About Josh Elledge

This Guy Believes Everyone Has a Message That Can Positively Impact the World.

Founder & CEO Josh Elledge Earned $6 Million in Sales With Zero Paid Ads and Wants the Same for You.

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 to help entrepreneurs like himself attract the perfect audiences and grow their brands without the crazy costs and contracts associated with traditional PR companies. UpMyInfluence (UMI) is a purpose-driven platform bent on totally DEMOCRATIZING access to influence by giving away what ‘old school' PR firms have charged thousands monthly for – AND haven't even come close to figuring out. 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). As 2020 rolled around, 80% of UpMyInfluence's work is now focused on building sales systems… that require (one last time) NO paid ads.

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 (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 150 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 Sciences.

Josh also wants the public to know he thinks Daylight Savings Time (and time zones for that matter) are 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 authority and influence. However, while growing their better-than-PR agency, UpMyInfluence discovered that building 7-figure B2B Sales Systems (with zero paid advertising) is actually what what they do better than anyone else on the planet.

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 zero paid ads. He did it all through building authority and serving audiences in the media.

Josh is a frequent speaker at business and startup conferences including Social Media Marketing World and a Tony Robbins event for his Business Mastery grads. 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 to help entrepreneurs like himself attract the perfect audiences and grow their authority and influence. While growing their better-than-PR agency, UpMyInfluence discovered that building 7-figure B2B Sales Systems (with zero paid advertising) is actually what they do better than anyone else on the planet.

UpMyInfluence was the natural outgrowth of his first startup, SavingsAngel.com which has grossed more than $6 million in sales with zero paid ads. 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 a U.S. Navy veteran and launched UpMyInfluence.com to help entrepreneurs grow their authority and influence. UpMyInfluence also builds 7-figure B2B sales systems with zero paid ads.

He also started SavingsAngel.com which has grossed more than $6 million in sales with zero paid ads.

Josh is a keynote speaker, 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.

  • Social Media Marketing World 2017 & 2018
  • Tony Robbins Business Mastery webinar
  • Podcast Movement
  • FinCon
  • Military Influencer Conference
  • She's Building Her Empire
  • Corporate speaker: State Policy Network, Great Clips, Florida BlogCon, Michigan Womens Expo, Florida Lawn & Garden Expo








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Over 120,000 followers across these & SavingsAngel social media profiles

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

The vast majority of my 2000 media is my own weekly syndicated column for 11+ years, syndicated TV for 5 years, syndicated radio segments for 5 years, and more than 700 TV segments in Orlando, FL on Fox 35, News13, and WKMG CBS.

Forbes: He Built A Multi-Million Dollar Business With Zero Paid Advertising – Here’s How

63 Experts Share Amazing Social Media Marketing Tools [2019]

12 Things You Must Know About Grocery Shopping at Publix

35 Ways to Save Hundreds on Groceries

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

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