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033 Avoid being Hacked. The Future of Learning With Leslie. More Coaching Calls.

By Leslie Samuel

There is so much going on right now. Really, a lot. To be perfectly honest, I'm not sure how I find the time to do all this stuff, but I'm having so much fun that I JUST CAN'T STOP, lol.

Listen to This Episode

If there was ever an episode to listen to from beginning to end, this is it. Why? Because I talk about the future, and that's always fun and interesting ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyways, There are two parts to today's episode.

In the first part, I answer a question that came in from John, from Ask John English about how to avoid getting your site hacked. If you don't already know, last week (or something like that), my site was hacked.

Avoid being Hacked

It was very annoying. Unfortunately, as your site gets more exposure, you open yourself up to some malicious people every once in a while. I've been hacked before, so it's nothing new, but it's just as annoying.

I actually intended on eventually recording an episode talking about the same topic, but when John called in the question, I decided to include it in this episode. So that's the first part.

In part 2, I talk about the Future of Learning With Leslie. I've really been enjoying what I do here at Learning With Leslie, as you can probably already tell. Some recent events have lead me to make some changes – changes that I think you will enjoy.

I'm not going to give it all away in the show notes because I want you to listen to the actual episode, but I say one concrete thing and then give you teasers for the rest.

The first thing is that instead of posting a new episode once weekly, I will be posting 2 episodes weekly – one on Tuesday and the other on Thursday.

Secondly, YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO THIS THURSDAY'S EPISODE! No seriously, you do. I did an interview with someone last week Thursday and have been dying to post it, lol. Well, it's gonna be up this Thursday. Don't miss that one.

Also, I'm doing more coaching calls and a new Reality Show! What in the world am I talking about? Well, I guess you'll just have to listen to the show ๐Ÿ™‚

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? You know what to do! Go ahead and leave a comment, OR call the hotline at (888) 835 – 2414.

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  • Hi Leslie,

    I just want to drop a note to give you a pat on the back for your entertaining podcasts. I found your podcast before finding your site and I must say this new site is very user friendly.

    Keep up the good work!

    Dave Tong < My Niche Marketing Learning Blog < My Photography Tutorial Site


    Your wife's phone-number song is stuck in my head LOL… Good call doing the song-phone number approach!

  • Hi Leslie
    Thankyou so much for answering my questions mate!

    Could you type in your affiliate link for the logo nerds? I tried typing in the url you mentioned in the podcast, but it is giving me page not found… probably just me.not typing it in right. Anyway I like the look of their work and am buy. Am thinking I may even start with a logo, then the character when my next bit of cash comes in.

    Also am really excited about your reality series! Sounds like it will be more realistic than those tv shows! Will be sending you an email entry tomorrow!

    Cheers mate

    • Hey John, Thanks so much for pointing that about (about the link). I knew there was something I forgot. Just added it in there, so you can check it out.

      Yep, the reality series should be fun.

      Looking forward to getting your entry ๐Ÿ™‚

  • lol @ you readjusting your chair for the exciting news lol ๐Ÿ™‚

    Can’t wait to hear the next interview!!! September 15th I’m gonna be in Atlanta for the WholyFit Gold retreat but I will TOTALLY be catching up when i get back on the sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

    Pick me for the reality show!! Pick me!!! Email already sent ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Learning with Leslie ROCKS ๐Ÿ™‚

    Simply Natural Ideas

    • Yeah, they are pretty Cool. I actually lost mine when my hard drive crashed. Recording this episode prompted me to have them redo it. I should have it back this week sometime ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dude I’m already looking forward to your next interview, sounds something that I would love.
    BTW thanks for the tips on protecting your site, VERY important, as you get some useless guys out there that have nothing better to do.

    Take care

    • I’m looking forward to posting the interview. It’s definitely good stuff.

      Yep, people are shady (unfortunately). But it’s all good. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger!

  • Hey Leslie,

    You mentioned that you use a virtual host for your website and that they offer backup services, but what if you’re still on a shared host?

    Are there any WordPress plugins that you recommend, or do you recommend using the backup options available through host cPanels?

    Thanks as always for the entertainment and information.

    You’re the man!

    Best wishes,


    • Glad you are enjoying the content Matt.

      Great question about Backup plugins. I would definitely recommend the wordpress database backup plugin (WP-Db-Backup). You can set it to email you daily database backup files. That only backs up your database, but that’s the most important thing when it comes to wordpress.

      Then you can also use FTP to download your files as often as you want. I hope that didn’t sound too techy, lol. The plugin is actually a very easy system and happens automatically after you set it up.

      All the best!

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