Who The Heck Is Leslie And Why You Will Love BAB2.0

February 13, 2012

So you're probably wondering who I am. Well, in this video, I tell you a little bit about who I am and how I got here. This is so that we can start off on the right foot.

So go ahead and take a peak into my world below.

But don't stop there. Tell me a little bit about who you are . . .

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  • Rachael M. says:

    Hi Leslie,
    Nice to get to know you. I’ve stumbled into blogging at the request of others actually. I have become an avid extreme couponer over the last couple years (really before it became such the “in” thing to do). I’ve constantly had people ask me if I have a blog, or how do I do what I do. So, I’ve finally dived in and found this site with all the info. The videos helped me tremendously on getting my blog up and running. While it’s definitely been slow to start, I’m eager to see more videos on how to increase traffic to my site. That’s the main area I’m interested in right now. So, hopefully we’ll get to that really soon!

    Rachael M.

    • Hi Rachael,

      Great to have you here and good to know a little more about you. I just checked out your blog and it looks great. I think it’s the perfect design for what you’re blogging about. Keep up the good work!

  • Steve Brown says:

    Hey Leslie…. I’ve been dipping my toes in for the last couple of years and now it’s time to get serious. Your energy is contagious and I can’t wait to jump in and get going. Show me the way!

  • Brenda says:

    Hi Leslie,

    Your enthusiasm is contagious and your backstory is interesting. I see you blog primarily about biology, your area of expertise. Would you mind posting a link to it? Are you still teaching?

    I do offline business marketing, which is a variation of what I’ve done for 20 years except I focus on small businesses instead of large corporations. But my real passion is in another niche that has huge brand competition. And since I love to write I reckon blogging would be a great way to get some traction.

    Looking forward to learning more from you, Gideon and Yarik.



  • Lorna says:

    Hi Leslie, Great to see you have had such success and you are so passionate and enthusiastic about blogging because we have a lot in common. My background is also as a biologist. Then I made a shift to communicating science to the public. Now I am well and truly ready for the next big change and my goal is to establish a successful business online using blogging as the platform. I’m excited about the many and varied opportunities available on the internet to people no matter what their background is. You are a great coach and an inspiration. Have enjoyed your videos very much and look forward to watching, listening and learning much more. regards, Lorna.

    • Hi Lorna,

      Yes, I LOVE what I’m doing. Blogging is awesome. And great to meet a fellow Biologist. We need more Science Bloggers 😉

      Glad you are enjoying the videos. Stay tuned for more 🙂

  • Clive says:

    Nice to ‘meet you’ Leslie. Great intro. Never been to St Martin but I’m sure it’s beautiful. Looking forward to the next installment.

  • ShariLee says:

    My name is ShariLee, and I have four websites I’m working on. One is about growing in Christ–that’s run4theprize.com; one is about being a grandmother–that’s ammas-house.com; one is about learning to blog–that is bloggingmywayforward.com–moved over from blogspot; the last is 2ufrombrittany.com, which is on its way to becoming a jewelry site–mostly pearls. I am the farthest along with run4theprize, but I have ideas for all of them.

    Currently I work with REVStaffing as a virtual assistant to real estate agents. I blog for them and tweet and etc.. I am a Licensed Title Agent here in the US, so working with real estate agents is just another segment of the market for me. I have been a freelance writer all of my life, and I have been an editor for many years.

    I have 6 or 7 parked domains with GoDaddy, from whom I purchase domains, and I have earned 5 cents from them so far . . . Ha, Ha! My hosting company is Hostgator. I use Flexability 3 Themes for my sites, and I also own FLEXfree themes so that I can get on with my second phase–which is to do some affiliate marketing.

    I’m a mom, a grandmother and a great-grandmother, and I live and work in the Metro Orlando, Florida area of the US. I have only recently gone full time with my internet business–not because I have earned so much, but because I finally realized that if I don’t bite-the-bullet, and do it, I’ll never get past wishing that I could do it! Make sense?

    So, I am banking on myself, asking the Lord for wisdom and the ability to learn quickly, so I can make the money I have always wanted to make.

    That’s about it for me. I have been following Yaro for a long time. It was actually his and Gideon’s videos on how to set up a website that got me as far as I have gotten with the sites I have. These videos are excellent! I have to say, though, that once I joined becomeablogger.com the videos I received and the instruction was not even close to being comparable to the first ten videos, not to mention that the first ten videos were the first part of the course. I was I was disappointed to be charged for what I had already received for free–so I could not justify spending money I didn’t really have to go much farther.

    I love your presentation style–clear, concise and comprehensive–more like the first ten videos are; so I am hoping that the becomeablogger program has much improved in content and that I can join again and use it to move ahead fast–which I truly need to do. I’m encouraged and hopeful. Sincerely, and with a grateful, “Hi!” to Yaro and Gideon, ShariLee

    • Hi ShariLee,

      WOW, you are doing a whole lot there, but I’m glad to see your passion for what you are doing and your wanting to by Guided by God. I’m the exact same way where that is concerned.

      Sorry to hear that you didn’t find much value in the premium videos the first go around, but I think that it might be because you didn’t stick around long enough.We have reordered the content and put some of the more crucial videos at the beginning and we’ve significantly improved the content on Podcasting, Video and just building a business in general. I’m sure you will love 2.0.

      Looking forward to seeing you around!

  • Jon says:

    A friend told me about be come a blogger, so I got it.
    To help set up my web site and it’s sill a work in progress.
    With your updates I might go father.

  • Karin says:

    Hi Leslie, such an enthusiastic video! I need that kind of inspiration 🙂 I have both a professional blog on our website (www.parenthoodpuzzle.com/blog) and my own “blog/vlog” for my thoughts and life journey, however a bit unstructured and scattered. Looking forward to get more organised and set a goal with my blog. Wish I had had you as a biology teacher!!
    Rock on!

    • I can’t help it. I’m sooo enthusiastic about this stuff Karin. I see you’re blog is in Swedish. Good stuff. I don’t understand it, but still glad that you’re doing it 🙂

      All the best!

  • Rae Pond says:

    Hi Leslie!
    Your energy in this video is not only exciting, it is contagious!! I am sitting here, wishing I didn’t have to run errands and could instead spend my time working on my blog to finish it and get it out onto the web! I have learned a lot so far and I am eating up this information like a sponge!

    My blog so far will be to represent a company that assists others to brand and market successful ebooks. I have never built a blog before and without your teaching materials, I could not do it. Thank you for putting your information out there for others to digest and apply.

    Again, thank you so much for sharing your materials! My life changed the day I came across the email that introduced this program. That may sound cheesy, but it is very true!

    Rae P.

    • LOL. WOOHOOO. Glad to be able to get you excited about blogging Rae P.

      Also glad the videos are helping you set up your blog. Doesn’t sound cheesy at all. It sounds AWESOME 😀

  • Sergio Felix says:

    Hey Leslie,

    Sergio here from Mexico.

    My story started when I had an accident while vacationing about one year and a half ago, I smacked my feet with a mechanical game and that left me in bed for two straight months.

    I started googling how to make money online, found a few businesses in a box and took it from there. I got scammed a few times, then bought many crappy products until I finally started recognizing who the good guys were and learned the importance behind social media.

    I started my first blog and I decided to call it iSeeSalesPeople since I felt that every single person on the internet wanted to sell me something and I thought it was funny and catchy at the same time, so I went with that.

    After many months of building trust and sharing tips with my readers, I decided to go at it on a full time basis and while I was living from my savings I went broke a few times and realized I wasn’t making any substantial money at all.

    That led to asking for a loan and decided to go all in with this, started buying some high end products and I have all this theory in my head but little action.

    Last year I closed my first blog and after taking a new mentoring course, I was suggested to create a marketing blog as a main hub (MarketingWithSergio) and that’s where I’m writing at right now.

    I recently joined a course strictly on blogging (the first paid product on this topic) and these guys talk a lot about living from your passion, not from ‘marketing blogs’.

    I look at my domain name and I kind of think it is boring so I’m thinking I got it all wrong for the second time and that’s exactly why I’m currently here on BAB.

    I’m a big fan of Gideon’s work and I really like Yaro’s stuff too (have some reports from him on my Kindle) so being around here for me is like being with the best of the best.

    Hope to learn more stuff from you guys and looking forward for what you’re preparing for us as well.

    Take care and keep on rocking your amazing work Leslie, I really like it, cheers!


    • Oooo, I really like the name iSeeSalesPeople. Pretty slick idea.

      Hey Sergio, glad to have you here and hope you continue enjoying the content. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

  • Sergio Felix says:

    Forgot to say that I’m a Computer Systems Engineer, and many people (if not everyone) said that it was going to be very easy for me to get ahead on the Internet Marketing game but, it hasn’t been like that.

    People say, do this, then this and finally this.

    So I always realize what the heck am I doing until the end and I normally always have better ways of doing things (faster, better and more unique) but it’s a real problem to find out that what I was doing was something I already knew how to do and way better than I was taught.

    So no, it doesn’t helps to know some stuff, at least not on the beginning! 😉


  • Ramin says:

    LOvr your enthusiasm and passion.
    I’ve been working very hard to get videoblogs up and running on my youtube channel. it’s been a bit rough. as a cosmetic dentist I haven’t had the time to devote to this. i have bought all the equipment and have made a few videos but it’s not consistent. i guess a bit of coaching would help. i feelliek i have no strategy around videoblogs and what my goals are. hopefully clarification will come soon 🙂

    • Glad to hear you are enjoying the content.

