About Josh Elledge

Meet the man who's committed to democratizing PR & influence

Founder & CEO Josh Elledge is changing an entire industry.

Josh Elledge is an adult man with a child-like, irrational fear of umbrellas. You could ask him to explain–but if he could–it wouldn’t be an irrational fear, now would it? A nice midwestern boy from Michigan, 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’ and now he 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 (previously upendPR) to help entrepreneurs like himself attract the perfect audiences and grow their brands without the crazy costs and contracts associated with traditional PR companies. Since then, UpMyInfluence (UMI) has evolved into a purpose-driven platform bent on totally DEMOCRATIZING access to influence. 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. Oh, and to help our members grow revenue too!

UMI was the natural outgrowth of his first startup, SavingsAngel.com. 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. SavingsAngel.com soon become a major operation employing up to 50 employees and grossing more than $6 million in sales with less than $500 in advertising spent.

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 hundreds of entrepreneurs – working to turn them into media celebrities.

Never shy in front of an audience, Josh is a frequent speaker at podcasting and social media conferences including Social Media Marketing World. He’s appeared as an electrifying podcast guest more than 60 times. He’s a weekly consumer expert on Fox 35 Orlando 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 more than 2000 times.

Passionate about his family, physical fitness (an avid fitness geek and 5K to marathon runner), and breaking out of Escape Rooms, Josh now lives in Orlando with his wife and three children.

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 science/therapy from Brigham Young University.

Josh also wants the public to know he thinks Daylight Savings Time is ridiculous. And umbrellas can poke your eye out!

Josh Elledge is U.S. Navy veteran who became 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 PR companies. Since then, UpMyInfluence (UMI) has evolved into a purpose-driven platform bent on totally DEMOCRATIZING access to influence. 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. Oh, and to help members grow revenue too!

UMI was the natural outgrowth of his first startup, SavingsAngel.com which had grown to more than 50 employees and grossed more than $6 million in sales with less than $500 in advertising spent. He did it all through building authority and serving audiences in the media.

Josh is a frequent speaker at podcasting and social media conferences including Social Media Marketing World. He’s a weekly consumer expert on Fox 35 Orlando 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 more than 2000 times.

Passionate about his family, physical fitness (an avid fitness geek and 5K to marathon runner), and breaking out of Escape Rooms, Josh now lives in Orlando with his wife and three children.

Josh Elledge is U.S. Navy veteran and launched UpMyInfluence.com to help entrepreneurs attract the perfect audiences and grow their brands without the crazy costs associated with traditional PR companies.

UpMyInfluence’s purpose is to DEMOCRATIZE access to influence. Josh believes he has a moral imperative to help entrepreneurs serve the world with their collective messages while growing their revenue!

UpMyInfluence was the natural outgrowth of his first startup, SavingsAngel.com which has grossed more than $6 million in sales with less than $500 in advertising. He did it all through building authority and serving audiences in the media.

Josh is a weekly TV consumer expert in Orlando, writes a syndicated newspaper column to 1.1 million readers, and regularly appears on more than 75 TV stations across the country. All told, Josh has appeared in the media more than 2000 times.

Josh loves living in Orlando, FL with his wife and three children.

Josh Elledge is U.S. Navy veteran and launched UpMyInfluence.com to help turn entrepreneurs into media celebrities increasing their authority, influence, and revenue.

He also started SavingsAngel.com which has grossed more than $6 million in sales with less than $500 in advertising.

Josh writes a syndicated newspaper column to 1.1 million readers and regularly appears on more than 75 TV stations across the country. All told, Josh has appeared in the media more than 2000 times.

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Josh Elledge PR expert for startups podcasters bloggers - upendPR
Josh Elledge is a consumer expert for SavingsAngel.com and is on TV in Orlando, FL and around the country.
Josh Elledge lives in Orlando FL with his wife and 3 kids teaches PR to podcasters and bloggers
Josh Elledge lives in Orlando FL with his wife and 3 kids teaches PR to podcasters and bloggers

Some examples of the 2000+ media I've appeared in

The vast majority of my 2000 media is my own weekly syndicated column for 8+ years, syndicated TV for 4 years, syndicated radio segments for 5 years, and more than 600 TV segments in Orlando, FL on Fox 35, News13, and WKMG CBS.

US News & World Report: Should You Jump Ship From Your Obamacare Plan?

USAA Stories: The Money Drill at DigiMilEx: Josh Elledge – Savings Angel

Coupon Quick Start Guide: The Easiest, Fastest Way to Serious Savings and Free Groceries, Angela & William Chad Newsom

Forbes: Top Media Mistakes By Small Business Owners, And How To DIY PR Like A Pro

FutureMoneyTrends: Rely on Yourself To Become Rich Not Others – Josh Elledge Interview

Inc: 3 Proven Ways to Do Your Own PR and Save Thousands

Food and Wine Conference: Josh Elledge

Crunch Base: Josh Elledge

US Department of Veteran Affairs: #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Josh Elledge

