JALT International Conference 2018

Just to let you know that Andrew will be at the JALT International Conference in Shizuoka Japan from Friday the 23rd to Sunday the 25th November. If you have any questions about getting your own website, contact us so we can arrange a meeting. If you love coffee, he can spot you one. Also, if you know of anyone who is going to the JALT International Conference, let them know that Andrew will be there, and you may be eligible for Affiliate rewards (discounts or credits on your next fees, details still being hashed out), if they signup.

Also, we are working on a set of custom responsive HTML pages that can be used as landing pages to support your own blog or other website options. Also, new custom packages tailored to you, not for a mass market where other companies sell something to you and expect you to do all the work, but packages we do the work for YOU. We are aiming to get these ready by the JALT Conference. For current members, we’ll be happy to provide you with a free landing page if you wish.

What does a “responsive HTML page” mean? It means that the page changes shape and reorganises content based on the size of the user’s screen. So, your website will still work well if viewed on a full sized computer monitor, to a tablet computer, to smartphone screen. Thus providing good user experiences regardless of the device they use. See TestSpace.Me and TravelPhotos.Asia for current experimental examples of these.

Scheduled Maintenance 21st Nov

Important notice to all HelloSpace.Me members. Scheduled maintenance on our servers is scheduled for 21st Nov, from 9am to about 3pm Swiss time (about 5pm to 11pm Tokyo time). All websites will be offline for this time, so we suggest that you inform all your users immediately about this interruption. The return to normal service will depend on how well work can be done, and if they put back online sooner, they will. We apologise for the interruption, but assure you it means that service we provide will have ensured reliability and longevity.

Why in Swiss time? The servers are in Switzerland, and maintained by a company on our behalf. We chose Switzerland because they have very strong data protection and privacy protection laws, which benefits you and your users.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

JALTCALL 2018 Presentation

How to set up your own website to support your students and career

Workshop Rm 404 Sunday 2:00 pm – 3:10 pm
Abstract: Having a professional web presence is now common for teachers and academics overseas. These provide access to handouts, downloadable files, updates, and to display an online résumé. Setting up and maintaining a personal website is not difficult. This workshop will demonstrate WordPress basics including installing and updating, creating and editing posts, pages, and more. No coding skills are assumed. A free HTML5 index page will be available to attendees.

Downloads:

Please get these before the presentation begins

  • Download and install a free html code editing program, if you don’t already have one try Brackets.io.
  • Free basic home page: JALTCALL2018_index.html. (right-click, “Save link as…”.  To edit, open the download folder, right click on the file, “Open with Brackets” or other editing program).
  • If you already have a WordPress site, download the WordPress iOS or Android app.
  • Presentation/Workshop PowerPoint slides, 20180610_How_to_setup_your_own_website.pdf.
  • A creative commons picture you’d like on your own homepage. Try pexels.com.

 

JALTCALL 2018 & other updates

A few updates:

Andrew will be at the Japan Association of Language Teachers Computer Assisted Language Learning (special interest group; JALTCALL) conference this weekend (8th to 10th June), details: https://conference2018.jaltcall.org/. This year, it will be held at the Nagoya Dome-Mae Campus of Meijo University in Nagoya. Andrew will give a presentation on Sunday afternoon (details below). Please tell everyone you know that attendees will get a 45% discount coupon for their own webspace (for the lifetime of their account, upgradeable, new signups only). Also, feel free to find and ask him questions; and if the presentation can’t be attended, don’t worry, the discount code is available for anyone who asks at the event.

Presentation details:
How to set up your own website to support your students and career
Workshop Rm 404 Sunday 2:00 pm – 3:10 pm
Abstract: Having a professional web presence is now common for teachers and academics overseas. These provide access to handouts, downloadable files, updates, and to display an online résumé. Setting up and maintaining a personal website is not difficult. This workshop will demonstrate WordPress basics including installing and updating, creating and editing posts, pages, and more. No coding skills are assumed. A free HTML5 index page will be available to attendees.

Other news
Also, Andrew will be attending the JALT International conference in November this year, but not presenting this topic (sadly), but he will be available to answer your questions, and give a little in-person help with your website.

It’s almost time for many people to update their subscriptions with us. We now offer credit card payment options with the secure and reliable company, Stripe. PayPal is still offered for bank and credit card debits.

Reminder, if you want to earn a bit of money or credit on the side, join the affiliate programme, where you can earn for every new signup you help with. You’ll get your own personal affiliate link to help track and credit your referals.

If you have any questions or problems, please drop us a line.

Earn money from your website: Become an affiliate

Yes, you can earn money from your website. Simply join HelloSpace.Me at https://hellospace.me/host/index.php New members will need check their email to verify your email address. Sign into your account (again).

Affiliates programme
Affiliates programme

In your account go to the Affiliates tab, and activate. You will get a unique link you can use.

You can earn 30% for each paying customer who qualifies and pays. That is a HUGE commission! You can use this credit to pay your next webhosting bill, or simply cashout via PayPal (Payoneer may eventually be possible).

