How many of these incredible people do you know? I’m going to share the top bloggers that really changed my life for the better.
And by the end of the article, you will discover their personal experiences and their strategies to become successful in this endeavor.
Ready? Let’s dive in!
1. John and Suzi Whitford
John and Suzi Whitford is an amazing couple when it comes to online business. They are formerly corporate employees but are now a stay-at-home husband and wife and parents to three kids. They manage their respective blogs, Youtube channels and digital products including online courses.
Though Suzi was the one who initially dropped from corporate work, John followed a couple of years ago to help his wife to grow her online business as well as his own. Suzi is a wonderful instructor who knows how to simplify steps for her students and a generous teacher who shares blogging tips and tricks. John, on the other hand, explores new tools that will aid his students in building their own online business.
2. Michael Hyatt
Michael Hyatt used to be the CEO of a well-known publishing company before he became an online personality and author. It was at the stage that he’s already built quite a following on his blog, Youtube channel and podcast that I discovered him. I got hooked with his no-nonsense advice.
Being a top executive of a company, Michael’s forte was on leadership, goal-setting and productivity. I love reading his blog posts, videos and podcast sessions on these topics and other related ones. Since the first the I got a hold of his platforms, he and his company has now included paper planners in line of products aside from his numerous books, online courses and coaching services.
You can learn more about him at michaelhyatt.com.
3. Darren Rowse
Darren was one of the few bloggers/podcasters that I’ve encountered when I first started getting interested in blogging and his site ProBlogger is amazing for someone who wants to get into this online opportunity. He has been blogging since 2002 so he has ton of resources and experiences on this subject matter. Needless to say that he knows what he’s talking about.
He has free guides and challenges to help you on your path to becoming a blogger. His podcast also features personalities that might be familiar to you and that you can learn from. Nowadays though, the ProBlogger site has also become somewhat of a resource for those who are looking for online jobs and do not necessarily want to become a blogger, at least not right away. Aside from that, Darren manages another site also for digital photography enthusiasts.
4. Pat Flynn
Pat Flynn is another blogger/podcaster that I’ve come across early on in my quest for credible online business personalities. He founded Smart Passive Income, his blog on online entrepreneurship, which provides free and paid resources for newbies such as myself. He also has a YouTube channel that is dedicated on this topic. His expertise has also landed him opportunities as a business consultant for other companies that provide online services.
Pat’s forte though is podcasting and not even the pandemic has prevented him from continuously holding his sessions. He has also written a few books on online business. Aside from books, he has branched out to another physical product (i.e., SwitchPod) together with his business partners.
5. James Clear
I think I encountered James when he spoke for a Craft and Commerce Conference of ConvertKit a few years back. Aside from Michael Hyatt, I love the ideas that James share on personal productivity through systems, processes and, most notably, habits.
James has a way of making his recommendations relatable for those of us that are struggling with procrastination. I was able to get a copy of his bestselling book, Atomic Habits. Some of his most notable ideas in his articles and his book include aiming to get even just 1% better every day, focusing on systems instead of goals, taking actions on the type of person that you wish to become and that habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.
You can learn more about him at jamesclear.com.
As you can see from these great influencers, online opportunities abound for all of us. If you prefer writing like me, then we can start with creating and building a blog or even writing a short story. If you prefer talking, then you can try out podcasting or even just starting out with short IG or FB stories if you have enough confidence to do it on camera.
If you prefer to be behind the scenes, then you can always look for remote jobs for companies that allow them. There are numerous sites that cater to them such as Fiverr, Flex Jobs, UpWork or even local ones in your area or country. We just have to find our zone of genius so that we can focus on it.
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