Build A Blog that Fuels THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE

A blog is the most powerful marketing platform that exists... if you use it right.

You have no email list. No product. No traffic. You have limited time to work since you have a day job. And you have 90 days to get an online business up and running. What do you do?

Choosing Your Path

The Academy offers programs for different styles. From the all-access training library, to personal monthly business support... even expanding into live in-person events. With campfires. Check it out...

Build a blog that fuels the life you want to live.

The LAB is the training library and support community of the Blog Marketing Academy. Everything is geared toward one, single purpose...

Helping YOU build a blog that fuels the life that YOU want to live.

Affordable monthly coaching and support

Our monthly coaching and support program for bloggers, course creators, coaches, consultants and any other online entrepreneur who is looking to make progress faster.

Online business coaching doesn't have to be expensive.

Live, In-Person Workshops
(And S'Mores)

Forget the big conferences with their multiple tracks, Powerpoints and overbearing crowds. We're going to meet in a more intimate, hands on and relaxed atmosphere... and make some real, tangible progress on your blog and online business.

Our Most Popular Blog Posts

The Redwood Strategy: How To Get Massive Traffic To Your Blog With Strategic Repurposing (UPDATED)
The Redwood Strategy is a content creation strategy for bloggers where you circle back and update previously published content, turning them into major pillar posts for your niche. Here's exactly how to do it.
Traffic Generation: The Ultimate Guide To Building Your Blog Traffic, Predictably And Reliably
How do you get blog traffic? How do you generate traffic when you're first starting out? Which strategies are more effective than others? This guide goes into it - in detail.
Blog Monetization: The Exact Business Model To Make Money Blogging (2019)
What does a real blog monetization strategy look like? What's the business model? This guide will walk you through the business model to make money blogging, step by step.
The Ultimate Guide To Search Engine Optimization For Bloggers (2018 SEO Guide)
An ultimate SEO guide for bloggers and content creators. How relevant is keyword research? What are the factors Google looks at? How exactly do we go about attracting organic traffic from the world's most popular search engine? This guide covers it all.
Anatomy Of The Perfect Blog Post: A Complete Guide To Ideal Blog Post Structure And Formatting
A complete guide to the 9 separate factors that go into crafting the perfect blog post - optimized to have maximum traction after you hit the publish button.
Ultimate Guide To Building An Email List: List Building That Works And Makes You Money
The complete guide to how to build your email list from your blog, including opt-in and lead magnet strategy that is working today.
Blog Launch Plan: How To Launch Your Brand New Blog From Scratch, In 14 Steps
How EXACTLY should you launch a new blog today? This 14-step blog launch plan will give you the play-by-play on how it works - today.
10 Steps I Would Follow To Start Over And Build My Business From Scratch in 90 Days (Updated)
If I had to start over from scratch, what would I do to build my online business? What if I only had 3 hours per day, and the weekend, to get it done? What follows are the 10 steps I would follow to build my business from scratch - and get it done within 3 months.
Ultimate Guide To Choosing Your Niche: Finding A Good Market For You
Niche selection often dives into the confusing world of keyword research. But, there is a simpler way to look at it. Here's a different way of choosing your niche.

In every issue of The Edge, you will get actionable advice on what's working now in the world of blogging and online marketing. Directly from the desk (or the RV) of David Risley, sent 3 times weekly.

Meet David Risley

David is a veteran blogger and online entrepreneur, having founded a technology blog in 1998 and growing it into a six-figure, multi-author business which was found in publications like PC World, PC Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. He turned that blog into a commercial success using a combination of advertising, affiliate revenue, online courses, writing and selling books and CDs, and even a membership site before it was cool.

In 2008, he founded the Blog Marketing Academy and launched his first training course for bloggers with an $80k launch. Since then, he has created over 24 separate training programs and has worked with thousands of students on their blogs, in every niche you could think of.

But what David is most proud of is his ability to make things simple. And to build reliable, recurring business around his "lifestyle". He has this weird obsession with traveling in his motorhome around the country with his wife and 2 kids.

David also likes to talk about himself in the third person. In bios like this one.

I've been blogging for almost 4 years now, and I can say that this course is, without a doubt, the best course for making money with a blog.

Joe Liverman

You are the freaking man. Because of you, and your website, I made 20k in a year. And I didn't do anything from the months August - November. I'm going to give you a HUGE high-five if we ever meet in real life.

Ron McKie

I have hundreds of bloggers bookmarked, subscribe to dozens of lists, and half my memory is taken up by downloadables/PDF's. You're one of the few that I take seriously anymore.

Jonnie Williams

Honestly, hands down, this is the best product I have seen for email marketing and much more. After implementing your funnel suggestions I had a front end offer sale in less than 12 hours. I had been getting about one sell a month prior. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

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