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.

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

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

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...

Best Form Builder Plugins for WordPress

Choosing a form builder plugin for your Wordpress site is an important decision. You want something reliable, flexible and customizable as it's a tool that's crucial to your web design toolbox. In this post, I go over my top 2 recommended form builders and provide...

Top 10 Best Divi Plugins

In this post we're going to go over my Top 10 Divi plugins. I did a video recently over viewing my Top 10 Free WordPress Plugins and someone asked if I would do a similar video geared towards Divi specific plugins, so thats what this post is all about. I wanted to...

My Top 10 FREE WordPress Plugins

Over the years, I've used hundreds of free Wordpress plugins. Some have worked out great for many of my site builds and some have been a total waste of time and have conflicted with many other tools, themes and plugins I've used.So here's a list of my top 10 plugins...

How to get Video Testimonials from Clients

Written testimonials are good, Google and Facebook Reviews are great but nothing beats a Video Testimonial of a happy client recommending your service or product. I'm going to walk you through how to get video testimonials from your clients which will help you get...

Best Courses to Learn Divi & Web Design

***Update January 2019*** I released this post before I began creating courses of my own and while I still highly recommend every course mentioned in the video, I just want to make sure you know I have a growing suite of courses as well that you might be interested...

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!

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

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

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

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

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...