website maintenance

June 10, 2020 Business Strategy

18 Reasons Website Maintenance and Planned Updates Are Important

As 95% of our development business revolves around WordPress retainers, the topic of ongoing updates and recurring contracts comes up during every presales call. Working with clients who switch agencies is easier (as they already understand the benefits of a technical partnership), but site rebuilds are often a challenge in that department. And the most

February 3, 2017 Community

Talking WordPress Retainers and Selling to SMEs With Curtis McHale

My friend Curtis has been innovating in the sales and marketing space for WordPress consulting for years, and he’s¬†literally just started selling his latest book “Finding and Marketing To your Niche“. His content is top-notch and I’ve personally been following his blog closely for quite some time now. That said, we’ve been talking with Curtis

January 5, 2017 Business

Why Are Estimates Challenging For Custom Development Work?

I’ve been browsing and replying on Quora over the holidays and one of the questions made me think deeper about the estimation challenges when quoting custom development work: At DevWP I’ve already¬†blogged about why I avoid estimates and the reason we do provide retainer services for our ongoing accounts. I’m no stranger to budget constraints

September 15, 2015 Business

On WordPress Development Retainers

With over 40 people working at DevriX right now, we have revised our service solutions and focused on promoting a type of service that combines our recurring revenue goal with iterative development solutions for some of our clients. While we do provide maintenance services, we realized that a development retainer would be incredibly useful for most of our leads. This month