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Oct 01

How To Get Free Real Instagram Followers Fast

By Jillian Leslie | Milotree

Here’s how to get free real Instagram followers fast! Just be strategic, follow these quick steps, and watch your followers soar…

How To Get Free Real Instagram Followers Fast |

11 Quick Steps To Get Free Real Instagram Followers

  1. Pick a narrow theme for your account so all your Photos, Stories, and Lives are cohesive (examples: fashion, travel, desserts)
  2. Add an engaging, eye-catching profile image and a fun description (with emojis) to your account
  3. Add a URL that links to a place where people can learn more about you
  4. Make sure you have at least 15 good images posted before trying to grow your account
  5. Your daily posting schedule should include 3-4 images her day, 1 live video, 5 Instagram Stories (This is the goal, but the main thing is to be consistent!)
  6. Search Instagram for at least 30 strategic hashtags that relate to what you post about, with 50k-300k images per hashtag
  7. With each image you post, add these 30 hashtags to the bottom of the post
  8. Like other people’s photos that have the hashtags you’re interested in
  9. Find your top 10 competitors’ accounts with at least 50k followers each, and every day, start following their followers and engaging with their followers’ posts — these are your target followers
  10. Reply to all comments and messages on your page
  11. Add the smart MiloTree popup to your blog or site to grow your followers while you sleep! It turns your site visitors into Instagram followers. Sign up now and get your first 30 days free!

Smart MiloTree Popup |

How To Get Free Real Instagram Followers Fast |


Aug 21

Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest: What Social Networks Should I Grow?

By Jillian Leslie | Email Marketing , Facebook , Instagram , Milotree , Pinterest , YouTube

Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest: What Social Networks Should I Grow? |

Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest: What social networks should I grow? Or should I just focus on my email list?

I get asked these questions all the time!

There is a simple way to figure it out. And the answer depends on asking yourself one question.

What is my one primary business goal?

  • To grow traffic
  • To grow sales
  • To grow my brand awareness
  • To grow my YouTube channel

Based on what you just chose (or what combination), here are my recommendations:


Here’s my recommendation on what to focus on:

  • Pinterest – Best traffic driver out there besides Google
  • Facebook – For some people, Facebook is a huge way to drive traffic to their site. From what I’ve found, Facebook works best if you put some money into it.


Here’s my recommendation on what to focus on:

  • Email list – Highest return on your investment if you’re selling a product or service
  • Pinterest – People are in a “buying” frame of mind on Pinterest
  • Instagram – The hottest platform out there, and exciting new sales features!


Here’s my recommendation on what to focus on:

  • Instagram – Great way to get you and your brand out there in a visual way
  • Email list – The most personal way for you to connect with your audience
  • YouTube – Another personal way for people to see you and your brand in action
  • Facebook – You definitely need a presence on Facebook, but don’t expect big return unless you’re willing to pay for it


Here’s my recommendation on what to focus on:

  • YouTube (duh :)) – not only do you want to grow your subscribers, but because your latest video is featured on your pop-up, it will also lead people directly to your YouTube channel. And by doing this, you also get “brownie points” from YouTube because you’re bringing people directly to the platform!

The best part is it’s super easy to grow all these platforms (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest) and your email list with the smart MiloTree popup.

MiloTree one popup you set to grow your multiple platforms at once. Plus, you can set it up in under three minutes, it’s Google-friendly on mobile, and we have a simple WordPress plugin or one line of code to install it on your site.


Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest: What Social Networks Should I Grow? |


Jul 20

Best Popup For Your Blog Or Business

By Jillian Leslie | Blog , Email Marketing , Instagram , Milotree , YouTube

Best Popup For Your Blog Or Business |

The truth is out. Popups work! They easily convert your traffic into followers, subscribers, customers, and income.

But the question is what is the best popup for your blog or business?

This is where MiloTree comes in, because the MiloTree popup can grow many of your platforms at once.

With MiloTree, you can grow your Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Pinterest followers, plus your email list. And that’s all from your one popup.

MiloTree asks each of your visitors to perform one action — to follow you or subscribeThen when that visitor returns to your site, it asks them to perform another.

So if you configure your popup to grow your Instagram following, YouTube subscribers, and email subscribers, when someone comes to your site for the first time, they will see one of your personalized popups. Then, when they come back, they’ll see another.

Here are some sample popups from MiloTree customers.




One will show randomly to each visitor. Then we know which ones people have seen, and show them another one.

Plus, we’ve worked really hard to optimize your popup so it shows the same popup, but a smaller, Google-friendly versions on mobile.

This way, you have nothing to worry about showing your MiloTree popup on mobile! Your mobile audience is important for the growth of your business!

Customize and add your pop-up to your site in under 3 minutes. We provide you an easy WordPress plugin or a simple line of code to install it.




May 30

Social Media and Email Marketing Trends for 2017

By Jillian Leslie | Email Marketing , Instagram , Milotree , Monetizing , YouTube

Check out my recent podcast with Nicholas Scalice from the Growth Marketing Toolbox where I share social media and email marketing trends for 2017.

