Let us worry about the technical things so you can work on achieving your goals.

Websites are not a "set and forget" kind of thing, they require security, backups, updates, and maintenance to remain effective. Launching your new website is only the beginning.

hosting

Hosting

We take care of all the hosting details for you to keep things running fast as possible.

security

Security

Stuff happens! We're prepared. We monitor and secure your site and keep backups just in case.

updates

Updates

There are lots of parts that make up your website, we'll keep it running smoothly and up to date. 

Basic (for standard sites)

$107 / month

  • Website hosting
  • Security monitoring
  • Malware removal
  • Weekly backups
  • WordPress core updates
  • Theme updates
  • Plugin updates
  • Video training library
  • Email support
  • * Premium plugin licenses
Advanced (for ecommerce, membership, advanced sites)

$229 / month

  • Website hosting
  • Security monitoring
  • Malware removal
  • Weekly backups
  • WordPress core updates
  • Theme updates
  • Plugin updates
  • Video training library
  • Email support
  • * Premium plugin licenses
  • Monthly consultation call

Does my website really need maintenance?

Your website is a very important part of your business message and it should be monitored, secured and updated at all times to ensure a great first impression. Below are a few commonly asked questions. Contact us if you have any other questions on why web maintenance is important.

Presales Questions

The internet is a great way to tell people about your business and if we’re going to create a great tool for you with which to do that, don’t you think you should continue to nurture it? 

Websites these days can be made up of many parts and each of those parts will require updates to ensure the best experience for your customers. Also, with regular analysis of your traffic, there should be changes in you site’s content to remain fresh and relevant.

In the event that you more time, we will submit a separate quote for approval. This time will be charged at our support rate of $65 per hour.

Yes, our plans are for sites we build or redesign but we welcome new clients looking to build a business relationship with dedicated support.

We would first need to do a thorough site evaluation to make us aware of any potential issues. We call this evaluation a Site Audit, think of it as a home inspection before buying a house. The Site Audit is $250 and will provide a thorough analysis of your website. 

After Purchase

When your site goes live we will provide you with an email and PDF containing the URL and usernames you need to access your website. 

Your website dashboard will also contain a link to video training that is always accessible and covers a variety of topics, including how to use your page builder. 

We would love to promise that our sites won’t be hacked or have any issues but that’s not realistic. 

The goal with the plans is preventative care but we know stuff happens. In those cases we will correct the issue as quickly as we can. We do maintain backups of all our sites and we are experienced at quickly restoring sites. 

Email is our preferred method but we know that sometimes you need to just bounce ideas off someone and that’s best done on the phone or with a video call, that’s what consulting calls are for.

Consulting calls are reserved for our "advanced" clients. They help us set a path for growth and improvements to your website. Let’s make the most of the consulting calls!

Have questions?

Design Services

ONE TIME

Branding Package
$250

Branding Guide

Social Media Covers (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube)

Business Card Design

Print Letterhead

ADD ON

Marketing Starter
$59/month

1 Social Graphic (3 sizes)

4 Blog Post Graphics (1 a week)

30-minutes of Daily Tasks (see FAQ)

ADD ON

Business Growth
$249/month

1 Social Graphic (3 sizes)

8 Blog Post Graphics (2 a week)

1 Landing Page or Newsletter Design

1 Infographic or Presentation Template Design

Who does this work for?

In 1996, Bill Gates wrote an essay called "Content is King." It was true then and it's true today. Search engine optimization (SEO) techniques for websites is an ever-changing landscape. People are always trying to game the system but nowadays Google is smart and the best way to attract traffic to your site is by having great content.

Cress Consulting's monthly Design Services are best suited for those businesses that are serious about creating content on a regular basis.

If you're a small company that doesn't have in-house designers, then one of our monthly plans are probably a good fit for you.

Here are some examples of a good fit:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Startups
  • Small businesses
  • Content marketers
  • Community managers
  • Social media & events managers
  • Bloggers
  • Coaches
  • Influencers
  • Churches, gyms, trainers of various types

Who doesn't this work for?

