Does your WordPress developer struggle under all of your small WordPress jobs? Can you no longer get their attention? Do you feel unloved by your overworked WordPress developer? We have a solution.
“It’s just a little fix. Shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes, right?”
Does your correspondence with your WordPress developer go something like this when you have a small task for them?
- You are pretty sure it’s just a small job. You word it best you can. You even send them the WP login credentials.
- You email it off to your WordPress developer or designer.
- You don’t hear back terribly quickly with a response. At least one moon passes through the sky as you wonder where he or she might be.
- You follow up in the next day or so, trying to stay sweet and brief to be polite.
- You get a quick note that, “they’ll look into it.”
- You wait another day. Another moon.
- You try to resist the urge to write them again. You like your developer. You think they like you, too. But you also need your fix.
- You hem and haw and wonder what to do. You focus on your breath. In and out, in and out.
- You call.
- They say they’ll “take care of it right away” and they do.
- Whew, you’re glad that’s over. But you’re hesitant to ever have another issue again.
- You get a bill for 45 minutes of work @ $125 per hour (that math is too complicated for this post) and you pay.
- Repeat this process the next time you have a “little fix” on your WordPress site.
Are we having fun yet?
That’s thirteen (13) steps for a probably simple WordPress fix. WordPress isn’t rocket science, right? That’s why you chose it to begin with! Maybe your developer is just overwhelmed. Maybe they’re just inundated with small jobs like this and they’re busy with bigger jobs and would love to help, but just don’t have the bandwidth.
Heard ANY of this before?!
Introducing a WordPress firm that specializes in taking care of small jobs: WP Curve. That’s all they do. They don’t create new logos or suggest you create a Facebook page for your business. They don’t care if you redesign your site or make fun of you if you want to “make your logo bigger.” They just do unlimited WordPress fixes for a flat fee per month. That’s it. But that’s a big it.
Even if they only did “unlimited small jobs,” you’d be doing cartwheels in your hallway. But wait, there’s more. They also provide:
- An 8-hour turnaround time. That’s the time it took your developer to realize they had an email from you (doesn’t include opening it, that takes longer).
- Detailed notes on every job. Your current developer might email something like, “Hey. It’s done.” You’re so thrilled with the detail you might print out their email and frame it.
- 24/7 live email and chat support. Your current developer says he works on the lunar calendar and certainly not on Tuesdays after dusk.
Dear reader, I know you’re probably shaking your head, hesitant to continue reading this “propaganda” any longer as your uncle Walter always told you, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
But it gets even better.
With their next level of service, they start offering options you shouldn’t consider not doing. This is where the value not only covers fixes and changes, but proactive security protection. Crazy, out-of-their-minds services such as:
- Proactive WordPress upgrades: this means you don’t have to log into your site and upgrade your WordPress. Of course, we know you do this on a regular basis anyway, but now you no longer have to.
- Proactive plugin and theme upgrades: outdated plugins and themes are where the real dangers lurk. Let them do these. Wait, did they say “proactive”? As in, you don’t have to ask them first? Have you signed up yet?
- Secure offsite backup: offsite means not on your server, not on your cousin’s hard drive, but somewhere safe. This is good practice. Of course, you do this anyway, but they’ll do it again for you for safe keeping.
- Monthly security scan: this is already worth the price of admission (to this nutty fun zone), but it gets even better with #5. Ready?
- Security guarantee: if your site breaks or gets hacked, they’ll fix it. I have recommended Sucuri in the past (and still do if your site gets hacked), but wait, now you won’t need to shell out $189 for a site fix.
If you’re to the point where you are yelling at your screen saying, “Enough already! Which plan should I sign up for!? I’d recommend the middle plan, the $99 plan.
I think I’m running out of space on this page to write more good things. Let me know in the comments if you think that going with WP Curve is a bad thing and why. I promise I’ll respond … but probably not within 8 hours.
BONUS CONTENT: For fun, ask your developer what they would charge for “unlimited small WordPress fixes” per month. I don’t recommend doing this is person as they might spit out their glazed doughnut. You can help me add to the list, but I’ve heard responses like:
- “I’m sorry, did you say unlimited? I thought you said inebriated.”
- “Client dude, I’m pretty what you just said can land you in jail. Don’t ask me that. Ever.”
- “Wow. OK, seriously, between you and me, that’s like slow torture by 1,000 cuts of broken glass.”
- “Like how small is small?”
- “I’m going to pretend I didn’t hear that.”
- “Are you smoking crack again? That’s a crack-addict question. Like, out of this world.”
Let me know what you hear in the comments. If you need to obfuscate your name, I understand.