      Time can definitely be an issue and that’s why you need to make sure to get on a decent schedule, and that you are following proving methods. Stay tuned for more content 😉

  • Scott Moore says:

    Hi Leslie, Yaro & Gidien. Thank you for the tutorials on becomingablogger. I have found these videos very helpful & full of useful information on how to get stsrted blogging. I had originally seen Yaro’s videos from sources like youtube when I was tring to learn more about clickbanks set up on hoplinks. Clickbank doesn’t work, their full of spam, viriouus & crappy products. I poersonally would not buy any of their crap & I am giving up on thhem! I thought Your blogging vidieo might give me an other fresh resourse on how to earn an income online. However; I don’t have a web site or a niche to blog about. Maybe someday in about 100 years I will. Clickbank says that I don’t need A web site to post hoplinks on products of my interest & that I can use social Media sites. well I’ve used Fbook, twitter, google+ & emails, etc. The results are lower than poor. Thel inks are not trusted by these sites & they’ve warned me not to continue or I’ll be baned. I can’t even open the links once posted as WOT’s = web of trust blocks them, google advises not to post inaproperate links & my friends say they get virious from the emails that I send!. I give up. Thanks any way.

    • You are very much welcome Scott. Glad to see that you are finding the videos helpful. Yes, you need to be selective about what you purchase online. There are great programs and products out there, but my recommendation is always to buy things recommended by people you trust, and by them for a specific purpose.

      Hope you continue to find value in the content.

  • Auston says:

    Hey Leslie,

    I’m a Sys Admin contractor working in Afghanistan. My Wife said to me one day that she would like a blog so she could put down her thoughts about some of the crazy things that happen around her. So of course I searched Google about how to build a blog site. I signed up on Yaro’s site and started getting the emails and reading them, but never did anything. Then I got the email about the Become A Blogger 10 free video lessons and watched all of them. After watching the videos, I said I can do this. The next day I got started, getting domain name and a hosting site. My Wife didn’t think I was going to do until I sent the link to her site. She was a little reluctant at first, but she getting the hang of it. It’s still a work in progress, but please check it out. http://www.whatnthehell.com . Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the lessons.

    Michael A

    • Hey Auston, great to hear that you have your blog up and running. Good stuff. Glad to be able to help get it going. Stay tuned for more content on how to build and grow your blog!

  • Teresita says:

    Leslie, it’s been in my heart to have a website and make money on it. I tried health supplements, just on my own ( I do knot know anything about making website ), priest vestments, ( very costly to advertise ). I gave them all up.
    Presently, I am creating a website ( gracefullysenior.com) to write things about seniors, using WordPress. I am slowly learning it. I have a few pages already. I will put affiliates on it so I can make money, and of course blogs from other seniors will be welcome. It’s a long haul for me, since I have to deal with the tech part and the content part.
    I don’t know how you can help me.


    • Hi Teresita,

      I definitely know how it is to try things and fail. Really and truly, every successful person I’ve ever met has had a bunch of failures in the past. But, they kept at it and eventually accomplished significant things.

      One recommendation I would make is that if you don’t feel like you can handle the tech stuff, you can always outsource certain tasks to make it easier, and you can get better work that way. If money is an issue, then you can definitely use BAB 2.0 for guidance on how to do the tech stuff.

  • mike mitchem says:

    Leslie, I also studied Physical Therapy but never got licensed due to medical reasons. Now here I am twelve years later looking for a way to earn a living online. I hear that blogs get picked up quickly by the search engines and are great for developing a following. I appreciate your energy and all you’re doing to help people understand how to create a blog and ways to monetize it. Thanks. . .

  • Hi Leslie:

    I started my blog (www.nomoredirtydiapers.com/) but have a long way to go. I thought I would blog about raising my four teens and hope that it will become a source for other moms and dads to communicate and share stories.

    I’m not sure if I am using WordPress properly and if I have added the correct plug-ins to my blog. I’m hoping to find out through your videos for Become a Blogger which I have just begun to view. You have a great way of getting your message across. I’m looking forward to viewing all the videos and learning to make my blog better.

    • I just love the name “No more dirty diapers”. So catchy Anne. Yes, BAB 2.0 will definitely give the guidance you need to continue building your blog, and I’m looking forward to seeing the progress.

  • Jamee says:

    HiLeslie, Good to hear more about you. My name is Jamee, I finally have a blog of my own: http://www.allaboutflow.com I am a video artist and produce programs for myself and others mostly in the wellness/holistic field. I’ve been following and learning from Gideon for a while now and am finally ready to focus on my own projects. I am currently creating a 30 day on-line course. I look forward to learning how I can progress with this the become a blogger 2.0 course. See you real soon! Jamee

    • I think I ran into your blog before Jamee. Great to hear that you are creating a 30 day online course. That’s an awesome product to have. Hope you continue to find value in the videos.

  • Pamela says:

    Hello Leslie,
    Its nice to meet you. I visited your sites they look great. I am a stay at home mom and I am new to blogging. I first came across the blogging world through a lady name Lisa I decided to start taking web design classes. I finally found something I am passionate about so I started my site. I look forward to the new videos. My site is http://rawcrave.com. God Bless.

    • Hi Pamela,

      It’s great to be able to blog about your passion. Raw food is definitely a passion that a lot of people share, and I hope to see your blogging really taking off. Great to meet you.

  • Bob Correia says:

    Hi Leslie,
    Great video, your enthusiasm is contagious. I lost my job in Oct 2010 and at 55 found it very difficult to find a new job. I tripped across Affiliate Marketing and decided I would try and make a living at it. Was caught in an endless circle of scam artists programs when accidentally found Gideon’s YouTube classes. He taught me more for free than any of the “courses” I had taken. I now have 2 blogs up and running but not really making any money yet. Sad part is that because I was on unemployment while doing these blogs, the State now wants me to pay back the $2,000.00 of unemployment I collected!! So far I have made $35.00 lol They actually told me if I sat at home watching TV they would have no problem with paying me!! So, I am now highly motivated to get this up and working. Look forward to your videos……….Bob

    • It’s funny how the government works sometimes Bob. Sorry to hear that.

      But, my hope is that you are able to start a blog that does much more than the government can do to help you 😉

      Looking forward to seeing your progress.

  • Yes, you certainly are excited. I found Gideon and Yaro online and have been reading and listening to them. I did think what they were saying would not apply to me as I was on wordpress.com, but come to find out that wordpress.com will not take me where I want to go. Let me explain. I have recently closed my small paper/gift boutique. I saw how ‘doing business’ was changing and I no longer wanted to pay for inventory and then wait for it to sell or stand on my feet all week. After I closed the store I traveled to Europe and developed the idea of likening Europe to my home town. Best way to describe is to ask you to take a look at my site. http://ladolcevilla.net. I have only been blogging since Thanksgiving but adore it and the blogging community. I am poised to begin selling one of a kind items, collectibles and my own refabricated products; however I feel I will need to switch to wordpress.org. That will be difficult for a no tech person, self taught, like myself. I will stay tuned to see if you, Gideon and Yaro can help to point me in the right direction. Best, Lisa

    • Hi Lisa,

      Great to see you starting to blog and I’m glad to have you here. Yes, I definitely recommend switching to your own self-hosted blog, according to the videos in Module 1. It’s actually a relatively easy process to make the switch, but you might want to consider hiring someone from a site like Odesk to do it for you. You can probably get someone to do the full transfer for less than $50.

      Hope that helps!

  • Patrick says:

    hi Leslie,
    your enthusiastic presentation style has persuaded me to have another go at starting a blog. Like you, I found yaro and gideon some little while ago but somehow I could not get my head around the material they were offering. I am hoping to really ‘catch on’ this time around. I plan to give it my best shot!

    • WOOHOOO Patrick. I think BLOGS ROCK! I have a friend that calls me Dr. Blog, LOL. That tells you how much I talk about blogging. Maybe too much.

      Looking forward to see you start that blog. Keep me posted!

  • Ricardo says:

    To keep it short and sweet I am a son of God, Servant, Husband, Father, Apostle, Teacher, Spiritual Leader, Mentor, Author, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Christian Hip-Hop Artist, Hip-Hop Producer, and Cook!

    Thanks for the connection! Let me know if you need prayer!

    Apostle Ricardo Butler / The Master Constructor — “Equipping Five Fold Leaders in Business, Ministry, and Music!” @ http://masterconstructor.blogspot.com/p/mc-college.html

  • David says:

    Good afternoon Leslie. I am a single man who can not walk so well. I spend a lot of my time on the computer because I am limited to physical movement. I have worked for 38 years before this illness affected my mobility. I am now looking for some contact with the world, because I love life. I wake-up every morning with a smile on my face because I realize I am breathing. Now I would like to share with people my true happiness of unjudgemental love for my fellow man, so my fellow man will be able to leave their home each day, with no resentment towards anyone, and become a forgiving individual of peoples bad habits. I have very little money to live with, yet I manage. The blogging idea sounds like it might be something for me. Thank you so much for giving your gift and generousity to people who need your service and your knowledge. Thanking you again, David.

    • Good afternoon David,

      First off thanks for taking the time to comment. Your story is awesome, and yes a blog would be a great platform for you to share it. It’s great to see people looking at the glass as half full. Actually, not even half full, because even when it’s half full of water, it’s half full of air. So I guess it’s always full 😉

      I’m really looking forward to seeing you get your blog going. All the best!

  • Leslie, that’s great that you are a PT. I’m an exercise physiologist.Glad to hear your making money on the web. There is a big need for this type of info in the fitness industry. I teach personal training and most of them have no idea of the possibilities that we both know.

