I’m thinking about starting a one-man web agency using a page builder and WordPress to build simple websites for individuals and small companies.
But the handoff just scares the shit out of me and I’m wondering if WordPress is even ideal in the first place.
For starters, everything needs to be updated, and I don’t think the client expects that this is how a website works. Which leads to two scenarios.
1. I hook them on monthly support and update their website to keep it working smoothly. But now It’s suddenly impossible to just quit and leave my agency.
2. I let them be. The website works for as long as it does. If they need someone in the future they can contact someone else. They can also try to log in and fix it by themselves, which is bound to not only lead to a frustrated website owner who leaves a bad review, but their site could break altogether.
I’ve been contemplating if manually coding the website would be better as it probably wouldn’t break and that perhaps WordPress is a terrible deal for customers who wants a simple website.
And how do you walk away from it all? Someone will always need to maintain a WordPress website. Do you hand the customers over to someone else, or do you sell the agency? What do you do?
*”And how do you walk away from it all? Someone will always need to maintain a WordPress website. Do you hand the customers over to someone else, or do you sell the agency? What do you do?”*
You find someone else to take over. Either hire someone or sell the business. Not sure why you’re struggling with this. It’s the same for every business.