How to Get Tweaks to Your Site for a Flat Fee

I like free, so I tackle most of my blog tweaks using a very scientific method of googling the problem until my eyeballs fall out.

But let’s face it, sometimes you run into an issue with your site and it would just be nice to let someone else fix it for you, right?

Pay per tweak. I like it.

A year ago I got a nice email from a guy named Ned who started a company that will make tweaks to your blog or website for a flat fee. In other words, you pay per tweak.

I like this because I’m a fan of dipping my toes into situations. This gives me the ability to test the waters without having to commit to an ongoing relationship. If it doesn’t work out, I’m only out a few tens of dollars instead of a few hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Before I tell you about the company, I want to make sure I tell you that I went through the process of using the service just like any other customer would. Despite the kind email from Ned, I did not get a special deal. I did not get special treatment. I paid regular price. Having said that, after I paid for my tweaks, I did grab my referral link (included in this post) which gives you and me a discount: $10 off your first tweak and $10 off my next one. It’s a win-win.

The company is called Tweaky.com and here’s how it worked for me.

tweaky.com

A few weeks ago I had this idea that I wanted to make my contact page shorter by hiding the answers to the questions. (You can see what I mean here. Click on any of the questions and watch the answer magically appear. Click again and watch it disappear.) Of course, because I don’t like to use plugins, I didn’t want to use a plugin. I wanted it hard-coded.

Naturally, I googled. I found some tutorials on the subject and followed one of them. But I did something wrong in the process and it didn’t work on the first try. Then I got frustrated because I just didn’t have the time or patience to deal. And then I remembered Tweaky.com and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to give it a whirl.

How it works

  1. Sign up and fill out a simple project form. You’ll be assigned a project manager who makes initial contact.
  2. Find out the cost & pay. At this point, you’re told how many tweaks your project will entail. This is good to know because even if it seems like a pretty straightforward tweak to you, it may get broken down into smaller chunks (“tweaks”). In my case, my project included 2 tweaks: writing the jQuery logic and adding a shortcode. In other words, I paid $78 for this project.
  3. Provide any additional needed info. Also at this point, my project manager asked for the login info to my site. I made a new guest user profile in WordPress (Dashboard –> Users –> Add New) with Administrator rights so I could delete it once the project was done. He also needed my FTP login info. You can change your password here too, after the project is completed. This is just to ensure your login info isn’t floating around.
  4. Meet your developer. Once you and your project manager are on the same page, he/she assigns a developer to your project. The developer contacted me right away notifying me that he’d get started immediately. He also threw in his office hours which I thought was a nice touch since it was clear we weren’t in the same time zone.

And then I just did my thing until I got an email telling me it was done. In my case, it took less than a day. Easy peasy. It was worth not having to watch my eyeballs fall out from googling. :)

Granted, my experience is limited, but I do think Ned has a good idea here. I feel I can recommend them since I would definitely use them again.

If you’d like to give them a try, click here to get $10 off your first tweak.

Anyone else have experience with Tweaky.com?

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Comments

  1. says

    Amy, I just want to thank you for being a blessing. I have been able to launch a site with the knowledge I got from you. I made sure I paid for hosting and domain registration by clicking through you site.

    I owe you. God bless you. thebestyoutoday.com

  2. Maegen says

    I’m giving it a shot! My designer used to do small tweaks for me, but then he got too big!

    Smart guys/gals who could do quick fixes would be well worth it to me-I often feel l know just enough to really screw things up-lol.

  3. says

    It is a cool and nice tool, it is perfect option and money can be saved. It could definitely save hours time and surfing the web for fixing issues and most importantly if you want only few changes then it can be done easily in parts.

  4. says

    Much mahalo for the lead, Amy! I just signed up – needed speeding up loading times and I had NO idea how to do that!
    Really appreciate your sharing. You are a blessing,
    Aunty

  5. says

    This sounds like a really neat idea! It could definitely save hours of googling and pulling your hair out. There’s one thing on my site that’s been bugging me for months and I haven’t had the time to try and figure it out, but it seems like overkill to get a quote from a designer and get in their queue for months later to try and fix it. I went ahead and submitted a request to see how much it will cost.

  6. says

    Cool! Thanks, Amy. No experience with them yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re in my future. If so, I’ll make sure to come back to this post and click the link here. Thanks again!

  7. says

    Thanks Amy! I like saving money too, and this seems like the perfect option if I need something specific done. Because often I don’t have the time to “deal” either.

  8. says

    That sounds pretty awesome. I am wanting to do some changes on my site but can’t figure it out and my eyeballs are burning from all the googling I’ve been doing and my brain is mush. Plus, I just don’t have the time to do all of it, but don’t have the budget to hire someone to do it for me. I’m headed over there now!

    • says

      The other thing I have to remind myself is that my time truly is money, so if I spend hours and hours on research when I could be dedicating that time to income-producing tasks, I’m better off just paying for it.