    • Ooo, an exercise physiologist. How exciting! Yes, I do believe there’s always a need for that type of info. There’s a lot out there, but if you can find an interesting angle, that would be awesome.

      Anyways, thanks for the comment. Keep me updated.

  • D'Arcy says:

    Is this video usuinf Flash?

    I tried to view it n my IPad2 and Apple computor and it doesn’t start

    • It’s actually a Youtube video. If you can see youtube vids, you should be able to see it. I use a Macbook pro and I can see it fine. Hope you get it working D’arcy. I’m going to put together a video troubleshooting page and post it on here pretty soon.

  • John DeVuono says:

    Hi Leslie,
    l am 49 yrs old, a father of 5 we’ve been struggling for a long time,mortgage, bills etc: l stumble across your video’s and learnt a lot about them.
    I am now out a stage of life where I would like to do something where I can finally retire but I can’t do this unless I find something with which I can supplement my income.
    What l am struggling with is what and where to start, The main area I’m interested in right now is to make money online.
    l am a newbie at this and like to have my website up and running.

    • Hi John,

      I do wish you the best with your situation. It sounds tough. I wouldn’t recommend for you to blog with the expectation of making money right now, but I do recommend starting a blog that can build towards a stable income. I hope you continue to find value in the resources we’re providing and that we’re able to help guide you in the right direction.

      All the best!

  • Carl says:

    Greetings, I am a retired U.S. Military guy. I am from Ventura California. I now live in Thailand since 1996. Being a bit older these days I have been always been interested in the internet and the potential to make some spending money. I cannot work here. My current visa will not allow it. I have computers, cameras and a desire to make fun and have some money also from having “fun”.

    I am very, very interested.

    My question is: Whats in “it” for you? Will I have to get you a fatted or golden calf or bull later?

    I myself would like to have a few hundred thousand people joking with me also.

    My Best and Humble Regards to You Sir.

    • Hi Carl,

      Thanks for your comment. In terms of what’s in it for me. The first thing is being able to help others achieve what we’ve achieved. That’s a tremendous reward.

      The second is that we are launching a premium version of BAB 2.0 that will be paid.

      In terms of a fatted or golden calf or bull, unfortunately not, lol.

  • Robinsh says:

    Hi Leslie, I was always confuse after this season launch of BAB 2.0 about the thing who the hell is this guy I never saw with the Gideon and Yaro ever as I am following them since last 2 years.

    You should know that only because of their consistent motivation I became an earning blogger last year and now moving to the next level by outsourcing expert writers to develop products for more revenue online.

    Anyway this video made me more aware of the guy Leslie and now I would love to learn from you also, a new coach to follow 🙂

    Thanks for Composing this Video !!

    • Haha Robinsh, well glad to be able to bring you up to speed.

      It’s awesome that you were able to become an earning blogger last year. That’s always a great experience. And outsourcing makes it even better, if you do it correctly.

      Anyways, thanks for the comment, and wishing you all the best!

  • Lynne says:

    Looking forward to hearing more about your blogging experiences. I’m a former news journalist now working from home while looking after my small child. Looking for inspiration in keeping going with a blog – how to find the time to squeeze it in to my busy schedule.

  • Greetings, Leslie!
    I’m a civil engineer and I’ve been working in the field for 17 years but then I felt I needed a change and about a year ago I started from scratch.
    I had no idea about the internet other than just clicking the mouse to surf the web. Thanks to Yaro and Giddeon (I don’t know if you were there already working behind the courtains but I have the feeling you were) I’ve managed to build a relatively succesful (only 3 months running) blog on science, superstition and communication (my passion), and I’m working on another blog on MS Excel VBA (almost ready…)
    Since I had been doing a lot of VBA programming for MS Excel applications, I naturally tried MS VB Website Dev, but after a couple of months of suffering and dissapointment seeing hardly any progress, I had a crisis and gave myself a break to reconsider my plans.
    Then a series of digital leaps took me from Chandoo.org (an excellent Excel site), to Yaro’s page and then I saw the light. Particularly the Become a Blogger 1.0 videos have been a priceless resort during my particular “Exodus”.
    I’m in no hurry to monetize, and I’m not planning to do so until after a year, provided I manage to keep regular traffic figures.
    I miss no chances to promote my blog so, thanks a lot and if you are interested in science, superstition and communication, visit:
    (it’s bilingual English/Spanish)
    Thanks again Yaro, Giddeon and Leslie.

  • Tenzho says:

    Hi leslie,

    I know you through your biology website. It is amazing and I learn more from you than from my biology teacher! you are a great teacher!

  • Lynn Schneider says:


    I have been blogging for a little over one year. I am the author of two (and soon a third) women’s fiction novels so my blog is about writing mostly, but sometimes I veer off into issues that affect my age group, which is baby boomers. Mainly, my blog is an attempt to attract a fan base. My stats have steadily improved since I began but, to date, they aren’t too impressive. Going viral on my blog is 130 hits in one day, and that was way over what I normally do, so improving my readership is naturally one of my goals. It is the marketing tool I focus on, having given up on Twitter and I don’t do much with my Facebook fan page. I chose wordpress.com and have considered upgrading so your videos are really helpful. If only I had watched them when I started, but having had some background, I find I completely get what you are saying. I must admit, the concept of “making money” is confusing to me but would love to know more about it.

    • Hi Lynn,

      Great to have you here. If you are an author, then blogging is definitely the right course for you. 130 hits in one day is nothing to laugh about. A lot of people never hit that, and the fact that you have hit it even once means that people are at least interested in what you have.

      Yep, I definitely recommend making the switch to a self-hosted site. Fortunately, it’s not expensive to do that. I’m actually anxious to see how everything works out with your blog. Keep me updated 😉

  • Viora Mayobo says:

    Hey there Leslie,

    It feels great to put a face to a name, and I enjoyed watching your video. I am a supper blogger, but I am not making the kind of money that I really want. I am willing to learn from anybody, which is why I love you guys. You know what you are doing. It’s very hard to convince me but I think I’m in the right place. I know a lot about blogging, but I always keep my eyes open to people like you guys. Thank you, and I’ll talk to you soon.


  • William says:

    How I came about being here, I am retired and even before then I have always been looking ways to make some extra money. I heard about blog about the time they started and that was years ago. Then one day I did the same thing you did, I signed up with the master of blogging and wanted to know more. My problem is I have nothing to blog about. My life has been dull. I worked for AT&T for almost 30 years. I now have been working for a small medical group and what I have learn there…I could blog about which is about sleep study……I am in my 60’s and I just don’t want to work for anyone any more…..yes I will see where this takes me.


    • Hi William,

      Great to have you here. I like how you called Yaro the master of blogging, lol. That’s awesome.

      Anyways, lets move forward together. It will take work, but if you’re willing to learn, I believe you can do it!

  • MARY REGNIER says:

    I want to apply what you are teaching to my new launch pad called THRIVING AGE :

    BRIDGING FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING. Video and blogging will play a big part in this

    series so I need your assistance. We will be matching people where they are at in their lives

    right now and bridge them with new formulas for thriving in the 21st century.

    Mary M. Regnier Strategist to Your New World

  • ancuta says:

    Hi, Leslie! Nice to meet you. I have been studied Internet Marketing in the last year, but only this month I started to take action. My online business is about Internet entrepreneurship — I want to help people to start their own business by understanding first how to think business, to chose the appropriate business model and to plan.
    I haven’t start my blog yet, so your message arrived just in time for me.
    I am eager to see you in to your next videos and to learn from your experience. Until then, I will watch the 10 free videos I signed for.
    All the best to you and your associates!

    • Hi Ancuta,

      Great to meet you too. Internet entrepreneurship is a very competitive market. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do it, but it does mean that you need to really think creatively. How can you stand out? What will make you different from the rest? Keep thinking along those lines and you’d be surprised at what can happen.

  • Peggy says:

    Hi Leslie,
    I, like many others thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and your contagious enthusiasm about blogging. I am not very computer savvy so I am really struggling with internet marketing information overload. Sometimes it is just exhausting trying to make sense of it all. My blog is about quilting and cooking because this is what I love. I did not search out a topic that would necessarily make me the most money and I know there is a lot of competition on this subject matter. I am looking for ways to increase my followers and eventually get advertising sponsors. Currently I am single and have been unemployed for the past 2 years living off my savings. Unfortunately this cannot last forever and I would like to make blogging my job. I look forward to your program and the knowledge you have to share with us newbies. P.S. I just love your smile.

    • Awww, thanks Peggy. You just made me smile even more 🙂

      Great to have you here. Yes, there’s a lot out there for quilting and cooking, but that also means that there’s a lot of demand. You really need to think creatively and come up with a unique angle. I would also recommend not sticking with Blogspot, but following the 10 FREE videos to get your own self-hosted blog.

      Yes, there’s so much info out there, and that’s why we wanted to put together this easy to follow training program to guide you through the wealth of info, and to make it as simple as possible. I know a number of people who weren’t computer savvy, but were passionate about what they do and have built very successful blogs. Looking forward to your progress!

  • robertjeter says:

    Hi Leslie,
    It’s nice to get to know you. Your videos have helped me understand more about blogging than ever before. I am 70 years old and still trying to make it online. I am a member of ThatFreeThing.
    And I want to do well on their Blogging Network dot com site that will be live march 1st. You make
    Everything so easy to understand. I have about 150 people under me and I will make sure that they see you and your videos so that they can be successful also, Thanks for being there.

    • Hi Robert,

      ThatFreeThing sounds a lot like what I did when I first got started in Internet Marketing. It’s not something I recommend anymore, but it did get me going.

