There have been a lot of great blogs along the way that have impacted me as I was trying to learn more and more about marketing and entrepreneurship. To create the lifestyle I always wanted with my own businesses, I knew I needed to learn more about those two things to be successful.
The only problem I had, was that I didn't really know where to look and who I could trust to give me the greatest tips. Now, after discovering some amazing blogs, sometimes even by accident, I have a handful of go-to sources I can always look to for sharpening my skills as a business owner.
Because I wish I had an all-in-one list of the best blogs for business owners when I was starting out, I believe it is definitely time to give credit where credit is due and nominate my top 100 blogs in no particular order that I think give you the greatest quality of value in the entrepreneurship and marketing industries.
Quicksprout is such a great blog about marketing and conversions. Every post is very informative, but still has that little bit of personality in it from the author, Neil Patel.
2. Digital Marketer
Shoutout to Ryan Deiss and the rest of the Digital Marketer crew for putting together such great content on marketing and conversions. It's a great blog for any business.
3. Entrepreneur Magazine
You will find no greater collection of entrepreneurship contributors than on Entrepreneur.com. They cover all aspects of starting and running your own business.
4. Entrepreneur On Fire
Entrepreneur On Fire is a fantastic site owned by John Lee Dumas who is also known for having one of the most popular business podcasts on the internet. Lots of value here.
5. Smart Passive Income
Pat Flynn did a great job with his Smart Passive Income blog. He's very transparent and really provides a lot of value to his readers and you have to respect him for that. He has a very popular podcast too.
Jeff Bullas has done a great job with his blog about social media marketing. JeffBullas.com is definitely one of the top marketing blogs more specifically geared toward social media.
7. Marketing Land
Marketing Land has all kinds of great articles on marketing tactics and news.
Want to learn more about SEO strategies for your business? Moz is the perfect place for you if you said “yes”.
9. Project Life Mastery
This blog is definitely on the rise and the founder, Stefan Pylarinos, teaches all about creating the perfect lifestyle while becoming an online entrepreneur. You should check out Project Life Mastery.
John Chow is a multimillionaire blogger who teaches you how to live the “Dot Com Lifestyle” on JohnChow.com. From reading his posts, you'll see how great that lifestyle really is and how to get it.
What can I say? Neil Patel and his business associates make some great blogs. Kissmetrics will help you better understand analytics, marketing and testing for your business.
12. Search Engine Land
Want to learn more about SEO and SEM? Search Engine Land will give you all the latest tactics and news about Google, Bing and Yahoo to help you grow your business.
13. Buffer Blog
Buffer is completely dedicated to helping you grow your business and save time through social media strategies. Since social media is taking over the world, I recommend you check them out.
Copyblogger is by far one of the best blogs to go to for a better understanding of content marketing.
15. Social Media Examiner
This is definitely one of the top 5 best social media marketing blogs I have ever come across. Social Media Examiner will always keep you updated on the latest social strategies.
16. Internet Marketing Ninjas
The Internet Marketing Ninjas blog will teach some of the best SEO, analytics, social, and more strategies to help you get more business.
17. Duct Tape Marketing
If you want to build a business brand that everybody loves, Duct Tape Marketing has the blog for you.
18. Pro Blogger
Pro Blogger is your go-to destination on the internet for anything that has to do with blog strategy. Darren Rowse did a great job with this site.
19. Blog Tyrant
Blogging and internet marketing are the name of the game at Blog Tyrant. Ramsay Taplan (the founder) is an expert in growing blogs and making money from them, so you might want to check out his blog.
20. Amy Porterfield's Blog
Amy Porterfield is basically known as the Queen of Facebook. At AmyPorterfield.com, I guarantee you will learn a lot about not only Facebook marketing, but all aspects of internet marketing and being a professional entrepreneur.
Unbounce defines itself as a landing page and conversion rate optimization blog. Here, you will learn how to do a better job of turning traffic into leads and leads into sales.
If you need to learn SEO and SEM, look no further than the Yoast blog. Joost de Valk started this site and is an expert in SEO marketing. In fact, you probably use his Yoast SEO plugin if you have a WordPress site.
23. Crazy Egg
Once again, we have another Neil Patel-founded business with a great blog on marketing. Neil simply understands that a high quality blog is a game changer for businesses, so Crazy Egg's Daily Egg blog will teach you a lot about testing and analytics.
24. Seth Godin's Blog
Seth Godin's blog is different from what you are probably used to. But, that is what makes it so great because it teaches you valuable business lessons in its own unique way.
