It's February, as usual time has flown this year so far, but we're having fun at Virtual Miss Friday HQ. Last month I decided to do something different in my business, instead of the usual weekly blogs and e-Travel Weekly show, I released a 3 part video series on Goal Setting, and one thing I do every year is draft out my business plan (this time for 2015) on what I want to achieve, so I thought I'd share with you how I do it, and what my master plan is for this year!
So first of all I take a look over the last year, month by month, what's been working, what hasn't been working, what I've learnt, what I enjoyed, didn't enjoy etc...
I also look at my Toshl
account, to see how each each month did financially - were some months better than others, what was I doing that month etc...
Then I start thinking about all the things I want to do in the year ahead, maybe I have a new strategy I want to test out, or programme or digital product I want to create. I review the work I do with clients, and Virtual Assistants, the surveys I've done and questions I've been asked, and I start thinking about how I want to evolve the business over the coming year.
I then brainstorm and evaluate all the data, and create a plan.
This could be systems, processes and procedures, projects and tasks that are in the business.
I have no hesitancy eliminating things in my business which no longer serve me, such as strategies that aren't providing enough of a return, things I don't find enjoyable, tasks that are redundant, you get the picture.
Then I decide what I can add to the business that will create more value, how I can help people more, what I can share that went swimmingly well, and what I can suggest people avoid. For instance, did I create a winning strategy or refine a business process with a new tool that dramatically cut my admin time? These are the things I know you guys treasure, so I work out the best delivery mechanism for these as well.
Then once I've reviewed, thought, meditated, refined and re-evaluated... I decide what I'm going to achieve that year.
Simple as that, and something I highly recommend you try in your own business.
I have some BIG, MAJOR, HUGE plans for Virtual Miss Friday
this year and I want to share them with you guys.
First of all I have to tell you, I'm a stickler for routine, and I am usually as regular as clockwork when it comes to blogging, my shows, and just my front-end business commitments in general, but sometimes you need to get into a space where you look at everything and be honest about what really needs to happen in your business in order for it to progress, and over these last couple of months, I've been in that space. I wanted to start this year with change, elimination and addition - and that's what I'm doing with my biz ;-)
Here's the plan...
1 - Brand New Website
I've decided it's time for a new website - don't get me wrong, I love my design, and in fact I am very, very attached to it, so for me, this is the hardest part of my whole plan. The site is not mobile friendly or responsive and I have to put the needs of my visitors and members first. So, I'm launching a new responsive website this year, that will make the end user experience for you guys worlds better.
In addition to this, everyone in my members area, whether it's the free account, or The Roadmap programmes and courses will have a brand spanking new user experience, one I'm putting a great deal of thought into to ensure that everything is beautifully laid out, and remarkably easy to use.
2 - My Blog
My blog has been a major resource for a lot of online service providers, I've been blogging since 2010, primarily for Virtual Assistants and Digital Nomads, and of course I'm not going to stop blogging, but I'm going to blog differently. I'm going to have short, concise, easily digestible posts that my busy readers can really benefit from quickly. Out of the 326 posts on my blog, I'm going to be selecting some of the most popular ones to create a small archive of pillar articles, and then I have a plan for the rest....
3 - Free Webinars
The plan for the rest of the topics on my blog, and for all the new exciting topics I've been listing, are going to be turned into FREE webinars - I aim to be doing 1 free webinar per month. This will give you the opportunity to join the webinars and ask questions at the end that I'll answer, it's a much better way for me to help teach a concept, idea, process or strategy and really support you to maximise the impact that topic has on your business.
If you're a member of The VA Passport
then you'll have access to download the Replay Video, Audio and Transcript from the members area for that month, PLUS you'll have the new one available every month to download. They will also be sold separately for non-members.
4 - e-Travel Weekly
Because of all the fresh new content I'll be producing, I'll be doing a monthly round-up newsletter of everything that's been happening in Virtual Miss Friday, plus I'm going to be doing a monthly video and podcast as well.
Everything else is pretty much the same, I'll continue all the annual updates on my Roadmap Programmes and Courses, plus updates to the Passport members club each month.
These changes in Virtual Miss Friday are going to make your experience on this site truly awesome, and because I'm the kind of person that wants to just get things done asap when I take a decision to do something, I'm going to be busy working behind the scenes here to get this up-and-running for you as soon as possible.
If there's ANYTHING at all you would like to see from me, or from the site that would help you, then now is the time to send me an email or leave a comment below and I'll do my best to work it into the new look VMF :-)
Thanks as always for all your support. Watch this space and I'll keep you updated as things progress!