The Blogger Genius Podcast with Jillian Leslie

Jillian Leslie

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 takeaways in every episode! Please read iTunes reviews to see how the podcast has helped others just like you! This podcast is brought to you by MiloTree, the smart social media pop-up app you embed on your website or blog to grow your social media following on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest, plus your email list. Please reach out to me at jillian@milotree.com with any questions or comments. I'd love to hear from you!

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#254: Get Unstuck in Your Life
4d ago
#254: Get Unstuck in Your Life
Have you wondered how to get unstuck in your life? Do you feel like you need a new path, but don't know what it looks like? Today on the podcast, I'm interviewing mid-life coach, Suzy Rosenstein. Suzy helps women in mid-life figure out what they want, and how to use their inner wisdom to get up the courage to make changes. In this episode, we discuss: How fear keeps us stuckHow to hone in on what we really wantHow to identify our limiting thoughts and change themHow to use stream of consciousness writing to get us in touch with ourselvesAnd so much more! If you are feeling like things aren't going the way you'd like in your life, but you don't know how to fix it, this is the episode for you! Show Notes: MiloTreeCartMiloTree Pop-Up AppSuzy RosensteinPersonality Quiz: What Digital Product Should I Create?Become a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Other related Blogger Genius Podcast episodes you’ll enjoy: How to Overcome Negative Self-Talk with Laura Fuentes Are Limiting Beliefs and Imposer Syndrome Holding You Back with Maria CondeThe Perfection of B- Work and How to Get Stuff Done solo episode with Jillian Leslie Imagine a World Where You Could Sell Digital Products and Tap into a New Income Stream with Ease… If you are interested in selling paid workshops, digital downloads, memberships, subscriptions, or coaching in under 10 minutes, get MiloTreeCart at our lifetime launch price of $349. Just a one-time payment. MiloTreeCart is built for non-techies. No coding, design, or website needed. If you’re a female creator, this is for you! You get fill-in-the-blank sales pages, checkout pages, and payment collection, plus, a dashboard to manage your sales. Also, MiloTreeCart integrates with all major email service providers. And of course, there’s a 30-day no questions asked money back guarantee. We’re only happy when you are! Find out more about MiloTreeCart here!
#254: Get Unstuck in Your Life
4d ago
#254: Get Unstuck in Your Life
Have you wondered how to get unstuck in your life? Do you feel like you need a new path, but don't know what it looks like? Today on the podcast, I'm interviewing mid-life coach, Suzy Rosenstein. Suzy helps women in mid-life figure out what they want, and how to use their inner wisdom to get up the courage to make changes. In this episode, we discuss: How fear keeps us stuckHow to hone in on what we really wantHow to identify our limiting thoughts and change themHow to use stream of consciousness writing to get us in touch with ourselvesAnd so much more! If you are feeling like things aren't going the way you'd like in your life, but you don't know how to fix it, this is the episode for you! Show Notes: MiloTreeCartMiloTree Pop-Up AppSuzy RosensteinPersonality Quiz: What Digital Product Should I Create?Become a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Other related Blogger Genius Podcast episodes you’ll enjoy: How to Overcome Negative Self-Talk with Laura Fuentes Are Limiting Beliefs and Imposer Syndrome Holding You Back with Maria CondeThe Perfection of B- Work and How to Get Stuff Done solo episode with Jillian Leslie Imagine a World Where You Could Sell Digital Products and Tap into a New Income Stream with Ease… If you are interested in selling paid workshops, digital downloads, memberships, subscriptions, or coaching in under 10 minutes, get MiloTreeCart at our lifetime launch price of $349. Just a one-time payment. MiloTreeCart is built for non-techies. No coding, design, or website needed. If you’re a female creator, this is for you! You get fill-in-the-blank sales pages, checkout pages, and payment collection, plus, a dashboard to manage your sales. Also, MiloTreeCart integrates with all major email service providers. And of course, there’s a 30-day no questions asked money back guarantee. We’re only happy when you are! Find out more about MiloTreeCart here!
