98 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 • 87 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!

    #233: How to Grow an Online Business Fast! (Rebroadcast)

    #233: How to Grow an Online Business Fast! (Rebroadcast)

    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 how your audience and potential customers get to know you!

    Also, we talk about the power of an email list. This is an asset you own. These are people willing to buy from you. So don't take it lightly!

    Also, if you're ready to grow your digital product empire, start with a paid workshop!

    Need a workshop topic? Grab our free workshop idea worksheet.

    And if you want free help setting up your workshop, please book a call with me here.

    Show Notes:
    How to Set Up a Paid Workshop MiloTree Pop-Up App Kim Garst Catch My Party 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:
    What’s Working in Social Media Right Now with Jeff Sieh How To Grow a Successful Business as a One-Woman Show with Lisa Steele Make Real Money Teaching Online Classes with Cynthia Samanian
    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!

    • 56 min
    #232: Secret Ways to Monetize Your Blog

    #232: Secret Ways to Monetize Your Blog

    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 the journey actually looks like!

    We talk about:

    How not to get caught up in being busy How not follow what others are doing How to think about creating content people want to read How to work with brands And why creating products is where the big money is!
    Show Notes:
    MiloTreeCart Paid Workshop Idea Worksheet Join The Blogger Genius Newsletter 5 Secrets Successful Bloggers Already Know MiloTree Pop-Up App Become a Blogger Genius Facebook Group All Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes MiloTree on TikTok The Smart Influencer The Smart Influencer Podcast It's a Keeper Wondermom Wannabe
    Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast:
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    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 am a serial entrepreneur, I build businesses with my husband. And I've also been recording this podcast for four years.

    The product I am most excited about right now that we are building is called MiloTreeCart. And it is a way to easily sell and get paid for digital products on the internet. Somebody recently said to me what does that really mean? So I wanted to tell you what it is and also why we built it and a little bit about our philosophy.

    So what it is, is if you want to set up a paid workshop, a membership, coaching and coming soon digital downloads, this is the platform for you. We offer you unlimited products, and the best part, free sales pages unlimited that we host for you that you can set up in 5 to 10 minutes.

    Now, we do not charge a monthly fee like a lot of our competitors, like SamCart or ThriveCart or Kajabi, or Teachable, we are a much less expensive platform than these, we only make money when you do we take a 5% transaction fee. And that is it. And we did this because of our philosophy.

    Our philosophy is we want to put out incredibly easy solutions for you. And the best part is we want you to have fun with it. It's so easy to use. We want you to get creative, thinking of all the products that you could sell to your audience.

    So head to milotreecart.com, sign up for your free account, start creating some digital products and see what connects with your audience. If you'd like me to help you get set up, just email me, jillian@milotree.com. And we'll get on a call and we'll get you set up.

    For today's episode. I've got a really good one. I am interviewing Christina Hitchcock, and Corinne Schmitt and these are the two women behind The Smart Influencer. They coach bloggers and online entrepreneurs to work smarter.

    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!

    • 48 min
    #231: What Is This New SEO Surround Sound Strategy?

    #231: What Is This New SEO Surround Sound Strategy?

    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 you find opportunities, or you can DIY it yourself.

    The goal is to look for roundup content published by other blogs or websites about your niche that might mention your competitors, but not you. Then your job is to see if you can reach out to get yourself added.

    Ask yourself... Where are people already talking about what you talk about, and how find more ways to get in front of them?

    Show Notes:
    MiloTree Easy Payments Paid Workshop Idea Worksheet Join The Blogger Genius Newsletter MiloTree Pop-Up App Become a Blogger Genius Facebook Group All Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes MiloTree on TikTok Alisa Meredith SEMrush
    Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast:
    iTunes Stitcher YouTube Spotify
     

    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!

    • 47 min
    #230: How to Up Your Price

    #230: How to Up Your Price

    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 relationships with the people you want to sell to, then to sell them on the outcome they hope to achieve. Josh also recommends adding a money-back-guarantee to any high ticket offer. He also recommends selling the personal relationship that customers has with you.

    This is where understanding your own self-worth comes into play.

    Josh and I also talk about how you must always validate your offer, to make sure it's something people actually want. He shares the steps he uses to validate the high ticket items he sells.

    For all of us who struggle with imposter syndrome or who feel uncomfortable charging what we really deserve to be paid, this podcast is a must!

    Show Notes:
    MiloTree Easy Payments Paid Workshop Idea Worksheet Join The Blogger Genius Newsletter MiloTree Pop-Up App Become a Blogger Genius Facebook Group All Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes MiloTree on TikTok Up My Influence Jillian's Appearance on Up My Influence
    Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast:
    iTunes Stitcher YouTube Spotify

    Get Your Paid Workshop Idea Worksheet to Come Up With an Idea to Teach I wanted to take a short break to ask you a question. Now that we are halfway through the episode is this getting the juices flowing?

    Are you now starting to think about possibly selling a digital product, and if you are starting to think about it, but you're not sure where to begin, I recommend you start with a paid workshop.

    And if that seems like a lot, and you want to hone in on an idea, I have a worksheet to help you. If you go to milotree.com/workshopidea, you can get my worksheet and really hone in on something specific you could teach to your audience.

