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EP61 – Setting Up Email for Your Web Clients

Setting up email accounts for your web clients can be one of the more confusing areas of web design. Should you use the hosting account or a separate cloud service? How do you know which service to choose? Today we'll discuss how we set up email accounts for our...

EP60 – How We Handle Support for Divi Products

If you sell products online then your sales may reach a point where you need to hire help to handle customer support. And then if you decide to do that what tools are out there to help you with this? Today we discuss that, what tools and services we use to handle...

EP59 – 2018 Goals and What’s Next for Divi Chat

Happy new year and welcome 2018!! Today we discuss what's on the agenda for the new year for our businesses and for Divi Chat. Hosts Present: David Blackmon - Aspen Grove Studios / FB / @aspengrovellc Josh Hall - JoshHall.co / FB Tim Strifler - Divi Life / FB /...

EP58 – 2017 End of the Year Recap

Today we have year in review-type chat and talk about what happened in 2017 with Divi, WordPress, our businesses, stuff like that... super casual 🙂 Hosts Present: David Blackmon - Aspen Grove Studios / FB / @aspengrovellc Josh Hall - JoshHall.co / FB Tim Strifler -...

EP57 – Designing Landing Pages & Longform Sales Pages with Divi

Landing pages and longform sales pages are a great conversion tool for any business, and they absolutely can be created in Divi. This week we discuss some characteristics of successful landing pages, some dos and don'ts we've learned over the years, and go over some...

EP56 – Finding a Work-Life Balance

Balancing your personal life and your work life can be a challenge. Especially if you are a freelancer, solopreneur, or a member of a small team and your work schedule is pretty much left to however you slice it up. Being able to leave work at work in order to to keep...

EP55 – How to Avoid Decision Paralysis

Too many options can actually cause someone to self-doubt and hesitate because there are so many options. An "abandoned cart" kind of thing, when you're so unsure you give up and don't choose anything. We talk about this from the perspective of a web designer and how...

EP54 – All About the SSL

SSL is something you've probably heard of, it's that thing that turns your http:// into https://. You may wonder if it's something you need to have on your site or need to add to your clients' sites. Our answer is yes, but let's discuss 😀   Hosts Present: David...

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...

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