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Introducing website maintenance

Although it should be a ‘given’ many clients may not realise that I provide website maintenance on a regular basis, as well as all the other things relating to setting up a site.

If you have a site built in WordPress it is going to need regular maintenance.  Some clients choose to do this themselves and others either forget, or just don’t have time for it, or are worried they’ll do the wrong thing.

For peace of mind I can manage all the updates, upgrades, checks, backups, etc that is needed to be done to your site on a regular basis.

I have three different monthly packages available and you are not locked into a contract. You can choose to cancel and take over the role yourself any time.

To find out more about my website maintenance program, please visit my Maintenance page for more details and to sign up.

Why having a CMS site is important for you

I believe that CMS is really important for web owners and, therefore, all sites I create are CMS, unless otherwise requested.  What is CMS? It’s a website development system that gives you, the owner, the flexibility to update your site, whenever you wish, without having to wait for the web designer to make changes for you.

What are the benefits of having a CMS site?

  1. It gives you control. Once the site has been designed and published, I give you the login details and a small instruction book that explains how to use your site. Or, I can give you a short training session.  However it’s done, it does mean that you, or your staff, can log into the site anytime you want, to edit the content, add or delete images, write blog posts, and so on. No more waiting for someone else to do it for you.
  2. Low cost option. CMS sites are often built with existing templates, which can be modified. This allows you to have a good looking site without having to pay lots of $$ to have something specially created for you.
  3. Change the look anytime you want. Because CMS sites do work with themes, you can install a new theme, any time you wish and instantly have a new look.
  4. Expand your site as you need.  The CMS system I choose to use is WordPress and it has tons of plugins and additional extensions that can be installed to work alongside WordPress. Gives you lots of flexibility with your site.

If you have your content planned already, a new site could be installed and published within just a few days.  And it can be created to be mobile responsive so that your audience can read your site on their phones, tablets and ipads easily.

What do you need to get started?  A domain name, and webhosting, both of which I can provide. Why not get started today and fill out this form to register your interest in having a site developed next week?

Got writer’s block?

I recently had an interesting chat with a brand new client who was referred to me by a colleague in Qld. She is starting up a new business and knows she needs a presence online so contacted me to find out about getting a website.  I sent her my questionnaire, she emailed a few questions and then asked if she could call.

That’s when she told me that she was stuck about the content for her site and that is what was holding her up. She admitted she knew that in the back of her head but had never thought about it. Turns out what was holding her back was that she thought a website was permanent, rather than a live document that could be regularly updated. We talked about the importance of updates, blog posts and fresh content and she now realises it’s not like a printed book, brochure or business card that you can’t change once printed. She hung up relieved and ready to get the information to me, knowing it can be updated whenever she wants.

I wonder how many other potential web clients out there think they have to get it word perfect the first time?  You don’t. And a simple site can have About information – info about you, what makes you qualified to do what you do, your photo, etc. A page for contact details and a home page about your business. Perhaps a page of testimonials. As simple as that. After that you can add to your site and build it as things develop for your business.

Now are you ready to get your site created?  Contact me for details!

New websites at budget prices

Are you looking for a brand new website? Perhaps the current one isn’t working right for you. Or perhaps you’ve never had one but are realising that you really do need a web presence.

I have a special offer for new websites only. And that is a 4-6 page website, built in WordPress and including one year’s webhosting.

What do you need to have before I can get started?

  • A domain name. If you don’t have one, you can purchase it here.
  • Content for the site. That is, the text you want on it and the images. Images should be your own, or ones you have purchased for use. If not, I can source images at extra cost for you.
  • An idea of what colour(s) you’d like the site in.
  • Provide any logos, or corporate images you use.

Providing you can provide me with the above I can have your site completed for you in just a few days. Interested?  Then click on the button below to get started.