Top 20 Blog Posts 2011
Table of Contents
- Top Earning Blogs – Make Money Online Blogging
- Top Earning Websites
- Make Money Online, My Personal Story, How I Created IncomeDiary.com
- Read This or Stay Broke
- Young Rich List – 30 Under 30 Internet Millionaires
- Top Quotes To Inspire Entrepreneurs
- 30 Richest Internet Entrepreneurs
- 21 Life Lessons from Steve Jobs
- Top 30 Female Internet Entrepreneurs
- Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online
- 14 Ways To Actually Make Money From a Website!
- Where 14 Of The Top Internet Businesses Got Started
- 20 Top Blog Sales – Sell Your Blog For Millions
- Selling Your Own Product Online – 6 Easy Steps To 6 Figures
- 20 WordPress Plugins for Successful Internet Marketers
- Create Your First Profitable Blog
- OptimizePress – How To Build A List, Launch A Product & Create Membership Sites With Ease
- Went Bankrupt, Now Worth Millions!
- 50 Most Influential People In Blogging 2010
- 11 Things That Made Me Money In The Last 12 Months
This was a really interesting post to create, and one that I recommend to everyone who’s been blogging for more than half a year, because not only do you get the opportunity to share your top content, but you also get to study what you website has been doing. Every time I enter Google Analytics I discover something new, and that’s why tomorrow’s post is going to be an analysis of IncomeDiary’s year, which was inspired from my findings writing this post. It’s not to be missed – you’ll see how IncomeDiary has made its living this year.
In this post, I decided to research how much my favorite blog’s are earning every month and I wasn’t surprised to see some of them make over $100,000 per month. This post wasn’t actually released over two years ago, but the content is still most popular, even though it’s out of date and we have other articles that have taken its place. It just goes to show what the right content can do for your website. These are blogs and success stories that have inspired me to become a blogger. These Superstar bloggers continue to inspire me to this day – and they have kept me motivated to not give up whenever it got tough, especially in the early days. If I have not already done so, I hope that with this list you can see just how powerful and rewarding blogging can be and inspire you to FOLLOW THE DREAM and create a blog of your own.
Again, this is another post that’s over two years old, and yet it’s still the second most popular post we have. I think this speak volumes about the traffic sources we have. In this post, I created a list of the top 30 earning websites in the world, for some of these websites, $50 million in revenue a day is just a typical day, crazy isn’t it? And it was all created in the last 10 or so years! I usually would do a write up about how the list rocks and why you should do it to but I think the figures speak for themselves, enjoy! If you would like to create a website, check out our blogging resources and our FREE 7 day eCourse!
A frequently asked question these days is how did I come to create IncomeDiary.com? With this post I hope to answer that question, let you in on some of my secrets and also hopefully inspire you. Since creating such a well known brand and popular blog, it has allowed me to team up with people and create a number of seriously profitable businesses such as Popup Domination, Site Profit Domination and Blog Creation Domination!
Before creating IncomeDiary.com, I had a few major websites – the young entrepreneurs website: RetireAt21.com and a web design blog which I sold for over $20,000 only 6 months after starting it. Both sites earned me good money, but nothing impressive. My ambition was to have a website that could earn me at least a 6 Figure income. With my other sites I had become very knowledgeable about blogging, about content generation and about getting heaps of quality traffic to my websites. I was also increasingly being asked by visitors to my websites about how to build a website like RetireAt21.com
This is a ‘bread and butter’ post, meaning that it was created a long time ago, and continues to provide us with lots of traffic and income. Making money online is easy. That’s my belief and when it’s yours – you’ll make money fast. Right here I’m going to take you step-by-step, lead you by the hand and walk you through the easiest way i know to get your blog up and running today. When you’ve followed what I’ve laid out for you here, you’ll be on your way to a better life… more money… and the time to spend it all. I have a few blogs and between them, I earn over $30,000 a month. I own my own software product, used by over 5000 successful entrepreneurs, I was able to do this because of IncomeDiary.
