Why Pod Creative’s Dedicated, Managed Hosting is the Best Deal

Why Pod Creative’s Dedicated, Managed Hosting is the Best Deal

Why Pod Creative’s Dedicated, Managed Hosting is the Best Deal You're Reading: Why Pod Creative’s Dedicated, Managed Hosting is the Best Deal In Pod Creative News and Events Contact us Subscribe At Pod Creative we offer dedicated, managed hosting for $30/month and in our mind, that’s a pretty darn good deal! But don’t just take our word for it, let’s look at the facts.  Hannah Raeside Office Manager, Pod Creative What does managed mean? Our good friends at Elegant Themes say it best! The hard work doesn’t stop when you publish your WordPress website. Whether it means creating regular backups, scanning for malware, or updating your plugins, any site requires ongoing maintenance. You can perform this day-to-day work manually, or you can partner with a third-party maintenance and support provider. Third-Party Maintenance  Without managed hosting the administration and upkeep of a WordPress website can be time-consuming. A well-maintained WordPress website is already less likely to encounter serious issues.  If you’re losing the majority of your days to tedious admin and busywork, you may benefit from enlisting the help of a WordPress maintenance and support provider. A maintenance partner can manage the everyday tasks associated with running a WordPress website. It can also help improve your site. For busy business owners, it is easy to take a fire-fighting approach to site management but this isn’t sustainable or healthy for your site. Managed, for a price. Managing a WordPress site is not cheap, and more often than not this comes as an expense over and above hosting. Depending on your hosting provider, website hosting can be upwards of $5-$90 per month per website. Sure there...
Grant program provides funding to B.C.-based businesses to create an online shop

Grant program provides funding to B.C.-based businesses to create an online shop

Grant program provides funding to B.C.-based businesses to create an online shop You're Reading: Grant program provides funding to B.C.-based businesses to create an online shop In Pod Creative News and Events Contact us Subscribe Are you a small to medium sized business in BC, looking to create or update your ecommerce store? We have great news for you! As part of StrongerBC, B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan the Launch Online Grant program will invest up to $12 million to help small- and medium-sized businesses throughout B.C. move their business model online. The Launch Online Grant program provides funding to B.C.-based businesses to create an online shop and/or improve their e-commerce experience to attract new local customers and expand to new markets. The grant will pay for up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $7,500 per business. Hannah Raeside Office Manager, Pod Creative Receive funding Successful applicants will receive funding within 2-3 weeks of approval and are required to develop or upgrade their online shop within 12 weeks of receiving the grant. Do You Qualify? Click Here to find out. The program supports a rapid response for businesses and is accepting applications from businesses ready to start and finish their online shop within 12 weeks. The funds must be used to hire a BC based company to do the online store development. A.K.A, Pod Creative! We are here and want to help you get online, and we have extensive experience setting up, managing, and creating a Woocommerce online store. Want some examples of recent sites we have turned into eccomerce shops? Take a look at these...
Thank you Mayor Bob Wells!

Thank you Mayor Bob Wells!

Thank you Mayor Bob Wells! A huge Thank You to Mayor Bob Wells for all his hard work on the Project Watershed Fundraising Blitz! We would like to extend a huge thank you to Mayor Bob Wells from My Tech Guys who took his entire Saturday to help out with the technical requirements to run a smooth and extremely successful live stream, raffle, and online auction for Project Watershed’s Fundraising Blitz on November 28th, 2020. The Fundraising Blitz successfully raised over $60,000 and donations are still rolling in. All donations from the Blitz, and until Christmas, are being matched by the Ngan-Page family fund. To date, Project Watershed has raised over $120,000 from the Fundraising Blitz. Watch the Project Watershed’s Facebook Livestream here, or better yet, donate to Project Watershed now! Name* First Last PhoneEmail* Message*Please confirm before sending* I am not a robot. CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Web Development Graphic Design Hosting Campaign...
Pod Creative is taking a holiday break!

Pod Creative is taking a holiday break!

Pod Creative is taking a holiday break! To all our amazing clients, friends, and family please stay safe, stay healthy, and stay in touch!  Get in touch via the form below if there is anything we can help with. We’ve been hard at work! Now it’s time for a break. 2020 has been an extremely busy year, both in business and our personal lives, and it’s time for us to take a break. We will be closed starting December 23rd and will re-open Monday, January 4th.    Happy Holidays from all of us at Pod Creative!     Name* First Last PhoneEmail* Message*Please confirm before sending* I am not a robot. PhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Web Development Graphic Design Hosting Campaign...
Pieter’s 44th Birthday Special!

Pieter’s 44th Birthday Special!

Pieter’s 44th Birthday Special! You're Reading: Pieter’s 44th Birthday Special! In Pod Creative News and Events Contact us Subscribe Get a 1 page website and 1 year of hosting for $1K! Pieter, Michael, & Hannah are getting pretty darn sick of Covid. So we’ve come up with a way to say thank you to our community for weathering this storm with us. For Pieter’s 44th birthday we are offering a $1k website and hosting special! This offer has emerging businesses and non-profits in mind, but those looking to improve an outdated website (such as ones built in Wix) could benefit from this too! The package includes the creation of a one-page website. Your new WordPress website will be built with the premium theme Divi, by Elegant Themes, which will allow your website to grow with the demands of your business. It will also include a contact form built with Gravity Forms and a blog element. This website will live on our dedicated, managed hosting (a value of $360/year). Click here to learn more about what our hosting includes, suffice to say we make sure things work the way they should. And that is the other thing this package comes with – us! In choosing this package you are becoming part of our Pod Creative family and with that comes our technical support, expertise, and resources. Here are some examples of emerging businesses that have already begun to establish themselves online. Mine’s Painting came to us with a pretty common request. Owner Jen needed a presence online that, while small at first, could grow with the business as it grows, without...
Pod Creative’s Divi Tips and WordPress resources for our clients

Pod Creative’s Divi Tips and WordPress resources for our clients

Pod Creative’s Divi Tips and WordPress resources for our clients You're Reading: Pod Creative’s Divi Tips and WordPress resources for our clients In Pod Creative News and Events Contact us Subscribe We are rounding up our best tips and tricks for every user! When you’re first getting started with Divi and WordPress it can be intimidating! So many steps, lots of buttons, and suddenly whoops you’ve published your post live when it’s only half done. We’ve all been there and thus to make it a little easier on everyone we are rounding up our favourite articles and posts to help you along. Hannah Raeside Office Manager, Pod Creative A little bit about DIVI: We use the Divi Theme to create our websites. Divi is an extremely powerful tool and contains our favourite element by far for a theme, the visual builder! For more information on the theme check out this handy dandy Youtube video playlist, visit the Elegant Themes Blog, or read through the documentation. The very beginning One of the first things we teach our clients is how to log into the back end of their website! While this may seem like an extremely basic step it’s one that often causes clients stress. Luckily we have just the thing! This post on our website details the exact steps you need to log into the back end of your site. Alternatively, you can use the infographic Hannah created! You’re doing awesome! Divi is an incredibly powerful tool, but it takes some practice! If you get stuck, need help, or are frustrated please reach out, we are always here to help!  Make a Post! At...

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