Are you interested in starting your own blog, but aren't quite sure where to begin or what to write about? You may feel tempted to work on a broad topic and in many ways this is a great idea. Before you put pen to paper though, I'm going to explain what a niche blog is and why it's important to be … [Read more...] about What is a Niche Blog & Why Should New Bloggers Consider One?
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Perhaps you've heard about private blog networks (PBNs to their friends!) as you've researched different ways to promote your blog? If you haven't, I'm going to explain what a PBN is so you understand the risks involved. We know that promoting your blog is an absolute necessity if you want Google … [Read more...] about What is a PBN and Should You Use One to Boost Your SEO?
Perhaps you want to make money blogging through affiliate marketing? Or maybe you’re a blogger who'd like to advertise someone’s product for some form of recompense? If either of these scenarios apply to you, you must provide affiliate link disclosure. You can make many different types of … [Read more...] about What is Affiliate Link Disclosure & Why is it Required?
My 14th monthly report for SideGains... boy does time fly! As I always advise anyone starting a blog... blogging is hard work in any niche. In the niche SideGains works within, it's uber tough! It seems as though everyone's blogging about blogging... just go onto Pinterest and do some searches … [Read more...] about SideGains August 2020 Blog Traffic Stats
We all make mistakes… that's for sure. The less used to something we are, the more we'll slip up. As a new blogger, I know I stepped on plenty of banana skins in the early days… and the truth is, I still step on them sometimes. Making mistakes is one way we learn, and it's important to accept … [Read more...] about 12 Commercial Blogging Mistakes Beginners Make
Scratching your head wondering why your Pinterest impressions are going down? Pinterest is a strange beast in my experience. I was seduced a long time ago by all those bloggers claiming to drive massive traffic from Pinterest. They made it sound easy and suggested that the same magic that … [Read more...] about Why Are My Pinterest Impressions Going Down? My Latest Challenge!
Maybe it's too business-like to set yourself blogging goals? A major reason for starting a blog is to get away from the rigid structure of employed work and do something you want to do whenever you want to do it. Right? Blogging is freedom... why would you want to become a slave to objectives, … [Read more...] about You’ve Got Blogging Goals, Haven’t You? Haven’t You?
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?
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