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Fairytales and the Reality of your Financial Fence

First, we begin with the Fairytale…

…Once upon a time, in a kingdom not so far away, the Innkeeper Prince and his Princess went searching for a new Website to strengthen their Kingdom! But times in Innkeeper-Land were hard, and they found themselves tightening their purse strings to be able to cover the increased costs of running their Castle. They knew they had to find a way to finance their new Website, because they were fearful their Castle might be conquered by forces beyond their control…

As an Innkeeper in today’s world, it’s easy to relate. The costs of doing business continue to climb, but you still have to have a quality online presence to maintain and grow your business.

Years ago when Acorn IS first began, and then again more recently, we surveyed Innkeepers regarding how they preferred to invest in their Web presence. Those surveyed indicated they preferred to pay for the Web site investment as quickly as possible (IE: the Pay Upfront plan), and move on to the minimal quarterly hosting plan once the site was launched and final payment remitted.

Today, we see this payment structure changing as Innkeepers move from the “Pay Upfront” side of the fence to the “Pay as you Go” side of the fence. Other vendors in our industry have moved to a “Pay to Play” model that allows you to get a new Website with little money down, and pay for it over time.

The problem with many of these “Pay to Play” models is that you pay and pay and pay. There is never a drop in the monthly cost of what you have invested in, and in some cases, you never even get to OWN what you invested in; you are only LEASING the Website as long as you keep paying the monthly fees. When you choose to move on, you have NOTHING to take with you.

So, in light of this shift in how Innkeepers wish to invest in their Web presence, we are going to take a “Pay as you Go” option for a Test Drive. It will be provided as an option for our new Turnkey Websites, to help Innkeepers who choose, to pay off their new Website investment over time (1 year to be exact) starting with a lower up front deposit, followed by 11 monthly ACH (eChecks) payments. At the end of the 12 months, you will OWN your Web / Mobile Site, and everything associated with it, and be able to move on to a MUCH lower monthly Hosting / Email cost into the future.

Here is a Sample Payment Schedule for a “Pay as you Go” Turnkey Site including:

  • Up to a 12 page Website, including a Blog and Mobile Site
  • 2 E-Mail Accounts and Monthly Hosting
  • Text and Photo Editor
  • On Page Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • SEPPIR Report Included [What is this?]
  • And so much more [Get all the details]

To receive exact details regarding our new “Pay as you Go” program for your size Website, and to ensure a “Happily Ever After” ending to your Fairytale, please contact Annie Buck at or call us at 877-226-7699.

Our Turnkey Solutions

Our Turnkey Designs are all about developing a better Web site than what you currently have, on a budget you can afford, allowing you to increase your Revenue.  It provides you everything you need: Photo and Text Editor, Blog, Mobile Site, Connections and Shares to your Social Media, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and the list goes on and on... [Learn More]

Our Turnkey Client Testimonials [Read All]

“... A raving review! Checked my room counts last night and for the first 60 days of 2012, I’m currently up 27 rooms over last year and knocking on the door of all time highest …” [Read More]

“I can’t say enough good things about my experience with ACORN creating my new turnkey website. The TurnKey website is a brilliant idea that allows ACORN to provide a great product at a great price for those of us that can’t allocate large amounts of revenue to a custom site…” [Read More]

“Our website looks great. The turnkey approach provided us with the look and feel we were looking for. We have received plenty of compliments in the short period of time…” [Read More]

“The Turnkey design process was very efficient and allowed me to give the necessary input required for the project without taking valuable time away from my daily innkeeping duties. We are already receiving compliments and reservations even though the new site went live just last week. I could not be happier with the design process or the results... “ [Read More]

‘We’re so pleased with the website and are already getting compliments on it. I can’t say enough good things about the folks from Acorn that have helped us. I’ve been an IT Project Manager for more than 15 years, so I have a keen appreciation for an organized process and a team that’s customer service oriented. Acorn has demonstrated the best of both…” [Read More]

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