As both an entrepreneur and blogger, I can truly appreciate what it takes to be a successful blogger and make that leap from “blogger” to “six figure blogger”.
Through the launch of my Rise of the Entrepreneur podcast, I’ve been able to talk with some of my close business friends and build some new connections and introductions along the way. No matter who I am talking with on the show, the end result is always the same — amazing content and people opening up about how they got to where they are today.
With that said, today I am highlighting four entrepreneurs that have made the journey from pretty much being “unknowns” to making a killing through the internet while also launching their own blog, brands and businesses in the process.
Get ready to be inspired!
We start off with Jeremy Schoemaker, also known as “ShoeMoney” and his claim to fame started out when he posted a $132,994.97 Google Adsense check that spread like wild fire. However, this just wasn’t a one time pay day for Jeremy… he actually knew what he was doing.
Years later and Jeremy has created and sold various sites and businesses, while also growing his brand through ShoeMoney.com in the process. Today Jeremy has gone corporate and is focusing most of his efforts on the ParProgram and even has his own office with employees while still pushing seven figures a year in the process!
Listen to Jeremy’s story:
John Chow is the guy that is famous for making money by telling other people how he is making money online. It sounds crazy, right? What’s even more crazy is that the blog was also a platform for John to simply display what he’s been eating for lunch/dinner, while also talking about his favorite cars and tech tools.
Things changed when one of Chow’s readers told him to stop writing about making money with his blog and to actually try and make money with it… the rest is history!
Since starting his blog at JohnChow.com, John has seen massive growth and his propelled his blog from a steady stream of $40,000 in earnings per month to now earning six figures per month!
Listen to John’s story:
Daniel Scocco isn’t a house hold name in the world of blogging like John Chow or Jeremy Schoemaker, but I think he would rather it that way. Instead, Daniel is most well know for his blog at DailyBlogTips.com, which has become quite the resource for bloggers of all sizes and has also helped Daniel document and scale his blogs and business along the way.
In addition to his blogging success, Daniel launched his own online marketing training course while now focusing his efforts in the web and mobile application space.
Listen to Daniel’s story:
Ian Cleary is quickly making a name for himself and his blog at RazorSocial.com, as being an expert in the social media space. However, what Ian has mastered is being able to distinguish himself from the crowd as an expert. While everyone is talking about social media, Ian is talking about social media tools and how to use them to your full advantage.
The result?… His blog being named a “Top 10” blog by Social Media Examiner in both 2013 and 2014.
Listen to Ian’s story:
Blogging isn’t for everyone, and to find financial success with it… well, it isn’t easy!
All of the top bloggers highlighted in this post each have their own story and how they found success, but in the beginning it was something that they were passionate about, but also knew how to monetize in the process.
Too many people are blogging and podcasting for PASSION, instead of PROFIT. As much as everyone would like to say “follow your passion and the money will follow“, more times than not, this isn’t the case. Want to learn more about how to setup a blog or podcast that has the potential to turn into a full fledge business? Shoot me an email and let’s talk.
Listen to these interviews and stories so you can learn from the best and scale your blog, brand and business in new directions that you’ve never thought possible.
My name is Zac Johnson and I have been an online entrepreneur for the past 18 years and blogger since 2007. This is my personal blog and I welcome you to the site. In full disclosure, it is safe to assume that I am benefiting financially or otherwise from everything you click on, read, or look at while on my website.
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