Best Blog Sites

Best Blog Sites and Blogger list of 2018

Joanna Finch, Blog Content Writer, UK

Updated date: 20th September,2018

Last Update 20th September 2018 This is one of the most sought and requested blog post from our clients and blog readers. We also asked our clients and visitors to pick top 10 favorite bloggers.

We filtered out the most mentioned blogger’s names from the list. We also picked a few of them based on their honesty and integrity in writing.

I strongly believe if a blogger is honest and generous in his blog posts, he would become successful sooner or later.

And every one of these bloggers is quite helpful and responsive to their readers. They are easily approachable and humble.

Success and money are just by-products of having the above qualities. So, I just never measured how successful or how much money they are making through blogging.

Last but not least, I never posted any affiliate links in this blog post.

Since all these bloggers are unique, we numbered based on the alphabetical order.

1. Alex and Lauren

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About them

Their About us page on https://createandgo.co/about-us/ is full of inspiration and motivational words. Alex used to be a personal trainer and Lauran was a CPA.

Alex life took a 180 when he attended an entrepreneur conference. He went through several rough patches in his journey before he kissed the success.

He started a business called Lyte.co, which was a text messaging app startup.

Though he failed in it, he learned a bunch of lessons from this failure. With Lauren joining hands with Alex, they both made their first successful blog called Avocadu.com.

The planned on making money from Google Adsense which didn’t work out as they thought.

They both quit their full-time job and moved to Seattle to blog full-time. They made their first digital product which eventually took off.

Fast forwarding to date, they are making more than $100000 per month.

How do they earn money?

Alex and Lauren have their own products. They also earn a good money from affiliate product sales.

How much do they earn?

Their income varies a bit. However, as per the income report, they make more than $100000 per month in 2018.

Number of followers they have?

Their Create and Go Facebook page has around 16K followers.

Secret to his success?

In one sentence, no give-up and no going-back attitude.

What can you learn from his success?

You can read their About Us page. They listed all the struggles they faced on their blogging journey. The one thing, they didn’t lose is the passion to become financially free.

I think the big takeaway from their success is passion coupled with no-give-up attitude will lead to the road to success.

2. Harsh Agarwal

 

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Credit: shoutmeloud.com

About him:

Harsh was working as an engineer before starting Shoutmeloud. He started this amazing blog Shoutmeload in 2008. He is living in New Delhi, India.

He started blogging as a hobby and eventually, he turned it into his profession. Now it is one of the most visited blogs in the internet marketing industry.

His blog articles revolve around blogging tips, how to make money online, the latest development in technology, WordPress and Linux. The interesting fact is, the number of posts on Shoutmeload per month is well over 40.

He is a known face in the blogging industry and social media network.

How does he earn money?

He channeled his passion for computer and technology wisely into a business.

How much does he earn?

He is earning well over $40000 from Shoutmeloud.com blog alone.

Number of followers he has?

Facebook followers: 63000

Twitter: 47000

Secret to his success?

Hard work and a willingness to ask for help from experts. He mentioned, having come from a typical Indian family, it was not easy to let go of his job to choose his blogging journey especially in 2009.

He worked day and night on the blog. He admitted he was shy about asking for help.

However, he did mention, he finally asked for help with SEO and it was one of the best things he did.

What can you learn from his success?

There is nothing replaces hard work. At the same time, you can’t be good at everything. So, always keep an eye out for help. In other words, please feel free to ask for help in areas you are not-so-good at it.

3. Matthew Allen

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Credit: dumbpassiveincome.com

About him

Matthew is one of the few bloggers running an awesome blog https://dumbpassiveincome.com/ while holding a day job as a truck driver.

When I read his About Me section on his blog, I was amazed at his humility though running a successful blog. He has a wonderful family.

Most of his blog writings are on search engine optimization, how to make money online and passive income. His blog posts and methods he is teaching are practical and easy to follow.

He doesn’t recommend anything without a proper research on it. He has been turning his blog into a passive income source brilliantly. Along the way, he is also teaching others how to do what he is doing.

How does he earn money?

As the blog name says, his main focus is on building enough passive income to live comfortably while keeping his day job. So, affiliate product sales are his main income source.

How much does he earn?

His income varies significantly. However, he earned between $240 to $3700 per month in 2018.

Number of followers he has?

Matthew Allen has around 170 followers on his Facebook account.

Secret to his success?

There is a unique benefit to being humble. Most of his followers like his humble way of writing and personality.

What can you learn from his success?

He has been blogging since 2012. He is building up his blog brick by brick. The main takeaway from his blogging story is slow and steady wins the race eventually.

4. Matthew Woodward

Matthew Woodward

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About him

Matthew is an internet hero to many including me. He is transparent and honest.

Almost all of his internet marketing methods are practical. He literally responds to every one of his audience comments. Have a doubt, go drop a comment on his blog, you would get a response from him within 24 hours. He is such a humble person.

If you are struggling hard to bring traffic to your website, you should seriously consider checking out his blog: https://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/.

Also, if you want to know how-to-do something on internet marketing, you can find a detailed information with a bunch of screenshots on his blog.

How does he earn money?

Majority of his income are from affiliate product sales. He keeps trying to solve peoples problems with his tutorials and occasionally he charges money for the best solution he offers.

How much does he earn?

His income in December 2017 is $23,409. As I mentioned above, his main source of income is affiliate product sales.

Number of followers he has?

Needless to say, he has a huge audiences and traffic to his blog. He has nearly 40000 followers on his Facebook account and 18000 followers on Twitter.

Secret to his success?

Be it his income reports, or his SEO advises on tiered link building and the tools he uses, he is transparent with his audiences. I believe, this single attribute brought him hundreds of thousands of followers for him.