Muck Rack: Josh Elledge Article

CEO Money: Josh Elledge from UpendPR on CEO Money

Click Orlando: Used Cars: Tips to stretch your dollars when you need a new ride

All American Speakers: Josh Elledge

Military Influencer Conference: Josh Elledge – Improve Your Web Presence To Up Your Influencer

SmartAsset Talks to Josh Elledge of SavingsAngel

Social Media Examiner: How to Connect With Traditional Media Influencers

Crush the Street: Harness The Power Of Mentors And A Good PR Strategy! – Josh Elledge Interview

Marketing Speak: Gain Massive Exposure for Your Brand through Authentic PR: Josh Elledge

The Recovering Spender: How to Live a Happy, Fulfilled, Debt-Free Life

The Inquirer Daily News: How to Save on Your Next Trip to Whole Foods

NCR Silver: How to Nail the Sidewalk Sign to Boost Foot Traffic

WDTV: Getting the best flight deals

StreetShares Blog: Highlighting Our Heroes: Invest in Veteran Small Business

Grand Haven Tribune: Get the most for your fast-food money

News4Jax: Dollar store deals and duds: Are you getting your money's worth?

Highwire: Social Strategy 101: What We Learned at Social Media Marketing World

MoneySense: Do’s and don’ts of cutting your grocery bill

Due: How Freelancers can get Featured in Major Media Outlets

The Seattle Times: Back-to-school savings lessons

Chicago Tribune: Making the most of rebates

Yahoo! Finance: 12 Ikea Shopping Hacks

Huffington Post: 16 Holiday Shopping Tips From Top Couponing Experts

I (heart) Podcast Interviews!

Top 9 reasons you need to book Josh Elledge as your next guest.

I’m a podcaster myself. I’ve got a decent size audience. And, I promote my appearances heavily. 79K Twitter followers across multiple accounts, my blogs, my 25K email list, 10K listeners per episode are nowhere near Serial numbers – but I LOVE sharing all my appearances with my audience – and they love catching me in the media and around the web - wherever I may be. I see promoting your show to my audience as a BIG win-win!
I’ve appeared on some pretttty big shows already. You can listen to my interviews above. I’ve appeared on Eventual Millionaire with Jaime Tardy, So Money with Farnoosh Torabi, Starve the Doubts with Jared Easley, and many more.
As an improv comedian, I bring enthusiasm and frivolity. And yes, I needed to check my spelling on ‘frivolity.’ I’m pretty passionate about the topics in my wheelhouse – but if you really want to wind me up, ask me about my not-so-illogical fear of umbrellas.
My audio sounds great. Ever interview a guest who sounds like they’re in the next restroom stall over? Yeah… me too. I’m an audio nerd and I’m going to make sure I sound terrific for you.
I come prepared! Podcaster to podcaster, I know you’re busy. Need a bio you can just grab and read? No problem. I’ve got four different versions for you – including my popular obituary version. Need photos? Check. A bunch of questions you can use? Got that too (coming soon)! I’ve got a full media kit for you on this page.
We may be able to trade interviews. My audience is mostly suburban moms looking for great lifehacks to save money. If you’ve got some great tips or suggestions in this genre, I’d love to have you on my show. It’s a fun, unique format.
I’m a big believer in sharing VALUE with your audience! Even though I’ve been honored to appear as a guest on several podcasts, I work very hard to deliver unique, valuable content to your audience. I’m happy to share compelling stories and experiences – but I truly thrive when sharing step-by-step how-to’s with your listeners.
What I teach is incredibly unique! I developed a system called The Publicity Sales Funnel System. It’s how I’ve been able to generate more than $5 Million in sales for my primary business, SavingsAngel.com. If you have a show focused on marketing, entrepreneurism, sales, business, we definitely need to chat!!

Got a money show – or a lifestyle show? I’m also one of the nation’s leading experts on consumer savings. I’ve been teaching it for nearly nine years and is the subject of my own podcast. There’s SO much we can talk about – like how I stay in hotels for up to 75% off and get the upgrade nearly every time. How about how someone can easily slash their grocery bill by $200-$300 a month for the rest of their life after just a couple months of work? Yeah. I teach that.
I can help sponsor your show. If you are able to offer an affiliate link in your show notes, I’ve paid hundreds of dollars to some of my partners and I’d like to do the same for you. I’ll follow your lead on this. If you’d like to let your guests know about my webinar, I’m happy to pay a huge commission for each person that ultimately decides they’d like to work with me. Not into money? No problem. Mum’s the word. We’ll just focus on a great interview! audience. I’m happy to share compelling stories and experiences – but I truly thrive when sharing step-by-step how-to’s with your listeners.

Some questions you could ask me...

– How did you get more than 2000 media appearances?
– How did you generate more than $6 M in revenue with less than $500 in advertising?
– How do you turn digital entrepreneurs into media celebrities?
– Why should a founder take PR seriously if they want to grow your brand?
– What are the most important things you should do if you want to get started with PR?
– How can you gain more influence?
– What is the difference between authority and influence?
– Why should people grow their business in the ‘blue ocean?'
– Why do you believe in ‘collaborating at all costs?'
– What is the go-giver philosophy and why does it work?
– What is the #1 job of an entrepreneur and what are the two most important activities to accomplish that job?

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