The Do You Even Blog Podcast

The Do You Even Blog Podcast
Deep-dive interviews with influential bloggers.
Desirae Odjick: From personal finance to full-time blogger at Shopify
Feb 21 • 70 min
Desirae is a full-time content marketer at THE Shopify (in addition to her A+ personal finance blog Half Banked). For full takeaways from this episode, head to Straight-up, this conversation is amazing for anybody…
Blogger Burnout: 12 bloggers give their top tips.
Feb 15 • 21 min
Burnout stinks! For bloggers, for entrepreneurs. In this episode (and blog post at ), I got tips from several bloggers on how to avoid and combat blogger burnout. Enjoy!
Why QUALITY beats QUANTITY in blogging - Chris from Money Peach
Feb 13 • 67 min
Today’s fantastic guest is none other than Chris Peach from the Money Peach blog and podcast! For text takeaways and shownotes, head to On this podcast, we chat about: Making it DIFFICULT for people to join your…
FQF (Fan Question Friday): Free/easy WP Backups!
Feb 8 • 16 min
Today’s FQF: “How can I easily (and cheaply) protect my blog? From hackers? What’s the best way to backup my WordPress site? All these question and more! ALL links and resources mentioned can be found at…
“STOP expecting blogging to be easy” - Mike from Ninja Budgeter
Feb 6 • 91 min
Today’s guest has blogged about vacuums, electric car conversions, pilot’s licenses, and finance. He has gone straight from long-haul trucker to marketing manager (how on Earth?). For FULL takeaways from this episode, head to…
The Canadian Powerhouse: Inside the blog, podcast, and products of Jessica Moorhouse
Jan 29 • 71 min
She’s done it all. A blog, a finance consultancy, a millennial personal finance meet-up series, a successful podcast, paid products and courses, and more. For full show notes and takeaways, head to Today I’m…
HOMEWORK: An easy (but important) SEO fix from Grant Sabatier
Jan 26 • 23 min
I’m fired up about this incredible SEO tip I learned yesterday from Grant Sabatier, which was a response to a new “Fan Question Friday!” I would like to start doing on a regular basis. For the full blog post, head to…
NEW INTRO! 7 creative SOCIAL PROOF ideas for your blog
Jan 20 • 24 min
Building trust is HUGE for bloggers, and today we’re going to look at a few creative (and standard) ideas for building social proof on your blog. For the show notes and text takeaways, head to WIN A T-SHIRT. Also,…
The world’s best affiliate marketer - Caitlin Pyle
Jan 18 • 75 min
Caitlin is the founder of Proofread Anywhere and the Work at Home School, both of which are absolutely huge online businesses. In this episode, we chat about… how most people overcomplicate making money and starting business why Caitlin got fired a few…
Stop forcing it and focus on the story: J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly
Jan 11 • 70 min
J.D. Roth is a blogging legend. He is one of the proud few OG bloggers who has been at this for over 20 years, built an incredible successful personal finance blog (Get Rich Slowly), SOLD IT, started another great blog, BOUGHT Get Rich Slowly BACK… (For…
New blog tools I’m digging ;)
Jan 8 • 19 min
Just a quick update on some REALLY COOL blog tools I’ve found recently. SmarterQueue - single best social media management tool for Bloggers KWFinder - Awesome SEO tools at half the price of competitors Bear, Sinoguo, GorillaPod, and more! For links to…
How to Defeat Impostor Syndrome and Launch Epic Products - Jillian from Montana Money Adventures
Jan 5 • 182 min
Jillian from Montana Money Adventures goes DEEP on what it takes to launch wildly successful BLOG INFO PRODUCTS, online courses, etc…as well as combatting and defeating imposter syndrome. Jillian is an amazing blogger, and just released a new course on…
BONUS: Mrs. Adventure Rich hosts the DYEB podcast, live from FinCon 2017!
Dec 29, 2017 • 24 min
We talk to J Money in the bathroom, Tanja from ONL, Matt from Optimize Your Life, Bobby from M$M, and more. Today’s HOST of the DYEB podcast is the legendary Mrs. Adventure Rich, from She’s an AMAZING host, and I think she…
BONUS: “Do people want to read your stuff?” An unedited chat w/ Bobby Hoyt!
