Hey, I’m Steve.

I’m a Creatorpreneur who designs and grows websites into evergreen content empires 🌲.

But guess what, I’m not an SEO guru.

Yup. It’s true…

In fact, I didn’t know what SEO was 1 year ago.

Back then – I was working a dead end job. Unhappy. Felt “stuck” like every twenty something year old.

The worst part? I grew up as an entrepreneurial kid.

Tinkered with business ideas here and there.

Even had my first micro-success with a clothing brand in college (shoutout LVL10).

But everything changed a few years back when I received a phone call from my younger brother.

“Dad’s gone.”

My heart sank to the pit of my stomach. I couldn’t believe it.

My father passed away.

I was immobilized. Devastated. Destroyed. Shattered. Crushed. Broken. Hurt. Every emotion you can possibly imagine (and can’t imagine).

At 20 years old, I didn’t know how to move forward. There was no “forward”.

After graduating college, I went through the motions.

Got my first job (I hated it).

Then my next job at a budding tech startup (this was better).

But after awhile, I couldn’t help but feel like something was missing. I was feigning happiness.

And to be honest, I was I letting myself down. No, no, here’s what it was… 

I was letting my brothers down.

But that’s when it happened. A “switch”. It was the oddest, most out-of-ordinary thing.

Like Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire.

I stumbled upon some old SEO Youtube videos.

Within hours I had a WordPress site up. My first blog post flowing from my fingertips. It was simple, natural, great.

Suddenly, I was my father’s son again.

Remembering the simple pleasures of starting a business. The excitement of building a brand. Designing a logo. Imaging a wave of groupie-level fandom for my concept.

To take things a step further, I enrolled in an SEO course. Then, found a mentor.

Fast forward 6 months, and I’m bending the internet’s traffic in my direction like a young Jedi learning the way of the force.

Need proof? Sure.

My first site, I grew from 0 to 4k clicks in 4 months.

I didn’t know what I was doing – other than “keep writing the best content possible”.

Until I saw my first $100 in affiliate revenue come through.

I couldn’t believe it.

“Was this real?”

So I studied more…dug deeper.

And learned link building.

My site’s Domain Rating grew from 0 to 30 in 3 months.

Traffic skyrocketed.

I became obsessed with learning the ways of the internet.

Growing, designing, and building websites from the ground up was my passion.

But I thought – ok, how am I doing this?

So I sat down, and outlined every step I was taking.

And launched SteveGagz.com – a place to share my thoughts, tidbits, and obsessions (and honestly… to inspire others to do the same).