This is 2013. If you are not seen by your customers then you do not exist for them.
If you blog (write on your blog) consistently, you may be in for big gains. It may time though.
You can create a stand alone blog or integrate it with your business website and use it to promote your work/services and also to gain new business or work opportunities.
Starting a new business or taking the existing one to the next level is difficult. But there are some smart marketers who do this effortlessly by creating useful and thought-provoking content on regular basis.
If you are new to the game – then you may find it hard to believe how a blog could do wonders for your business. Of that is the case – spend some time checking out these top blogs in the world. I have compiled a list of most popular blogs across the world. These blogs are excellent resources for new ideas, tips and information on business and other aspects of life. Take a look:
Considered as #1 marketing blog out of 976 tracked according to AdAge Power 150, Seth Godin’s blog is a must read. He publishes thought-provoking blog posts on how business world is changing constantly. Not only has he written about his daily thoughts and reflections on business and social media, but you can also pick a few tips and advices from his blog for your business.
Who is Seth Godin: Seth Godin is an American writer, entrepreneur and public speaker, who has been reckoned “The Ultimate Entrepreneur of the Information Age” by Business Week. An MBA from Stanford, he had worked with Spinnaker Software, Yahoo and Fast Company. He has been an entrepreneur all through and has found numerous businesses including Seth Godin Productions, Yoyodyne and Squidoo. In addition to this, he has written fourteen books so far.
2. How to Change the World by Guy Kawasaki
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has deemed “How to Change the World” one of the 15 Entrepreneur Blogs worth reading. The reason being, it inspires small business owners and offers useful insights and tips to start a new business and take the existing one to a new level. This is an excellent source of information on small business ideas. Written by Guy Kawasaki, the blog posts give advices to the small business owners, along with reality-checks and the latest information.
Who is Guy Kawasaki: Guy Kawasaki is a Japanese American author, public speaker, blogger and a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. He has also worked with Nova Stylings, Apple and ACIUS. He also wrote columns for Forbes and MacUser. In addition to this, he founded a software company “Fog City Software”, a venture capital firm “Garage Technology Ventures and a free-flow rumor mill “Truemors”. He is also a founder at an online magazine rack called Alltop.
3. Small Business Trends by Anita Campbell
Small Business Trends is one of the most comprehensive resources for news, research and how-to’s on small businesses. The blog posts offer the latest news, current information and useful things that small business owners must be aware of. Not only this, they also focus on dry side of the business but are packed in with numerous useful insights. Written by Anita Campbell, it’s an excellent blog for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Who is Anita Campbell: Founder and CEO of Small Business Trends, Anita Campbell is a renowned business writer and public speaker. She is an expert in small businesses and contributes to numerous online business sites. Her blog follows small business market and related technology trends and offers current information, news and advice with an aim to keep entrepreneurs and business owners updated of the latest happenings and developments.
ChrisBrogan.com is one of the most popular business blogs with a ranking among top five of the AdAge Power 150. The blog features posts on small businesses, social media, online marketing and related technologies.
Who is Chris Brogan: Chris Brogan is a writer, blogger, columnist and public speaker with over 12 years of experience in online networks, digital businesses and social communities, and 16 years of experience in enterprise telecommunications and wireless. Currently, he is CEO and president of Human Business Works, a business design company. He is also the co-author of The Impact Education, a New York Times bestselling. He is a co-author of Trust Agents and a monthly columnist at Entrepreneur Magazine.
5. Blog Maverick by Mark Cuban
Blog Maverick is dedicated to voice controversial yet interesting viewpoints on technology industry, business strategy and management. It also features thought-provoking posts on how to do business in an entertaining manner. This is a must read if you’re looking for some really amazing ideas and tips for your business in an interesting manner.
Who is Mark Cuban: Owner of NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban is an investor and a business tycoon. He also owns Landmark Theatres and Mangolia Pictures and is a chairman of HDNet. Apart from his business ventures, he also writes on how to do business. He has also written “How to Win at the Sport of Business”, a bestselling e-Book.
There are numerous other blogs other than these that have taken businesses to new heights. As a business owner, you can also think of a specific subject that you want to focus on in your business blog to connect and engage with your existing and potential customers.