One of the best ways to learn anything in the internet marketing world
is to get out there and take action. There is absolutely no substitute
for finding out what works for your exact business model and personality
than by experimenting and tweaking what you focus on based upon your
Having said that, the second best way to learn has to be from other
companies and individuals who have been through the phase you’re at
already, and have been kind enough to package their own lessons into
easily consumed content for you.
Often, this comes in the form of a blog, where you can regularly get
updated on whatever the topic that person or company has expertise in.
For entrepreneurs, here are 5 that are especially awesome and go out of
their way to deliver constant value to readers.
1. The Groove Blog
Honestly, this is one of the best transparency blogs around for
entrepreneurs. Run by Groove CEO Alex Turnbull, the blog follows this
customer support startup every step of the way as they journey to $500k
per month in recurring revenue.
As you can imagine, there are a lot of insights to be learned from a
company well on their way to hitting those ambitious numbers. The nice
thing is that they share a lot of things that didn’t work as well, and
provide the data to back up anything they say or recommend.
2. The Daily Egg
Crazy Egg is a product all about data, so it’s not surprising that the
research that goes into posts on the Daily Egg (CE’s blog) are packed
with awesome research. Plus, they have a great track record of securing
some awesome guest posters, which help to flesh out the blog as an
authority on a wider range of subjects.
As if all of that weren’t enough, the blog is one of Neil Patel’s
projects. If you don’t know Neil, he’s one of the most prolific writers
and content marketers around, and just about everything he touches is
3. Swift Branding
A new player on the scene, Swift Branding is run by George Karboulonis
over in Greece, and it’s got a good thing going for it right now. The
blog does a great job of committing to providing as any useful
resources, freebies, and guides for IM’ers as possible.
While some of the content is more general or entry level, there are some
real gems as well, and George seems to have a knack for getting people
to share their interesting stories with him in the form of revealing
Finally, Copyblogger. Copyblogger has been around for a long time, and
even has a now-rebranded media branch you can find at rainmaker.fm
While CB’s original focus was, no surprises here, copywriting, the team
have really branched out over the last few years and broadened their
topic reach without any falloff in quality.