Need Help Getting Your Wordpress-Focused Online Business Systems Working Right?
That's my jam. Maybe I can help you freakin' LOVE your site again.
Tech is a "necessary evil" of starting up an online business. Actually, it isn't an evil at all because it is that geeky stuff which allows us to run 24/7 businesses, be location independent, and truly run the kind of business we want.
But, that tech can be frustrating. Especially when you're just not a natural nerd.
Unfortunately, the "do it yourself" route ends up becoming a major roadblock to people. An entire business can be held back because you don't know how to pull off the tech stuff.
Or you waste so much time trying to do it yourself that your business never works.
Maybe we can help.
Any of this sound familiar?
After several frustrating hours of trying to move my primary Wordpress navigation to where I wanted it, I gave up reached out David to see ask if he offered any direct assistance for such things. Fortunately, he was able to work me into his schedule. In a matter of minutes he not only fixed the navigation issue, but also identified a number of additional issues and fixed those, too. David was incredibly timely, highly responsive, and went out of his way to make sure that my membership site was configured for an optimal user experience.
Samples of the kind of stuff we can take off your plate...
We're here primarily to help people implement the kind of online business building strategies that I teach here at the Blog Marketing Academy. We're here to help get the pesky tech crap out of the way... so you can move on with business.
Here's some examples of the kinds of things this service is right for...
Let Me Help You Make Your Business Work
Wordpress is awesome. You can pretty much make it do anything. Almost anything will plug into it. That's why you're building your site with it.
You can build great membership sites on top of Wordpress, complete with online communities and course libraries.
You can make it work beautifully with your marketing automation platform or CRM.
You can make it work nicely with your backend systems, your shopping cart, all of it.
Even cooler is that, in most cases, there's no custom coding needed. In fact, I try to avoid it. But, you still need to know how to connect it all.
You need to design the "flows" and the automation sequences. You need to be able to make the various tools and plug-ins "talk" to each other properly.
And thing is...
You can't just think like a developer. No... because it comes down to the user experience. It comes down to real marketing and conversion. For somebody to help put these systems together, they need to have that skill and experience of being able to understand not only the tech, but also the human psychology so that we can make the tech simply fuel the marketing and scale YOU up.
It is what I do in my own business... and it is what I can (maybe) help you do, too.
Let's Make Your Site Work With Great Tools
I'm not going to pretend here that I'm equally good with every tool out there. But, I can usually hold my own quite well. Given my own experience in my own business as well as helping so many other blog owners through the years, I've used a lot of the most popular tools out there.
My goal is to enable you to run and control your own site. Seeing as tech work like this isn't my primary business focus, I have no desire to hook you into any long-term contract or be your "guy" for any little thing. I'd rather get in there, get you set up... then stand back and let you do your thing.
I can help you set up your membership site systems on top of Wordpress. I'm pretty good with using WP Fusion to make your Wordpress site "one" with your CRM. I can help you set up conversion-focused leadgen systems, your sales funnels, your checkout process, and your backend automations.
I personally use WP Fusion, ThriveCart, LearnDash, BuddyBoss, ConvertBox. I use the Drip CRM as the center of the business. I have extensive experience with MemberMouse and Thrive Themes tools. I hold my own well with a number of other tools... plus I have extensive experience in theme modifications, custom PHP development and much more. While this kind of development isn't my main focus anymore, I have quite a lot of experience doing it.
I have built four websites. All were crap. When I decided to build a new website to move my online course content onto, I knew I needed help. But I was nervous. I have hired techies in the past and it just never went well. The problem is, I’m not a techie. It’s not my area of expertise. I don’t speak the lingo. Getting a site built that was functional, visually pleasing and within my capabilities to manage seemed like a big ask.
I have been a member of the Blog Marketing Academy and I always appreciated David Risley’s straight-goods approach to coaching. So, I decided to reach out and seek his advice. How do you go about finding trustworthy, affordable technical support? Imagine my surprise and gratitude when David offered to help.
In the end, I got just what I wanted - a conversion-based, mobile responsive website that I can manage on my own. I cannot stress what a huge endeavor this has been for me. Tech stuff scares the beejeesus out of me! When I got anxious, David made it easy. When I got stuck, David coached me through it. David Risley made the impossible possible. As a result, I now have a website I can be proud of.
I would highly recommend David Risley to anyone who wants to get free of the fear and frustration that comes with being a non-techie in the online world of business. If you’re struggling to find technical support, look no further. David Risley is a clear, credible and responsive coach. He’s also a very nice guy!
I plan to continue to call upon his expertise in helping me to build my online business.
If You'd Like To Have My Help, Here's How It Works
No big contracts needed. You'll see what I mean. Just keep reading...
There are no contracts. No "free strategy calls" where I'm going to then try to sell you on a multi-thousand dollar project.
I like to keep things flexible - both for you and for me.
So, I work on a simple credit system. The base price is $75 per credit, with discounts available if you buy more than one at a time. You will be creating an account here with the Blog Marketing Academy and credits will be on your account.
Credits do not expire. And, after you and I talk about your project, I'll give you an idea how many credits I think it will take to do what you need done. Roughly speaking, a credit is equal to about an hour of work. But, keep in mind... I can work pretty fast here. An hour by me isn't the same as an hour by somebody who doesn't know what they're doing.
With credits on your account, too, you can log into your account and submit a tech request any time. This is all jobs-based. No weird monthly contracts or ongoing maintenance plans. I mean, if you really need that, let me know and we can talk. But, it just isn't my primary business model.
Are We A Fit?
This service is not really intended to get into a big, expensive, long-term thing. There's a good chance that works out well for you, too. :) But, for me, it also comes down to the fact that... well...
I have a business to run, too. I don't run an agency. I am offering this service because I've had many people ask me for it and I'd be a fool not to listen to that. But, I'm not looking to build up a big agency around this kind of thing.
So, a few things I think will be most helpful for us to work together on your project are:
I know. Weird criteria. But, just keepin' it real.
My promise to you is that this will be nice and personal. No big corporate stuff. I will also listen to you and your needs.... and my aim is never to force you into the tools I prefer. And lastly, in the unlikely event that I think I cannot help you with your project, I'll simply refund your money and we'll part ways as friends. No biggie.
Alright, here's how to get the ball rolling...
Technical Service credits do not expire and can be used anytime. Request refund of unused credits within 30 days.
Save money by purchasing multiple credits at once.
Your credits will be added to your account balance inside your account in THE LAB. You will be able to see your balance at all times.
With at least one tech credit on your account, you have the ability to submit a technical service request and... we'll get it done for you! Speed of service is variable, but we'll be sure to stay in touch with you the whole time so you're never left wondering.
LAB PRO MEMBER? Keep in mind, all active PRO members receive an automatic 25% discount on technical services. If you're already a PRO member, log into THE LAB and purchase credits inside your account. Your discount will automatically be reflected. Not yet a PRO member? Learn how to get activated here.
Working with Dave was great! I'm not very tech savvy, but Dave was able to answer my questions, fix the issues with my website quickly and the response time on the project was very fast. Having been a member of BMA for over a year now, it was a relief to be able to get the technical help I needed with my website without having to outsource it to someone I didn't know and hope for the best. Dave was quick to respond and got the job done quickly and professionally. I will definitely be using this service again!