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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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Hello everyone, I'm your host, Jillian, and today I interviewing copywriter, Samantha Burmeister. We're talking about the importance of effective messaging to set yourself apart from the competition as a blogger in 2024. The Potential of Digital Products and Services In the podcast, I also introduce the concept of pivoting to selling digital produc…
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I'm Jillian, your host, and today I'm excited to share with you an insightful conversation I had with SEO expert, Casey Markee. We delved into the recent Google updates, their impact on bloggers, how AI is changing blogging and what the future might look like as 3rd-party cookies get phased out, and how to position yourself for success in 2024. The…
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In today's podcast, I decided to record a new guided meditation for Thanksgiving. As the world feels like it's spinning faster and faster, I see the need in my own life to appreciate the small pleasures, reflect on my own blessings, and extend gratitude towards myself and others. I hope this meditation helps you do the same. I've posted the transcr…
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In today's episode, I'm sharing how I stumbled into success offering a Black Friday sale and made $5k in 4 days and you can too! My On-The Fly Black Friday Sale That Paid Off Big-Time It all began when we decided to take a break from our usual Thanksgiving spent with family and instead headed to Las Vegas. Little did I know that this trip would tur…
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In today's episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing AnneMarie Rose, a business coach for online entrepreneurs. AnneMarie specializes in helping women entrepreneurs scale their businesses to six figures. Before we get started, if you are ready to start selling digital products, we are going to be running an unbelievable Black Friday Special for M…
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I’m Jillian Leslie, your host at The Blogger Genius Podcast. Today I’m excited to share Part 2 of my conversation with business coach, Joyce Layman. If you haven't listened to Part 1, about growing your traffic with GIFs, I recommend it. In Part 2 we talk about the importance of social media to attract new people to you, and the effectiveness of le…
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Today, I'm excited to share with you an insightful conversation I had with Joyce Layman, a seasoned business coach. The interview is so rich in content I've decided to split it into two parts. The Power of GIFs in Exposure and Traffic Our conversation took an interesting turn when Joyce introduced the concept of using GIFs to increase visibility, d…
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In this episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast, I interview chef and food blogger, Adam Sobel, from the blog Cinnamon Snail. We discuss how Adam monetizes his blog mostly through selling online cooking classes and a successful cooking class membership program. Adam shares insights on video production, promotion, and using Facebook ads to drive traff…
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In today's episode, I'm interviewing Kyle Stout, an email marketing expert. We had an interesting discussion about the challenges of selling digital products, the power of email marketing, and the importance of having a creative mindset. We address the misconception that email marketing is not a sexy or an effective sales channel. Contrary to this …
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In today’s episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast, I’m excited to share with you Part 4 in my series on selling on the importance of mapping out your customer journey as bloggers and online entrepreneurs. If you missed Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, you can hear them here. Part 1 – Why Selling is So Uncomfortable? Part 2 – Insider Tips on 6 Best Ways t…
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In today's episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast, I'm excited to share with you some insights from Part 3 in my series on selling. If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, you can hear them here. Part 1 - Why Selling is So Uncomfortable? Part 2 - Insider Tips on 6 Best Ways to Sell Today I delve into how to use psychology to sell. I also share how I use th…
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Jillian Leslie, host of The Blogger Genius Podcast, is excited to share the second part of her series on selling. If you haven't yet, first listen to Part 1 - Why Selling Is So Uncomfortable! In today's episode, Jillian explores six key tactics and platforms that can help bloggers, creators, and online entrepreneurs make sales and expand their onli…
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Jillian Leslie uncovers the secret truths about selling, and why it's so uncomfortable for most of us. Jillian talks about how selling is a skill that everyone engages in whether we realize it or not. She shares that we are always selling, even if it's not for money. Any time we try to influence someone's behavior, we are selling. Jillian's Four-Pa…
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In today's episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast, Jillian Leslie digs into the fascinating story of gluten-free sourdough baker and food blogger, Natasha Levai, creator of Natasha's Home, on how she made $1.5k in her first month selling ebooks and workshops. The Power of Digital Products Before diving dive into Natasha's story, Jillian want to shar…
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Today, I'm welcoming guest, Andrea Liebross, business coach and host of the "Time to Level Up" podcast, onto the show. We discuss the challenges of building a business, overcoming self-doubt, and navigating the "messy middle" of entrepreneurship. Andrea shares her method called "schedule-plan-do" and emphasizes the importance of addressing underlyi…
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HToday, I'm excited to share some insights on a topic that's been gaining traction lately - hosting paid workshops to make extra cash. I'll also share our tool that simplifies the process of selling digital products, including workshops called MiloTreeCart. So, let's dive in! Show Notes: MiloTreeCart Personality Quiz: What Digital Product Should I …