    But here's the best part, you can set this up in MiloTreeCart as a product with a sales page that you can fill out in about 10 minutes. And then you can go test it, put it in front of your people, send it to your email list, see if people are interested in this, see if they buy from you.

    And if a couple people buy, go build out the workshop, if they don't, go try a new idea. This is how you're going to continue to test with MiloTreeCart. And remember, setting up your products in MiloTree Cart is absolutely free.

    The way that we monetize is we take a small transaction fee off of sales. So we only make money when you do. This is the perfect platform to test to have fun play around, set up a bunch of stuff. And if you have any questions always know you can reach out to me at jillian@milotree.com.

    So again, get your worksheet go to milotree.com/workshopidea.

    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!

    • 52 min
    #229: How Many of These 5 SEO Tips Are You Doing? (Rebroadcast)

    #229: How Many of These 5 SEO Tips Are You Doing? (Rebroadcast)

    Welcome to the Blogger Genius Podcast brought to you by MiloTree. Here’s your host, Jillian Leslie.

    I am Jillian Leslie, your host, and I am so happy that you are here because you want to grow your online business.

    So I am rebroadcasting one of my most popular SEO episodes from a couple months ago with my very good friend, Paula Rollo.

    In this episode, we're talking about five SEO wins to get you more traffic.

    Now, if you've not listened to this episode, I highly recommend you do. And if you have listened to this episode, this is a good one to repeat to see how many of these tips you have put into practice.

    Before I get started, I wanted to ask you a question. Are you a blogger or content creator with an audience? So you've got an email list, blog traffic, social media followers, any of those, or hopefully a combination of those?

    Well, if you are not monetizing your audience selling digital goods directly to them, I have something exciting for you. It is called MiloTreeCart. And it is the new payment platform David and I created to help creators like you, female entrepreneurs, sell easy digital goods to your audience.

    So what does that mean? Well, right now, you could sell a paid workshop, you could sell a membership, you could sell coaching, you can even sell digital downloads, although there's a little hack you need to do by setting it up with a Google link, like in Google Drive. We are rolling that out momentarily.

    But it is a free platform to use. We only charge a small transaction fee on sale. So while you're testing, while you're creating free sales pages that we host, while you're seeing what your audience wants from you, it's all free and it's fun, and it's easy.

    And we built this for you because we feel like there is such an opportunity for you to get off of this social media treadmill and really connect with your community.

    You have any questions? Email me at jillian@milotree.com I would also love to get on a call with you to help you set this up. But go play around.

    So head to MiloTreeCart and go see how easy this is to turn on a whole new income stream.

    Here is the transcript to this jam-packed SEO podcast episode with Paula Rollo.

    Show Notes:
    MiloTreeCart Free Workshop Idea Worksheet MiloTree Pop-Up App Paula Rollo SEO Join The Blogger Genius Newsletter Blog Post Checklist Become a Blogger Genius Facebook Group All Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes
    Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast:
    iTunes Stitcher YouTube Spotify
    Other Blogger Genius Podcast episodes to listen to:
    Get More Traffic With These New SEO Tactics with Paula Rollo Smart SEO Strategies To Get You More Traffic with Casey Markee (Rebroadcast) How to Grow Your Traffic with the New Google Update with David 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!

    • 50 min
    #228: My Best Tips for Growing a Six or Seven Figure Business Fast!

    #228: My Best Tips for Growing a Six or Seven Figure Business Fast!

    In this solo episode, I’m sharing how I see successful creators continue to build six and seven figure businesses.

    They do this by:

    Solving real problems in the content they create Cultivating an audience of people wanting to buy from them Selling products and services directly to their audiences Leaning into "selling" Having multiple income streams
    I also debunk the myths around:

    Course creation Knowing exactly what your audience wants from you so you don't need to test People caring about your back catalog of content
    I share how easy and inexpensive it is to create products and services with MiloTreeCart, our new payment platform for female content creators. My recommendation is to create a digital product and go try to sell it! It's easier than you think!

    Show Notes:
    MiloTreeCart Free Workshop Idea Worksheet Join The Blogger Genius Newsletter MiloTree Pop-Up App Become a Blogger Genius Facebook Group All Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes
    Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast:
    iTunes Stitcher YouTube Spotify

    Other Blogger Genius Podcast episodes to listen to:
    The Best Blog Content Tools You’ve Never Heard Of with Britt Reber 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, 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!

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

mossmermaid ,

Enthusiastic Expertise

Jillian’s enthusiastic expertise is always encouraging! The Blogger Genius podcast sparks new business ideas, goals, and profitable strategies. As a solo creator and entrepreneur, these weekly gems of wisdom continually help me feel connected, valued, and understood.

LCD2012 ,

5 Star Learning

I’ve been a student of Jillian’s for many years, learning from her podcast, blog, Facebook group & other trainings. If anyone wants to up-level their business knowledge, get ready to soak it ALL up! I highly recommend Jillian & all of her products.

Deir Jay ,

Awesome podcast

I just started listening to this podcast and already I’ve gained so much valuable knowledge! The “blog post checklist” episode itself is chock full of awesome information. I would say this is a must-listen for new bloggers (all bloggers really) if you want up-to-date, understandable, and actionable advice to grow your blog. Thanks for all the tips!

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