Student & Client Successes

Below are some of the kind words my students, clients and members have shared about what you will find here at the Blog Marketing Academy.

I present these comments pretty much "raw"... exactly as they were sent to us. Not all of them have profile photos, but I figure it is more meaningful to present it as they said it without trying to make it all pretty.

If you are a customer of the Blog Marketing Academy and are willing to share your experience, I would LOVE to hear from you.


Comments From LAB PRO Members

There is a crazy amount of information and value provided in this platform, it is severely underpriced in my opinion. I'm zooming through my business creation process thanks to the materials here.

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Jamal M.

The Lab is an incredible resource. The quantity and quality of the content is definitely way above what you'll find in most online training material. The roadmap alone (to guide you through the material) is worth double or treble the price of your membership. I love David's no BS approach am delighted with the progress I'm making so far.

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James G

David really cares about his students. He not only teaches the skill set to start an online business but he also provides the "real life" skills needed, such as organizing your life around it. Highly recommend.

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Tara Pellegrino

This is a phenomenal program

This is a phenomenal program. I tend to be quite "airy" in my nature, "going with the flow" and enjoying whatever is next as much as possible, but it often getting me in trouble when it comes down to having real, consistent results and not constantly struggling to make something happen when I am up against a deadline. This program has helped me create a real, straight-forward plan and gave me the tools to work the plan in a way that will clearly help me realize my dreams. Thanks David.

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Brandy McCanns

My Regret About The Lab

Been struggling with blogging for about 2 years and as I go through the courses it feels amazing how so many ideas get structured and crystalized.

It just feels right.

I found Blog Marketing Academy actually around 1.5 years ago and I thought it looks like a good solid course.

At that time, I just didn’t want to spend money on education cause I thought everything is out there and its free…

Fast forward 1.5 years I made little to no progress on my blog which led me to finding the Lab once again (once again by chance).

I bought it and it was the best $350 I invested.

The only regret I have is that I didn’t buy it earlier…

I would have been so much further on my journey if I went for what my gut was telling me.

Let this be a lesson to any blogger who wants to be cheap!

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Artur K

I have been following David for several years and it just got to the point where I could no longer resist joining the Lab. David is a very patient and precise Instructor and has laid out the Blueprint for any Level of Member so as they can get their own direction.

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Abi C.

I'm only 5 days into my training, and I already feel like my money is well-spent, even if I were to stop now. I have been inspired and am thinking more deeply about my chosen niche than I would have otherwise. I also have a clear pathway on which to walk moving forward, and that is truly priceless.

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Meg Sorensen

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!!

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Eddie S.

The Lab's value is unlike anything else I've ever found.

The Lab is awesome! The Lab's value is unlike anything else I've ever found. I'm building my online business on the side while I work a full-time job. My employer provides me with free access to a huge Lynda training library full of courses on online marketing, so I have experience with other programs to compare the Lab to. I can honestly say that what David is offering is far superior!

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Parker S.

I love Blog Marketing Academy, as David knows what he is talking about. Before I signed up for the lifetime-membership (which was on offer at that time), I did my homework. I checked out people who offer similar services but always came back to David. Reason being: he talks no-nonsense, he is genuine and not greedy (I can tell he is not in it for the money), he does not promise miracles (like so many other bs their way to your wallets) and he charges an amount that people can afford. Most offers I saw were for rich folks and filtered out newbies. A newbie cannot afford a class for 2k USD. David also offers a model for people who have a business and want to grow it, which is also affordable. He truly goes by what he says "Online Business Coaching Doesn't Have To Be Expensive." The quality and logical approach and guidance that David gives is just awesome. Also, he is approachable, which is important. A lot of people become posh when they earn a certain amount, David is not like that. I will always recommend "BlogMarketing Academy". Always!

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Stefanie T

The training in the Lab is very comprehensive but easy to follow. It really is a step by step process to setting up your blog the right way.

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Paul Clarke
Photographer

Amazing! The most comprehensive tool to develop your blog. I wish I found it 2 years ago.

Just been here for one week and only yesterday started on a course that is mostly aligned with my current goals

Definitely worth the price. You will save so much time and energy and stress that is not even funny. I wish I joined 2 years ago, my blog would be miles ahead...

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Artur Kot

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.

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Ron McKie

There are so many courses in the Lab that cover even more than just blogging. As an example, the Facebook Blueprint course could be used for any type of business. The value for money when signing up for the Lab is exceptional and is far better than a lot of other courses I've seen.

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Tracey C

This course is pretty darn incredible. I have been floundering for a couple of years. Nothing seemed to feel right. Now I have focus and information.

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Teresa T.

