There’s an incredible amount of free content and insight out there for anyone looking to grow a new business. From blogs and books to interviews and podcasts. The sheer quantity of content is staggering and it can be overwhelming. You just can’t get enough. Just when you think you have found the best blog, you can stumble on another epic one. And guess what, your curiosity always pays.
The following amazing blogs are most of my favorite blogs on growth, entrepreneurship and marketing. I get most of my business growth self-education from them. And guess what, most of them have also been instrumental in helping Groove go from $0 to $100K in monthly revenues, according to Alex Turnbull.
KISSmetrics and Crazy Egg co-founder Neil Patel writes more blog posts — on Quick Sprout and all over the web than most marketing experts out there and there’s always something to learn. He focuses on his business experiments and offers a fascinating look at the psychology of marketing and sales.
This is one of the blogs on this list that has really turned on the jets recently, going from not blogging much at all to publishing fantastic, high-value content about growing a small business. And they
7) WP Curve
Dan Norris and Alex McClafferty have hustled WP Curve into a rapidly growing startup, and they’re sharing much of what they learn along the way. For obvious reasons, I love seeing other companies bare all on their blogs. They have great content on dominating marketing.
Zapier has built partnerships with nearly 400 companies. If that sounds like a huge challenge, that’s because it is. So it’s not a surprise that their team is super-productive. Coincidentally, their blog also houses some of the best productivity content on the web. Just check out Zapier and find out for yourself.
9) Nir and Far
Nir Eyal is an expert when it comes to building sticky, habit-forming products. His take on marketing psychology is always fascinating and his Hooked Model has quickly become a conversation starter in marketing departments around the world.
Shopify understands every pain point that e-commerce marketers experience. The blog is designed to specifically address these issues, and they do a damn good job of it – making it what we think is one of the top e-commerce blogs out there.
11) Signal v. Noise
Most marketers are familiar with 37signals (now Basecamp). But if you aren’t, welcome to their blog Signal v. Noise, which just so happens to be the greatest repository of marketing and business writing on the Internet! To drive home just how good they are, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson have turned their blog into two New York Times bestselling books.
12) Sujan Patel
You can find content marketer extraordinaire Sujan Patel’s work on every respectable marketing outlet on the web. His writings appear regularly in big pubs like The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur and Forbes, but this blog serves as his home base. If you want to see what hustle looks like, read and learn.
One of the first SaaS companies that realized that quality content marketing can have an explosive impact on your business, KISSmetrics was one of our biggest inspirations for this blog and continues to churn out some of the best online marketing content on the web.
14) Seth’s Blog
I’m not sure there’s a marketing blogger more legendary than Seth Godin. He’s been blogging every day for over 10 years, and the amount of power his posts pack into just a couple of paragraphs (often less) make me realize how much work I have to do to become a more effective writer. I take time to read every post from Seth. He is a big deal.
Every single post on Buffer’s blog is impressive in its richness and research. Courtney, Kevan and the rest of the team work tirelessly to keep the blog ahead of the curve on the latest in social media, and I find myself clicking through to a Buffer post on their blog. Every post is worth your time.
Noah Kagan is the founder of AppSumo, and was the first marketer at Mint (along with a stint at Facebook). The guy understands data-driven marketing like few others, and his blog shares lessons from Noah (and an impressive list of guest bloggers) that even experienced marketers will get a ton of value from.
Gleam is a tool aimed at helping businesses earn more subscribers and run competitions, and their blog is full of detailed posts that offer incredibly useful ways to grow your own business with their software. Whether you use Gleam or not, it’s worth checking out.