Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered here email me!
“How does the pricing model work?”
Most project management solutions start at around $99/month. That’s a lot of money for something your clients may never use. Client Portals pricing model is to enable you to just pay once, and get access to as many portals, for as many different clients, as you like. That means you could use Client Portal for 5 years and pay between $199 – $399 instead of a whopping $5,940 that you’d be forking out for a project management tool in the same amount of time.
Then, if you want to continue to get all the updates and support that comes with Client Portal, you simply pay a yearly support and update fee. If you don’t want this, no worries! You still get to keep Client Portal and use it with your clients for life.
I’ve been a freelancer for almost a decade. I know first hand that monthly costs can be a burden on any small business which is why we’re giving you the best of both worlds: the ability to buy once and keep forever, or to pay a yearly update fee and help us to keep investing in making Client Portal even more awesome for you.
“Is Client Portal just for web designers?”
Absolutely not! Client Portal is used by all sorts of people. From copywriters to estate agents. Consultants to furniture shops. Client Portal is for anyone who needs to keep files and software in sync with other people.
You can even use Client Portal in other areas of your business. You could use it as lightweight courseware for something you’re teaching, or as a free resource centre for your clients. Stay tuned, because we’re about to launch a whole heap of Client Portal inspiration to show you just how much you can do with one simple tool.
“How do I know if this will help me?”
Are you a freelancer or agency who works with clients, and typically uses a number of services for each project? Do you regularly get emails from clients who forgot how to login to your project management tool, can’t remember where you put their style guide, and has no idea how to get to your staging server?
If so, ClientPortal was created for you.
“Are you planning any more releases?”
Yep! Client Portal is a new product so it’s changing quickly. I want to make sure it’s as useful to as many people as possible so if there is anything you’d like to see email me!
Check out our roadmap to see what’s coming up in new versions (and feel free to add your own requests, too!).
As Client Portal gets more awesome, the price will increase so if you think it’ll be useful for you I recommend securing your copy now so you get the best price.
“Do I have to know how to code to use this?”
Nope. If your website uses WordPress you can upload the custom plugin and update it without having to dip into code.
All of the settings are easy to change, from adding a new module to changing the colour of the template. Everything is easy to use for non-developers.
“Does this work with anything other than WordPress?”
No. At the moment Client Portal is only a WordPress plugin. We may be releasing versions for other CMS’s like SquareSpace or even a hosted version in the future. If this is something you’d like to see please let me know.
We have many customers who have set up a WordPress account just to host Client Portal. If this is something you’re interested in doing but have no experience with WordPress, just email me and I will help you get set up and show you how to use it.
“How does the one-on-one setup work?”
Anyone who purchases Client Portal will be invited to schedule a call where we will personally get you set up and show you the ropes. I want to make sure you get this implemented into your business as quickly and seamlessly as possible. What other plugin offers that?
“What is your refund policy?”
If ClientPortal doesn’t 1) help make you look significantly more professional to your clients and 2) minimize “how do I find that again?” emails and Skype messages, then I don’t want your money. Just write in within the first 30 days of purchasing and I’ll gladly refund you, no questions asked. (I trust you.)
“How does the unlimited sites license work?”
If you want to give your clients an extra spacial deliverable, you can give them their very own portal to use and update themselves with the multisite license.
You can give Client Portal to as many clients as you like or you can use it on as many of your own websites. The only restriction with this license is that you can’t resell Client Portal, or give it to anyone who is not your client or customer. (So you can’t give it to your peers to use with their clients). Check out out terms for more information on this.