#253: How and Why We Built MiloTreeCart for Bloggers
Nov 23 2022
#253: How and Why We Built MiloTreeCart for Bloggers
DON'T MISS THIS! Black Friday Special, purchase MiloTreeCart now and get over $1,000 in bonuses! Today, I'm sharing my entrepreneurial journey with my husband, David, that started in 2009. If you are wondering how we built the businesses we have— Catch My Party, our MiloTree Pop-Up App, and now MiloTreeCart, our payment tool for bloggers, this is the episode for you. I tell the whole story of how all the businesses fit together. I share the lessons we've learned along the way, and how we think about building products today. I also share the patterns I see that hold bloggers back, and how we hope to support them growing their income by selling digital products in 2023. Show Notes: MiloTreeCart Black Friday SpecialMiloTreeCart Black Friday WaitlistMiloTree Pop-Up AppCatch My PartyBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Other related Blogger Genius Podcast episodes you’ll enjoy: How to Build a New Income Stream Fast and Easy with Cristy Harfmann Best Tips for Getting Started with Digital Products with Eden FriedHow to Test your Product Idea Fast with Jillian Leslie Imagine a World Where You Could Sell Digital Products and Tap into a New Income Stream with Ease… If you are interested in selling paid workshops, digital downloads, memberships, subscriptions, or coaching in under 10 minutes, get MiloTreeCart at our lifetime launch price of $349. Just a one-time payment. MiloTreeCart is built for non-techies. No coding, design, or website needed. If you’re a female creator, this is for you! You get fill-in-the-blank sales pages, checkout pages, and payment collection, plus, a dashboard to manage your sales. Also, MiloTreeCart integrates with all major email service providers. And of course, there’s a 30-day no questions asked money back guarantee. We’re only happy when you are! Find out more about MiloTreeCart here!
#252: Hosting Paid Workshops to Increase Your Income... Pow!
Nov 16 2022
#252: Hosting Paid Workshops to Increase Your Income... Pow!
Hosting paid workshops to increase your income is a great way to get started selling digital products. A paid workshop is easy and fast to put together, and if you can solve a problem for your audience, it be very lucrative. Today on the podcast I have wreath-maker, Etsy shop owner, blogger, and TikToker, Ashley Greenwood, from 3 Little Greenwoods, on the show to share how she built her Etsy shop, became a TikToker with over 40k followers, and has made close to $3,000 hosting paid workshops teaching crafters how to make seasonal wreaths. In this episode, we discuss: The economics of selling wreaths on EtsyBurnout from making handmade goodsHow to grow a following on TikTokHow to host paid workshops using MiloTreeCart and why it's funBuilding out more digital products to sell to your audienceAnd so much more! If you plan to grow your income in 2023 by selling digital products to your audience, this is the episode for you! Show Notes: MiloTreeCartMiloTreeCart Black Friday WaitlistMiloTree Pop-Up App3 Little Greenwoods3 Little Greenwoods Etsy ShopBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Other related Blogger Genius Podcast episodes you’ll enjoy: How a Paid Workshop Helps You Grow Your True Fans with Carrie Forrest Best Tips for Getting Started with Digital Products with Eden FriedHow to Test your Product Idea Fast with Jillian Leslie Imagine a World Where You Could Sell Digital Products and Tap into a New Income Stream with Ease… If you are interested in selling paid workshops, digital downloads, memberships, subscriptions, or coaching in under 10 minutes, get MiloTreeCart at our lifetime launch price of $349. Just a one-time payment. MiloTreeCart is built for non-techies. No coding, design, or website needed. If you're a female creator, this is for you! You get fill-in-the-blank sales pages, checkout pages, and payment collection, plus, a dashboard to manage your sales. Also, MiloTreeCart integrates with all major email service providers. And of course, there's a 30-day no questions asked money back guarantee. We're only happy when you are! Find out more about MiloTreeCart here!
#251: How the New Google Update Can Get You More Traffic!
Nov 9 2022
#251: How the New Google Update Can Get You More Traffic!
