Are you a small business owner who sees the value in having a professionally designed, custom WordPress website but...
you're not currently in a position to pay the website creation costs upfront OR
you prefer to spread the website creation costs over a longer period of time?
Then, this may be the best option for you!
How does this Rent-to-Own payment option work?
Rent-to-Own is NOT a new concept. It has been used in connection with furniture, consumer electronics, household appliances, vehicles, and real estate.
The general idea is that you get to use the item while you pay it off through weekly or monthly payments. After an agreed upon payment period, you either own the item outright or you have the right to purchase it at a reduced price that takes into account the payments you have already made.
With our Rent-to-Own Marketing Websites, you make a downpayment for us to get started building your website. This payment covers your first year of iBF Managed Hosting plus a portion towards the design/creation costs of your new website. The remainder of the website creation costs are paid off over time through automated monthly payments.
During the payoff period, while you are making monthly installment payments on the balance owed for creating the website, you get to use the website as your own.
Once you have paid off the website creation costs (either before OR by the end of the payoff period), the website will become fully yours.
move your website to your own hosting account and manage it yourself,
Rent-to-Own Website Payment Structure
Our Rent-to-Own payment option is an installment plan that allows a professionally designed custom Marketing Website to be affordable to a wider segment of business owners.
In many ways, having a website is similar to owning a house or a car.
To purchase a house or car, if you can afford it, you could pay for it in full upfront. Alternatively, you could purchase the house or car with help from a bank, credit union or other lending agency.
In this case, you pay a downpayment to the lending agency and they purchase the house or car on your behalf. You get to use it as your own while you pay off the balance owed over time. However, the house or car is NOT yours until all payments have been made. Then you get the deed to the house or title to the car and you own it free and clear!
When a lending agency finances such a purchase, they usually charge interest on the balance owed as compensation for taking on the risks of...
spending their own money to pay for the house or car,
allowing you to take many months to pay them back, and
letting you use it in the mean time.
Now, in creating your website, we have to pay various people for the work they do. In the case of our Rent-to-Own Marketing Websites, we end up paying with our own money to get the website built for you. Then we allow you to use it as your own while you pay off the website creation costs.
So, by offering the Rent-to-Own payment option, we take on similar risks to a lending agency. To lessen these risks, we require that:
the website must be hosted by us for the duration of the payment period,
interest is added to the website creation base price, and
the monthly payments must be automatically processed.
Rent-to-Own comes with iBF Managed Hosting
When you opt to pay for your Marketing Website with our Rent-to-Own option, you also get to free yourself from the hassles of managing a web hosting account. We take care of hosting your custom Rent-to-Own Marketing Website and all that goes with keeping your website running smoothly:
we backup your website regularly to an offsite location
we update the software (WordPress, theme, plugins, etc.) as needed
we monitor your website to make sure it's up and running
we handle ALL the technical stuff so you don't have to!
Another perk of paying for your Marketing Website with our Rent-to-Own option is that (during the payoff period ONLY) you also get up to ½ hour each month (does NOT roll over) of FREE website maintenance. This is equivalent to $900 ($1200 in the case of the ADVANCED eCom package) worth of maintenance service over the duration of the payoff period.
This Website Content Maintenance could include one or more of the following services:
adding, deleting or updating TEXT
adding, deleting or updating IMAGES
adding, deleting or updating VIDEOS
adding, deleting or updating LINKS
adding, deleting or updating FILES
creating or deleting PAGES or blog POSTS
making MINOR changes to site's existing layout
modifying the HEADER, FOOTER or MENU area
PLEASE NOTE: If in any given month (during your payoff period) you require more than ½ hour of website maintenance assistance, then we will provide you a written quote based on our hourly maintenance rate of $100/hr +GST which is billed in 15-minute increments...
Marketing Websites for Businesses that Provide SERVICES
To accommodate the varying needs of our clients, we offer the following types of websites for local, service-based businesses. Hover over each box for a brief description. For more details on what's included in each type of Marketing Website, please see the comparison of our Business Website Options.
INTRO Biz Marketing Website
INTRO Biz Marketing Websites are best for sole traders and ONE-person micro-businesses who only need a few pages to describe what they do.