My name is RJ and I will be in charge of ensuring your website is secure and properly maintained.
Odds are that I have been in the same situation as you…a small business owner that understands the importance of their website but does not have the time to properly maintain it.
While it IS possible to manage the website yourself, it can take anywhere from 5-10 hours a week to ensure your business website is secure and properly maintained. And this is if everything is running smoothly. If your website is attacked you may as well block off a few days to fix the issue yourself, or spend hundreds...if not thousands...of dollars finding a developer to do this for you.
I encountered the same issue in the early 2000s. The website for my consulting business was hacked. I was shocked. Some malware found its way into my website and started to display pharmaceutical ads/links throughout the site. My website was flagged as a spam site and was on its way to being blacklisted by Google and Yahoo (remember them?). I ended up having to rebuild the website and have it maintained (which was around $750/month) until I sold the business.
Keep in mind that this was 10+ years ago when hacking/malware was still in its infancy stage. Knowing what I know now, I shudder at the thought of not having at least the basic level protection.
During the past decade, most of our focus was designing and developing WordPress websites for small to medium-sized businesses. As we worked with more and more companies, we noticed something that the business owners and managers have in common; while they understand the importance of having a WordPress website to promote their business, they just do not have the time to manage it.
Sound familiar? It sure did to us.
Many owners assume having a website is enough, and unfortunately that won't cut it in today's business world. WordPress websites can be powerful ally for the business, and in order for it to be one the website must be cared for on a continuous basis.
What is meant by "cared for" and "continuous basis"? Not as difficult was one might assume. The main things are backing up the website and updating the core, plugins, and theme. The performance and security components also need to be cared for since they are increasingly important in today's world of websites.
Sounds simple enough, but who has time to do all this?
We spent the past few years researching and identifying ways to provide the best website maintenance and security service at affordable prices. Some of the technology vendors include Amazon Web Services and Google, names that are synonymous with organizations that focus on cutting edge and quality products.
By aligning ourselves with the services of these world class companies, we created WP Web Scout. A division solely focused on helping business owners secure and support their website.
That's great, but at what cost? Don't worry, it's not close to the $750-$1500/month rates we have seen. As a matter of fact, our plans are just a fraction of those rates...without sacrificing the quality of your service.
Take a look at some of our packages. We are pretty sure you will find one suited for your needs. If not, we can also customize one for you.
One more thing...most hackers use automated tools to find vulnerable websites, and their systems are working all the time. There’s a good chance they’ll find your website, even if your business is a small cleaning company that only serves your neighborhood.
There are 30,000+ websites being hacked every day… and that number continues to grow.
And guess what…
Smaller companies are attractive because they tend to have weaker online security. To a hacker, that translates into reams of sensitive data behind a door with an easy lock to pick, according to Inc.com.
As a result…
71% Of Malware Attacks Are
Aimed At Small Companies,
According To Webpagefx.
Here’s what will happen if you don’t secure your website properly:
- You have to spend thousands of dollars to fix your mistakes. FYI, one malware attack causes an average of ~$8,700 impact to a small business.
- You’ll lose money because your customers will no longer feel safe in your site. And yet, Google will prevent them from visiting your site if they think your website has been hacked or injected with malware.