Do you run a website that needs more visitors? I’ve been using free marketing strategies, such as search engine optimization, to get traffic to my sites for 27+ years. If you do not have a website yet, I can teach you how to build one using WordPress even if you have zero technical skills. Both beginner and expert entrepreneurs can find useful knowledge, actionable insights, and in-depth SEO strategies on this blog.
Your experience and skill level with side hustles and marketing will determine what training will work best for you and your online business. The SideBacon Blog contains information for complete beginners all the way up to experts. I recommended starting with these posts for each skill level..
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How to Use OneSignal with WordPress for Easy Audience Contact
All websites should use a combination of strategies to increase traffic. On WordPress websites, using OneSignal’s push notifications are one of the easiest of these tactics. Readers of your website and fans of your content make up your audience. They want to know when you…Continue reading →
How to Build a WordPress Website: Step-by-Step Training
This step-by-step training course is going to walk you through all of the steps for a complete beginner to learn how to build a WordPress website. WordPress, also called “WP”, is the most popular and best content management system. Best of all, it’s free open-source…Continue reading →
Register Your Company With Google Business Profile To Gain New Leads
Google Business Profile, which was formerly known as Google My Business, is a free service that lets you register your company and website to get listed on their search engine. This is NOT for organic search rankings. When you search the brand name of a…Continue reading →
How to Use Google Search Console to Improve Search Rankings
All webmasters should be using Google Search Console (GSC). This free tool monitors the health and performance of your website in Google’s search engine rankings. The information provided by Search Console makes SEO easier. You don’t have to manually search to figure out your placement…Continue reading →
What Domain Authority Checker is the Best for SEOs?
Domain Authority (DA) is an important SEO ranking factor that is partially controlled by things off-site such as backlinks. There are a number of different domain authority checker tools that you can use for free to check your site’s rating. In some ways, you can…Continue reading →
The Complete WordPress SEO Training Guide: Optimize for Search Traffic
All WP websites need to be optimized to get search engine rankings. However, WordPress SEO can be a rather confusing subject, even for long-time marketing experts. This free training course is going to demystify SEO for you and teach you proven strategies that are used…Continue reading →
How to Use Google Keyword Planner + Tips for Accurate Search Volumes
Pages on your website need to target keywords if you want free, targeted traffic from Google and other search engines. Google has made it easy to research keywords and find their search volumes using their Keyword Planner tool that is inside of Google Ads. Blindly…Continue reading →
How to Prepare Your Website for Google’s Helpful Content Update
Today, August 22, 2022, Google is supposed to start rolling out their new “Helpful Content Update“. It’s expected to be a two week release, so you won’t see the changes from this algorithm change all at once. Social media has been blowing up about this…Continue reading →
LSI Keywords Explained With My Easy 3-Step Semantic Research Strategy
During the summer of 2022, Google search engine traffic for the term “LSI keywords” has increased by 900%. This implies that a lot of people have recently learned about this SEO strategy and are now trying to figure out how to use it on their…Continue reading →
Trouble Staying Motivated to Work for Your Online Business? This Can Help
I woke up today and just did not feel like writing. If you’re a writer, run an online business, or build any kind of online content on a regular basis, you’ve probably had one of these days too where you’re having trouble staying motivated. I’ve…Continue reading →
How to Write Page Titles to Improve CTR: A Simple 5-Step SEO Guide
Web page titles will make or break the success of any website. The title tag or headline of each page is the first thing a potential visitor sees before they visit your site on a search engine and the first thing visible when they land…Continue reading →
9 Tips to Save Time & Money Starting an Online Business from Home
Starting an online business from home can be tough without guidance or experience. I know because I did it. Learning the hard way by trial and error isn’t fun. It takes a grueling amount of work, and a lot of those efforts get trashed because…Continue reading →
Google Questions: How to Easily Rank Your Website For “People Also Ask”
Some searches on Google will display a list called “People Also Ask”. This is a list of questions and answers for topics that relate to the keyword phrase searched. The answers featured here do not come from Google but from other websites. By targeting this…Continue reading →
How to Quickly Analyze Your Website Competitors for SEO Backlinks
Backlinks are the #1 off-site ranking factor that affects your search engine placement on Google. While you do not have direct control over links from other websites, you can do some sneaky SEO research to analyze competitors. The most important thing to remember when you’re…Continue reading →
5 Tips for Self-Published Authors to Sell More Books
Authors and writers that self-publish their books on websites like Amazon should also work on marketing to maximize their sales. Simply publishing a book on Amazon doesn’t guarantee sales. Many new releases just sit there and go unnoticed. When a writer is proactive building their…Continue reading →
15 Essential Skills for Successful Internet Marketers
Anyone running an online business needs a variety of skills. I’ve identified 15 of these essential skills that I have found to be needed to be successful as an internet marketer. Some of these abilities are needed to create the business itself, while some of…Continue reading →
CSS 101: A New, Free Creative Web Design Training Course
Everyone that has a website should know some basic web design skills using HTML and CSS. This guide is a crash-course in CSS for complete beginners. This training won’t overwhelm you with every single, technical detail. I’ve taken the most essential and commonly used techniques…Continue reading →
Get Paid for Critical Thinking Skills, Solving Problems & Naming Businesses
Do you think you’re intelligent and able to solve problems that involve critical thinking and creativity? You can actually make money online with these skills by helping out businesses. One of the most common jobs that is needed for this type of work is naming…Continue reading →
2022 Email Marketing: An Easy, Fantastic Training Guide Here
Any online business that does not run an email newsletter list is leaving money on the table. An audience of 3,000 people can easily earn an extra $10,000 per month or more with email marketing. Best of all, it works for almost any kind of…Continue reading →
Are Flashy or Plain Text Web Designs Better for Search Traffic?
a lot of people don’t know what to do when it comes to deciding on a design for a new website. The most common trend is to try to build a flashy website that is all about looks. Although I do believe it is important…Continue reading →
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In 2023, I’m 40 years old. I’ve been married for 19 years with three kids (one grown and out of the house already), and I’ve been an online business owner and creator since 1995. I’ve already lived many of life’s financial situations – everything from being so broke I have to live on Ramen noodles to swimming in expendable income with six figures in annual earnings. Through all of those life experiences and the pursuit of knowledge along the way, I have picked up a lot of helpful financial information that can help others.
Anyone can offer marketing advice on things like SEO, WordPress, websites, side hustles, and more, so why should you trust what I have to say? Everything on this website is based on my personal experience over 27+ years. I love learning new things and have experimented with more strategies and techniques than most people do in their entire lifetime. I started a family at a young age and raised three kids – most of the time being the sole financial provider and money manager. Completely by myself and sitting at my home computer, I’ve created three different online businesses that have generated six figure annual revenues.
My experiences and knowledge cover such a vast range of website and marketing topics, you’ll often receive a unique perspective from me that you won’t hear elsewhere. For example, I’ve been actively doing search engine optimization for YEARS before Google was even created, so my expertise can be extremely in-depth on particular subjects.
No matter how much knowledge I provide here, there is still one key ingredient to your success that I cannot provide – YOU! If you don’t take my information seriously and dedicate yourself to apply it to your own life, then nothing can change. The real secret to success is taking action. Making mistakes is better than doing nothing at all.