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EP53 – Migrating Your WordPress Website

Episode 53 (already?) brings you real life, unscripted, genuinely balanced discussion regarding what works and what doesn't when migrating your WordPress site. Is there a best way? Maybe not! It can be scary for sure. ? It might depend on what you are already familiar...

EP52 – How to Safely Perform Divi Updates

This week we share our tips for dealing with the pretty frequent Divi updates we've been experiencing for a few months now. Divi is constantly improving but with those improvements come some frustrating quirks and bugs that can seemingly wreak havoc on our sites. How...

EP51 – Pricing Reveal on Websites: The Pros and Cons

To reveal or not to reveal? "Aye, Matey" or "No Way, José?" "Yes, please" or "whatchu talkin 'bout Willis?!" This week we discuss the pros and cons of putting pricing on your website for all to see. Most of us cross this bridge at some point in our business, should we...

EP50 – The Value of Getting Customer Feedback

Customer feedback is crucial for any business to evolve and improve. Today we discuss how feedback — all feedback, not just positive but also negative or critical feedback — can help you tweak areas of your business by using the knowledge you gain from it to your...

EP49 – Why You Should Raise Your Rates

Pricing can be a tricky subject in general, so raising your rates can seem even trickier. We share our experiences with our rate hikes and why we think raising your rates (when it's right) is a great move for your business. Hosts Present: David Blackmon - Aspen Grove...

EP48 – Burnout: Recognizing, Coping, and Overcoming

Something that isn't discussed much in our industry (but probably should be) is feeling "burnt out". No matter what type of work we do it's very easy to forget to take care of ourselves and our mental health. It's important to recognize when we need to take a step...

EP47 – Marketing to Your Local Community

Marketing to your local community can be daunting, especially in the beginning of your business. You may have competition and you may not know how to get your name out there. Should you be networking in person? By phone, by email, all of the above??? We share some...

EP46 – CDNs: How They Work and What We Use with Divi

What is a CDN anyway? A CDN is a Content Delivery Network. They make it possible for your site to be accessed from multiple servers globally so that it can load faster for your visitors. We discuss our experience with them and some tips on getting started. Hosts...

EP45 – User Experience: More Than Just Design & Development

User experience, commonly referred to as UX, is a broad and important subject. How the user is led through the site, how easy the site is to navigate, how quickly the user can find the information they are looking for -- these are all just a few things that go into...

EP44 – Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make a bit of cash while recommending stellar products. You can also become an affiliate and others can share your products, it's a win-win. If you're new to affiliate marketing this is a great episode to help you get your feet...

EP43 – Divi Solutions for a Short Timeline and Small Budget

Small budgets and short timelines, we've all had clients with those parameters 😀 Today we talk about our methods on dealing with these types of projects, and share some great tools to help streamline those methods. Hosts Present: David Blackmon - Aspen Grove Studios...

EP42 – How to Handle Hosting for Clients

Hosting, hosting, hosting. How do you handle it for your clients? Maybe you don't yet but are interested in offering it as part of maintenance. In this week's podcast we share our experiences and how we handle it for our clients. Hosts Present: Tim Strifler - Divi...

EP41 – Accounting Tips for Your Divi Business

Accounting... not something that gets most of our juices flowing LOL, but it is a very necessary topic to cover since we all run our own businesses. We hope to have a future episode on this topic again (or very similar) but with non-US based hosts so we can discuss...

EP40 – Managing Multiple Divi Web Design Projects

If  you're handling multiple web projects at the same time you know what a pain it can be to stay organized and on top of every aspect of each project. This week we discuss some of our regular practices as well as tools we use to help us handle multiple jobs at once....

EP39 – Podcasting!!

Yaaaayyy podcasting! Today we have a chat about some of the reasons you might want to get into podcasting as well as why you might want to start listening to them. They're super helpful and there are podcasts out now on just about any topic. We also touch on some...

EP38 – Pros & Cons of Selling Premium Divi Child Themes

The market for products specifically made for Divi has exploded in recent years. Premium child themes have seen a massive growth and there are many new child theme creators filling the space, with more sure to come in. And why not? Premium child themes are a huge help...

EP37 – Lead Magnets

Lead magnets. What are they? Can I have them on my Divi site? What's so great about 'em anyway? We'll cover these q's and more on this week's podcast! Hosts Present: David Blackmon - Aspen Grove Studios / FB / @aspengrovellc Tim Strifler - Divi Life / FB /...

EP36 – Marketing Your Divi Website

In this episode we talk about how to market your Divi site, aka get eyeballs on it! Of course SEO is one way but there's more you can do to drive traffic. This topic can really be broken down a lot more so we'll be adding more episodes that go more in depth based on...

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