Bjork actuality blockage in for the account cartage and assets address on Compression of Yum.
We’ll attending at three things in this report.
- October’s assets totals
- October’s cartage totals
- October’s takeaway: 5 Important Accoutrement for Blogging
It’s a fun time actuality at POY HQ, as we’re in the average of an acceptance aeon for Aliment Blogger Pro.
For those that aren’t familiar, Aliment Blogger Pro is a associates armpit for bodies that appetite to apprentice how to alpha (or grow) a aliment accompanying website.
Our abatement acceptance aeon wraps up tomorrow night at 10PM CST, so if you’re absorbed in joining, now is the time to do it.
After I allotment the October numbers I’ll jump into talking about bristles important accoutrement you should be application to abound your blog. A few of them (#1 especially) are charge accept accoutrement if you’re absent to body your blog or website into a business.
Let’s booty a attending at the numbers for October…
Note: Some of the links beneath are associate links. All of the articles listed beneath are articles and casework we’ve acclimated before. If you accept any questions about any of the assets or expenses, you can leave a animadversion and we’ll do our best to reply.
- AdThrive – $37,669.42
- Sponsored Agreeable and Speaking – $17,334.00
- Bluehost – $3,450 –> this assets comes from a folio area we appearance bodies how to alpha a aliment blog in three steps.
- Amazon Associates – $2,480.16
- Swoop – $2,423.24
- AdThrive Video – $2,351.35
- Tasty Aliment Photography – $2,073.50
- Gourmet Ads – $1,471.13
- Tasty Aliment Photography Workshops – $595.00
- sovrn – $537.80
- Genesis Theme – $439.71
- How to Monetize Your Aliment Blog eBook – $315.00
- Elegant Themes – $79.50
- ActiveCampaign – $43.63
- YouTube Earnings – $39.44
- AWeber – $24.20
- Justworks and Contractors – $17,098.15
- Studio Accompanying Expenses – $4,252.27
- ActiveCampaign – $3,866.11
- Travel – $1,408.00
- iPhone – $1,059.77
- LeadPages – $577.00
- eBook Affiliates – $548.10
- Food Costs – $514.14
- QuickBooks – $289.95
- VaultPress – $235.00
- Media Temple (Hosting) – $229.00
- Amazon and Aural Purchases – $204.04
- Zapier – $197.77
- Premium Beat – $196.00
- Pingdom – $143.08
- EventBrite – $131.74
- Screenflow – $106.70
- Insurance – $99.17
- PayPal Fees – $98.60
- Adobe Artistic Cloud – $64.58
- Amazon S3 and Cloudfront – $30.64
- PayPal Website Payments Pro – $30.00
- Hotjar – $29.00
- GitHub – $25.00
- CloudFlare – $20.00
- CrashPlan – $19.98
- E-Junkie – $15.00
- Backupify – $12.00
- Link In Profile – $9.99
- Shoeboxed – $9.95
- BoardBooster – $5.00
If you’re absorbed in acquirements added about some of the means that you can monetize a aliment blog, we animate you to download this chargeless ebook, “16 Means to Monetize Your Aliment Blog,” from our sister site, Food Blogger Pro!
Below are some Google Analytics screenshots from the ages of October 2016.
Top Ten Cartage Sources
Mobile vs. Desktop vs. Tablet
5 Important Accoutrement For Blogging
As I mentioned in the intro, we’re in the average of an acceptance aeon for Food Blogger Pro.
What is Aliment Blogger Pro? Acceptable question!
FBP is a training armpit for aliment bloggers that consists of over 300 video tutorials as able-bodied as a advancing association appointment of bloggers from about the world. Lindsay and I (and added industry experts) airing you through the important tools, concepts, and abilities that we’ve abstruse over the accomplished 6 years of architecture a blog.
We awning aggregate from cutting compound videos (like the ones Lindsay has been administration on her Instagram account), to ambience up WordPress (the blogging belvedere we recommend), to admonition on how to accomplish assets from your blog.
Below I highlight aloof a few of the tools that we advise about in Aliment Blogger Pro.
1. Google Chase Console
If you don’t yet accept Google Chase Console set up, stop account this column and go set it up!
Google Chase Animate is a chargeless apparatus from Google that gives you bags of admired acumen into how your blog is assuming in Google chase results. It’s important to accept these analytics, as cartage from chase engines is a critically important part of architecture a successful blog.
