Ready to learn some content marketing? My name is Connor Gillivan. I’m a serial entrepreneur, SEO, marketer, and investor. In this article, I want to share my content marketing strategy…The Content Machine. This is a content strategy I’ve been using for the past 10 years while scaling all of my...
Google Keyword Planner is one of the best free SEO tools available. I know because I’ve been using it for the past 5+ years as I’ve built out SEO and content marketing plans for my companies: FreeUp, Outsource School, EcomBalance, AccountsBalance, and ConnorGillivan.com. If you’re interested in targeting the right...
Great content marketers understand how to build high value content, distribute it to the masses, then repurpose it for redistribution.  At the core of content marketing is the ability to plan, create, and publish content that will attract the company’s ideal customer and turn them into a lead and then...
Welcome to another monthly SEO update for ConnorGillivan.com! I’ve now been running this blog for almost 7 years and it’s been a lot of ups, downs, and lessons learned. At certain times, I’d take a break from writing for ConnorGillivan.com then I’d pick it back up. All the while, the...
So, you’re ready to learn about SEO, huh?  If you want to drive organic traffic to your website, SEO will inevitably be a factor. In this article, I’ll dive into what SEO is, how it works, why it’s important, how you can learn it, what are the SEO no no’s,...
I’m starting an SEO experiment and I want to share it with you. I’m calling it The Quality Quantity Effect. As Nathan Hirsch and I have been working to scale our newest venture, EcomBalance, I’ve been diving back into learning SEO and seeing what others are doing in the space....
I was first exposed to this idea while in college at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. The idea: Putting Yourself In Uncomfortable Situations Here’s what happened… A Story I’ll Never Forget I remember I was sitting in an international business class and I was not particularly enjoying it. I was...
A timeless question: What makes a GREAT, 8 figure business idea? This is a question I’ve been asking myself for over a decade now. I asked it to myself when I was in college taking classes and dreaming about what life would be like after school. I knew that I...
Want to learn how I skyrocketed my website traffic in 12 months using podcast marketing? It didn’t happen overnight and it took time to understand the best strategy to make it work. But with time and perseverance, my company, FreeeUp, built an amazing network of referral traffic coming into our...
Do you have a morning routine that you follow religiously? Did you ever have one that you stuck to for months at a time? What did it look like? What time did you wake up? What was the first thing you did upon waking up in bed? What was your...
Looking to learn from the top digital marketing influencers online? It’s a great way to make sure that you’re on top of the marketing industry and are testing the most fresh and proven marketing strategies available. I’m Connor Gillivan and I’ve been a student of these 10 digital marketers for...
Hey all, today I want to share some thoughts on “When’s too many products in a business?” Especially a small to medium sized business. Let’s say doing between $20,000 per month to $100,000 per month so around $250,000 per year to slightly over $1,000,000 per year in sales. I’ve had...
Hey all, Happy Thursday. Thanks for tuning in for another Thursday Thoughts session with me. Thursday Thoughts are where I share new ideas, lessons learned, advice, and takeaways from my life as an entrepreneur, business investor, stock investor, marketer, and advisor. On a day to day basis, I work with...
Looking for new and proven traffic generation strategies to boost the traffic to your website or blog? I’ve been doing the same thing for the past 3+ years scouring the Internet for the leading marketers and SEO experts that actually know what they’re talking about. If you haven’t noticed already,...
Want to learn the 5 ways that I’ve proven how to drive traffic to your website?  You’ve come to the right place. How’s it going? My name is Connor Gillivan. Pleasure to meet if we haven’t already. I’ve been marketing for my company, FreeeUp.com, for over 3 years now…testing strategy...
Start-up life can be really hard. And it can be really awesome. And it can be really freaking awful. And sometimes it is all those things in the span of a day. As a business owner and an entrepreneur who is launching a start-up within my start-up, I can confirm...
What eCommerce platform is best for the online entrepreneur? Every eCommerce business owner has had to struggle with this question. Some have pondered it as they planned their new business setup. Others have made snap decisions and found out later that there was a better option. Whatever the case, the...
Many eCommerce business owners have asked about when to hire a virtual assistant. The simple answer is when you need one. But the key here is maximizing that move, getting the most out of it, just like you do with any decision in business. It’s all about the value. When...
The short answer:  YES. Connor did it. He talked with Thom Singer about it on the Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do Podcast. He even wrote a book about it full of his bootstrapping secrets. But there are a lot of other questions that go along with whether a profitable drop shipping...
You need eCommerce skills to be a successful entrepreneur in the digital arena. eCommerce skills can be learned just like any other set of skills. But developing eCommerce skills is not as cut and dried as acquiring skills through standardized education. Getting into eCommerce isn’t like getting into a profession...

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