting Website Designs to Clients with John Wooten

5/10/2021
Web design coach at BreakIntoWeb and Professional Agency Creative Director John Wooten shares his 5 step process for presenting website designs to clients. In This Episode 03:48 - Greeting to John 06:23 - Process importance 09:58 - Customer first mentality 11:11 - New design fears 12:48 - Josh’s lightbulb moment 14:41 - John’s lightbulb 15:59 - Start with strategy 17:30 - Questionnaire 20.18 - Doing a site outline 24:02 - Style tile explanation 26:40 - Things old school 27:46 -...

Duration:01:04:40

112 - Freelancing in 2021 for Web Designers with Jay Clouse

5/3/2021
Creator and founder of Freelancing.School Jay Clouse is back on the podcast to discuss the landscape of freelancing in 2021 and how web designers are in a unique position to freelance successfully now more than ever before. In This Episode 03:55 - Greeting to Jay 07:38 - Three strategies 12:16 - Marketplace platforms 15:50 - Where to find clients 17:25 - Network variety 20:55 - Hierarchy to network 23:03 - Creating clients 25:57 - Sales to serve 27:31 - Best 2021 marketing 31:36 -...

Duration:00:59:47

111 - Secrets to Creating a Course Sales Page that Converts!

4/29/2021
Josh shares his top tips, tricks and secrets to creating an online course sales page that converts! He highlights 12 keys that should be included in all course sales pages based off his experience having numerous online courses. This is content taken from a lesson from his new course Creating and Selling an Online Course With LearnDash which is available now! In This Episode 01:36 - Make it your own 03:02 - How to sell them 04:33 - #1 Promo video 07:55 - #2 Main challenge 08:43 - #3...

Duration:00:34:39

110 - Mapping Out a Successful Web Design Business Plan with Kelly Diekmann

4/26/2021
Web design and marketing agency owner, business coach and partner at BreakIntoWeb, Kelly Diekmann, shares her proven strategy for mapping out a successful business plan after working with many web designers who are serious about building a successful web design business. In This Episode 04:30 - Greeting to Kelly 08:52 - #1 Make a plan 09:15 - Business plan evolution 10:36 - Doing it wrong 13:59 - Never too late 15:28 - Take it seriously 16:33 - Reverse engineer 19:22 - Digestible...

Duration:01:11:37

109 - A Look Into a Subscription Web Design Business Model with Steve Shramm

4/19/2021
We dive into a recurring income based, subscription web design business model with web design entrepreneur Steve Shramm! In This Episode 04:28 - Greeting to Steve 07:48 - How recurring started 11:06 - Keeping owners active 13:36 - A recording session 16:30 - Musicians to websites 18:15 - Evolution and lessons 21:03 - Pricing breakdown 24:36 - Playing the long game 27:12 - Devil’s advocate 29:44 - Getting content on time 32:44 - Grandfathering 35:38 - Automation tools 37:52 -...

Duration:01:07:27

108 - Building Successful Online Community with Andy Guttormsen from Circle.so

4/15/2021
Co-founder of online community platform Circle.so, Andy Guttormsen, shares tips, tricks and secrets of building a successful online community and asks Josh questions about his experience with building a high-touch, high-value premium community and a Student Center through Circle. In This Episode 00:20 - Josh’s intro 03:40 - Welcome to Andy 06:25 - How Circle started 08:31 - Course creator input 09:32 - Benefits 13:23 - “Eat our own dog food” 15:06 - Versatility 18:50 - Building...

Duration:01:09:17

107 - How to do Keyword Research (for Free) with Michelle Bourbonneire

4/12/2021
Josh’s SEO keyword research expert and website editor Michelle Bourbonniere shares her secret tips for how to do keyword research for free! In This Episode 03:44 - Greeting to Michelle 07:09 - Keyword research 08:16 - Why it’s important 10:36 - Short tail or long tail 12:37 - Short tail examples 15:39 - Local keywords 19:28 - Keyword strategy 21:03 - Free research tools 23:32 - Example 26:18 - Benefit from “How to” 28:40 - Candidate keywords 31:31 - “People also ask” box 34:09...

