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Blogging Success: 100 Experts Share their Greatest Accomplishment

Since 2007, a movement was started to redefine one single word.

According to the Merriam-Webster, success is “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame”. However Strayer University pointed out that modern success is more aligned with self-fulfillment, and the achievement of personal goals.

So what does it mean for us bloggers?

I set out to find the answer by reaching out to over 100 successful experts to ask one simple question:

As a blogger, what is your greatest accomplishment?

Surprisingly, or unsurprisingly, everyone has their own take, from Yaro Starak to Ted Rubin to Neil Patel.

Through this thought-provoking post, I’d like to raise awareness on the importance of contemplating what success really means to you before setting out to achieve it.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with whatever makes you tick, because, as you will see, we are all different.

Enjoy!

Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau
ChrisGuillebeau.com
My greatest “accomplishment” in blogging is being able to connect with amazing people all over the world who care about what I have to say. I never cease to be surprised and grateful.

Lorraine Reguly

Lorraine Reguly
Wording Well
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger is having many of my posts be ranked on the first page of Google… some in the #1 spot! This is something many bloggers only DREAM of… and it has happened to me several times over. 😉

Ron Stefanski

Ron Stefanski
One Hour Professor
For me, the greatest accomplishment I’ve ever had from blogging is when I’ve received emails from my audience telling me success stories they’ve had using my advice. Though there are a lot of accomplishments to be proud of, nothing is better than knowing that you’re truly helping people.

David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott
DavidMeermanScott.com
Blogging has allowed me to build my business. It has allowed me to run my own thriving enterprise for 14 years (so far) so I don’t have to work for “the man”.

Bishal Biswas

Bishal Biswas
Viral Blog Tips
When you do Blogging or SEO, momentum keeps occurring in your life almost every day.

There’s a spark of happiness when you hit the first page with minimum work effort, there’s a feel of accomplishment when the thing you were working for since a long time getting achieved.

Success don’t hold me to explore new opportunity and getting failed at it – I keep pushing myself to give best efforts for great results.

But if you want me to be specified to it – I’d say, “Building up my team was one of my greatest accomplishment – the amount of work we did in past few months made us more money than we maybe had made in entire career.”

Henri Junttila

Henri Junttila
Wake Up Cloud
If I had to boil it to one thing, I would say the greatest accomplishment has been internal. It’s been the journey from not knowing what I’m doing, to finding my voice, following my heart, and having fun writing and creating. There’s now more ease in what I do. Instead of overthinking, I enjoy the process. So the greatest accomplishment has been a journey of personal discovery.

Charles Ngo

Charles Ngo
CharlesNgo.com
My biggest accomplishment is being able to turn my blog into a 7-figure business. Most bloggers only monetize through ads and affiliate links. I’ve been able to create and sell courses to my audience. This way I am making more money and have more control.

Emily Bennington

Emily Bennington
EmilyBennington.com
As a blogger my greatest accomplishment by far is connecting a community of like-minded professionals who, I believe, have the power to change the very culture of the businesses they touch.

Marko Saric

Marko Saric
HowToMakeMyBlog
Blogging is a great hobby and a very rewarding way to spend your free time. It helped me become better at communicating, writing, marketing, web development and so much more. One of the accomplishments I feel proudest about is that I hope that in some small way I was able to help people get started blogging and take those first baby steps towards a successful online project. Blogging helped me a lot in my life, so I hope that my advice and guidance has helped others achieve some of the same and many other benefits.

William Harris

William Harris
Elumynt
As a blogger, my greatest accomplishment was when one of my articles, on my own personal blog, gained enough traction that it earned me a meeting with the 5 of the biggest executives at Magento. It validated that my blog had the ability to reach key players in eCommerce almost entirely as a result of solid writing on a good topic.

Neil Patel

Neil Patel
NeilPatel.com
Helping others. The reason I love blogging is that you can impact other people. For me, business owners read my information, apply it to their businesses and grow.

Chris Lee Vella

Chris Lee
A Blog on Blogging
I see blogging as a way to keep challenging myself to be just a little bit better every single day.

I challenge myself to figure out how to write better, design better and most importantly communicate my message better to the world.

I never had that much ambition in life so you could say that’s probably one achievement I will remember for a while.

I was never meant to “become a writer on the internet” or to do graphic design work (for my blog) but I do that now and it was only because it became a necessity for me to continue improving myself, my blog and my business.