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In this week's episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast, I'm interviewing Michelle Marks, a business coach who specializes in helping women run businesses from home. We talk about how easy it is to come up with a digital product idea and I challenge her to come up with one during the interview in real time. The Power of MiloTreeCart Before diving into…
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In today's episode, I delved into a topic that many people find uncomfortable - selling your own products and services. The Fear of Selling Firstly, let's address the elephant in the room - the fear and anxiety that often accompany the selling process. It's not uncommon to feel this way, but it's crucial to understand that selling is not a reflecti…
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Today, I'm thrilled to share some this podcast episode rebroadcast with my friend and Pinterest expert, Kate Ahl. We discussed the evolving landscape of Pinterest, its impact on bloggers and entrepreneurs, and how to leverage it effectively for your business. My Journey as a Blogger and Entrepreneur Before we dive into the details of our discussion…
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In this episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast, I welcome back social media expert, Lauren Litt, to discuss Threads, a social media platform connected to Instagram but operating as a separate app, and whether it's worth your time. Threads has been creating quite a buzz in the social media world. Lauren, who is bullish on its potential, believes that…
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Today on the show, I'm excited to share some insights from a recent episode where I had the pleasure of speaking with Marley Braunlich, a rising food blogger from Baked Abundance. In this podcast episode, I provide updates on my own ventures and shares insights from a recent conversation with a successful food blogger. Marley and I discuss topics s…
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I am thrilled to introduce you to social media coach, Lauren Litt. Together, we explore the secrets to crushing social media anxiety so you can show up authentically and effectively on social media and build a thriving online presence. We emphasize the power of personal connection and the importance of tailoring experiences for your audience. We al…
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Join me today for a solo episode rebroadcast where I delve into the world of bloggers and their journey in creating and selling digital products. It's time to unlock the secrets to monetizing effortlessly in 2023, utilizing amazing tools such as Canva, Zoom, and ChatGPT. However, let's not overlook the potential stumbling blocks along the way. In t…
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Feel overwhelmed by the myths and misconceptions surrounding online business and blogging? If you're dreaming of building a successful online business, I'm disussing the 13 superpower traits that are essential for success. I emphasize the importance of embracing discomfort, messiness, and failure. As an entrepreneur, I share my personal experiences…
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In this episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast, I'm interviewing digital product expert Molly Keyser, who helps people create passive income with digital products. We talk about her journey from dropping out of college to starting her photography business and ultimately creating successful digital products. Molly emphasizes the importance of solving…
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In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing KariAnne Wood, the creator of Thistlewood Farms, a creative lifestyle blog. We talked about her inspiring weight loss journey and how she became a successful fashion influencer. We also delved into the world of affiliate marketing and selling digital products. KariAnne shared some valuable insight…
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In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing John Clyman, the Executive VP of Engineering at Raptive (formerly known as AdThrive). We had a fascinating conversation about the impact of AI on blogging, traffic, and ad revenue. We delved into the potential benefits and risks of AI, and how it can help bloggers create better content and reach a…
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Welcome to the latest episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast! I'm your host, Jillian Leslie, and today I'm going to be talking about the amazing benefits of creating and selling ebooks using ChatGPT. If you're looking to create an ebook, I've got you covered. In this episode, I'll be providing you with a roadmap for creating an ebook that will help …
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In this solo episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast, I share how to start an easy paid membership for your online business. I discuss the benefits of having a paid membership, how to set one up, and the necessary tech you need. I emphasize that you do not have to be an "expert" to start a paid membership, and suggest using platforms that people are …
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In this episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast, I'm interviewing Kathleen Celmins coach and creator of The Well Paid Expert, about how to get paid what you're worth and grow a 6-figure business by selling high-ticket digital products and services. We discuss the importance of diversifying your income streams and leaning into your expertise to future…
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In this episode of the Blogger Genius podcast, I interview Jeannine Crooks, an affiliate marketing expert from Awin. This is Jeannine's third appearance on the show. We discuss the impact of AI on blogging, the importance of being an expert in your niche, and easy-to-implement strategies for promoting affiliate products. Jeannine emphasizes the imp…
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In this episode of the Blogger Genius Podcast, my guest this week is online entrepreneur, Destini Copp. We delve into the world of entrepreneurship and digital products. Destini has started three different businesses, including one that helps people create and sell online courses. In the episode shares her journey and insights with me. We discuss t…
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In this episode of the Blogger Genius Podcast, host Jillian Leslie, interviews Summer Hammons, the founder of Hammons Nest, a crafting blog, on how she started her successful membership. Summer shares her journey of starting as an activities and marketing director at an assisted living facility, opening a brick-and-mortar store, and transitioning t…
