A website, not unlike a child, ideally shouldn’t be left unattended for too long.
If the thought of dealing with the tech makes you shudder, or you really just don’t have time for another set of admin tasks, worry not, I’m here to help.
As the name suggests, it’s all about looking after your website, making sure that it’s fresh and up-to-date with exciting new content – and even more importantly – ensuring that the mechanics of the site are up-to-date too.
Keeping the software updated is one of the best ways of protecting your site from malware and hackers. Plus it keeps the site running smoothly for its users!
I offer a monthly site maintenance package that gives you an hour of site development time per month which can include managing all software updates, virus scanning, uploading blogs, changing images or text – anything you want sorted on your website.
For £40 a month, you get both peace of mind and more time to what you’re best at while I do what I’m best at!
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And as with many such questions, the answer is “It depends!”
Professionally built websites can start from around £500 for a very simple build but can easily head up towards £2000-£10,000+ for larger or more bespoke projects.
You need to consider what your website needs to be able to do in order to make it work well for your business.
Do you need a “shop window” that showcases your products or services and helps your clients to build confidence in your skills and quality?
Do you need a specific functionality such as a booking or payment platform?
How soon do you need your site to be ready?
All of these factors will be taken into consideration when your web developer puts together a quote for you. Best advice? Make sure you know what you want and communicate that clearly with your developer.
And if you’re not sure what you need yet, ask! If you can give your developer an overview of your business and what you want to achieve, they should be able to guide you on the kind of site that will best suit you.