Corporate professional by day and side hustling web designer by night. I’m inviting you to come alongside me as I take my web design side hustle full time. I’ll share the highs, lows, lessons learned, resources, and strategies I learn to help you do the same. Together we’ll go from side hustle to full-time web designer.
Join the journey as I document my wins, losses, and lessons learned. Together we'll go from side hustler to full-time web designer.
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I've had a lot of really insightful conversations lately and they've made me think about what I want, where I want to go, and what I want to do.
This podcast has been an incredible way for me to connect with you and also to keep up with new things in the WordPress space.
After a great conversation with someone I trust, I am taking a little bit of a break. When I come back, expect things to look and feel a little different. I'll be sharing the journey from side-hustler to full-time entrepreneur.
I'll be back soon, but in the mean time find me on YouTube > https://keeganlanier.com/watchyoutube or Instagram > https://instagram.com/keeganlanier
Finding the right motivation can seem tough, but motivation can come from places you'd never expect. In this episode, I talk about things that motivate me today and some from the past. Take a listen and share what motivates you with me on Instagram @keeganlanier
Follow me on IG > https://instagram.com/keeganlanier
Listen weekly, share your latest projects with me on Instagram and you could win free access to my Divi Foundation Course.
In this episode, I dive into the results from my latest website build for my new website keeganlanier.com. I took a chance, built the entire site using the Oxygen builder and I'm here to talk about the speed results. I was not expecting to see the results I got. Listen to the episode to hear the numbers and see if Oxygen builder might be right for your next project or if you should stay away.
Check out my site built using Oxygen Builder > https://keeganlanier.com
Follow me & share your work with me > https://instagram.com/keeganlanier
Today, I'm discussing community and how it impacts mindset, networking, and creative direction. I'll be talking about the benefits of being in a paid community and what benefits I've seen from being in Josh Hall's Club (https://joshhall.co/membership)
Check out our YouTube channel > https://keeganlaniermedia.com/youtube
Listen to Josh Hall's Podcast > https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-josh-hall-web-design-show/id1484689808
Today we're talking all about the newly released Global Color System for the Divi WordPress theme. We talk about the system itself and the best way to update your website to the new system
We answer the questions...
What is it?
How to update your site to it.
Building new sites using it.
How everything is moving to the visual builder
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Change is in the air. We've got a brand new name, but the same mission. We are sharing WordPress tips with up and coming, hungry freelancers who want to change their life by earning money to build websites.
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In this episode, we talk about automation that will help your business take up less of your time.
Automations discussed in this episode
Email Marketing Follow Up
Email Templates / Canned Responses
Divi Design Templates
Episode Sponsor > Divi Foundation Course
In this episode, we walk you through every platform nd piece of software we use to run our business.
Get all resources at https://keeganlaniermedia.com/client-resources
Watch The Full Video at https://youtu.be/6pnUR-tm0RE
In this episode we are sharing 3 features that are still popular, but need to go away now.
Divi Foundation Course > https://academy.keeganlaniermedia.com/downloads/divi-foundation-course/
Find this episode's content on our blog > https://keeganlaniermedia.com/3-website-features-that-need-to-go-away-forever/
In this episode, we finish season 8 strong with a talk about the current state of Divi as well as where we think Divi will go in the next year. We also share a little insight into some changes coming to the podcast.
In this episode we share the results from our poll and talk about what's on the horizon for the podcast.
We also talk about the current state of Divi and the importance of finding satisfaction.
Divi Foundation Course > https://academy.keeganlaniermedia.com/downloads/divi-foundation-course/
In this episode, we share our top 5 suggested plugins every website should include.
SEO - Yoast SEO
Cache - WP Rocket
Usability - Duplicate Page
Image Optimization - Smush Pro
Spam Protection - Antispam Bee
Protect your website with the proper site insurance > Get A Website Safety Plan Today
In this episode, we share our top 3 favorite tools for building websites inside of Wordpress.
Divi Theme Builder
Check out the Oxygen Builder > https://oxygenbuilder.com/
Join The Academy > https://academy.keeganlaniermedia.com
In this episode we are sharing 3 things most new website developers miss which can cause issues down the road. We give you the solutions to fix theme before they ever become a problem.