It also gives me a great feeling when I get an email from somebody saying that I helped them by reading a blog post that I’ve published (which I had forgotten about).

It’s a true testament to how much of an impact and long-lasting effects a simple blog can have and I’m glad to have chosen this path in my life.

Zac Johnson

Zac Johnson
ZacJohnson.com
One of the best things about being a blogger in the online marketing and blogging space is having the ability to put myself out there, while helping others in the process. As a result of the blog, new opportunities arise all the time. What’s really special is when I get to hear from my audience on how they’ve been able to take my advice and actionable tips and how they’ve applied them into their own business. Another exciting area I’ve been focusing on lately is helping bloggers get started through my new tutorial “how to start blogging” site. It quite amazing to see how many people are starting a website or blog for the first time, and even more exciting to see that I’m helping them find success in the process!

Two things. I feel very blessed that I am able to make a full-time living off the platform provided by my blog. But without doubt, the thing I’m proudest of is being in a place where I can offer genuine help and encouragement to other writers. Being a writer is often a lonely path, and I love being able to reach a hand out to others, through my blog, and help them along the way.

Geoffrey James

Geoffrey James
GeoffreyJames.com
Longevity.

Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins
Goins, Writer
Writing something I am proud of.

Krista Gray

Krista Gray
GoldSquare
My greatest accomplishment is a simple one: having provided value to my readers.

Cendrine Marrouat

Cendrine Marrouat
Social Media Slant
My greatest achievement as a blogger is to have made my mark in a very competitive field — social media.

But things didn’t happen in one day. It was a lot of hard work, research, and self-education. I have had to adjust my strategy many times.

Most importantly, though, I have always given more than I would take. When you care about others and treat them the way you would like to be treated, they are very likely to return the favor.

Matthew Woodward

Matthew Woodward
MatthewWoodward.co.uk
When it comes to blogging I love helping people, so my greatest accomplishment with the blog is making a real difference to people’s lives by providing solutions and answers to their problems!

The feedback you receive when you’ve helped someone is fantastic and really makes you feel like you’ve made a difference, take this testimonial for example;

“Matthew is without doubt one of the most useful and helpful people I have ever come across in this game. His level of commitment to his readers is immense and I recently asked a him a question in a comment thread about a post he wrote several years ago, and still received a prompt reply with updated information! However the stand out thing for me is the level of detail he goes into when either reviewing something or in an advice post that really sets him apart. This guy puts in a lot of effort for his readers and for that I am hugely grateful.”

That’s what blogging is all about for me, it’s an opportunity to share what I know to help out others, so receiving feedback like that always gives you a great feeling of accomplishment.

Ravi Chahar

Ravi Chahar
BloggingLove
You know blogging is something I think about day and night. It’s something which makes me happy. Blogging isn’t just a piece of work, it’s much more than that. People should have a vision for their blogging career. What kind of blog they desire to build? Some people restrict themselves just to write blog posts. They don’t provide the satisfactory content. Newbies should try to provide a uniqueness in their blog posts.

As I always say, “keep the harmony and be consistent.”

People should think more than just making money. They have to enter the new era of blogging with their writing talent.

Chris Guthrie

Chris Guthrie
UpFuel
Reaching people from around the world, finding a way to help them in their business and then meeting them in person at a marketing event. This has happened numerous times over the years and it’s always fun to meet people besides just virtually.

Martin Shervington

Martin Shervington
Plus Your Business
My blogging journey started around four years ago, and my real breakthrough was when people started to read what I had to say. From there I could build a community around my content, and that has changed everything I do in business and life.

John Meese

John Meese
JohnMeese.me
The greatest accomplishment I’ve ever achieved through my blog is inspiring other people to believe in themselves. I teach about online entrepreneurship, but since I’m fairly young and share even small successes, people find inspiration from that to launch something new. That’s an honor!

Tim Bourquin

Tim Bourquin
After Offers
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger is making that FIRST sale of an online course back in 2005. Making one sale doesn’t seem like a big thing, but for anyone just starting out, putting the work into creating a great product and then building traffic and an email list to market to IS a big deal.

There is something about getting that first “sale notification email” that is very satisfying and makes you want to jump for joy.

Once I finally made the first sale, the next one was much easier and you start to realize that your hard work can result in income over and over again with much less work than it took to make that first one.

It also made me realize that I waited far too long to decide to actually monetize my website. Taking action and letting your audience know that your content is valuable and worth paying for is a critical step every blogger must understand if they want to make their website a full-time income.