25. Bryan Eisenberg's Blog
Bryan and Jeffrey Eisenberg's blog is great for learning more about startups and online marketing.
26. Joel Gascoigne
Joel is the co-founder and CEO of Buffer, so he knows a little about great blogs and building successful online businesses. His personal blog is where he shares tips on startups and talks about what he is learning in life.
27. Sparring Mind
Sparring Mind is a blog by Gregory Ciotti that is based on creative work, human behavior, productivity and habits. Gregory does a great job of helping people get to the next level in their lives and their businesses.
28. Boost Blog Traffic
Want to make your blog posts go viral? If so, you might want to start reading the posts on BoostBlogTraffic.com.
Annie Cushing is the founder of Annielytics which is all about SEO, analytics, Excel and Google Docs strategies. It is a little different from your typical analytics or SEO blog. There's not another one like it.
30. Convince And Convert
Convince And Convert was rated the #1 content marketing blog in the world by the Content Marketing Institute. Keep track of this blog to learn how to master content marketing.
31. The Sales Lion
The Sales Lion is a blog that will definitely help you with building a lasting brand and an unstoppable content marketing culture.
32. Both Sides Of The Table
Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur turned Venture Capitalist, started Both Sides Of The Table to share his valuable advice about startups with the world. If you start a business, check this blog out.
33. Penelope Trunk
Penelope Trunk started a blog at PenelopeTrunk.com that is full of advice about entrepreneurship, parenting, blogging and how it all fits together. She really knows her stuff, so I recommend you check it out.
34. Steve Blank
Steve Blank's blog will teach you all about startups. Steve has founded and worked with 8 startup companies. 4 of these companies actually went public, so he definitely knows what he is talking about.
35. Make A Living Writing
The Make A Living Writing Blog by Carol Tice is focused more on the freelance and blogging side of entrepreneurship. It's one of the best blogs around for learning how to take your writing skills and make them a business.
36. Four Hour Workweek Blog
If you know anything about entrepreneurship you have probably heard of Tim Ferris. He is the author of New York Times bestsellers The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Chef.
His Four Hour Workweek blog will teach all about entrepreneurship and living a lifestyle by design of your choosing.
37. David Wood's Blog
David Wood is an interesting man. He is the founder of a company called Empower Network that has become one of the biggest direct sales companies in the world.
His unique way of selling, blogging and leading the masses will allow you to learn a lot from him on his new blog.
38. Guy Kawaski's Blog
Guy Kawasaki was a Motorola business advisor for Google and chief evangelist of Apple. On his blog, he will teach you all about startups, evangelism, writing books and how to work to the top of a company.
39. Small Biz Survival
Want to learn about small town and rural businesses? The Small Biz Survival Blog is the place for you if you are.
40. Blog Maverick
Who doesn't want to learn from a billionaire? As a basketball fan who grew up in Dallas and is obsessed with entrepreneurship, Mark Cuban has had an influence on me for a long time.
I later found out that he actually takes time out of his busy schedule to give business advice and speak his mind on his own weblog, Blog Maverick. You have to check this out.
41. Jeff Cornwall's The Entrepreneurial Mind
The Entrepreneurial Mind is a blog by Dr. Jeff Cornwall, an entrepreneurship expert and Belmont University entrepreneurship instructor.
This blog is a great source of video interviews of different entrepreneurs and what they've learned through their experiences.
42. Ray Higdon's Blog
Ray Higdon is an interesting person. He is one of the top direct sales entrepreneurs I know of in the world and is the master of consistency.
If you want to learn about running a business from home or get help with direct sales, Ray Higdon's blog is the place for you.
43. Neil Patel's Consulting Blog
Here we go again with another blog started by Neil Patel. Neil Patel's consulting blog happens to be full of high quality content just like all his other blogs.
This blog will simply teach you how to grow your site and get more sales. If Neil Patel is has anything to do with a blog, you should definitely be reading it.
44. The Penny Hoarder Blog
The Penny Hoarder Blog by Kyle Taylor is a great resource for saving, managing, and making money. No other blog is quite like this one.
45. Monetate Blog
On the Monetate blog, you will learn all about marketing, optimization, testing, targeting, segmentation and more. If you want to optimize your business, start reading their articles.
Unmarketing was started by Scott Stratten who has become one of the top influencers in the world on Twitter and gotten over 60 million views for client videos. He is the master of engagement.
47. Heidi Cohen
At Heidi Cohen's blog, you can learn all about social media, branding, PR, content marketing and more. She really knows her stuff.