      My recommendation would be this – if you are starting a blog, start your own blog, not one that belongs to someone else on their network. You want to have complete ownership and be free to do what you want to do, so that you can accomplish the goals you set for yourself.

      I’m looking forward to seeing how you progress through BAB 2.0. Keep me updated 🙂

  • Teri Sherron says:

    Hello Leslie, I too love your energy, enthusiasm. I have been inspired by Yaro and Gideon to start a blog….but, I am just not sure how to incorporate my work (College Adjunct Faculty and Criminal Investigations) or education (Master of Science in Criminology) history to even start a blogging. I have recently retired from my teaching, and full-time investigations to pursue other opportunities. I have researched many “opportunities” but none of them are really what I am passionate about. I have to also say that I am newbie to all the concepts of internet marketing, website building, social media, and blogging. I look forward to learning more from you!

    • Hi Teri,

      Great to meet a fellow Higher education faculty member. If you are wanting to blog about what you are passionate about, my recommendation would be to do a little bit of keyword research to see if there are things that you are interested in that people are really searching for and that there isn’t much competition. That would be the best possible combination. Go through the Free videos, I do show you how to do some basic keyword research, and that should help you get started.

      All the best on your journey!

  • Lisa B says:

    Hi Leslie,
    Great to meet you!
    My blog exists thanks to Become a Blogger and I am so glad I decided to start writing it! I have had over 12,000 visitors since I started it in September 2010 and I often get told that I should write a book which is something I would love to do but until that happens, I will keep enjoying creating my blog / journal. Someone once asked why I haven’t monetised the blog but I must admit that this is an area that I don’t really know much about so I hope to learn more about this with BAB2 and how I can also turn my blog into a business.


    • Woohooo, 12,000 visitors Lisa, that’s AWESOME. I feel like doing a happy dance with ya, lol.

      Great to have you back and I hope to hear about MANY more visitors coming to your site and monetization falling into place.

      All the best!

  • joyce says:

    HI Leslie,
    I decided that this year I will start an internet business and I like the idea of Blogging.
    I am a Registered Nurse and I want to slow down a little and not work everyday in the hospital, but work only one day a week. I want to blog about nursing issues which is my passion.
    Like you, I will be doing something I love, not getting physically tired- and making money if I do it right.
    I am originally from Kenya, but at the moment I live in Cleveland Ohio.
    I am enjoying your Videos a lot.

    • Joyce, that’s an awesome idea. I haven’t done the research but I bet you there aren’t many blogs out there targeting nurses in that way. And you already have that insider’s perspective. You should definitely go for it. Now I’m excited 🙂

  • Tony Fell says:

    Hey Leslie, you are a breath of fresh air my friend, I have been attempting to learn this stuff since mid 2010 where I must have listened to every guru or is it their EGO’s in my industry and all I end up with frustration, confusion and overwhelm. I am not a quitter but am guru’ed out and it was such a pleasure watching you and like Sergio, all I could do was smile and feel re-inspired to crack this game, thank you Leslie.

    Regards from the sunny UK, (Not!!!) Tony

    • Ahhh yes Tony, the so-called “guru’s” can be overwhelming. I’ve been tired of them for a while. What we need is REAL people who are just passionate about doing big things, while sharing info with others on how they can be successful too. Glad you are finding value in the content. You definitely shouldn’t quit. I wanna see your blog up, running and doing big things 😉

      ps. Don’t worry, it’s not sunny here in Michigan either, lol.

  • prs447 says:

    [..YouTube..] Leslie
    my wife and i have a nutrition club and we teach nutrition classes in 40+ locations to help people lose weight, gain muscle gain energy and also athlete perform better. we want a blog to promote our passion to help people get healthy. Carol is very good on camera so we are planning a daily video based on weekly topic. then post that as article too via ezines. does that seem like good strategy? thanks

  • prs447 says:

    my wife and i have a nutrition club and we teach nutrition classes in 40+ locations to help people lose weight, gain muscle gain energy and also athlete perform better. we want a blog to promote our passion to help people get healthy. Carol is very good on camera so we are planning a daily video based on weekly topic. then post that as article too via ezines. does that seem like good strategy? thanks

  • John (Skeet) says:

    I have a blog which I haven’t yet monetized. I haven’t because I really don’t have much of an audience yet. I’ve got 4000 friends on FB and about 700 subscribers on my Youtube channel. But I haven’ really been able to get visitors to my blog. Where do I go from here? http://www.buskersbeat.com.

  • John says:

    Hi Les, I’m looking forward to earning money from my blogs. I love to write but not sure how to make money. Looking forward to seeing the videos and your great smile.

  • Bob Atkins says:

    Hi Leslie,

    My name is Bob, (A.K.A. The Pond Doctor) for over fifteen years I have been providing Algae, Aquatic Weed Control, and Pond Management Services as a licensed applicator throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. I also manufactured, sold, serviced, and installed aerators (wind, electric, and solar), as well as selling and installing fountains during most of that same period. I started the business 1996, out of desperation, because I purchased a small farm that had a pond, and I didn’t have a clue as to where to start, what to do, or how to maintain a pond.

    All I knew back then was the pond had been neglected for over twenty-five years, it was almost two-thirds full of cattails, had lots of algae, and numerous other pond weeds. I became very “frustrated”, and even “ticked-off”, at times because no one could tell me how to management my pond. As a result of being annoyed and frustrated, I begin researching, studying, and collecting all kinds of information about ponds in an effort to learn how to take of my own pond.

    That became a major project in it self, because there wasn’t a single source for such information. After studying all the information I collected, and cleaning up my pond, a friend suggested I should start a business offering pond management services, and the rest is history, as Paul Harvey might say.

    Over those fifteen-years in business as a pond management service, I have researched many pond problems, took hundreds of pictures of various aquatic weeds, and created countless videos of all types of pond problems.

    After stepping in a muskrat whole, in the fall of 2009, and breaking both wrists, I decided maybe it was time to retire from active pond management services, and try to help pond owners in a different way. It was at that point at I began thinking about doing something on the Internet. I started researching how to build a web site, because I felt my Social Security income just wasn’t going to give me the life style I wanted.

    At first I was thinking about a retail type of website, but that seemed to be bigger than what I wanted. Then one day back in October 2011, I receive an email from Yaro talking about blogging, and that was followed by an email from Gideon. They were talking about to become a blogger and make money writing about something you were good at.

    So I signed up for what they had top offer, and have been learning and building my blog ever since that time. I’m not there yet, but I am working on it. I get side lined and bogged down sometimes, and have to take a step back and regroup. Thats OK at this point, because the learning curve for me is a big one because of what I am trying to do.

    So when I got your email I was naturally interested because it will help fill in some of voids that I am still working through. I have watched the first two of your videos, and I could relate to your story. Keep up the good work. I need all the help I can get.

    Bob A

    • Hi Bob,

      Thanks for taking the time to share your story. It’s a pretty cool one. I like the name “The Pond Doctor”. Very cool.

      Glad to have you along for the ride. Yes there’s always more to learn, but I think you’re in the right place.

      All the best!

  • Christen Jones says:


    Thanks for the video. I’m stoked for what’s coming up. I’ve got a few blogs I’m in the process of setting up so I can put them online soon. I look forward to learning from you so I can follow in the footsteps of someone who is experienced and also passionate about helping others. I hope too, that I can provide value to as many people as possible to help bring more joy & love into this world. Keep on smiling. It’s great!

    • You are very much welcome Christen.

      Glad you are enjoying the content. That’s the best way to look at it – providing value to as many people as possible. That’s the way to be a success.

      Looking forward to your success.

  • John Parks says:

    Hi Leslie,
    Thank you for your enthusiastic video’s and all of the great information. I have been blogging on a blogger hosted site and want to switch to WordPress. I have been making around $300 a month with the blog and it has been picking up more traffic lately. I am excited about learning the things I need to know and stop being such an internet caveman. I also have written a book that I would like to figure out how to give away on my blog, but do not know how to do that. My blog is in a very specialized niche about a medical condition that not to many men are comfortable talking about. I decided to put a name and face to this condition and let the affected men know they are not alone, and there is hope. Thank you again – John

  • Michael says:

    I’m still looking into the idea of starting a blog. Really I want this to be an online industry trade journal with a focus that is not currently addressed on any kind of a regular basis. I’m thinking I will need to invest quite a bit of time to get the readership up to a level where companies want to advertize on my blog.
    I’m looking forward to hearing more insight from your experiences. Please keep this simple. I’m truly a “first timer” as I don’t even have a blog yet.

  • Hello! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

  • se7en says:

    Hi great video, Good to meet you, the Leslie lurking in my mail box, and see what you are going to be chatting about. I am so looking forward to learning from you… This is my fourth year of blogging, I fell into blogging and never looked back – totally love it!!! I am a mom blog in Cape Town, South Africa and I write about our life and times with se7en + 1 kids: just life, crafts, homeschooling, traveling and stuff, I never thought it would grow but it has!!! Up until now I have been slowly and steadily building a loyal readership but I think this is the year for me to start earning money for the work that goes into it… So any tips and motivation on monetization I need to grab and interpret for our families blog. Thanks for your time, I really appreciate it!!!

  • Mike Coad says:

    Hi Leslie,

    Like many small businesses, our genealogy enterprise has suffered during this recession as it’s a non essential service. Over the past few months, I have been looking at different aspects of internet marketing trying to find the right niche for me. These have included Domaining, e-books and Blogging. Am currently learning all about Domaining and have a couple of e-books almost ready to publish. I then heard about Become a Blogger which aroused my interest. Having followed Yaro for the last 6 months or so, unlike many so called Guru’s on-line, he doesn’t drop you the minute you don’t sign up for the latest course. In other words, he is happy to take time teaching his methods and builds relationships over the long term.

