Being an entrepreneur I understand the value of staying up to date and continuously learning new skills. It is very important to stay up-to-date with the latest trends that this crazy world keeps throwing at us.
I try not to watch to much tv, opting to instead follow a couple tv shows and the occassional movie playing in the background as I fall asleep. I also stay away from daily news as it is usually quite depressing anyways. Instead I focus on reading high-quality content that delivers entertainment and value. I rely entirely on these blogs to increase my knowledge and progress myself. Bloggers have the unique ability to tell you how it really is and express their honest opinions on a topic.
In the world of entrepreneur blogs, there is enough to keep you reading for an entire lifetime. So how do you weed through the crap and get down to the valuable stuff? You keep reading this post….
This is the reason for this entire post. I want to help you jump into a community of like-minded entrepreneur bloggers, micro-business owners and over-all awesome people. The people in this list are important to me because they embody similar ideals, have inspired me and for some, helped me make money.
Note: These blogs are not listed in any particular order.
1. Tim Ferriss’ ‘Experiments in Lifestyle Design’
Almost everyone knows Tim Ferriss in some way. His 4 Hour Work Week book changed my perception of this world and opened my eyes through entrepreneurship. He practically shaped a part of my mind and who I am today. His blog features many experiments from business to smart drugs.
2. Pat Flynn’s ‘Smart Passive Income”
Patt has achieved something incredible over the course of a couple of years. After being fired from his architecture job, he was forced to do things on his own. Instead of being depressed or accepting failure, he rose up and created an empire. Sense being fired he has created a monthly income that rivals above average yearly salaries. This is a must read internet business blog, podcast and one of the best entrepreneur blogs out there.
Chris not only has what should be an award winning blog but also a podcast. His content is something of an addicting taste and keeps you excited for his next work. His attitude is something I envy. Always passionate and positive. Chris is someone you should not only learn from on a business standpoint (as he is quite successful!) but also on a personal level. I just purchased his book, Virtual Freedom which has, within a few days, sky rocketed up the best sellers list on Amazon and has amazing reviews!
4. Chris Guillebeau’s ‘The Art of Non-Conformity’
The $100 Startup helped hundreds of thousands of people think differently about starting a business. He practically destroyed the traditional beliefs and risks of starting your own thing. He has traveled to every country in the world (achieving his life goal) and built a cult like community of crazy thinkers out to change this world for the better.
Must Read: The Great “Dining Dash” Adventure of 2014
5. Noah Kagan’s ‘Ok Dork’
Noah created the massive business App Sumo with a simple idea. He focuses and teaches validating your ideas without spending money and without wasting your most valuable resource, time. I have personally gone through his recent course Monthly1K and can attest to his comical yet effective methods of starting a company.
Must Read: What Waffles Can Teach Us About Business
6. The Tropical MBA
Dan and Ian are true pioneers in every definition of the word. Although not exactly a blog and more of a podcast, this duo deliveers every single time. From talks on outsourcing product development to China to being a digital nomad and traveling the world while being a CEO.
Must Read: Thoughts on Living and Working in Asia
This blog is truly amazing. Through the week they post the coolest new startups and resources for you to use through your journey. The best part, Friday! Every Friday they do a post titled “Friday Quick links”. I literally look forward to this post every single week. Although their site is more on sharing other startups and the cool things people are doing and not teaching entrepreneurs are anything like that, their site is something you should never go without!
Must Read: Friday Quick Links
Put All Of These Blogs In One Place
For the longest time I was going site to site, not really knowing when they would update their blog. Luckily I found Feedly and it saved me so much time. If your on the homepage of any blog put “/feed” at the end of the url and you are taken to a weird code looking structure. Take this new url and put it into Feedly’s search bar and click the follow button. Now, every blog you are interested in reading is within the dashboard and upated as soon as a new post goes live. Every morning I check Feedly, either through the site or the mobile app and catch up on what I am interested in. No more going to a site in hopes of an update.
Share your best entrepreneur blogs in the comment section below, and feel free to include a link to YOUR blog, too (if you’re blogging – not just ‘marketing!) – I’d love to check it out!