‘The Ultimate Website as a Service’
Has your fly-by-night web designer landed you with a website that’s attracting nothing but tumbleweed?
Don’t have the budget for an expensive agency? Worried that a ‘freebie’ website would look unprofessional?
Even if you had the technical skills, shouldn’t you be building your business or honing your craft instead of faffing about with technology all day?
Whether you’re an independent business, professional, musician, author or artist, to succeed today you need an audience.
Your audience will find you, appreciate what you have to offer, learn to trust you, and buy from you.
To reach your audience and to connect with them, you need a platform.
At the heart of your platform is your website
Your website is your HQ
It’s your little piece of digital real-estate that you own and control.
A Facebook page, Twitter or eBay account are fine. They might serve a purpose for you for a while, but they are not yours. They’re like rented space that can be changed or taken away from you at any time.
How do you get a website?
Traditionally you’ve had 3 options:
The expensive agency
Most agencies are looking for ever bigger clients and so charge too much for small independent businesses & solo-entrepreneurs.
It’s just not worth their while.
The random web designer
You may or may not get a ‘pretty’ website. Web design and digital marketing are completely different skill-sets.
Sadly, your ‘pretty’ website may never get seen by your audience.
Do-it-yourself (or freebies)
Ouch. Even if you’ve got the technical skills, do you really want to be spending all your time faffing about with technology?
And ‘free’ websites look so unprofessional as to drive people away.
Introducing the Website-as-a-Service
We understand that cash flow is super important for smaller independent companies, and solo-entrepreneurs. Equally, you don’t want to be locked-in to a long-term commitment.
Monthly plans start at £49 per month. No lock-in. We’ll even help you move your site when you’ve outgrown our service.
Frankly, your website is useless unless it can help you grow your audience. Let’s face it, it’s supposed to be a ‘marketing device’.
Your website will have lots of marketing bells-and-whistles built-in so you can start growing your audience from day one.
We appreciate that you want to free-up as much time as possible to focus on the big picture, growing your audience, and building your business, or impact.
We take care of all-things technical for you, from hosting to backups to security. Your website will go on getting better & better as time goes by – without you having to lift a finger.
Warning. This may not be for you if:
You’re well on the way to meeting your business or professional goals. You already have or don’t need a thriving and profitable audience. You have no desire or need to start a new business on the side, or in the near future.
You have the time and inclination to learn the technical (& digital marketing) skills required to build, and maintain your own website. Good for you! But, what’s your time worth? What are your goals & priorities?
You have technical & digital marketing teams who are on top of this complex and fast-developing field. They work closely with each other to make sure your website is helping you take advantage of all the latest opportunities.
Free-up your time to focus on the big picture, do what you do best and move toward your goals & dreams.
All Plans include
A ‘starter’ design of your choice from a growing range
(We only use professionally designed themes to get you started.)
A design that works beautifully on smartphones & tablets as well as on laptops & desktops
(A quarter of all internet traffic is over a phone or tablet & going up every day)
Concierge customisation: Just tell us what ‘design tweaks’ you want and we’ll do them for you
(A ‘design tweak’ is a small change like to a font or colour. The number of ‘design tweaks’ we can do for you per month depends on which plan you choose.)
Online ‘how-to’ video tutorials to help you get up-to-speed quickly
(Helps you get going with publishing your own content right away)
Easy tools for you to create & publish your own content: text, images, audio & video. Publishing & promoting the right content is the key to attracting & building trust with your audience.
(We use the industry-leading WordPress system which powers more than 20% of the world’s top websites.)
Online guidance on how to get your website to show up in searches by your audience
(SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is essential to getting your content in front of your target audience)
Your website is setup with the tools to help you turn visitors into customers, clients or fans. Email is still the most effective way to build trust & get people to take action: other than in-person.
(We’ll get you started by hooking-up your website with email database & opt-in forms)
Your website is setup to track what people are doing on your website: where they come from, what pages they visit etc.
(Simple insightful stats to help you keep upping your game)
(We optimise your website so that your visitors are not kept waiting for pages to load. This also helps get your website to show up higher in the search rankings.)
(We host your website on rock-solid servers in Europe, US or Japan. All plans include 2Gb of local storage for your content. Add more space for a nominal charge.)
(We go to great lengths to keep your site safe & secure against online attack)
(Just in case – so that should the worst happen we’ll be able to help you get back up-and-running)
(We’re here to help answer your questions via email on how to use your website to build your audience & your business)
We’ll even help you move your website somewhere else when you’ve outgrown our service
(Our job is done when you’re so successful you no longer need us)
The number of people on your team who can create & publish to your website will depend on which plan you choose
(Add additional users over your plan quota for £20 per user per month.)
Concierge customisation: The maximum number of ‘design tweaks’ we can do for you each month depends on which plan you choose
(Add credit at any time for an additional 3 ‘Design Tweaks’ for £49 – redeem those credits at any time. See Common Questions below to see examples of what we mean by ‘design tweaks’.)
Ready to extend as you grow – COMING SOON!
(We plan to add a range of powerful capabilities so you can offer podcasts, membership programs and other digital products to your audience. Watch this space!)
Yes. If you can use Microsoft Word, Pages for Mac (or other popular word processing tools) then you’ll find it easy to create & publish articles and other content on your website.
Will I have control over the way my website looks & feels?
Yes. Start by choosing from a growing selection of professionally designed themes. Then make your site unique by adding your own content & asking us to make ‘design tweaks’.
What if I want to stop using BuzzIndie?
No problem. Just tell us and we’ll download all your data for you. Alternatively, we can help you move the whole site somewhere else.
Yes. Your website will automatically reconfigure itself to look great on a PC, Mac, phone or tablet. This is essential today when half of all websites are visited on-the-go.
What is a ‘design tweak’?
You can ask us to make minor changes to the look & feel of your website whenever you want.We’ll do things like change fonts and colours or upload a logo.
What technology do you use?
We use the industry standard self-hosted WordPress framework plus rock-solid premium themes & plug-ins. We take of it all so you don’t have to lift a finger.