I hope 2019 was as productive, fulfilling and as successful as you planned it to be. And, I'm sure you can't wait to get started with your new blogging or online business goals for 2020
Whether you're starting out for the first time, or wanting to take your already established online business to a whole top-notch this year, you can't do it alone. So, here's what I've done.
Below I've compiled 10 of the very best business blogs I personally think you should follow and read next year!
In the 16 years that I've been doing business online, I've come across hundreds of business and marketing blogs. And from all of those blogs, these are the 10 that I've personally found to provide the most valuable, and actionable content.
OK, let's check them out, they're listed in no particular order.
Jim Connolly is the founder and writer at Jim's Marketing Blog. Jim specializes in helping small business owners grow their business, generate more sales and boost their profits.
I've admired Jim's writing style for some time. He publishes bite-sized pieces of content regularly. His posts are filled with thought-provoking value and I recommend checking his blog out.
You can read Jim's Marketing Blog here.
Chris Brogan is the founder and writer at ChrisBrogan.com. He is the CEO of Owner Media Group, a sought-after public speaker and New York Times best selling author of 10 books.
Chris loves to show business owners how to use media and community to earn more customers and much more.
You can read Chris Brogan's blog here.
When it comes to creating compelling online content (copy) for your website or for your marketing. And, content that delivers irresistible value, gets your business noticed, drives traffic and increases sales, no one does it better than the folks over at CopyBlogger.
As well as a regularly updated blog, CopyBlogger hosts a podcast and offers valuable training opportunities in content marketing.
You can read the CopyBlogger blog here.
If you're just starting out in your business, you're going to love everything about the Smart Passive Income Blog.
Pat Flynn is the founder and writer of the SPI blog. He is a highly respected entrepreneur who sees himself as the "crash test dummy of online business".
Pat has been able to find an incredible amount of success with his online businesses and he shares his journey via his blog, podcast, and YouTube channel.
You can read Pat's blog here.
If you're looking for simple, affordable, comprehensible and applicable marketing advice and strategies to grow your business in 2020, another blog to consider reading is the Duct Tape Marketing Blog.
Head over there now to start reading.
If you want to earn more customers and profit from your online business this year, what you need to do is bolt down on your understanding of conversion optimization and marketing.
It is in my opinion, that no one can teach you better about conversions than Shane Melaugh and his team over at Thrive Themes.
Not only does Thrive Themes provide an incredible amount of value through their blog, but they also specialize in a range of conversion optimization tools and plugins for WordPress.
Michael Hyatt is a successful American entrepreneur, New York Times best selling author of 7 books, the founder and writer at MichaelHyatt.com.
Michael is passionate about helping you become more successful both in business and in life. His blog content focuses on personal development, productivity, leadership and more.
You can read his blog here.
Gary Vaynerchuk took his family wine business and grew it from a $3 million company to a whopping $60 million company in five years! He is the founder of VaynerMedia and now hosts the popular #AskGaryVee Show, where he loves to answer questions about social media, online business, entrepreneurship, startups and more. As if you didn't know any of that.
A lot of his advice and talks are presented in raw format, meaning there's not a great deal of sugarcoating or bullsh*it given, unlike a lot of other gurus you see online these days.
Gary is clearly successful and for the most part, you hear his advice and his opinions, and it's up to you to act on it.
You can read Gary's blog here.
Chris loves to share advice and strategies on building and running a profitable business in the 21st century.
You can follow and read Chris's blog here.
When it comes to your personal brand business, creating an epic visual brand identity will separate you from the competition. Who to teach you better about branding for your business than Dre Beltrami!
Dre is the 'straight-shooting', sassy and incredibly talented entrepreneur, writer and teacher at TheBrandedSolopreneur.com.
You can read her blog here.
So there you have it, 10 incredibly amazing, actionable content, power-packed blogs to follow in 2020 and indeed beyond.
Reading all of these blogs has helped me so much in my quest for online growth and success for my businesses, and I'm so grateful for it. I'm positive that following and reading these blogs yourself will help YOU build, run, and grow your online business successfully too.
So, let me know what's on your mind right now.
If you're completely "brand new" to the world of online business or blogging, or perhaps you've never heard of any of the folks or the blogs mentioned above, please do check them out. I highly recommend that you do, again.
If you're following an influential person, entrepreneur, blogger, or business blog that I may not yet know about, please feel free to share the link in the comment section below, but please don't spam this post whatever you do 🙂
If the comment section is closed, feel free to submit me the link to your favorite business blog here.
Enjoy these blogs above and the best of luck for 2020.