Dec 25, 2017 • 102 min
How can you stand out in a crowded niche in 2018? Do people actually want to read your stuff? How is Bobby going to make $1M in 2018? For the holidays, enjoy this bonus, long, unfiltered, unedited episode with Bobby Hoyt from Millennial Money Man! I…
How Nick True is navigating from full-time employee to full-time blogger (+ YouTube tips)
Dec 21, 2017 • 84 min
The transition from full-time EMPLOYEE to self-employed can be…tricky. * How much money do I need to make before I quit? * Is this sustainable? * Can I legit do this?? Here to share his story (and how he’s done this transition) is Nick True from Mapped…
The Golden Rule of Building a Thriving Blog: Tanja from Our Next Life
Dec 14, 2017 • 81 min
Tanja from Our Next Life is a blogging celeb these days. (Show notes and takeaways here: Nevermind the fact that she was 100% anonymous for years. Nevermind the fact she’s only just begun to monetize her blog a…
Inside the giveaway that doubled my email list (Clickbait but true!)
Dec 12, 2017 • 22 min
Giveaways CAN be an incredible tool for growing your email list, with a few twists. For the full blog post, head here: In this solo episode, I want to dispel 2 small rumors or misconceptions bloggers may have about…
Methodically Dissecting Blog Traffic and Monetization - John from ESI Money (+ special guest)
Dec 8, 2017 • 108 min
This episode is incredible for bloggers looking to grow their traffic in 2018. John from ESI Money is an OG blogger, math wizard, former big-time corporate marketer…and a methodical, deliberate, delightful guy. This episode is split into 3 parts: Me and…
80/20 Product Launch Formula, and my $1,600 case study!
Dec 4, 2017 • 35 min
Product Launch formulas are a dime a dozen, and often involve 37 email sequences and 1.7 different launch templates. Enough of that. I want to walk you through the results of my 30-day challenge, and provide you, fellow BLOGGER, with a simple,…
How a Seasoned Startup Founder Approaches Blog Growth - Erica Amatori from Rize
Nov 30, 2017 • 64 min
Tech startup founder + your blog = what would happen? That’s what we explore today with Rize and The Bit Daily’s Erica Amatori. Erica is a successful (like, actually successful. Founded several companies, one of which got acquired) entrepreneur and…
BONUS: Keep Thrifty 1-year blogging experiment update: 5 months in
Nov 23, 2017 • 70 min
Chris is taking a one-year mini retirement to blog full-time and try to sustain his family! This is a follow-up round 2 episode…as we try and get him producing revenues from his blog. This is long and uncut. Enjoy! OG show notes here:…
The blogging strategies Deacon Hayes is using to make $1,000,000 in 2018
Nov 20, 2017 • 54 min
Deacon (Well Kept Wallet) is on track to grow his blog into 7-figures in 2018. He is a long-time personal finance blogger with an amazing debt story, and loads of good blogging wisdom (especially for focus, high-level strategies, and even SEO) to drop for…
Spotlight: Linda from Mad About Genealogy - Why ignorance is a huge asset.
Nov 15, 2017 • 63 min
Today’s guest is NOT a big-time blogger or entrepeneur, but DON’T let that fool you into thinking she DOESN’T have incredible insights to offer us! Linda from Mad About Genealogy is knowledgable, passionate, and (extremely) driven to succeed. We talk…
BONUS: Is the blogging hustle worth it?
Nov 9, 2017 • 24 min
When should you quit your blog? Honestly? Today’s bonus episode was inspired by DYEB contributor Araminta Robertson’s guest post, found here: Enjoy :)
A step-by-step Facebook ads system for bloggers - Monica Louie
Nov 6, 2017 • 78 min
Facebook ads are intimidating, especially for those of us not making serious money from out blogs. Luckily, we have an pro coach in our corner…who can and WILL show us that Facebook ads are 100% doable for any blogger, regardless of budget. Monica Louie…
9 game-changing blogging takeaways from FinCon 17
Oct 31, 2017 • 31 min
Full blog post here: —- FinCon was life-changing for me personally, but in addition to those takeaways, there were also a number of HUGE blogging panels, keynotes, and conversations I had…and I want to share them with…
Shana’s slow & non-glamorous grind to a world-class fashion blog - The Mom Edit
Oct 26, 2017 • 74 min
Shownotes and takeaways here: A few weeks back, my wife shot me an email… “This is the website I told you about. I would TOTALLY be starstruck if you got to interview Shana lol” Well. My wife…
Not selling out: How Lee (Bald Thoughts) is growing a sustainable family travel blog.
