It is easier than ever to throw up a website with WordPress and start seeing results right away. But, once your business or project takes off it can be hard to keep your focus on the technical side of things. My clients appreciate the range of maintenance options I offer.
Building a business or making a project happen can pull people away from the day to day maintenance and upkeep of their sites and as a result many sites are not maintained for huge chunks of time. Content goes stale, links break, vulnerable plugins are not updated, security patches are ignored.
Clients often don’t factor in what it takes to drive traffic to the site, keep a good site ranking, maintain interest in your business or project on social media or engage their audience consistently over-time. A web presence is not a passive form of advertising like a billboard on a highway or a brochure.
A well built website can eliminate frustrating processes for your staff and customers, streamline your order process or even automate tedious back office business tasks. All sites – even the most basic need to be maintained on a weekly basis.
Companies release code patches and security updates all the time. Most clients I find, do not want to deal with these things and so I have packaged up this work into bundles that work for most of my current clients.
My maintenance plans are designed to make sure that the basics are attended to so that your visitors, customers and clients always see a secure, user-friendly, welcoming website and so you can concentrate on your core business or project goals. Your site is a brilliant expression of you and your business. It is an investment of your time and treasure.
Maintenance packages include all of the basics you would expect to find:
- Offsite Backups 2x a day *full and database
- Update Rollbacks
- Malware Scanning
- WordPress Core Updates
- Theme Updates
- Plugin Updates
- Broken Link Checks
- Uptime Monitoring
- Email update notification
- Newsletter – Strategy, Tips and Discounts to help you plan and budget
Content changes on the site are not at all difficult to make that said – most clients opt for a block of hours to cover the changes they simply don’t have time to handle. Other clients like to roll up their sleeves and get into the guts of their site – and enjoy the security of a safety net that a maintenance plan offers. Some are fine with a minimum plan with no bucket hours – happy to pay an hourly rate for as needed changes they do not want to take care of themselves.
For the busier clients who would rather hand off this work to me I have 4 maintenance plans with a range of bucket hours available. A list of sample bucket tasks is below.
Bucket Hour Packages
0 Bucket Hours – Minimum Maintenance Plan – Very simple site
12 Bucket Hours – Basic Maintenance Plan – Personal or Blogger Site
24 Bucket Hours – Extended Maintenance Plan – Small Business or Nonprofit
36 Bucket Hours – E-Commerce Maintenance Plan – Site with Shop
48 Bucket Hours – Premium Maintenance Plan – Heavy traffic site
Larger buckets are available for clients interested in reserving more development/design hours.
Maintenance plans are for current clients only at this time. I offer a number of site review services which are affordable.
If you would like a to talk about how I can help you meet your goals or the goals of your web investment the first step is to take some time to complete my project planner. Time to complete the planner is between 15-25 minutes depending on how much thought you have given your web site strategy.
If you are a current client and you’d like to subscribe to a WordPress Maintenance Package – Let’s Talk!