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Work Less and Live More with Productivity, Automation, and Outsourcing. Learn how to be able to do what you love. Spend time with family, with friends, be able to watch an entire season of Game of Thrones in one sitting, watch the waves crash against the sand.
Business should enable us to do the things we love, not prevent us from doing them.
Business should give us control over our time, not control our time for us.
Our business should enable us to Work Less, and Live More.
And I know every single entrepreneur wants this for themselves, but not every entrepreneur is able to do this.
That's what this podcast is for - to help entrepreneurs Work Less and Live More.
Most Recent Episode
23 - Assign the Right WordPress Roles
Whenever you're giving a Virtual Assistant, or anyone for that matter, access to your WordPress website, it's critical that we assign the right access to them. We wouldn't want the worst case scenario to happen - when all of a sudden your website is down, deleted, and irrecoverable - whether with malicious intent or by mistake. I've given a virtual assistant incorrect WordPress access in the past and when I loaded up my website a few hours later - it wouldn't load...at all. Thankfully, the site they were working on was very much a draft site, but could you imagine if that happened to my main website that brought in thousands of dollars a month? Or to an e-commerce website that had thousands of dollars of product sales per day? Not only that, but there's the immeasurable effect on the company's brand as well. Visitors may view it as unreliable and untrustworthy after such a fiasco. So let's talk about these WordPress user roles so that we don't make that mistake. The general rule here is to provide someone the least level of access that they need. That way, they can't really mess up. And if they do need more access, they can always request more from you. So if you're unsure, start lower and move up as necessary. Okay, by default, WordPress has 5 different roles: Subscriber Contributor Author Editor and Admin The Subscriber role is the default role someone gets when they comment or sign-up to anything on your website. It's for visitors and allows people to view your site and post their comments. Your VA will most definitely need something more than that... The Contributor role allows users to also create, edit, and delete THEIR OWN unpublished blog posts. Take note, these are blog posts, not WordPress pages. And these are unpublished posts. After the post gets published, Contributors can't make any changes to the posts anymore. By the title itself, you should give this to Contributors, such as guest bloggers, to your site. They can't make changes to other people's posts, so if you need your VA to edit, recategorize, reschedule, or change the status on other people's posts, they need more than the contributor role. The Author role adds the powers of being able to change THEIR OWN posts even after they get published, but still not other people's. It also let's them upload files, which is useful if someone needs to upload PDFs or images. The Editor role is most likely the role you want to give your VA. This is the role that lets them to create both posts AND pa