I spent a lot of time making sure that each and every piece of content on my blog is the very best of its type on the web. This level of effort lays the foundations for a quick route to success.

What you can learn from his success?

The main takeaway from his success story is transparency. He hides literally nothing. Being transparent and sharing everything you know with your followers and audiences does pay off.

5. Neil Patel

Neil Patel

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About him

I don’t think Neil Patel needs an introduction. You would have probably stumbled upon one of his blogs QuickSprout.com or NeilPatel.com when you surfed on the internet. Neil wrote more than 4200 blog posts.

He started his business when he was in school. He had his first client when he gave a speech about internet marketing in his school.

Though he went through several failures, he never gave up in his entrepreneurial journey. He mentioned, the only difference between an entrepreneur and others is, the entrepreneur never give up.

How does he earn money?

He earns quite a bit of money through CrazyEgg, KISSmetrics and through internet marketing services.

How much does he earn?

He is probably the highest earning blogger in the internet marketing industry. Bunch of his blog posts hold the first page position on Google and other search engines.

He doesn’t share his earnings. Many said that he earns $1000000 per year.

Number of followers he has?

He has nearly 1millon followers on his social media.

Secret to his success?

He mentioned in his interview, his secret to success is he never give up when things get tough.

What you can learn from his success?

He went through several rough patches in his blogging journey. The only thing that brought him success was the not-giving-up mindset.

6. Pat Flynn

SmartPassiveIncome.com

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About him

He is a family guy who loves to spend time with his family. He has a degree in Architecture. He started his blog when he was laid off from his job during the 2008 recession. The name of his blog is www.SmartPassiveIncome.com

I have been personally following him for a very long time. Be it how-to-write an eBook or how to market your online business, you can find insightful articles on his blog.

Pat publishes around 10 posts a month. He is also quite active on podcasts and webinars. Often, he invites fellow bloggers for interviews and publish the podcasts on his blog.

Before getting on to blogging, he used to work for an Architecture firm. If you are a new blogger, you must consider checking out his blog at this link: SmartPassiveIncome.com.

Pat Flynn is considered a blogging super star in the blogging industry. He is one of the highest earning bloggers.

How does he earn money?

Until a few years ago, his entire income was from affiliate marketing. However, lately, he created his own online course from which he earns a significant money as well.

How much does he earn?

He has been earning more than $1 million per year. He is transparent in showing others how earns and what methods he is using to get to the $1M/year mark.

He is one of the very few bloggers who report his monthly income reports regularly on his blog.

Number of followers he has?

He has around 155,000 followers on Facebook and 153,000 followers on Twitter as of September 2018.

Secret to his success?

He started out his blog just to share everything he learned on internet marketing and passive income. He was quite transparent and wanted to help others achieve their financial freedom. Money is just the by-product of real passion.

What you can learn from his success?

As long as we keep our focus on to help others, we will grow along the way and the money flows through by itself if done right.

7. Tom Ewer

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Credit: leavingworkbehind.com

About him

When it comes to niche blogging, Tom is an expert. He has an excellent blog called leavingworkbehind.com.

Most of the people out there want to quit their job and start their own businesses. If you are one of them, Tom has a ton of resources to help you achieve your dream on his blog.

Because he himself used to work and eventually quit his job to start his own business in 2011.

Ever since he left his job, he has been enjoying the freedom of life.

Tom writes about 15 blog posts per month on Leavingworkbehind.com. Almost all his blog posts will have in-depth analysis in the topic he writes on.

He wrote thousands of blog posts on nearly 10 blogs and he was interviewed by FreelanceSwitch. He was also featured on Lifehacker.

How does he earn money?

His source of income includes the premium course he is offering and affiliate marketing.

How much does he earn?

Not available

Number of followers he has?

Not available

Secret to his success?

Consistency in posting regular blog posts on Leavingtheworkbehind.

What can you learn from his success?

Publishing blog posts in regular interval do help succeed in blogging.

8. Zac Johnson

Quicksprout.com

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About him

Zac is one of the favorite affiliate superheroes. He is well known in the affiliate industry. He started out with Amazon affiliate marketing and slowly climbed to digital marking and affiliate programs.

Be it pay per click marketing, designing your own site or building a two million mail list, he has experience under his belt.

How much does he earn?

He has been earning well over hundreds of thousands of dollars with just affiliate marketing alone.

Being in the affiliate industry for the past three years, I know how hard it would be to pull off such money from affiliate marketing. Sure thing, he must be doing something right on affiliate marketing.

How does he earn money?

Most of his income comes purely from affiliate marketing. Zac owns a company called MoneyReign Inc.

You can find tons of precious information on affiliate marketing on his blog ZacJohnson.com, Brand.com and Blogging.com which is the result of his over 20 years of experience in affiliate marketing and blogging.

Should you want to get some quality information on affiliate marketing, start banging on his blog. I am sure, Zac won’t disappoint you.

Number of followers he has?

Around 2500 followers on his Facebook account: http://facebook.com/zacjohnson

Number of followers on Twitter is 60,000: https://twitter.com/zacjohnson

Secret to his success?

His secret in one sentence, success comes to those, who adapt to changes fast enough. He started out his business by making 468 x 60 banners for $1 which he gets through the mail.

There was no PayPal or GooglePay. He kept adapting to changes in internet trends which helped him sustain and succeed.

What can you learn from his success?

The main takeaway from his success is, always quick to adapt to changes. Be it Amazon founder Jeff or Larry Page, they all saw a change in the trend earlier and quick enough to adapt to it. That’s exactly, what Zac did too.

Conclusion

Hope you enjoyed reading our top bloggers real-life stories. Please let me what you think in the comment section below. Please feel free to check out our Top Female Bloggers list here.

You would be amazed to see what it took for them to become successful in blogging. There is so much to learn from them too.

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