Blogging For Business... Simplified

Build, launch and grow a scalable online business - fueled by your WordPress blog. Blog Marketing Academy is where blog owners come to find hype-free guidance and the technical help to turn their site into a well-oiled machine.

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Hi, I’m David Risley.

After starting a technology blog in 1998 and turning it into a commercial success over the course of a decade, I decided to branch out and scratch another itch. Hence, the Blog Marketing Academy was born in 2008. We've been through a LOT of iterations since then - having helped multiple thousands of students along the way.

Yes, I can be your guide as you build your blog-based lifestyle business. I'm also pretty good at the tech side of things and can help you make it all work for you. But, in the end, I realize...

This is a people business. Around here, we're going to keep things personal. Hype-free. Real. Simple.

I love the simplicity of online businesses. I also love RVing. I'm in my "happy place" when I'm sitting in a campsite in some awesome location, smoking an occasional cigar, laptop on a picnic table... and doing what I love. And my mission is to help others do something similar. Simple as that.

You can learn more about the Academy here, or some fun facts about me.


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


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!

Holly D


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!

Sue Dunlevie


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!

Ranya Renee Fleysher

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