The lab is awesome! It is great for anyone beginning or even a seasoned website entrepreneur starting a new business. I have especially appreciated the road map for keeping me on track as far as the next thing to do and not getting stuck in overwhelm. Thank you David

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Darlene Niemeyer

I decided to run through the Building a Content Marketing Plan training because I felt I've been missing something lately. GLAD I DID! I'm about 1/2 way through and I can't believe how much I've learned.

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Chris Huff

I think the best thing about the Lab is that David has broken down a really big thing (turning a blog into a business) into it's small component parts and made it manageable and actionable. I find myself feeling in control of my progress and confident of success without the feeling of overwhelm that's plagued me for years when it comes to online business.

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James G

The Lab is literally a godsend. I don't ever say that about anything, but I truly believe it. I have been knowing that I need to build an online business for a while now. I've been tutoring in person with a lot of success but have hit limits on how much I can feasibly grow my business when I only have so many hours in a day. Expanding into online offerings has been what I know I need to do. But having the motivation and even the confidence that you can do something well isn't always enough. You need coaching. You need someone who's been down the road already and is willing to share their expertise. That's David and the Lab. Obviously he is running his own business and wanting to make a living at it...but he's not "in it for the money". He's present, he's personal. He's an actual coach for his members. That's priceless. And the content is fantastic. Covering nearly everything you'd need to get a business up and running, from the quick start boot camp, to lead magnet creation, to Facebook ads, to overcoming the mind games and habits that keep people from just doing it. Join.

It's worth the investment. It will be the kick in the pants, the inspiration, AND the guidance you need to succeed. I've established a solid business growth plan. I've created lead magnets with potential. And I'm MOVING.

If you've been wandering around the internet trying to cut and paste knowledge and how-tos from all kinds of different sources...stop. Join us. The amount of value in this Lab is so worth your money. The videos and worksheets and courses alone are worth far more than the $35 price tag. Add David's personal involvement into the mix, and you've got a priceless investment that will bring returns...no doubt.

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Matt Hallock

The BMA is a fantastic value. Such a low price for the Roadmap alone, is more than worth it. The community and the availability of David is something I would expect to have to pay much MUCH more for.

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David S

I love that this is laid out step by step. I have been working in online marketing for quite a while but found myself mostly trying to piece together steps as I went... only to discover that there was always something important missing. Thanks for this!

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Jan M

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.

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Roger House

Great product you have. No one else really seems to have put such a system like this that is structured like you have. Great job so far!

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Cameron S.

The thing I appreciate most about Blog Marketing Academy is the absence of the hype and b.s. so prevalent in the online business space. David doesn't spend time telling you how you will live on the beaches of the world. Instead, he shows you how an online business really operates, how you can set real-world expectations, and he gives you the action steps you need to take in exactly the order you need to take them.

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Martin Gur

Blog Monetization Academy is a fantastic way for beginners in internet business to get a handle on how things should be done. Not only that, but most importantly, the structured approach of it allows you to get up to speed on things much quicker than if you'd just search for bits and pieces here and there on the internet. The action plans that teach things like how to create lead magnets, setting up profit funnels etc. are great - actionable and fluff-free! Just what you need starting out. The community is the best part of it all though. There's a great group of active LAB members helping each other out all the time. Finally, David is very generous with his input and time to the community and individual questions on e.g. action plans, and really cares for his members.

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Mikael Eriksson

I haven't even done anything outside of just starting the planning stages, but I can already tell this is going to be worth it! The "Step Into Your A Game" course by itself is worth its weight in gold; getting rid of all of those distractions and organizing my time better has already made me more productive!

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Jessi W.

I am so glad I found the Lab. It is EXACTLY the support I need to make progress in figuring out my own product and marketing strategy. The Lab's approach is different from any other course I've seen and it really speaks to me. The information and modules provide valuable information and tasks. I feel like I have all the support I need to refine and revise my idea into something that has the potential to be successful.

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Jean Bahls

For someone like me who has no prior knowledge of business or web design, the Lab has been an invaluable resource. I honestly feel like I have no idea what I'm doing, but somehow by following the steps I'm making progress. I've tried many business ideas before but this is the closest I've come to actually executing anything.

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Jazmin Beaudry

This was an awesome experience! I tend to sometimes become directionless during my day and end up in a state of overwhelm. The tools I received from this course are very easy-to-implement tools that I am excited to use and now I feel I will be able to manage my time with much greater ease. Thanks David!

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Brandy McCanns

David gets the business model you'll want to use as a blogger or solo-preneur online. The Roadmap breaks it down systematically into digestible pieces, explaining how each piece fits into the bigger picture. It also keeps you focused on what needs to happen at each point in time, so you don't waste time and energy confused about what to do next, or chasing shiny objects and perfection.

