Meet David Risley

I'm David Risley, the founder of the Blog Marketing Academy and creator of the Blog Monetization Lab. I got started with blogging in 1998 as a technology blogger, and in my over 10 years exclusively running that blog, I built it into a six-figure business, visited by over 300,000 people monthly... and got it coverage in tech media including PC World, PC Magazine, Wall Street Journal... even Playboy. In 2008, I began teaching other bloggers how I had done it. I might be one of the "old timers" when it comes to blogging, literally doing it before it was even a real word. But with that longevity comes a skill of teaching it, a grounding in common sense, and a tuned hype detector. My mission today is to provide honest, grounded online business training that is based in sound principles.
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For Blog Owners Who Are Ready To Get Down To Business

All the training the The Academy offers, plus the support and community you'll need to turn your blog into a revenue-producing powerhouse.

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What do you need help with?

Create My Product

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Create a product that converts, with the Things People Buy checklist.


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Grow My Traffic

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Get more traffic from the blog posts you write. Use the 27-point "Pre-Publish Checklist".


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Monetize My Blog

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Get the Blog Monetization Model and attend our free webinar to walk you through it.


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