Marketing is a crucial element of any business. No matter how great your product or service is, if nobody has heard of you, then your business will not grow. However, with a clear, concise, and effective marketing strategy, your business will flourish.

Below, I’ve listed my top 5 marketing blogs that were detrimental sources in my business development and growth.

 

1) Neil Patel

Neil Patel is an expert on all things SEO and digital marketing. He has a blog, podcast, and Youtube channel that delivers valuable content for anyone trying to improve their online marketing skills.

He’s not only a bestselling author, but he’s also been named one of the top 10 marketers by Forbes and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30 by Barack Obama. With a resume like that, I’d say his tips and advice are well worth the read or listen.

We’ve used Neil’s advice to improve our SEO, increase our site’s traffic, and develop stronger content. His practical approach to marketing and his clear instructions are great for any students. 

Plus, his tips are to-the-point and tangible. If you aren’t following Neil already, I highly suggest you start.

 

2) Jenna Kutcher

We’ve been following Jenna Kutcher since the onset of our entrepreneurial journey. By tuning into her Goal Digger Podcast and her blog, we’ve gained valuable insight and marketing advice that has helped transform our business.

Jenna Kutcher is a self-made millionaire that purchased a $300 used camera, became a top-rated wedding photographer, then scaled her online business to incredible heights. She has built an audience of dedicated and loyal female entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners. And she is a new mother!

Her humble nature and expert advice is the perfect combination of friendly tips and inspiring insight. Jenna’s marketing advice covers many topics, including increasing your Instagram engagement, scaling your email list, and driving more content on Pinterest. However, her brand has also grown to represent other challenges that women and business owners face, including body positivity, miscarrage, finances, health, and so much more.

So, if you’re a female entrepreneur looking for honest advice and tangible tips, then head over to Jenna’s blog and hop on the learning train.

 

3) Hubspot Blog

The Hubspot Blog is a library on marketing knowledge. Seriously, every morning when I read through my favorite blogs, it’s at the very top of my list. From social media marketing, to email leads, to networking, Hubspot has it all. 

They even offer articles on a variety of other topics, including sales, customer experience, and website design and development. Seriously, if you own a business, this blog is a MUST.

 

4) Dan Lok

For the past year, we’ve been following Dan’s no-nonsense advice and inspiring content. He discusses everything from transforming your copy, improving your mindset, and – of course – making lots of money.

Dan is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, and renowned business strategist. His live shows and Youtube videos are viewed by millions of people around the world, and he has created a wildly successful brand focused on financial confidence.

In his blog, Dan leans more on the financial success side than the marketing area. However, the confidence he exudes and the tangible advice he offers is a must for any business owner. After all, if you’re not confident in your marketing, then it won’t be successful. Plus, his content on copywriting is beneficial for anyone in the digital marketing space.

Also, make sure you check out his Youtube channel!

 

5) Copyblogger

Founded by Brian Clark in 2006, Copyblogger has helped thousands of writers and digital marketers improve their craft. If you perform any writing for your business, then you’ll receive tons of valuable insight and strategies from this blog. They even offer a Content Marketer Certification that only opens a few times a year.

They have a strong team of expert writers, a consistent and informative tone, and a clean design that’s easy to navigate. VentureBeat has even called Copyblogger the “bible of content marketing.” 

It’s also the most popular content writing blog in the world, so there’s that if you’re still unconvinced.