Are you interested in a legit method to get rich and make money blogging online?, Well you have stumbled upon the most extensive list of bloggers who are not only rich, but also provide exceptional guidance for people on how to make money blogging .
These people are experts in the field of money and they provide most of their incredible advice for free on their blog for anyone to read. Most of these experts have blogged for over 10 years and have won several awards and rightly so.
Due to the fact that this list is extensive, I have created a Table of contents for you, so that you could click on one of images below and you will be directed to that part of the list.
Since there are a lot of scammers providing BS advice all over the internet, we first had to weed out the phonies from the authentic and as a result I developed a guideline that successfully got rid of the fake marketers.
If you are a successful blogger and not in this list, that does not mean that you are a scam. If I were to mention every successful and legit entrepreneur or blogger, then I would have to make an encyclopedia.
Anyways, here are the guidelines I used to compile this list:
Whenever something is shared extensively, it is probably due to the fact that it is helpful and respected by the reader. If a site or a topic that the individual posted did not receive a fair amount of shares, then we can conclude that the advice is generic.
There is an exception and that is if the blogger is new or not yet established, then he/she was still considered in this list.
Reader engagement is very important in determining whether a blog is successful or not. If a reader takes the time to comment on the topic posted, that indicates that the content is worthy of the time and effort.
But more importantly, we also took into consideration whether the author regularly interacts with his readers by replying, which shows care for the readers and is a sign that the author is not a phony.
Again and again, it has been proved that larger content is more trustworthy especially in blogs that are related to practical self-development. If the blog is writing content under 1200 words , it is not considered in this list.
People don’t want to waste time around the internet trying to find several blogs for one particular answer. They want to find a thorough answer in one place which guides them thorough every step.
Even though these blogs post content every 5 hours, not every post is quality or worth reading. They are written by a large variety of authors who have no proof that they are providing practical advice that worked for them.
Most of their articles are copies of successful content on the web and are thus not unique and lastly…
These are small things such as posting “income reports, but are extremely important in order to build trust with readers. You can’t expect everyone to believe that you make 50,000$ per month without providing proof.
Another important factor is also social proof; if major figures in the authors niche are recommending or respecting that authors work, then you can be sure the guy/girl is legit.
There are many bloggers who provide practical and useful advice on starting a blog and making money from it. It requires effort and dedication by your part to write quality content and promote that content successfully, but it can become extremely profitable if done right and these guys are here to help you out every step of the step way.
Quicksprout is run by Neil Patel, an extremely successful online entrepreneur. I have followed Neil for the longest time and he provides quality and practical content on nearly every topic about blogging that he decides to write about. He writes frequently which is engaging.
For me and for many other people, he is the ultimate guy to go to learn new skills related to blogging.
Shares: Mostly over 2K
Social Proof: His “About Us” Page is enough to scare me. He is a co founder of two very useful plugins that are highly successful. He is in Forbes Top 10 Online Marketers list and is recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30. He also runs Neilpatel.com which is highly successful.
Copyblogger is run by Brian Clark. It has been in the content marketing niche since 1998 before the term came around. The vast amount of articles in this blog is truly amazing and deserves respect. It has over 300,000 subscribers and the users are extremely engaged.
Due to the fact that it has been in this business for a very long time, you are bound to find an answer whatever dilemma with blogging you have.
Shares: Mostly Over 3K.
Problogger is run by Darren Rowse, who has several other blogs that are more successful than Problogger. Most people associate Darren Rowse with the epitome of blogging and that is rightly so as he and his team provide excellent advice on blogging week in and week out.
His other successful site is Digital Photography School, which is about Cameras and Photography.
Shares: Mostly Over 3k
SumoMe is run by the SumoMe team, who has several noticeable that I especially admire. Sarah Peterson is one of them; she runs content marketing at SumoMe and has her own blog called Unsettle. They also the creators of the SumoMe list building plugin if you have been using them.
What makes them unique is that they offer this guides that are each over 5000 words. You literally don’t have to go to any other blog to learn traffic generation and list building, They call them Sumo Sized Guide and they offer tremendous value.
