Interesting! But how does all of this actually work?
Once you've purchased a package (Standard
) and we've gone through Prep
, we will set up a brand new Ghost site install for you on Heroku (You provide us with a Heroku login). Code will be managed in a free open-source Github organization. You can invite us as a team member to your Github organization or if you don't have one yet, we can create one for you. You will also need a Mailgun account to power system emails (make sure your Mailgun account is at least Flex
When choosing either Plus or Business packages you will also need a Cloudflare account for SSL and a Stripe account to charge for memberships.
Don't worry if the above does not make sense at this stage. In time, it will.
What sort of things are NOT included?
Put simply, we will not write custom code for you. For anything which requires custom software development, you will need to use or contract your own development team. Additionally, we are not able to support third party products or providers who you might use - you need to contact their support teams for that.
Do you offer ongoing support and updates?
Once everything is set up, you will have a fully operational publication/newsletter site that you fully own & control (from customers to code). Optionally, you can choose to receive ongoing premium support and updates via our Base support plan or our Bespoke support plan. Please contact us for more on our support plans.
Can you create a custom invoice that meets my government/company requirements?
We are happy to create an invoice to your specification.
Please contact us.
I'm very interested in a specific feature from a higher package. Can I swap features between the different packages?
The packages have been carefully designed based on how significant is the undertaking to provide a high quality service, so please choose the package that includes the features you are interested in.
What if none of these packages fit my budget?
We can't recommend anywhere else you could go for strategy advisory, but when it comes to tech, Ghost is completely open-source and developer documentation has been made available to help get a development team started with the site installation.
Should I choose a lower package now, can I pay only the difference amount when purchasing a higher package later?
Should the purchase of the lower package have happened in the last 14 days, you can pay only the difference amount to the higher package. Should, however, over 14 days have passed since the package purchase, you will be charged the full higher package price.
Why should I work with you?
In one word: We're experienced. We're aware you are after fast results and we'll get your project shipped smoothly. We strive to have clients 100% satisfied (and here we should be aligned as you most probably also want to be 100% happy with your deliverable). It is therefore important, that you make time to provide timely feedback/approval to deliverables in accordance to a schedule we shall agree together.
Git Street's founder designs, develops and ships, has been a product manager, holds a Master of Science in STEM and an MBA from a top ranked business school.
I don't know how to turn 'what I know' into a publication that makes money. Is that a problem?
Not at all! That's ideal!
In the Plus package, we'll produce a strategy deck for your publication / newsletter that will help you structure your thinking and prioritize your actions.
Coming into indie publishing without prior experiences (and prior mistakes that come with it) will help you move forward much faster and with a lot of fresh energy.
I already have a successful career. Why should I write online?
If you are reading this, you most probably think there is room for growth. Check out our manifesto: Why You Should Write To Progress Your Career. A Future Of Work Manifesto.
How do I know Git Street is a perfect fit for me?
You're a perfect fit for Git Street if...
- you're a knowledge worker who has an entrepreneurial personality and takes initiative inside your company
- or you're a founder, developer, freelancer or plan to be soon
- or you already have a follower base on social networks but would like to develop a direct relationship with your audience
When is Git Street NOT a good fit for me?
When you are after a simple click'n'drag website builder or trying to build complicated sites with many features (with alternate data structures, e-commerce stores, digital downloads or other features not related to publishing). Alternatively, you can have those features developed by your own development team on a separate subdomain or your main SLD.
We are all about publishing here at Git Street. We have good fit with those who have plans to create a serious publication (those who want to write to progress their career / business). Check out our manifesto: Why You Should Write To Progress Your Career. A Future Of Work Manifesto.
Do you offer a student or charity discount?
Yes! Please contact us.
Can I give a publication / newsletter site as a gift?
Yes! Please contact us and we will walk you
through how to make it happen.