If you have a website – it needs maintaining.

It needs to be backed up, kept running fast enough, comments and spam might need to be managed, updates need to be applied, security measures need to be kept secure and perhaps you need to keep a watch on whether the site is still up and live or how many visitors it’s getting.

VANEL’s WebClub Gold service is here to help maintain the upkeep of your website so that you don’t have to.

If your site is using a tool such as Squarespace or Wix then almost all of this will be managed for you.

If you’re a WordPress user but using WordPress supplied hosting for a WordPress.com website then, again, WordPress will be keeping your site safe and maintained.

But if your site is self-hosted – where you have purchased hosting and your website is built there – then you really should be keeping it maintained.

DIY

You could of course do this all yourself.

Make sure you do it regularly – every month at least, because you don’t want to be caught out with a security issue, some nasty spam, creeping speed issues or a problem recovering if your hosting goes down.

But you do need to know what you are doing (from a technical perspective too).

or, WebClub Gold can do it for you

For a setup fee and then a monthly fee, we’ll monitor and review your site regularly and then carry out monthly maintenance for your peace of mind.

We’ll even do one ‘edit’ per month of your choosing in addition to the maintenance work.  That might be to rebuild a menu, setup a plugin, manage some configuration settings or more.  (An edit is not major development work – rather it’s something that might take around 30 minutes of an expert to do).

How much?

Year one (including the setup work) is £140 (£20 setup plus £10 per month).
After that it’s £120 per year.

Payment is in advance for a minimum of 6 months (e.g. £80 first payment then £60 six months later).

For that we think you get a lot – including the peace of mind that your website keeps running along nicely without any worries (or the need for technical knowhow on your part).

Don’t just take our word for it.  There are firms out there who offer this service for your WordPress website too – here’s just one example, WPmaintain.  If you visit their website here you’ll see they offer a similar maintenance service for just £360 per year for charities.  Perhaps they do more, but we think you’ll want to save some money and have a local service supplied by VANEL instead!

Note: WebClub members can knock £25 off the fee. On the flipside, groups buying WebClub Gold maintenance automatically get WebClub membership too.

Extras…

Not WordPress?  If you have a Joomla or Drupal site we can also offer the service, but there is a +£60 extra fee per year.
If you’d like to add in an extra ‘edit’ per month, then we call it WebClub Gold+ and it adds +£50 per year to the fee.
Got more than one website needing maintaining?  The setup fee stays the same for each (we have some work to do in advance to get your site ready to be maintained) but there’s a potential discount for each site (depending upon the complexity of the site). i.e. one site = £140year one, two sites £250 year one.  All open to discussion.

What next?

If you have a website that you’d like maintaining, just contact Karl Elliott at VANEL for a discussion around suitability, needs and pricing.

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