EVERYONE NEEDS A TECHIE FRIEND.
WE WANT TO BE YOURS.​

We get it. Not everyone loves the technical aspects of managing a website. The update button in WordPress has caused more than one person to hesitate, wondering if they are going to take down their whole website with the push of a finger. The good news? We kinda geek out on all the techie details and would sure love to take care of them for you. After all, that’s what friends are for, right?

WE’VE GOT THIS COVERED

Our plans are more than just your average run-of-the-mill website maintenance. Websites are living, constantly changing things and we are here to offer a safety net every step of the way.
No long-term contract. Cancel anytime.

Maintenance & Reports

Dedicated support for your WordPress website which includes software updates, security and performance scans, and website upkeep all summarized in a handsome monthly email report.

WEBSITE BACKUPS
WORDPRESS UPDATE
PLUGINS UPDATE
SECURITY SCANS
PERFORMANCE SCANS
SPAM CLEAN UP & REVISIONS
DATABASE OPTIMIZATION 

Training & Consulting

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Our monthly newsletter includes targeted articles specific to what you’ll find most helpful.

 CONSULTING CALL

(included in BFFs and Friends with {Techie} Benefits Plans)

 Consulting calls are great for talking strategy, live editing, or training sessions. Our Good Friends package doesn’t include consulting calls but you can use your 30 minutes of support time for a consulting call.

Support Time

With your dedicated support time we can help you with:

Bug fixes
Performance
Site speed
 improvements
Content updates
Design updates

Pricing Table
NO LONG TERM CONTRACT. CANCEL ANYTIME!

$99/ MONTH
(paid annually) or $129 monthly

GOOD FRIENDS

Best for standard business websites updated monthly

Basic Support

Software Updates

Uptime & Security Monitoring

Performance Optimization

Detailed Monthly Report

Daily Site Backups

30 Min Support Time
(does not rollover)* 

Email Support

*Overage billed at standard Foerstel rate

$139/ MONTH
(paid annually) or $179 monthly

BFFS

Required for e-commerce & high traffic sites updated weekly

Priority Support

Software (+ eCommerce) Updates

Uptime & Security Monitoring

Performance Optimization

Detailed Monthly Report

Daily Site Backups

60 Min Support Time
(does not rollover)* 

Email & Phone Support

Monthly Site Review

Monthly Web Strategy Call

OPTION: WEB HOSTING
(starting at $79.95/mo)

*Overage billed at standard Foerstel rate

$389/ MONTH
(paid annually) or $449 monthly

friends with
{techie} BENEFITS

Best for actively growing websites updated weekly

Priority Support

Software (+ eCommerce) Updates

Uptime & Security Monitoring

Performance Optimization

Detailed Monthly Report

Daily Site Backups

240 Min Support Time
(does not rollover)* 

Email & Phone Support

Monthly Site Review

Monthly Web Strategy Call

OPTION: WEB HOSTING
(starting at $79.95/mo)

*Overage billed at standard Foerstel rate
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REBOOT!

Has it been awhile? Request a WordPress Reboot. All the features of the Good Friends plan above for a one-time $299 fee with 2 hours of adjustments.

FAQs

Sorry, no. We want to make sure your site is always up-to-date so we will use the allocated time each month to check and update anything that needs it and then tackle any additional tweaks you might have.

The whole purpose of our friend plans is prevention to keep these exact things from happening but, in the case your website gets rolled into the ER, we will be there right by its side holding its hand and communicating with your web hosting on your behalf. We cannot promise your website will not be hacked but we can promise we will do everything in our power to prevent it and if it does go down, we’ll get you dusted off and back on your feet ASAP.

Content update requests and small design improvements are the most common requests, however, anything that can fit into your monthly support time is fair game. Keep in mind that our programs are aimed at maintaining your current website and requests for new features often take more time than the monthly allowance. We’re happy to give you an estimate on any additional work you might want done though.

Email is our best form of communication with the fastest response however, we get that brainstorming works best on the phone or on a video call. These consulting calls are reserved for our BFF and Friends with {Techie} Benefits clients. We can talk strategy, use this time to online screen-share small updates or for training.

If you have a task that requires more than your dedicated monthly time, we’re happy to work up an estimate for you. 

Absolutely. Friends don’t lock friends into contracts. We’d hate to see you go but understand that sometimes you just have to do what you have to do. Request a cancellation via email to support@foerstel.com, and we will immediately stop the next payment.

Although these plans originated for sites we’d built, we welcome those looking for a techie friend.

We first like to do a Website Evaluation to become familiar with the website, how it was built and any potential issues that can arise. With the evaluation, we will perform all the “Website Updates and Monitoring” tasks and make a full backup. Most importantly we will make a list of issues to fix and suggestions for improvement needed in order to proceed with the website on a monthly plan. Based on your type of website, this Website Evaluation is a normally $499 but we’re currently including this FREE! 

For anything above and beyond your monthly time allowance we bill at $160 an hour. Don’t worry though… we always run overages by you for approval first. 

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Tom Foerstel : Founder & President

Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.

 

He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.

 

An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.

 

One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.