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.


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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


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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


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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


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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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