Ready to find out how the new Google Update can get you more traffic? I have SEO, Steve Wiideman, back on the show to share what the update is all about, and how it could change your content strategy. I always love the way Steve breaks things down for non-techies like me. Here's what Steve and I discuss in the episode: What exactly is the Google Helpful Content UpdateWhy your content needs to be focused on solving your visitors' problemWhy you want to study the search results for the keyword you want to rank forHow to use Google Search Console to improve your postsHow to monitor your posts and readjust when necessaryAnd so much more! Steve is excited about this update, because he thinks if you can master what Google has explicitly said it's looking for, you can do well with growing your traffic. Show Notes: MiloTreeCartMiloTreeCart Black Friday WaitlistMiloTree Pop-Up AppSteve WiidemanBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast EpisodesAhrefsAnswer the PublicHotjar Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Other related Blogger Genius Podcast episodes you'll enjoy: Best Strategies to Increase Your Site Visitors Right Now with Steve WiidemanBest Ways to Build Your SEO Traffic in 2022 with Casey MarkeeHow to Test your Product Idea Fast with Jillian Leslie Imagine a world where growing your social media followers and email list was easy… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#250: Create an Easy Passive Income Stream With These 10 Tips
Nov 2 2022
#250: Create an Easy Passive Income Stream With These 10 Tips
Let 2023 be the year of passive income. In this podcast episode with Morgan Nield, we talk about how to create an easy passive income stream with these 10 tips. I define passive income as "making money while you sleep." This is why I'm such a big fan of bloggers selling digital products (ebooks, guides, templates, workshops, courses, etc.) because these products can be a great way to start building consistent passive income online. Morgan and I talk about how she teaches people to create quick and easy online courses. Many of you know, I'm not a fan of people spending lots of time creating online courses and classes because there they take a lot of resources upfront, and you don't know if they will pay off. Morgan and I, however, see eye to eye on how she teaches course-building. Her strategy is all about: Validating your course idea before you create anythingPreselling your courseBuilding off of where you find tractionGetting feedback from your customersAvoiding shiny object syndromeGiving your customers a quick winAnd much more! If you're looking to tap into new passive income ideas in 2023, I think you'll find this episode unbelievably valuable. Show Notes Digital Product WORKSHOP REPLAY – How to Turn on a New Income StreamMiloTreeCartMiloTree Pop-Up AppMorgan NieldSimplify Your Sales PodcastJoin Jillian’s Newsletter to Hear about the MiloTreeCart Black Friday SaleBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Other Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes You’ll Like: How to Sell and Win Big on Etsy with Morgan Nield The Truth About Courses Vs. Memberships with Alisa Meredith Why the Blogging Riches are in the Niches with HollyAnne Knight (Part 1)How to Launch a Successful Course Through Trial and Error with HollyAnne Knight (Part 2) Imagine a world where growing your social media followers and email list was easy… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#249: Grow Your Blog By Niching Down
Oct 26 2022
#249: Grow Your Blog By Niching Down
Did you know you could build a better blog by niching down? Today, on the Blogger Genius Podcast, I'm interviewing Kate Shungu, from the blog, Gift of Hospitality. It took Kate a couple of tries to find her niche but once she did, she was able to explode her growth. Kate ultimately pivoted her food blog to: "vintage recipes for the modern cook." Having such a good niche gave Kate directions. And what she's found is the constraints of not being able to write about everything has helped her. And as a busy mom, not having to do everything, has made her blogging life easier. If you are wondering whether niching down can help you achieve your blogging goals, this episode is a must! Show Notes Digital Product WORKSHOP REPLAY – How to Turn on a New Income StreamMiloTreeCartMiloTree Pop-Up AppGift of HospitalityJoin Jillian’s Newsletter to Hear about the MiloTreeCart Black Friday SaleBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Other Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes You’ll Like: Secret Ways to Monetize Your Blog with Corinne Schmitt & Christina HitchcockThe Best Blog Content Tools You’ve The Best Blog Content Tools You’ve Never Heard Of with Britt ReberBoost Your Blog Traffic by Building Your Authority with Christine Pittman Imagine a world where growing your social media followers and email list was easy… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#248: Sell Anything With This Email Sequence
Oct 19 2022
#248: Sell Anything With This Email Sequence