Flywheel > https://keeganlaniermedia.com/getfly
Compressor.io > https://compressor.io/
Smush Pro > http://keeganlaniermedia.com/wpmudev
In this episode, I share three courses that can supercharge the startup process as you transition into website development.
https://academy.keeganlaniermedia.com - Divi Foundation Course
https://wpgears.com/divi-business-expert-course - Divi Business Experts Course
https://joshhall.co/product/website-design-course - Josh Hall's Web Design Course
In this episode, we talk about BRAND NEW DIVI STICKY OPTIONS!!!!
We also discuss mental health, taking time when you need it and not being afraid to follow your feelings into Hustle Mode or Chill Mode.
Check out the Academy for Divi Layouts and Courses! https://academy.keeganlaniermedia.com
In this episode, we answer the question "does your business need a website in 2020?". The question is complicated. The answer is crystal clear. Listen to get not only the answer, but also my thoughts on why the answer is what it is.
Visit our website -> https://keeganlaniermedia.com
In this episode, i'm sharing a few reason why I think now is a great time to update your website.
If you need build a website and want to do it on your own, we can teach you how in the "Divi Foundation Course"
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Looking professional is almost as important as being professional. In this episode, I share my thoughts around business email and how you should set it up.
Check out my YouTube Channel here
Learn how to connect your domain to G Suite account here
Life is all about consistency. Showing up every day, week, month and year is crucial to find discipline. In this episode, I talk about how it's impacted my business and my life.
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Customer support and community played a major role in my decision to switch from Mailchimp to Active Campaign.
The product being better was a really nice surprise. I knew it would offer similar features. The support & onboarding put ActiveCampaign over the top.
Take control of your schedule with massive efficiency. If you aren't using the Theme Builder you are doing exactly the opposite of this.
In this episode, I talk through why you should be using the Theme Builder and how it helps you earn more effectively
In this episode, we talk about 3 options for your business email. Two that work well, one we don't recommend and most importantly we discuss why you need professional email for your business!
Visit our blog
Whether you call them Website Safety Plans or Website Maintenance plans, one thing is for sure. The work done for these plans is necessary. If you don't pay someone to do these things on your site, you need to be doing it yourself.
We cover the sales and the importance of Safety plans in this episode. Image optimization, database cleanup and nightly backups are just a few of the key points to discuss when selling a safety plan to your client.
In today's episode, I share 3 simple tips to make your Wordpress admin area better for yourself and your clients.
Get Branda Today -> https://keeganlaniermedia.com/wpmudev
Get free Divi video tutorials -> https://keeganlaniermedia.com/youtube
In this episode, I answer the question of whether you still need to set up a child theme when using Divi.
The answer is not always a simple one, but we give you an answer...
Check out Divi Layouts -> https://academy.keeganlaniermedia.com
In this episode, we talk about staying the course, staying dedicated and not giving up.
Resource of the Week -> https://fiverr.com
Sign up for FREE access to our upcoming Wordpress Foundation Course -> https://academy.keeganlaniermedia.com
In this episode, we talk about how we're actually starting a course (for real this time)
Flywheel's Layout (Blog) - https://getflywheel.com/layout/
Signup for Flywheel Hosting - https://keeganlaniermedia.com/getfly
Signup to get our upcoming Wordpress Foundation Course FREE - https://academy.keeganlaniermedia.com
In today's episode, we share tips on how to grow your authority in any space you're in.
LifterLMS Blog -> https://blog.lifterlms.com/
Sign up for our pre-launch course discount -> https://academy.keeganlaniermedia.com
In today's episode, I'm giving you the single best tip to make your website work for you.
Free Tips and Tutorial Videos -> https://keeganlaniermedia.com/youtube
Get Divi -> https://keeganlaniermedia.com/getdivi
Need Great Hosting -> https://keeganlaniermedia.com/getfly
You know how much we love Divi, but in this episode, I'm sharing the single biggest downfall of using Divi
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Divi Layouts -> https://eleganthemes.com/layouts
In this episode I'm sharing 3 things you'll want to do when starting a Wordpress maintenance plan.
