I have a website that I build 100% myself for one of my own businesses, but I’m having a handful of performance issues with it and no longer the time to maintain the site. Basically I want to retire from maintaining updates, performance and so on and pay someone to do it to free up some time. It’s a blog / ecommerce mix. By the way the site is build with very popular “off the rack” plugins and theme, nothing custom or too obscure.
I’d like to hand over the technical maintenance and I only want to focus on the content, i.e. blog posts, shop products, translations. I’m wondering what would be the best strategy to find a developer or agency to maintain the website and optimize it. From my local search it seems everyone is only focused on building new custom sites from scratch. How would you approach this? Outline a single issue and find a developer for it, or consult an agency/developer/freelancer about long term support for the whole site?
I feel like no one wants to take over an existing site with a theme other than their own, but might be wrong.
Maybe it’s better to hire someone for a single task rather than handing the site over, what do you think?
I also found a small local agency that does offer to analyze existing sites, but their portfolio was pretty awful looking on the other hand.
Thanks in advance. Let me know if my question isn’t clear enough!