Why Should I Pay Someone to Maintain my Website?
There are three main reasons why someone would want to pay someone to maintain their website: this involves doing the mundane tasks that need to be done to keep WordPress/Magento current, secure and backed up, so that your site remains online.
The first reason might be that you just don’t know how to maintain WordPress or Magento. Getting your site online is one thing, but keeping it there, and keeping it safe is quite another. If you haven’t got a clue how to upgrade WordPress or Magento, or back up your content and your database, then having someone do this task for you is well worth the small expense.
Even if you know a little bit about WordPress or Magento, you might not have the confidence that, if something went wrong, you could quickly and confidently repair the issue so that there’s no impact to your site. Have you ever heard of the white screen of death? Have you ever had an automatic plug-in upgrade fail? Would you know what to do in these situations? If not, it’s worthwhile having someone on hand who knows these issues inside out, that can quickly fix them, so that you experience as little downtime as possible.
Additionally, someone who really knows what they’re doing will be vigilant and have a watchful eye every time they visit your site, to look for errors and bottlenecks that might be causing issues for your site, as we at ThoughtBirds do.
Your time is extremely valuable, as is ours. We’re very good at what we do, which is why we can do it particularly fast. If you don’t know your way around Magento too well, it might take you a lot longer to perform these tasks. That’s time spent away from doing what you do best. And how much can you earn doing what you do? Probably more than the small fee that we charge to maintain your site.
That’s why it makes sense to outsource the maintenance of your WordPress site. You get several hours of your life back every month to concentrate on earning more money, which will exceed the small fee you pay to someone like us to work on your site. It’s plain economics.
So there’s three good reasons that we can think of, that might make you think differently about whether it makes sense to pay someone to maintain your Magento site.