Kate Doster, email marketing specialist, share how to sell anything with this email sequence. You'll want to have notebook handy. Kate breaks down how to lead your potential customer on a journey as you speak to their needs, share the benefits of your product, talk to your potential customers' objections, answer their frequently asked questions, and ultimately get the sale. In this episode Kate talks about: Why email performs better than social media for salesWhy we value what we pay forWhy moms struggle with sellingWhy we want to mirror our customers' lives back to them in what we writeWhy you want to offer money back guaranteesAnd so much more!! If you are looking for an email sales sequence that converts, this is it! Copy this sequence! Show Notes Digital Product WORKSHOP REPLAY – How to Turn on a New Income StreamMiloTreeCartMiloTree Pop-Up AppKate DosterKate Doster's 2 Years of EmailsJoin Jillian's NewsletterBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Women Aren't Bad at Technology, Technology is Bad for Women Hello, my friends. Welcome back to the Blogger Genius Podcast. I am your host, Jillian Leslie. I have been building blogs and businesses online since 2009 when David, my husband and I started Catch My Party. And since then, we've launched our MiloTree pop-up app. And now, MiloTreeCart, which is the easiest way for you female creators to sell digital products to your audience, like digital downloads, or workshops or memberships, coaching courses, you can do it all with MiloTreeCart. It's so interesting. I was on a bunch of coaching calls this week, and I kept hearing a theme. Women telling me they were bad at tech. And I want you to know I feel that way sometimes about myself. But the truth is, I think tech is bad at us. I don't think that tech pros are building platforms, tools for females, for women. And guess what we are because I understand what it's like to be a creator wearing so many hats having to manage so many platforms. So, our philosophy is always how can we get you up and selling within 10 minutes with sales pages that are seriously fill in the blank. This is where you get to put B- work to the test, go start putting products up and seeing if your audience wants to buy them. And we listened to you because you said you wanted a lifetime deal one time payment. That's it, you own it forever. You can buy MiloTreeCart right now for our introductory price. At $349. We offer a 30-day no questions asked money back guarantee. So, there is no risk, head to milotreecart.com to sign up and to no longer feel that you are bad at technology. Other Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes You’ll Like: #126: How To Show Up Authentically And Sell To Your List with Kate Doster #021: How To Set Up An Easy and Effective Email Sales Funnel with Kate Doster (Part 2) #020: Why Email Marketing is Exciting and Easy with Kate Doster (Part 1) Imagine a world where growing your social media followers and email list was easy… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#247: Why Memberships Are Such Good Business
Oct 12 2022
#247: Why Memberships Are Such Good Business
This week on The Blogger Genius Podcast, I have Lisa Princic, membership coach, on the show to talk about why memberships are such good business. What makes a membership a good business model: Good source of recurring revenueIf you can scale your number of members, you can grow your income without doing more workIf you can create community, you can build a unique experience for your members and they are less likely to leaveMemberships are ever-changing and "alive," unlike courses which can feel stale quicklyMemberships don't have to be expensive to set up. You can use MiloTreeCart to collect payments, then host your membership in a private Facebook group, in a Slack channel, on Discord, or on Notion. If you are looking for a new revenue stream, and you like connecting with people, definitely consider launching a membership. Show Notes Digital Product WORKSHOP REPLAY - How to Turn on a New Income StreamMiloTreeCartMiloTree Pop-Up AppLisa PrincicMembership Training FreebieBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Hello, my friends. Welcome to the Blogger Genius Podcast. As many of you know, I am your host, Jillian Leslie, I'm so super happy to be here. I create businesses on the internet. I've been a blogger since 2009. And I love sharing information tips and tricks to help you grow your own blogs and businesses. This week has been really fun and exciting. I led another paid workshop, this time on how to build your digital product empire with MiloTreeCart, which is the payment tool that we've created. It was great. I went step-by-step explaining what digital products were; why they are so valuable, how to come up with an idea how to create your sales page, get out there and sell and how we support you in that whole process. The thing I explained, having now done this podcast for four years, the most successful bloggers, I interview are ones who are selling products to their audiences. And that's why I want to inspire everybody to do that. Now, if you missed it and want to catch the replay, you can buy it for $10. Go to empire.milotreecart.com and there will be some special bonuses in there. So, it might be worth it. And the reason I charge is because I know if you pay me $10, you're going to show up differently, you will be more inspired, you will take it more seriously. So again, if you want the replay, just go to empire.milotreecart.com. I think it'll give you a really good foundation on what to build, why to build it and how to do it successfully. Other Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes You’ll Like: How to Build a Seven-Figure Membership with Tamara Bennett The Truth About Courses Vs. Memberships with Alisa Meredith How to Grow a Successful Membership by Loving Your Members with Amy Sadler Imagine a world where growing your social media followers and email list was easy… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#246: How to Grow a Seven Figure Business Without Burning Out
