So you have a blog, or maybe you don't just yet, but regardless you want to make money from blogging. There are a lot of ways you can go to make money from a blog: if you've visited SideGains before you may have read my previous posts on the subject. In this post I'm going to focus on affiliate … [Read more...] about Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers: How to Start & Grow An Affiliate Income
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The following is a guest post from Martin of Studenomics, where he shares tips on everything from finding the best renter's insurance to getting paid to drink coffee with Airbnb Experiences. As a 10+ year veteran, I asked Martin to put together a piece about the realities of working online. You'll … [Read more...] about The Pros & Cons of Working Online – Is It Really the Dream Life?
As a new WordPress blogger you're going to need to understand how visitors interact with your blog. You can't do this with any degree of accuracy without using tools. Without doubt, one of the first tools you should employ when you've set up your WordPress blog is Google Analytics. In this guide, … [Read more...] about How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress to Understand Your Traffic
If you don't use SiteGround as your blog hosting provider, you're likely unaware of the many advantages it offers. Super-fast servers and plenty of storage for a very agreeable price are not the only things you get with a SiteGround hosting subscription. If you run a WordPress blog, you'll also be … [Read more...] about The SG Optimizer Plugin for WordPress… SiteGround’s Cherry on the Top
Are you new to Tailwind or considering trying it out? I've been using it for a while now and it's a massive help for the work I'm doing on Pinterest. One of the single best reasons for using it is Tailwind Tribes, which is an extremely powerful tool to have in your kit-box! This is going to be … [Read more...] about Tailwind Tribes for Bloggers… 12 Tips From What I’ve Learned
Another month rolls around and with it my 11th traffic stats report. 11 months of blogging and I'm seeing more markedly signals of the fruits of my labor in this report. May was a very tough month for me as I'd committed to writing a blog post every day through a 30 day blogging challenge. As … [Read more...] about SideGains May 2020 Blog Traffic Stats
Today is the last day of a 30 day blogging challenge I began... erm, 30 days ago. I won't be glib about it because it's been a really tough gig... a lot of long days and burning the midnight oil combined. As my last post in this challenge, I'm going to reward myself by writing straight out of my … [Read more...] about How to Write a Blog Post Every Day… Thoughts After 30 Days of Blogging
Are you considering using Tailwind App for scheduling your publishing activity in Pinterest and Instagram? I've been using it for many months now and have a solid appreciation of the pros and cons. The following post is my Tailwind App review based upon my own experiences of what's great and what's … [Read more...] about A Tailwind App Review: Here’s My Verdict of Using it For Pinterest
Of course it's important… why would I say otherwise? Okay so it's a given this would be my view… I'm a blogger. However, I'm not being glib about this because actually blogging is still a vital activity, whether you're a business, freelancer or a plain old blogger like me. I'm going to explain why … [Read more...] about 9 Reasons Why Blogging is Important on a Personal & Professional Level
You might be able to build mega-traffic quickly through social media, but let's be clear on this: the majority bloggers won't regardless of what any uber-blogger tells you. For the majority of mortal bloggers (myself included), we survive at the mercy of search engines, who like SEO to be "just so". … [Read more...] about 16 SEO Mistakes to Avoid to Keep Your Pants from Falling Down!