Top 7 Fixed Fee Maintenance Services that Work for You | Technowand
October 9, 2020
It’s hard being a small business owner. You’re the face of your business and you’re always on call. You need to manage staff, accounts, products and services – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s always so much to do and it often seems like there’s not enough time in the day to achieve all of it. It’s important to outsource things like IT maintenance to a company you can trust rather than someone who will put you on the backburner.
Interested in what you should be doing?
There are SEVEN things that you should ensure you check at the close of every quarter. Here’s what they are AND why employing an IT service that provides fixed fee maintenance service is a business decision that makes sense.
1. Rid Your System of Bugs
Bugs will slow your site down and stop it from performing at maximum capacity. These are insidious and can creep up on you. Stop infestations and work with the professionals.
2. Update Your Existing Content and Graphics
Content on your site needs to be regularly updated and visible to any Google algorithm changes. Keep things fresh and interesting for your potential readers and create new conversions by keeping abreast of any trends.
3. Create Exciting New Engaging Content
Your website is your voice. Make sure you’re heard with engaging content that’s exciting and ‘clickable’. This could then be shared across your social media platforms.
4. Make Sure Plugins, Themes and Software are all up to date
The ‘back end’ of your site needs to run smoothly. You, and your employees, should be able to confidently use your site without getting tripped up by shonky updates or ongoing problems.
5. Undergo Systematic Backups and Checks
Protect your valuable information and data by running a series of systematic backups. Working in the cloud can help – investigate how something like Office 365 might make your job a lot easier.
6. Review Internet Security and Passwords
This goes without saying. Use every quarter as a reminder to yourself to change up your passwords and review the power of your internet security to protect yourself against any nasties.
7. Engage in Regular Website Monitoring
Someone should be checking your website closely throughout the year to make sure everything is running smoothly.
The Importance of Fixed Fee Maintenance Service
You don’t want to be caught short. Employing Technowand’s Fixed Fee Website Maintenance means that you’ll always have your finger on the pulse of your business’ online activity. No nasty surprises for you and you won’t be surprised by any hidden fees or charges.
Interested? Find out more here and get in contact with the team today to discuss a package that’s tailored perfectly for your business needs.
Bonus – An Email to Send To Your Website Developer
Try this template to send to your web developer.
To Whom It May Concern
I’d like to ensure that the following checks are done on a quarterly basis. Am I able to negotiate this with you? I’d love to get your response on approaching these tasks on a fixed fee basis.
I need to ensure that the following checks and balances are in place.
- Please check the system for any bugs including the way that we upload content as well as any and all contact forms
- Please check existing content and graphics to make sure all is in working order
- Please check all plugins and themes to ensure they are up to date and working well
- Please monitor my website regularly and report back as to any suspicious activity
- Please review our internet security
Contact Technowand today to discuss fixed fee maintenance services for your small business
Eddie looks after marketing campaigns for Ironclad. In his pre-tech life, he worked as a journalist on the San Francisco Peninsula. Off hours, he dreams of England.