Shares: Mostly Over 2k
Backlinko is run by Brian Dean, who is an expert in gathering traffic by using Backlinks from other sites. He has successfully helped many readers of his develop their search traffic through extremely practical and useful advice. He is extremely knowledgeable in SEO and unique methods that can’t be found elsewhere.
He provides constant real life examples so that his readers understand the concept he is preaching. Even the Giants respect this guy due to his back-linking skills. Neil Patel has actually said that Brian Dean is the go to guy for back linking. He is also very skilled in Keyword Research, which is extremely important if you want to rank higher in Google. He has a guide on Keyword Research that will blow your mind.
Shares: Sometimes over 7K, which is amazing
Rating: 10/10, because there is nobody in the business as good as him in back linking.
Moz was first created by Rand Fishkin in 2004 and it has grown to be one of the most trusted websites on content and internet marketing. Their writing and content is not for the beginner type and is usually targeted to people who already know the basics. The content is extremely detailed and to the point making it very practical.
Not only do they have an excellent blog, but they also have tools that are used by the majority of bloggers such as Opensiteexplorer. They are well respected by blogging world and there is no one who can compete with them in terms of innovative advanced blogging skills.
Shares: Sometimes over 10K, DAMN!!
Rating: 10/10, Because of the fact that they not only offer long form practical content, but also free Research Tools that are very useful.
Smartblogger was created in 2012 and is run by Jon Morrow, who is an expert in boosting traffic to one’s own website. He actually got 13,000 email subscribers before the blog even started it. That says a lot about his skills. The blog was originally called boostblogtraffic.
His Content is thoroughly detailed and extremely practical. Even though the majority of his blog is about boosting blog traffic, he is also well educated and experienced in Making money from blogging.
Shares: Over 500
Blog Hubspot was created by several MIT graduates back in 2004 and it has become a very well known and respected site in the blogging sphere. Although it might seem like a massive mega product site, the blog is actually very informative and helpful.
I have read many guides on improving writing skills, but the best I have read yet was written by Blog Hubspot. Even though I ranked it in the category of best writing, it actually provides a variety of topics that you can learn basic and advanced skills from.
Shares: Very Massive Shares (Over 20K)
Rating: 9.9/10 Just because some of the content is a bit short.
Smart Passive Income is run by Pat Flynn, the official guru of making passive income from affiliates and advertisers. After getting an architecture degree and working in the field for some years, he was laid off due to the financial crisis of 2008.
After that he dedicated himself to making money online and he has recorded his growth and plan on his blog for everyone to see for free. What I like about Pat is that he uses podcasts and videos a lot, so you don’t have to kill yourself reading 8000 words a day. As you can see on the picture above, at the right top corner that is not his yearly income, rather that is his monthly income.
Shares: Over 3K
Ratings: 9.8/10, Because not everyone likes to watch videos and listen to podcasts, although I personally love them.
Sparringmind was created by Gregory Ciotti, who is also on the marketing team of Help Scout, which is a customer service company. Don’t be fooled by his websites simple and bleak design, this guy is a genius. In fact, he is so good at Guest Posting that Lifehacker syndicates his content by default.
He has acquired 36,733 Email Subscribers just by Guest posting and some page optimization. He also has very informative guides on developing your own writing style and other writing tips that you need to read to be unique. Check out his other blog called Sparringmind too.
Shares: I couldn’t find out, but don’t worry he has a very high social proof and is mentioned by Lifehacker, Moz, Bufferapp and more.
Ahh, nothing better than self-promotion right. 🙂 Dynamiteblogging is run by me, Yohan Michael and is a blog about self development in areas relating to Money, Fitness, Social Life and Fashion. I started the blog because I wanted to share my development from a socially anxious individual to a confident and free man.
I might not know Google’s 200 SEO Ranking Factors, but I do know how to set up your blog as cheaply and as easily as possible. Many of the blogging masters concentrate on advanced or semi-advanced topics as a result some people who are completely clueless on the basics or the foundations are left behind and that is where my site concentrates on.
