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Welcome! I'm Jillian Leslie, host of The Blogger Genius Podcast and founder of MiloTree.com & CatchMyParty.com, online business thought leader, and Stanford MBA. In each episode, I interview other successful bloggers, online entrepreneurs, and online business experts to talk about what's working NOW in the digital space. If you're a blogger or an entrepreneur, you'll definitely want to learn how to implement these newest strategies! I break it down. I'm not afraid to ask hard questions. Real ...
 
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In today's episode, Jessica Holmes, from the dessert blog, Sweetest Menu, shares her 9 copywriting secrets to write successful blog posts. Before becoming a professional food blogger, Jessica was a copywriter, so she knows what she's talking about. In the episode, we discuss: How Jessica finds the most engagement by sharing her baking "fails" with …
 
Today, I'm talking about why you want a strong personal brand. Gone are the days when you can hide behind your blog, and just show off your beautiful photos. And this is why I have Christine Gritmon on as my guest. She is a personal branding expert. As you'll see, Christine has a very strong personal brand herself that involves lipstick and nails. …
 
Yes, you can make six figures from niche blogging, if you know what you're doing. If you think of blogs as assets, the goal is to buy low and sell high. I have my friend and blogging expert, Chelsea Clarke on the show to talk about how she does it. Chelsea currently owns six niche websites. She buys them, uses different strategies to grow their inc…
 
I have SEO, Steve Wiideman, on the show to talk about simple ways to optimize your site for more traffic now. What I like about this interview is that nothing Steve shares is hard to implement. You don't have to be a techie to do well with SEO. Steve and I discuss: Whether you should worry about Google algorithm changes, and how to know if you've b…
 
I have my friend and social media strategist, Neal Schaffer, on the show for his third appearance to talk about how social media is shifting right before our eyes. Neal and I both started seeing things change this summer, with the explosion of not only TikTok, but also BeReal. TikTok is 100% entertainment and has nothing to do with our friends or o…
 
I have digital product expert, Eden Fried, founder of the Rebel Boss Summit on the show today. As you know, we, at MiloTree HQ, are all about enabling bloggers and creators to sell digital goods directly to their audiences with our new tool, MiloTreeCart. So this interview was right up my alley. Eden and I talk about: What digital products are How …
 
I have blogging coaches, Michele Brosius and Gina Lincicum, from Connect & Learn, on the show to talk about a PLR (private label rights) content. This is content you purchase the rights to, and use it to help you write blog posts faster. I knew so little about PLR until this episode, so it was great to get all my questions answered by Gina and Mich…
 
I have Brandon Gaille on the show from The Blogging Millionaire and RankIQ. Brandon has been teaching bloggers how to grow their traffic for years with his podcast. And now with his tool, he helps bloggers identify keyword opportunities to explode their businesses. Here are some of the topics we dive into: How a health crisis turned Brandon into pr…
 
Wondering how to use the law of attraction to expand your business? Wait until you listen to today's new podcast episode. I have Molly Mandelberg on the show, from Wild Hearts Rise Up. She coaches spiritual women entrepreneurs and helps them grow their businesses. She offers her clients new ways to get their message out. We talk about the nuts and …
 
In this episode, I'm interviewing SEO strategist, Casey Markee, about what you need to know to build your Google traffic in 2022. We dig into pressing SEO topics such as: The Google May Core Update The five factors that determine Google's search results The pros and cons of using AI writing tools Link building strategies Duplicate content Domain Au…
 
Want to know how a paid workshop helps you grow your true fans? Today, I’ve got Carrie Forrest from the blog, Clean Eating Kitchen, on the show to share her story. Carrie has grown a very successful food blog, but over the last few years, she felt like something was missing in her business, interacting directly with her audience. By creating paid w…
 
Today, I'm talking about how to test your product idea fast. And I've got a story to tell you about this. But before I launch into the episode, I have to say that we've been told the best way to grow our businesses is to give away our best content for free. But what if there was an easy way to monetize what you know by setting up a paid workshop? A…
 
Who doesn’t want to grow an online business fast? In today's rebroadcast episode, I’m interviewing online social media coach Kim Garst, and we're talking about monetizing. Her strategy is all about clarity. How can you communicate your message with simplicity. She's also a big fan of showing up live on video, even if it's uncomfortable because it's…
 
What are secret ways to monetize your blog that you need to know? I am interviewing Christina Hitchcock, and Corinne Schmitt, the two women behind The Smart Influencer. They coach bloggers and online entrepreneurs to work smarter and grow their businesses. In this episode, we take a high-level view on all the secret ways bloggers monetize and what …
 
What Is this new SEO surround sound strategy? I’ve got my good friend, Alisa Meredith, back on the show to talk about it. Alisa now works at SEMrush, a tool used by online businesses for SEO and content marketing. The "surround sound strategy" is all about being where the conversation is already happening in your niche. You can use SEMrush to help …
 
