9 Things to get the year off to a good start

During holidays and the beginning of January (basically before I dive back into client work), I always do a chunk of admin work to clear the decks for a fresh start in the new year and I always feel so much better for doing it. Here are some of the things you can do to get the year off to a good start…

Update the year on the copyright footer on your website:

Change the year or check if it has changed automatically if you have set it up that way. Or get it set up to do this automatically. I did this last year so I don’t have to worry about it anymore. It felt good when I checked that it worked on 1st January 🤓

Check your terms and policies:

Make sure your terms and conditions and privacy policy are correct and up to date. Then make sure all of your checkouts and sales pages link to them.

Create a Funnel Map so you can keep yourself organised:

Grab Funnel Mapping Made Easy for a super organised way to do this or join us in Tech VA in Your Pocket and get it included in your membership.

Review your freebies and connected offers:

You could do this with your Funnel Map! 👆

Make sure your accounts are up to date:

  • Get on track with tax savings etc
  • Chase up unpaid invoices
  • Review your business expenses and decide if there is anything you can get rid of or replace with a better option
  • Follow up with any potential clients so you can hit the ground running
  • Check if there was anyone who wasn’t quite ready to work with you. Maybe they are ready for you now

Clean up your files:

  • Clear out your downloads
  • Get rid of your trash
  • Clear your desktop files
  • Scrap the screenshots
  • Back everything up

Schedule an email subscriber clean up:

Check who hasn’t interacted with your list in a while and send them an email to let them know to confirm if they would like to stay on your list.

Check your website for dead links:

You can do this by checking for 404 errors in Google Analytics or if you have WordPress, you could run a plugin to check. I use WP 301 redirects PRO so I can manage it all in one place and create redirects to any errored links.

Get your tech and marketing feeling good:

Come and join us in Tech VA in Your Pocket and let me support you with the yucky bits and clear the confusion.

What things have you done to ease into the year? Let me know over on Instagram – I love to hear what you’ve been up to!

Hey, I’m Gem! The tech, systems and planner nerd behind Create & Bloom.

I work with creative business owners and entrepreneurs to craft, develop and crystallize an online presence and voice for their products and services as well as going deep into integrating systems to make their businesses run smoother.

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