Meet David Risley

I'm David Risley, the founder of the Blog Marketing Academy and creator of the Blog Monetization Lab. I got started with blogging in 1998 as a technology blogger, and in my over 10 years exclusively running that blog, I built it into a six-figure business, visited by over 300,000 people monthly... and got it coverage in tech media including PC World, PC Magazine, Wall Street Journal... even Playboy. In 2008, I began teaching other bloggers how I had done it. I might be one of the "old timers" when it comes to blogging, literally doing it before it was even a real word. But with that longevity comes a skill of teaching it, a grounding in common sense, and a tuned hype detector. My mission today is to provide honest, grounded online business training that is based in sound principles.

For Blog Owners Who Are Ready To Get Down To Business

All the training the The Academy offers, plus the support and community you'll need to turn your blog into a revenue-producing powerhouse.

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What do you need help with?

Create My Product


Create a product that converts, with the Things People Buy checklist.

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Grow My Traffic


Get more traffic from the blog posts you write. Use the 27-point "Pre-Publish Checklist".

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Monetize My Blog


Get the Blog Monetization Model and attend our free webinar to walk you through it.

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