In this quick video tutorial, I’ll show you how to compress a pdf using a free online tool.
Why might you want to compress a pdf?
If you have created a pdf and want to share it with clients on your website or on a course or membership platform, you might feel quite disappointed when you try to upload it to your media library if you get an error message that the file size is too big.
It can feel very frustrating, but actually, it’s a GOOD THING if you get an error message that the pdf you’re trying to upload is too big. Why? Because uploading large files can significantly affect your website speed and how your website ranks online.
I wrote this post because a therapist contacted me telling me that she was ready to pull her hair out! She had been trying to upload a pdf to her media library so that she could share it with clients, but the file size was too large.
As a therapist or coach, you may not necessarily be in your comfort zone when it comes to tech. But often there are simple solutions if you know where to find them! It’s important to master the basics so that you can feel empowered when it comes to your website.
That’s why I’m happy to create these tutorials so that you can get back to what you do best – helping your clients!
Here’s the link to use the free tool: https://www.ilovepdf.com/compress_pdf
If you’re worried about your site being slow to load, you might find this article helpful: 4 Ways to Easily Speed up Your WordPress Website.
MIACP, B.A. Business and Languages, B.Sc. Counselling and Psychotherapy, M.Sc. Child and Adolescent Counselling, PGCE, Dip Personal, Leadership and Executive Coaching, Dip IT, Dip Web Design, SEO Specialist Certification.
Marie O’Sullivan is a Counsellor and Web Designer who loves helping other therapists and coaches to connect with more clients and impact more lives.