Leslie Samuel first came to my attention as a standout student of my Blog Mastermind 1.0 program way back in 2008. He also enrolled in my Become A Blogger video course, co-created with my friend Gideon Shalwick.
Once Gideon and I were ready to move on to other projects, we decided we didn’t want Becomeablogger.com to just disappear, so we approached Leslie as the top candidate to take over. Leslie was eager, and we began the transition process.
Biology Geek, University Professor, Blogger And Video Expert
Today Leslie is in charge of Becomeablogger.com, but he’s done so much more than just continue to build that brand and company.
As you will hear in this entrepreneurs journey story, Leslie spent a number of years juggling all kinds of different roles, including biology teacher and university professor, affiliate marketer, coach and blogger.
He managed to start a biology blog from scratch, that generates as much as 100,000 visitors a month and at one point was bringing in $2,000 a month in advertising and product sales income. This blog grew off the back of a popular YouTube channel, so Leslie happens to be quite a pro at online video and streaming video too.
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What really amazes me the most about Leslie’s story is he is yet another person who at one point in his past was working a full time job, had multiple online projects going at once, and became a new father at the same time!
Needless to say, this became an untenable situation. Eventually Leslie had to make the big decision, leaving his university teaching days behind and going online full time.
If you want to learn how he managed this transition, in particular how he earned enough money online to feel confident enough to leave his job, listen in all the way until the end of the episode.