Wondering why you should hire a Webflow Designer for (ongoing) site maintenance work? You'll find the answer to this question, plus some helpful hints and tips in this blog article.
As a Webflow Designer I don't only build new, custom sites, but also offer website maintenance services. In this post I highlight why you would even need help with site maintenance for a Webflow site, what kind of maintenance services could make sense for your site, as well as how to best engage with a Designer offering site maintenance.
Why would you need help with site maintenance at all? Everyone tells you Webflow sites are easy to maintain – especially compared to Wordpress ones. And that's true in a way. There are no plugins to update, and no security updates to take care of. Backups are also something you don't have to do manually as Webflow backs up your entire site automatically and you can go back to a previous version at any time. So what kind of maintenance work is there to do? I can only speak from my own experience, but most of the clients who need help with their existing Webflow site usually need assistance in one or more of the following areas:
As you can see there are lots of tasks that can be taken care of by a seasoned Webflow Professional. "But why wouldn't I just do these things myself?" I hear you say. Theoretically you can of course do any of these things yourself, however consider this:
So how to best work with a Webflow Designer for getting regular maintenance work done? First it's best to establish if the Designer you have gotten in contact with actually offers help with maintenance work. Some Designers focus on new site builds only. Also check how the Designer likes to charge for his services. There are Designers who are happy to bill hourly, others however offer a fixed rate for a certain set of changes or site updates. For regular work, maintenance agreements can also be beneficial. Communication is important to consider as well. How will you communicate with each other? Email, Slack or Microsoft Teams? Will your Designer publish the required changes on your staging domain first and only push these live once you have given approval? How soon can you expect new features to be implemented? In a future article I will outline my way of working with clients when doing Webflow maintenance work, so stay tuned for that!
Hope this article has helped you in figuring out if a Designer could be great for helping you with your existing Webflow site. If you have any questions in regards to Webflow maintenance work or if you need help with your site, don't hesitate to get in touch!
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