You know you’ve made it when you are on every single newspaper and magazine publication known to man, or even better when they have a movie about the birth of your company! There are so many ways to make money online, it could be a physical product that you are selling, maybe you create software and want to help those pesky spies from gaining government information? What ever your flavor of entrepreneurial streak may be, there are some sure-fire ways to make it in the online world.
One of the biggest motivations in my entrepreneur career has been quotes and wise words from other entrepreneurs. I decided to list my favourites and I also managed to get a few of my business friends to name a few of theirs too. I hope todays inspiration will motivate you to succeed something big and remember – He who dares wins – Del Boy. I think the reason this post has been so popular, because not only is it easy to read, in small sections, but people recognise that famous quotes are famous for a reason – they’re intelligent and important.
How many of you recon its possible to create a website and then less then 10 years later be worth billions? Well it is and today’s top list is to show of those who have achieved this. The great thing about the Internet is how in such a short amount of time you can be worth so much money and all done by wearing your boxer shorts, on a laptop in your bedroom! Be honest now, how many of you work from your bed for the first few hours each morning? In the winter, it just makes sense.
Making money online has evolved a lot over the past few years; every day people become millionaires through the internet and they were just like you, searching through the internet for that piece of inspiration that would give them the kick they needed to make it happen. One of the easiest ways to make money and start an internet business today is by creating a blog. Check out my FREE 7 day eCourse on Blogging and give it a go yourself.
Rather surprisingly, this was the only post from 2011 that made it onto this list, but not to worry, we’ll be going into more detail about why that is tomorrow. I think it’s pretty obvious why a post about Steve Jobs is on this list, but the major question is, why aren’t any of the others?
Steve Jobs will be remembered as a digital visionary — the man who brought poetry to the microchip.
But before he was a legend, he was a person.
I find that more often than not, Women, rather than men, do not measure success by money alone, but by a lot of things such as happiness, love, friendships, family and the list goes on. So in recognition of the great numbers of female entrepreneurs out there and in particular those who are active online I have decided not to rank the 30 women listed below by wealth alone but simply as my list of the “30 Top Female Internet Entrepreneurs”.
It is very notable that the majority of these top female entrepreneurs are bloggers and in fact some of the top bloggers in the world. No matter if you are male or female, you should definitely check out my FREE eCourse to creating and making money from blogging. Perhaps you could be added to a list like this one day!
As some of you who have been following me for a while know, I have done several “Top Young Entrepreneur Lists” including the highly successful Young Entrepreneurs Rich List over at RetireAt21.com We have compiled a list of the Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online – aged under 25 – these are really impressive individuals, both as business people and as human beings. Of course you will already know some of these names (Matt Mullenweg and Mark Zuckerberg for example) but there should be some that are NEW to you as well.
In the past I have spoken about what makes me money and what I think will be making me money in the future. What works for me in one niche, may not work in another. I get several emails every week from readers asking me how do I make money from my website? What should I be doing? The answer is, it depends. It depends how big your site is, how new it is, what niche you are in, what your goals are etc. Today’s post should answer your questions about what monetiziation technique is best for you.
I’ve always found this sort of thing fascinating, so I decided to show everyone where 14 of my favorite top internet businesses were started. Just goes to show you that you don’t have to start with an office etc. A good number started from dorm rooms and their bedrooms with just a laptop so stop dreaming and start achieving!
When I started my first internet business I was still at school and was only 15 years old and would work from any where possible to make my dream of becoming a millionaire young a reality. I would work from school, my bed room, internet cafes and even at friends houses and I would make it fun – it’s 2010, we don’t have to be running a businesses about something we don’t enjoy anymore.
