No. Similiar to models like Wix and Square Space, you own and have the complete rights to your account but not the website itself. Your website stays live as long as you are paying the monthly subscription. If you want to close your account you can simply let us know. If you have been with us for twelve consecutive months, we will package your images and copy (yes, even if we have written it) into a zip file and email it to you.
Your monthly subscription fee covers the following:
- Daily backups
- WordPress updates
- Customized copywriting
- Unlimited website edits
- Unlimited website re-designs
Why can’t you just close your account and take the website with you?
The websites we develop contain premium themes and plugins that are worth thousands of dollars. Most of which are paid for annually under our business account – which could run the risk of being abused if not managed by us. In addition, the websites we develop have customized code that enables our client’s to competitively rank on Google for specific search terms. This code could cause a conflict of interest if we were to acquire a client in your industry and have to try and outrank a website that was built by us but is no longer managed by us. In other words, our code is our business. If someone can package our code, they can reverse-engineer our model, and compete against us.
To look at it another way, if you go to a restaurant you can get a scrumptious meal as often as you’d like as long as you pay for it, but you’ll never get the recipe or the cook. The same goes for our websites. You can get a stellar website for as long as you pay for it, but our code or our developer? Nah, we keep a tight grip on them.