99 episodes

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!

The Blogger Genius Podcast with Jillian Leslie Jillian Leslie

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    • 4.8 • 91 Ratings

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!

    #245: 9 Secrets to Write Successful Blog Posts

    #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 audience How she doesn't always rely on keyword research when deciding what recipes to create How she is uncomfortable with people thinking of her as an influencer And 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 Stream MiloTreeCart MiloTree Pop-Up App Sweetest Menu Become a Blogger Genius Facebook Group All Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes
    Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast:
    iTunes Stitcher YouTube Spotify Amazon 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!

    • 47 min
    #244: Why You Want a Strong Personal Brand!

    #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 niche How using feedback from the people around you can help you figure out what makes you unique How a little bit of branding goes a long way How authenticity is key And 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:
    MiloTreeCart Set up a call with Jillian MiloTree Pop-Up App Christine Gritmon Become a Blogger Genius Facebook Group All Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes
    Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast:
    iTunes Stitcher YouTube Spotify Amazon 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!

    • 42 min
    #243: How to Make Six Figures from Niche Blogging

    #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 blog Strategies for growing your niche blog Pros and cons of building a site from scratch vs. buying an existing site How much it costs to buy a blog How to buy a blog How to value your own blog And 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:
    MiloTreeCart Set up a call with Jillian MiloTree Pop-Up App Chelsea Clarke HerPaperRoute.com/kit BlogsForSale.co Become a Blogger Genius Facebook Group All Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes
    Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast:
    iTunes Stitcher YouTube Spotify Amazon 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!

    • 47 min
    #242: Best Strategies to Increase Your Site Visitors Right Now

    #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 impacted Why you want to dissect your competitors' blog posts to see how to beat them Why 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 important And 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:
    MiloTreeCart Set up a call with Jillian MiloTree Pop-Up App Steve Wiideman Become a Blogger Genius Facebook Group All Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes
    Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast:
    iTunes Stitcher YouTube Spotify Amazon 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 Shaffer How 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!

    • 40 min
    #241: How the Social Media Landscape Is Shifting

    #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:
    MiloTreeCart Set up a call with Jillian MiloTree Pop-Up App Neal Schaffer Catch My Party BeReal Become a Blogger Genius Facebook Group All Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes
    Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast:
    iTunes Stitcher YouTube Spotify Amazon 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!

    • 41 min
    #240: Best Tips for Getting Started with Digital Products

    #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 are How to find an idea for a product How find an audience to serve How to promote your product The power of joint ventures to grow your sales And 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:
    MiloTreeCart MiloTree Pop-Up App Rebel Boss Summit Catch My Party Become a Blogger Genius Facebook Group All Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Leave a Podcast Review on iTunes MiloTree on TikTok
    Subscribe to The Blogger Genius Podcast:
    iTunes Stitcher YouTube Spotify Amazon Music

    Other Blogger Genius Podcast episodes you might like:
    How a Paid Workshop Helps You Grow Your True Fans with Carrie Forrest How 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!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Virtual Chaos ,

Good advice for days!

Jillian hosts guests that provide advice that's top-notch, not trendy, whichi s so appreciated in a world where many people want quick-fix solutions and viral content overnight.

Facqt Media ,

I love this podcast!

Love this podcast! It got the latest info and strategies in Blogging (from real-life experiences), got into a few episodes, and the content and format are great! I love how Jillian leads meaningful conversations with her guests who bring so much experience to the table. Looking forward to the next one!

Elizabeth@CountryPeony ,

Always Inspiring!

Love Jillian’s energy and this podcast. Full of so much wonderful advice! I’m so inspired after every episode!

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