Money is obviously a big topic online. I guess that’s why there are several “Make Money Online” blogs, sites, and other resources on the subject in various shapes and sizes. And JMMO (this blog), of course, is one of them.
There are money blogs and sites that are at a good level, talking from a very professional point of view. There are those that basically chronicles their quest on how they can make money online (read: they’re not making that much money yet, if at all). There are also those that just show how other people make money online.
Then, there are those that are at the top of the game. They’ve become so popular, that they are considered authorities in the field. They’re in hundreds (if not thousands) of blogrolls. They’re quoted by bloggers and/or ‘traditional’ media regularly. Some of them are in the Top list of Technorati. Their blogs/sites come up in the first few pages of search engines in their target keywords. In short: They’re “the Gurus” of the ‘making money online world’.
Who are they?
1) Darren Rowse of Problogger.net
Probably anyone who’s ever actively tried to make money online through blogging know who he is. I’m sure even some bloggers who don’t give a monkey’s may have encountered his name somewhere, somehow. Other than being the popular guy behind Problogger.net, he is also a co-owner of b5media and currently the company’s Vice President of Training. So yes, I am affiliated with him. But, I don’t think I’m being biased putting him on the top of this list. I mean, look at this earnings report. And that was a while back. Surely revenues must’ve gone up since.
2) John Chow of John Chow dot Com
Everywhere I turn, I keep finding John Chow’s blog being linked to, referenced, reviewed, advertised or blogged about. While I wouldn’t follow some of his approach to money making online, I still think he has a lot of interesting things to say about the subject. And, he’s not afraid to try new and different things. Well, whatever it is he’s doing, we can all learn something from him. After all, he must be doing something right.
3) Yaro Starak of Entrepreneurs Journey
I’ve only recently ‘discovered’ Yaro and his blog. Although I’ve encountered his name a few times in the past, I’ve never really checked what he’s been doing. The day I found his blog, I literally spent hours on it, reading archives and his ‘best of’ posts. Little did I know that he’s actually one of the top bloggers in this field.
4) Maki of DoshDosh
The first time I found out about Maki’s blog was when he left a comment here on JMMO (shows you that a thoughtful comment on someone else’s blog helps!). I visited his blog and found a lot of good content. And, even though the Anime may seem inappropriate, I think it works because he uses them as part of his branding. Anyway, since then, I realised that he’s developed a good following in the field of making money online.
So, what say you? Do you agree with this list? Who would you remove? Can you suggest anyone else who should be added?
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