Website Leasing

A new way to get your custom-built website, launched for less! My website leasing includes the design, development, hosting, server management, and additional support hours for the lease term.

What is it?

Website leasing is very similar to other types of leasing. Instead of paying a large up-front amount for your website, you pay a fixed monthly price for your project. The difference of leasing a website is that you also get support hours that can be used for anything. You will have access to me for consultation, updates, upgrades, general questions, or anything else that you need. You also get all of your hosting and server management taken care of and can relieve the stresses that come with managing your own website.

How does it work?

For the most part, the project is done exactly the same as a standard project. I will scope and estimate the project (just like a regular project), and then if we decide that leasing is a good idea for you, I will provide you with a few different lease options to choose from.

What are the benefits?

  • Updates
    When you lease a website from me, you’re also getting a set number of monthly hours, allowing your site to stay fresh and up to date with continuous support built into the arrangement.
  • Management
    You do not have to worry about hosting, downtimes, or server management! I take care of all of that for websites that I lease.
  • Cashflow
    When you lease a website from me, it allows you to plan your cashflow better and avoid spending tens of thousands of dollars at one time.
  • Scale
    When you lease a website from me, you also get a set number of hours for updates. These hours do not have to go directly back into literal changes of your website. These hours can be used for marketing and advertising campaigns, SEO/SEM, creative changes, conversion rate optimization, addition of new features, or literally anything else related to your website.

Packages

Currently, I offer 4 different packages.

Silver

Silver is the most affordable option and includes all of the following during the lease term:

  • Website lease
  • Hosting for your project
  • 2 Hours of Updates per month
  • Unlimited Project Support
  • Unlimited Hosting Support
  • Complete Server Management (never worry about an upgrade again)
Gold

This is the more inclusive package and includes the following

  • Website lease
  • Hosting for your project
  • 5 Hours of Updates per month
  • Unlimited Priority Project Support
  • Unlimited Priority Hosting Support
  • Complete Server Management (never worry about an upgrade again)
Silver-Purchase

This package includes all the options of the Silver package but comes with a path to complete ownership. After the final payment is made, the website is completely yours to do whatever you want to with.

Gold-Purchase

This package includes all the options of the Gold package but comes with a path to complete ownership. After the final payment is made, the website is completely yours to do whatever you want to with.

Real-World Examples

For a traditional $5,000 website project, you would have the following expenses:

  • Website build, $5,000
  • Server and hosting setup
  • Management to keep your site updated
  • The worry and stress of hosting and managing your website yourself

You will end up paying over $10,000 for the first year of your website and that doesn’t include a lot of updates, hosting management, or server management. You won’t have anyone advising you on how to make the most of your project for updates, SEO/SEM, advertising, creative, conversion rate optimization, advertising, or anything else.

An example of this project under my lease packages:

  • Silver, $390 per month
  • Silver-Purchase, $450 per month
  • Gold, $550 per month
  • Gold-Purchase, $650 per month

If you’re interested in only the management portions of my pricing and do not want to lease the website, please email me for that pricing.

Legal Information

The first lease payment is due before work begins. Monthly lease payments are also due during the build process. As an example; if the build takes 2 months, you would be responsible for the 2 monthly payments during that time.

All leases have a 24-month minimum term unless otherwise notated in your lease agreement.

Lease purchase options have a 36-month minimum term unless otherwise notated in your lease agreement.

For lease purchase options, after the final payment is made, you will receive all source and production files in a zipped format. You will be given administrative access to your hosting, databases, and emails so that you can migrate your website if you wish to do so. If you wish to not migrate and remain on the same server, you will need to purchase a hosting or management package from me.

For all lease options: monthly payments are due on the 1st of each month, regardless of start date. If your account becomes 30 days past due, your website is subject to being suspended and taken offline. If payment continues to remain delinquent during the minimum lease period, your account will be placed into collections for the remainder of the outstanding minimum lease period balance. If you cancel after the minimum term, there are no penalties or cancellation charges.

Lease packages include a $50 monthly credit towards a shared hosting plan on a 2GB VPS server. If your project requires more robust hosting services, then your lease payment will be adjusted based on that cost.