16: The Place I Spend The Most Time Connecting (it’s not a social network)
As the years go by, I am less and less concerned with the number of followers and likes. I’m more interested in stronger connections with fewer people. I want to help and be helped by passionate, driven, entrepreneurial-minded badasses.
I’ve found a community of exactly those types of people and I’m spending nearly all of my “social” time with them.
What’s going on friends, welcome back to another episode of the side hustle to full time web designer podcast. My name is Keegan Lanier. And today, I’m talking about the place I spend the most time on the internet, where I’m connecting with awesome people. And here’s the crazy part. It’s not social media, not going to say Facebook groups not gonna say Facebook. Not gonna say Tik Tok. Not Twitter, Instagram, none of that. Nope, nope, nope. It’s this one place you’ve heard me talk about before, that is loaded with amazing people. Some really creative people, some really nice people. Some people who, in general are competitors of one another, because they’re all fighting for clients in the same space.
But everyone is so helpful. Everyone is so positive. And they’re sharing resources. They’re sharing content, they’re sharing opportunities, they’re also looking for help looking for support. And people are giving support very giving of their time. And without any further ado, I’m just going to tell you, it’s the Josh Hall Web Design Club. I will link it below, you go to the landing page, check out all the benefits.
But what I wanted to really tell you about here is some of the things that you can get in this club and why it’s been so damn beneficial to me. So there’s weekly live calls with Josh. And if you’ve if you know Josh at all, if you’ve ever seen any of Josh’s content, any of his podcasts or any of that stuff, you know, the guy’s really meticulous, he’s really thoughtful, and he’s really, really knowledgeable. And above all else, he’s really giving with the information that he knows. Right? So this club is going to give you a network, an instant referral network of some people that are very similar to that people that are similar to me, people that are driven and hungry, in that you do also have a messaging system.
So you can actually send messages directly to Josh, there’s going to be member calls. No, there already are member calls, and all of them are saved. You know. And here’s another thing that’s really cool. If you haven’t seen it, click on the link below, check out the preview. But it looks, the platform that he’s using is circle.so, I think is what it’s called. And it feels very much like an old school Facebook group. Except it doesn’t have any of the ads, it doesn’t have any of the pushy people who are on there, because the platform is free. There is it I mean it is not free. But it is worth every single penny. Because it’s not it’s not distractive, like not distracting. It’s not everyone pushing their stuff on you. It’s just awesome.
So there’s a bunch of, you know, some, I guess, testimonials is the right word, yes, some reviews, some thoughts from the people in the club, you can listen to a ton of these people talk about their experience, in fact, one of mine as well, where I’m creepily laying on a bed in a hotel because I was traveling. It’s pretty funny. But you know, hey, it is what it is. You know, there’s a ton of frequently asked questions on here.
But the beauty of the beauty of this is that it’s not crazy expensive. It’s $99 a year, I’m sorry, $99 a month, or if you pay annually, you can save $190 by it only costing you $999 a year. So it’s it’s essentially, not essentially it’s exactly the same price as Basecamp. And trust me when I tell you, you get a hell of a lot more value from this club than using Basecamp. And I like Basecamp Don’t get me wrong. But this is a network of people that you cannot you don’t get from Basecamp, right, you don’t get the connections, you don’t get the experts who complement your style in that way. And so I wanted to take this time on this episode to really share and talk about this club.
I hope that some of the things I’ve said maybe get you intrigued about the club because if you don’t have a good network, it was one of the things I’m really regret early on, especially the first probably four years that I freelance is that I didn’t spend enough time on my networking on my connections. And this club is the best way for a web designer to supercharge their network, there’s nearly 100 people, or maybe there’s over 100 people now, in this, there’s a full portfolio, you can go to profiles for every single person, you can direct message them, you can chat. And it’s just, it’s there. And it’s so freaking valuable, I can’t say it enough, it’s worth every penny $99 a month, if you have it, that could be one new client on a maintenance plan for 100 bucks a month that will pay for this, I can’t stress it enough.
Go out there, spend the money on it if you can, if you have it. Again, I’m not I’m not suggesting that you go out and spend money you don’t have. If you don’t, you can’t build your way up and then join this club. And I don’t care if you use the link below, it is an affiliate link away that out for you, I really don’t care if you use it at all. It’s nice. If you do, it will help me out, allow me to put a little bit more money into doing this podcast. But at the end of the day, I’m gonna do it anyway, that’s just the real. So you know, if you use if you do sign up for this, just go to Josh Hall co search for it, you can find it and sign up. And when you do, send me a message inside of the club and say, Hey, I signed up for this club because of you. If you do, that’ll be amazing. I’ll probably send you a video back, we’ll talk we may even do some work together. Who knows.
But I wanted to share that because I’m really super, incredibly passionate about this club is the spot that I spend my time online. And it’s really mainly because there’s not all the distractions, there’s no one sending ads to me for stuff that I may have mentioned, but never even search for. There’s there’s no pushy Facebook groups where people are upset at everybody else, because they have an opinion. Like, it’s like minded people all trying to get better all trying to grow their business, and who are all willing to help. The others do that exact same thing.
So I’m amped about it, I know that Josh is putting his heart and soul into this club. And I know that if you sign up for it, you’re gonna love it too. So this isn’t a sales pitch for the club. Trust me. I just freakin love it. I think it’s amazing. I think there’s so much good value from it. And I believe you will, too. So hopefully this helps you out and will help you supercharge that network of people. And, and not make that mistake that I made. Because I rolled alone for a long time riding solo. And I didn’t I didn’t learn as much as I could have in a shirt didn’t connect as much as I could have. And I didn’t even think about building my network and outsourcing and having contractors because I was working alone. That’s the only way to scale.
So there’s one thing you take away from this networking is going to allow you to meet people who are farther down the road, you can pull tips from them. And that may be you scaling, growing your business and making a hell of a lot more money than you’re making now or getting out of that job that you’re just not happy in. So that’s all I got for this week’s episode. I hope that this one really, really hits you in a good spot. And I look forward to seeing you in the club. So hope you have an awesome week, and we’ll see you in the next episode of the podcast.