You probably have a million items on your website to do list, am I right? Things like updating blog posts, creating new sales pages, and setting up shop. It never ends.
Tackling it all is a challenge. Just as you cross one thing off your list, another thing gets added. It’s overwhelming.
That’s where prioritizing your website tasks comes in.
Sorting your website to do list based on priority allows you to focus on what really needs to get done. Because let’s face it, half of your website tasks aren’t crucial. They’re probably things that would be great to do, but aren’t necessary.
I like to create 3 website to do lists: now, soon, and someday.
The now list includes things that need to get done in the near future, within the next week or two.
The soon list is for all the tasks that need to get done, but aren’t as time sensitive. Things on this list will likely get completed within the next month.
The someday list is for all other tasks. Things that you’d like to do, but aren’t needed right this minute. They might be things that need more planning or they might just be ideas for the future.
Your goal is to focus on the now items first, then move onto the soon list. I never actually get to my someday list. Why? Well because every week or two I reevaluate my list and move things around. Something that was on my someday list might now be a priority. And more often than not, the items get dropped completely as I change my mind and my plans change direction.
What’s great about this method is that you’re no longer getting overwhelmed staring at a to do list a mile long. Your now list is a manageable size. And with each item you cross off, you’re making an impact on your site since you’re completing things that you need to get done rather than things that you want to get done.