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Tom Holz

Everything is set out in a very well organized manor guiding me through the process. So far this is the roadmap I needed.

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Ross K.

David teaches clearly and in a way that is so encouraging! I've learned so much from him! He goes straight to the point: simple and effective. By following his advice I've reach a point I could never reached so fast if I was on my own. He and all the community of members are so supportive!

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Rita G

David knows his stuff and has a gift for delivering his educational experience in a way that anyone can digest and implement. He also has a rare ability to both help you maximize your profits as quickly as possible while always stressing that the only way to do that is by providing real value to the audience you serve. David proves that integrity and profitability need not be at odds!

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Alex B

David is a down to earth guy who tells it like it is. I really enjoy the way he's just the dude from around the corner who can tell me how to improve things in my business. It's all easy to follow, nothing too complicated, taken step by step. Well worth joining the lab.

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Diana B

David and The Lab are encouraging me to walk a path toward getting myself set up as an online entrepreneur. It is so important to me to have a path, "The Roadmap" to follow and step-by-step start creating a dream life.

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Fiona K

I came to the Blog Marketing Academy with zero experience in this field and David's training has been a tremendous help in keeping me pointed in the right direction and avoiding distractions fro "shiny objects." I am so grateful I found the BMA rather than some other training program. Thanks David!

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Daniel Boyer

The Lab is awesome!

The Lab is awesome! I've done a total 360 on the way I've been thinking about my website, and this is a great thing! My traffic, opt-ins, and sales have all gone up in a relatively short period of time!

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Parker S

I love the straight forward simple approach to how these courses are laid out! there's no fluff, just facts and steps to get you closer to where you want to be!

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Shandi J

I'm very much at the beginning of the course at the moment but I am already getting the sense of the care and attention that has been put into the materials as well as David's obvious and abundant enthusiasm and knowledge! I feel as though my journey is in a very safe pair of hands and I'm feeling genuinely excited to continue with the course and develop my business with it over the next few months.

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Andrew H.

I just had to pause everything to congratulate you on absolutely phenomenal training program, I have never come across such a complete program. I am very excited to progress through all your programs and action tasks as I am certain it will lead me to my goals.

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Anastasia P

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.

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Joe Liverman

The Lab is awesome! I really like the Roadmap because David gives you just a few things to focus on at a time so you don't have to worry about what to do next. Before the Lab I didn't have much of a strategy for building a business, and I really like how BMA gives you a step-by-step approach. Try it out!

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Parker S

I've spent the past 5 years doing a bit of this and a lot of that with no real plan in mind. BMA has changed that! It's given me the clarity and step-by-step strategy to finally turn my blog into a profit stream for my coaching business. Thanks, David!

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Jan M

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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Holly D

Comments From Coaching Clients

David is a great coach - he honed in on exactly where I needed to improve my sales process and gave me some invaluable advice that I could put into action right away. I have been doing an online blogging business for 6+ years and I respect David's level of expertise and knowledge.

David knows what he is doing and steers you in the right direction for you - not for the next blogging business. You will get specialized knowledge and his uniquely-honed business brain will help you with your thorniest problems!

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Sue Dunlevie

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!!

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Holly Daniel

David's consultation call was very friendly, informative and useful. He was happy to answer a myriad of questions honestly and with a great depth of knowledge and experience.

Don't hesitate to book a consultation call. It will open many doors and give you a fresh perspective on your blog and/or business.

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Rury Galbraith

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!

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Ranya Renee Fleysher

Comments About Individual Courses

This was a fantastic course! I am so happy I took the time to do it. You made it seem easy to write a business plan, and this one is actually functional. I will be able to use this as I progress on. Thanks David!

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Dr. Brandy McCans

Amazing info here folks. A complete blueprint on how to set up the profit center of your business. I got tremendous benefit from this Action Plan. It was easy to follow and understand. The details are all here and now I know precisely what I need to do. Thank so much to David Risley.

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Lorraine G.

This was an awesome experience! I tend to sometimes become directionless during my day and end up in a state of overwhelm. The tools I received from this course are very easy-to-implement tools that I am excited to use and now I feel I will be able to manage my time with much greater ease. Thanks David!

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Brandy McCanns

There are a lot of noisy obnoxious useless "gurus" out there that could take a lesson or two from you on how to be real. You are the best I've seen after observing and following numerous ones for a few years, some "top names", some just Fly by Nights who copy someone else's content without experience.

You give real value, you're reasonable and affordable, and you never take the bang and bling and things route in an attempt to impress anyone. Thanks for giving real value and doing it in a real way.

