Josh's blog

My collection of blogs, vlogs, recommendations videos and Elegant Themes blog series!

Josh’s Blogs & Vlogs

This is my growing collection of blogs, vlogs and videos with recommendations on Divi/WP tools, courses, plugins, etc along with personal web design related material.

How to Use Short Videos to Grow Your Business & Save You Time

How to Use Short Videos to Grow Your Business & Save You Time

Creating short videos have absolutely changed my life. Both in helping me build trust with my clients and customers which in turn helps grow my business but also in saving time. In this video, I walk you through (9 ways) you can use short videos to help grow your...

How to Stay Productive (and Sane) Working From Home

How to Stay Productive (and Sane) Working From Home

Here are 7 Tips for Staying Productive (& Sane) while Working From Home. A lot of people coming from the corporate or wider ranging business community come into web design and want to work from home to "escape the 9 to 5." But the reality is, they're actually...

5 Things Web Designers Can Do During The Coronavirus Crisis

5 Things Web Designers Can Do During The Coronavirus Crisis

As we're right at the cusp of the Coronavirus Crisis, I know there's a lot of fear and uncertainty in your mind for both your business, your clients and your family. There are a few things heavy on my heart and mind that me and my family have talked about that I want...

6 Tips for Taking an Online Course

6 Tips for Taking an Online Course

Here are my recommendations (as a course creator and someone who goes through online courses myself) for how to successfully take an online course! Make the time - You're never going to "find" the time. You have to be intentional about taking the course which leads us...

Best Divi Facebook Groups to Join in 2020

Best Divi Facebook Groups to Join in 2020

Here are my recommendations on the best Divi Facebook Groups to Join in 2020. Over the past few years, there have been many articles mentioning groups to join (some linked below) and while many of those groups are still active, many aren't as engaged, maintained or...

Image File Types Explained

Image File Types Explained

JPG, PNG, PDF, EPS, GIF, AI, SVG, PSD oh my... There are so many image file types but what the heck is the difference and which one should I use??? In this post, I'll give you a basic understanding and overview of image and graphic file types, formats and extensions....

My Top 6 Web Design Sales Tips

My Top 6 Web Design Sales Tips

I've been fortunate to sell a lot of websites for nearly a decade (to this point.) In this video + free eBook, I'm dishing out my Top 6 Web Design Sales Tips! All are explained in more detail along with call-to-actions in the eBook but in short, my tips are:You Gotta...

10 Lessons Learned in 10 Years of Self Employment

10 Lessons Learned in 10 Years of Self Employment

10 years ago (March of 2009), I got laid off from my job as a cabinet maker. I began working jobs on the side to cover bills and soon after, started into the wild world of graphic and web design. Thus began my journey into self employment which I have not looked back...

Behind The Scenes – Making a Course

Behind The Scenes – Making a Course

Welcome to my first ever vlog style documentary where I'm bringing you behind the scenes during the making of a course! This video contains footage condensed over 10 days where I planned, structured, wrote, recorded, built and launched my Divi/WordPress Beginners...

My Top 7 Business Books

My Top 7 Business Books

Here's a look at the top 7 business books that have made the biggest impact on me with growing and building a successful web design business. These are not "web design specific" and can be applied to any business in any industry or market. If you have any you love or...

Josh’s Elegant Themes Blog Series

The posts I write for the Elegant Themes blog are generally 4-5 part series. Since they’re currently not archived by series on the blog, every time I post a new series, you can find it archived here!

5 Ways Divi Changed my Business (and Life)

5 Ways Divi Changed my Business (and Life)

This is a one-off post on how Divi has absolutely changed my business and life. When I stumbled onto Divi, I had no idea of the impact it would have on me. It has become by far the most important tool in my business and one of the most beneficial and life-changing...

Scaling Your Divi Web Design Business – Full Series

Scaling Your Divi Web Design Business – Full Series

Welcome to our series Scaling Your Divi Web Design Business where we’re exploring proven tactics and actionable strategies that will help you grow your Divi based web design business. In preparing and researching for this series, I interviewed 9 active Divi community...

Effective Divi Web Design Principles – Full Series

Effective Divi Web Design Principles – Full Series

Welcome to my full Divi mini series Effective Divi Web Design Principles where we’re exploring effective design practices to help empower new web designers and those who identify as someone without an “eye for design.” I must say that while I understand some people...

Divi Web Design Pricing – Full Series

Divi Web Design Pricing – Full Series

Here is my full Divi Web Design Pricing series from the Elegant Themes Blog where we’re exploring effective Divi website price ranges and providing some actionable ideas on how to price your web design services. 1) Effective Price Ranges for Your Divi Website Builds...

How To Become A Successful Divi Web Designer – Full Series

How To Become A Successful Divi Web Designer – Full Series

Recently, I created a series for the Elegant Themes Blog on How To Become a Successful Divi Web Designer. Though it's geared for web designers using Divi, most of these strategies and ideas can be applied no matter what theme or platform you use. I received some...

Client Documentation – Full Series

Client Documentation – Full Series

Hey all, Recently, I wrote a series for fellow web designers on offering "Client Documentation" with the primary purpose of empowering your clients and saving you time. Here is a catalog of the full series which links back to the articles on Elegant Themes. And I've...