How to use your affiliate link:

  • Create an ifttt.com account, and set up a monthly automated Tweet or FaceBook post with your link
  • Regularly share your affiliate link on social media
  • Include it on your business card
  • Include it in your email signature
  • Include it on your WordPress menu
  • Among other creative ways

Why us? Here’s the reminder:

  • No coding skills are required
  • Installing web software like WordPress is made super simple via your CPanel http://yourwebsite.com:2083
  • Our servers are in Switzerland
  • Our servers are protected under strict Swiss data protection and priviacy protection laws
  • Our servers are expertly maintained
  • We will NEVER sell your data to third party companies (we make money from paying customers, not from advertisers)
  • We have a strict code of ethical conduct that is all about respecting you and your website visitors
  • We strongly support Net Neutrality

You can use this image to help you:

No coding skills required
No coding skills required

(more images will be added from time to time)

Notices:

  • We cannot guarrantee all customers will join and pay
  • Customers must commit to a year of membership
  • Minimum payout is USD$50
  • Currently we only support PayPal, but have plans to support other financial systems

Our #BlackFriday deal is here for 50% off #webhosting

Just for this weekend, get 50% off webhosting for a lifetime!

Coupon code: BLKFRDY2017
At: https://hellospace.me/host/index.php

Only for new signups

 

How to claim

Step 1: Domain

First you need a domain (aka “URL” or “web address”). Our web addresses are competitively priced. Search for your perfect web address here. Also, see here for what “TLDs” (like .com .us or .net) we offer.

Step 2: Choose your web space plan

To use your 50% discount, choose either the Premium, WordPress, or Lite Plans, or the Diamond Package*. Most people choose the Lite Plan with Rapid SSL Certificate (for that green padlock security). Compare web hosting plans here.

Step 3: Claim & pay

You will be guided through the checkout process, where you can be offered other options. At the Review & Checkout stage (pictured) is where you enter to the coupon code:  BLKFRDY2017  to get the 50% off for your web space. Currently, we advertise in US dollars, we also support prices in Australian dollars, Japanese yen, and South Korean won. All payments via PayPal will be converted to Australian dollars.

The final stage of the checkout process
The final stage of the checkout process

Scroll down to see this:

Review & Checkout: Enter coupon code here
Review & Checkout: Enter coupon code here, and press “Validate Code”

Then click on the friendly green Checkout button, where PayPal will securely process the payment for us. We do not see or store your credit card or other banking details. Afterwards, you will receive a bunch of emails. Importantly, in one or some of the emails you will need to click on “Verify” for security reasons. Read the emails, and follow the rest of the website setup process explained here.

Step 4: Verify

Make sure you read all the emails you get regarding the signup process. Some emails are directly from us, and some are from the domain registrar agency we use. Make sure you click on the “verify” links, so for security reasons, we can be sure we are contacting you, the true owner.

 

* The Diamond Package is specially for low-tech people. We purchase the domain on your behalf, manually setup a WordPress website, manually setup an email address for you, and give it all to you.

Discount Coupon for new members

Welcome to the HelloSpace.Me blog. We announce news and information, including your chance to get a USD$30 discount off your own website! No coding or tech skills required.

HelloSpace.Me is a leading provider of websites for educators and lifestyle industry in Asia. We believe we’re the best, because we provide the easiest way to set up your own, powerful, fully-functional website, easily, and without the need to know coding. We are native-English speakers based in Nagoya Japan, but our servers are located in Switzerland and protected under Swiss data and privacy protection laws, which is very important for protecting students’ futures.

Academics and dedicated teachers need to have their own professional, ad-free, web presence. Set up a WordPress blog and on it describe and display your teaching ideas and your research output, which make it easier to land that next job. Alternatively, use your own website to attract and support online tutoring. Use your own website to sell your hobby output, be it yoga classes, photography, commercial blogging, whatever.

How to claim

Step 1: Domain

First you need a domain (aka “URL” or “web address”). Our web addresses are competitively priced. Search for your perfect web address here. Also, see here for what “TLDs” (like .com .us or .net) we offer.

Step 2: Choose your web space plan

To use your $30 discount, choose either the Premium, WordPress, or Lite Plans, or the Diamond Package*. Most people choose the Lite Plan with Rapid SSL Certificate (for that green padlock security). Compare web hosting plans here.

Step 3: Claim & pay

You will be guided through the checkout process, where you can be offered other options. At the Review & Checkout stage (pictured) is where you enter to the coupon code: JPN2017 to get USD$30 off for the first year of your web space. Currently, we advertise in US dollars, we also support prices in Australian dollars, Japanese yen, and South Korean won. All payments via PayPal will be converted to Australian dollars.

The final stage of the checkout process
The final stage of the checkout process

Scroll down to see this:

Review & Checkout: Enter coupon code here
Review & Checkout: Enter coupon code here, and press “Validate Code”

Then click on the friendly green Checkout button, where PayPal will securely process the payment for us. We do not see or store your credit card or other banking details. Afterwards, you will receive a bunch of emails. Importantly, in one or some of the emails you will need to click on “Verify” for security reasons. Read the emails, and follow the rest of the website setup process explained here.

