64: How Divi Helps Reduce Overhead
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.
What’s up Divi addicts? Welcome to episode number 5.1 and in this episode, we’re going to talk about how you can get more efficient and reduce overhead using Divi.
Alright, so before we jump into this episode, I want to talk about the Divi Builder layout membership packs. If you jump over to Keegan Lanier media.com, under our work, there’s a link to the Divi layouts. And this is where you can get all the information, explore layout packs, and ultimately sign up to be a member in our layout membership database. It’s $5, a month $50 annual or a $99 limited lifetime option where you can get all future layouts, one time feed, and use it on unlimited sites. So get these prices while they last. As the database grows, these will go up. So get in early, dedicate yourself to this, become a member and lock yourself in at these prices. So let’s jump in to the episode and start talking about ultimately how Divi is helping us reduce our overhead.
So you know, we talked about joining Elegant Themes, we went back and forth and figured out, you know, it was been almost three and a half years since we started our membership or signed up with Elegant Themes. We were given an option, probably the same option you’ve looked at and been faced with making the decision for do I sign up for yearly access? Or do I go for the lifetime access? For me, I thought it’s at $9 a year 918 27. In three years, I’m going to pay more than what the lifetime would be if I do yearly access. If I love it, that means I’ve wasted $90 towards the $250 lifetime access. So I had 250 bucks, I decided to go all in and save in the long term. Yeah, definitely was a hit at the time it was 250 bucks. You know, that’s never, never just an easy drop. And you can’t just throw away that money. But it was an investment after I did a lot of research and found out that Divi and Elegant Themes in general had a pretty huge community.
I knew where the roadmap was kind of looking like I knew that they were going to introduce the visual builder. Not too long after that, but I signed up, they did the 100 days of Divi and brought all kinds of value in that. And then the visual builder came. And more and more things have come they just released the WooCommerce modules, they’re getting ready to drop the theme builder, everything they do is just very high quality. And that in itself, you know, being able to go and get a lifetime access was probably the number one reason. And the number one contributor, contributor, excuse me for dropping the overhead.
You know, I no longer had to do what I did early in my days, which was go out to theme forest or find a different theme and pay for a license every single time I needed to design a website, you know, it’s 50 bucks, 60 bucks, whatever the case was for a new license of Jupiter or x or Avada. or whichever other theme, you know, I was using back in the day, every site since the summer of 2016 has all been built using Divi and I’ve come to find out that I’ve learned to been Divi to my will, whether it’s Custom CSS or community tutorials that have helped me create some really cool things.
I’ve been able to pretty much accomplish every single thing that pretty much but definitely accomplish everything that any client has asked me to do using Divi. As they release new features, it only gets better. So that’s number two is, you know, reducing that overhead comes from them continuing to evolve and develop the platform. It’s not like I signed up for a platform in 2016 to 250 bucks, and it never changed. It never grew and never evolved. It absolutely has in a big way. The Divi I use the way back then is not even remotely close to the Divi I use today. I mean, the fundamentals are there, but the framework and the workflows and all the things they’ve done. And we’ve talked about them on, I mean at end through all the different episodes in the Divi Addicts podcast, we’ve covered all the things that they’ve done, from sneak peeks to product releases or new feature releases. you pretty much know if you’ve listened to this podcast since day one, all of the things that they’ve done to make workflows easier and just make the product better.
So that in itself has helped reduce overhead but the number two reason and one of the one of the really big things is the community itself. Because it’s a lifetime access. There are people who are heavily dedicated to Elegant Themes and specifically to Divi, they use this this program that uses this theme religiously, and the The community is so big, so positive and so involved when you’ve got over 300,000 websites using a theme, you know, there’s a handful of people who are using the site. So that in itself is really cool. The community is amazing. I’ve met some really really awesome people. There’s people like Josh Hall there’s people like Tim Strifler and David Blackman and Geno Quiroz. Geno’s, like the godfather of Divi tutorials, and Tim and David have the really amazing Divi business experts course, which we’ve done a full episode on here on the podcast, Josh Hall has been mentioned here as well, he’s got a killer YouTube channel. And he also has some really great courses that you can sign up for and just take your skills to the next level.
So all of those things combined it and you know, the additional features that continue to be released, just really add value, and continue to help really reduce overhead, and not necessarily in the upfront cost, but in the workflow. So as the product gets more efficient, it saves you time, which ultimately saves you overhead you don’t have to outsource or you don’t have to add another product into your into your toolbox. You had the option of the lifetime platform or the lifetime membership to Elegant Themes, which also saves you money with every single project that you do as a developer or if you just go and need to add new websites to your business.
There’s a whole ton of reasons and those are just the top few that really there are reasons that not only did I join the Elegant Themes membership and stick with Divi, but they’re also the reasons that keep me here. There’s a lot of great builders out there you know, there’s there’s oxygen, there’s Beaver Builder, there’s element or there’s a ton of other good communities out there as well. And a lot of people are having a lot of success with those but personally I am very heavily developed heavily involved and heavily dedicated to Elegant Themes and specifically Divi mainly because of the friends I’ve gotten the community they’re awesome.
So those are how we’ve helped reduce overhead I hope that they may have if you’re on the fence, they may have helped you choose the Divi community I promise you you will not be disappointed. Is there a learning curve? Sure. Is there a learning curve and everything that you do that’s worth it? Yes, if you go to Elementor there will be a learning curve, if you use Divi there will be a learning curve. As these Divi or as these visual builders get bigger, they get more features. They also become larger in size, which means they require more resources also. So the key tip to this is to make sure that you invest in really, really good hosting.
We suggest Flywheel I’ll drop a link below. I love flywheel. If you want Also, you can go directly to flywheel I believe their lowest cost plan right now is 25 bucks a month. If you want to have somebody else take care of that for you set up the platform do that whole deal. Happy to take care of that as well. You can jump over to Keegan Lanier media calm and under services go to wet WordPress hosting will host your site for 30 bucks a month. That’s the current price. If you’re listening to this in the future that may have changed. But as of today, 30 bucks hosted backed up daily to pretty sweet deal. So we thank you for listening to this episode. We’re super amped to be back Episode 5.1. It feels really, really good. It feels even better to say that we’ll be right back here next week with another episode. And yeah, we hope you have an awesome week. We’ll see you then. Till next time. Have an awesome awesome, awesome week.