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Mobile Speed Is Important


Last week I did a post on The Need For Mobile Speed. Over the weekend I used the points in that post to increase the mobile speed of three more of my blogs. Those blogs were my Buy Online Lotto Tickets, Get Online Lottery and A Loving Memorial. While it was easier having a template to follow I found that different sites have different hurdles to jump. I persevered all the same because mobile speed is important!

Why Mobile Speed Is Important

As I mentioned in my previous post my latest need for mobile speed was brought on by my good mate Mitch’s post. You’ll find links to his exceptional posts about his search for improving mobile speed in my previous post. Mobile speed is important to me because I need to keep Google happy in order to get a good listing in their search engines.

Having to please Google now makes me laugh with the knowledge of previous posts such as Google Sucks and Does Google Control Your Blog. There are a whole lot of other posts where I have a go at Google but this one is about why mobile speed is important not about Google’s many failings.

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As you can see, the results were not as good as my easy Sports Betting blog but it was the best I could do. I’m more than happy that everything was in the green.

Apart from keeping Google happy mobile speed is important if you’re at all interested in making money online. This is because, and Google knows this, more and more people are accessing the internet via their smart phones. I think you will find this article on mobile marketing statistics very interesting. If a site is too sluggish people these days won’t wait to let it load. They’re going to look elsewhere and those sites that haven’t bothered with mobile speed miss out. Better for the rest of us right?  :drunk_tb:

Hosting Is Important For Mobile Speed

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Once again, while there is a vast improvement, its still not as good as my sports site. I played around with settings for ages and then it hit me. They’re hosted on a shared hosting site whereas my sports betting blog is hosted with Inmotion hosting, a VPS host!

One of the problems I was having with these two blogs was that the leverage caching wasn’t working. This is something that my caching plugin handle so well previously. After a lot of wall banging  :wallbash_tb: I contacted support and they were kind enough to edit my .htaccess file. Thanks to all the guys at Greengeeks.

Mobile Speed Is Affected By Plugins

You may not know this but too many plugins or the wrong plugins can really affect your speed. Some plugins are so poorly designed that having them activated can slow down your blog to a virtual crawl. On the other hand, some plugins, like caching plugins, are essential for mobile speed. Another plugin I found that improved the mobile speed of some of my blogs is Widget Options. This plugin allowed me to select which widgets showed up when the blog was accessed by a mobile user. You can even select whether they showed up on the home page for desktop users. This way you also speed up your home page.


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As you can see the results for my Loving Memorial blog was exceptional. While this blog was also hosted on Greengeeks it has the least amount of plugins installed which simply proves my last point.

Did I mention the importance of themes at all? I should have because the theme you’re using may be what is slowing you down.


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Creating An Online Shopping Store


For me creating an online shopping store is part of my making money online plan. I’ve tried for some time now using Amazon and promoting some products as an affiliate but that hasn’t worked out all that well. While I have made some money on Amazon their commission rates are pretty pitiful to say the least. As for promoting products as an affiliate, well keeping track and the constant updating of affiliate links is, as I’m sure you will all agree, pretty damn tiresome.

That’s why I’ve decided to give AliExpress a go! Like eBay, these guys have a huge range of products and most of them are at discounted prices. Truthfully I’ve never heard of AliExpress before. They only came to my attention when I came along the Xpress Stores Pro plugin.

OK, before going any further you need to join the AliExpress Portal as an affiliate before you even consider creating an online shopping store. Once you’ve done that you can buy your Xpress Stores Pro plugin. At the moment it’s selling for a very low $47 but they say that price is limited. It comes with a 30 day money back guarantee but the truth is you can’t judge this type of plugin in only 30 days. Why? Because generally it will take you way longer than that to direct traffic after creating an online shopping store.

I’m hoping to cut that time back by attaching my online stores to existing sites. So far I’ve created 4 online stores!

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So far I have created 4 online shopping stores using the Xpress Stores Pro plugin.

The Wassup Top Shopping store went live today and it’s already got 630 products on its shelves  :smile:

Creating You AliExpress Online Shopping Store

I was so impressed with the Xpress Stores Pro plugin that I just had to make a video to show you how easy it is to have your very own online shopping store.

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You’ll notice when checking Wassup Top Shopping that I’m displaying 24 products per page. I do this so that my store is the same height as my sidebar. You’ll also notice the categories in the sidebar. What you may not notice first off is that all my stores run on the FlexSqueeze2 theme. This is even though the plugin creators recommended getting a so called ‘shopping’ theme. FlexSqueeze2 is so versatile that it beats any of those shopping themes hands down! The video shows just how versatile the theme is.

