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How do I use my website to get more customers and clients for my small business? How do I even get them to my website in the first place? How do I scale up fast, so I can start making consistent income, and build a business I LOVE showing up for every day? These are the questions at the very core of The Profitable Website, and the ones web strategist Wes McDowell lives for! In every single value-packed episode, Wes will be your go-to guide — teaching you how to use the best what's-working-no ...
 
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 t ...
 
Are you struggling with all the things you need to get done as an entrepreneur? Feeling overwhelmed? Stressed out? Wish you had more time to get things done and have time to spend with your family? Listen and learn as host Michael Horvath, The Efficiency Coach, gives simple and effective productivity, time management, and mindset tips to help you do more and stress less. This is the podcast dedicated to dad entrepreneurs who want to be more efficient so they can spend more time doing the thi ...
 
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Your website is a powerful revenue driver for your business. Well ok, maybe it isn’t now. But it CAN be. And if you’re on Wordpress, this is not only possible, but INCREDIBLY easy, thanks to the wide variety and availability of the best Wordpress plugins. A plugin is simply an add-on that extends the power of what your website can do. There’s liter…
 
The godfather of Divi tutorials, Geno Quiroz, is back on the podcast to talk about the changes he’s making in his white-label web design business and potentially starting a podcast interview series to help get more clients. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 04:49 - The apprentice and the padawan 10:00 - Passion come to life 15:15 - Who’s going t…
 
Web design freelancer Kristin Pearson shares her top lessons learned having just gone full time into web design. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 03:40 - Biz course 04:40 - Greeting Kristin 10:06 - Coaches 10:32 - Speakers 11:55 - Process of both 14:38 - Kristin’s start 21:55 - Learning WP 23:28 - Tech deters some 24:53 - Solving problems 25:42…
 
You know by now how strongly I feel about websites. They can spark action, bust through objections, be your #1 salesperson round the clock, and win you more business all on autopilot. So in this week’s podcast, I'll share with you all my favorite ways of bringing massive traffic to any website. And no — you don’t need to master all of these methods…
 
Seasoned entrepreneur and business owner Walter Hill Jr, founder of Icon Blue, shares about why most businesses fail and more importantly, what red flags to look out for and avoid! In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 01:42 - Avoiding failure 04:56 - Greeting to Walter 11:29 - Learn from others 14:11 - Eliminating mistakes 15:40 - Encourage others …
 
I absolutely love today’s topic, not just because it's interesting but it's also close to my heart. Today, I sit down with Lennon Bone, a Youtube Strategist who works for Video Creators. Lennon actually worked with me to figure out what I can do better on my YouTube channel back in the day to connect better, build on my audience even more and reach…
 
Josh shares his thoughts on what to do based on a recent situation of a client passing away. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 03:48 - Take the high road 05:40 - 1)Backup sites 06:20 - Giving control 08:06 - 2)Users and passwords 08:57 - Organize together 09:54 - 3)Contact info 12:22 - 4)Transition plan 13:03 - Ask questions now 13:55 - Be helpf…
 
Jon Philips of holygrailwp.com takes us further into site speed and website optimization in part 2 of our Site Speed Podcast Series. In This Episode 00:00 - Introduction 00:14 - Podcast Prelude 04:40 - Greeting to John 12:45 - Geographic location 14:51 - Server strength 16:44 - Premise to course 17:30 - Ranking factor 18:13 - SEO component 19:27 - …
 
A lot of service businesses hit really hard during the pandemic, people were cooped up inside, so businesses have to come up with some kind of alternate strategy for those hard times. Today’s episode is going to be a really interesting conversation. Especially coming off the heels of the pandemic. Join me in this special coaching call with Saro Bon…
 
Tim Strifler of DiviLife.com is right back on the podcast to share 5 beginner tips on how to speed up your website and boost performance! In This Episode 00:14 - Podcast Prelude 01:42 - Free 10 Step plan 03:39 - Welcome to Tim 06:09 - Hot topic - Speed 06:34 - Divi 4.10 10:14 - 1) Use great hosting 13:37 - Siteground 14:56 - Flywheel 16:45 - WPEngi…
 