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Katigrace Ratterree

David has provided a perfect introduction to Thrive Architect and all its awesome power. Clearly explained and bang on point there are plenty of golden nuggets included which you would have to dig for without these videos.

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Barrie T

The "Blog Profit Funnel" action plan makes real sense of something I've struggled with for a long time - creating a logical system for generating leads and new customers. Very excited to put this into practice!

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Nigel Merrick

David gets the business model you'll want to use as a blogger or solo-preneur online. The Roadmap breaks it down systematically into digestible pieces, explaining how each piece fits into the bigger picture. It also keeps you focused on what needs to happen at each point in time, so you don't waste time and energy confused about what to do next, or chasing shiny objects and perfection.

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Tom Holz

I think the best thing about the Lab is that David has broken down a really big thing (turning a blog into a business) into it's small component parts and made it manageable and actionable. I find myself feeling in control of my progress and confident of success without the feeling of overwhelm that's plagued me for years when it comes to online business.

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James G

You are one of the brave and few who've taken personal development blogs "seriously." I was searching for something. ANYTHING. To give me perspective on monetization. The mere fact that you catered to the "woo-woo" crowd meant oodles. And with each article and vid, my respect and trust grows. You know your shtuff and I uphold your guidance above the noise.

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Jonnie Williams

The Lab is awesome! I really like the Roadmap because David gives you just a few things to focus on at a time so you don't have to worry about what to do next. Before the Lab I didn't have much of a strategy for building a business, and I really like how BMA gives you a step-by-step approach. Try it out!

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Parker S

This is a fantastic course, I love the feedback and the material here. I went from zero to completed lead magnet and sales funnel in just 3 days with this course.

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David S

I've just joined the Blog Marketing Academy Lab membership specifically for this profit funnel action plan - and boy did it deliver. I was unsure on a few aspects of how to make my own product funnels more profitable - but David's easy to follow presentation style and in-depth training mean I've now got a fresh perspective on taking this all forward. This a great course.

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Loz James

Excellent Course! You will hear a lot of the same information you have probably already heard or read but David put it's in a way that you can take immediate action. The breakdown of goals into measurable plans and tasks was worth the price all on it's own. This course will set you up to start clearing out your mind and surroundings so you can move on to success. Well done!

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Darlene Niemeyer

This is a great course! I've never realized how much time I was wasting until I took this course. I'm 3x as productive as I used to be and handling all my tasks in a timely fashion. Take this course! You won't regret it!

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Quinton P

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.

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Jonnie Williams

Comments From Tech Service Clients

After several frustrating hours of trying to move my primary WordPress navigation to where I wanted it, I gave up reached out David to see ask if he offered any direct assistance for such things. Fortunately, he was able to work me into his schedule. In a matter of minutes he not only fixed the navigation issue, but also identified a number of additional issues and fixed those, too. David was incredibly timely, highly responsive, and went out of his way to make sure that my membership site was configured for an optimal user experience.

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Jassen Bowman

David Risley made the impossible possible.  As a result, I now have a website I can be proud of.

I have built four websites. All were crap. When I decided to build a new website to move my online course content onto, I knew I needed help. But I was nervous. I have hired techies in the past and it just never went well. The problem is, I’m not a techie. It’s not my area of expertise. I don’t speak the lingo. Getting a site built that was functional, visually pleasing and within my capabilities to manage seemed like a big ask.

I have been a member of the Blog Marketing Academy and I always appreciated David Risley’s straight-goods approach to coaching. So, I decided to reach out and seek his advice. How do you go about finding trustworthy, affordable technical support? Imagine my surprise and gratitude when David offered to help.

In the end, I got just what I wanted - a conversion-based, mobile responsive website that I can manage on my own. I cannot stress what a huge endeavor this has been for me. Tech stuff scares the beejeesus out of me! When I got anxious, David made it easy. When I got stuck, David coached me through it. David Risley made the impossible possible. As a result, I now have a website I can be proud of.

I would highly recommend David Risley to anyone who wants to get free of the fear and frustration that comes with being a non-techie in the online world of business. If you’re struggling to find technical support, look no further. David Risley is a clear, credible and responsive coach. He’s also a very nice guy! I plan to continue to call upon his expertise in helping me to build my online business.

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Wendie Webber

Working with Dave was great! I'm not very tech savvy, but Dave was able to answer my questions, fix the issues with my website quickly and the response time on the project was very fast.

Having been a member of BMA for over a year now, it was a relief to be able to get the technical help I needed with my website without having to outsource it to someone I didn't know and hope for the best. Dave was quick to respond and got the job done quickly and professionally. I will definitely be using this service again!

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