Our Maintenance Plan -> https://keeganlaniermedia.com/website-maintenance
WPMUdev - https://keeganlaniermedia.com/wpmudev or ManageWP
In this episode, we share the top 3 things to do when starting your Wordpress freelance business.
Check out flywheel hosting -> https://keeganlaniermedia.com/getfly
11 Reasons managed Wordpress hosting is the best choice for your sites -> https://getflywheel.com/layout/managed-wordpress-hosting-benefits/?local-download=yes
In this episode we talk all about ACF and how it can make your Divi projects so much easier to pass off to clients.
See our client projects built using ACF and the Divi Builder -> Check them out
In this episode, we recap what has been an unreal 2019 and incredible decade.
If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so in two ways...
1. For Divi Developers - Join Our Divi Builder Layout Membership
2. For Everyone - Join Our Patreon Community
In today's episode, we talk about the process of revamping our website for 2020 using Divi 4.0
Flywheel Hosting -> Learn more
See our new website launching January 1, 2020 -> Go now
Thank you for always being amazing and sharing in this growth journey with us.
In today's episode, we pull back the curtain on our process of organizing projects using 17 Hats. We talk about...
Utilizing Google Drive
Lifecycles and Automated Workflows
Why chasing the perfect platform is a waste of time.
https://keeganlaniermedia.com/17hats - Get 17Hats Now
In this episode, we are showcasing our favorite places to get high-quality child themes for Divi.
Divi Life -> See Child Themes
Divi.Space -> Visit Divi.Space
Divi Ultimate -> Check Out Divi Ultimate
BeSuperfly -> Explore Now
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In this episode, we share our previous work setup, the reason we upgraded and how it's worked out since the upgrade.
Read the full post and more at keeganlaniermedia.com/blog
My Chair -> Buy Now
IKEA White Desk -> Buy Now
Samsung 27" 4K Gaming Monitor -> Here
In this episode we share the 5 things we are most thankful for in 2019.
The Wordpress Community
The ability to make money from a passion (visit our website)
The chance to work with and build relationships with such awesome clients (see clients)
The opportunity to teach people what i've learned along the way (get notified at launch)
Divi Layouts Membership -> https://keeganlaniermedia.com/divi-builder-layouts/
Get Started With Divi - https://keeganlaniermedia.com/getdivi
In this episode, we walk you through 5 tools to help get your website development business off the ground.
Get 17Hats -> Check it out Now
Asana Template -> Get It Now
Divi 4.0 Release - Get Divi Today
#1 - Accounting Software
#2 Project Management
#4 Amazing Hosting
Starting a business should be about passion. You should absolutely love what you do because when you bring money and deadlines into the fold, it can quickly suck the fun out of it. Passion will keep you pushing through the tough times.
These five tools are things I wish someone would have shown me when I was starting. They can and will save you massive amounts of money and time from the trail and error of system exploration.
Thanks for hanging out for another episode of Divi Addicts. We'll see you next week!
In this episode, we talk about why we side hustle in Website Development and how we grew from a few clients per year into a multi-client side hustle in a few short years.
Watch our Divi Tutorials -> Here
We've waited a long time...
That wait was well worth it!
With the release of Divi 4.0, we received the much anticipated
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In this episode, we walk you through the Elegant Themes social share/follow plugin Monarch. Explore the features and learn what can be done using this great plugin. It doesn't hurt that it's included with your purchase of the Divi Theme.
In today's episode, we talk all about Local by Flywheel. We focus in on what is it, what it does and how it can help save you time when developing your Wordpress projects.
Learn More About Flywheel & Local
Learn about Marv and the Bebizzy team
I joined Elegant themes in the summer of 2016. For the past three years i've explored ways to get more efficient. I've looked at ways Divi can help reduce my overhead and I'm here to share those with you today.
In this episode we talk about Smart Slider 3 and it's Pro version. It's one of the easiest dashboard to use to build amazing sliders. It's powerful and easily accessible.
Let us know your thoughts and as always, share your work with us on all the socials.
Thanks for hanging in for Season 4. We will see you again in a few weeks with Season 5 where we'll be talking you through how to scale a web design business using Divi as the framework of choice!
In this episode, se gobble up all the cookies. Well not really, but we discuss GDPR, privacy and how to handle people's information responsibly. We cover the very simple GDPR Cookie Consent plugin that can be found on the wordpress repository.