Oct 20, 2017 • 77 min
Takeaways and show notes? Here: Lee Huffman ( is a master travel hacker, family man, long-time blogger, and A+ nice dude. When I first discovered his blog, a few interesting things caught my eye… Why…
Blog Income Reports: Useful or no? 100 bloggers weigh in.
Oct 16, 2017 • 17 min
For the full post, head here: I asked 100+ bloggers what they thought about blog income reports, and here’s what they said! Includes my votes for the best report-producing bloggers as well! Enjoy :)
How to create the world’s greatest post on [X] - Adam at
Oct 11, 2017 • 79 min
Key takeaways and show notes can be found at: We ask this question all the time…. How can I get traffic/follower growth as a *new* blogger? Usually the answers are disheartening and overwhelming…but today’s guest is…
Q3 Blog Report - Financials, lessons learned, what worked and what didn’t.
Oct 4, 2017 • 30 min
This is a bonus podcast in conjunction with my latest monthly income report ($2,306.72 for September. My first 4-figure month): It’s long, transparent, and informative. Enjoy!
How to avoid shiny object syndrome and FOCUS on what your blog really needs - Dave Domzalski
Oct 1, 2017 • 79 min
For episode takeaways and show notes head here: Today’s guest is Dave from Run The Money, and his “failure resume” even rivals my own. I wanted to bring him on the show today to talk about… lessons learned from his…
20 Email List Building Strategies for Beginners - Eden Fried 2
Sep 24, 2017 • 54 min
This podcast accompanies a MEGA-POST on the blog: It is a monster resource aimed for bloggers looking to start and grow an email list. It ALSO contains a link to my top 3…
Millennial Boss on why you SHOULD promote Bluehost and put ads on your blog
Sep 19, 2017 • 67 min
Today’s takeaways and show notes: Aside from aspiring to be a “mountain woman” influencer, Millennial Boss is a rising superstar blogger on many fronts. In addition to her personal finance blog (FIRE aimed at…
My Failure Resume: Lessons learned from 40+ blogs and biz ideas
Sep 15, 2017 • 54 min
For fun screenshots, old logos, and show notes, visit: This is a bonus uncut episode of my online business and blogging fails! Projects that went nowhere, etc….as well as some lessons learned! Enjoy :)
016 Why Chris left the American Dream to focus on blogging for a year [coaching session]
Sep 11, 2017 • 101 min
Shownotes and takeaways from today’s episode can be found at Chris ( had a highly lucrative and secure career…which he just quit. To blog. For a year. This episode is a bit different, as it’s half…
015 How to “stumble” into national PR coverage, save $82k from side hustles, & travel the world for a year - Round the World Couple
Sep 7, 2017 • 68 min
Show notes and takeaways here: Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job, selling your stuff, and traveling long-term? (and paying for flights ENTIRELY from travel hacking points?) How about living and saving off of…
BONUS: 5 newbie blogging mistakes to avoid at all costs - Millennial Money Man Part Dos!
Sep 1, 2017 • 74 min
OG link found here: So, in honor of Labor Day, I’ve decided to release this RARE, vault-archive podcast with the one and only…Bobby Hoyt from Millennial Money Man. Unedited. You’ve been warned. There are likely curse…
014 How to crank out content that drives massive traffic and fans - Sarah Peterson
Aug 29, 2017 • 84 min
Show notes and takeaway summaries from today episode can be found here: Sarah Peterson is one of my top 3 bloggers of all-time. Seriously. She is a content marketing wizard who cranks out 10,000+ words a week for…