Step 4: Verify

Make sure you read all the emails you get regarding the signup process. Some emails are directly from us, and some are from the domain registrar agency we use. Make sure you click on the “verify” links, so for security reasons, we can be sure we are contacting you, the true owner.

 

* The Diamond Package is specially for low-tech people. We purchase the domain on your behalf, manually setup a WordPress website, manually setup an email address for you, and give it all to you.

Coupon Code for #JALT2017

Welcome to the HelloSpace.Me, a leading provider of websites for educators and lifestyle industries. Here on our blog we have news and updates, including this special announcement.

For a limited time only, we are offering a very special discount to JALT members, especially those attending the KOTESOL and JALT 2017 International Conferences. Normal websites cost over USD$120/yr, plus domain (web address). However, we are offering a special discount for you. Get USD$30 off for the webspace for a one year subscription.

How to claim

Step 1: Domain

First you need a domain (aka “URL” or “web address”). Our web addresses are competitively priced. Search for your perfect web address here. Also, see here for what “TLDs” (like .com .us or .net) we offer.

Step 2: Choose your web space plan

To use your $30 discount, choose either the Premium, WordPress, or Lite Plans, or the Diamond Package*. Most people choose the Lite Plan with Rapid SSL Certificate (for that green padlock security). Compare web hosting plans here.

Step 3: Claim & pay

You will be guided through the checkout process, where you can be offered other options. At the Review & Checkout stage (pictured) is where you enter to the coupon code: JALT2017 or KOTESOL2017 to get USD$30 off for the first year of your web space. Currently, we advertise in US dollars, we also support prices in Australian dollars, Japanese yen, and South Korean won. All payments via PayPal will be converted to Australian dollars.

The final stage of the checkout process
The final stage of the checkout process

Scroll down to see this:

Review & Checkout: Enter coupon code here
Review & Checkout: Enter coupon code here, and press “Validate Code”

Then click on the friendly green Checkout button, where PayPal will securely process the payment for us. We do not see or store your credit card or other banking details. Afterwards, you will receive a bunch of emails. Importantly, in one or some of the emails you will need to click on “Verify” for security reasons. Read the emails, and follow the rest of the website setup process explained here.

* The Diamond Package is specially for low-tech people. We purchase the domain on your behalf, manually setup a WordPress website, manually setup an email address for you, and give it all to you.

WIN a FREE website with us and JapanesePhotos.Asia

JapanesePhotos.Asia has started a new project at Patreon.com/ablyth, where they will share:

  • 1 new photo each week with a short story about Japan (you can keep the photo for personal use on your own blogs), and
  • Each month, a new travel guide entry, or
  • A photographic how-to (great for beginners and travellers)

This project is really new, and they have BIG plans for it. It is exciting, and will be loaded with travel advice, travel information, and photographic ideas to make your next big trip fantastic. Best part is: It’s super cheap AND you can join in the discussion. Most travel books provide information one-way. Here, we will build a community, and you can have your say on what we can do next. That’s right, if you want to know more about a place in Kyoto, and other people agree, we can take you there with our Patreon blog.

They’ve teamed up with HelloSpace.Me to make the launch of their new project even more exciting.

WIN a FREE website from HelloSpace.Me
WIN a FREE website from HelloSpace.Me

The competition

Want your own .com web address and website? Yes, you can be one of five people to win the first year of your own website FREE from HelloSpace.Me. To enter, simply Become a Patron to our Patreon.com/ablyth blog in September 2017 and you’re in the running. Winners will be announced both here, Patreon.com/ablyth, and at HelloSpace.Me/blog. The prize is over USD$130 of webspace and domain for your own website*.

You will get:

  • The Lite Plan with 3Gb webspace, easy one-click install of WordPress and many other web apps, upto 5 email addresses, and more (see the Lite Plan here).
  • Domain registration (for your own web address) choose a name with one of the following TLDs: .com .audio .ca .cn .eu .nagoya .net .nl .nz .one .org .pro .ru .space .tokyo .uk .us (USD$20/yr limit).
  • If you prefer a different TLD like .blog .me or .photo then you will still get the 3Gb webspace free, but you will neet to pay for the domain registration (web address registration) yourself. Full list of TLDs is here.
  • Choose your web address / domain registration at: https://hellospace.me/host/index.php.
  • Cost of renewal after the first year is: domain registration plus Lite Plan fees (current discounted cost: USD$60) plus taxes.
  • Winners to be announced 1st October 2017, and will be chosen at random.
  • Follow JapanesePhotos.Asia on Twitter.com/japanesephotos Instagram.com/japanesephotosasia Patreon.com/ablyth
  • Follow us on Twitter.com/hellospaceme.

Best of luck

* Based on normal industry prices: https://hellospace.me/about-webhosting/compare-us/.