Weekly Update: Dec 29, 2017

Wednesday December 27, 2017

Highlights

  • Got a call today from hospital – ferritin levels were down to 46ng/mL. Was looking to get between 50-75ng/mL.
    Amazeballs!
  • Got the on-boarding process questionnaire and client wrap-up questionnaire’s done.
  • Client news: got a client’s website on their server and waiting for the okay to go live, sent off invoice for deposit for another client’s website.

Takeaway

We’re spending this week reviewing 2017 and making some plans for 2018. So far we’re looking at shuffling our service offerings a little bit, looking at a product to sell, and better streamlining our client management process. I’m really looking forward to 2018 – I think we’re going to kick it this year.

Thursday December 28, 2017

Highlights

  • Client news: got deposit and signed contract for that client I mentioned yesterday. Exciting!
  • Rejiggered our current service offerings on our website. Added Accessibility and Emergency Website Fixes into Web Design, renamed Creative Solutions to Graphic Design, and combined Email Marketing, Analytics and AdWords into Online Marketing. More in line with what our current clients want.
  • Seeing Star Wars tonight! Finally!

Takeaway

I’m really excited about working on this client project. I’ve done some work on their website in the past. It was a bit of a pain in the butt because of how their previous designer set everything up – not creating the theme as a child theme, never updating themes & plugins, etc. So I’m looking forward to making everything easier for the client and making the website much more user friendly for the visitor. I think we can do a lot to help make a website that’s better for them.

Friday December 29, 2017

Highlights

  • Got a form submission from the website for a new website quote. John’s working on this. A little worried as a problem client from 2+ years ago (who didn’t end up paying for their website) was recommended by the same person who recommended us to this potential client.
  • Added two new pieces to the portfolio finally. Still need to add one more, but it’s getting there.

Takeaway

It’s been an educational year and I hope that 2018 will go well.

Weekly Update: Dec 22, 2017

Tuesday December 19, 2017

Highlights

  • Chose my 2018 Word For the Year: Flourish
  • Got all caught up on all of the emails that were sent while away on vacation. I miss Cuba already, but the vacation was extremely healing.
  • Got five major tasks completed.

Takeaway

Today I’ve discovered that when John starts panicking and getting anxious, I have the ability to maintain my calm and take control. This is a good thing, because he’s always the one I can depend on when I get anxious, so to know that I can be that for him… well, like I said, it’s a good thing.

Wednesday December 20, 2017

Highlights

  • Heard back from a potential client that was hoping to reduce the quote because she had a marketing consultant who wants to decide where elements are placed on the homepage. At this point thinking about passing on the project completely as it sounds like it’s going to be more work than originally quoted for.
  • Spent afternoon at hospital for phlebotomy. Results from two weeks ago were super positive – ferritin levels were down to 80ng/mL. Huzzah!
  • Got four major tasks completed<./li>

Takeaway

I started listening to the Meditation Minis podcast a while back and it’s been such a huge help in learning how to centre myself. Since going into business for myself, I’ve embraced a lot more of the things that I wouldn’t have looked twice at before – and meditation is a huge one. But these short guided meditations help me to focus on the now; something that both my anxiety and depression don’t like me doing. (And anything they don’t like me doing feels like a huge win for me.)

Thursday December 21, 2017

Highlights

  • Played in Adobe After Effects to create an animated gif for a client. Good reminder that I’m not an animator.

Takeaway

I had a minor breakdown today; we had been looking at houses last night. We’re hoping to buy at some point in the next year, but with prices, I don’t know how we’d be able to afford it. Goodness.

Friday December 22, 2017

Highlights

  • Almost ready to go live with one client site – we’ll begin transferring the site from staging environment to live environment early next week.
  • Got caught up on all actionable emails
  • Started planning 2018 – thinking about setting up a maintenance package for our clients, removing a few of our services from our website (analytics), and combining a few others (emergency website fix & website design, email marketing & adwords)
  • Created a “Client Onboarding Process” checklist to hand all of the onboarding to John.

Takeaway

Hard to concentrate today. Last weekday before Christmas. Coffee + christmas music = OMGYAY.