How much should I pay for website maintenance?
This is one of the most common questions we are asked…
After your website has been created, maintaining that website is a complex task, that involves decision making regarding design, branding, marketing, and content. One of the most common questions we are asked is: How much should I spend on website maintenance? The answer is not so simple though. The price varies and is contingent on a number of factors. It mostly depends on what maintenance of your website will entail, the total number of hours, and time-frame needed to do the maintenance.
Most businesses gladly choose to outsource their website maintenance to a third party, so that they are able to focus on running their company or nonprofit. However, this cost can also vary, depending on whether your maintenance provider bills you by the minute or rounds the cost up on a weekly or monthly basis.
I would like to make an important distinction though: major changes to a website, whether it is design or development, normally cannot be included in a maintenance fee, because the scope of these changes varies so much. Furthermore, while hourly billing is popular, the maintenance required for a project can often be based on a flat rate in order to ensure that a project does not exceed a certain budgetary amount, which is most cases, saves YOU money.
Another aspect to consider is how quickly your company or nonprofit wants changes to occur. In addition, the amount of content that you are able to generate or the amount of content that is generated by the maintenance provider will also influence the cost of website maintenance. The volume of the website and the software needed to complete maintenance are other factors that will influence cost.
Overall, the cost of website maintenance can vary, but it is absolutely vital for the growth of your business or nonprofit. Manna Interactive offers discounted short-term, mid-term, and long-term website maintenance packages.
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