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Jan 09

#000 Welcome to the Blogger Genius Podcast With Jillian Leslie

By Jillian Leslie | MiloTree

 The Blogger Genius Podcast | MiloTree.com

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Transcript – Welcome to the Blogger Genius Podcast With Jillian Leslie

Hey, welcome to the Blogger Genius Podcast. I’m your host Jillian Leslie. I’m also the founder of MiloTree with my husband, David. For those of you who don’t know, MiloTree is a smart popup you add to your blog or your site, and it pops up and asks your visitors to follow you on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, or join your email list.

And it’s smart because you configure it how you like, and it can grow multiple platforms at once.

OK to give you a little backstory. My husband and I started our first online company called Catch My Party in 2009. So yes, we have been at this a long time.

Since 2009, we’ve grown Catch My Party into the largest party idea site on the web, and I have been busy blogging ever since.

One of the ways we grew our site was to grow our social media followers, and we did this by building our popup for ourselves.

And it was only when it works so well did we launch it as a separate company. And we named it MiloTree after our favorite tree in Hawaii.

So what is this podcast all about?

Well, I created it because I think blogging is such a powerful way to build a business. But I also think blogging can be a little lonely. A lot of times you’re trying stuff because someone told you to, and you don’t know if it’s going to work. And I think there’s an element of flying blind when you’re a blogger.

So with this podcast, I wanted to interview other bloggers who have had success, and I want to ask them how they got started, and their strategies, even their failures.

So this is a podcast where I want to learn the truth about people’s businesses. I want to know how they monetize, what their income streams are, what social platforms are most important to them, what products they sell. Because no blog is the same as any other.And I also want to ask these bloggers how they balance everything in their lives. How many hours a week do they work.

My goal is to give you real takeaways that you can apply to your own business, and I want to give you inspiration and insights. But I really want to give you ideas and a-ha moments that you can incorporate.

And also I want this to be real. There are too many people telling you that they went from zero to seven figures in seven months, and I have to say don’t believe them, because one thing I’ve learned in my journey as a blogger and entrepreneur is there are no magic bullets but…

There are smart people finding smart ways to build businesses. And that’s what I want to share.

I think of this podcast as a co-creation between you and me. So if there are things you’d like me to ask my guests. or ideas you have for episodes please reach out. I read every email and respond. I’m jillian@milotree.com and please subscribe to this podcast. I promise you will learn something new and important in every episode. I look forward to taking this journey with you!

 

Nov 28

Free YouTube Subscribers: How To Get More! (Part 2)

By Jillian Leslie | MiloTree

Get Real Free YouTube Subscribers Fast! | MiloTree.com

My first post on how to get free YouTube subscribers did so well, I put together a part 2. Check out these  additional tips.

5 MORE strategies for getting FREE YouTube subscribers:

1.) Go deep in your niche

A narrow channel focus is better than broad one, especially when you’re just  starting out. And make sure you’re passionate about your subject because it will show.

2.) Focus on your channel homepage

This is where most people will subscribe to your channel, so make sure you clearly state why someone should subscribe to your channel.

3.) Make compelling title thumbnails

Add text on them, add faces. These are proven strategies to get people to click!

4.) Focus on the first 30 seconds of each video

Make your first 30 seconds are super compelling so people don’t click away. YouTube will reward you for this!

5.) Do collabs with other YouTubers

This way you introduce your guest to your audience, and they introduce their audience to you. Win-win!

6.) ***BONUS TIP*** Add the MiloTree popup to your blog and grow your subscribers (while you sleep)!

The MiloTree popup asks your visitors to subscribe to your YouTube channel with a big “SUBSCRIBE BUTTON.” It will also show your most recent video.

This is the easiest way to grow your subscribers and increase your video views! (Plus, you can grow your followers on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and your email list from your same smart MiloTree popup!)

YouTube MiloTree Popup To Grow Your Subscribers | MiloTree.com

 

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5 More Tips to Get Free YouTube Subscribers | MiloTree.com

Oct 30

Free YouTube Subscribers: How To Get More!

By Jillian Leslie | MiloTree

Get More Free YouTube Subscribers | MiloTree.com

Get More Free YouTube Subscribers | MiloTree.com

The secret to getting free YouTube subscribers is to understand what metrics really matter to YouTube.

People throw around YouTube video “views” like they’re going out of style, but do you know that’s not what YouTube cares about?

The metrics that MATTER on YouTube (and will get you free YouTube subscribers) are watch time and session time.

If you nail these two metrics, your videos will show up more often in YouTube search and in the YouTube algorithm, and you’ll be able to get free YouTube subscribers fast and easy!

WATCH TIME

This is the amount of time people spend watching each of your videos. The longer the watch time, the better you do.

