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David Risley
Works at PC Media, Inc.
Attended University of South Florida
Lives in Tampa Bay, FL
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After a long delay, here's an update on my story of starting up a brand new blog, in a new niche, from scratch. An update on how things are going.

After a long delay, here's an update on my story of starting up a brand new blog, in a new niche, from scratch. An update on how things are going.
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How long does it take to make a blog profitable? How long does it take to reach a certain income level? I get asked alot... and here's my full answer.
How long does it take to make a blog profitable? How long does it take to reach a certain income level? I get asked alot... and here's my full answer.
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58+ blog post headline formulas + the ultimate swipe file. Also, why you should write 25 headlines for every single blog post you publish. I tried it. Here's how it went...
58+ blog post headline formulas + the ultimate swipe file. Also, why you should write 25 headlines for every single blog post you publish. I tried it. Here's how it went...
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After announcing that we had turned off comments on this blog, a few months later we are announcing a total reversal. Comments are back on, and this post explains why this reversal has happened.
After announcing that I had turned off comments on this blog, a few months later we are announcing a total reversal. Comments are back on, and this post explains why this reversal has happened.
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How do you get blog traffic, especially when you're first starting out? This Ultimate Guide to Blog Traffic will help you get results. This post is a full reference guide on the subject of building up your blog traffic.
How do you get blog traffic, especially when you're first starting out? This Ultimate Guide to Blog Traffic will help you get results.
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A breakdown of this year's Black Friday special offers from the Blog Marketing Academy and beyond.
A breakdown of this year's Black Friday special offers from the Blog Marketing Academy and beyond.
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Like any online business, I've accepted credit cards and Paypal for quite some time. But, I've decided to also accept Bitcoin. Here's why...
Like any online business, I've accepted credit cards and Paypal for quite some time. But, I've decided to also accept Bitcoin. Here's why...
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I switched to Drip Marketing Automation - from Ontraport. Here are 15 specific reasons why I made the switch.
I switched to Drip Marketing Automation - from Ontraport. Here are 15 specific reasons why I made the switch.
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Once you have a business established and moving, you have some stable point from which to judge things. It becomes easier. But, that beginning phase... it's a doosie.
Information overwhelm and confusion are common “diseases” of the online entrepreneur. And it is especially pronounced in the beginning when you’re first starting out. And it makes sense, in a way. All these things you have to do (or think you have to do), all seemingly important, and all simultaneously. Or, at least it feels …
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Want to start a blog but be on the right footing for monetization and growth? Then, you’re on the right post.

See, most bloggers who launch their blog end up launching to relative silence. They set some deadline for a month or two in the future and they work toward it. Then, when the date arrives they unleash that new blog to the world and…

Crickets.

Reality then hits.

Nobody was waiting for your blog. The world didn’t really care.
Want to start a blog but be on the right footing for monetization and growth? Then, you’re on the right post. See, most bloggers who launch their blog end up launching to relative silence. They set some deadline for a month or two in the future and they work toward it. Then, when the date …
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Entrepreneur, Blogger, Author, Husband, Daddy.
Introduction

David Risley is a professional blogger, entrepreneur, and online marketer. Having generated over $1.3 million online as a blogger, today he teaches bloggers how to turn their passions into a solid, profitable business through a combination of blogging and internet marketing.

David got his start as a technology writer at PCMech.com, a site he founded back in 1998. He turned PCMech.com into a commercial success being visited by over 300,000 people per month. PCMech has been included in PC World, PC Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and even Playboy Magazine. David has also written two books for the tech world: Build Your Own PC and Build Your Own Network.

Drawing from his experience building up PCMech.com, David started Davidrisley.com (now Blog Marketing Academy) in mid 2008 as a way to help other bloggers achieve the same success. He has since expanded into that niche with the creation of several training programs, including 3DayMoney.com, BlogMastersClub.com and the Inner Circle. He has also contributed to and been interviewed by several leading blogs in the niche.

He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife, Malika, and two children.

Education
  • University of South Florida
    Information Systems Management, 1996 - 2001
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Blogger, Online Marketer
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  • PC Media, Inc.
    Owner, 2000 - present
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Tampa Bay, FL