Hi and welcome, my name is AJ, I’m a corporate IT nerd turned digital marketing enthusiast specializing in SEO and content strategy.
I have been happily making a full-time living from blogs and websites since 2015.
Blog Pioneer was created as a way to share my experiences with you and hopefully provide you with lots of useful tips and information around the exciting world of SEO, content strategy, WordPress and blog monetization.
The Online Business Lifestyle
At the end of 2014 I said goodbye to my corporate life so that I could focus on my passion which was, and is, everything digital. In other words, I took a leap of faith and decided to go through a career change. A huge step, but one that I really wanted to take. Fast forward several years and I have no regrets.
I now manage a small portfolio of blogs and websites that generate revenue with advertising, affiliate marketing, and other channels. As with any business, you need time to get things going and to actually make some sort of profit. In my case this meant that I had to work hard on SEO and content creation in order to get my websites to rank in the search engines.
I basically spent the whole year of 2015 trying things out, making all the mistakes, before the penny (literally) finally dropped in 2016.
SEO nowadays is a lot more difficult than it used to be, and it can literally take months, or even years, before a website starts to get some decent organic traffic. This is something I am passionate about which makes my work very enjoyable.
Besides looking after my own portfolio of website, I also help small businesses and individual bloggers achieving growth by giving actionable advice regarding SEO, content strategy, WordPress and website monetization.
Where to From Here
If you’re keen to get your first website off the ground, make sure you check out my step-by-step guide to starting a WordPress blog. Once you have your first blog up and running, the rest will follow.
Also check out some of my trending articles.
- Keysearch Review (Keyword Research on a Budget)
- GeneratePress Review (6 Reasons to Choose This Lightweight WordPress Theme)
- Mediavine Review (How I Made the Switch from AdSense and Increased Revenue)
- AAWP (Amazon Affiliate WordPress Plugin) Review – How to Increase CTR
- DreamHost Review (Powerful and Flexible Web Hosting)
- Thrive Themes Review (5 Reasons to Make the Switch)
- 7 Useful SEMrush Features for Bloggers
- How to Optimize and Rank WordPress Category Pages
- How to Choose a Good Blog Name (+ 14 Real Examples and Ideas)
- Should You Start a Blog? 8 Important Things to Keep in Mind
- 10 Blogging Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Organic Search Traffic
- The Uncool Instagram Follow Unfollow Trick Explained
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Get in Touch
I also provide SEO and WordPress related services, so please don’t hesitate to contact me should you need any help.
Thanks for visiting!
– AJ Mens