118 episodes

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

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

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

    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 - Whitelist
    27:58 - Email frat house
    29:25 - Switching to G Suite
    30:30 - or Microsoft 365
    32:48 - What is SMTP
    36:03 - Tools that help
    38:49 - Use an email plugin
    44:12 - “From” actual email box
    46:55 - What is POP
    49:46 - What is IMAP
    54:24 - Recap
    57:53 - Final thoughts
    1:01:14 - Amr’s connect info

    Get all links, resources and show notes at:

    https://joshhall.co/118

    • 1 hr 3 min
    117 - What's Working with Ads in 2021 (and What's Not) with Erik Huberman

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

    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 stunt
    25:13 - SM and YouTube
    27:17 - Boosting
    29:05 - Email & SMS thoughts
    31:20 - Why Erik podcasts
    35:30 - Best platform
    37:46 - Knowing audience
    40:35 - Context receiving
    42:31 - Don’t spread too thin
    43:11 - Don’t dabble
    44:58 - Erik’s info
    45:32 - Website importance
    47:04 - Giving advice

    Get all links, resources and show notes at:

    https://joshhall.co/117

    • 48 min
    116 - A Secret Web Design Tip...Hidden Website Pages

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

    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 things fresh
    14:50 - Site content
    15:16 - Offer the maintenance plan
    16:47 - #3“Hourly Rate” page
    21:49 - #4 “Client Resource” page
    25:18 - #5 “Potential Client” page
    27:42 - Don’t burn time
    31:10 - Options to hiding
    34:56 - Josh’s course promo

    Get all links, resources and show notes at:

    https://joshhall.co/116

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

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

    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 Brand
    25:21 - Thinking outside the box
    26:59 - Test the waters
    27:40 - Starting a podcast
    31:05 - Ideal clients - guests
    33:41 - Another audience
    37:39 - Being premium
    40:07 - Don’t be irrelevant
    42:15 - Scaling struggles
    45:43 - Building a community
    50:22 - New intentions
    55:30 - Solving a problem
    58:04 - Where to find Adam

    Get all links, resources and show notes at:

    https://joshhall.co/115

    • 1 hr 1 min
    114 - From Cubicle to Becoming Your Own CEO with Ellen Yin

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

    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 to fail forward
    29:51 - Do or do not
    30:38 - Pivot and persist
    32:04 - Wisdom to quit
    34:28 - Knowing to pivot
    38:59 - Theme of reality
    40:51 - Afraid of investment
    44:49 - No success shortcut
    46:17 - Value of peers
    47:50 - Those with risk
    51:56 - Push of family
    53:40 - Where to find Ellen
    55:36 - Tell past self

    Get all links, resources and show notes at:

    https://joshhall.co/114

    • 57 min
    113 - Presenting Website Designs to Clients with John Wooten

    113 - Presenting Website Designs to Clients with John Wooten

    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 - Animations
    32:06 - Video presentations
    36:44 - Before and after video
    39:52 - Wireframe strategy, flow
    44:25 - Style tile or mock up
    47:09 - Live build mistakes
    50:41 - Good audio
    52:44 - John’s example
    53:55 - Mobile mock up
    55:37 - No real estate tour
    57:11 - Excited for client
    57:48 - John’s info
    1:01:21 - Sticking to the plan

    Get all links, resources and show notes at:

    https://joshhall.co/113

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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48 Ratings

Ellencake8 ,

Best web design podcast!!!

Josh's podcast continues to be my go to source for web design knowledge and inspiration. Whenever a new episode comes out I usually move it to the top of my podcast feed and listen to it as soon as I can!
I love that Josh goes very in depth into the topics he talks about. I feel like he's truly trying to help web designers as much as he can and that he cares about his listeners.

Lakeville Sandra ,

The best investment of my time and resources

I have listened to Josh’s podcast for a while, and subsequently was led to take a few of the courses, which led to becoming a member of the Web Design Club. Every minute I’ve spent, and every dollar I’ve invested has come back to me in opportunities or TIME, the ever elusive resource. I am so grateful for the wisdom, expertise and opportunities for growth that are shared. And, I swear that every one of these podcasts are in parallel with where I’m at mentally or within my biz. Thanks so much, Josh!

nightwish-century ,

My go-to web design business podcast

This is my go-to podcast for excellent, concise content and tips for web designer business. His content and interviews are beneficial for developing and improving website design businesses. As well as this podcast, Josh also offers courses, tutorials, Facebook group with great support and learning opportunities.

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