My developer Phillip Dews just transferred my blog to a new host.
The speed test says it all.
Note; if you want lightning fast speeds, pay up to play up.
Streamlining your blog to big time proportions (think “lightning”) is virtually impossible on 2 dollar a month hosting solutions.
Before we flesh out step 1 let’s ponder the benefits of creating a lean and mean blog:
- increase blogging profits by focusing readers on a few core products and services
- trim blogging fat; delete distracting elements serving no purpose
- maintain lightning fast load times
- feel clearer and flat out better about your blog
I ain’t gonna lie; I dove into a guest posting tear tonight. 1:52 AM Thailand time as I pen these words. Getting my new hosting and adopting a super minimalist design energized me.
1: Pay Up to Speed Up
Spend at least $7 to $20 – or more – to speed up your blog.
Paying for premium hosting streamlines your blog and boosts blogging profits because:
- more people stick around a fast loading site
- people pull the trigger more quickly – buying-wise – on fast loading blogs
- fast blogs rank better in search engines, boosting your targeted, buying traffic
Do not cheap out on web hosting. Massive mistake made by amateur, struggling bloggers because in the blogging world, there is the quick, and the dead.
2: Go Minimalist
My blog design looks minimalist these days.
Visit my blog.
See a top menu.
See the latest posts.
See Amazon, iTunes and greeting widgets.
That’s it. Mean, lean and clean. No wasted content or images or widgets. No blogging bloat.
Readers see my coaching, course, eBooks and audio books links via top header. I follow up with Amazon and iTunes audio book icons via my sidebar, tossing in a little intro/greeting and link to my travel pages.
Be a blogging minimalist. Trim da fat. Cut back on bloat. Focus on content and your products and services. Release all else. Streamline your blog. Increase your blogging profits.
Alonzo Pichardo has a lean, mean and clean minimalist design. Perfect set up for fast loading and focusing readers on both his valuable free content and top shelf premium services.
3: Use a CDN
Use a CDN.
Host images from your blog off server to speed up your site.
Using a CDN boosts profits indirectly by speeding your site up significantly. As mentioned; folks who see a fast loading site are likely to stick around and buy something due to the seamless experience.
4: Delete Dated Posts and Pages
Posts, pages and any form of dated content needs to go.
Both for streamlining your site and for increasing your blogging cash flow.
Less dated, thin content = less server load.
We know this already.
But dropping posts no longer valuable or relevant for your readers creates a more eye-popping, respected, trusted brand.
Trusted brands make a serious splash in the blogging world. Serious splash types usually earn steady coin over the long haul.
As a rule, successful, prospering bloggers release worn out, old, dated content like a hot potato. Providing readers with timely, valuable data matters most to these top bloggers, who never cling to old, thin or inaccurate content.
5: Align to Shine
- blog post
- blog page
and any other form of content needs to align 100% with your brand message.
I help people retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging. My products and services reflect this fact.
If any product or service did not align 100% with my Blogging From Paradise brand I delete the income stream, streamline my blog and boost profits by removing any trust-dissolving confusion.
Align to shine.
Prune any non aligned income streams.
Example; if you’re a blogging tips blogger monetizing through non-targeted Google Adsense, visitors tend to see Adsense ads on your blog based on the reader’s prior web history. This is why I visit blogging tips blogs but see Adsense ads about Phuket or Bali, or whatever tropical island I’m researching.
Not a good look for the blogging tips blogger; I only want to see blogging tips ads, products, services and eBooks from her to gain trust and to move forward with the click, buy or hire.
Align all elements and income streams perfectly on your blog.
Zac Johnson does this beautifully about blogging.org.
The blog teaches you one thing; how to blog.
This is one reason why the site usually ranks #1 for a hyper competitive “blogging” search on Google.
Delete non aligned income streams.
Trim blogging fat.
Boost blogging profits.
Do you follow these tips?
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