If people are searching for what you do or anything to do with your topic, you obviously want to be one of the first listings that pops up for them in Google. So to do that, you need good SEO and good SEO copy, but the problem comes in where you focus way too much on the SEO and you find your keywords and those kind of start to take over and they s…
 
Josh shares his top 5 strategies for helping you take your web design business to 6-figures (100k or more) per year! In This Episode 00:02 - Podcast Prelude 03:11 - Scaling mind shift 04:43 - 1) Task inventory 05:56 - Tasks aren’t equal 07:10 - Do the 80/20 09:31 - Automate immediately 12:17 - 2) Solidify top services 16:32 - Have a good site 18:34…
 
Website Strategist Wes McDowell (who’s YouTube channel just surpassed 6 million views) shares his thoughts on how web designers and marketers can use their websites alongside social media and other digital platforms in 2021 and beyond. In This Episode 00:02 - Podcast prelude 02:20 - Review shout-out 04:05 - 10 Step Action Plan 05:01 - Greeting to W…
 
Super interesting stuff today - we're going to go into good old fashioned Facebook lead generation tactics that work for small businesses, as well as how you can use organic Facebook to grow your business. AND Gavin's got some amazing tips for you today, so listen now. Checkout Gavin Bell here 👉 https://mrgavinbell.com and https://twitter.com/MrGav…
 
Former school teacher turned web designer Shannon Morris of Turia Web Design, shares her experience on how she learned web design, started her business and went full time in less than a year. In This Episode 00:02 - Podcast Prelude 05:07 - Welcome to Shannon 07:09 - Career change 12:50 - Decisions 20:00 - Just getting started 24:33 - Growth mindset…
 
Email marketing is always an interesting topic, much more exciting when you get to talk to experts in the field. Well, you may be thinking well, social media is the new thing. Emails kind of not... and I don't check my email all that often! Why would anybody be checking their email for my marketing emails? Well, we've got you covered today. So list…
 
Josh shares 10 of the most important items that should be covered in your website design contract. In This Episode 00:14 - Podcast prelude 01:54 - Business course 03:18 - How & when 05:59 - 1) Deliverables 07:45 - 2) Payment terms 10:36 - 3) 3rd Party tools 13:01 - 4) Point of contact 15:08 - 5) Turn around time 16:09 - 6) Response time 17:42 - 7) …
 
The man behind WPCrafter.com WordPress For Non-Techies, Adam Prieser, who at the time of posting this has 221k+ YouTube subscribers and well over 17 million views, shares his super-valuable expertise on how web designers can create content that helps build trust, authority and can be a 24/7 sales tool. In This Episode 00:02 - Podcast prelude 04:06 …
 
Do you know the secret to a truly profitable website? It’s letting your current clients tell your future clients just how amazing you are. That, my friend, is the power of the testimonial. In this week’s podcast episode, I will talk about how to go deeper than your typical 5-star review, and how to mine for gold — in the form of wildly profitable t…
 
Tim Strifler of DiviLife.com (who has a thriving email list in the tens of thousands) shares his top tips for building and growing YOUR email list. In This Episode 00:19 - Podcast prelude 03:51 - Greeting to Tim 07:34 - About Tim 12:10 - Email is NOT dead 16:25 - Homebase 18:56 - Staying top of mind 21:42 - 2021 email market 23:37 - Doing it wrong …
 
Do you know the single biggest difference-maker when it comes to making more online sales, or booking consultations, or appointments? It’s your online reputation. (aka your online reviews.) Over 90% of consumers trust online reviews just as much as a recommendation from a friend, not to mention getting more reviews can help lift you up in online se…
 
How do you get clients when you don’t have a portfolio yet?? Josh shares his top tips for building your portfolio so you can start getting your first paying web design clients. In This Episode 00:02 - Building with no clients 03:49 - Use “Featured Work” 04:08 - 1) Offer to build for free 05:56 - Consider who’s looking 07:41 - Set constraints 10:08 …
 
