Content updates are necessary to keep your website current with regard to your business, events, sales, etc. Your site might need regularly scheduled updates (monthly or quarterly, for example), or they may occur as the need arises. Your product pricing information, hours of operation, services and contact information can be updated as it becomes available or necessary to change. It is important to discuss potential website updates with your web developer in order to gain an understanding of how he/she prefers to receive and process update information.
If you decide to update your site on an as-needed basis, and you anticipate that you will have several smaller updates throughout a month, you'd probably want to keep them on a to-do list and submit them to your web developer all at once. This will help you save on web consulting fees, and it will allow your developer to schedule your site work on a regular and predictable basis.
Other website maintenance might include renewing your domain name or your hosting account, moving your site to a different hosting company, setting up website-related emails or forms, or even making back-ups of your site and relevant databases. Sometimes things go wrong, so it is critical to have a web consultant that is responsive and attentive to your needs. Feel free to shop around until you find a web developer that you trust, who you will be around when you need him or her, and who is conscientious about getting things done.
See our section on Website Management for additional services your website might need post-production.