Top 10 Blogs to Learn the Blogging Business Blogging is a tough business to monetize, but here are my resources...

Everyone wants a blog, but actually blogging is harder than I make it look.

Building a successful blog takes perseverance, talent, and a willing to grind through when everyone else is taking time off.

I’ve burned through a lot of keyboards in my blogging days, and I didn’t make any money off it to start. I’m still barely keeping the lights on, but it’s worth it to do something I love.

Also, I make a lot of my money from ghostwriting and other client work writing for hire. Content marketing and blogging for business are huge markets.

Passion and dedication are what made me a successful blogger, but it was also a combination of the skills gleaned from these blogging websites.

10. Thought for Your Penny

Thought for Your Penny

Of course I’m going to talk about my own blog on a list of blogs about blogging. As a freelance writer and professional blogger, it’s only fair that I impart my own knowledge on other budding writers. You’ll find plenty of blogging tips throughout my blog, from the best keyboards to use to how to successfully pitch to media outlets. If you leave here without learning something about the blogging business, it’s on you.

9. Daily Blog Tips

Daily Blog Tips

Daily Blog Tips has (are you ready for this?) blogging tips daily. It has everything from technical aspects like site design to inspiration on subjects. Writer’s block is serious, especially when you blog for a living, so it’s nice to find realistic tips from experts when you need it.

8. WordPress

Wordpress Blog

If you have a blog, it’s most likely on WordPress, so it’s a good idea to keep up with what WP is doing. The WordPress blog is a great resource for staying up to date on the latest blogging trends, even if it’s typically from a more technical aspect. Still, layout is a fundamental part of blogging, and you need to learn your tools to brandish them properly.

7. Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance Writing Jobs

Not only is FWJ a great marketplace for freelance writers to find a paid gig, but it’s also chock-full of information from professional freelance writer for professional freelance writers. That’s a mouthful, but it’s easy information to swallow from Noemi and her crew. Using this tool daily is almost guaranteed to help you earn more money blogging on other people’s properties.

6. Neil Patel

Neil Patel Blog

Neil Patel is a marketing guru, but he’s surprisingly well versed in blogging. His blog has a wealth of information on everything you’ll ever need to know. Whether it’s writing SEO-friendly copy to gaining more traffic, Neil Patel has an answer for bloggers of every skill level.

5. Copyblogger

Copyblogger

Copyblogger is hyperfocused on blogging for business. That doesn’t mean your everyday blogger shouldn’t be interested in the research provided. Trust the experts when trying to make a name for yourself in a very crowded game.

4. Grammarly

Grammarly

Grammarly is more than just a writing tool – it’s a valuable resource for any professional writer. The Grammarly blog has easy-to-digest information presented with a friendly tone. The marketing buzz is worth it – Grammarly keeps bloggers blogging.

3. Daily Writing Tips

Daily Writing Tips

Business acumen is important for a successful blogger, but so is the art of writing. Daily Writing Tips is a blog with an email that keeps your English language skills sharpened. I spent several years collecting daily emails from this service, and I still refer to them for complicated questions about grammar that often come up when writing thousands of words per day.

2. BloggingPro

Blogging Pro

BloggingPro is a blogger job board that also has a blog of its own that’s filled with information for both businesses and bloggers. Connecting both sides of the business with expert opinions and advice, along with useful job postings makes this an indispensable tool.

1. ProBlogger

ProBlogger

ProBlogger is another high-quality blogging resource that includes a job board, blog, podcast, and ebooks. No matter what you want to know about blogging, there’s advice on this website. The deep archive of content makes it one of the first places you should check before starting a blog of your own.

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Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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