If YouTube sees people staying to watch your videos, they assume the content is good and they promote it!

SESSION TIME

This is how long someone stays on YouTube because of your videos. So if people watch more than one of your videos, you’ve just made YouTube very happy!

Session time takes into consideration how your video contributes to a user’s overall experience on the platform.

5 strategies for improving watch time and session time on YouTube:

1. ) Make compelling videos

It’s your first 10 seconds that matter most to hook your viewer. Start off with a bang and keep going!

Look at your audience metrics to see when people are dropping off on your videos and use that data to improve your next video.

 2.) Schedule your videos

Put out your videos on a set schedule so people can count on your content. If you can get people to come to YouTube to see your most recent video, and they stay, YouTube will reward you!

3.) Make longer videos

Create videos that are at least 10 minutes long because YouTube rewards longer videos.

4.) Make playlists

Playlists help people easily find more of your videos, so be intentional when you create these. Give them unique titles and thumbnails. Give people a reason to watch more of your content!

5.) Ask people to subscribe in every video

Seems like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many people forget to do this.

6.) BONUS TIP: Get the smart MiloTree popup on your blog and grow your subscribers (while you sleep)!

When a visitor comes to your site, your MiloTree popup will pop up and ask that visitor to subscribe to your YouTube channel. Inside the popup you’ll see your most recent video and a big “subscribe” button!

This is the easiest way to grow your subscribers and increase your video views!. (Plus, you can grow your followers on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and your email list from the same smart popup!)

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Read my second post with additional tips on how to get free YouTube subscribers here!

Grow your Email, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Pinterest

Oct 25

How We Made Over $450,000 Blogging!

By Jillian Leslie | Blog , Email Marketing , Facebook , Instagram , MiloTree , Pinterest , YouTube

How We Made Over $450,000 Using The Smart MiloTree Popup | MiloTree.com

A Little Backstory

In 2009, we launched our first company, Catch My Party, which we’ve since grown into the largest party ideas blog on the web.

In 2015, when we realized how important social media was to the growth of our traffic on Catch My Party, we designed and built a popup we named MiloTree, that popped up on our site, and asked our visitors to follow us on social media. It was amazing how well it worked!

By using our smart MiloTree popup on our site, we’ve grown the Catch My Party Pinterest following to over 743k and the Catch My Party Instagram following to over 125k followers.

How We Made Over $450,000 Using The Smart MiloTree Popup!How We Made Over $450,000 Using The Smart MiloTree Popup!

How we Made over $450,000 Using the Smart MiloTree Popup

These additional followers have translated into millions of pageviews per month, plus the authority we need so brands reach out to work with us.

This has lead to us making over $450,000 in additional income, just from using the MiloTree popup!

How MiloTree Can Help YOUR Blog

With the MiloTree popup, you can grow your followers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and your email subscribers, and all from your one smart pop-up! 

Set it up how you like and it will rotate with each visitor so you can grow multiple platforms at once.

So if you want to grow your followers, page views, authority, email subscribers, and sales, MiloTree is the perfect way to to do it!

The Launch of The Smart MiloTree Popup

In 2016, we began offering MiloTree to other bloggers and entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses. The response was immediate!

Entrepreneurs and bloggers loved how easy MiloTree was to set up, how many platforms they could grow with it, that it was Google-friendly on mobile, and, most importantly, that it worked!

MiloTree is named after our favorite tree in Hawaii.

Here’s what the popup looks like on mobile. Notice the size. It’s Google-friendly on mobile and won’t upset the Google gods. 🙂

How We Made Over $450,000 Using The Smart MiloTree Popup!

Here’s what the popup looks like on desktop. It’s eye-catching but not obtrusive for your visitors

How We Made Over $450,000 Using The Smart MiloTree Popup!

Program it just how you like.

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Oct 01

How To Get Free Real Instagram Followers Fast

By Jillian Leslie | MiloTree

How To Get Free Real Instagram Followers Fast | MiloTree.com

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

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. BONUS TIP: 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 for MiloTree now and get your first 30 DAYS FREESmart MiloTree Popup | MiloTree.com

 

 

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? | MiloTree.com

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:

MY GOAL IS TO GROW MY TRAFFIC

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.

MY GOAL IS TO GROW MY SALES

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!

MY GOAL IS TO GROW MY BRAND AWARENESS

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

MY GOAL IS TO GROW MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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? | MiloTree.com

 

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 | CatchMyParty.com

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.

YOUTUBE POPUP

INSTAGRAM POPUP

EMAIL POPUP

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 | MiloTree.com

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 | MiloTree.com

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 | MiloTree.com

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 | MiloTree.com

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 | MiloTree.com

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!

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