This is a special episode as I’ve brought along one of my students, Adela Mei, who has grown her freelance web design business significantly over the last year. We dive into 5 big tips that have helped her grow her business along with getting into a wide ranging conversation involving copywriting, marketing, the power of community, benefits of premium vs free content and so much more.

Here’s a quick summary of her 5 tips:

  1. Community – talk and share with others & give back.
  2. Marketing – learn marketing skills. Permission marketing & develop empathy for your clients.
  3. Gratitude – focus on positive mental attitude and being of service not just making money.
  4. Invest in yourself – free content is like finding a bunch of bread crumbs whereas a full course or premium training is like the full meal.
  5. Learn to say NO! – free yourself up for the “yes” and good, prioritized opportunites.

In This Episode

04:44 – Welcome to Adela
11:45 – Feeling into the site
12:46 – Engaging people
13:40 – Start with Why
17:12 – 1) Community
23:26 – Wanting to quit
29:45 – Push through
32:56 – 2) Marketing
34:40 – Being authentic
37:54 – 3) Gratitude
43:27 – Smiling at the end
46:07 – 4) Invest in yourself
47:43 – Focused learning
56:20 – Being intentional
58:13 – Finance mindset
1:09:27 – 5) Saying no
1:19:01 – Prioritizing
1:28:17 – Three magic words

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"I’d like to leave 10 stars 🙂 This is the first web design/development teacher I have found who I can follow what they say, and learn at a super fast speed! I haven’t finished the css course yet but I can already use inspect element and write my own css code.. that works! Josh is an exceptional communicator, and over delivers in every video, not missing out any of those crucial steps.. or if it’s not covered, he’ll point to the video where he explains it more. Of equal importance is the support in the Facebook group – from Josh and also other members. Josh is really building a community here and it rocks! I’m so grateful. Keep up the good work! p.s. love one of your phrases.. how to make a website look “un-Divi-esque” 🙂 Thank you!"
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