Brad Hussey, web designer freelancer turned web design "productizer" and now coach, shares his tips and a specific action plan for how to scale your business by productizing your web design services. In This Episode 00:02 - Podcast prelude 04:41 - Greeting to Brad 07:58 - Come to Jesus moment 11:41 - Selling value 13:20 - Definition of productize 1…
 
It’s never been easier for small business owners like you to create their own websites, thanks to Wordpress themes, and drag and drop page building plugins… But what if you want something more custom, and less cookie-cutter for your website? I’ve got you covered there! In this week’s podcast episode, I’ll talk about the 5 really easy tricks you can…
 
Author of children’s book “The Too Tall Giraffe,” Crissy Maier, shares her tips for booting imposter syndrome by finding and focusing on your superpower and what often makes you different. In This Episode 00:02 - Podcast prelude 03:59 - Welcome to Crissy 06:16 - Origin of her book 08:04 - Strength in weakness 10:01 - Finding superpower 14:43 - Nega…
 
Some businesses sell skydiving, some sell sex appeal, but some sell… Insurance. Or accounting. Or bio-thermal imaging. And guess what? Just because you can’t make a Red Bull-fueled ad for your business doesn’t mean you can’t market it effectively! And I’ve got some great ideas for you if your business is on the less-than-exciting side. In this week…
 
Josh shares his top 10 regrets from a decade of web design journey going from freelancer to solo-preneur to agency owner. In This Episode 00:02 - Prelude to regrets 02:44 - Josh on Instagram 03:38 - A Podcast review 04:34 - Full transcriptions 05:31 - 1) Not raising rates 08:46 - 2) Not joining network 10:14 - The real power 12:09 - 3) Always sayin…
 
Professional copywriter and host of the Storytelling Secrets podcast, Jules Dan, shares his top tips and tricks for effective copywriting that we as web designers can apply to website copy, emails, social media posts and more! In This Episode 00:02 - Intro & announcements 04:02 - Greeting to Jules 05:34 - A little history 08:55 - Words sell a story…
 
Let’s get real for a second — of all your website traffic, the cold, hard truth is, only about 10% of them are even thinking about making a decision today. The rest? Well, they’re just window shopping — at least for now. So how the heck do you cement yourself in the minds of the 90% of your site visitors so hard that they remember you over everyone…
 
Chief Marketing Officer of clean.io and digital security expert, Kathleen Booth, shares best practices and leading industry tips for keeping websites safe and protected from malvertising, Ecommerce revenue loss and standard website hacks. In This Episode 04:00 - Greeting to Kathleen 05:36 - What is cybersecurity 09:55 - Three code categories 13:55 …
 
Have you used LinkedIn to attract more clients to you and your business? It’s actually pretty easy — when you have the right plan. Aaand guess what? Today, that plan’s all yours! Many small business owners still worry that the platform is too formal or corporate for their audiences. The truth is — LinkedIn could very well be one of your most underr…
 
Josh shares his tips on how to handle and prepare for clients who want to take over and edit the website you designed after they’re live. In This Episode 00:46 - Triggering nightmares 05:06 - Have a backup 06:15 - 1) Proposal & Planning 06:58 - Who is editing 08:12 - Are they tech savvy 11:02 - Plan to train 12:23 - Account in proposal 14:34 - 2) M…
 
Owner of DoubleStack.net and Web Business Mentor and Coach, Lee Blue, shares his expertise on landing higher projects and better web design clients through “Solution Based Marketing.” In This Episode 04:39 - Greetings to Lee 07:05 - Coaching hands-on 09:06 - Business strategy 13:55 - Reverse engineering 17:38 - Package skills upfront 20:39 - Distin…
 
On a scale of 1-10, how good would you say your website is at connecting with your would-be customers or clients? That’s ok! I’m here to help you turn it up to a perfect 10. With a little help from my good friend Jules Dan, we’re gonna give you the secret to turning up the engagement factor on your website… So you can break through, and help them s…
 