Nate Shivar

Nate Shivar
ShivarWeb
Consistently running a website for 6+ years. Consistency and patience are the most underrated “magical ingredients” to growing an audience. Sure, you have to know when to stop a dying project sometimes, but in most cases, I’d say the biggest obstacle to a successful website is simply sticking to the project and incrementally improving it over time.

Brent Jones

Brent Jones
Brent Jones Online
My greatest blogging accomplishment is my video interview series, Better Freelancing. I publish new episodes every other Monday, and at the time I’m writing this, 28 episodes have already been published. Each one features a different blogger or freelancer sharing his or her best practices — superpowers, as I call them — with respect to building an online, service-based business. I’ve had some incredible guests on my show, which has resulted in plenty of high quality and original content for my blog, while allowing me to reach new audiences.

I got over 5,000 social shares to my LinkedIn publishing study.

It goes to show that if you spend the time to create great content and promote it, you can grow your blog traffic and subscribers. Even if you are starting from scratch.

Venchito Tampon

Venchito Tampon
SharpRocket
My greatest accomplishment is to build our own brand – SharpRocket, in a very competitive industry of search marketing. We are fortunate enough to be featured in one of the top forum sites in the world, namely: Reddit AMA and Inbound.org AMA.

Anthony Metivier

Anthony Metivier
Magnetic Memory Method
As a blogger, the only thing that matters is engagement, which means people taking action and getting results. When a Magnetic Memory Method student tells me they’ve memorized 1000 words of a language in 6 weeks, 200 in 10 days, or even just 3 a day for a week, then I know I’m doing good work.

Results like these are more important than social shares and blog comments, and that’s what a lot of bloggers who teach need to remember. Sharing your stuff is a passive action. It’s a click. Commenting is semi-active engagement. It’s people typing some words.

But taking what you teach and using it to positively transform their lives in fundamental ways: that’s accomplishment.

Julie R. Neidlinger

Julie R. Neidlinger
Lone Prairie
It would be easy to say that my best accomplishment as a blogger were those times when specific posts went viral or caught a lot of attention, since that’s something that is easily measured and can be used to promote myself. But to be honest, I’ve appreciated more those times when a small post garnered a private email from one person who might say “thank you for writing that, it made my day.” If something I write is truly helpful or uplifting to another person’s life, then that’s my greatest accomplishment even if only a few people read it. On a more practical note, I can say that blogging has helped me accomplish personal writing goals (i.e. a book) just by forcing me to do the work of practice.

My greatest accomplishment as blogger is my expertise to start a blog and take it to the height of success. I have accomplished this goal for all my clients and that is why I am one of the busiest blogging consultants in blogosphere. Blogging success model keeps changing with the change of time but those who thoroughly understand the art of blogging can achieve success by picking the best model according to the requirement of a specific blogging era.

Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph
Blogging from Paradise
Traveling the world through my blog is what I most appreciate. Having fun and being free to span the globe is the 1 thing I’m doing that makes my heart sing.

Dominique Jackson

Dominique Jackson
DominiqueJ
My greatest accomplishment was selling my first site. It showed me it was possible to earn real money online doing something I enjoy and am passionate about. It was an awesome learning experience and made me feel like a “legit” online entrepreneur.

Donna Merrill

Donna Merrill
Donna Merrill Tribe
I love helping people improve their lives. Blogging has given me a wonderful opportunity to help other bloggers develop their sites into profitable businesses. I do this through my blog content, my digital training products and personal coaching. I’d say improving people’s’ lives is the most important thing I’ve been able to accomplish as a pro blogger. That’s quite a blessing, and every day I am grateful for it.

Michael Karp

Michael Karp
Copytactics
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger has been the impact my articles have made on my readers.

Comments like these make the long hours worth it:

“This post is amazing, Michael. It’s not a post—it’s a full course in the latest traffic generation tools, that I will have to sit down and study for weeks! You’ve given us so many powerful strategies and I can’t wait to start implementing some of them. If your readers begin using even one of these techniques/tools, they will be growing their business exponentially. I will definitely be sharing this post with my networks.

Thanks for all the work that went into this, Michael.”

And

“I must admit, I rarely take the time to stop and comment on something I read online but… just wow. What a great post.

I think for me the key difference between this and other stuff I’ve read is how highly actionable everything us, with great examples of how they work in practice. I’m actually sunning myself on holiday at the moment, now I can’t wait to get back and start implementing.

