Changing to a Different Web Provider Can Be Tricky – Make Sure You are Prepared
Unfortunately, there comes a time in nearly every business owners life where they have to part ways with their old web designer/developer and switch to a new provider. Does the following story sound familiar to you?
My web designer did a great job initially setting up my website. Now, suddenly, he/she is too busy and I can’t get them to do anything for me. They don’t even respond to my emails. I’m tired of dealing with this person and need to switch to a more attentive web person.
I hear this story all of the time. It’s a problem you as a business owner should never have to face (but you likely will face it). To top it all off, there’s a level of fear behind these stories. You’ve invested time, money, and effort into building your online presence. Your current web person quite likely has ALL the keys to your existing online presence. They do in fact have sufficient power to take you offline at any moment. Or worse.
So how do you switch to a new web person without risking everything you’ve built online to date? [Read more…]