MLP 001: Blogging Success – Miss Ileane Smith reveals how successful blogging is done

madlemmings online marketing podcastWelcome to the Mad Lemmings Podcast

This is the first episode of my new podcast, which will delve into all the best tips and tricks from the pros, when it comes to:

  • Online Marketing
  • Blogging
  • Social Media
  • The rest of the online puzzle

I will be interviewing guests each week (with perhaps a few exceptions) and getting them to reveal all the “good stuff” when it comes to getting ahead online. Why do it the hard way, when we can learn from those that have made it online?

Miss Ileane Speaks

ileane-smith-258x300I am honored to have as my first guest on the show Ms Ileane Smith of Basic Blog Tips. Ileane is someone you have probably seen around the blogging world. She has been blogging for over 5 years and has her own podcast and Youtube channel. When it comes to online marketing and making a big splash, she knows what she is talking about. So let’s see what she can teach us about online marketing, blogging and social meda…

What you will learn in this podcast

Anything Ileane has to offer with her 5 years of experience is gold, but here is a quick rundown of what we go into:

  • Getting started blogging and giving yourself a boost
  • Powerful tools to use daily to help with blog promotion
  • Affiliate Marketing ideas that worked for Ileane
  • Youtube and Podcasting tips she uses
  • Power tips on connecting as a new blogger with comments
  • Lots of other amazing tips from a pro blogger

I recommend taking piece of paper and a pen and noting down all the fantastic info offered in this podcast. All the links and sites talked about in the show are below.

Mad Lemmings Podcast on ITunes

Connect with Ileane Smith

Ileane has told me she more than welcomes your questions – please contact her via twitter @Ileane

Basic Blog Tips – Ileane’s Blog

Podcast- Ms Ileane Speaks 

Youtube – Ms Ileane Speaks Ileane on Google+

Ileane’s Daughter: Nikki Purvy at

Ileane’s Mentor: Lisa Irby at

Content Sharing & Blogging Networks


Viral Content Buzz


Ileane’s Posts:

What Changed My Mind About Triberr

Time for you to Get Serious with your Pinterest Promotions

Content CREAM Machine – Ms Ileane Speaks

Ileane’s Affiliate Links and Promotion Codes

Lead Pages – Ileane’s Affiliate Link

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I would appreciate a Review on iTunes Or Stitcher

As this podcast is just starting out, I would really appreciate it if you could leave a review on iTunes to help me promote it and reach more people.

I have a quick How To Do a Review on iTunes (only because it may not be so simple to find the place to do it).


What did you think of the new podcast?

Did you learn some awesome actionable tips?

Who else would you like to see on the podcast?

Leave your thoughts below.

Music courtesy of Funky Remixes

About the Author Ashley Faulkes

I am an Aussie WordPress Web Designer living in Switzerland. My goal is to make your WordPress website awesome, and get you more customers via SEO and amazing content. I am also a huge fan of the outdoors, so I am often in the mountains doing crazy stuff. I discovered blogging and online marketing while recovering from a shattered leg I got while skiing, and I have not stopped learning since! Join me in reaching for the top!

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29 responses to “MLP 001: Blogging Success – Miss Ileane Smith reveals how successful blogging is done”

  1. […] Welcome to the Mad Lemmings Podcast This is the first episode of my new podcast, which will delve into all the best tips and tricks from the pros, when it comes to: Online Marketing Blogging Social Media The rest of the online puzzle I will be interviewing guests each week (with perhaps a few exceptions) …  […]

  2. Ileane says:

    Hey Ashley,

    I truly enjoyed our conversation and I’m thrilled to be the first guest on the Mad Lemmings Online Marketing Podcast.

    Please let your audience know that they can give me a shout on Twitter if they have any questions or if they want me to clarify any of the tips I shared.

    I’m looking forward to future episodes and I wish you all the best.


    • Thanks Ileane
      It was great to get to know you and learn sooo much from you!
      appreciate you being on the show.
      I will add your twitter profile and invitation to questions on the post

  3. Hi Ashley — I’m a visual learner. Will you be transcribing your podcasts so that people who prefer to read the content can have that option? Thanks.