Today, I’ve got Josh Elledge, from Up My Influence, on the show, and we are talking about how to up your price. What we really talk about is how to value yourself. If you've ever wondered how people sell those high ticket items, like coaching packages, services, products, etc., Josh shares all the secrets. Much of how it's done is by building relat…
 
Today, I’ve got TikTok expert, Keely Stawicki, on The Blogger Genius Podcast, to share her best tips on how to use TikTok to grow your business. Keely shares tips on not only growing your followers on the platform, but how to grow your actual business with TikTok! Think of TikTok as a free discovery platform. Your job is to get your message in fron…
 
My first interview with Dara Sklar from Learn With Dara, where she shared 9 productivity hacks to save you time, was so popular, I invite her back to share 5 more productivity hacks to save you even more time. Today we dig into five more tips to give you more bandwidth as an entrepreneur. In this interview, Dara and I talk about: How to automate re…
 
Looking for a ridiculously easy SEO plan to drive more traffic? In today’s episode, I’m interviewing Brandon Leibowitz, from SEO Optimizers. He's a skilled expert in SEO and he's sharing some great tips to get more site visitors. We talk about a plan for: Keyword research Optimizing your blog posts for your conversion goal Writing content that wins…
 
Want to know the one Pinterest strategy that drives free traffic? In today’s episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast, I’m talking to Laura Rike, Pinterest powerhouse, as she shares how she's able to get serious traffic by using a combination of Pinterest Trends and Pinterest boards as "pop-up shops." I had never thought of Pinterest like this, using …
 
In today's episode, I'm interviewing Britt Reber, blog content expert and blogger at Not Your Mom's Gifts, about the best blog content tools you've never heard of but need to know. The tools available to bloggers have exploded in the last few years. It's never been easier to create content, but the blogging landscape has never been more competitive…
 
This is a solo episode I recorded where I'm sharing my 8 best tips on selling, and why you need this now! Selling is a skill for everything we do in our businesses and in our lives. Also, if you can get comfortable developing this skill, you will gain unbelievable confidence as you move forward. Selling is what I see female entrepreneurs struggle w…
 
Today on The Blogger Genius Podcast, I’m interviewing Christine Pittman, founder of COOKtheSTORY and TheCookful, and we're talking about how to boost your blog traffic by building your authority. We are also answering the question, "Is blogging dead?" Given that Christine gets over 2 million pageviews per month, and has hired a full-time staff of f…
 
Today I'm interviewing publicist and visibility coach, Lisa Simone Richards, to talk through 14 simples tips to grow your audience. What it all boils down to is how can you get yourself in front of new people who want to hear your message? Lisa shares so many great strategies like: How to find visibility partners where you can both gain a "win" fro…
 
Today I have Anina Belle Giannini from the French food blog, Le Chef's Wife, on the podcast. She tripled her blog in less than three months by running a simple soup challenge. For 8-weeks she showed up live on Instagram and cooked soup. She created a different blog post for each recipe. She compiled them into an ebook which she traded for people's …
 
Today, SEO expert, Paula Rollo, returns to the The Blogger Genius Podcast to share 5 quick SEO wins to get you more traffic. What blogger doesn't want more traffic? Paula shares how you can find easy wins that can add up to serious traffic, if you know how to find them. She also shares why you should be digging into Google Search Console instead of…
 
Yes, Pinterest still drives traffic if you know these things... Consistency Keywords How to optimize static pins I’ve got Pinterest strategist Amy Ford, from Bloom and Grow Media, on the podcast, to share her cutting-edge Pinterest strategies. At Catch My Party, the first company we built and still run, we get the majority of our traffic from Pinte…
 
Want to know how to make money with email marketing? You know the saying, "The money is in your list." But is it really? I've got email expert, Brittany Long from Win With Systems, on the podcast to share all her email monetization secrets. Personally, in our businesses, email marketing gives us the biggest return on investment but I wanted to hear…
 
Want to know how to build a new income stream fast and easy? In this episode I'm interviewing Cristy Harfmann again from ppy Family Blog. Here, she shares how she built her new income stream by launching her first successful paid workshop using MiloTree Easy Payments. Cristy loved hosting her paid workshop so much—teaching bloggers how to work with…
 
Today, I'm posting a solo episode where I share the 3 things that are keeping you stuck and how to get unstuck. I've been working with female entrepreneurs very closely these last few weeks, helping them set up paid workshops using MiloTree Easy Payments, and I keep seeing these same destructive patterns. I needed to talk about them because I suffe…
 
If you are looking for productivity hacks to save you time as an entrepreneur, I've got a great episode for you! Today, I’m interviewing online productivity coach, Dara Sklar from Learn With Dara. In this interview, Dara and I talk about: How to tweak little things that will set you up for success in the future Why you don't need to clean up your p…
 
