In A Nutshell...
The Blog Marketing Academy is a training platform and support community built to help YOU learn the business and technical skills to build your dream online business based on your Wordpress blog.
A family business founded by David Risley in 2008.
Hi, I'm 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 gone on to over 24 separate training programs and has worked with thousands of students on their blogs, in every niche you could think of. All of this has now been brought to THE LAB, the training and support platform of the Blog Marketing Academy.
But what David is most proud of is his ability to make things simple.. and make the complicated approachable.
He has this weird obsession with traveling and camping in his motorhome around the country with his wife and 2 kids. You might find him sitting in a folding chair, in a campsite, smoking the occasional cigar.
David also likes to talk about himself in the third person. In bios like this one. It's weird, really.
My Foundational Beliefs
Why I Do What I Do
I remember sitting in grade school when I was a kid. Looking out the window of the classroom at the outside world, watching the cars going by. I remember thinking how lucky they were because.... they were free. While I was stuck in school.
Of course, I grew up some and realized that adults just changed the walls. When you're a kid, it's the classroom you don't want to be in. When you're older, it's the walls of your job.
No thank you. I don't want to be told where I have to be and when. I want to live life on my own terms.
So, in college, I decided to buck the trend and NOT look for a job after school. I decided to see if I could make this hobby tech blog I had started work. And, I did.
Today, I do what I do because I want my whole family to be able to live life on our terms. We love to travel (and often do in our RV) and I want to be able to do that freely. My wife works with me now, and we homeschool our kids.
Building real businesses around my blogs is what has enabled this lifestyle for me and my family. And I firmly believe nobody should have to live life in a cubicle unless they want to. The Blog Marketing Academy is here to bring my experience to others who would like to design their own lifestyle the way they please.
"I firmly believe nobody should have to live life in a cubicle unless they want to. The Blog Marketing Academy is here to bring my experience to others who would like to design their own lifestyle the way they please."
Getting into THE LAB I thought I was going to go through a training on how to build a business through blogging and found it far more. I'm more excited after this first training then I was in signing up in the beginning. I would say anyone that wants to bring balance while building their business seeing wins every step of the way needs to join BMA.
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.
In getting coaching from David, I really appreciate how he is able to point out the simple action that I could do to move the ball forward. His knowledge of the tech and management of a membership website is invaluable in offering practical, immediately applicable tips to generating more revenue or simplifying the production process. Thanks, David, for your honesty and support!
Tripled My Monthly Sales
Finding and trusting someone to help you with your business is not easy! I'm so incredibly happy that I decided to put my trust in David and the Platinum coaching program. This affordable coaching has enabled me to triple my monthly sales and keep a steady flow of earnings coming in. Working with David has truly allowed me to step up in the blogging world from a hobby blogger to a full fledged business owner. Thank you David!!
I’m dazzled by what David and Malika have created and I hope to do something similar within my specialty. I love the straight-forward instruction and practical way you show us what to do and how you teach from your experience. Even more impactful to me... I love how you and Malika are real, care about our experience with the Lab, and don’t leave me questioning your business motives, integrity, or sincerity. THANK YOU!!