So, if you have been searching around the internet wondering on how to set up your blog for under 4$ per month in under 20 minutes, well this is your lucky day. Subscribe to EdgyAttraction and you will receive my 2 free E-Books as well as updates from my site when I post new content that you don’t want to miss.
Rating: 11/10 🙂 🙂
Kissmetrics was founded in 2008 under the impression that marketing and optimization strategies were lacking in the online world. Since then, they have took off and are one of the most valued blogs relating to marketing and optimization strategies.
Not only is the blog very insightful, they also offer products which offer powerful optmization solutions so that you blog is running at its highest capacity. They are so valued that nearly everyone in the blogging sphere wants to write a guest post on their website, which tells a lot about their social proof.
Shares: Over 10K Sometimes
Rating: 9.9/10, Only because the design of their blog page is a little off.
BlogTyrant was created by Ramsey, a 27 Year Old Australian who first sold a fitness blog for 20,000$ in 8 months. After that, he decided that college and the 9-5 Job wasn’t for him and that was when he started Blogtyrant, first anonymously but later with his usual couch loving self.
If there is one person that I believe will get to the top of the blogosphere, then this is the guy. The design of his blog is brutally beautiful, at least for me. I was actually going to replicate his design but I decided to find my own path.
Shares: Over 700
Comments: 10/10, he has very engaging customers, probably because he replies nearly to every single comment.
Rating: 9.8/10, Only because he doesn’t blog that frequently.
ViperChill was created by Glen Allsop, who traveled to South Africa at the age of 17 to work for a company. While in South Africa, he got tired of working under an employer and decided to start optimize his blog so that he could rank higher in Google and as a result monetize his income. After a while, he was basically making a full time income from his blog.
What I like most about Viperchill is the fact that it is extremely detailed, sometimes he writes these massive posts that blow your mind and you wonder why how someone can give such a useful guide for free. Most of his articles are on the advanced side, so if you are a complete beginner, you might get a little confused.
Shares: Over 2K
Comments: 10/10, he has posts that over 400 comments!!!
Rating: 9.8/10, Only Because the design is on the dull side.
If you are an intermediate or advanced blogger, you probably know the importance of Landing pages, which capture E-mails and with Unbounce, you will have everything you need to succeed. They even have a list of 101 Landing Page Optimization Tips.
If you are completely clueless on what landing pages do, be sure to give the Unbounce Blog a read.
Shares: Over 5K
With over 480,000 Email Subscribers, it is hard to over look Social Media Examiner. Even though it posts topics ranging from marketing to SEO, what I and many other people love about them are their Productivity Guides.
I have read nearly every single article they posted related to Productivity and I can say with my full conviction that they have made me more efficient. They also have podcasts and videos which help people learn a lot faster.
Shares: Over 15K
WPBeginner was created by Syed Balkhi in 2006 and it has since grown to be the leading site for everyone who wants to learn how to use WordPress. Their guides are informative and are frequently supplemented by Tutorial Videos.
If you just started your own blog in WordPress, then this is the go to guide to start learning how to use WordPress. When I first created my first blog, I watched and read most of their articles and videos like it was my life.
Shares Over 10K Consistently
If you plan to be successful in the crowded world of blogging, then the above 16 blogs are all that you need.
Remember that blogging is not an easy way to make money or get rich. It requires effort to provide quality content and promote it like hell.
Do you think you have the determination to set up your own blog and make millions off of it?
If you believe you have the dedication, then here is the step by step guide you can take to start your own blog and make millions off of it.
The next category on this list are bloggers who provide advice on quitting boring day to day jobs and living freely.
Are you stuck at a 9 to 5 Job wondering whether your life would ever be less boring and more satisfying? Do you need motivation to start making a passive income?
I Will Teach You To Be Rich was created by Ramit Sethi, a best selling author. His blog contains nearly every topic related to making money. Throught his extensive and mind boggling content, he writes topics ranging from automating your finances to making extra money to quitting your boring job finding your Dream Job to starting an online business and finally to mastering your inner self.
What many readers love about him is the fact that he doesn’t give easy “get rich” schemes. He values authenticity and as a result all of his methods of making money require effort and dedication by the reader. He also provides self development articles such as increasing confidence or defeating anxiety, which are just as important.
