Blogging has become such a big trend these days. Whether as a hobby or a full-time job, it’s pretty likely that the thought of up and starting a blog of your own has definitely crossed your mind at least once. If so, we’ve collected a few great blogs that have gained much success and prosperity since their start to inspire you to get moving on yours.
1. Humans of New York
HONY is a photoblog founded by Brandon Stanton back in 2010. He started out capturing photographs and interviewing random people whilst roaming the streets of New York. The page has gained a lot of praise and popularity with every post, and the owner has since established much awareness through it.
2. Perez Hilton
Perez runs a gossip website that shares all sorts of news and scandals of celebrity lives. The controversy surrounding each post and article, due to personal commentary by Perez himself, is what brings millions ofpeople back every time. Perez Hilton’s blog is a prime example of how there’s no thing such as bad PR when it comes to showbiz.
3. Making Sense Of Cents
Michelle Gardner runs a blog to guide her audience to the right way of managing their finances and thus save for a better, more lush life. She started out as a way to bring improvement in her own life concerning these aspects. Now with in-depth written articles, she helps many lead a well maintained and controlled lifestyle and earns through it too.
4. Afford Anything
Paula Pant is a podcast host, speaker, and writer that controls the blog Afford Anything. She is the creator of the Afford Anything podcast which ranks as one of the top 50 Business podcasts by Apple. She is often quoted in financial media including Forbes, Life Hacker, The Washington Post, etc. She specializes in financial independence and real estate investing.
5. Gary Vayner chuk
Gary is a loud and charismatic individual based in New York, who’s gained great internet fame by hosting his video blog, Wine Library TV, where he obsessively talks about everything related to wine. He has built his wine business, starting from a retail store generating $3 million a year, to a wholesale $60 million wine business.
TechCrunch is a blog run by Michael Arrington who started out as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer that worked on tech deals. Upon realizing his love and passion for the startup world, he began his tech blog where he profiles and reviews some of the best tech companies in the world.
7. Four Hour Work Week
Tim Ferriss is a self-proclaimed life-hacker who has gained immense following through his blog. He is the proud author of the best selling “4 hour Work Week” as well another two books. He frequently lectures around the globe, giving around the idea of “lifestyle design” and living a rather unconventional life. He’s credited with the popularization of “internet lifestyle”.
8. Timothy Sykes
Tim prides himself on his blog about how he was able to turn his $12,000 worth of Bar-Mitzvah money into over $1 million. He’s gained much internet fame for being an authority on Penny Stock Trading. He blogs about his tactics and strategies and has used his earnings on creating companies like Profit.ly that further educate traders with strategies.
Darren Rowse started out his blogging career as a hobby where he wrote about the Olymics and his love for photography. He then started ProBlogger which he’s dedicated to helping fellow bloggers with their journey. He is currently a full-time blogger who started earning mney by advertising deals, adsense and later selling an e-book.
10. School of Affluence
Anna Bey runs a blog named “School of Affluence” that focuses on the finishing of women. The owner prides herself on entering the high class through special tactics she picked up on and aims to help out other women achieve the elegance and etiquette to do the same. Although there’s a lot of controversy that surrounds her blog, and is often reprimanded for it, she still ends up gaining further publicity for it and has people coming back.
Reading about these bloggers and their blogs, about how they started from little to nothing and turned it into greatness, based on just their talents, sure gives the final push to start your own blog. So what are you waiting for?