    Have already viewed the 10 videos you gave us access too and loved your enthusiasm. The content, of course, was great too.

    Looking forward to what is to come.


  • Monika says:


    I have undertaken the task of creating a blog for a friend who makes bags out of old tire inner tubes. I don’t know if there’s a way for us to make more money through the blog, but I’ve signed up here to find out!

    Looking forward to finding out all you have to tell,


    • Wow Monika, I just checked out the site and it’s pretty cool. That’s a unique idea. I was afraid to see them because they are made from old tire tubes, but they actually look pretty cool.

      That’s awesome. I’m anxious to see how that all turns out. You can do some cool stuff with it.

  • James Early says:

    Thanks for your enthusiasm. I have a blog about the Bible, http://www.TheBibleSpeakstoYou.com

    I really am not doing a whole lot with it yet except posting some articles. I need to do more writing and I’m thinking about some Bible lessons or workshops I could do as well.

    One question I would love to have answered that I have not found an answer to is sometimes I get a comment that gets through the spam filter of my WP blog that is not related and says something like “This is not a Hashcash value.” What should I do with those comments and how do I stop them?

    • Hi James,

      I’ve always said that Christians need to blog more about Christianity. It’s great to see that you are doing what you are doing.

      In terms of SPAM comments, they can be annoying and I still get spam comments every so often even while using Akismet. It’s like spam email. You can reduce it, but it’s almost impossible to eliminate all of it.

  • When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any method you can take away me from that service? Thanks!

    • Wow, sorry about that Clayton. That sounds like some kind of glitch. That shouldn’t happen. I checked to see if you were still subscribed and it says no. I assume this means that you deleted your subscription. If not, you can always manage your subscription by using the link at the bottom of those emails. Then you can unsubscribe from anything you subscribed to.

      Sorry about the inconvenience and hopefully it’s fixed.

  • Kyle says:

    Hey Leslie, I am new subscriber to the internet and learning about blogging. I enjoyed your video. Your energy is contagious and encouraging. I appreciate your natural look in front of the camera. You were just being real….perfect. I am looking to start building blogging sites. I have more time now and would like to get my feet wet. With plenty of ideas, I want to take a new direction with my career and want to use blogging as my new springboard into a whole new life-style. This would be a balance between time and money…..so Leslie, in the infinite words of Jerry Maguire; “Show me the money!!!!” No pressure…LOL 🙂

  • Jodie says:

    Hi Leslie,

    Thanks for your free 10 video’s they have helped me to open my first blog! I am so exited to get started and learn so much from this experience!

    Thanks again


  • ED says:

    From Ed Williams – Leslie the videos were great, I am a teachers aide in a public school and to get extra income I have been trying for a long time to make money on line with little success. After watching your videos I finally think that I have found what I have been looking for, someone who take you step by step and show you how it is done, I have always wanted my own business I hope that with your help this is it. Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to veiw those great videos

    • Hi Ed,

      Glad to hear that you are finding value in the videos. Yep, I know how it is being a teacher – we don’t get paid that much. If only we were professional basketball players, lol.

      I’ve had to look for something to supplement too and that’s how I got into blogging. Anyways, wishing you all the best as you progress through BAB.

  • Pryde says:


    I found your presentation to be very informative and interesting. It was like listenning to one of those prosperity gospel preachers, however with a major difference;Pragmatism. You did offer more than that; motivation and steps to leveraging the essence of Bloggin.

    I have been a comunity pharmacist for about nineteen years and recently completed an MBA/MPH dual degree program.With the vast amount of materials i have been exposed to, i can only imagine what extent and impact the very act of Blogging would produce. Needless to say that creativity would be driving force in this endeavor.

    In stating that i find it difficult to know what direction or path to take, i would like your advise and suggestions.
    Keep of the good work!
    Pryde Fonbah

    • My recommendation would be to jump in and get started. I can’t tell you what to blog about because I’m not you, but by doing a little bit of research, you should be able to decide on a niche. That’s much more than I can get into in one comment, but stay tuned, because we have something coming pretty soon that should help 😉

    • p.s. I’m actually sitting in on some Pharmacology lectures right now, and they are pretty interesting.

  • Paul Mauro says:

    Hi Leslie,
    I have a website that I would like to add a blog to. I have no idea how or what to blog about. I’m hoping Become a Blogger 2.0 can help point me in the right direction. Regards, Paul

    • Hi Paul, my recommendation would be to blog about content related to your website (unless it’s not in a good niche). That’s a good way to get traffic to your site. In fact, you can use a blog for your entire site.

  • Susan says:

    Hi Leslie! great video, I have been kicking around the idea of making a dance blog which would inform people who know nothing about dance but are interest about this great (but very varied, and sometimes inaccessible) art form. I want others to find what they like in it and become passionate like me! (instead of seeing one lousy performance and giving up on the whole thing) I have been reticent about blogging (don’t know why, probably scared that no one will care what I write about), but excited to have found this blog with so much energy! Looking forward to starting through the 10 free videos this weekend. Thanks, and keep me posted!

    • That’s a GREAT idea Susan. I can see that doing VERY well. Especially if you use video and market it on Youtube. If you are good at what you do, and can break it down in a step by step way, it can be a hit. We have an entire module on Youtube Marketing in BAB 2.0 Premium. You should definitely get in once we launch it.

  • Ruthanne says:

    Hi Leslie,
    I have been in the oil and gas supply management for over 40 years. I have two passion that I am looking to share and earn from on line. I have two sites up, but not monetized, which I desperately need to SOON. One is http://www.healthywealthyaging.net and the other will I hope one day be membership site http://www.scmstraighttalk.com

    I need all the help I can get to earn money with these as quickly as possible. I have now reached the age where I am unemployable in the “industry’ and with no pension and investment gone, like most people all I have left is my willingness to work hard and new learn things.

    so I look forward to you being part of the education process.

    • Hi Ruthanne,

      Great to have you here. While I can’t promise you that you will make money as quickly as possible with a blog, it is definitely very possible to build a great business with a blog. It takes time and effort, but we’ll provide the training.

      All the best!

  • Jerry says:

    Hello Leslie, your enthusiasm is one of the best attributes on your videos.
    I heard about you when I started on Gideon and Yaro’s mini-courses. I’ve listen to your ten free ones and wow! You took what seemed like a complicated process and made it easy! I was able to set up my own WordPress blogs in just a couple of days (I probably could have done it faster if I was more focused.)

    My two passions are politics and writing. Unfortunately when I went to college in the early 80’s, earning a degree in political science would have given me a promising career of mopping floors, so I earned a business degree. Although the money was good, I really didn’t have much passion with what I was doing. Then along comes blogging, although I’m a bit behind the curve. Perhaps I’ve been in a serious mid-life crisis, but I’m putting my heart and soul into writing political articles which I have publish as a Yahoo contributor and putting them on the blog.

    I need to move forward on the blog on the marketing/business side. My problem is that I’m still not sure if the name of the blog is the one I want to move forward with.

    Anyhow, that is enough about me. I really enjoy your videos and I would recommend them to anyone who wants to try blogging for a living!

    • Great story Jerry. Wow, Yahoo contributor. That’s awesome. You can probably leverage some of that for traffic to your blog. Keep me updated on how it goes.

  • Zila says:

    Leslie you are a natural! You have a winning smile and down-to-earth communicating skills. You are a salesman extraordinaire. I am not a professional. I am a self-taught sewer. It seems to me that sewing is a dying craft and that is a shame. I wonder if having a blog targeting young people would be worthwhile. I have no marketing skills and do not know where to start but it is something I would enjoy….teaching young (or old) people how to make clothing and crafts. I would need to learn how to create videos, for example. Is that something your lessons could help me with? I look forward to viewing your videos.

    • Why thanks for all the compliments Zila. Not sure what to do with myself now 😉

      Hey, we all have to start somewhere. A few years ago, I knew NOTHING about what I’m doing now. But I took action. That’s what I’m looking forward to seeing you do 🙂

      Keep me updated on your progress!

  • Rodeth says:

    Leslie, you make me smile. I enjoy your personality. Looking forward to your lessons in blogging. I am in Yaro’s Mastermind program and have received valuable resources. Unfortunately, I feel so technically challenged. 🙂

    I’ve just started my coaching business. I’ve only had my blog for 4 months and it has no traffic. I know it is not set up well. I’m trying to learn all I can and know eventually will need to outsource.

    I am a certified business coach. My niche – I help seasoned first line leaders who are at an impasse in their career, role, and responsibilities to achieve a renewed passion, effectiveness, and authenticity so they can engage their employees to a higher level of performance.

    I still have tons to learn. So thank you for this opportunity.

    • Well thank you very much Rodeth. Glad to know that you are enjoying the content.

      In terms of being technically challenged, you’re going to LOVE BAB 2.0, because it’s VERY step-by-step. Alternatively, you can always think about outsourcing!

      Stay tuned, because we have GREAT stuff coming soon 😉

  • ridgely dunn says:

    Hey Leslie and Team:

    My name is Ridgely and I am writer and editor living in Chicago. I recently decided to get started blogging to provide myself with an online portfolio for my writing. I am not really intending to make money with it specifically, but I do hope to learn how to draw attention to my other pursuits.


    • Hi Ridgely.

      Great to meet you. Chicago is a beautiful city. I’ve lived so close for years now and I’ve only REALLY started appreciating it over the last few months.

