By Mary Jaksch
Want to crush it online?
Blogging is the best way to do it!
Whether you want to run a blog focused on articles, videos, images or podcasts – it’s easy to create and quick to get going.
How to make your blog stand out?
It’s actually surprisingly easy. You see, most people don’t have a clue how to create a kickass blog.
Check out the following seven bloggers. They all manage to stand out, and are bloggers to watch in 2014.
Gary turned to blogging after twenty years of a successful career in national sales and marketing, and joined our advanced training, the A-List Blogging Masterclass.
His unique voice quickly found an audience. In particular, his stuff about influence is brilliant (and funny!). Gary landed guest posts on top blogs right out of the gate. For example, Gary has published guest posts on Jon Morrow’s Boost Blog Traffic, Corbett Barr’s Think Traffic, Danny Iny’s blog Firepole Marketing, and on my big blog for writers, WritetoDone.com.
Check out one of Gary Korisko’s articles I especially enjoy: Why Originality is Less Important Than You Think.
Make sure you subscribe to Gary’s blog and receive his eBook, How to Influence All the Right People!
If you want to know how to take simple steps to a happy home and life, this blog created by sisters Laura and Alison is the place to go.
One of the lessons you can learn from this blog is the value of branding.
Every design feature, image and article supports the brand of Inspired Everyday Living, and makes it a calm and positive place to visit. Laura and Alison are poised to launch a couple of inspiring courses, and I reckon they’ll be making a full income from their blog before 2014 is over. (They learned the art of blogging in the A-List Blogging Masterclass).
Make sure you subscribe to Inspired Everyday Living and receive their beautiful eGuide: 10 Tips to Transform Your Home and Life Today.
A corporate website designer for more than 10 years, Marianne Manthey is now on a mission to rid the internet of ugly blogs.
With an emphasis on blogs for women, Design Your Own (Lovely) Blog showcases all the latest design trends, gives advice on professional branding, and teaches how to design your blog if you’re on a budget.
From how to understand (and deal with) responsive web design to teaching you to create your own opt-in forms without using plugins, Marianne delivers design brilliance from the brain of an expert – and makes it manageable and fun for everyone. Marianne is a member of the A-List Blogging Masterclass.
Want to learn how to build relationships with the top people in any field? Then stop by Smart Business Revolution and meet John Corcoran.
His skill for creating relationships landed him jobs in The White House, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley, working for some of the top leaders and CEOs in various industries.
John offers a variety of content and training that teaches his readers to build their own profitable personal networks. Subscribe to Smart Business Revolution and and receive a free eBook: How to Build a Network Filled with VIPs and Top Performers in 14 Days.
A few years ago, Kimberley Grabas was a veteran sales and marketing professional, and an avid reader who wanted to write… some day. Then she started a blog (and joined the A-List Blogging Masterclass).
As someone with a knack for researching and curating, Kimberley and her blog Your Writer Platform – are quickly becoming known as a stellar resource for finding cutting-edge, useful content about all facets of writing and blogging… especially, how to build a platform in today’s new publishing market.
When you visit The Bounce Blog, you’ll find a different kind of personal development blog. As the name suggests, the blog is centered around learning to bounce back from life’s many challenges and traumatic events.
As a licensed psychotherapist, Bobbi Emel delivers scientifically sound advice in a kind, frank, and actionable manner. You shouldn’t expect easy answers or ethereal advice here. Bobbi delivers real lessons that, if you take to heart and apply, will lead to real, positive changes in your life.
Bobbi is a brilliant writer and blogger, and is now one of our trainers on the Kickstart Your Blog program that teaches people how to start a blog that kicks ass. Subscribe to The Bounce Blog and receive Bobbi’s free ebook: “Bounce Back! 5 Keys to survive and thrive through life’s ups and downs.”
Sophie started her freelance writing career online in 2009. She went from broke to making a good living online by writing for other people’s blogs. Now, she supports her entire family from her online work – even though she proudly works at it only part-time.
About a year ago, Sophie started Be a Freelance Blogger, where she teaches others how to do exactly what she’s done – make a great living as a freelance blogger. She shares everything on her blog: Where to find the best jobs, how to negotiate, how to set rates, and most importantly… her brain.
Brilliant, edgy, and kind all at the same time, Sophie is definitely a blogger to watch. Subscribe to Be a Freelance Blogger and receive Sophie’s free report: “The Ultimate List of Better-Paid Bogging Gigs”.
What do you think of these seven bloggers to watch in 2014?
Are some of your favorite blogs amongst them?
If not, please let us know in the comments below who YOU think is a blogger to watch in 2014.
Write the most interesting comment and win either free entry to the Kickstart your Blog program (if you are new to blogging), or a month in the A-List Blogging Masterclass for only $1 (if you already have a blog).
Mary Jaksch is the creator of A-List Blogging and Chief Editor of WritetoDone.com. She has developed the cutting-edge Blog Success Forecaster, a free tool to help bloggers find out the future of their blog. (It includes sneaky ways to tweak your blog to set it firmly on the road to success.)
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