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In this episode of the Blogger Genius Podcast, Jillian Leslie interviews Steve Wiideman about the impact of AI, especially for bloggers and content creators who rely on SEO for traffic. They discuss the use of large language models like Chat GPT and BARD, and how they can affect search rankings and content creation. They also talk about the potenti…
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In this solo episode, I discusses the impact of AI on businesses, particularly bloggers, and how to adapt to the changing landscape. I emphasize the importance of "realness" in the age of AI and advise bloggers to focus on micro-niches and building a closer relationship with their audience. I share what the the top three most lucrative digital prod…
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In this episode of the Blogger Genius podcast, I interview Elizabeth Stapleton, a lawyer and blogger who helps bloggers stay compliant with the legal issues of running an online business. We discuss the trends we have observed in the blogging world, including the shift towards AI-generated content and the importance of real content and authenticity…
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If you've dreamed of making passive income by selling an ebook, but haven't had the time, or known exactly what to write about, this episode is for you! In my newest podcast episode, I show you how to use ChatGPT to come up with an ebook idea people will buy and write the whole thing at lightning speed. And the best part? I've done it myself, and i…
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One of the most popular ways to make money online as a blogger is by selling digital downloads like ebooks, planners, or printables. But what are the secrets for doing this with ease? I had the pleasure of interviewing digital product coach, Cait Blakley, for the podcast. She is a successful digital product creator, teacher, and entrepreneur. Cait …
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I promise you are not alone if you feel like your life as a mom, wife, and entrepreneur can get a little out of control. This is why I invited Rebekah Lara on the podcast. She helps mompreneurs manage their busy lives and calm the chaos with organizational systems, goal setting, and mindset hacks. In this episode, we talk about: What it’s like when…
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What’s happening in the world of food blogging right now? How are food bloggers making money? And where are the challenges? I’ve got Megan Porta, food blogger at Pip & Ebby and Eat Blog Talk podcast host, on the show today to share all the trends she’s seeing. In this episode, we talk about: If you want to know what to expect as a food blogger in t…
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If you've ever considered starting a service-based business but are unsure of how to start it or how to take it to the next level, then you've come to the right place. My guest today is Emylee Williams, the co-founder of Boss Project. Emylee is an expert in providing support and coaching to service-based businesses. She helps them grow and scale. S…
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Welcome to my newest Blogger Genius Podcast episode! Having a strong message is critical to any business's success. But crafting the right message can be difficult, especially when if you're trying to stand out. That's why I'm thrilled to have sales messaging strategist, Melissa Hartstine, with me on the show to share her insights on how to figure …
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Today we're diving into the world of Pinterest as I bring back my friend, Kate Ahl, the quintessential Pinterest expert. In this episode, she updates us on all the changes we should be seeing on Pinterest in 2023. From the pandemic boom (when everyone and their mother started a food blog), to the recent CEO change and rising stock price, Kate share…
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Today I'm here with a solo episode about the mistakes I'm seeing blogger make when it comes to creating and selling digital products. With all the tools available like Canva, Zoom, and ChatGPT to name just a few, there's no easier way to monetize in 2023 than by selling digital products. But you have to know where the pitfalls lie. In this episode …
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How to Turn Email Subscribers Into Raving Fans How to Turn Email Subscribers Into Raving Fans Today on The Blogger Genius Podcast, I'm interviewing email expert, Allea Grummert, on how to turn your email subscribers into your raving fans and evangelists. In the episode, we talk about why creating a welcome series is so powerful at introducing yours…
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Have ever wondered how to outsource the tasks you hate? It's by hiring a VA you can trust. In today's episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast, I'm talking to Kristy Yoder, who runs her own VA agency. We talk about: Why hiring a VA is a good investment Why hiring VAs from other countries can be beneficial How to onboard and train your new VA How to le…
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Looking for proven strategies for making money online? Today I have niche blogger and content marketer, Casey Botticello, on the podcast to share the ways he generates income. Casey and I do a deep dive into his niche blogging strategy. Niche blogging means creating blogs focused on specific topics that you can monetize through advertising, affilia…
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Can you be a successful introverted entrepreneur? Today, on the podcast, I'm interviewing Tara Reid, a coach who specializes in helping introverts grow their online businesses. Tara shares her personal story of how she built her own successful business, and explains how she uses sophisticated sales funnels to sell digital products, coaching, and me…
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If you’re looking to transform a new blog into an SEO powerhouse, my interview with Kristi Dosh will give you awesome tips and takeaways! Kristi is an OG blogger, and has really mastered blogging SEO and what it takes to be a successful niche blogger. We talk about: Easy ways to optimize your posts with SEO Niche blogging for profit Aged domains an…
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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 Pintere…
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