197 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

The Josh Hall Web Design Show Josh Hall

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    • 4.9 • 70 Ratings

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

    197 - How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up with Robbie Swale

    197 - How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up with Robbie Swale

    Author and business coach Robbie Swale shares tips on how to keep momentum going when you’re at low points. Whether you’re stuck on a project or feel like giving up on your business entirely.

    In This Episode

    00:00 - Introduction
    03:30 - Greeting to Robbie
    10:19 - What prompted the book
    11:32 - Next level of success
    12:33 - Accidentally on purpose
    15:00 - Helps grow & learn
    16:48 - Using what you have
    20:18 - Practice
    23:19 - Creative procrastination
    25:47 - Planned expectation
    28:54 - Batching judgment
    34:57 - Muscle memory
    37:10 - Blank page syndrome
    40:27 - Limit distractions
    42:20 - Dedicated time
    46:20 - Never doing nothing
    48:20 - Ideas and production
    52:17 - Work within constraints
    56:20 - Have a goal
    59:07 - Mindset shift of goal
    1:01:22 - Urgency
    1:04:00 - Final thoughts

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    https://joshhall.co/197

    • 1 hr 10 min
    196 - What I Learned in Taking A Month Off From My Business

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

    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

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    https://joshhall.co/196

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

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

    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 disgust people
    23:33 - Changing habits
    25:10 - Dissuading “tire kickers”
    27:13 - Ideal outcome
    28:36 - Assign on purpose
    31:29 - Delegate low level tasks
    33:23 - Prioritizing
    35:46 - Are you the bottleneck
    39:20 - Rejecting the hustle culture
    42:05 - It’s harder to work less
    44:17 - Toxic hard work
    46:21 - Be self-aware
    48:34 - Thought leader or negotiator
    50:47 - Intentional scheduling

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    https://joshhall.co/195

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

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

    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 - Easily understandable
    33:44 - Collaborating
    36:56 - Strategy that convinces
    39:09 - Should change metrics
    42:14 - Design in layers
    45:29 - Limiting page count
    48:37 - Audit frequently
    51:09 - Copy network
    54:51 - Design excitement
    57:18 - Listen over talk for gold
    58:51 - The key question
    1:01:29 - Design isn’t priority
    1:04:12 - Focus on one thing
    1:06:32 - Final thoughts
    1:10:57 - How to stick out

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    https://joshhall.co/194

    • 1 hr 14 min
    193 - Selling Your First Online Course - a Coaching Call with Oliver Schöndorfer

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

    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 adjust
    32:43 - More course complexity
    35:43 - Evergreen or cohort
    38:09 - Price considerations
    39:15 - European tax
    40:57 - Comparing platforms
    44:13 - Email platform
    46:17 - Timeline for selling
    48:46 - Selling the launch
    52:09 - Percentage of buyers
    55:27 - Time breakdown
    1:01:26 - Summer course goal

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    https://joshhall.co/193

    • 1 hr 2 min
    192 - Making Room in Your Business for Unexpected Surprises with Charlotte Isaac

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

    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 - Schedule CEO days
    31:00 - Multitasking
    34:25 - Change the environment
    36:06 - Have a community
    40:37 - Pivoting confidence
    43:21 - Push to do SOPs
    45:45 - Stretching yourself
    49:00 - Fear of the unknown
    51:18 - Mentality shift
    54:29 - It’s all learning
    56:05 - Remember why you started
    1:00:14 - Adding buffer time

    Get all links, resources and show notes at:

    https://joshhall.co/192

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Terrencerc ,

Engaging, Exciting, Solid Business Podcast

I want to say thank you to Josh, primarily for putting the content out that he does on this Podcast. It's helped me maintain excitement for the future in this industry, when it's likely I could have let that fizzle out. Not only has he helped me stay excited and engaged, but I've taken away a lot of awesome nuggets from this show, so again, Thank you.

Addison Robs ,

Encouraging and Inspiring.

Josh is normal and accessible while being successful. It provides this unique and accessible realness neatly combined with expertise. When you are considering starting a business, it is easy to feel like a fake or like you will never ACTUALLY be able to get off the ground. When I spend that hour with Josh 1-2 times/week, I walk away thinking “I can do this. Why not?” The fact that Josh can make me feel that way while personally doing very well and interviewing people who are doing well is a testament to his candor and accessibility. I have no doubt that this pod will continue to grow!

@Rateddangerous ,

I was lost, but now I am found!

Ive been trying to find a podcast that resonated with my soul for 6 months. I stumbled upon this one and it’s relieved me of so much stress and anxiety! From how to start, how much to charge and learning how to “automate” your business, this podcast has it all. Omg. I’m so thankful! Thank you! I’m tapping that notification bell everywhere. 🙌🏽

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