The whole point of this post is to make you think of your end goal, where you want to go with your online business. Every day you’re working on your business, don’t just think about how much you made that day but how much your going to make for investing an additional day into your business when you go to sell your blog/company. Some of these guys were worth $30,000 a day – now that’s what gets me excited about blogging. Have a look at these posts for example. The time that was invested in them back in 2009 has paid of hugely, seeing as they’re still providing us with the most traffic.
In my head, I have already decided I’m going to sell my blog network for millions of dollars. Here’s the clever thing about what I’m doing…
Selling thousands of products monthly as well as hanging out with some of the top online marketers, I have been able to see the in’s and outs of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to selling products online.
People want information and if it’s going to benefit them greatly, they will pay for that information. Think about it for a minute, say you wanted to loose some weight because it would make a HUGE difference to your life style, wouldn’t you be happy to pay $37 for the answer. Of course you would! I hear so often people say to me “I give too much for free, I can’t launch a product” – if you give so much for free, your one up on everyone else because people know what they can expect from you, great content and if they are paying for it, it’s most likely to be even better!
Every day I’m always thinking to myself “how can I make my blog better”… I would be silly not to. The more time, effort and money I put into it, the better the site will be. It’s amazing how a WordPress Plugin can make such an improvement to a site, or save you so much time, for example the Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer, that plugin makes every amazon link an affiliate link, I was quoted $200 for someone to update the links on one of my blogs but now I can do it for FREE and it would take me 2 minutes.
Building your own profitable blog isn’t rocket science.
If you want to start making money online, you’ll need three things:: A Domain, Hosting, and a Design. It really isn’t that expensive, and the return can be very rewarding. The important thing is that you simply take action as soon as possible. If you’re ready to take action, we’ve got the hookups with the best places to get these three things (for a great price thanks to some coupons), and once you’ve got these things we’ve prepared a Free Course that explains how you can start generating profit with a blog of your own.
In this post I want to share with you a very exciting new WordPress Theme and sales suite software I’ve been testing out over the past few weeks. This software has been specially designed to help you create amazing squeeze pages, sales letters, launch pages and even membership sites, all from inside WordPress with a very simple point and click interface. It’s called OptimizePress and in today’s post I’m going to discuss the unique features of this system in more detail and show you why I think it’s an essential for your business arsenal.
With this so called Recession, thousands of people are going bankrupt everyday and at the lowest point ever! Today’s list is to show you guys that although times are tough and you think you have lots everything and you’re to old to have another chance, well you’re wrong!
I was once told that you arn’t a true entrepreneur if you haven’t gone bankrupt at least once! Well Walt Disney shows us how its done, he was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” He went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland. In fact, the proposed park was rejected by the city of Anaheim on the grounds that it would only attract riffraff.
It is also noteable that I have included the founder of Penthouse and the blogger Perez Hilton both web entrepreneurs! The difference between them and the others on the list is that their money is new money, made in the last 10 years! This post is well worth a read.
It’s great to see how many young bloggers are starting to come through the ranks now, and they’re not too shabby either. I must admit I do enjoy seeing the success of the younger bloggers a little more than the veterans, purely because they are coming from the same place I did those 4 years ago. However, the more seasoned bloggers give you the inspiration and the motivation to achieve not only what they have already, but possibly become even bigger and better than they are. That’s no easy task though!
Then there are the veteran bloggers, the die-hard big boys (and girls) that just never seem to stop and never seem to drop their continuous stream of brilliantly written content. The blogging community is thriving as always and I think it may only be the start.
Last year was a record breaking year for me. I remember back in the last week of January 2010 I was in a master mind meeting and was asked my target earnings for the next year. I told them I wanted to be a 7 figure internet marketer, which was a big jump from just achieving my goal of 6 figures. Although I haven’t achieved this goal, I do think I will of done something more impressive in the coming months, which at this time I can’t reveal.
I have tried lot’s of different methods to make more money from my business, I have launched my own product which is now used by tens of thousands of people, sold consulting (briefly) and offered bonuses on product launches. Here are the 11 things that made me money last year.