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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 ...
 
Alan Cheng of the Marketing Interrogation Podcast brings you marketing strategies, tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the competition. Alan shares his secrets and many years of experience on how to get clients, how to grow your professional service business and he interview experts regularly to take your business to the next level. Alan's goal is to give you simple strategies that you can implement quickly into your business.
 
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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…
 
Want to find out how to make easy affiliate money now as the holidays approach? Wait until you hear this episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast. I've invited my friend, Jeannine Crooks, from affiliate network Awin, back on the show, to share her tips and tricks for monetizing on Black Friday, the holidays, and beyond. In this episode, we talk about:…
 
If you've been wondering how to start a membership to inspire others, wait until you hear this episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast. This week, I’m talking with Roland Denzel, from EatMoveLive52. He is a life and wellness coach, and hosts a membership program to inspire others to get healthy. In this episode, we talk about Roland's journey from ov…
 
In my newest episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast, I’m talking with Jenny Melrose, an influencer marketing expert. We’re discussing how to set yourself up for successful brand work. This is the second time Jenny's been on the show, and I'm delighted to have her back! In this episode, we talk about: How the influencer marketing space is growing as …
 
In my newest episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast, I'm talking with Cheryl Norris from Bakes by Brown Sugar. We're discussing how Google Web Stories can seriously boost your traffic. If you haven't heard of Google Web Stories yet, you'll want to stick around to learn what they are, and how easy they are to create. If you are not making Google web …
 
If you are wondering how to grow a successful business as a one-woman show, this is the episode for you. Today I’m talking with Lisa Steele from Fresh Eggs Daily. She started a successful business around raising chickens. Her Facebook page turned into a blog. Her blog got her a book deal (she's coming out with her fifth book in 2022) and a TV show.…
 
Today I'm talking about what's working in social media right now with Jeff Sieh, social media expert and second time returning guest. We talk all about: What's working on Pinterest now and why you should lean into Idea Pins Why you should also lean into Reels Why video is so important to your social media strategy Why you want to repurpose as much …
 
Today, Paula Rollo and I are sharing how to get more traffic with these new SEO tactics we outline. Paula is my friend and SEO expert, who loves nerding out on how to have success on Google. In this episode we talk a lot about "search intent," thinking about what problem someone is having and how to make your content the exact right solution for th…
 
Have you ever wondered how to exert your power as a micro influencer? Did you know micro influencers can have a big impact, and brands are looking to work with them because of their deep connection to their audience? Today, I’ve got Mia Voss on the podcast, from Mia Voss Live. Mia understands the buying influence of women and works with brands that…
 
Are you wondering how to start selling on Amazon Live? Have you been shopping on Amazon and seen people selling like they've got their own QVC shows? Today, I've got Nicole Carr, from the blog Take It From Nicole, on the podcast. She's been selling on Amazon Live for about six months and she's been making a six-figure income doing it. If you want t…
 
Want to learn how to grow a successful membership by loving your members? This is exactly what Amy Sadler, from Amy Sadler Designs, has done. She started her business painting kitchen cabinets, but after having another child, took her interior design business online. Then, with an expertise in color mixing, and an understanding of resin, she began …
 
Do you need to pivot your Pinterest strategy? Yes! This new episode with Jennifer Priest, from Smart Creative Social, is about aligning yourself with Pinterest so Pinterest continues to drive traffic to your site. We talk about why things that worked on Pinterest previously, might not work now. We talk about where Pinterest is focused, so you can f…
 
Wondering how to keep your blog safe legally? For example, how should you disclose affiliate links on your blog and on social media? What does ADA compliance mean? What is copyright, and how can you protect your work? Do you really need an LLC? How do you stay GDPR compliant? These are just some of the topics I cover today with Maria Spear Ollis, a…
 
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