Econsultancy is full of articles teaching you the in's and out's of digital marketing. They even have a job board, events and more.
49. Get Elastic
Get Elastic is the #1 subscribed ecommerce blog online for a reason. If you have any kind of ecommerce business, this is definitely the blog to follow.
50. Chris Ducker
Chris Ducker's blog will help you become more productive and profitable in not only business, but life as well. I also love the clean, modern design of this blog. You definitely want to check this blog out.
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51. B2B Marketing Insider
B2B Marketing Insider is a blog that was started by Michael Brenner, an expert on global marketing and content strategy. You'll learn all about content marketing, lead generation, search marketing, digital media and social media strategies on this blog.
52. Business 2 Community
Business 2 Community is a blog that covers new trends and breaking news in digital marketing, content marketing, social selling, social media and more.
53. Social Triggers
Social Triggers is a blog by Derek Halpern that will teach you how to become a better marketer, persuader and salesmen.
54. Traffic Generation Cafe
Traffic Generation Cafe is a blog started by Ana Hoffman that will help you become an expert on free web traffic generation. If you want to increase, website or blog traffic, conversions and your bottom line, this is the place for you.
If you want a successful website or blog, you should know by now that SEO and link building is key to your success. Backlinko, founded by Brian Dean, is one of the top blogs on Earth for helping you with those two essential strategies.
56. Daily Blog Tips
If you want to build any kind of blog, which is essential to any business that's online these days, you need to check out Daily Blog Tips for some great strategies.
57. Become A Blogger
Become A Blogger is a blog dedicated to helping you learn how to start your own blog and change the world with it. They have endless training on blogging through articles, podcasts, courses and more.
58. Amy Lynn Andrews
AmyLynnAndrews.com is built to teach you how to get good at blogging and make money with a blog. Here, Amy will also teach you about online business strategies and time management.
59. The Startup Magazine
The Startup Magazine is a rising site about starting a business and running it successfully. I recommend you check it out if you are looking to be an entrepreneur or already are one.
The Grasshopper blog covers all things entrepreneurship related. To become a better entrepreneur and avoid many mistakes a lot of us made starting out, take a look at their blog.
61. Business Pundit
Business Pundit is a daily business magazine, or blog, that talks about business strategies, people, companies, economics, leadership, management and much more. Check it out.
62. Small Business Trends
Small Business Trends focuses on small business news, tips and advice. If you have a small business and are looking to get the most out of it, this site is a must-see.
EpicLaunch calls itself the leading blog for young entrepreneurs. Online business and entrepreneurship can be tough to get started in when you're pretty young, so EpicLaunch is doing something about it to make it easier.
64. WP Curve
WordPress is becoming apart of almost every business on the internet it seems. The only problem is blogging, coding, themes, plugins, and other aspects of WordPress can get complicated. WP Curve is here to help you with that.
65. Think Entrepreneurship
Think Entrepreneurship is a blog dedicated to helping entrepreneurs make the most of their business and their lifestyle. You'll learn business tips, lifestyle tips, get motivation, discover new resources to use and more here.
66. Dan Martell
Dan Martell is an award-winning Canadian entrepreneur and founder of Clarity. His blog will teach you all about how to make the most of entrepreneurship and become successful.
IttyBiz is a website that helps people who have not just a small business, but a VERY small business. If you want your little business to grow more, IttyBiz is the place for you.
68. The Art Of Ass-Kicking
Before you get on my case for using the word “ass” in my blog post, let me just say it isn't my fault that Jason Shen named his fantastic blog “The Art Of Ass-Kicking“. If you want to get a unique perspective on business, startups or marketing, this is the blog for you.
69. Tweak Your Biz
If you want to learn about some effective tweaks you can make to your business to get bigger results, Tweak Your Biz is a great site to check out.
The name says it all doesn't it? Blogtrepreneur is a blog that can help you overcome and avoid countless challenges that come with being an entrepreneur. I recommend it.
71. Thrilling Heroics
Thrilling Heroics is one of the best entrepreneurship and lifestyle design blogs online. It's also one of the best named. It's different from any other blog out there and I recommend you check it out.
If you're a young entrepreneur or professional, you may have different challenges than those who have years of experience, age and wisdom on their side.
But, that doesn't mean you have to figure everything out on your own. Under30CEO has the goal to help the next generation of entrepreneurs and professionals be as successful as possible.
73. On Startups
OnStartups is an online community and blog for the world's startup entrepreneurs. If you need help figuring out the right way to go about being a business owner, this is a great site to look at.
