Following on from the enormous success of this first edition of the LWB 100, I have followed it up with a much improved second edition. Check it out here!
The main problem for most people in figuring out how they are going to quit their job and start up their own online business is simply knowledge.
The following may seem obvious to you but is perhaps the most straightforward way to explain the requirements of success:
Your success in life runs in parallel with an understanding of what you are trying to achieve and how (tweet this).
Sure, some people can get lucky and “fall” into success. But this blog isn’t for those who are hoping that success will find them. Leaving Work Behind is for people who are ready to roll their sleeves up and work hard to achieve what they want from life.
Enter The Leaving Work Behind 100
It is all too easy to waste an enormous amount of time by applying yourself in an inefficient manner. I personally have wasted countless hours on near-worthless endeavors simply because I didn’t know any better. I would have given a great deal to have had a list such as this in front of me when I first started out on my path to leaving work behind, and I am really excited to present it to you now.
I honestly believe that the information contained within the blogs listed below can get you to where you want to be. The LWB 100 is broken up into ten categories:
- Internet Marketing
- Social Media
- Niche Sites
- Affiliate Marketing
And last but not least — Leaving Work Behind itself. That unique desire to make your life into something more than the typical 9 to 5 grind that the vast majority of people spend their entire lives enduring. Because life isn’t to be endured — it is to be embraced. We do not have to commit ourselves to 5 days of grind for 2 days of relief, only to repeat the cycle time and time again. There is a better way, and there is no time like the present to discover that for yourself.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at the 100 blogs you need in your life.
The Leaving Work Behind 100
A few things to consider when browsing the LWB 100:
- You can sort the blogs numerically and alphabetically by clicking on the relevant header.
- Each blog has been categorized by a consideration of its main focus. If you feel that a blog has been incorrectly categorized, please let me know.
- If you feel that a worthy blog has been missed off the list, please let me know! It may not have made the cut or I may have simply missed it.
|5||Social Media Examiner||Social Media|
|7||Daily Blog Tips||Blogging|
|9||Top Rank Blog||Internet Marketing|
|10||John Chow||Internet Marketing|
|11||Smart Passive Income||Internet Marketing|
|13||Shoe Money||Internet Marketing|
|15||Entrepreneur's Journey||Internet Marketing|
|19||Income Diary||Internet Marketing|
|20||Graywolf's SEO Blog||SEO|
|21||Traffic Generation Cafe||Traffic Building|
|22||Duct Tape Marketing||Internet Marketing|
|27||Get 10,000 Fans||Social Media|
|30||Young Pre Pro||Freelancing|
|32||The Art of Non-Conformity||Leaving Work Behind|
|33||Young Entrepreneur||Leaving Work Behind|
|34||Brian Gardner||Social Media|
|36||My Wife Quit Her Job||Entrepreneurship|
|38||Dan Zerrella||Social Media|
|39||Smart Blog on Social Media||Social Media|
|40||Buffer Blog||Social Media|
|42||Convince & Convert||Internet Marketing|
|43||Steve Scott Site||Affiliate Marketing|
|46||IM Impact||Internet Marketing|
|47||Retire @ 21||Entrepreneurship|
|48||The Sales Lion||Marketing|
|49||Personal Branding Blog||Marketing|
|50||Social @ Blogging Tracker||Social Media|
|51||Make Money On The Internet||Internet Marketing|
|52||Danny Brown||Social Media|
|53||Niche Pursuits||Niche Sites|
|54||Rise To The Top||Entrepreneurship|
|55||Virtual Business Lifestyle||Entrepreneurship|
|56||AdSense Flippers||Niche Sites|
|58||Men With Pens||Marketing|
|59||Illuminated Mind||Leaving Work Behind|
|61||Online Income Lab||Internet Marketing|
|63||Passive Panda||Internet Marketing|
|64||The Brand Builder Blog||Marketing|
|65||Escape From Cubicle Nation||Leaving Work Behind|
|66||Reviews 'n' Tips||Blogging|
|67||The Middle Finger Project||Entrepreneurship|
|68||Pushing Social||Social Media|
|69||Software By Rob||Entrepreneurship|
|71||Prolific Living||Leaving Work Behind|
|72||Live Your Legend||Leaving Work Behind|
|73||Make A Living Writing||Freelancing|
|74||Virtual Assistant Live||Entrepreneurship|
|75||My 4 Hour Workweek||Internet Marketing|
|76||Location 180||Leaving Work Behind|
|78||Tropical MBA||Internet Marketing|
|79||The Suitcase Entrepreneur||Leaving Work Behind|
|80||New Biz Blogger||Entrepreneurship|
|81||E-Junkie Blog||Internet Marketing|
|82||Hector Cuevas||Internet Marketing|
|84||Jeff Korhan||Internet Marketing|
|86||Teen Entrepreneur Blog||Entrepreneurship|
|87||Alexis Grant||Social Media|
|88||Blast 4 Traffic Now||Internet Marketing|
|89||Ruth Zive Copywriting||Freelancing|
|91||Life & Times of an Internet Marketer||SEO|
|93||Content Marketing Strategy||Marketing|
|94||Smart Boy Designs||Entrepreneurship|
|96||How I Got Rich||Affiliate Marketing|
|97||Chasing Pace||Internet Marketing|
|99||Justice Wordlaw IV||Affiliate Marketing|
|100||Build A Little Biz||Leaving Work Behind|
I have visited and read posts on every single one of these blogs. I have been reading many of them for months (over 30 of them are on my RSS reader alone). Every single one of my favorite blogs is included in the LWB.
Having said that,there are also plenty of blogs included that I was not aware of until a short time ago as well as blogs that you have recommended.
Only blogs that are regularly updated were considered for the LWB 100.
The blogs were ranked by an objective analysis of publicly available data. The LWB 100 does not reflect my personal opinion of the quality of the blogs, but there is no doubting that each and every one has something to offer you.
This is a true mashup of the very best resources there are available.
Simple - start exploring!
I would recommend that you sort the blogs by category and pick a few that are of interest. You can of course bookmark this post and come back to it whenever you want to find out more on a specific topic. I would not recommend that you try to read a lot of the blogs all in one go – this list isn’t going anywhere, so pace yourself!
Furthermore, I will be publishing follow up posts in the coming weeks such as my personal pick of the top 100 and the best of the rest (i.e. the blogs I love that didn’t make the cut). So stay tuned for in-depth coverage of some of the best blogs in the LWB 100!
Please Take A Moment To Spread The Word
The LWB 100 took me a staggering amount of time to put together. I would be extremely appreciative if you would take a moment to share it with your friends and followers. So please, share the list by clicking the buttons to your left.
If you would like to feature the list on your own blog, you are more than welcome to do so (and please let me know if you do!), but please — link back to Leaving Work Behind.