WordPress Bees

Freelance WordPress Website Developer

WordPress for Business

tablet-full-leftYour WordPress website is an integral tool in your marketing arsenal – it’s your always open shop window, your online representative that never sleeps, and a platform designed to turn visitors into purchasing customers.

But what if you don’t have the time or expertise to keep on top of the improvements that you want to make? What do you do?

Technical help and WordPress support for your flourishing business.

I’m the go-to guy who ensures that your website is working as hard as it can – keeping it up, running and, perhaps most importantly, full of the features that foster visitor conversions.

This is a partnership, we work together, where I improve your site over time, and where you’re left to concentrate on the important stuff – such as growing your business, expanding your customer base and improving your profit margins.

WordPress Support for Marketing and Editorial Teams

hat-leftI work (and have worked) with many marketing and editorial teams to help them make the most of their WordPress websites. Over time I’ve crafted a number of monthly retainers that suit most people’s needs, most of that time. Be that adhoc amends to existing site content, creating new sections for events, featured news, downloads and whitepapers, integrating WordPress with MailChimp, CRM systems, accounting systems, updating site content and blog posts and much, much more …

The three plans I offer are listed below. The retainer I would recommend for you depends very much on what goals you have for your business and your team, so Id encourage you to get in touch and we can plan what needs to happen to get you from where you are now, to where you want to be (sometimes called Roadmapping).

Small Plan - £30 per calendar month.

I'll ensure that your site stays up-to-date and secure. This plan includes daily website backups to an external server, nightly security scanning, weekly WordPress Core and Plugin updates, uptime monitoring free backup recovery (should the worst happen) and 20% off my hourly rate for any additional development required.

Business Plan - £90 p.c.m.

Everything in Small Plan, including... daily website backups to an external server, nightly security scanning, weekly WordPress Core and Plugin updates, uptime monitoring free backup recovery (should the worst happen) and 20% off my hourly rate for any additional development required.
Plus 2 hours of hands-on development time included each month.

Partner Plan - £450 p.c.m.

Everything in Small Plan, including... daily website backups to an external server, nightly security scanning, weekly WordPress Core and Plugin updates, uptime monitoring free backup recovery (should the worst happen) and 20% off my hourly rate for any additional development required.
Plus 8 hours of hands-on development time included each month.
Proactive advice and ideas to improve the performance of your website.
Tasks can be split between multiple websites.

Ad-hoc Hourly Support/Development - £50 per hour

Superior WordPress development billed on an hourly basis for those small, ad-hoc projects and tasks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you always be available? How do I know you wont disappear like the last guy?

To be frank, that’s not my style. This is my business, it’s not my side-gig. I take it as seriously as you take your business. Plus, I’ve got form .. just look at some of my past clients.

What is the cancellation policy?

Plans run month to month. I’d suggest an initial stretch of three months to kick-off but really you can cancel at anytime from the day after payment (for that month) is taken, right up until the day before your next payment is due.

You’ll be paying for my help and support for the upcoming month. In exceptional circumstances, part month refunds would be issued if the plan was cancelled within the first week of a new billing cycle.

Is this just for large pieces of work?

My three maintenance plans cover all gamuts of work, larger pieces of work would suit the larger Partner Plan, but I’ll always work with you to identify the most suitable WordPress maintenance plan based on your business goals.

Will you need access to my server/hosting account?

Once the contracts are signed and sealed, I would need access to your server. Typically gaining access via sFTP login details and/or CPanel login details.

How will I know you’re working on my tasks?

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Scheduling is not my only secret weapon, I also rely on Basecamp too! Basecamp is a project management tool through which I provide frequent communication and total transparency on the tasks being worked upon. When we work together there should never be a time where you’re thinking, I wonder what Chris is up to today? .. unless Im on holiday, in which case the answer is most probably “wrangling my kids and sipping piña coladas”.

These Plans seem mighty expensive!

Im a skilled WordPress developer and have cut my teeth working on hundreds of WordPress websites. When you hire me you’re not hiring a junior developer who will learn on the job, you’re hiring someone with bags of experience, a developer who can make better changes faster than many other freelance WordPress developers. My role is fundamentally to give you value and I feel the three plans are priced with this in mind.

These Plans seem too cheap, where’s the value?

Im cheaper than most agencies because I don’t have their overheads, plus Im based in the north of England and a sensible distance outside of a major city. These savings in my cost of living I pass directly onto you so you get lots more bang for your buck.

Isn’t WordPress just for Blogs?

Not anymore. WordPress is an incredibly powerful and flexible Content Management System, currently used by almost a quarter of all websites online.

Will you work with our existing code? Are you happy taking over a project?

Absolutely. Sure, I prefer to roll my own, but I frequently work and extend existing custom code and third-party plugins.

Who will own the site (code) once you’ve finished working?

That would be you. If Im taking over a project then the code would already be yours, whilst if Im creating some new functionality from scratch, once the bills are settled and the project is complete, you would retain full ownership.

  • Chris
  • was
  • recommended
  • to
  • me
  • in
  • 2011
  • as
  • a
  • first
  • rate
  • WordPress
  • developer.
  • On
  • the
  • projects
  • I
  • have
  • used
  • his
  • services,
  • I
  • have
  • found
  • him
  • to
  • be
  • very
  • responsive
  • and
  • able
  • to
  • turn-round
  • and
  • deliver
  • sometimes
  • awkward
  • projects,
  • on
  • time
  • and
  • to
  • budget.
  • This
  • coupled
  • with
  • his
  • easy-going
  • nature
  • and
  • can-do
  • philosophy,
  • ensures
  • that
  • Chris
  • is
  • at
  • the
  • top
  • of
  • my
  • WP
  • developers
  • list
~ Nick Walter

Our site must be responsive and work on mobiles, is that a problem?

I’ve been working with responsive websites for over five years. Every site I work on these days is optimised for viewing on many different devices including phones and tablets.

Will the work you do be search engine optimised?

Wherever possible the sites I work on will be tweaked and optimised to improve their performances within the major search engines. Im no longer a search engine optimiser, but I do still like to add value wherever I can.

Do you accept credit cards?

Payment Plans are currently settled via invoice. But watch this space.

Can you provide on-going email support?

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It doesn’t have to end when the deal is done and the training is delivered. I can become an integral part of your team, virtually. I can take care of your specific WordPress development needs, and I can communicate with your team, manage deadlines, and understand your goals and work proactively to meet them. In all, I can ensure that your WordPress website is working as hard as it can for you, and that it always evolves to meet your needs – today, tomorrow and well into the future.

Tell me how I can help you ...

Tell me about your project and your goals

  • Chris'
  • expertise
  • combined
  • with
  • his
  • incredible
  • customer
  • service
  • has
  • exceeded
  • our
  • expectations
~ Richard Vernon
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