Oct 5 2022
#246: How to Grow a Seven Figure Business Without Burning Out
Episode Summary: Today, I'm talking to business coach, Rick Mulready, about how to have success as an online entrepreneur or blogger. Rick says you need to start where you want to go and work backwards. For Rick, this was to make $1 million. If you know that the riches are in the niches, it's important to focus on creating specific content (blog posts, social media posts, a podcast, etc.) that attracts your ideal customers to you. Other strategies Rick recommends: Test your ideas regularly to make sure what you are offering is what your audience wantsInterview your past clients to get their feedback and insightsIt's not enough to just have a great product or service; you also need to have the right mindset and be able to deal with failure productively If you want to grow a successful blog or business, without burning out, this episode has some great nuggets of wisdom. Come to My Digital Product Live Training on Oct. 6th at 1pm CT Before I launch into the episode, I need to ask you a question. Are you feeling burnout? Are you feeling like you are a slave to the algorithms and they're constantly changing. And it gives you anxiety then please come to my workshop on October 6, where I'm going to show you how easy and necessary it is for you to build your digital product empire even if you have no idea what to sell. My goal with the workshop is to show you how to use social media and Google to your advantage. So, you can make more money by selling your expertise directly to your audience. And once you get it going, there's no ceiling to this new way to monetize. So, put your financial fate back into your own hands. I'm going to show you how. This is especially for bloggers who feel like they are running themselves ragged. Head to empire.milotreecart.com and sign up $10, October 6, 1pm Central Time and I can't wait to see you there. Show Notes: New $10 WORKSHOP – Oct. 6th – How to Turn on a New Income StreamMiloTreeCartMiloTree Pop-Up AppRick MulreadyThe Art of Online BusinessBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast EpisodesAmy PorterfieldPat Flynn Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Other Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes You’ll Like: How to Up Your Price with Josh Elledge14 Simple Tips to Grow Your Audience with Lisa Simone Richards8 Best Tips on Selling and Why You Need This NOW! with Jillian Leslie Imagine a world where growing your social media followers and email list was easy… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#245: 9 Secrets to Write Successful Blog Posts
Sep 28 2022
#245: 9 Secrets to Write Successful Blog Posts
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 her audienceHow she doesn't always rely on keyword research when deciding what recipes to createHow she is uncomfortable with people thinking of her as an influencerAnd why she thinks writing is one of the most important, but most overlooked, skills a successful blogger needs If you want to write better blog posts, that your readers will enjoy, definitely listen to this episode. Also, because I am #buildinginpublic, I wanted to give you an update on MiloTreeCart. This is the payment tool we've just rolled out to help you bloggers and creators sell digital products to your audience with ease. So, these are things like digital downloads, and paid workshops and memberships and coaching and courses. And I'm excited to announce that I am hosting a paid workshop for $10 on Zoom on October 6 at 1pm Central Time. And I am going to show you how to build your digital product empire because the goal is to find something that connects with your audience, where they will pay you for whatever this product is. And then you stack products on top of it. So, if you have an audience I recommend you start directly to them or you are leaving money on the table. So, please sign up, go to empire.milotreecart.com and I will be offering MiloTreeCart at a very discounted price. And if you buy it, you will get your $10 back. So again, empire.milotreecart.com . Show Notes: New $10 WORKSHOP - Oct. 6th - How to Turn on a New Income StreamMiloTreeCartMiloTree Pop-Up AppSweetest MenuBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Other Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes You’ll Like: Boost Your Blog Traffic by Building Your Authority with Christine Pittman She Tripled Her Blog in Less Than 3 Months Doing This… with Anina Belle Giannini How to Build a New Income Stream Fast and Easy with Cristy Harfman Imagine a world where growing your social media followers and email list was easy… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#244: Why You Want a Strong Personal Brand!
Sep 21 2022
#244: Why You Want a Strong Personal Brand!