Social Media and Email Marketing Trends for 2017 |

In this podcast, I talk about:

  • Email marketing trends and why targeting is key right now. It’s all about serving the right message to the right person at the right time
  • What Instagram is on fire and how people can use it for their business
  • Why pop-ups are not all created equally and why MiloTree is effective but not obtrusive
  • What Google has to say about pop-ups on mobile — it’s not all bad
  • Plus, I share the other marketing tools we use at MiloTree

Join me for a listen here!

May 25

Grow Your Campaign Monitor Email List with the MiloTree Pop-Up

By Jillian Leslie | Milotree

MiloTree now integrates with Campaign Monitor so you can grow your Campaign Monitor email list with the MiloTree pop-up.

Grow Your Campaign Monitor Email List with the MiloTree Pop-Up |

If you use Campaign Monitor as your email provider, connect your MiloTree pop-up to your Campaign Monitor account and watch how easy it is to grow your email list with your MiloTree pop-up!

The best part of MiloTree is that you can grow your email list PLUS your social media followers (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest)!

MiloTree is a smart (Google-friendly) pop-up you embed on your site using our easy WordPress plugin, or by adding a snippet of code to your site. (It works on virtually all platforms.)

The pop-up shows when a visitor comes to your site. It will ask your visitor to join your email list, follow you on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and/or subscribe to your channel on YouTube. One pop-up to do all that!

Each time a visitor arrives, he/she sees one of the pop-ups you’ve configured. When the visitor returns a few days later, he/she sees a different one. It’s always one pop-up, but which one your visitor sees will vary based on how you configured your MiloTree.

Your visitor is never overwhelmed — it’s just one ask per visit — but YOU get to grow exactly what you want!

In addition to Campaign Monitor, MiloTree also integrates with:

  • MailChimp
  • AWeber
  • InfusionSoft
  • ConvertKit
  • Mad Mimi
  • Constant Contact
  • Active Campaign
  • MailerLite
  • Go Daddy Email Marketing

Watch your subscribers and followers grow effortlessly with MiloTree!

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May 02

Grow your YouTube Channel with the MiloTree Pop-Up

By Jillian Leslie | Milotree

Grow your YouTube Channel with the MiloTree Pop-Up |

Need a quick way to grow your YouTube channel? We’ll we’ve got it! Now you can grow your YouTube channel with the MiloTree pop-up.

Connect your YouTube channel to the smart MiloTree pop-up, embed the pop-up on your site, and watch your views and subscribers grow!

Your MiloTree desktop pop-up will show a thumbnail of your latest YouTube video, and when people click, they will be sent to your YouTube channel to watch it — what a great way to get more eyeballs on your video!

There is also an easy “subscribe” button to attract more subs! Here’s the desktop version.

Grow your YouTube Channel with the MiloTree Pop-Up |

The MiloTree pop-up is smart, which means that it can tell if your visitor is coming to your site via desktop or mobile, and show them the appropriately sized pop-up for their screen.

They’ll see a larger pop-up on desktop, and a smaller Google-compliant pop-up on mobile. This way, you can feel confident showing your pop-up on mobile! Here’s the mobile version.

Grow your YouTube Channel with the MiloTree Pop-Up |

Another unique MiloTree feature is that you control what you grow. You can integrate it with your email service provider to collection email subscribers.

You can also connect it to your other social media accounts like Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, or Pinterest accounts to grow followers and subscribers.

MiloTree shows a different pop-up to each of your visitors so you can grow multiple platforms at once. And when that visitor returns to your site, we make sure they see a different one.

We offer a simple WordPress plugin for easy installation. But if your blog or site is on a different platform, we offer one line of code for easy installation.

With your YouTube pop-up, you get all our custom features, like custom pop-up colors, custom positioning, no branding, pop-up delays, analytics, and more!

So what are you waiting for? Start growing your YouTube channel fast and effortlessly with MiloTree!

Apr 28

How Embracing Mess Makes You a More Successful Entrepreneur

By Jillian Leslie | Milotree

Check out my latest podcast with Bjork Ostrom from The Food Blogger Pro Podcast where I discuss how embracing mess makes you a more successful entrepreneur.

How Embracing Mess Makes You a More Successful Entrepreneur |

Face it. Mess is inevitable in life, business, and family. And messes happens a lot more than we’d like.

But if we can learn to embracing them, instead of being disappointed or discouraged by them, real magic can happen. This is when you can take stock, get real, and push beyond your limits.

Most creative work starts off as something you’d be embarrassed by.

But it’s amazing the beautiful things you can be created out of messes. You have to have a vision, a willingness to work hard, and the drive to stick in there and keep faith.

I also share my story and how micro-adjustments in my life, set me on the path to success: from Stanford MBA to Hollywood screenwriter to entrepreneur with two successful businesses.

