Tackle Your Tech
—a Nihon Hustle Knock 'em Out Kit™
Launch your consultancy and tackle your tech with the help of Nihon Hustle. My goal is to help 1000 people start a consulting business this year. From day zero to day 365 I want to help you make sense of what's in your head so you can get moving with your plans. Many of us struggle with the tech. We'll tackle that. Marketing is a miss for many. We'll handle that as well. Need content? I'll help you craft content that wins customers and wins at the game of Google. How about Leads? Lead generation is the hardest part of the puzzle, but when you support it with on-point content, smart technology and brilliant branding, leading people to you begins to work, and choosing clients becomes what you end up focusing on instead of simply leading them to your door.
So, whether you live alongside me here in Japan, or you call some other beautiful spot in the world home, let's do this together. Don't let the music die in you. Ready? Let's get to hustlin'. Your first step is tackling your tech.
Tackle Your Tech
Everything You'll Need
Access for a full year to the World's most popular WordPress Theme—Elegant Theme's DIVI (an $89. value). Divi's beautiful themes are used by 767,154 WordPress developers and businesses around the world, and they have a full five star rating (13,658 and counting) on TrustPilot.
A fast website is the only website you should have. Using the WPMU's award winning Smush and Hummingbird pro plugins will help get you there.
The complete WMPU professional plugin pack to help you nearly automate SEO, image optimization, security, speed, mailing lists and more. You also get Embed Plus for YouTube Pro 3 (a $49.99 value), to eliminate the headache of integrating YouTube into your site, and Envira Gallery Pro (a $99.00 value) to help you visually show off any work you might want clients to see. Two plugins every small business owner should have on their site.
24/7 Live Chat Support
WPMU is world famous for it's custom, LIVE, chat support. I rarely wait more than 5 minutes for someone to come on the line, and can't believe I've lived without this level of support prior to now. WPMU is just shy of full five stars on TrustPilot... I would give them ten if I could. I would have them over for holiday if I could. I love WPMU, and you will too.
File scanning, firewall and two-factor authentication. Plus, stop malicious traffic before it ever reaches your site with WPMU hosted WAF.
Automate incremental backups with nearly instant restores. Never worry about whether all the work you have put into your site is at risk.
For security, SEO, and reliability - nothing at WPMU is shared.
Track the goings on of your consulting site without the heavy weight of additional plugins. See your sites' live stats, visits, storage, bandwidth, and email activity in one easy place.
Staging and Migration
One-click synch to staging, and synch to live. Get your site ready before it goes live, or automatically migrate a site you already have, or have support do it for you, free.
10 Free Email Accounts
10 free @yourdomain email accounts per hosted site.
Free SSL Certificates
Of course, right? No smoke and mirrors here, SSL certificates are automatically applied your hosting account via Let's Encrypt.
Choice of 10 Data Centers
WPMU has servers in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, Netherlands, Germany, India, and Singapore to help speed your website along to your visitors in the location closest to where you reside.
Why WPMU and Elegant Themes For your Tech Needs?
Because they integrate as top in class WordPress tech providers. With 24/7 live chat support from WPMU, and the intuitive and beautiful design of Divi you can tackle your tech in month one. We use both here at Nihon Hustle, and could not have scaled our business, nor operated successfully without their assistance. They are that good.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you register a domain name for me?
Unfortunately, this is one thing we don't do. And, there are a few good reasons for this. For one, you will always want complete control over your domain name. Having someone else (particularly a domain hosting company) register it for you can cause all sorts of issues you don't want to deal with, so always handle domain names on your own.
Second, we want you to take your consultancy for a ride this year. By purchasing the domain name on your own, you start off from the get-go with skin in the game, and that's a good thing, right?
Lastly, while we use and recommend Media Temple for domain names, there are a number of cheaper alternatives. If I needed to purchase a domain name and did not want to use Media Temple, I would consider (in no particular order) Name Silo, Hover, or NameCheap.
Remember, though, when purchasing your domain name, purchase only the name, do not purchase hosting, as that is what this knock 'em out kit provides for you. The domain name just helps you get rockin'.
First you need an address… the real esate comes later!
Isn't this too cheap? Isn't this too expensive?
In answering this question, I'm going to steal a page from WPMU's playbook. They get this question all the time, and it is precisely what I was thinking when I first discovered their offerings.
Initially, their tech did seem to be a bit on the expensive side when compared to shared hosting provided by other companies. For example, at Media Temple, I pay $20 a month and host about 100 sites there. So, it's affordable. But, as soon as I wanted to do more than just have a basic lead page up there, I noticed the sites were dragging like mad, which translates to lost visitors.
So, when I bit the bullet and began transferring my sites to WPMU, I felt like I was getting the deal of a lifetime. And, having been online since 1994 with websites, I had a lot of comparisons I could make. Funny how that works. I swear, I feel as though I should have several of their support team members over for dinner at this point.