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. She's all about tying in your brand with who you are authentically Introvert? No problem. Cheese lover? No problem. Details like this can help you stand out from the crowd and create a strong brand. We talk about: How a personal brand helps you get noticed in your nicheHow using feedback from the people around you can help you figure out what makes you uniqueHow a little bit of branding goes a long wayHow authenticity is keyAnd why you want to tell you audience upfront what they should expect from you I think you'll find Christine a lot of fun, and full of great ideas! For those of you worried that you're going to have to dance to get noticed, you're in for a happy surprise! Start Selling Digital Products with Ease! Get MiloTreeCart for Our $39  Lifetime Deal. Before we launch into today's episode, because I'm building and sharing as we build, I wanted to give you an update on MiloTreeCart. For those of you who don't know, MiloTreeCart is this new payment tool that David, my husband and I have launched and it is to help you bloggers and creators sell digital goods to your audiences. If you have an audience remember, there is money to be made by solving problems and selling these solutions to your people. So, these are things like digital downloads, eBooks, guides, templates, it's paid workshops, memberships, courses, coaching, any kind of digital product you can think of. We have been listening to many of you who have given us feedback. And what you've been asking for is a lifetime deal. You pay us one time $349. And you get to use MiloTreeCart forever. No ongoing monthly fees. And we offer a 30 day, no questions asked money back guarantee because we want you to love this, we want you to use it to make a ton of money and change your life. And we are there every step of the way to help you. If this sounds good to you, please head to milotreecart.com and sign up. And if you do, I would love to get on a call with you to help you grow your digital product empire. Show Notes: MiloTreeCartSet up a call with JillianMiloTree Pop-Up AppChristine GritmonBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Other Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes You'll Like: Don’t Make these Branding Mistakes in 2022 with Susan Meier How to Think About Branding in a New Way with Phil Pallen How to Think About Branding Yourself and Your Business Imagine a world where growing your social media followers and email list was easy… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#243: How to Make Six Figures from Niche Blogging
Sep 14 2022
#243: How to Make Six Figures from Niche Blogging
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 income, and then sells them. She also teaches others how to do it themselves. This runs counter to many of the bloggers I interview on the show whom either accidentally got into blogging and turned it into a business, or people have been blogging for years and would never think if selling their blogs because they are personal. Niche blogging for profit, with the intention of buying and selling blogs is a whole different business model. In this episode, Chelsea and I discuss: Why you want to pick a niche for your blogStrategies for growing your niche blogPros and cons of building a site from scratch vs. buying an existing siteHow much it costs to buy a blogHow to buy a blogHow to value your own blogAnd much more! Chelsea opened my eyes to a new way to make serious money from blogging. Hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did. Show Notes: MiloTreeCartSet up a call with JillianMiloTree Pop-Up AppChelsea ClarkeHerPaperRoute.com/kitBlogsForSale.coBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Other Blogger Genius Podcast episodes to listen to: New Strategies For Making More Money with Affiliates with Chelsea Clarke Best Tips for Getting Started with Digital Products with Eden Fried How a Paid Workshop Helps You Grow Your True Fans with Carrie Forrest Grow your social media followers and email list the easy way… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#242: Best Strategies to Increase Your Site Visitors Right Now
Sep 7 2022
#242: Best Strategies to Increase Your Site Visitors Right Now
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 been impactedWhy you want to dissect your competitors' blog posts to see how to beat themWhy you want to add the most important information at the top of your blog posts (so Google might give you the featured snippet)Why deciding on the goal of your blog post up front is so importantAnd why SEO is all bout the long game To succeed at growing your business, provide value in the content you create, in the most direct way possible, and make sure you have a well-thought-out strategy behind it. Show Notes: MiloTreeCartSet up a call with JillianMiloTree Pop-Up AppSteve WiidemanBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music MiloTreeCart Update - Easiest Way to Sell Digital Products to Your Audience Before I get started today, I wanted to give you an update on MiloTreeCart. This is the payment solution, David, my husband and I have created for you to sell digital products to your audience with ease. With MiloTreeCart, you can sell memberships and workshops and coaching. And we've just rolled out the ability for you to sell digital downloads of any size of any file type, and we will deliver them directly to your customers. So, to check this out, go to milotreecart.com and just play around. Also, what I am discovering is it is a perfect platform for you creators who have audiences who do not like learning new tech platforms but who want to get started selling. I am watching bloggers with audiences tap into new income streams of thousands of dollars. It is so exciting. If you are one of these people, you're a blogger or creator, you have an audience a significant audience, but you are not selling anything to them. Please get on a call with me head to milotree.com/meet. And we'll set up a call because there is money waiting for you. Other Blogger Genius Podcast episodes you might like: Best Ways to Build Your SEO Traffic in 2022 with Casey Markee How the Social Media Landscape Is Shifting with Neal ShafferHow to Test your Product Idea Fast with Jillian Leslie Imagine a world where growing your social media followers and email list was easy… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#241: How the Social Media Landscape Is Shifting