Shares: Over 10K Consistently
There is really not a negative aspect about this guy. His content is quality; his design is exceptional; he provides most of his advice for free and he is respected by nearly everyone
Socialtriggers was created by Derek Halpern, who is an expert marketer and entrepreneur. He is mostly focused on online business and marketing even though he does sometimes discuss other topics related to non-online business such as negotiating salaries.
In short, Social triggers will help you move up in the hierarchy of life.
Shares: Over 3k
Comments: 10/10, sometimes over 500!!
Addicted2Success was found by Joel Brown in 2011 and has grown to be a very successful guide to topics related to Self-Development. His blog covers everything from Confidence and Self-esteem to entrepreneurship and happiness.
Shares: Mostly over 300
Rating: 9/10 Due to the fact that some of his articles are a little too short, but other than that, solid website.
Entrepreneurs Journey was created by Yaro Starak and it mainly, as the title suggests, focuses on entrepreneurship. His seconday topics include Internet Marketing, Selling Digital Products, Blogging, Startups and Personal Development.
Yaro has created and sold various products in several different internet businesses. He has also appeared on TV several times. The most unique feature of his blog is the fact that he has posted a lot of Success Stories Interviews. Most of the people who implemented Yaro’s advice are now making hundreds of thousands of dollars and some are making over a million.
Shares: Mostly over 200
Bold and Determined was created by Victor Pride in 2010. It is a men’s self development blog about success, fulfillment and victory and all the other things that make a man great. What I appreciate Victor for is his realness. He doesn’t say just stuff that will make you happy; he tells the truth and if the truth hurts you, I don’t recommend his blog to you.
He writes extensive posts on motivation, making money online, getting rich, developing an aesthetic body… I have followed his blog for over two years and his writing and advice is very personal and non-cliche. His advice is also closely related to Bodybuilding and Physical improvement, which I also vouch for.
Shares : Mostly Over 200
Comments: 10/10. He has a very engaged community
Planet of Success was created by Steve Muller. The blog covers a variety of topics ranging from Happiness to Motivation and to Success, but the differentiating quality of Planet of Success is that most of his articles are for developing a strong internal mindset.
So if you combine the practicality of the above masters with Planet of Success’s mindset advice, you are bound to find the perfect combination to self development.
Shares: Over 500
Menprovement is a men’s self improvement guide first created by Sean Russel. They pride themselves in giving dead serious advice for men who are trying to improve their lives fro the better. Menprovement is for men who are trying to get rid of their average life.
I love Menprovement because it has a page, where they compile a list of men’s self improvement blogs, so if you get tired of their writing or can’t find an answer, you don’t have to go back to Google and search for the answer; you can go their author’s page and find other websites.
Shares: Over 200
Dynamiteblogging was created by Me, Yohan Michael. It is a self-improvement blog that talks about social skills, money management, confidence, fitness, fashion and more. It was created by me to show my path from a socially anxious individual to a confident guy.
Dynamiteblogging’s articles are all over 2000 words, meaning that you won’t be disappointed because every article is a practical step by step guide. To show you some of the quality of my writing, check out my guide to annihilating social anxiety, which is over 6500 words.
We have come to the end of this extensive article that I have enjoyed righting. Don’t forget in order to succeed in making money online passively read the giants listed above.
But motivation is not the only trait you need to succeed in making money, make sure you are implementing their advice rather than just reading it.
I don’t care if you read every single article and book they ever wrote, if you aren’t taking action, it is just a waste of your time.
You don’t need to read every motivational article, rather, just read some and take action and after a while, if you seem to lose faith, come back and read some of their articles.
Yohan Michael is the owner and writer of Edgy-Attraction, a blog dedicated to Money Management, Social Life, Social Skills, Fashion, Fitness, College and more. Four years ago, Yohan was an insecure teenager who had Zero social skills and zero fashion sense. He was also godly broke. Now, he is the complete opposite: confident, happy and well-off. He is now providing the tips and actions he took to transform his life here on Edgy Attraction
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