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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 t ...
 
UXPodcast™ is a twice-monthly digital design podcast - hosted by James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom - sharing insights about business, technology, people and society since 2011. We want to push the boundaries of how user experience is perceived and boost your confidence in the work you do.
 
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 ...
 
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Founder of TheEfficencyCoach.com and The Efficiency Coach podcast, Michael Horvath shares invaluable time management tips for running your day, being productive and in turn, getting more hours BACK! In This Episode 03:52 - Greeting to Michael 06:44 - Battle of productivity 10:28 - Time and freedom 11:20 - 1) Calendar Blocking 13:19 - Getting juices…
 
I’ve often said that any time you wanted to run a Facebook video ad, you could also run a YouTube ad. (If, of course, you felt so inclined.) But it wasn’t until today’s podcast that I learned there’s a big difference between the two— One that you can leverage into a lot more success with your ads. My guest on the podcast, YouTube ad expert Aleric H…
 
Questions answered on this episode are as follows: ✅ Are there steps in Facebook Ads you can take to fine tune your account? ✅ Should post on Google be long post? Or short post be effective? ✅ Is having a Facebook Page helpful? ✅ What is the best bidding strategy for Facebook or Google Ads when you are just starting your ads? ✅ Facebook Page is get…
 
Josh shares his top tips for not only just getting testimonials from clients, but getting amazing testimonials and reviews. In This Episode 01:17 - Featured podcast review shoutout 04:22 - The “Why” for testimonials 05:59 - Be aware of the struggle 08:03 - 1) The written email 10:15 - 2) Google Review 11:53 - 3) Video Review 13:14 - A unique approa…
 
Running Google Ads is about trying to achieve a tricky balance. Yes, you want as many people to see your ads as possible. But NO—you don’t want the WRONG people clicking. That’s a waste of both your money AND your time. So how do you make sure the RIGHT people are clicking on your ads and visiting your site? That’s just ONE of the secrets I share o…
 
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…
 
Questions answered on this episode are as follows: ✅ Do you have any feedback on google my business posting? ✅ What is are some best ghost writer resources to write articles? ✅ Should we post on Linkedin? ✅ Should we be pushing to set an appointment or a more vibrant CTA such as a gated video? ✅ How do I start SEO on a fresh new site?…
 
A conversation with information architects Abby Covert and Andrew Hinton about dealing with digital change and how to make future changes better. Originally Recorded at UXLx 2015, we touched on numerous subjects and challenges, including: The pace of digital change, the challenges of updating our mental models, cleaning up the underlying mess or th…
 
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…
 
Used to be you could find a great product or service that everybody wanted, pick a popular spot with a lot of foot traffic, and hang out a sign that said “open for business.” Well, to be honest, maybe it was never that easy… But things sure feel a lot harder now, don’t they? After all, it seems like more competition pops up every week. And these da…
 
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 campa…
 
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 ch…
 
Sometimes being in business can feel like you’re trapped in a monster movie. Like the Godzilla movie —one of those Godzilla ones where the giant beast just stomps around, crushing everything in sight… And things can feel especially bleak when you’re up against a big competitor. After all, they’ve got millions in their budget for advertising. If you…
 
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 “age…
 
For years, accessibility was seen as the domain of the engineer. Fixing an accessibility would be about writing code. As a maturing industry, and as we understand people with different types of disabilities, we are starting to better understand and appreciate the role of design in accessibility. Accessibility legend Derek Featherstone joins us to t…
 
I’ve found a better way to rank your new website on Google faster… Without blowing your budget or wasting hours. And you can do it pretty much all of it on your own. Interested? In today’s podcast, I’ve put together a mini plan so you only need to apply 20% of all the necessary SEO stuff out there… And still enjoy 80% of the benefits (like free tra…
 
The other day I jumped off a web strategy coaching call with a student and I’ve started to notice a pattern. Typically before hopping on the call these business owners have either: ✅ Done nothing and can’t make any progress because they say they’re not a designer. OR ✅ Drop everything in their business to learn and implement web strategy/web design…
 
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 …
 
Episode 252 is a linkshow. Per and James discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – We discuss a number of serious issues that the design industry faces plus we take a look at “Stories” and their abundance. Article one is Undoing the Toxic Dogmatism of Digital Design by Lisa Angela. “I’ve talked to too many of my peers who recognize t…
 
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, reso…
 
If you’re a local business that’s doing well right now...but you wanna crank up your digital marketing & sales...without spending more on ads. Chances are you likely don’t need a whole new strategy..But you do need to hyper optimize what’s already working. Put simply, you can squeeze more juice out of your marketing budget and see better results...…
 
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 - Bui…
 
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, resour…
 
2020 is a year I’ll never forget for my business (I’m sure you’re the same). I’ve had a few wins...that without you...wouldn’t have been possible. Here’s a couple. After 8 years of serving clients with done for you web strategy and website builds, I pivoted to only serve my Profitable Website Launchpad students and coaching clients. We’ve seen a su…
 
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 …
 
Designing for multiple forms of input and output is no easy task. The dramatic rise in the number of microphones in devices has pushed multimodal design to new levels of complexity. Cheryl Platz joins us to talk about designing in this multimodal world. “Every time you require one modality you’re leaving someone behind.” We talk about the need for …
 
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 - Priorit…
 
If you’re starting from scratch without a list of customers and want a fresh way to generate new leads.. Today’s podcast shows you the simple single page you can use on your website that generates dozens of high quality leads. We’ve even seen 5x more conversions just by adding this page. You know I love to use curiosity in my web strategy so lemme …
 
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 3…
 
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 c…
 
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 Mainte…
 
Anna and the Gapminder foundation work to promote a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand. They want to help all of us move away from a dramatic worldview that is stressful, wrong and contributes to poor decision-making. “We realised people thought they knew what the world was like around them, but they were usually wrong.” Anna Rosling…
 
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 mundan…
 
“What the hell do I write about in my e-mail marketing?” That’s the topic that my (returning) podcast guest, Jules Dan, covers today. It’s a broad topic, so let me explain. Jules is an E-mail Copywriter and last time we spoke on the podcast about the power of storytelling for your sales message. This time Jules gives you a complete breakdown of the…
 
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 23:4…
 
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 no…
 
“How do you go from 0 to your first 1000 Instagram followers...fast?” I get asked this question a lot. I wanna show you that I drink my own Kool-aid… So today’s podcast shows my best tips of how I got from 0-1000 followers in a few months (I started making any real effort on my account in early 2020 by the way). I’ve found Instagram to be amazing a…
 
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 & ada…
 
How will your design be used in 10,000 years? When we produce designs and create technical systems we rarely think in such time-frames, yet many of today’s technology includes ideas decades old, even hundreds. Anthropologist Genevieve Bell joins us to talk about digital anthropology, cyber physical systems, and the new educational needs that have a…
 
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 luc…
 
On the podcast today, I spoke with Oliver Kenyon about boosting landing page conversions (we get real deep). I was so impressed with the content of this episode I’ve actually made some changes to how I teach landing page optimization. My guest today, Oliver, is in the trenches every single day when it comes to landing pages and funnels. I couldn’t …
 
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 - Purposefu…
 
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