Many times, business owners come to me and want to update their website or implement some new online marketing strategies and we often run into problems with getting the required access to their online assets.
If you have had a third-party set up your online assets in the past, use the list below to do a stocktake to ensure you have the appropriate access for each item.
Your domain name is registered with a domain name provider. Ensure you have those login details and that it is registered in your name with your email address.
This could be connected or completely separate to your domain name provider. Ensure you have login access to your cpanel and your hosting account.
Website Admin Login
Do you have login access to your website so that you or someone else you engage can make edits to your website. Ensure you have full admin access and not just partial access. You don’t want your original website developer holding you to ransom so that they have to make all future edits for you.
Plugins On Website
Do you own the licences to any plugins or third party tools that are used on your website?
Facebook Business Manager & Facebook Page
Is your Facebook Page connected to a Business Manager that is in your name with you listed as the owner?
Ensure you have at least one other person that you trust that has full access to your Business Manager in case your Facebook profile is compromised.
Don’t think it won’t happen to you!
It happens all the time and I have seen business owners lose complete access due to their profile being hacked.
Are you listed as an admin on your Facebook Page? As a security, have at least one other person that you trust listed as an admin as well.
Keep people in your Business Manager and page roles up to date at all times. Delete any one off that no longer requires that access.
Facebook Ad Account
If you are running Facebook Ads, ensure that the ad account is in your name and that you have full access to it with it being connected to your Business Manager.
Ensure only people that require access to your ad account have access but have at least one other person on your Ad Account with full access in case your Facebook profile is compromised.
Now of course this isn’t an extensive list but from my experience these are the top items that cause the most problems and heartaches for business owners if they don’t have the appropriate access.