Blogging, Blogging Podcast

153 How To Leverage Your Blog For Professional Opportunities

By Leslie Samuel

I have had so many great opportunities as a direct result of my blogging efforts.

I've been invited to speak at a number of conferences about blogging, podcasting and even Youtube marketing.

I've been interviewed on a BUNCH of podcasts and on radio.

My blog landed me a job as a university professor in a doctoral program without a pHD.

And now, I've been invited to create content for none other than Khan Academy. In fact, I'm in San Francisco right now going through training with them.

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Take home message – Blogging can get you places. I'm a firm believer in that, and I know that there are things that I've done to open up these opportunities.

Episode 153
How To Leverage Your Blog For Professional Opportunities

So, in this week's episode, I go into things that you can do to make sure you are taking full advantage of your blog, and leverage it for all kinds of professional opportunities. If you implement these things, you will be taking things to the next level.

What are those things? I'm glad you asked . . .

  • First answer this question: What is your ultimate goal?
  • Create the content that leads to that end goal
  • Make sure your blog looks professional
  • Make sure your about page is legit
  • Take a professional picture
  • Build an AWESOME and Unique blog
  • Reach out to the right people

How do you do these things? Come on, you know I can't give it all away right here. You've gotta listen to the episode 😉

Go ahead – have a listen, and then TAKE ACTION!


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About The Podcast

Learning With Leslie

Learning With Leslie is a podcast dedicated to helping you build a business around a blog. No, not one of those blogs that will fall by the wayside when Google has a mood swing, but one that will thrive no matter what gets thrown at it.

I share tips and strategies that I’ve learnt building blogs since 2008 and interview experts who are knowledgable about various aspects of blogging so that we can learn from their experiences.

If you’re a blogger, thinking about becoming a blogger (pun intended) or are not even sure if blogging is right for you, go ahead and tune in to see what this blogging thing is all about.

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  1. Congrats Leslie! You are changing the world. I look forward to checking out your videos on Khan Academy 🙂 As an educator I’d love to hear more about your learning insights about the future of education!

  2. Congrats on your new assignment! God bless your generosity in sharing what you’ve learned.

  3. Your Podcasts is really amazing. It is second time when I came through a good Podcasts after after pat flynn(smartpassiveincome). Thanks Leslie.

    1. Thanks Kristina. Glad to hear you’re enjoying the podcast. And Pat’s a great guy. I’ll be hanging with him tomorrow on my trip to San Diego 🙂

  4. It’s really great topic. I have learned a lot of thing from this article. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Leslie, Just wondering if you know the answer to this.
    I have a particular You Tube that has lots of hits on it, so I have made a pattern for the item that the You Tube is about…Can I open and edit a You Tube once it has been uploaded?
    I am wanting to place a note on it to say about this pattern I have developed.
    Have an awesome day

    1. Hi Rose, you can’t edit the video itself, but you can insert a caption that’s clickable so that they can read it, click it and go to the page on your blog, or another youtube video you created.

      Hope that helps, and you have an awesome day too 🙂

  6. Thank you so much for this Leslie. I just have one more question…
    I have done what I need to do by bring two videos now together, when I place this up on my site, will I keep the stats of my original views and how can I do this or will it just automatically do this. Make sure your day today is absolutely fantastic

    1. You’re very much welcome. However, I’m not sure what you mean by you bringing two videos together and also not sure about your question about the original views. Can you clarify. Maybe even post the links?

  7. Thank you for your help here Leslie, but I was totally in the wrong place. and doing the wrong thing…Once I reread your answer it was all very easy and just took me a few minutes….I wasted days…but I will forever now know just how to do this…a learning curb.
    Thank you

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