Duration:01:08:40

106 - How to Become a White-label Web Designer With Christian van't Hof

4/5/2021
Full time white-label web designer and developer Christian van’t Hof shares how he took his side-hustle of doing web design for agencies abroad full time. In This Episode 03:59 - Greeting to Christian 05:06 - Netherlands to Brazil 08:35 - Starting design 09:31 - Working internationally 12:58 - Creating trust 14:35 - Give before receiving 18:09 - Start with one connect 20:35 - Building from network 22:22 - Working for free 22:59 - Right place, right time 26:44 - Auto...

Duration:01:05:29

105 - Why I Pulled my Groups from Facebook and Started a New Student Center

3/29/2021
Josh shares about his brand new Student Center and why he’s decided to remove his course support groups off of Facebook. In This Episode 01:08 - Value and announcement 01:42 - Fanboy excitement 03:22 - Future interviews 04:06 - New student center 04:41 - Problems of social media 05:39 - Engagement is down 07:04 - Distractions 08:11 - No ownership on SM 09:03 - Why the move to Circle 10:10 - What is Circle 12:20 - What is the student center 14:23 - Student perks 16:19 - Big ole...

Duration:00:23:07

104 - NHL Broadcaster Bob McElligott on How to Get Better on Camera

3/22/2021
Voice of the Columbus Blue Jackets and NHL play by play broadcaster Bob McElligott shares his tips, tricks and secrets for getting better on camera and at communication which is key for web designers to grow their businesses as well as working with clients. In This Episode 04:33 - Welcome to Bob 11:27 - Bob’s backstory 19:20 - Emulating the good 20:24 - A confident mascot 22:37 - Tips on camera 27:09 - Review your videos 29:05 - No swivel chair 29:59 - Build muscle memory 31:47 -...

Duration:01:24:24

103 - Should You be Offering Template Websites for Low-End Clients?

3/18/2021
Josh shares the pros and cons for offering lower-end, template style websites to clients with budgets under $1,500 to help you decide whether you want to explore the option in your web design business or not. In This Episode 01:15 - Market for templates 03:39 - Two examples 06:06 - Biggest pro 07:37 - Adding upsells 08:47 - Building relationships 09:34 - Adding clients faster 10:27 - Easier to scale 11:23 - Biggest con 13:50 - Overshadowing 14:49 - Portfolio struggles 15:52 -...

Duration:00:28:54

102 - How to Travel and do Web Design Remotely with Suzanne Black

3/15/2021
Digital nomad and freelance web designer Suzanne Black shares how she runs her web design business while traveling Europe and running her web design business out of her decked out sprinter van. In This Episode 03:43 - Welcome to Suzanne 05:46 - A little background 09:17 - Wi-fi and a laptop 11:40 - Experience to niche 14:23 - Traveling 15:21 - Pivoting out of need 18:42 - 100% word of mouth 20:12 - Nurturing clients 22:02 - Creating lifetime work 23:28 - Setting boundaries 26:52...

Duration:00:58:21

101 - How to Work Less & Make More with James Schramko

3/8/2021
Author of the book “Work Less Make More,” James Schramko shares how to practically, through challenges and tactical examples, how to work less and make more in your businesses. In This Episode 05:01 - Greeting to James 07:27 - Some history 10:15 - Helping others 12:20 - Being a seasoned vet 15:54 - Getting stuck on tools 17:46 - Moving the needle 20:25 - Task inventory 21:34 - Time equals money 23:20 - Love spreadsheets 24:52 - Smashing ceilings 27:44 - 64/4 Principle 30:39 -...

Duration:01:01:59

100 - How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur with Pat Flynn

3/1/2021
World-class entrepreneur, podcast host and author Pat Flynn is our special guest for episode 100 of the podcast and in this interview, he shares invaluable tips on how to become a successful entrepreneur. In This Episode 02:25 - How to be successful 04:50 - Greeting to Pat 06:17 - Pat’s story 16:23 - Letting go of the ladder 18:01 - Feeling lonely 19:53 - Letting go of "supposed to" 23:02 - Living with parents 24:15 - Perception is reality 26:02 - Fear of success 29:46 - Sign of...

Duration:01:03:04