      Anyways, blogging is definitely great for drawing attention if you do it the right way. We cover exactly how to do that, and will be doing so in even more detail in the premium area 🙂

  • K says:

    I have a three-year-old blog (www.plateaugardening.com), but made the mistake of getting started on Blogger. Every serious blogger I know has recommended WordPress over Blogger, but I can’t figure out how to move the blog. I love to grow our groceries and my blog teaches others how to garden and enjoy the fruits of their labor. I am looking to take it to the next level. ~Kelli

    • Hi K,

      It’s possible to migrate from Blogger to WordPress, so all is not lost. I would definitely recommend making the move. I’m going to be making a video soon on how to move from Blogger and WordPress.com to WordPress.org. As soon as I get some time to do so, I’ll be on it. So stay tuned!

  • Ella says:

    Hi Leslie. I’ve been wanting to setup my own blog (get my own domain), but I doubt if it will work. I want to make sure that at least I’ll be able to earn the money I spend on building it. If I’m not sure that I would earn by doing it, then I’ll probably be just wasting my time and effort. I’ve been trying to learn online until I found Yaro’s entrepreneurs journey blog and I got an invitation to Become A Blogger. I’m studying and learning SEO and other things you should know to optimize and monetize your blog. I hope to setup my own blog soon, for now my blog is: ellatriestoblog.blogspot.com

    I enjoy watching your videos and hearing your tips. I like writing and like you, I also want to help other people through my blog. I have a question though. Do I need to wait for at least two months to monetize my blog?

    • Hi Ella,

      This is probably not the answer you want, but it’s my honest opinion. I can’t tell you how much money you’ll make. I can’t tell you if you’ll EVER make money from your blog. All I can do is point you in the right direction, and then it’s up to you to take the right kind of action.

      Yes, it’s very possible to make money from your blog. I know so because I did it, and I still do it today, but most people don’t because they don’t go about it the right way.

      So, we will show you how, and it’s up to you to take action. My first recommendation – get off Blogspot. Well, that would be my second. My first would be to watch the 10 Free videos and see what this whole thing is all about. Then, move forward one step at a time.

      Make sure to catch our live webinar this Thursday, because we’ll be giving even more details. Wishing you all the best!

  • Wendy says:

    Hi Leslie

    Firstly, thanks for asking us to leave comments about who we are etc, i think that’s a really lovely touch and feels really great that you want to get to know us a bit. Thanks also sharing a bit about you.

    Well, I’m on Joanna Martin’s feminine way to wealth mentoring programme. That’s how I found out about become a blogger.

    I’ve tried blogging before but only did about 3 posts! I think it died a death because I was basically told that it was good to blog, but i had no idea why it was a good business tool, or how to do it properly and get good results. So, now that I’ve got you guys to help me, I’ve decided to try again!

    What I am hoping to get from the 10 videos (which i haven’t watched yet) is understanding why it’s good to blog – so something on the results you can get, and also how you actually get the best results (financial results!) Blogging also makes sense for me because I am a writing, which is one of my passions; however I’m a bit technically ‘simple’! the techno stuff just really doesn’t float my boat, and ties my head in knots, so I’m hoping for really simple easy to understand steps. – baby steps!

    One thing I’m concerned about is that even though I’m a writer I’ll find blogging hard. there are two reasons; 1) if you are blogging 2/3 times a week, how do you keep finding enough info to blog about? that’s a lot of blogs! 2) my natural writing style is fiction/fantasy/poetry, and I’m concerned about writing for business, so it would be great to learn about if there are different styles of writing a blog.

    I’m not exactly sure what I’ll be blogging about yet. Because I’m going through Jo’s mentoring programme I’m keeping an open mind about topic/nich etc, which is why I haven’t shared my website yet, because it may all change soon.

    I was wondering, are there topics that are more popular than others? I’m in the complementary health area (hypnotherapy/EFT and soon other diciplines too)

    Many thanks for all your help and also for your wonderful enthusiasm in the videos, you’re a cool guy!


    • Great to meet you Wendy and glad to have you here.

      I think you’ll find a lot of value in the 10 videos. They will set the foundation on how to set up your blog in the right way. And if you can join the Webinar, that will really paint the full picture for you.

      In terms of coming up with enough topics to blog about, that’s why I always recommend finding something you are passionate about.That definitely helps. And, you don’t HAVE TO blog 2/3 times a week. It all depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

      Wishing you all the best!

  • Leslie,

    Thanks for the fine video. I’ve taken several cruises but not to St. Marteen – Yet. I plan to go there in the near future. Congraulation on getting 25K subscribers to your Biology Blog and teaming up with Yaro and Gideon. I’ve been following Yaro for almost a year now and he is awesome with the information he provides. Not too many people on the Web I trust but Yaro is definately one I do trust. I was blogging but haven’t posted in awhile except on my Affiliate Blog and my Facebook Fan page. I am currently in the process of creating an Affiliate Website – Hope to be completed and online in a couple of weeks.
    Loved your video and your enthusiasm – I’ll look for your next Video.
    Best Wishes,

  • Yevette says:

    Hello Leslie – my name is Yevette and I have a blog on wordpress. http://iambecomingme.wordpress.com/ It’s a personal blog that I would like to evolve into a part-time business in order to supplement my income. I am in the process of finding a niche and developing relevent content.

  • Hi Leslie! I’ve almost completed Module 1. Very exciting stuff… I discovered blogging when blogger.com and Pyra Labs were just getting started. I kept a domain name and a hosting account over the years to keep html coding fresh, but it got left on the back burner too long. Thanks for guiding me back through the world of blogging with these videos. This really is very exciting…

  • Lucy says:

    Hi Leslie, it always inspire me to hear you talk, you make things look so easy, and that makes me keep coming back for more.. I’m into network marketing, and would like to blog about it
    to Success, learning from people like you only makes things better, I sure know i’ll gain a lot here.


  • HansHansen says:

    Hi Leslie
    Very positive and energetic video (te gekke video, man!). OK, right now I’m still in the process of
    choosing a topic for my future blog. I’m thinking of writing about music arranging, since I studied
    in Berklee College. However in regard to buying music products, such as software or music books, I’m not sure if I’m in the right branch. To my own experience, musicians aren’t people who spend large amount of money buying online products due to the fact that often there income isn’t very high (may be I’m wrong though). Would you know something which is related to music but were there is large audience of people willing to buy? Or would you just recommend using Market Samurai for further study. Hope to hear from you soon (hoop snel iets van je te horen)
    With friendly greetings, Hans

    • Hey, Ik ben een gekke man Hans 😉

      Let me ask you this question (and you don’t have to answer it) – Did you spend a lot of money to get a music education at Berklee College? Do people spend lots of money on Music education? I think that answer is HECK YEAH! 🙂

      IF you can build a successful blog on the topic of music arranging, you can eventually come up with all kinds of online courses/study guides/resources that people can purchase. I think people would spend money on that. That’s why Berklee makes soo much money 🙂

      Hope that helps!

  • Yin Li says:

    Hi Leslie,

    YES! Your smile is really contagious!… While watching the video, guess what? I’m smiling at the same time too!! : )….

    I have just started (January 2012) a new blog on education regarding IGCSE (you can take a look here http://www.igcsecentre.com). One day when I was trying to find some info about IGCSE for a friend’s daughter, and I realized there is no website providing good resources for IGCSE at ONE place. So, I listen to my insight that I should start one, since I know quite a bit of it, and been teaching one of the IGCSE subjects for some years.

    Coincidently, or synchronistically, I got to know Yaro’s site. After reading some articles and some of the interviews, I knew “This IS IT”! I should follow his advice… So, I signed up for Yaro’s newsletter, I followed every step layout in the newsletter to get this blog up. I did all the keywords research before starting this blog. Just to make sure I target the right niche, and if this niche is going to make money. (and that’s how I initially got to know you and also your biology blog 🙂 )…. Unfortunately, the newsletter isn’t sending more info since the step on set up the website. So, I feel kindda a little “lost” for what to do next…

    So, I started writing some contents. At the same time, I was thinking, “ohh, may be I should do this first…”. After a while, I feel, “no no… I should do that first…”. I’m like a headless chicken running around without any direction, banging on the wall…. : )

    At the same time, I also have this “sneaky” voice telling me, is this “education blog” gonna make money? Am I doing the right thing? But, I don’t want to let this “sneaky” voice to take me over. Then this BAB 2.0 “appear”… Again, I got to know your biology blog more and how you “made it”. This reinstates my initial choice. Cause you are my role model!… You did it with your biology blog, it’s also an education blog. This is the biggest inspiration and motivation for me to keep on!

    I have done everything on Module 1. And I am really looking forward to Module 2… Perhaps I can get some “direction” from there?

    Yin Li

    • Hey, just checked out your blog Yin (I even left you a comment). Great stuff. Keep it up. I love to see other educators building blogs to help students. Stick with it, and keep me updated on your progress.

      All the best!

  • Dave DaSilva says:

    Hi Leslie, Love your enthusiasm.. I recently retired from a sales position and I’m looking to supplement my pension income. I am a complete newbie when it comes to internet marketing and I don’t even know how to get into a blog let alone start one of my own.I have no idea what type of business I would like to set up. I have a passion for real estate investing and golf but I have no idea what type of business would fit since i’m neither a golf teacher or professional investor. Hopefully I can find something here to help me get started.

    • Hi Dave, great to have you here. You’re definitely in the right place to learn about blogging. Just check out the 10 Free videos, take action, and you’ll have your blog up and running in no time.

  • Cassandra says:

    Hi Leslie!