  • If you are a designer and you love to design then Cress Consulting Design Services are probably not a good fit for you.
  • If you're a big business with a ton of design needs or just have the occasional one-off task, Cress Consulting Design Services are probably not a good fit for you.
  • If you are a company that does not already have a logo/brand identity, Cress Consulting Design Services are probably not a good fit for you.
Design Service FAQs

We don't create PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google slide decks but we can design and output the necessary graphics that you'll need for those applications. 

A branding guide is a great place to start before building your website because it contains your logo, colors, text, buttons, and how everything should be displayed for your business online. This is everything your webmaster and social media marketing folks need to ensure your brand stays intact. You'll see the logo on varied backgrounds and how buttons should appear, etc. 

The branding package is intended for companies that have an existing logo. If your company doesn't have a vector file of your logo or you just would like a slight refresh of your logo/branding, then the branding package is perfect for you!

A great use case for a branding package is for affiliate marketing programs. If your company logo is going to appear on other websites then you want to ensure those companies have the proper logos, colors, and fonts to accurately represent your company. 

Business cards and letterhead are still used these days so having these items professionally designed for you is a good idea. The branding package does not include printing though, just the design. 

Below is an example of a Branding Guide. It is delivered as a PDF. 

Great question! We use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign for all of our design projects so you'll receive the original Adobe file as well as an appropriate output, be it JPG, PNG, PDF, or whatever you specify that you require. 

Print services are not offered by Cress Consulting, just the design. The list below is an example of products you might want to have designed for your company. 

  • Business cards
  • Flyers, posters, catalogs
  • Brochures
  • Stationery
  • T-shirt Design
  • Packaging, labels, tags
  • Book & CD covers
  • Merchandise
  • Menu design
  • Print advertising
  • Gift cards, certificates
  • Coupons
  • Stickers 

Below is a list of things you may want designed for your company. The implementation of any design is not included in the price. Implementation of designs for your Cress Consulting hosted website will be completed at an hourly rate of $65 per hour.

Social Marketing services are not provided by Cress Consulting at this time.

  • Websites
  • Landing pages
  • Pop-up ads
  • Login screens
  • Web Reports
  • Social media graphics (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn)
  • Newsletter design
  • Email marketing banners
  • Banner ads
  • Blog post graphics
  • Infographics
  • Presentation graphics 

Daily tasks are some of those random little things you take for granted when working with images. The list below is an example of some common tasks we've encountered. 

We include 30 minutes of Daily Tasks in the Marketing Starter monthly package. How many daily tasks that can be completed varies because image conversion goes a lot faster than removing a background from an image. Once we have your content and instructions, we start the clock. 

  • Remove background from a picture
  • Add your logo to an existing photo
  • Tweak existing graphics
  • Photo editing or retouch
  • Resize/Cropping images
  • Reduce image file size
  • Convert file types (PNG to JPG, etc.)

Due to the nature of some content, we do have some limitations. The list below shows what is not included in Cress Consulting Design Services.

  • Video and animated graphics
  • Website or Application Code 
  • 3D/CAD design
  • UX (research, AB Tests, strategic decisions)
  • Heavy photo editing, compositing
  • Gaming or gambling apps/websites
  • Any illegal activity 
  • Pornography

We don't operate like a cell phone company, there are no roll-over graphics. If you don't use 8 blog post graphics a month, then you don't use 8 blog post graphics. Ideally, you have a content creation schedule and will know exactly what and how many of each thing you'll need. When you sign up for a monthly plan we will have this content planning discussion and provide a form for you to fill out to keep things on track. 

If the items in the plans don't suit your needs, please let us know and we can work something out. 

Here are a few companies that have trusted Cress Consulting to take care of their online presence.

PenPortfolios
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iG2
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We take security seriously

All the websites we maintain are monitored for attempted hacks, malware, and other malicious activity. If a vulnerability is discovered, it will be removed and your website restored at no extra charge to you.

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