Aug 31 2022
#241: How the Social Media Landscape Is Shifting
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 our social graph. BeReal is all about our friends. These are the most exciting new platforms right now.  The question is... Can Instagram and Snapchat catch up? We talk about how we are craving real connections in the world, and how we're seeing thing shift toward more authenticity. What social media trends are you noticing? I'd love to know so please email me. Get On a Call With Me to Talk About Your Digital Product Future I want to give you an update on MiloTreeCart. This is the payment tool, David, my husband and I have launched to help you, creators and bloggers, sell digital products like memberships, workshops, eBooks, courses, you name it directly to your audiences. As you know, I've been getting on lots of calls with people who have audiences. If this is you, and you are not selling directly to them, I can help you turn on a whole new income stream. For example, I was working with a crafter last week, she has about 20,000 TikTok followers, she decided to do a one hour Zoom workshop set up her sales page in MiloTreeCart went out, sold it and boom made over $750. Now she can take that recording and resell it over and over as a mini course. If this sounds like something you'd like to do, and you have an audience, set up a call with me go to milotree.com/meet. We'll talk about a product idea get you selling and wait until you see this bucket of money just waiting for you. Show Notes: MiloTreeCartSet up a call with JillianMiloTree Pop-Up AppNeal SchafferCatch My PartyBeRealBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Imagine a world where growing your social media followers and email list was easy… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#240: Best Tips for Getting Started with Digital Products
Aug 24 2022
#240: Best Tips for Getting Started with Digital Products
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 areHow to find an idea for a productHow find an audience to serveHow to promote your productThe power of joint ventures to grow your salesAnd so much more! If you are not selling products and services directly to your audience, you are missing out on a whole new income stream. This is important for your business! Please listen to this episode. Then try out selling your first digital product on MiloTreeCart. It's the easiest platform to test on. Show Notes: MiloTreeCartMiloTree Pop-Up AppRebel Boss SummitCatch My PartyBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast EpisodesLeave a Podcast Review on iTunesMiloTree on TikTok Subscribe to The Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Other Blogger Genius Podcast episodes you might like: How a Paid Workshop Helps You Grow Your True Fans with Carrie ForrestHow to Test your Product Idea Fast with Jillian Leslie My Best Tips for Growing a Six or Seven Figure Business Fast with Jillian Leslie Imagine a world where growing your social media followers and email list was easy… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#239: Write More Blog Posts in Less Time
Aug 17 2022
#239: Write More Blog Posts in Less Time
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 Michele. In this episode, we discuss: What PLR is exactlyBest practices for using it to write postsHow to make PLR content your ownHow to target specific keywords with PLR content If you are looking for rapid blog traffic growth, this episode is for you. Enjoy! Show Notes: MiloTreeCartMiloTree Pop-Up AppConnect & Learn CommunityConnect Learn Community PLR ShopCatch My PartyBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast EpisodesLeave a Podcast Review on iTunesMiloTree on TikTok Subscribe to The Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Take the MiloTreeCart Digital Product Quiz to Find Out What Product You Should Create First! I just created a quiz to help you determine what type of digital product you should sell first. You answer a bunch of questions and it will tell you whether you should start with a paid workshop coaching or consulting or a digital download. So, go get the quiz at milotreecart.com/quiz and go start building your digital product empire.  Other Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes You Might Like: Secret Ways to Monetize Your Blog with Corinne Schmitt & Christina HitchcockBest Ways to Build Your SEO Traffic in 2022 with Casey Markee9 Productivity Hacks to Save You Time with Dara Sklar Imagine a world where growing your social media followers and email list was easy… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#237: How to Use the Law of Attraction to Expand Your Business
Aug 3 2022
#237: How to Use the Law of Attraction to Expand Your Business
