Why Web as a Service is the perfect solution for SMEs

David Pottrell

David Pottrell

Hi! I’m a web developer and Head of Digital at Nebula Design who loves all things tech. When I’m not surrounded by code, I’m probably reading up on the latest development trends or on the pottery wheel.

I got my start in technology as a self-taught web freelancer, after studying at university and joining a small agency, Nebula Design was created. I specialise in both front-end and back-end development, typically around WordPress, I’ve also got expertise in Search Engine Optimisation, Ecommerce and various emerging tech standards.

Published on July 3rd, 2024|Last updated on July 4th, 2024

If you are like many small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), you have a common dilemma. You need a better online presence to promote your business or charity, but you can’t budget for the upfront outlay.

With the cost for a well-designed website, set-up for SEO and with all sensible security protocols in place likely to be at least £3,000, it can be hard to free up the required cashflow to invest in one. But with so much business done online nowadays, it is essential.

The problem with cheaper websites…

Of course, you can go cheap. You can try to do it yourself with a budget platform, or get a less experienced freelancer to do it (some will do a good job).

But the DIY or budget approach is likely to lead to problems eventually:

  • Not having the premium feel to instil confidence in customers.
  • Containing SEO red flags to search engines.
  • Difficult to update or change.
  • Buggy/glitchy in certain circumstances.
  • Not starting out with the requisite security, or going out of date.

What do these kinds of technical problems translate into? Here are some statistics to paint a picture, as reported by Forbes Adviser.

  • 47% of users will not wait for longer than two seconds for a website to load.
  • 88% of users will not return to a site after a bad experience.
  • 50% of Internet users admit that website design is a factor in how they judge a business.
  • 57% of users will not recommend a business with a badly designed website.

And some more on security:

  • 40% of cyber attacks are aimed at small businesses
  • 53% of UK breaches are malicious (as opposed to system glitches or human error).

There is no doubt: a sub-par website is going to cause you problems.

Enter Nebula100 – Our Web as a Service solution

Always wanting to do the best for our customers, we have thought long and hard about this conundrum for SMEs; and we have come up with a great answer.

Nebula100 is our website-as-a-service (WaaS) offering that gives you the best of both worlds.

You will get a professionally designed website that Google and your target audience will love. It will come with all security best practices and you will have ongoing access to our advice and guidance. We will even include UK climate-positive webhosting (so your website will remove more carbon than it creates – and they can create a lot) so your business is doing its bit for the planet.

You get all that, but you only have to pay £1,000 up front. This is a deposit to fund the initial brand research plus development costs. Everything else is covered by a £100 per month fee – a much more affordable solution for most SMEs, including charities.

We’ll use the market leading WordPress platform, giving you reliability, familiarity and a touch of class. This also makes it easy for you to add content later should you wish. As standard we will monitor uptime and errors for you, back up the site daily and manage security including spam protection.

Talk to us about Nebula100 today

We hope you are as excited about this offering as we are. It is your path to a great website, cost-effective but with no compromise. Find out a bit more about it here, or schedule a call today.