    • Hi Jeannette
      I must say I have not considered that.
      I guess if it is a short one, then perhaps I will do it.
      But an hour of talking, transcribed? I doubt anyone will read that.
      I will certainly keep it in mind though.


      • Diana says:

        I second Jeannette’s comment – i too don’t like listening for an hour without watching anything… maybe if it’s 1 hour talk and hard to transcribe, you can consider having a presentation going along with the talk? This way we can better follow what’s what and when… :)

        I just started listening to the podcasts so – nothing yet to share. Will also check Ileane’s blog and all the resources you shared (i have no come across her before).

        Congrats on launching your own podcast series 😀

        • Hi Diana

          Of course podcasts are not for everyone. Some like reading, some like watching and some like listening (I love it as I can go for a walk and then learn while I go). I personally find podcasts a great way to multitask. Cook and listen, clean and listen etc. Fill that wasted time. Of course it is hard to take notes while you are doing that, but I have the blog post/show notes with all the important stuff in links for you.

          I am considering a transcript for later. But it costs me a lot of money that I am not making right now. So it is in the pipeline, but I am not doing it yet.

          Normally a podcast is a chat about a topic (at least for me) so we do not have a presentation ready as such. So that idea, although a good one, will not work unfortunately.

          See if you like it or not. Consider my suggestions of using them for times where you are not really doing anything important (driving to Spain for example).
          I listen to a few podcasts where I have gotten info I have never seen anywhere on the web. So for me it is a no brainer.

          thanks for finding the time to drop by

  4. Emmanuel says:

    It is really great having one of the finest bloggers in this blogosphere here. Madam Ileane Smith is really great and I accord her a lot of respect.

    This was an interesting piece!

  5. […] A recent guest on my podcast, Ms Ileane Smith is someone who has been on Youtube for nearly 5 years and she mentioned some great tips regarding Youtube and SEO when I chatted with her. […]

  6. Adrienne says:

    Hey Ashley,

    You started this series off right my friend, one of the best podcasters out there.

    Ileane really knows her stuff and it’s funny because I met her a few years ago and we’ve chatted. I was also surprised to learn that she actually loves her day job and has no intention of leaving. As she shared here, she accidentally fell into blogging purely by mistake and none of us do that.

    I was quite surprised though to learn all of this about Ileane because look how darn popular she is. Look at all that she knows, what she’s doing, how much she’s helped everyone and she does all of this purely part time because she enjoys it. She’s not even here to make money, she just loves what she does and is just darn good at it.

    Thank you for sharing this and it was great to “hear” you too. I have no doubt you’ll do really well with this series. Look forward to those yet to come.


    • Hi Adrienne
      Yes, now you will hear me every week, and some very special guests! It is fun being a host.

      Ileane was indeed a great place to start and really shared some great tips for bloggers based on her years of experience.

      Glad you enjoyed it too

  7. Sunday says:

    The podcast is very revealing. Ms Ileane Smith’s takes on the affiliate marketing strategies that have worked for in the last five years are practical. This is my best takeaway. You have done a good job with this new podcast series, Ashely!

    I left this comment in where this post shared, bookmarked, and syndicated for Internet marketers.

    Sunday – contributor

  8. Himanshu says:

    Hello Ashley,

    Podcast was really good.. I really learn lots of things from respected Ileane Smith .. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us..

  9. maxwell ivey says:

    Hi Ashley; just listened to the podcast. thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. you and eilen seemed to have good rappore. got a lot of good information from both of you. guess i need to take on triber next. thanks for having the courage to start your podcasts. They should be a big help to your audience and hopefully they will also bring in a whole new group of fans and potential clients. take care, max

    • Hey Max
      Glad you managed to find the time to listen. Gives you an idea of how your interview will be too :>
      Ileane was a little too easy to talk to, so it went a little long. I would prefer 30-40 minutes as an hour is a long time for people.
      Appreciate your comments

  10. […] She has been such an inspiration in my journey online, I was eager to talk to her as the first guest on my Podcast. […]

  11. Barb Brady says:

    Ashley this is great,

    I listened to the entire podcast. Ashley you did a really good job! It took me a couple days to listen to it because it is long . . . in a good way. I can’t believe you both took so much of your time to produce this podcast.

