5 Best WordPress Themes for Affiliate Marketing

Best WordPress themes for affiliate marketing

I’m an affiliate marketer by trade, it’s what I enjoy doing most. Affiliate marketing is definitely not for everyone, but I love it as it involves skills that I am passionate about, such as SEO, keyword research and competitor analysis.

Over the years, I’ve built several niche affiliate sites, some more successful than others. One of the most important aspects of building and growing an affiliate site is finding the right WordPress theme.

Read more

15 Best WordPress Themes for Writers and Authors

Best WordPress themes for writers and authors

Writers can use a WordPress blog to not only write and publish their work online, but also to potentially sell their books. Choosing a good quality WordPress theme is essential when setting up your new website as a professional writer or author.

A theme used by writers and authors typically has a simplistic look and feel, without the unnecessary and distracting bells and whistles. You may also need a store attached to your blog, in which case you would need to search for a theme that is compatible with, for example, WooCommerce.

Read more

How to Choose a Good Blog Name (+ 15 Real Examples and Ideas)

How to choose a blog name (+ examples)

One of the most important steps in starting a new WordPress blog is choosing a good blog name. Far too often, new bloggers register a domain too quickly, only to find out months or years later that their chosen blog name is not the best one.

There can be various reasons why a blog name may need to be changed down the track. Perhaps the name doesn’t reflect the niche well enough. Or maybe the name is a bit awkward, or too long and complicated for people to remember.

Read more

GeneratePress + GP Premium Review (7 Reasons to Switch)

GeneratePress review

GeneratePress is a combination of a free, lightweight WordPress theme and a premium plugin. This plugin allows you to add essential features, but only the features that you actually want to use.

This makes GeneratePress not only lightweight, but also powerful and versatile. In this review I am going to be explaining what I like about GeneratePress as a WordPress theme solution, and why I think you should use it too.

Read more

WordPress Tags and SEO (Why You Should Not Use Them)

WordPress Tags and SEO

WordPress Tags, some love them and others strongly dislike them. I belong to the second group.

When I started blogging though, I used to create multiple random tags each time I published a new blog post. And as I got older and wiser, I’ve learnt to step away from using WordPress tags.

Read more

How to Speed up Your WordPress Blog with a3 Lazy Load

How to use the a3 Lazy Load Plugin

I personally don’t stress about page speed as a ranking factor at all, but I do care about user experience. And a good way to improve user experience is by lazy loading the images on your website.

By far the best WordPress plugin to lazy load images is a3 Lazy Load. In this article I am going to show you how you can configure this plugin in 5 minutes and have a faster loading website straight away.

Read more

Is Blogging Still Worth It? 8 Important Things to Keep in Mind

Is blogging still worth it?

Is blogging still worth it today? Is it still a viable business model, or is it a waste of time? Read on, as I share my real-life experience.

Not too long ago, blogging was a bit like maintaining on online diary. Bloggers would write stories about their daily lives and share them with their friends and relatives.

Read more

11 Ways to Be More Productive When Working From Home as a Blogger

How to stay productive when working from home

Working from home sounds like the ultimate dream for many of us. No boss or annoying colleagues around, no stressful commute or ugly corporate uniform. Sounds like you’ve made it, right?

If working from home is your dream, you’ve still got to finance it, and that means getting some serious work done. To help you on your path, I have put together my top 11 tips to be and stay productive when working from home.

Read more

10 Blogging Mistakes That Can Harm Your SEO

Blogging mistakes that can harm your SEO

Blogging is difficult and time consuming, it really is.

Not only is there a lot of work involved in getting good quality content published on a regular basis, you also need to work hard to keep both your readers AND the search engines happy.

I’ve made my fair share of blogging mistakes over the years. But that’s okay, because making mistakes is the only way to learn and move forward.

Read more