This is a tricky post for me to write. I've thought long and hard about whether or not to post something about the coronavirus. I wasn't sure how it would fit on SideGains. But the truth is though it IS relevant since the coronavirus affects how we work as bloggers, as with everyone else. It truly … [Read more...] about Why We Must Continue Blogging Through the Coronavirus
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Is your blog traffic depressingly low? It's a big club and we're all members in our early days... and sometimes the early days extend into quite a long time! I've been in your shoes. To be honest I still am somewhat, though my blog traffic is definitely beginning to pick up… but it's taken a long … [Read more...] about 12 Reasons Why Your Blog Traffic is Depressingly Low
As time has passed working on SideGains I've become aware increasingly of the slightly sniffy view that some bloggers have towards the "blogging about blogging" niche... of which SideGains is clearly a part. I'm intrigued about this and want to explore it a little. Are blogs about blogging adding … [Read more...] about Blogging About Blogging… Is it Cynical & Unethical?
Blogging is apparently a version of utopia for some, who've heard it's a great way to earn a decent living. It most certainly can be, as my recent article on how much you can make blogging discusses. However, there are those out there who would have you believe that a blogger's life is an easy one … [Read more...] about 9 Problems with Blogging That Affect Every Single Blogger
Oh yes indeed. A question we're all asking... unless you're an uber-blogger earning $1,000 a day plus. You could be thinking about starting a blog or a be a relatively new blogger. You may even have been blogging for a while. It doesn't matter... we're all trying to figure out an answer to the … [Read more...] about How Much Money Can You Make Blogging? A Reference for Bloggers
You may have set up your blog but not yet written your first post. Perhaps you're thinking about starting a blog in the near future? Either way, at some point you'll need to think about writing your first blog post. But where do you start? I've started a lot of blogs (some of them good, some … [Read more...] about Writing Your First Blog Post – How & Where Do You Start?
I've touched upon this a little before (What Happened and How the Heck Did I Get Here) but I've not written a specific post about why I started blogging. Believe it or not, my primary motivation was not financial. It became a significant motivation as time went on, but initially I started … [Read more...] about How I Started Blogging With WordPress & the Reasons Why
It's a very valid question and one I've asked myself too. I began SideGains in 2019. Prior to publishing my first post I too wondered if it was too late to start a blog. If you're asking yourself this question, I have the definitive answer. Maybe. Maybe not. It might not be the answer … [Read more...] about Is It Too Late to Start a Blog? The Answer is… it Depends!
Most frequently we tend to reflect as one year draws to a close and another one begins. But the truth is, any time is a good time to reflect. I figured it might be interesting to put together a post for would-be bloggers to explain why should you start a blog... whatever time of the year it … [Read more...] about 17 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog
It sounds like a very dramatic title I know! I don’t have an uplifting back story of overcoming adversity and so perhaps the title IS too dramatic. But the truth is, blogging truly has been a pretty big deal for me. So… I am going to get a little personal in this post and explain how and when I … [Read more...] about How Blogging Changed My Life in 7 MAJOR Ways!