About

Brian Jackson

Co-founder of forgemedia LLC, former CMO at Kinsta. I have a passion for crafting actionable content derived from first-hand experience, along with performance-driven WordPress development. I’ve written over 2,500 blog posts and have helped grow sites organically from zero to 1+ million visitors per month.

I’ve been an entrepreneur from a young age. I started dropshipping CDs and DVDs on eBay in the 6th grade and have been doing internet marketing ever since. I’m a proud Seventh-day Adventist and owe everything I have to Jesus Christ.

Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best. — John C. Maxwell

Fun facts about me

  • I’ve been using WordPress for 12+ years.
  • I help develop the following plugins: Perfmatters, Novashare, and WP Coupons.
  • I’m a super seller on Flippa with over $20,000 in sales.
  • I sold a web hosting company in college that hosted 700+ websites.
  • Received the Microsoft MVP Award in the Windows Expert-IT Pro category.
  • I run a gluten-free blog dedicated to helping those suffering from Celiac Disease, UC, and Crohn’s. I’ve been gluten-free for years.
  • I blog about personal finance, investing, and early retirement.
  • I’m addicted to disaster movies, synthwave music (check out my playlist), and Rocket League.
  • I consider myself an autodidact and love learning new things.

Recently featured or mentioned on

I’ve been featured on blogs such as Smashing MagazineMozAhrefsSucuriForbesAdEspressoCloudinaryWeb Design LedgerspeckyboydesignmodoThemeisleWPExplorerThe HothWHSRScotch.ioRobbieRichardsWishpondTweetDisNiche HacksCodeInWPWPfounders, WP Dev ShedTorque, and more.

Podcasts

  • Kinsta Hosting on Google Cloud – WP Builds
  • Side Blogging – Content Creation, SEO, and Monetizing a Blog – Ryan Robinson
  • How to Become One of the Most Popular Blogs on WordPress – WPML
  • How Great Support and Content Helps Kinsta Grow – WP Elevation
  • Finding Your Right Marketing Channels – Elementor
  • Outsourcing, Ecommerce, & Blogging – Mastermind.fm
  • WordPress Hosting for Agencies – Lee Jackson Dev
  • Best Practices for WordPress Security – WP-Tonic
  • Effective Web Copy – WP-Tonic
  • Inbound Unboxed – Earnworthy

What I’m up to right now

I’m currently creating content and helping develop WordPress plugins at forgemedia LLC, a remote digital agency I started with my brother.

If you are curious about my background, check out my post on how I got started as an internet marketer and the hard lessons I learned along the way.