Should You Update Your Own Web Site or Hand It Over to the Pros?

Help me decide how to update my websiteOwning a website shouldn’t mean headaches, hassle and extra payroll or you working at midnight to update your web site

If you want to update the site yourself, we can build your web site with that option, create an Admin Login and provide training for you or your staff.

If you’ve tried using available in-house labor and it’s becoming a disappointing time-sink, contact us. For a reasonable, cost-effective, monthly investment, we can keep your website looking professional and fresh for your targeted audience.

If you have better things to do than manage your website…let us help!

If your idea of fun isn’t spending hours updating and optimizing your web site, formatting, figuring out HTML spacing, sizing images and chasing around graphics, you’ve come to the right place.

We handle the technical aspects for you such as server setup, security, backups, domain routing and monitoring – so you can spend your time not worrying about your website.

Our web team can usually do in 10 or 15 minutes what it might take you hours to figure out…

Amber Package
$30per month for websites with modest traffic or minimal pages
  • Perfect for Small Businesses or Organizations requiring Infrequent Updates
  • Premium Monitored Web Hosting
  • 24/7 Website Security Monitoring
  • Nightly Backups
  • Domain Name Renewal Monitoring
  • 5 business day response time (or less) for web maintenance requests
  • Up to 15 minutes of updates to the website per month
  • 2 E-mail addresses on your website domain name
  • Web Stats You Can Access
Onyx Package
$55per month for web sites with growing traffic
  • Excellent for Small or Mid-Size Businesses or Organizations requiring Regular Monthly Updates
  • Premium Monitored Web Hosting
  • 24/7 Website Security Monitoring
  • Nightly Backups
  • Domain Name Renewal Monitoring
  • 3 business day response time (or less) for web maintenance requests
  • Up to 45 minutes of updates to the website per month
  • Monthly Communication with Web Site Owner and Reminders of Web Content Updates
  • 2 E-mail Addresses on your website domain name
  • Web Stats You Can Access
Ruby Package
$85per month for established sites with significant traffic
  • Ideal for Mid-size Businesses or Organizations with Weekly Updates such as Specials, Calendars, or Time-Critical Items
  • Premium Monitored Web Hosting
  • 24/7 Website Security Monitoring
  • Nightly Backups
  • Domain Name Renewal Monitoring
  • 2 business day response time (or less) for web maintenance requests
  • Up to 90 minutes of updates to the website per month (on average) or E-mail Blasts
  • Weekly Communication with Web Site Owner and Reminders of Web Content Updates
  • 2 E-mail Addresses on your website domain name
  • Web Stats You Can Access
  • Communication with Client & Web Marketing Advice
Sapphire Package
$175per month for priority weekly updates on higher-traffic sites
  • Supreme Solution for Mid-Size or Larger Businesses or Organizations requiring Time-Critical Updates Every Few Days
  • Premium Monitored Web Hosting
  • 24/7 Website Security Monitoring
  • Nightly Backups
  • Domain Name Renewal Monitoring
  • Priority response time for web maintenance requests, usually 1 business day or less
  • Up to 4+ hours of updates to the website per month(on average) or E-mail Blasts
  • Weekly Communication with Web Site Owner and Reminders of Web Content Updates
  • 4 E-mail Addresses on your website domain name
  • Web Stats You Can Access
  • Communication with Client & Web Marketing Advice
  • Ongoing Search Engine Optimization of Web Content
  • Monitoring of Google & Bing Web Stats
Emerald Package
$250+per month for Custom Maintenance Package
  • You Can Have It All!
  • For any Business or Organization that relies heavily on its web presence and requires frequent updates several times per week or seasonally
  • Premium Monitored Web Hosting
  • 24/7 Website Security Monitoring
  • Nightly Backups
  • Domain Name Renewal Monitoring
  • Priority response time for web maintenance requests, usually 1 business day or less
  • As many hours of updates to the website per month as required
  • Monthly E-mail Blasts or as many as you need
  • 5 E-mail Addresses on your website domain name [more are available at additional cost]
  • Web Stats You Can Access
  • Web Marketing Advice, Suggestions and Trends
  • Monitoring of Google & Bing Web Stats
  • Monitoring of Business Listing Details & Photos on Google & Bing
  • Frequent Communication with Web Site Owner and Reminders of Web Content Updates
  • Ongoing Search Engine Optimization of Web Content

Websites built by Blue Heron are required to be hosted on our premium servers.
All maintenance beyond your hosting plan will be logged or charged per hour in 15 minute increments.
Hosting plan included monthly maintenance does not roll over.
Ask about NFP [Not for Profit or 501(c)3 Special Pricing].

What Kind of Updates Will I Need?

Blue Heron Webs can take care of monthly web maintenance such as:

  • Adding or removing text
  • Photos or Carousel Slider images (rotator images)
  • E-mail Marketing Blasts for Specials, Special Events, Promotions, News etc.
  • Links, Resources or PDF Documents
  • Staff & Team Changes
  • Calendar Updates
  • Minutes or Agendas
  • Scores
  • News, Blog Posts, or Stories
  • Facebook Updates
  • Job Opportunities
  • and more!

When to Let the Pros Do It

  • You site looks great and you want to keep it that way.
  • You don’t have the time to learn the skills. The more sophisticated and complex your website looks, the more skills are needed to update it.
  • You need timely updates done professionally but cannot sacrifice your time or staff time to do it during the business day.
  • You don’t want to spend your evenings figuring out web site architecture.
  • You just want to send updates in an email or text and know it’s being handled.

When to Do All or Some Web Updates In-House

  • You have a lot of time on your hands.
  • You’re willing to spend time and money obtaining the training you need to keep your site looking professional.
  • You have professional software to handle graphics and images and you know how to use it.
  • Your website requires immediate updates on a frequent or daily basis.

Note: hosting prices may be slightly higher than shown if you have CMS, embedded outside content feeding to site, computational databases or other interactive features.