    I have heard of Ileane Smith before, but had never heard her on a podcast. It was really interesting.

    At one point you said “I talked to a girl who asked me for an hour of me time”. OK, there could have been another girl. But, I thought, “Oh my, I asked him for an hour of his time. Oh, that’s the advice he gave to me!”.

    I was taking notes Ashely. Good podcast.


    • Hi Barb
      yes I did mention you in the podcast, and I know you are listening to me :> Ileane is reiterating most things I said too, so I am glad I get it right:>
      I would have mentioned your name, but without permission I did not want to “name names”. Not everyone wants that.
      But I am glad you got a lot out of it. I appreciate you letting me know. Feedback is most welcome.
      next episode tomorrow with the Blind Blogger :>

  12. Amit Kumar says:

    Hiii Ashley,

    You started this series with a Great Blogging personality Madam Ileane Smith. she is one of the finest podcasters. It is a great experience for us having one of the best bloggers in this blogosphere here.

    Best of luck Bro for your podcast series. I looking forward to get more awesome piece through this series. Great Job :)

    I got this precious article on and became attract to read completely.

    • Thanks Amit
      Ileane was indeed a great start to the series, but we are only going to have great guests on the podcast for sure!
      Tune in to this week’s episode on a blind blogger who runs an online business :>

  13. Hey Ashley, I love your podcast idea, Congrats my friend! You made an awesome choice with this interview with Ileane Smith, of course I have seen her online and now I know more about about her. Very Cool, she shared some great advice with her experiences as well as some awesome tips.

    She sure did share some great sites, looking forward to checking out Social Buzz Club.

    You and Ileane did a great job here tonight, Loved it. i will be back to listen to more pod casts.

    Chery :))

    • Hey Chery
      Great to see you again.
      Ileane was a great first guest and she gave some much info in an easy to digest form – I was a little stunned actually.
      We could have written a book (or at least an ebook:>) from it.
      More great guests to come Chery – stay tuned!

  14. Zorica says:

    Hello Ashley,

    I’ve just stumbled on your website and listened to this podcast. I have to say it’s great, and it’s the first time I’ve heard about some of the tools and sites that Ileane mentioned. Gonna have to experiment with some of these. Thanks to both of you for this awesome tips, I followed both of your Twitter accounts and looking forward to reading your new stuff :)

    • Hey Zorica
      Thanks for taking the time to listen to the podcast and leave a comment. Much appreciated!
      Glad you got something out of it.
      I will be continuing to talk to interesting people on the podcast and hopefully give you lots of value from their tips and trick!
      have a great weekend

  15. Kingsley says:

    I agree with Ashley on the point of “Master one thing at a time”. That’s a super duper tip for most people who don’t seem to succeed at what they do, especially Internet marketers.

    With all the different ways to make money online, all the different methods of traffic generation, etc, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed to the point of inaction. And what’s worrying is that despite all that we already know (which we haven’t even taken action on), there’s still that burning urge, in nearly all of us, to learn more.

    And that leads to even more reading, more researching, etc, instead of doing that which actually works – MASTERING ONE THING AT A TIME and TAKING ACTION ON IT, (sorry for screaming, but had to make the point, 😀 )

    Closely related to this tip of mastering one thing at a time, is for us to try and FOCUS on ONE blog or website at at time, and to put our ALL into it, until it succeeds!

    Still on focus, didn’t the wise wise Tony Robbins once say:

    “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.”
    – Tony Robbins

    And how can I forget the take on this by Bruce Lee:

    “It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”
    — Bruce Lee

    Anyway, all that said, very KINGLIKE podcast this is. Thanks to Ashley and Ileane for all the wealth of knowledge contained in it. Everyone will absolutely learn something from this, regardless of what niche or business they are in!

    Thanks, Ashley, for sharing this on the fastest growing Internet marketing social networking site, . I have “kingged” it and hope others do the same, :)