CEO and Founder of Kanopi Studios, Anne Stefanyk shares her top sales strategies for web design freelancers and agencies. In This Episode 03:46 - Greeting to Anne 07:43 - Aware but not “in” 07:53 - Qualification process 10:24 - Most fundamental 12:12 - Tracking leads 14:17 - Existing network 17:53 - Creating prospects 18:25 - Using LinkedIn 23:01 -…
 
Does your business cater to locals? Whether you have a single location or 30, you want to be on the map. Literally, on the Google map 3-pack... (Trust me, it’s where all the cool kids are hanging out 😎) And if you want the fast-pass to give you your best chance of landing there, I’ve got you covered, my friend. In this podcast episode, I’m going to…
 
Josh shares his thoughts and experience on what to do when a client decides to hire a digital marketing or SEO agency to take over the website. In This Episode 01:59 - The “Do not’s” 02:55 - 1) Be offended 04:11 - 2) Caught off guard 04:51 - 3) Lose your cool 06:02 - 4) Close the door 07:05 - 5) Think it’s over 10:41 - From experience 13:22 - Big i…
 
Founder of the Day Rate Mastery Program, Sarah Masci shares how offering Day Rates, opposed to Fixed or Hourly Retainers changed her business and life. In This Episode 03:32 - Welcome to Sarah 06:43 - Growing pains 10:05 - Beginning of Day Rate 12:48 - Billing premium 18:11 - Never promise 19:30 - Clients being available 22:02 - Start with a day 24…
 
There’s no bigger opportunity for businesses like yours to get attention right now than by using short videos. Really short. Like 30 seconds short! I’m talking Tiktok, Instagram Reels and even the newest player to the game, Youtube Shorts. And here’s the kicker: no matter what you think these platforms are all about, there’s absolutely zero dancing…
 
Full time optometrist, part time web design business owner Richard Zimbalist shares how he runs a profitable web design side hustle alongside his full time job. In This Episode 04:04 - Greeting to Richard 04:47 - Uncommon path 12:50 - Gathering information 13:47 - Monthly subscription 15:20 - Template territory 18:29 - Niche audience concern 19:00 …
 
Are websites officially dead? 😱 There’s a whole lot of misinformation swirling around out there. Things like … “Social media’s the new website.” Well I’m here to tell ya, nothing could be further from the truth! Actually, your social and your website have 2 very different, and equally important functions. Skip one, and the whole thing just stops. S…
 
Josh shares a recent live coaching call taken from his Web Design Club which you can join today! Go to joshhall.co/120 for a special promo to join. In This Episode 01:43 - Struggle feedback 03:39 - Club testimony 06:00 - Breathe 06:50 - 1) Finding clients 08:30 - SEO tactics 12:12 - 2) Content marketing 15:01 - Authority building 16:40 - Being stra…
 
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 cl…
 
Which online review platform gets ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and which gets ⭐️? Google Reviews, Yelp and even Facebook Recommendations — they can all help your business, but let’s get real — you need to actually point your customers in a direction if you want them to do anything — like leave you a glowing review. So which direction is gonna be most effective in gr…
 
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 “ne…
 
If you wanna rank your business in Google searches, they actually give you a pretty powerful tool you can use to get there. It’s called Google My Business. But like all things marketing, it’s all in the optimization if you wanna see real results. I’m sure you have some questions — and I’ll be answering all of ‘em in this episode! 😎 Seriously, my Go…
 
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 o…
 
I’m not sure what kind of business you run, but if it caters to a local audience, this episode is gonna be a biggie for you. In this episode of The Profitable Website podcast, you can listen in as I offer coaching to David Krohse, a chiropractor who’s looking to make some serious gains this year in his local area. He wants to rank #1 in local searc…
 
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 pro…
 
Running paid ads is an excellent way to get quick traffic to your website. But if you’re sending them to a website that’s full of holes, you’re not just leaking customers… you’re leaking your hard earned money too. 😳 Well, get out your spackle, because we’re plugging ALL the holes today, my friend! 😎 When your website’s less like a strainer and mor…
 
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