I love learning, and that’s why I love the sites below. These are the websites where I always find great value — the sites that have helped me to develop a sharper business mind and learn stuff that actually helped me make more money online. I love them and I know you will too.
IncomeDiary.com (Michael Dunlop)
I’ve learned an insane amount by being an Income Diary reader and subscribing to Michael’s email list. In fact, I’ve tried to model my own email practices after his (and another guy on this list) — providing LOTS of value in the messages that get sent out. Michael’s site provides tons of value too, as he shares his own experiences as a six-figure online marketer and also interviews a bunch of other successful people.
I love seeing the stories of other people who are achieving success in their specific niche, learning what strategies and tactics they are employing to grow their businesses.
Here are a few of the posts I’ve really enjoyed from Income Diary:
- 11 things that made me money in the last 12 months
- Selling your own product online – 6 easy steps to 6 figures
- 10 reasons why you’re not making any money online yet
Flip Filter’s Blog
To say that Justin from Flip Filter is a smart guy would be a crazy understatement. He sees the story behind statistics and turns data into actionable advice that helps people make money with their website flips. His product (Flip Filter) is an amazing resource, but so is his free blog, which should be considered mandatory reading for anyone interested in buying and selling websites.
Get a taste of his brilliance by reading these great posts (honestly, I could have linked to anything he’s written):
- Anatomy of a $20k per month seller
- Why your AdSense sites could be leaving money on the table
- Achieving quantum growth: trading up and knowing when to sell
Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn
If the income’s passive, Pat’s probably got his hand in it (or is figuring out how to)… and he’s not shy about sharing. Pat’s blog has a real strong “learn with me” vibe, as he endeavors to make money online. He’s already won big with his own product, iPhone app development, and a niche site monetized with AdSense.
Pat releases monthly income reports that detail exactly where his earnings come from, and it’s definitely eye opening to see the explosive growth he’s experienced. If you’re new to Smart Passive Income, I highly recommend starting out with Pat’s niche site duel series.
Pat also publishes an excellent podcast — my preferred form of entertainment while driving to and from Philadelphia for my monthly SEO meetups.
This one’s a newcomer that I’m sure you haven’t heard of, and I’ve learned more from the guy behind this blog in person than online, but his newly-launched site already has some great articles for people looking to start making money online. Keyword research, affiliate marketing, SEO — this dude’s a pro at them all and I know the content he provides in the future is all going to be first rate.
There’s no fluff here, either. If a new post gets added, you know it will be worth reading. Here are a few excellent posts to start with:
There’s no better-run forum on the planet. E-P has some of the smartest people you’ll run into with an interest in online business and they are VERY generous with their knowledge and expertise. Other forums are more active, but none have a better signal to noise ratio. Every time I go there, I get smarter. You will too. Check it out.
No, not their blog — the actual website sales marketplace. There’s so much insight you can gain about monetization methods, traffic building techniques, niche selection, copywriting, and more just by looking at the information provided in their listings. People open up the records to their online businesses in an effort to sell them, and all that information just sits there, waiting for us to learn from it.
If you’re serious about doing business online and you’re not poking around in Flippa’s archive, you’re missing out.