As a new blogger you'll be coming to terms with a stack of new concepts and technical terms. You'll be learning lots of blogging specific ideas and at the same time come into contact with SEO. In this post I'm going to touch on domain authority, an aspect of SEO that plays an important role in how … [Read more...] about What is Domain Authority & Is It Really Important?
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It's no surprise that people are looking for hustles and earning opportunities outside of traditional "9 to 5s" currently. This has inspired me to create this ultimate guide on how to make money blogging in 2021. My plan is to walk you through what I would do if I was starting a blog right … [Read more...] about How Can You Make Money Blogging in 2021? Ultimate Guide
My 13th traffic stats report and as you'll see, July has been a tricky month for me. It all began in June actually. I'd pushed myself hard to work on a 30 day blogging challenge in May: I worked everyday for 30 days to publish blog posts and the experience took its toll. Most days throughout … [Read more...] about SideGains July 2020 Blog Traffic Stats
There are gazillions of blog posts indexed in Google for every search phrase imaginable. Think of anything and search for it… there will be a result for it in Google. Getting your posts ranked is one thing. Getting a click on your indexed posts in search results another. Once you're over these … [Read more...] about 17 Ingredients for Blog Post Format Perfection
Are you using a free blog? How's that working out for you? It may be you feel you're ticking along just fine thank you very much. But that doesn't mean you couldn't be doing better and this is where a self hosted blog will be a real game-changer for you. If you haven't yet started your blog and … [Read more...] about 11 Powerful Reasons Why You Need a Self Hosted Blog
Pinterest is kind of an obsession for me. Seriously... I’ve given more hours to Pinterest over the past months than I have any other social media platform. Not only is it a place I enjoy purely for visual inspiration, it’s a great place to find other bloggers. It's also a source of traffic to my … [Read more...] about Essential Pinterest Questions and Answers for Bloggers
My 12th traffic stats report sees the SideGains blog reaching it's first birthday. A full year of blogging deserves it's own post detailing the entire journey... this will come later this month. June was a really hard month for me in blogging terms. After completing my 30 day blogging challenge … [Read more...] about SideGains June 2020 Blog Traffic Stats
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: An A-Z Guide
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 – A 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