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Your Network Is Your Net Worth


Josh Elledge is a nice Midwestern boy from Michigan who relocated to Orlando so he could take his kiddos to Disney more often. Fun fact. Josh also used to be fat. Not just chubby, or the owner of a now-trendy “dad bod,” but seriously overweight (ask to see his old drivers’ license photo). Ever the problem solver, he lost 55 lbs through ‘the couponing diet.’ His other company, SavingsAngel helped make that happen. More on that later. He now enjoys going to restaurants that serve chicken waffles and biscuits, and ordering the salad… just to test his mental toughness.

Josh is a serial entrepreneur who builds the companies he needs most in the world. In 2014, He launched UpMyInfluence to help entrepreneurs like himself attract the perfect audiences and grow their brands without the crazy costs and contracts associated with traditional marketing methods. UpMyInfluence (UMI) is a purpose-driven company focused on helping high-ticket agencies, coaches, consultants, and other B2B service providers skyrocket their sales through: authority, platform, and leading with generosity. Josh wholeheartedly believes UMI has a moral imperative to help entrepreneurs own their expertise, share their wisdom, and serve the world with their collective messages.

In 2019, Josh and the team discovered something big… REALLY big. They created a B2B Sales System for themselves that worked so well… clients started asking for sales help in addition to all the PR help. Their first B2B sales client scored six figures in sales… in 90 days (with no paid ads)! Thinking it may have been dumb luck… they tried it again. BAM! Another six figures in sales in about 90 days (with no paid ads).

UMI was the natural outgrowth of his first startup, Josh founded the consumer savings platform in 2007 to bring in what he most needed at the time (namely, more money). Armed with a background in information technology and Internet development, Josh’s technologic tinkering cut his family-of-five’s monthly grocery bill by half and created the most comprehensive coupon and sale-matching service available. soon become a major operation employing up to 50 employees and grossing more than $6 million in sales with (I lied – THIS is the last time I say this) NO paid ads.

When other entrepreneurs began knocking on his door desperate for the magic formula that would bring similar success, his new mission in life was born! Today, Josh is known as one of the foremost experts in online influence and authority. He’s personally worked with thousands of entrepreneurs – working to turn them into media celebrities and successfully growing their B2B sales systems.

Never shy in front of an audience, Josh is a frequent speaker at business and startup conferences including Social Media Marketing World and a Tony Robbins special invite event for his Business Mastery grads. He’s appeared as an electrifying podcast guest more than 200 times. He’s a regular consumer expert on Fox 35 Orlando< WKMG, and News 13, writes a syndicated column for nine newspapers (with total readership above 1.1 million readers), and regularly appears on more than 75 TV stations across the country. All told, Josh has appeared in the media (way) more than 2500 times.

Passionate about his family, physical fitness (an avid fitness geek and 5K to marathon runner), and breaking out of Escape Rooms, Josh lives in Orlando with his wife and three children. Ask how many escape rooms he's gotten out of. Seriously… #ESCAPEROOMNERD

The Michigan native’s exuberance and natural curiosity have fueled his life’s work as a journalist, technology specialist, entrepreneur and service-oriented family man. Josh served in the US Navy and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Family Sciences.

Josh also wants the public to know he thinks Daylight Savings Time (and time zones, for that matter) are a relic.

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