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 bolts of building a business on the internet, and we also talk about strategies to get into the right mindset to grow a successful business. Here are some of the topics we dive into: Why female entrepreneur have a hard time sellingHow to overcome shiny object syndromeHow to outsource tasks in your businessTools Molly recommends entrepreneurs useHow to use the law of attraction to attract clients and customers to youHow to deal with mindset and reverse negative thoughts If you need an uplifting, new way of looking at your business, I think this episode is for you. Enjoy! Show Notes: MiloTreeCartMiloTree Pop-Up AppBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast EpisodesLeave a Podcast Review on iTunesMiloTree on TikTokMiloTreeWild Hearts Rise Up Subscribe to The Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music I thought I would start with a quick thank you to all our new MiloTreeCart customers. So, people have heard me talk about it. It's the easiest way to sell digital products they've gone to milotreecart.com signed up for their free accounts, created products, have created sales pages, have started selling workshops, memberships, coaching, digital downloads, it is so exciting to watch. And feedback I am hearing is that people love how easy it is to use. They love the free sales pages with the fill in the blank templates. They love that they don't pay anything until they start making money. Therefore they're able to test quick, easy and often. If you have an audience and you are not selling products and services directly to them, you are missing out on thousands of dollars, and it is so much easier to set up than you can imagine. So please head to milotreecart.com. Sign up for your free account. Other Blogger Genius Podcast episodes to listen to: Are Limiting Beliefs and Imposer Syndrome Holding You Back with Maria Conde?8 Best Tips on Selling and Why You Need This NOW! with Jillian LeslieHow to Up Your Price with Josh Elledge Imagine a world where growing your social media followers and email list was easy… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#236: Best Ways to Build Your SEO Traffic in 2022
Jul 27 2022
#236: Best Ways to Build Your SEO Traffic in 2022
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 UpdateThe five factors that determine Google's search resultsThe pros and cons of using AI writing toolsLink building strategiesDuplicate contentDomain AuthorityAnd whether Google actually punishes bloggers for transgressions This episode will give you all the information you need in 2022 to grow your blog traffic with confidence. Enjoy! Show Notes: MiloTreeCartMiloTree Pop-Up AppGoogle Analytics CheatsheetBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast EpisodesMiloTree on TikTokMiloTreeCasey MarkeeCopy AIFraseWriter Subscribe to The Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotifyAmazon Music Intro 0:04 Welcome to The Blogger Genius Podcast brought to you by MiloTree. Here's your host, Jillian Leslie. Jillian Leslie 0:11 Hello, my friends. Welcome back to the Blogger Genius Podcast. I'm your host, Jillian Leslie. And I'm a serial entrepreneur, I founded Catch My Party, the MiloTree pop-up app and our new payment tool called MiloTreeCart to empower creators, like you to easily sell and get paid for digital products on the internet. Jillian Leslie 0:33 So, digital product is anything from a paid workshop, to a membership, to coaching to services, to eBooks, to digital downloads, if you have an audience and are not selling digital products directly to them, you are missing out on thousands of dollars in income. Jillian Leslie 2:20 MiloTreeCart is something you all should be using; especially you creators who want to tap into new income streams who have audiences and who are intimidated by complicated tech. Check it out milotreecart.com. Email me at jillian@milotree.com. I'd love to help you get set up. Other Blogger Genius Podcast episodes to listen to: Get More Traffic with These Cutting Edge SEO Strategies + New Google Update with Casey Markee What Is This New SEO Surround Sound Strategy with Alisa Meredith? 5 Quick SEO Wins to Get You More Traffic with Paula Rollo Imagine a world where growing your social media followers and email list was easy… If you are looking for ways to grow your community whether that be email whether that be social media, right now head to Milotree.com install the MiloTree app on your blog and it will do the work for you. Let it do the heavy lifting for you. Let it pop up in front of your visitors and ask them to follow you on Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, join your list, check out the exit intent but really get your community growing. And we’d love to help you with MiloTree. And I will see you here again next week. Sign up for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREE!
#235: How a Paid Workshop Helps You Grow Your True Fans
Jul 20 2022
#235: How a Paid Workshop Helps You Grow Your True Fans
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 workshops, she's been able to show up live with her community, and build real relationships. The reason why you want to grow your true fans is because these are the people in your community who will buy all your offers, give you guidance, and help you plot the direction of your business. As someone in the wellness space, Carrie also found this connection incredibly satisfying. She's been able to be of service to her community and better understand what her audience wants from her, as she moves her business forward. The relationships she's been able to cultivate by hosting paid workshops, has made her fall in love of her blog even more! I think you'll be inspired by her story. Show Notes: Paid Workshop Live Training—July 21st 1:00pm CTMiloTreeCartClean Eating KitchenMiloTree Pop-Up AppBecome a Blogger Genius Facebook GroupAll Blogger Genius Podcast EpisodesMiloTree on TikTokClean Eating Diet Recipes + Tips FB GroupSugar Free Challenge with Carrie Forrest FB Group Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunesStitcherYouTubeSpotify Join the Paid Workshop Live Training on July 21st at 1:00pm CT I'm incredibly excited to announce that on July 21st, which could be tomorrow, depending on when you're listening to this, because this is going to drop on the 20th. On the 21st at 12:00pm Central Time, I am hosting a live training, where I will be showing you how you can launch a paid workshop in under 15 minutes. I'm going to go through how to set up a free sales page on MiloTreeCart, and also give you a 14 day launch calendar with everything you need to launch your own workshop. Sign up at Launchplan.milotreecart.com.