Orange Ambition Design

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In the Way That Works for You

Let me ask you this, “Would you even consider cutting your own hair?”


Yes, I know, that seems like a left field question. But it’s in the same ball park for me as the, “Well, what am I paying my designer a maintenance fee every month for?”


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Inevitably during every class I teach about building a website, my beginners class, the question comes up about what they are paying their designers a monthly maintenance fee for. They take a look at the process during class and are stunned to find out how simple it is to maintain their WordPress websites. But it’s a matter of, if you’re not willing to learn, or you don’t have time to learn to do it yourself, you need to pay someone to do it.

Now, I don’t mean to downplay it during classes.  It’s like cutting your own hair.  First, that takes knowledge. Second, it takes confidence. Knowledge breeds confidence though. I do know a couple of people who are brave and knowledgable enough to cut their own hair. And I’m here to tell you that if you’re willing and have the time to invest in educating yourself, you can also save money on maintenance fees for your website.

I don’t mean to tell you that your designer or website builder is not worth the money.  They are! Every cent! Every month.  Because they have invested in their education and practised their craft. And they know what to do when something goes wrong. I say that because eventually, something will go wrong…an update may break your website, accidentally changing a line of code will create chaos in your design. Your website guru will know exactly what to do though.  And that’s worth paying for if you don’t have the time or inclination to educate yourself.

Everything in life and business comes at a cost. The investment of your marketing budget into a maintenance plan for your website might be the right choice for you. But if you’re not willing to invest those marketing dollars, then it’s time to educate yourself and learn how to do it. Oh, and how much is your time worth? That needs to factor into the decision as well.


So, what do your maintenance fees cover?

Well, that’s a difficult question that only your designer can answer. Take a look at your contract or agreement and see what it is that they’re doing for you for that money. Does it cover hosting? Well, that’s an expense straight out of their pocket that as business owners, they need to recoup. A good designer or agency will at very least be providing backups, processing updates, and ensuring that your website doesn’t crash after an update. Your contract may cover SEO techniques, analytic reports, maintaining an offline copy of your website for emergency purposes and testing. You might even have an agreement in place where they upload and edit content for you.

The important thing is knowing what value they provide for you. Each of the things associated with owning and maintaining a website take time and expertise.

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Customer Testimonials

Sherry is very capable, diligent and a bundle of information. I have and will continue to refer her to others. 

Phil H

Owner, Advantage Home Health Solutions

Anytime I have required assistance with my website Sherry has always been able to make the changes or provide me with advice that is very helpful.
David P

Author, Self-Publisher

When I was first introduced to Sherry at Orange Ambition, I was frustrated, disillusioned and stuck. My previous experiences with others designers left me feeling helpless and totally reliant on them, their ideas and their schedule. Sherry, was a like a breath of fresh air in my world. Working with her given me back my inspiration, creativity and vision. I feel empowered again. Another huge bonus, is that she is making suggestion that save me money. I highly recommend giving Orange Ambition Web Design for all your web design needs. Thank you, Sherry, I love working with you!

Carolynne M.

Owner, Living Life In Joy

Its been 5 months since I last posted a Review and I just have to post another one because in those 5 months Sherry has been able to mentor and teach me how to get our Ranking up to Number 1 with SEO on Google… Tonight when I went on google and searched in the Red Deer Area we were officially in Number 1 Spot on the Map. Her advice has helped us tremendously!! If you haven’t called Sherry yet WHY NOT?! She’s amazing and has helped us save so much money, while getting the most out of our Website!! Thank You Orange Ambition !!

Kayla C

Owner, West Country Pump & Filtration

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Affordable Plans & Pricing

We have plans and packages to suit every size business and needs. And with billing by the minute, you’ll only pay for what you use and use every minute you pay for. We’re not lawyers, so we don’t charge like them. Prcing starts at $98/hour. Discounts available on package pricing.

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No charge stage hosting for your project for 30 days during the build and design phase. You’ll be able to check in and see the progress of your website build. Once your project is complete, we’ll help you get set up with affordable web hosting that suits your project and your budget.

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