We are getting close to the end of Season 4. We only have one more episode to go! In episode 6 we discuss Smart Slider 3 and how it can elevate your sliders and how easy it is to use.
In this episode, we showcase wpmudev's incredible plugin Forminator Pro. This plugin seemingly came out of nowhere and has us rethinking our form strategy for all client sites.
It has the integrations and power of premium plugins like Gravity Forms and Ninja forms with a price point that's much more forgiving (hint: it's free!). Add it to your wordpress site and give it a test run!
In this episode we share Divi Life's amazing plugin called Divi Overlays. This plugin is the most supercharged popup builder you will find in the Divi ecosystem. It brings the power of the Divi Builder into a popup and give you triggers galore!
In this episode, we do the unthinkable. We openly admit to having a favorite child. Ok, so maybe not quite the same, but it's our favorite child theme. Episode 2 of season 4 is all about the Divi Ultimate child theme.
We discuss the headers, blog list, archive pages, menus and footers.
Find out all about us and our website development business by visiting keeganlaniermedia.com
In this episode, we walk you through all of the features you can expect in Smush Pro from WPMU Dev. This plugin makes it into every single Divi website we build and it's helped us optimize clients websites that had images over 2MB in size 😧.
Coming up in Episode 2, we discuss the Divi Ultimate Child Theme and Plugin. You won't want to miss this one!
You can have the best website with the most amazing content ever, but if people don't find you, does it even exist? In this episode we talk about how you can share your content. Elegant Themes has a plugin that comes with your membership (along with Divi). It comes with statistics and will help you get noticed.
Check out this episode for steps on how to use this plugin and a few other ways you can stand out in the crowded sea of information.
Get Divi and It's Amazing Wordpress Plugin Family Now
Divi Space - Top Notch Divi Specific Plugins To Make Your Site Even More Amazing
Divi Life - Another awesome Divi Resource for incredible plugins to take Divi to the next level
Protecting your website is key, especially if you host visitors information. In this episode we talk about how hosting choices help you keep your site secure. We also talk about a few other things you can do to help keep evildoers away from your site.
The look and feel of your website are all determined by the framework you choose. For the past few years, we've been addicted to Divi. It's always updating, growing and bring value. Elegant Themes hit a homerun with Divi and we couldn't be any happier with our choice.
Join elegant themes and get access to Divi and the amazing elegant themes plugins!
Get Divi Now
Web Hosts are the foundation of your website. Pick wrong and your house may come crashing down. Pick right and ride the wave of success for years to come. In this episode we talk you through our experiences and help you pick the right host for you.
Flywheel (Next Level - Crazy Simple Hosting)
Choosing the right CMS (Content Management System) is a pretty easy choice. Wordpress powers a majority of the internet. In this episode we talk about why Wordpress is right for your project, regardless of your website needs.
Wordpress.com vs Wordpress.org (they are wildly different - hint** choose wordpress.org)
Divi Resources (awesome education on the best framework available)
Purchasing a domain is the first step to building your website. Without a domain, no one knows where to find you. In this episode we talk you through the steps to buy your domain and some key tips on how to handle the process.
Buy Your Domain With Ionos
In this episode, we revisit the way you listen to Divi Addicts and talk about upcoming changes.
In the coming weeks we will begin a new structure of how we release, record and group episodes of Divi Addicts. This is the next evolution and one we hope you love!
Get ready to binge the podcast 🥰
In this episode we talk about the latest feature release for Divi. The new draggable size and space controls are out in the wild and we share some of the discussions that are happening in the Divi Community right now...
Get Divi Today -> Click Here
In this episode, we share the 5 best resources for learning Divi. From youtube tutorials to the godfather of blog tutorials, we got you covered.
3. Aspen Grove Studios
4. Elegant Themes
5. Keegan Lanier Media
In this episode of Divi Addicts, we have the hosting battle showdown!!! A2 Hosting goes head to head with Flywheel. We discuss the pros and cons of each platform, then we give our opinion on which one is the WINNER!
We want to continue this conversation with you over on twitter so find us here and let us know what you think about our winner... unless you disagree :). Just kidding, let's have a real conversation because this winner is the winner for our situation and that may not be the case for you. We want to help you choose what's right for you.
