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.
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.
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).