I’ve started curating my favourite (mostly free) design resources from across the web at my new site Technifique.com and this will really help me start growing traffic to it.

Thanks Michael!”

It doesn’t matter whether these people never buy my book or any of my future products. Knowing that people have gained something from my writing is a major win.

And if you focus on providing as much value as possible, people will reciprocate it in a big way.

Timo Kiander

Timo Kiander
Smart Productive Work
Getting into writing in a foreign language.

Writing blog posts, emails and books has improved my language skills, both written and spoken.

Devesh Sharma

Devesh Sharma
Design Bombs
I would love to say it is one of my sites, but I think it is the lifestyle that I get to have and exciting people I had the chance to meet through blogging.

Alex Turnbull

Alex Turnbull
Groove
In three years, our biggest accomplishment has been turning our blog into the number one driver of new customers for our business. We work hard to put out interesting, valuable and useful content every single week, and I’m super proud of the fact that our readers have rewarded us with their trust and business because of it.

Nathalie Lussier

Nathalie Lussier
AmbitionAlly
My biggest accomplishment as a blogger is contributing back to the blogging community, through developing intuitive WordPress plugins for ambitious business owners like myself. It’s been amazing to spot places in the marketplace that could really use some love, and to be able to create a product that serves so many, like our popular PopupAlly and WebinarAlly plugins.

Jason Acidre

Jason Acidre
Kaiser the Sage
There’s so many things that I should be really grateful about in the entirety of my journey as a blogger, but if I can only choose one, I’d probably say that my greatest achievement (so far) would be somehow helping our country – the Philippines – to make a dent in the world of the SEO. To be able to showcase what our people can do and contribute, not just in this particular industry, and being able to influence/inspire some of my peers (and I guess readers) here is something, in a way, that I think I can really be proud of.

Amy Lynn Andrews

Amy Lynn Andrews
AmyLynnAndrews.com
I teach people how to blog and get started with social media. Hearing the words “I wouldn’t have a blog if it wasn’t for you!” for the first time was my greatest accomplishment.

Luke Jordan

Luke Jordan
Intergeek
I don’t think I have a greatest accomplishment in terms of blogging, and – being honest – I’m not sure I ever will. There have been times where I’ve been pretty happy with something – like when Hubspot gave me a really nice feature in this article. That post still sends me a good few visitors today and helped me grow my subscriber base substantially when I was first starting out. There have been other times where some real industry influencers (100k+ followers) have shared my content and I’ve thought “that’s cool!”

However, being honest, I’m a really greedy person. I always want more. That doesn’t mean I’m not pleased when good things happen like in the examples above, and it doesn’t just extend to wanting more things from more people either. I’m my biggest critic, always looking to further myself; grow, learn, improve and more.

I find it hard to evaluate the success of what I’m doing because I’m never fully satisfied with the results, no matter how positive they appear to be. I’m always thinking “what if?…” rather than sitting back and admiring any small successes. I don’t actually think that’s too much of a bad thing when it comes to attempting to gain visibility in a saturated niche like the ‘blogging about blogging’ world that we operate in.

Looking at the opposite side of things: when my readers email me or comment on my site telling me THEY’VE achieved something using my advice, well, then I’m really happy.

My greatest accomplishment is posting new content every single day for 8 months straight. In fact, when I got started, I had issues with my laptop’s keyboard. So I need to type words using Virtual Keyboard. It was devastating but my desires overcome the obstacles. And here I am, the hard work pays off. 🙂

Steve Razinski

Steve Razinski
I’ve Tried That
I built a business that allows me to be in control of my own time. I get to do what I want, when I want, and I don’t have to ask permission to take time off, go on vacation, or stay home if I’m sick. Time is my most valuable resource and I’m not spending mine trapped in a cubicle.

Adam Connell

Adam Connell
Blogging Wizard
If I had to say an actual accomplishment, I’d have to say helping to grow a marketing agency to 6 figures/year in 4-5 months while spending a few days each month on marketing. Which just considered of blogging & guest blogging.

But the truth is that earning a money is a means to an end. It’s not the reason why I blog. I blog because I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping people turn their blog’s into something that can improve their lives.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson
A Luxury Travel Blog
I believe my greatest accomplishment is turning what started out as just a personal hobby – my blog about luxury travel – into my full time job. In 10 years, A Luxury Travel Blog has gone from something I did in my lunch hour to a full time career where I have more work than I can comfortably handle, not to mention some amazing opportunities being put my way, from expeditions across Nepal to safaris in South Africa, and a lot more besides.