Have a listen and let me know what you think…

The Food Blogger Pro Podcast isn’t just for food bloggers. It’s a podcast for all types of bloggers and entrepreneurs. The episodes cover all aspects of growing a successful business. I’ve learned so much from Bjork!

How Embracing Mess Makes You a More Successful Entrepreneur |







Apr 17

How To Make More Money Online

By Jillian Leslie | Blog , Email Marketing , Monetizing

How To Make More Money Online - Profitable Blogging Summit |

Being a profitable blogger is definitely possible… and probable, if you know what you’re doing.

That’s where the Profitable Blogging Summit comes in. It will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know about how to make more money online from blogging and/or starting an online business.

There are over 30 high-impact sessions over 5 days.

Here’s what you need to know:

DATES: April 21-26

COST: FREE (Seriously)

PLACE: It’s a virtual conference so you don’t have to leave your home!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: See schedule

Register here!

Each day, during April 21-26, you will receive an email with links to that day’s sessions.

You have 24 hours to watch all of that day’s sessions.

If you want lifetime access, there will be a virtual pass so you can watch anytime! Be on the lookout for special pricing on the lifetime-access pass the week of the summit!

It’s free! It’s online! 30 sessions+ including mine! What are you waiting for?

Register here!

Here’s a sample of topics:

  • Creating viral content
  • Creating and sell physical products
  • Finding your true fans
  • Authentic Instagram engagement
  • Harnessing the power of Twitter
  • Ad optimization
  • And much more!

And yes, I’m one of the 30+ speakers. In fact, I’m the first speaker discussing how to build products directly for your audience.

How To Make More Money Online - Profitable Blogging Summit |

So please join me and learn how to make more money online!

Register HERE before it’s too late!

*The conference is 100% free, but if you buy the lifetime access I will earn an affiliate fee.

Mar 08

How Thinking About Seasonality Can Grow Your Pinterest Followers

By Jillian Leslie | Milotree


How Seasonality Can Help Your Pinterest Strategy |

Check out the podcast I did with Kate Ahl from the Simple Pin Podcast talking about how thinking about seasonality can grow your Pinterest followers.

Seasonality is all about tapping into where people are in their lives during different times of the year and serving them content that speaks to them right there.

In the podcast, I talk about how we, at Catch My Party( with over 700k followers), think about seasonality to grow our page.

  • Pinning popular pins out of season
  • How to create seasonal content even if your content doesn’t lend itself to seasonality
  • How to think about your audience and what their challenges are at the moment (Is it back to school season? Christmas? Summer?)
  • Using your previous content to inspire new content

Thank you, Kate, for having me on your podcast!

Listen to the podcast HERE!





Mar 07

Why Growing Your Email List Is Important to Your Business

By Jillian Leslie | Milotree

Why Building Your List Is Important for your Business |

You’ve heard people talk about growing their email lists, but is it really that important?

I have to say YES and I’ll explain why below…

But first, if you haven’t signed up for your MiloTree pop-up to grow your email list (plus Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Facebook followers), definitely do it now. You’ll love how effective it is!


And here are my reasons why I believe growing your email list is important to your business…

Aside from your website, your email list is one of the only other assets you own on the web.

Social media is of course important because it connects you to your audience, allows you to share important updates, and drives traffic back to your site.

But you cannot control it. Why?

Simply put, you don’t own any of your social media accounts. Have you ever posted something you were excited to share on your Facebook page only to see just a few likes or comments?

Fortunately, you have control over your email newsletter. Your email list is full of dedicated followers who regularly open your emails and read your important updates. People are less likely to skip over an email they subscribe to than a post on social media.

Your subscribers can easily become your customers

If you sell products or services you should start building an email list immediately because these are your best potential customers!

People are less selective about who they follow on social media than whose email lists they subscribe to. Because a person’s inbox is like being invited into their living room, it’s much more personal.

So when someone subscribes to your list, he or she is actually showing an interest in your business. And those who are interested in your business are more likely to buy your products and services.

It’s the best way to stay in touch with your community

An email list is the simplest way to share important messages and stay in touch. Chances are people probably check their email at least once a day. So, if you have something relevant to share, and you want to make sure you reach your audience in a timely fashion, your email list is the best way to do that.

So everyone should be growing their list, right?

Not exactly.

If you aren’t selling a product or service there isn’t as strong a case to be made for building your list. The advertising revenue you’d get from traffic to your site from links in your newsletter will never cover the cost of sending emails through a paid email provider (think Mailchimp).

But I would then challenge you to think of a product or service you could build and sell that relates to your brand, so that it becomes necessary for you to grow your list! Another income stream wouldn’t be so bad. 🙂

You can now grow your email list effortlessly from your MiloTree pop-up!

Just hook up your Mailchimp, AWeber, Mad Mimi, ConvertKit, Campaign Monitor, ActiveCampaign, InfusionSoft MailerLite or GoDaddy Email Marketing account to your pop-up and grow your email list, plus any social media accounts you want (Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, or Facebook).


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