WPMU has a partnership with Digital Ocean (they use what's known as server “droplets”) to keep hosting dedicated (not shared or on a “grid), and reasonable. These droplets can be purchased individually from Digital Ocean for $5 USD if you were looking to do all of this on your own a la carte.
Additionally, outside of WPMU's hosting and support, you also get the other goodies I've bundled into this Knock 'em Out Kit. This is were you might be thinking… what's the catch? Well, there isn't one. Because I have a licences for the plugins we provide at installation, I can share them with you as a client. That also includes the Divi Theme. Once the year is out, you will have to purchase the Divi theme package on your own, which also provides you with access to their support team and all future updates. Its a great investment. But in the first year, you get the theme for free. Support for Divi you can largely get through WPMU. I think in the last year, I've contacted Divi's support team three times. And, each time that was because my troubles were related to hosting problems with Media Temple. So, once you have everything on WMPU's servers, they can pretty much assist you with everything.
How does my own markup fit into the price of all this? Good question. The relatively thin markup I apply covers: the time it takes to set things up for you, a fraction of the cost I spend on the additional plugin and theme licenses I provide, the video training I offer, and the specific knowlege I have gained over the years in the tech and markekting space that will help you avoid twenty years of apprentiship and training.
My goal is to help you get your consulting practice off the ground. I struggled with doing the same thing for years. Certain technologies have made this easier as of late, but all the noise out there has made it increasingly difficult to analyze which options are best.
Because it drive me batty to see well intentioned business builders stuck on technology, I want to help eliminate that obstacle. Marketing is hard enough. Sales is a killer. Tech does not have to be. A year from now, you can hand the tech off to someone else entirely, because you'll be selling more, and consulting more, right? Go get 'em.
Can I extend my access beyond a single year?
Absolutely. About two months before your one year anniversary date would arrive, I'll start to message you so you're informed of the end of your term. WPMU should also be reaching out to you around this time as well to remind you that you will want to renew your hosting contract with them. As always, everything I have created for the course within Teachable with remain yours for as long as you want access to it.
I already have a website, can I migrate it to WPMU?
Yes, indeed you can. And, here's the deal. If you already have a website, that means you already have email accounts, and a domain name. And, you've likely got a slew of images, and content, and all sorts of other things. In that case, I would suggest you forgo this particular kit, and simply sign up with WPMU directly. They will help you migrate your site, and have you up in no time flat. Once you've got all that rolling, you may be interested in my Master Your Marketing, or Target 200 kits, but if you already have a website, I'd say you're in good shape from a basic tech standpoint.
What happens after I've been with you for the full year?
Once the year is up, we cut you loose! Because you pre-pay for the first year of hosting with WPMU and get access to our bulk buying discount that first year, if you like how WPMU has performed for you, the billing will have already switched to you and you can continue with them from there. Of course, if you want to switch to another provider, you can do that as well. The big thing I focus on here is not tying you into anything beyond that first year. The rails are set in the first year to ensure you're able to move quickly with your tech, but you own the relationship with WPMU just as you do with your domain name provider.
Once the year is up, you will also have to subscribe to Elegant Themes if you would like the updates they frequently dole out. It isn't necessary, but (and this is a BIG but) not renewing can open you up to problems with hackers and the like. So, as alsways, and with all tech, staying up to date is important. Elegant Themes Divi is only $89. USD for the year, $299 for a a lifetime license. So, again, if you like it, it's easy to stay with them. If not, you can check out another provider.
As always, you'll retain access to all the training that came with this package. Yay!
If I've answered all your questions…
Here's What's Next.
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Pre-Register at a Discount
(Before September 1, 2020)
Tackle your Tech launches September 17th, but as you might expect, there are several advantages to signing up early. For one, you'll take advantage of the $50.00 early bird discount. Second, if you pre-register, I can get your tech ready ahead of time so you are ready to go right away on September 17th.
Installations are completed, first come, first served within the first 17 days of the course launch. So, once you have your domain name set up, pre-register on my Teachable page, and I will send you information that will help you take the next steps.
(From Sept. 17— Sept. 20, 2021)
On launch day, September 17th, 2021, you can still sign up for the course, but only until September 20th, 2021. On September 21 when the clock strikes 12:01 am Japan Standard Time, the course will close to new registrations until Q2, 2022. This way, I can keep classes relatively small, which is especially important when it comes to the monthly and group calls we will do within the course.
You get 365 days of access to:
- WPMU Bronze hosting
24/7 WPMU WordPress support
- 14 premium plugins for: security, image and speed optimization, email and pop-up lists, YouTube integration, gallery creation, professional font icons and more.
- The world class DIVI theme
- The full library of training materials
- The Nihon Hustle 2022 BlueBook
- and… early access to the Master Your Marketing Knock 'em Out Kit, plus an early bird discount when it launches Q3.