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Blogging course

We signed up to Adventure In You’s Blogging Fast Lane course early in our adventure with Career Gappers. The course is run by Tom and Anna, the couple behind one of the world’s most successful travel blogs.

By implementing the techniques taught on the Blogging Fast Lane, we have transformed our blogging income. You can read our full review of the course here.

The Blogging Fast Lane covers everything from the basics of getting set up right through to marketing and monetisation. It’s a great resource whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve been blogging for years but want to take it to the next level.

What we love most about the Fast Lane is that it’s not just a course, but a community too. A dedicated private Facebook group provides a safe space for everyone to ask questions and share experiences. Tom and Anna are always attentive, helpful and quick to respond.

Hosting and content management

Career Gappers is hosted on Siteground. We switched to their service after spending nearly two years with another provider, and we spent several weeks researching the options before moving.

We have been delighted with Siteground. So far we have not experienced any down time, and the site speed has increased greatly since we’ve been with them, resulting in our website traffic doubling.

The best thing about Siteground, however, is their customer service. They provide round-the-clock support and we’re never waiting more than a few minutes to get an answer or have a problem solved.

SEO strategy

Shortly after we launched Career Gappers, Alex attended the TBEX conference in the Czech Republic and went along to a pre-event workshop by Make Traffic Happen. That turned out to be a transformative decision, as the workshop gave us the strategic direction we needed to get started with search engine optimisation.

Since then, we’ve managed to flourish our traffic using the methods explained Make Traffic Happen’s workbooks. They’ve also recently launched a course on SEO.

You can join Make Traffic Happen’s Facebook community here.

Keyword research

It’s no good producing a blog full of great content if nobody ever sees it. The most powerful way to drive traffic to your site is through search engine optimisation (SEO).

SEO tools can be very expensive for bloggers who don’t have the kind of funds that big organisations enjoy. However, we have found that Keysearch covers everything we need for keyword research, and at just $17 per month for the starter package it is affordable.

You can sign up for Keysearch here, and if you quote the promo code KSDISC at checkout, you will get 20% off. Consider it a treat from us!