013 John Lee Dumas on building a 7-figure online business empire.
Aug 24, 2017 • 26 min
Show notes and takeaways can be found here: Today’s guest is legendary podcaster and entrepreneur John Lee Dumas, chief of the Fire Nation and host of the Entrepreneur on Fire podcast (#1 iTunes business and…
012 From 0 to 2,000,000 views a month in ONE year - Chasing Foxes
Aug 21, 2017 • 69 min
For summarized takeaways & show notes, head here: I am stoooooked to bring you an incredible story today: Silas and Grace Moser from Chasing Foxes. A little over a year ago, Silas and Grace were unsure of where their…
How to perfect your blog post schedule
Aug 17, 2017 • 22 min
Head here for the full blog post —> Are you living blog post to blog post? Stress of content production got you publishing all over the place? Nailing down the perfect blog post schedule can be tough. Post and…
011 An inside look at 2 new bloggers who are crushing it - Lily and Ms. FAF
Aug 12, 2017 • 80 min
For key takeaways from the interview and show notes, head to This episode is a bit different. I have two guests today, both of whom are new-ish bloggers who have done incredible work and seen amazing results in their…
010 Maximizing Blog Impact - FinCon founder PT Money
Aug 6, 2017 • 66 min
For the 3 key takeaways from today’s episode (plus show notes), visit Philip Taylor (@ptmoney,, is a founding-father of blogging communities. He is the driving force behind one of the most…
My personal toolkit and 16 blogging tools for beginners
Jul 26, 2017 • 20 min
Find all the tools here: BLUEHOST AFFILIATE LINKS NOT INCLUDED. Affiliate sales or no affiliate sales, these are the actual tools I use every day to create and promote blog content. I will absolutely…
009 How Rosemarie built a $100k/month Blogging Empire
Jul 20, 2017 • 75 min
It’s fair to say Rosemarie Groner (@busybudgter, is brilliant. An ultra-successful blogger and a master of quick growth, she grew her blog… from $0 to full-time income in 10 months, from $0 to $18k / month in 1.5 years, from…
008 How to get Massive Blog Results in Year One - Eden Fried
Jul 12, 2017 • 73 min
For the top 3 takeaways from today’s episode (and show notes), visit Eden (@edenfrieden, is a pro blogger who has steamrolled herself to blogging success in an incredibly short time. She was…
007 Inside a Legendary Online Marketer - Neil Patel
Jul 6, 2017 • 25 min
Neil Patel is a world-class blogger, founder of 3-4 multi-million dollar busineses, and a brilliant (if not controversial) online marketer. I was fortunate enough to chat with him today, and we hit on: -why some entrepreneurs “have it,” and some others…
How to create good content using the SCARF framework
Jul 4, 2017 • 9 min
We all know to produce good, quality content, right? It’s shouted at us from the rooftops…but how do we KNOW when we actually achieve that? Shouldn’t there be a simple framework to keep in the back of our minds as we work? There should! Today’s episode is…
006 A repeatable framework for crafting killer content, and why ebooks suck - Anfernee Chansamooth
Jun 29, 2017 • 62 min
Here’s a rundown of topics covered today —> Anfernee’s 4-step framework for crafting QUALITY content that gets views/shares/revenues (FARS) How he deals with difficult “transition phases” in his life (he’s currently undergoing one , as am I) Why ebooks…
005 The Side Hustle Master, Nick Loper
Jun 17, 2017 • 73 min
Nick Loper is one of the most well-known internet entrepreneurs out there. The founder behind, Nick has been blogging and podcasting about online business for years. Today, he was kind enough to sit with me and discuss his TEDx talk,…
004 No traffic? No prob. Monetizing with services and blog/life balance feat. Brendan Alan Barrett
Jun 8, 2017 • 68 min
I’m in love with this episode with Brendan Alan Barrett from (Today’s show notes are at I’ll admit I was hesitant to bring Brendan on the show at first, as he’s not a “typical” blogger (whatever the heck…
003 Building a Million-Dollar Blog with Michelle Schroeder-Gardner
May 26, 2017 • 42 min
Today’s guest is Michelle from This episode’s show notes and links can be found here: Michelle was kind enough to chat with me a bit about her incredibly successful personal finance…
002 From Band Director to $20k / month - Millennial Money Man
May 26, 2017 • 43 min
Please welcome Bobby from Millennial Money Man. He’s a true gent, and his story is incredible. In less than 2 years, he’s gone from band director to successful blogger (and by successful, I mean he….A: Does it full-time. B: Makes SUBSTANTIAL income every…
001 Multi-million Net Worths and Financial Blogging with Physician on Fire
May 2, 2017 • 67 min
Today’s guest is a delight. PoF (Physician on Fire) is a rockstar personal finance blogger, accomplished physician, and family man. He’s grown his blog to about a million pageviews in 15 months (pretty impressive to me), all while working, traveling, etc.…
000 What’s DYEB and who’s Pete McPherson?
May 2, 2017 • 7 min
Howdy! This intro episode will introduce Do You Even Blog! Specifically, we’ll answer 1. Who is this dude talking? 2. Why oh why start ANOTHER blog/podcast about blogging? The internet is a very noisy, noisy, place…and this topic is covered elsewhere on…