The idea behind The WP Butler was realised only four weeks ago, and since then I’ve been building the website, plans, systems and workflows that will keep the service moving.
It was a few weeks ago that I realised how frequently I log into my clients’ websites and see heavily outdated WordPress versions and plugins. Not only that, but I can’t tell you how often I get questions from people who have made a mistake and want to “undo” their changes, but don’t have a backup to revert to.
So, suddenly the light bulb went off in my head and I realised that these important, but tedious tasks, can be handled easily by someone like me, who can perform them on a regular basis and with confidence when something out of the ordinary comes up.
I also realised that it was a better way to manage my time as a developer: giving people a monthly allowance of development time helps them to spread their needs out appropriately (instead of every task being an emergency) and allows me to help more people more consistently.
So, all around, it seemed like a good way to help people stay on top of their WordPress sites, and to help me manage my time more effectively.
I’m excited about the plans that have been put in place, and I look forward to working with my very first clients when we launch in the coming days.