I know there will be a lot of you reading this who will not buy the Xpress Stores Pro plugin and that is a shame. I’ve always said the main reason so many people fail to run a successful online business is because they don’t invest any money in it. Perhaps it’s because they’ve never heard the saying “You have to spend money to make money“.

Your online business is like any business and if your serious you need to invest some money in it. The beauty about having an online business is that it’s so much cheaper than your average bricks and mortar business, My firs business cost me $80 thousand. My second cost over $600 thousand.

Last year, what with hosting, advertising and equipment purchases (plugins, software, etc) I spent over $2000 but I made over $5000 a profit of $3000. I know it doesn’t sound like much but that’s still 150% increase on my investment. It’s taken awhile to get there but I’m on the right track and I know that I will increase my profit as time goes on. I’m hoping that the small investment of $47 on the Xpress Stores Pro plugin will increase my profits.

The question is how much are you willing to invest on your online business.

The Truth About Blogging For Money


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How many times have you come across a blog that promised to show you how to make money blogging? Quite a few times I bet! How many of them have actually shown you how to make money online? Not all that many, right? The honest truth about blogging for money is a lot of the bloggers out there spouting about how much money they’re making from their blogs are probably exaggerating a little. Some are exaggerating a hell of a lot! They see this as a necessary evil because of their need for building their brand.

I’ve been blogging for 10 years now and while I’m making some money online it’s nowhere near enough for me to tell my boss to shove his job up his arse.

So, read on as I reveal the truth about Blogging For Money.

Honest Truth About Blogging For Money

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The question is, can you handle the truth about blogging for money? I say this because the honest to goodness, non refutable, truth about blogging for money is that it’s not easy. In fact it’s bloody hard. That’s why so many people give up.

You sure as hell can’t just start up a blog, do a whole lot of posts with affiliate links in them and then sit back waiting for the money to roll in.

I written before how blog commenting on other blogs can bring you traffic. The trouble is that type of traffic is next to useless. Why? Because that’s not the sort of traffic that generates an income. The one good thing about leaving great informative comments on blogs is that it helps to build your personal brand. People will get to see you around the place and in time get to trust you. The problem is, these are not the people who will normally buy from you. That is unless those blogs are all related to your niche blog. Then you have more of a chance of generating an income.

Quick Word About A List

They say that the money is in the list. They’re probably right. I used to have a list but just couldn’t bring myself to spam my subscribers. I no longer have a list.

Traffic Is Key To Making Money

The one truth about blogging for money is you need a shit load of traffic. Not just any traffic either. You need targeted traffic. That means the traffic you’re aiming for has to be related to your blogs subject matter. Failing to do that means you’re just writing to the wrong crowd. Whatever traffic you get is a total waste because you haven’t got anything that will interest them. Sort of like a shopfront having huge signs advertising the latest LCD TV’s only to find all they have are ironing boards!

The problem is you need a huge amount traffic to make it worthwhile. I’m getting about 3000 a month on my Online Sports Betting Site. Unfortunately that’s nowhere near enough. I reckon I would need at least 100 times that amount to get things to tick over. I can’t see that happening unless some big shot notices it and then brings it to the attention of his mates. Can’t see that happening anytime soon.

Promoting The Right Affiliate Is Important

Like most bloggers trying to make money online I don’t have a product to sell, That means I’m limited to promoting other peoples products as an affiliate. The problem with that is that sales are few and far between.

That was when I decided to become a lottery affiliate and started to promote them on my lottery sites, Buy Online Lottery Tickets and Get Online Lottery Tickets. The main difference is that every time I signup someone they become my customer for life. Every time they buy a ticket I get my commission from the sale. You’ll find a list of the Lottery Affiliates I represent here.

Once I got those off the ground I decided to start my EZeSportsBetting site to see if I could repeat the process. This post lists some of the sites I represent as an affiliate.

It’s a slow process but I take comfort in the knowledge that every time someone signs up I’m building my customer base.

My Blogging For Money Tip

I only wish that I had started promoting these sites right at the beginning. Had I done so I would be in a much better position today. My blogging for money tip to you is to pick a niche that you are comfortable with, One that you know a lot about. This is important because you will need to do regular updates if you expect the search engines to send you traffic. Also having that knowledge will show people you know what you’re talking about which in turn will build confidence. Confidence that will in turn lead to sales.

Just remember blogging for money will not happen overnight!


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