In today's episode, we return to our roots!
With Elegant Themes announcing the rollout of the new transform features, we spend our time talking about the features and how this is another HUGE step in the right direction for a theme that already delivers so much!
In today's episode we have the ultimate showdown! Divi vs Elementor Pro. We help you find the answer to the question, "which builder is for me".
If you love Divi and haven't made the leap, you can Get Divi Today. You can also get Elementor by visiting their website.
In today's episode, we talk about 17Hats and why it's the solution for us.
We also discuss some of the latest blog posts from the Elegant Themes team related to Divi, Design Packs and Quality of Life.
Learn more about 17Hats!
In this episode we discuss whether or not premium wordpress plugins are worth the money...
If you want to start your blog or business website, we got you covered. Visit Keegan Lanier Media's website to get started with an awesome managed Wordpress website (we do all the heavy lifting for you)!
If you want to show us a little love, we'd greatly appreciate you supporting the podcast with any monthly amount you'd like (as low as $1).
In this week's episode, we talk about how you can start a podcast using Anchor. It's an amazing tool and one that is changing the podcasting game. If you have a topic you love and want to talk about it, Anchor makes it silly simple.
What topics do you want us to cover? Let us know -> klm.com
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In today's episode, we discuss benefits of using the Divi Switch plugin from our good friends at Aspen Grove Studios and Divi.Space.
Maximize your efficiency using this "swiss army knife" of a plugin. It helps take the things we've all done using custom CSS and places them in a beautiful UI that fits into Divi in a way that makes you think Elegant Themes designed it themselves.
As always, we want to keep the conversation going. Visit KLM.com and chat it up with us. Let us know how we can help you take your Divi site to the next level!
In this episode of Divi Addicts, we discuss how the Divi Visual Builder has evolved since it's original release. We also talk about how people have been apprehensive about giving it a shot and why you should test it for yourself.
Let us know your thoughts on the Visual Builder here.
In today's episode, we take you through a step by step process of how to setup and exclude posts, pages and any custom post type from your Divi search results.
Check out our blog for accompanying video tutorials.
In today's episode, we try something a little different. We walk you through the steps to setup google analytics using wordpress & divi.
Find the accompanying video over on YouTube
We can't wait to hear your thoughts on this episode.
On this episode of Divi Addicts we discuss the Keegan Lanier Media website redesign and the system we use to back up, stage and transfer websites
You can find the accompanying blog post here.
Check out ManageWP here.
If you love Divi Addicts as much as we love making it and you want to support the show, head over to DiviAddicts.com and hit the PURPLE SUPPORT BUTTON . For less than $1/month you can help us get new podcast gear and up the game.
New Episodes are coming at you each tuesday morning!!!
In today's episode we discuss one-to-one engagement and the amazing resources elegant themes has on their YouTube channel. We also ask for your feedback on how we can directly impact the success of your business
In today's episode we discuss the latest feature to join the Divi feature set. Drag and drop is something we never knew we wanted but are so happy we have!! Jump in and enjoy a quick discussion on Divi's latest feature
Todays episode is a little different. We talk about the Divi Business Experts Course by Tim Strifler and David Blackmon and why we joined. We talk about the first few lessons and also Tim and David's Divi businesses.
In this weeks episode, we discuss the latest released feature in Divi and we through out a shout out to Tim Strifler and David Blackmon who are launching their Divi Experts course on August 1st! We are joining in and can't wait to share the lessons learned in upcoming podcasts!
This weeks episode is all about Divi Builder. From Custom Post Types to a late sunday sneak peak you'll want to hang around until the end to hear about. This weeks episode is another fast and furious update on all things Divi.
In this weeks episode we discuss new features from Divi. We are going to see new global features in the visual builder!! These new features will allow you to style each module one time. After you complete the global styling, every time you add the module it will already be styled the way you set up in the global settings!!
In this weeks episode we discuss a brand new color picker that will live inside of the visual builder. We discussed how this will reduce development time as well as help craft a stronger color palette.
Today's episode covers a brand new filter option from Divi! This feature helps with workflow and really speeds up the process of building a website. We are unbelievably excited to talk about this new feature today!