These 7 Bloggers Will Teach You How to Grow Your Blog Into a Successful Business


Want to turn your blog into a successful business? Then follow the bloggers listed below!

Most people blog as a past time, it’s something to do when you’re bored, a casual hobby of sorts; and that’s why most people don’t make money from their blogs. Combine that with self-doubts and lack of drive and you have the perfect recipe for failure.

But I’m here to tell you that it’s not all hopeless.

There’s no reason you can’t turn your blog into a business – a successful business.

The truth is that you can turn almost any blog into a profitable business if you treat it like a business and take it seriously!

This would be the part where I recommend my coaching or re-direct you to an affiliate offer… but I’m not going to do that. Instead, I’m going to share some of my favorite bloggers and you can scavenge their website’s for the information that you need to drastically improve your own website.

Instead, I’m going to share some of my favorite bloggers and you can scavenge their website’s for the information that you need to drastically improve your own website.

During my time researching online business advice, I discovered quite a few websites that provide absolutely gold advice, free advice, that you can use to drastically improve your website.

If you follow these bloggers and read all the articles on their websites you’ll have a perfect foundation of knowledge that will give you a head start on your competition.

The only thing remaining is for you to take action and act on that knowledge; and that’s your decision, not mine. 

Note: I gain nothing from recommending these bloggers and the list is not ordered in order of importance but rather the order at which they popped into my head. 

So, let’s get started with the list…

1. Blogging From Paradise


I found this blog awhile ago and I have been watching Ryan’s progress and his productivity is always remarkable.

The reason I like this blog is because the articles are always in-depth and each article is as long as short book. Speaking of books, Ryan has over 120 books on Amazon!

I also like the regular travel stories and pictures. The website is proof that Ryan knows what he is talking about because he lives the life and his articles and free advice teach you how you can do the same. It’s refreshing to come across someone who has a genuine unique voice and walks the walk.

Ryan’s blog taught me the importance of publishing monster articles and networking with other bloggers.

So, thanks Ryan!

2. Bold and Determined


Bold and Determined by Victor Pride is the go-to website for men. It’s a massive website that covers a wide range of topics such as relationships, body-building, business, motivation, and much more.

I have been following the blog for a few years and though some people might say his writing is too cocky and a little arrogant, I don’t mind. I like to follow blogs where the author writes with a unique and genuine voice.

There are many reasons why I like this blog but the most important is that Victor says it as it is and doesn’t care who gets offended.

He gets straight to the point and each sentence in his articles has a purpose, his writing is direct and powerful, it motivates you to take action, whether that action is lifting weights or creating a successful business.

Once more, Victor doesn’t write about what he doesn’t know, all the articles are backed by real-life evidence and proof.

In short, it’s an awesome website that men can use to improve various aspects of their life. It’s geared more towards men but women can benefit from it as well.

So, check it out.

3. Income Diary


Income Diary is the go-to website for online business advice. It’s the largest website in the niche and also the most popular.

And it’s the most popular for a reason: the articles are well-written and each article aims to solve a specific problem that people who work online are likely to encounter. It makes the path to online success a lot easier, I have found myself unintentionally landing on articles on Income Diary solely because they rank the highest in search engine results.

The website is also a case study about online business. I also noticed their business model is slightly different from most; all their income comes from their courses which are sold via their email list. There’s no pop-ups or other annoying advertisements.

So, check it out.

4. Successful Blogging


This website focuses on blogger’s issues and how to get the best results for your website whether that’s more traffic, conversions, or social shares.

What I like most about this website is that it’s easy to read, the theme is optimized for an ideal reading experience. 

Another thing that I like about this website is that Sue tends to interact with her followers and almost always replies to comments left on her articles. She’ll even take the time to leave comments on other websites, something that most bloggers (especially popular bloggers) don’t do.

This gives the website a human touch, and, like Ryan, she also networks with many different bloggers.

5. Matthew Woodward


Matthew’s blog is awesome for several reasons.

For starters, it’s very transparent and you can check out his income reports and follow his progress from day one, it’s all on file.

Secondly, I like it because it focuses on affiliate marketing and how to make the most from your affiliate offers.

The articles are also really easy to read and there are a lot of case studies and tutorials that you can follow to boost your business performance. It’s a website that has been around for awhile but it has not lost it’s touch, it still delivers top-notch and helpful articles.

So, if you have an interest in affiliate marketing; this website would be the best place to start. You’ll learn almost all that there is to know about affiliate marketing and how to create a online business.

One of my favorite tips from this website is that places emphasis on creating a business to provide value and solve a problem instead of chasing the cash; an important tip that many bloggers don’t know (and it can save you a lot of heart-ache too).

6. Boot Blog Traffic


At a glance, Boost Blog Traffic might seem like another website that caters to the needs of online marketers but when you dig a little deeper you’ll realize it’s much more than that.

I found this website a few times and thought the articles were really helpful but it wasn’t until recently that I discovered the website was created by someone who lost almost all muscle function and can only communicate with his voice.

His name is John Morrow, and he has a type of muscular dystrophy since he was little, a condition that most people die from within a few years, and he’s confined to his wheelchair.