Today, I’ve got Chloe Thomas on the show to talk about the Ecommerce trends you need to know in 2022. Yes, it is possible to sell goods online and be successful, but you need to keep these expert tips in mind that Chloe and I discuss. Chloe and I talk about: Strategies for competing with the big brands and how you can have a real advantage How to f…
 
Today, I've got Jessica Cha from Basic Sunday on the podcast, and she share how TikTok exploded her blog traffic. Jessica shares how after some trial and error, she found her niche, simple Korean cooking, and how TikTok put her on the map after one video she created went viral. I believe there is a real opportunity to grow your blog using TikTok, e…
 
Do you need strategies for how to overcome negative self-talk? Today I’ve got my dear friend, and successful entrepreneur, Laura Fuentes, back on the show to give you a behind-the-scenes look at our actual friendship—how we help each other grow as people and entrepreneurs. If you don't have a "business buddy," I recommend you find one. We talk abou…
 
Don't miss my solo episode on how to grow your income in 2022 without having to rely on social media algorithms. Please don't build your business on shaky ground. Make sure you are building your business on something more solid... like your audience. Serve them, teach them, and they will buy from you. Check out this episode to learn how and join my…
 
Today I'm talking about what to do when you lose your Instagram account with 63k followers. This is exactly what happened to Cristy Harfmann, creator of The Happy Family Blog. One morning she woke up and realized she lost both her Facebook and Instagram pages. Her Facebook page came back quickly. But no matter what she did, she couldn't get her Ins…
 
Happy New Year! Because I want you to be successful this year, I recommend you listen to my new episode with Susan Meier, branding expert, and don't make these branding mistakes in 2022. What are the mistakes? Things like... Not seeing your brand from your customer's point of view Not staying consistent with your branding Not understanding your cus…
 
Make sure to grab your free blog post checklist and write posts that get traffic. Download it. Print it out. Then use it every time you write a new blog post! In this episode I walk you through the steps for writing SEO optimized blog posts step-by-step. Listen to the full How to Write a Killer Blog Post with Ease transcript here. Set Up a Paid Wor…
 
Welcome to the Blogger Genius Podcast brought to you by MiloTree. Here's your host, Jillian Leslie. Hello, my friends. Welcome back to the Blogger Genius Podcast. I'm your host, Jillian Leslie. And I just have to say, I'm so grateful that you are here. This is a rebroadcast of one of my most popular episodes from 2021. And I think we all need a con…
 
Are limiting beliefs and imposter syndrome holding you back? Today, I have business and mindset coach, Maria Conde, on the show. In this episode, we talk about what it looks like to have a successful entrepreneur mindset. This means being willing to be uncomfortable in your business, noticing when "busyness" is just an avoidance strategy, and using…
 
Today, I have social media strategist, Neal Schaffer, back on the show to talk about social media trends for 2022. Neal writes books on social media and consults with large companies on their strategies. But what we talk about in this episode, is the advantage individual entrepreneurs have when it comes to promoting themselves. Individual creators …
 
Today, I have Tamara Bennett from Southern Adoornments Decor back on the show to share how to build a seven figure membership. The reason David and I built MiloTree Easy Payments, was to help creators start memberships the fasted and easiest way possible. We think there is no better way to serve your audience and make serious money than with a memb…
 
To take a break from the stresses of life this Thanksgiving, and to focus on what really matters, and those we love, I thought I'd rebroadcast the guided meditation I recorded last year on gratitude. When I re-listened to it this week, I saw how much calm and peace it gave me focusing on what I'm truly grateful for. I hope it does the same for you.…
 
Who doesn't want to grow their online income? You're in luck. In this episode, I'm interviewing business coachKim Garst, on how to make more money online. This is her specialty. Her strategy is all about clear messaging, showing up on video so people get to know, like, and trust you, and using your email list to drive sales and repeat sales. Also, …
 
Do you sell products? Steal this strategy from Susan Bradley, ecommerce marketing expert. In this episode, we talk all about what goes into building a successful ecommerce strategy. We talk about product validation (which goes beyond asking your mom), finding your audience, how to talk to your customers in an authentic way, how to build excitement …
 
Learn how to explode your email list with an easy, fun email challenge. It's easier than you think. In this episode, I'm interviewing Haeley Giambalvo. Haeley is an old time blogger, but she started a new gardening blog called Native Backyards about a year ago. At first Haeley's email list was growing slowly. Then she created her 4-week simple emai…
 
In this episode, with Emily Eggers from the food blog, Legally Healthy Blonde, we’re talking about how to 10x your traffic using Facebook Groups. Over the last year, Emily grew her blog traffic from 1,000 sessions to 100,000 sessions by strategically targeting Facebook groups on niche food topics with millions of members. She figured out how to sha…
 
In this episode, with my friend and marketing expert, Alisa Meredith, we're talking the truth about courses vs. memberships. If you've thought of creating one or both, you don't want to miss the episode. I think you'll be surprised by some of our conclusions. Topics we discuss in this episode: Yes, there is a group of people willing to pay your for…
 
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