As a Business Owner Why Hire Wowsers Web Design to Maintain Your Website?
“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”
Would you lay the foundation for your new home yourself? Would you hire a novice to rebuild your vehicle’s engine? The majority of us would hire an expert to ensure that we get the best results possible. Why should your business’s or brand’s online representation be any different? Your online presence should illustrate what you want the world to see.
When you hire someone to build a website for you, most website developers will give you two options, either you can manage your website yourself after they have done the initial build or you can hire them to maintain the website going forward. Even if you feel confident that you can manage your own website, here are some drawbacks to keep in mind before deciding to maintain your website on your own.
SAVE VALUABLE TIME: As a business owner, you should be focusing your time on your business and selling your products and services. Not wasting your time trying to figure out code or how to add content to your website. Hiring an experienced website manager can save you time, and really, we all know time is MONEY.
When you use a website manager you can give them re-occurring tasks that they will accomplish automatically. And whenever you need a change you can simply send them a quick email rather than learn how to use new software.
PROTECT AND SECURE YOUR WEBSITE: If you haven’t been hearing about all the security breaches lately, where have you been? Website security and cybersecurity should be a top priority for any business owner in the digital age. When you manage a website yourself you aren’t getting all the security features you might otherwise get when you allow an expert to take over.
For example, most website managers will pull regular backups of your website just in case your website should ever be hacked. Website managers will also update plugins appropriately to prevent hackers from getting in through outdated software. A website manager is also there to monitor your website for suspicious activity, alert you, and fix any security problems should they arise.
I have clients ask me all the time “Why would someone even want to hack my website?”. The answer is, hackers don’t discriminate. They are looking for any information they can get their hands on. This could be something as innocent as your client email list, phone numbers, etc. Even if you aren’t taking credit cards on your website you hold the keys to other valuable information hackers can use to steal someone’s identity or worse.