Of course, that didn’t stop him from creating being a highly successful businessman, offline and online.

He studied writing and learned all the formulas to create successful articles, articles that are shared by millions of people. 

His story is not just inspiring but his website is also full of extremely useful articles and most guest posts as well.

So, I highly recommend checking it out.

7. Quick Sprout


Quick Sprout is another go-to website for online business advice. I noticed that most people who need article writers will use the articles on Quick Sprout as an example of what they want and need.

That’s not a coincidence. 

Quick Sprout publishes arguably the best articles on online business advice, not to mention all the case studies and free video tutorials.

It’s all there for you to consume for free.

I particularly like the quality of the articles and how they’re all in-depth, lengthy, and well-formatted.

It’s a tip that I have been trying to incorporate in my articles and so far the results have been quite positive.


I know you probably won’t follow all of these bloggers because you probably want to keep your email inbox relatively clean.

But if you follow a few of them or even two of them; you’ll be able to stay up-to-date on the latest business tips and tricks.

You can then take that advice and apply it to your business and watch as your business grows!

There are still a few tips that you can take away from this article, the most important being that in order to create a successful website you need to focus on value and write with a unique voice and perspective. 

Travel pictures are always a plus!

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22 thoughts on “These 7 Bloggers Will Teach You How to Grow Your Blog Into a Successful Business

  1. Hey Timothy,

    Wow you picked 7 superb blogs my friend and for sure anyone wanting some guidance with their blogs should definitely follow your advice here.

    I am particularly impressed with Ryan Biddulph and Jon Morrow – both these guys provide so much priceless information that makes every visit to their blog an exciting adventure.

    I have actually purchased many of Ryan’s Amazon books and right now doing a brilliant “Guest Posting” training program with Jon Morrow.

    Thanks for the share my man

    Best wishes from a remote Thai village blogger

    Peter Beckenham recently posted…Is Your List Building Destroying Your Business?My Profile

  2. Wow… normally when I see posts like this, I’m already reading at least half of the bloggers mentioned. The only one I was familiar with was QuickSprout! I’m definitely going to be binge reading. Thank you SO much for sharing these!

  3. Hi Timothy,

    You certainly picked some great blogs. Ryan (and his books) I’m no stranger to – I don’t know how he does it all. Must be the fresh air!

    I also know John Morrow’s blog, but didn’t know about his muscular dystrophy. What an accomplishment. Makes some of my whines look very feeble.

    Thanks for the other interesting links too,

    Joy Healey recently posted…Affiliate Marketing vs Own Product, The Wrong Choice Can Cost You DearlyMy Profile

  4. Hi Timothy,

    You’ve listed some good ones here. I’m not familiar with numbers 2 and 3, but know all the rest.

    These kind of posts are always helpful to people, especially newbies.

    The only cautionary point I would like to make is that people can follow these gurus and end up getting themselves so confused and diffused in their focus, that they don’t make any money. I know, because I have been in that position myself.

    There is no one way to produce a given result (e.g., guest posting is a mandatory strategy for bloggers – it is not). Each person needs to find the right pathway that works for them.

    Keep up the good work.

    Kim Willis recently posted…If I Had My Time Over Again As a BloggerMy Profile

    1. I agree. I know information overload is real because I have experienced it as well. When I was checking out this websites I noticed that each one is very different, each person has their individual style. The idea is to find what works for you. Thanks for the comment!

  5. Hello
    Nice helpful post. A great way to learn how to blog is to look at the best.
    I have four to add if you would approve.
    I will just post the one link from blogger Glenn. His post lets you know a bit about them and each has a different unique style. I think your followers will like.
    Thanks again

    Here’s the link. Well, for some reason it’s not letting me post. That’s alright.
    Peter is named one of the up and coming great valuable blogger. The person right under me here in this comment section. He might could get the link to work. Every one needs to be able to see how good some of these blogs are.
    David Rhodes recently posted…Video Marketing Tips And Tricks For Your Growing BusinessMy Profile

  6. Hey Timothy,

    I had to chuckle just a bit because in the beginning you were talking about people who blogger for pleasure yet were frustrated because they weren’t making any money. Unless you’re blogging for that reason then of course you won’t. 😉

    I’m not familiar with the 2nd and 3rd blogs either but I definitely know the rest. They all have something very unique to share.

    I do agree that people can get into information overload and there isn’t a one size fits all I’m afraid. That’s why I enjoy helping people so much because I can usually tell from the first time I visit their blogs what their issues are. You’re no going to have success period unless you have certain things in place. I’m sure you’re very well aware of that too.

    That’s why I love blogging and commenting because you can ask questions and then take it to email if you need to. But do get straight and then follow someone that you feel you can trust and conquer the world. Love that.

    Great share Timothy, thanks and be sure to enjoy your week.

    Adrienne recently posted…3 Reasons Blog Commenting Is Still Important TodayMy Profile

    1. Hi Adrienne! I feel kind of lucky that you checked out my website and left a comment! I also love leaving comments on other blogs and networking with people. I didn’t do it when I first started working online because I thought it wasn’t necessary (and those websites didn’t get anywhere). Thanks for taking the time leave a comment and I’m looking forward to reading your new articles!

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