    I LOVE watching your videos! That smile and enthusiasm is SO contagious!! 🙂 You make it feel as though we are watching a good friend having a conversation with us…it’s great!

    Well, I have always dreaded the “About me” section of things because I just don’t know what to fill it in with, but I will give it a shot here lol 🙂 I am currently going for my Associate degree right now, and will be transferring to another school once I have earned that so I can continue on to earn at least my Master’s degree in psychology. I have always been very passionate at helping others and doing what I can to help them through the tougher situations in life. I am not really an “expert” in anything (yet)…But with my blog I am going to build a place where I can share my mistakes, successes, realizations, and experiences from my life and what I’ve learned and the knowledge I’ve gained from them…I want it to be a place where others can go to read the posts, learn from them without necessarily having to make the same mistakes (or have the same experiences), have somewhere that they can feel as though they have someone to relate to, and hopefully not feel as alone as they make think they are in what they are going through (or have gone through). Success for my blog, to me, would be reaching and helping even one person to know that what they have been going through is not just happening in their life alone, and they have somewhere to turn to find a feel of community.

    I am also a single mother of two amazing little boys (both under the age of 5). They are absolutely the two greatest blessings in my life, and are what keeps me thankful each and every day. They also keep me on my toes and active every minute of the day…my own work-out routine every day! lol 🙂

    I can’t wait to learn the rest of the program, and hear more of your advice & guidance! GREAT work, Leslie!

    • I can tell by your comment that you’ll make a great blogger Cassandra. You sound as if you are a very passionate person and that will go a long way. I love the way you look at things (from what I see so far). That’s just AWESOME!

      Keep taking action. That’s the key. I’ma be here to support you along the way 🙂

  • Started my blog http://www.BoomerChickMetabolismTips.com a year ago, but have not been as focused or consistent as I need to be. Definitely need help and constructive community! Looking forward to connecting. And your infectious smile makes us all happy.

  • Well done on all counts. I started my blog because I watched Yaro and Gideon also..I am 72
    years old and worked in a shipyard for 24 years. I retired at 62 years. I did not start using computers until about 4 years ago.This time 2010 I had some medical problems. I suffered a TIA or light stroke.. In September and October of 2010 my wife was very sick. My blog was not to make money but to be selfhelp. for AA and NA victums. 24Hours a day thing. I have recovered very nicely from the stroke but because of inflation and medical bills I need to start a blog to
    make some other income. I don’t know how many years I have left but I do have at least another
    100,000 miles.I am really looking forward to getting to know you. Thanks. Life would definately
    not be any fun if I did not have all these problems.

  • Hi Leslie,
    What an IMPRESSIVE person you are. Like everyone else, I absolutely LOVE your smile, passion, and enthusiasm. And I am SOOO very impressed that you are taking the time to answer and comment on everyone’s intro. That’s a REALLY major job – well done!

    OK, now to me – I’m an Australian and over the years have done all sorts of things including catching wild donkeys in Outback Australia (MANY years ago) and selling them to sanctuaries; had a farm raising day-old calves – 60 at a time it’s like milking in reverse you put the milk into them instead of taking it out; have run small business of my own; and even taught at University before discovering the Internet a few years ago

    Up until now, my Internet days have not been as good as they could be. However, when I discovered Yaro, at least I discovered the area of Internet I wanted to focus on – blogging.

    At the beginning of this year I converted my quite successful personal blog to what I now refer to as an Interactive On-line Magazine (thanks Yaro) – http://www.RaisingLoveConsciousness.com

    Last year my personal blog was averaging 8000 readers per month but one month with a series of one-off type articles I was writing I had just on 27,000 readers – FANTASTIC.

    Currently my “magazine” readers are building again with about 6000 per month and a mailing list of 1000 – and I publish 1 – 2 articles per day Mon-Fri. BUT I have yet to monetize it all, which is why I’m here.

    Finally, ALREADY thanks to you Leslie and your great preview video that I saw the other day, I am now planning to change the name of my magazine from “Raising Love Consciousness” which gets ZERO searches per month to “What Is Consciousness” (unfortunately what-is-consciousness.com) which gets 1.2 MILLION searches a month.

    Also, there are a couple of other tips of yours about getting opt-ins that I will put into practice next month when I change the name and so I am expecting BIG things.

    But I really NEED to get that money flowing.

    How did you get your $3000 after only a month or two of setting up your blog?


    • Well thank you very much Kashonia. Great introduction there. That’s awesome to hear how well you were able to do with your blog so far. You’re off to a great start. I would be hesitant to change the URL to your blog though. Even though “What is Consciousness” gets a ton of searches, it also has a TON of competition. Also, you will loose a significant amount of the traffic you currently have. Also then you will have to say your url as “What Dash Is Dash Consciousness.com” or “What hyphen Is hyphen Consciousness”?

      In terms of how I did $3,000 after one month, this is what I did – I gave away a free website template in exchange for people signing up for hosting. I found people in my niche that wanted their own website and I gave it to them.

  • James says:

    I took the original Become a Blogger course several years ago but never put it to good use – I only dabbled in it. Now I want to get serious with a Blog dedicated to the middle class. I listen to you and catch your enthusiasm and sometimes feel like I want to take this newer course, too. But I have to ask myself if I am really going to learn that much more? I see the value of learning how to incorporate the social media into a Blog (it didn’t exist back then) and maybe more video but it’s money out of my pocket. I guess my question is: Is there a big change in content? Either from a quantitative view point or in big changes in the technology? Will I get my money’s worth? (I’m asking a natural born salesman!)

    • Hi James. I definitely understand the concern. I would ask the same questions. This is how 2.0 is different from the original:

      1. WordPress has changed MANY times since version 1. All of the “How To” videos are updated to a newer version of WP.
      2. The Podcasting and Video Marketing sections are 10% new and updated with the latest strategies.
      3. You get answers to your questions via the comments.

      Those are the main differences. Besides that, it’s using a brand new system that’s just awesome. Everyone gets a personal account that they alone have access to. You also have the option to upgrade to get on webinars with us for 6 coaching sessions where you can get direct access to us, and get your questions answered. Hope that helps.

      Hope that helps you in your decision-making process.

  • Randall D. says:

    Hey Leslie,
    Great to get to know you a little better. I’m what you might call an early retiree from the Baby Boomer generation. I’ve been learning IM since April 2011 and getting a sense of where I really want all of my efforts to be directed. Blogging and maybe curation blogging seems to be where I’m heading. Trying to get an anchor into a niche that I can really get excited about. Maybe I can get some of your energy, motivation and direction to get moving.

    Randall D.

    • Heyy Randall,

      Awesome to have you here man. Blogging is definitely a great thing to do. In terms of anchoring down your niche, if you’re a premium member, I’m going to be doing a webinar this week to deal with exactly that, so stay tuned for that info.

      All the best!

  • Hi Leslie, I am a private music and singing teacher. I help train artists and musicians to develop their fullest potential. I’ve just started practicing doing screen casts I heard about by watching Gideon Shadwick’s videos I’m very impressed by yours and his presentations and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your video’s.

    • Great to meet you Nelson. I LOVE music. My wife is finishing a Master’s in Choral conducting and I play the piano. We’ve done many concerts together and music is something we’re both VERY passionate about, so it’s always fun to connect with other music lovers 🙂

  • Sheelove Dol says:

    Hi Leslie,

    I’m heard about this program while seaching on how to create my own blog. My original objective wasn’t to make money from my blog, but rather to raise awareness within certain business practices reguarding my hobby, which is gaming. I’m a young man, 26 years, and work, and school, and more work, I’m an avid gamer, and I’m a bit heartbroken and upset at the way things are being done within the industry and I would love to become a voice that speaks out for us, the little guys. I am optimistic that maybe with the techniques that I’ll be learning from you, that I will be able to generate a user base and attract like minded people to come and have their voices and opinions be heard and hopefully make a difference. Thanks again.

    • Great to have you here Sheelove. This is a great place to be, with some great people. It sounds as if you are passionate about that niche and that’s GREAT. That really does help, and I’m looking forward to seeing great things.

      All the best!

  • floweroflife says:

    i wonder ?How te get mony frome the site ,,, can you tel me ,, cause you make the site and put in wat you like ,but how and in wich way mony comes to you ,,

    •  @floweroflife That’s not a question that I can answer in one comment, but we do have an entire module inside the premium members area that deals with that exact question.

  • Tomasz says:

    Well Leslie, I had watched all the become a blogger videos before, for the first edition and even briefly subscribed to the blog mastermind ( i think thats the one) where yaro and gideon go into more detail on setting up a blog but that didn’t go anywhere for me as I didn’t have an interest for a specific topic at the time.
    However I did briefly blog about personal finance and just random ramblings about 3 or 4 years ago. The personal finance blog went better but it was more of a personal thing because I was in debt. So once I got out of debt (in 1 year), I stopped the blog.
    So now I am back at it, about to setup a blog and perhaps do a second blog with my brother at the same time. So I look forward to see what more stuff I can learn here about turning blogging into a real business.

  • calico0531 says:

    hi leslie my name is    john farough cant wait to see al your videos i lke to make money soon so i can pay off bill before they get too high hope yon can help ps my password and email cant log in hope you can fix that so i can watch the rest of the videos

  • ailvein says:

    Well Leslie, I just watched all the videos from becomeablogger2.0 and I was fascinated too as you are fascinated  before. I have been searching the Internet on how to make blogs. I’m happy that I am on the right place and meeting a right guy to learn more about blogging. So it means I am a newbie in the world of blogging. I have checked  about the premium offer to learn more but sadly that signing up on  “The Become A Blogger Premium Coaching Program Is Now Closed”…  When will be the next session?

