As a spiritual, heart-centered entrepreneur, you may often find yourself wearing many hats, filling lots of roles.
How many hats do you wear as you grow and rock your business?
Especially if you’re starting out, or building (or re-building) your business, you may often find yourself taking on roles that are challenging, unfamiliar, and sometimes downright scary!
This is certainly true in my case.
How many hats do you wear?
For me, with my business in a rebranding and rebuilding phase, I am doing much of the work on my own. I’ve cut down on paid help for now. Which means I get to do just about everything for Magnolias West.
Lucky for me I love learning new things.
This week I moved my website to a new host.
In the process I got to learn some new and way cool stuff. You might want to file these resources for you and your team; they can come in very handy. I love sharing what I’ve learned!
- When you’re developing a new website and it’s not yet live, you can navigate the site by IP address so easily by using hosts.cx. Once you’re there, just put in the IP (which you can get from your host) and the domain name, and you can see everything! I was even able to log into the back end and copy over the new blogpost that hadn’t been there when the site moved over. You may be asking yourself why I didn’t move over the complete site, why I had a blogpost on the old site that wasn’t on the new copy. I blame Mercury retrograde for this. After getting off to a very bumpy start in this Merc Rx, I decided to wait before launching on the new host. Forgetting completely that I was due to write a new post. Which takes me to the next cool thing….
- You can export content from one site and import to another really easily. I exported the post from the soon-to-be-gone version of my site and imported it to the new one. I did need to install the WordPress Importer, but I was led through step-by-step instructions when I clicked on Import. Easy peasy! Yes I had to re-upload the image. But the content and the comments came over perfectly.
- Here’s how to know if and when your site has propagated all around the world after you change hosts. Go to What’sMyDNS, put in your site name, and look for checkmarks all around the world. You see, after pulling the trigger on the move last night, I wondered today if I would be writing this post to the old soon-to-be-obsolete copy on my old host, or if it would be on the new and live site. I didn’t know how to know! So I checked What’sMyDNS, and confirmed by calling my host.
I know that I don’t want to be the tech-y developer geek in my business. Not as my main focus.
But since I am wearing that particular hat right now, I’m saved by the fact that I love learning, and love troubleshooting (as long as the trouble doesn’t last too long!). Now that I’m back to wearing almost all of the hats, I’m enjoying learning, successfully implementing what I’ve learned, and sharing the info with you.
What are your favorite resources? What would you like to share? Let’s talk in the comments.
Changes are afoot at Magnolias West.
The rebrand and re–just-about-everything has begun. Big doings.
For now, I will be changing my blogging and newsletter schedule to something like every other week (instead of weekly). I promise to keep delivering consistently true, slightly audacious, and always juicy content. I will use the freed-up time to move my business development and rebrand along quickly and beautifully.