Website Maintenance, Clients, and Vacation

On April 25, 2022

Managing the business while on vacation

For 10 days in April I was exploring Ireland with my mom and sisters. A bucket list trip that we have been trying to take since March of 2020. This was my first vacation as a new business owner where I was not “on” while away. I wanted to be present and enjoying the moment, not worrying about getting to WIFI so I could handle client requests or troubleshoot a website. It was a little scary but I’m glad I was able to make it happen.

Website Care and Maintenance While Away

Here’s a few things I did to make it work:
☘️ As the date got closer, I labeled projects as PRE trip and POST trip and made sure the client was aware.
☘️Was honest about my availability with clients
☘️ Worked with another web company to “cover” for me while I was “out of country”. This meant any client that I host and manage care plans for had someone to contact if there was a website emergency. (This was huge for me and the clients.)
☘️ Added a Global Pass to my cell phone plan so I had phone and data coverage as I traveled. Another “client emergency” aspect that I felt was important.

Being a small business owner is not an easy task. Especially when it comes to balancing business and life. Although some of those bullet points meant spending more money to take a vacation, knowing that clients were covered in an emergency was worth it.

To my clients, thank you for your patience, support, and encouragement.

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