74. Mike Michalowicz's Blog
Mike Michalowicz is the author of famous books like The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur and The Pumpkin Plan. His blog talks about how to make the most money in your business and manage it efficiently.
Yaro Starak, a young Australian entrepreneur, started this Entrepreneurs-Journey.com to help people with ideas and strategies for building online businesses. You should definitely check it out.
YSN stand for “Your Success Now” and is focused on helping young entrepreneurs find their success. If you're a young business owner or are looking to be, this is a great blog for you.
77. Dane Carlson's Business Opportunities Weblog
Need opportunities or ideas for starting a business? Business-Opportunities.biz is a unique website dedicated to helping you find the perfect business for you.
Noobpreneur is an online magazine dedicated to helping small business owners with the latest news, ideas, tools and tips for becoming successful.
79. Growing Forward
Growing Forward is an interesting blog that ties sports, leadership and entrepreneurship all into one to teach valuable lessons on success. Check it out.
80. Copy Hackers
Copy Hackers has tons of posts about how to convert more customer for your business. If you want to learn about conversions and copywriting, this is the place for you.
ConversionXL is all about increasing your conversion rates for your business. This is one of the best conversion blog I've seen online.
82. The Content Strategist
The Content Strategist is a blog that breaks down all aspects of content marketing, branding and storytelling. If you love content marketing, you'll love The Content Strategist.
83. Content Marketing Institute
Content Marketing Institute is a site that will give you all the tips and tricks you need to improve your planning, execution, and ROI using content marketing.
84. Campaign Monitor
If you want to learn all about how to get the best results through email marketing, Campaign Monitor is the place for you.
85. Business Casual Copywriting
Business Casual Copywriting is all about content creation and marketing that can be for a more formal corporate business or a casual small business.
86. Email Institute
Email Institute teaches you all about the best practices of email marketing. Given how important email marketing is to your business' success these days, you might want to check this blog out.
If you want to see a blog that is kind of different from the rest that shows you the lessons learned on a journey for a new startup, check out Groove.
88. Brian Solis's Blog
Brian's Solis's blog is one of the more popular marketing/business blogs out there for a good reason. He has unique views and knows how to keep you interested on his thoughts about technology, culture and business.
89. Mack Web Solutions
The MackWeb blog is a personal blog by Mack Webin talking about marketing and building a massive community of people that love your business.
Marketo is one of the biggest marketing brands out there. They provide solutions to marketing automation and their blog teaches you a lot of great tips on marketing your business the right way.
On Okdork, the founder of the blog, Noah Kagan, teaches you how he started 2 multi-million dollar businesses and grew a massive email list of over 700,ooo subscribers.
92. Raven Tools
The Raven Tools blog is dedicated to helping agencies and marketers be more productive and get better results. You'll learn a lot of great tips about marketing here.
93. Simply Measured
Simply Measured is all about social media, analytics and engagement. If you want to build a massive following on social media of raving fans of your brand, check this blog out.
94. Ryan Gum's Startup Marketing
Ryan Gum's blog will teach you all about growing your startup with marketing to drive customer growth and acquisition through the roof.
95. Traffic Generation Cafe
At Traffic Generation Cafe, Ana Hoffman will teach you everything you need to know about getting major traffic on a small budget.
96. Top Rank Blog
Top Rank Blog is dedicated to giving you the latest news and best insight on online marketing.
97. Visual Website Optimizer
The Visual Website Optimizer blog is a great place to learn more about conversions, testing, and all other aspects of marketing your business.
98. Search Engine Journal
The Search Engine Journal is always updating you on the latest and greatest strategies for SEO, content marketing, social media, paid search, etc.
99. Search Engine Watch
Search Engine Watch is the go-to source for hundreds of thousands of people to find the the latest news and best strategies for SEO, PPC, social media, analytics, and other aspects of marketing.
100. Self Made Success
I have to give my blog a little credit here because if I don't believe my Self Made Success blog is as good as the other greatest marketing or entrepreneurship blogs, it wouldn't live up to my expectations for it.
Here at Self Made Success, I will always be giving you the highest quality content possible on how to be a better entrepreneur and how to master internet marketing.
Wow, I have to admit, going through and making this post really tired me out, but it is definitely worth it. I wanted to give you the greatest list of go-to sources for training on marketing and entrepreneurship, so that is exactly what I did.
These are my picks for the 100 greatest marketing and entrepreneurship blogs on the internet in no particular order. Does this help your efforts to become successful online? Which blogs do you like the best?
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