    •  @ailvein Well hello there. Glad to have you here. Actually, the sign up is not closed. You can go ahead and join now using this link – https://becomeablogger.com/2/specialoffer/
      All the best!

  • Juli says:

    Hi Leslie, thanks for sharing with us here, great to know more about you. I’m getting back into the online marketing after being away for a few years and want to see what’s new. I’m a full time general manager of a small water district here in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of CA. I also am looking to subsidize my income with blogging. Not sure what my niche will be, I’m passionate about energy healing, organic foods and life coaching.I was part of the original youtube video marketing, social media movement when it started back in around 2006. Had some small success but ended up getting burnt out. So, now I’m older – wiser and re-energized!! Looking forward to learning more from you guys!! Thanks Again! Juli 🙂

    •  @Juli You are very much welcome Juli. I know how it feels to get burnt out trying to do big things online. Wishing you all the best on this renewed journey.

  • netago says:

    Hi I’m Neta,
    I’m an architect and town plannner that got sucked down the rabbit hole of SEO by starting as a graphic designer 🙂
    I love the geographical freedom, no commuting and working in pajamas 🙂
    I was just creating a blog post on how to stat learning SEO on your own and wanted to recommend to find a guru as a first step (like my aunt and you guys!!!). I returned to my roots BAB and found BAB 2.0 , you guys rock!!!!! I Love it and your video is endearing and makes me want to get all the info all over again.
    Thank you for being a real reliable resource.

  • AlexAugustin says:

    one question, it’s not you Leslie the Freebie Guy, WHY you do not say nothing about this business in your intro .

    •  @AlexAugustin Hi Alex, I haven’t been “The Freebie Guy” since 2009 or early 2010. I’m no longer involved in the Freebie Industry. That’s a dead industry. It used to be good, but it’s not like blogging, where you can build a full online business that will last.

  • Darone says:

    Hello Leslie,
    I do enjoy the videos and the potential in which blogging can reach, and I must be honest I’m highly motivated by your efforts. Unfortunately I’m constantly busy, I currently own a manufacturing business in Barbados and I’m looking to get some more exposure for it. Also, I have always been enthusiastic about health and fitness mainly because I do Olympic Weightlifting and I have alot of effective methods and techniques as it relates to weight loss and getting into shape. I have tons of energy and knowledge but little time, don’t know how but I have faith that you can help me get on track

    •  @Darone I definitely understand being busy Darone. I’m a first year university professor, and I run multiple blogs, this membership site, a podcast AND I’m married. If I’ve learned one thing, it’s this – ALL things are possible 😉

    • Darone says:

       @Leslie Samuel  @Darone Well i always said that you make time for what you are interested in, and I AM INTERESTED in this. I forgot to mention that i am a final year student at the University Of the West Indies. I have too much talents to just sit and do nothing. Looking forward to working with you. 

    •  @Darone Awesome to hear. I wish I had started doing this when I was a University Student. That would’ve been awesome. Make it happen!

  • stwang80 says:

    Unique content is still the best way to optimize your videos for search engine optimizations.
    Your videos are unique contents only needed to be transcribed into text and posted to unleash its potent SEO juices!!
    Transcribe your videos for the hard of hearing and dumb. Use the transcripts as a draft to an ebook.
    You get the idea. Transcription is a big promotional tool.

  • stwang80 says:

    [..YouTube..] Unique content is still the best way to optimize your videos for search engine optimizations.
    Your videos are unique contents only needed to be transcribed into text and posted to unleash its potent SEO juices!!
    Transcribe your videos for the hard of hearing and dumb. Use the transcripts as a draft to an ebook.
    You get the idea. Transcription is a big promotional tool.

  • Larry says:

    Hi Leslie, I’ve been considering blogging for a while, both as a business and a way to get a job in my field – IT project management. Its kind of a dry subject but I’m hoping I can provide some good content for readers (once I start.
    A little background: I was an IT manager in NY for years and decided to take off on a sabbatical in 2000 for 6-12 months but wound up staying out for 6 years. What was I doing? My wife and I were cruising the Caribbean on our sailboat, so when I heard your accent, I knew you were from the islands. St Martin was one of our favorites, as we stayed there for 3 months and loved it. Well, when we came back to the “real world” it was tough getting readjusted and finding a job. I’m working part time right now but I would like to supplement my income by a website/blog. I had actually started a web site while in the Caribbean about our trip, mostly to keep family and friends updated. It wasn’t a blog, but I made periodic updates about where we were and our adventures. Do you think turning that into a blog might be worthwhile?
    Anyway, I haven’t watched all the videos yet but I certainly will (if only to listen to your enthusiasm and your accent, which brings back great memories). Seriously, the video content is very good and I’m hoping to get some direction which will help me startup my own blog. Thanks. Larry

    • Hi Larry,
      Yep, St. Maarten is AWESOME! 🙂
      Hard to say if blogging about that topic is worthwhile. I haven’t done any research on it. My recommendation – do the research.
      Hope you find lots of value in the videos!

  • Sherab says:

    Hi Leslie,
    Loved the video, your enthusiasm is contagious! I’m from Spain and I’ve been working for the same company way toooo many years (still am) and I’m bored. I want to make a big change and do something more interesting and more fulfilling. So I’ve turned to the internet to see if I can make my living in a total different way, I’m fascinated by all the endless possibilities that internet offers and I want to learn and try everything I can. Now I’m thinking about starting my first blog, and it’s taking a lot of work as I have to learn everything from scratch… but I’m sure enjoying the journey! I’ll be seeing you. Thanks for this.

  • abe116 says:

    Hey Leslie, i’l tell you something, your a character. An enthusiastic one 🙂
    Its always nice hearing from somebody who’s very passionate about what their doing. 
    My name is Ibrahim(Abraham) Elsamnih
    I am a Muslim and an Arab.  Don’t worry i’m not a terrorist 🙂 
    simply put, I am looking for ways to save time, and make money to achieve the things i want from life.
    I recently graduated with a BBA degree with a concentration in Management from the American University in Dubai. In the beginning i was hearing all sorts of stuff from people about management being to broad of a degree or too general but as i reached my junior and senior years i started noticing that its not so bad after all, in fact it really aided me with things like time management, different styles of business negotiations, strategic planning and much more. And what actually rang a bell for me is that as i went through your articles and videos where you mentioned being successful in saving your biology notes from college, well, i was also able to save a lot of info and notes from college and i think it would be interesting to see what i could do with them via the internet. 
    looking forward to hear from you. !
    All the best. 

    •  @abe116 Phew, you had me worried for a second, lol. JK. Great to have you here whether you ar muslim, Jewish, Christian, Atheist, Agnostic, or Weird like me 😀
      Yep, I was able to do A LOT with my biology notes, so you never know. There could be significant value in what you have.
      Keep me updated on your progress!

  • Handsome Jack says:

    Like everyone else that has replied, I am overwhelmed by the free blog videos.  Thank you so much.  I will be starting my blog soon and have so many ideas that I think I can write everyday for years.  I’m excited and your enthusiasm keeps me excited.  Thanks, again. 

    •  @Handsome Jack Glad to see that you are enjoying the content. Definitely get that blog up and running soon. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can make progress.
      All the best!

  • Handsome Jack says:

    I am so excited after watching the free videos.  Thank you so much for all the information.  Keep your enthusiasm, it is infectious.  I am ready to start my blog and have so many ideas, I think I can write a post everyday for years.  Thanks, again.

  • K says:

    Leslie, you were very genuine and sincere in your comments. I’m a health inspector by profession i am looking for more. Some areas that i do believe will generate a lot of interest is how to get rid of bed bugs when they accidentally get into our homes and how to clean and sanitize your kitchens and restaurants. My government job is not enough right now. What can i do with this wealth of knowledge in this field.

  • Robert says:

    Hi! My name is Robert Schroeder.  I am just getting into blogging and I am looking for new ways to create and manage a blog.  I would love to know how I can make a little money from my blogs as well.  I am a college student and could definitely use the extra cash.  But more than that, I look forward to learning how to make my blog presentable to my viewers. I can’t wait for your next video!

  • jtr2000 says:

    Hi Leslie how can I find out if the passion that I decide to blog about will be profitable. What tools can I use to determine that before I actually start blogging, so that i avoid putting tonnes of time into producing content &i make no money

  • ScottMarsigli says:

    Hi Leslie. My name is Scott and I’m currently an academic advisor at a small private college in North Carolina. Like many, however, I’m not working in the field I was trained for, which was English and creative writing. Blogging interests me greatly for financial reasons, of course. I’m still shocked that people can make so much money doing this and definitely want to join in. More importantly, I’ve been creatively stifled and blocked for so long that I’m hoping blogging will allow me to reinvigorate my imagination and start to write again. I’m not sure what direction my first blog will take and do find myself worrying about it a lot, but listening to you and experiencing your enthusiasm give me hope for the future. I appreciate all of your advice and hope to someday share some of my own positive blogging experiences. Thanks again and good luck in all your future endeavors!

  • Maribel Melendez says:

    Hi Leslie!

    Love your positive energy while being so concise and informative.
    I’m finally taking the first steps in the next stage of my life, which includes writing and developing and owning a wellness bed & breakfast. Thank you for making this step so enjoyable. Look forward to learning a lot from you. Namaste.
    ~ Maribel

  • Hi Leslie,
    So excited about your blog and about the information you offer. Time or space does not permit me to adequately share all in this forum but I want to join your learning network.

    Thanks so much

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