We know that lots of the parent bloggers in the Tots100 community LOVE writing – but they’re not so keen on the nuts and bolts of blogging technology.
If you’re mystified by back-ups and plug-ins, depressed by databases and stressed out by self-hosting, we’re here to help.
Expert Help, When You Need It
We’ve been chatting with the web monkeys and think it’s time we shared THEIR expertise with you, our lovely members.
So we’ve put together a menu of services that are available exclusively to Tots100 members, at affordable prices.
We can help bloggers to make that move to self-hosted, overhaul a tired-looking blog or simply give your existing blog a thorough MOT.
- Full consultation before we start work so we understand what you need
- Guaranteed service from a fully-insured, professional developer
- Optional custom installations of WordPress (rather than one-click)
- Follow-up email support for 30 days
Of course, we’re still here to help bloggers who are confident to tackle tech challenges on their own – we’ve got stacks of tutorials, videos and demos, with more to come and we encourage all of our members to HAVE A GO first at doing something yourself. You can do more than you think!
But if self-service is NOT your bag, then we offer you the opportunity to have a professional developer that we recommend do the job for you, quickly and safely.
We’re offering three levels of service depending on what you need:
PACKAGE A: GET ME A NEW BLOG!
What we’ll do: We will export all the content from your old blog (any platform), and install it onto a new self-hosted WordPress blog. We will set up your new blog with a new theme, tweak the layout and header image to your requirements, add links to your social media accounts, and add up to three plug-ins from our recommended plug-in menu. We’ll then import your content, set up your blog for optimum SEO, create a sitemap, and ensure you’re connected to Google Analytics. All you need to worry about is what to blog next!
What it costs: This service costs £120 including VAT for Tots100 members. The fee does not cover domain, hosting and theme costs, which need to be bought before the migration can be carried out. If you’d like a custom header, you’ll need to supply images for this. We will send you simple instructions on purchasing all of these items, and our recommendations.
What you get: A brand new WordPress blog with theme, header, social media links, plug-ins and SEO all set-up and ready to go.
PACKAGE B: MAKE OVER MY BLOG!
What we’ll do: Bored of your WordPress blog? This service includes adding a new theme and header to your blog, creating and adding new social media buttons and up to three new sidebar buttons. We will also update all existing plug-ins and do a full back-up of your blog. We’ll ensure your SEO is sparkling, ensure you have a sitemap, and submit it to Google for you. If you want a custom header, you’ll need to supply the images for this.
What it costs: This service costs £90 including VAT for Tots100 members. The fee doesn’t cover the cost of buying a new theme, although if you want to buy one, we’re happy to add it!
What you get: A new look for your WordPress blog including new theme, new header, new social media buttons, new sidebar buttons PLUS updated plug-ins, an SEO check-up, sitemap and full site/database back-up.
Package C: The mini MOT
What we’ll do: Maybe you’re happy with how your blog looks, but you’re not sure if you need to tinker around to make it run better. This service means we will back-up your blog, update all plug-ins and optimise your site for SEO. We’ll also provide you with some recommendations for improving the performance of your site – from speeding up load times to identifying alternative plug-ins, or boosting your SEO.
What it costs: This service costs £72 including VAT for Tots100 members.
What you get: A faster, more secure and more reliable blog thanks to improved load times, improved SEO structure, updated plug-ins, theme and WordPress software and a full blog back-up PLUS a report with key recommended actions.
If you’d like to work with Tots100 to give your blog an MOT or a makeover, complete the form below to book your slot today!
If you’re not sure what package is best for you, read this post for more details of how exactly each package works – and what is included – before you book.
Once we have received your order, we will be in touch to give you a date for your service – there are limited slots available each month, but we aim to process all bookings within eight weeks. You can book a service in advance – just let us know your preferred date/month when you book. Otherwise, bookings will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you’re not sure what package is right for you, are unsure about any of the package details, or just want to know whether we can do something a bit more bespoke for you, then feel free to leave a comment, or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!