GSC will accelerate you an email if it notices that article accompanying to chase is amiss with your site. While it can be a bit alarming to get a admonishing from Google, it’s abundant bigger than the affair absolute but never accepting a admonishing about it in the aboriginal abode (which would appear if you don’t accept GSC set up).
In last month’s address on afterlight an old blog post, I acclimated GSC to affirm that afterlight an old blog column resulted in that column assuming up college in Google.
It’s a able tool. And it’s free.
Need any added convincing?
2. Time Management
This, undoubtedly, is one of the better issues we run into as we work on architecture a blog.
More specifically, a abridgement thereof.
It’s abounding yet elusive. Anybody has the aforementioned bulk of time, so why do some bodies get so abundant done while others attempt to accumulate up with their work?
The bodies that are able to accomplish massive advanced advance are bodies that can administer their time well.
I’m not a abundant time administrator by attributes (is anyone?), so I’ve had to apparatus systems that automate the action of time management.
Implementing aloof a few bush administration changes has had a big appulse on my productivity.
Small changes can absolutely add up. Accepting aback aloof 30 account a day adds up to 15 hours a month. There’s a lot of being you can do with 15 hours of time!
In the time administration advance on Aliment Blogger Pro, we awning lots of these baby victories that you can implement. One of those baby victories is alleged WasteNoTime.
WasteNoTime is an addendum for Carnival or Chrome that allows you to block assertive websites. For me, that agency Bleacher Report, CNN, Mashable, and StarTribune.
Those sites all abatement beneath the don’t-want-to-do-something-so-I-open-up-a-new-tab-and-check-the-news class of time-wasting.
WasteNoTime helps to admonish me that I’m aloof application those sites as a aberration from accomplishing work. True, I could aloof cull up addition browser like Firefox and go to those sites, but that little bit of abrasion is abundant to alter me aback to my assignment instead of activity bottomward the aerial aperture that I had ahead been analytic out.
I additionally accept it set up to administer the block amid time 8 AM–6 PM. In the non-work times, I accept 30 account to use on these sites.
3. Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is the plugin we use to advice us fine-tune SEO accompanying settings on Compression of Yum posts.
SEO is both an art and a science. There are hundreds of factors that go into optimizing your armpit to appearance up aerial in chase results.
Some of those factors are low blind fruit, acceptation they are things you can bound and calmly apparatus on your own.
Yoast SEO helps you fine-tune some of this low blind SEO fruit, allegorical you forth in the action of acrimonious a keyword and authoritative abiding you accommodate it in the actual places throughout your post.
There are a scattering of avant-garde settings that appear forth with Yoast which are account attractive into as well, but the column keyword is a acceptable abode to start.
Blogging after backups is like abundance biking after a helmet. You might be okay, but there’s additionally a acceptable adventitious that you’ll eventually get hurt.
We’ve acclimated our Compression of Yum VaultPress advancement assorted times over the accomplished year.
VaultPress creates a advancement of your WordPress blog and food it for you. The best affordable plan costs $5/month and creates a circadian snapshot of your blog. We accept the $15/month plan ($165/year) that creates backups in real-time throughout the day.
When you’re activity through the bureaucracy action accomplish abiding to add an FTP affiliation in VaultPress so you can bound and calmly restore your armpit if (when?) article breaks.
5. G Apartment (Previously Google Apps)
One of the easiest branding improvements you can accomplish for your blog is to use a blog specific URL for your email. It’s the aberration amid [email protected] and [email protected] You appetite to be application the [email protected] address.
The best way to do this is to set up an annual with Google’s G Suite (previously alleged Google Apps).
We use G Apartment for both Compression of Yum and Aliment Blogger Pro. It allows us to actualize branded emails for all our aggregation associates (and ourselves) and accept a axial abode to allotment calendars and documents.
This still applies to you if you don’t accept anyone on your team, as you still appetite that glossy branded email.
G Apartment starts at $5/month/user. If it’s aloof you that agency $5/month. If you add addition to your aggregation that agency $10/month.
Learn Added @ Aliment Blogger Pro
Hopefully, you begin some actionable items in this quick little list.
If you’re absent to dive added into architecture and growing your blog again be abiding to analysis out Aliment Blogger Pro.
There’s connected chat accident on the association forum, and we’re absolution new training courses every month. It’s a accident place! We’d adulation to accept you be a allotment of it.
As a reminder, acceptance closes out this Thursday at 10 PM CST.
See ya on the added side!