Bob Lotich

Bob Lotich
Efficient Blogging
While I have a number of personal accomplishments that I’ve been happy to achieve, my biggest accomplishments are the students that I have had the good fortune to be able to work with who have gone on to far surpass anything I’ve been able to accomplish with my blogs.

Tadeusz Szewczyk

Tadeusz Szewczyk
Onreact
What’s my greatest accomplishment as a blogger? That’s a difficult question. Actually I’m not the person to decide I guess. Others would have to tell me. It’s a bit like telling others that you’re an expert. That’s akin to bragging. You are biased of course.

Others will tell you that you’re an expert, not the other way around. Then you can repeat after them.

I can only tell you what feels like the greatest accomplishment as a blogger until now. It’s not that I made a living as a blogger for several years. It’s not that my German cycling blog still gets at least 10k visits a month (in winter/twice as many in summer) even though I barely updated it for years. These may sound like accomplishments for others though.

I recently finished my DIY guide to “blogging, social media and search success” as an 188 page strong ebook.

It took me years to do that. Actually I had the idea back in 2009 and I published the ebook just now in 2016. I faced serious hardships family and health-wise in the meantime so I had to focus on client work that immediately paid. I never gave up though. It’s available now finally.

Skylar Liberty Rose

Skylar Liberty Rose
SkylarLibertyRose.com
My greatest accomplishment is connecting with people in a way that makes a difference. Getting messages from people across the globe who tell me that they’ve incorporated positive change in their lives because of something I’ve written is an amazing feeling. I love being able to use creativity as a tool for connectivity.

As a blogger, I think my greatest accomplishment has been to financially earn a living with my laptop wherever I go. When I started my blog in 2006, monetization wasn’t even “a thing”. Over the years, employing techniques like cross-pollination between my site and other sites I write for (like my “Dear Nora” column) and creating products like How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World, I’ve managed to become a major player in this very competitive industry, and to pay the bills while I’m at it.

Josh Coffy

Josh Coffy
Flight Media
Being able to travel the world, speaking professionally to organizations, while often getting paid five figures per engagement. More importantly, blogging has helped me grow Flight Media into a 14-person marketing and design company, with people lined to place their order! 🙂

David Cain

David Cain
Raptitude
Definitely going into business for myself. With most achievements, the novelty soon wears off and the new situation becomes normal. But literally every time I wake up, my first thought is, “I don’t have a boss, this is awesome.”

Tim Soulo

Tim Soulo
BloggerJet
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger is landing my dream job via my blog. 🙂

My personal blog called BloggerJet has always been a hobby, but I worked real hard to stand out and bring something new to the world of marketing.

This is how CEO of Ahrefs noticed me and invited me to do some freelance marketing for them.

A few month later I ended up as head of marketing at Ahrefs and moved with my family to amazing Singapore.

Many people strive for independence and quitting 9 to 5 in favour of their own ventures, but I have a blast working full time at Ahrefs and I’m totally enjoying it!

And it would not happen if I didn’t work hard on my personal blog.

So that’s the story.

Rohan Rajiv

Rohan Rajiv
A Learning a Day
Writing a learning every day (there were a couple of misses in the early years but not many!) for 8+ years. 🙂

Ted Rubin

Ted Rubin
TedRubin.com
In my eyes this is the ‘Age of Influence,’ where anyone can build an audience and effect change, advocate brands, build relationships and make a difference. So… my ability to do all of those, consistently, authentically, and with passion is my greatest blogging accomplishment. #RonR#NoLetUp!

Enstine Muki

Enstine Muki
EnstineMuki.com
Blogging is sweet and my biggest accomplishment is the community I have built so far. Though this isn’t as big as I would want, I think it’s the greatest thing I have achieved this far.

Everything else happens in my community so I see it as a big point in my blogging.

Sharon Hurley Hall

Sharon Hurley Hall
SharonHH.com
I enjoy helping others succeed, so my greatest accomplishment as a blogger has been mentoring freelance writers and helping them build thriving careers. I’ve done this by writing about the business of writing on my Get Paid to Write Online blog and on other people’s blogs. It’s always a joy when writers tell me (as many do) that I’ve given them a tip that made a difference to how they run their writing businesses.

Abhishek Jain

Abhishek Jain
Rusty Blogger
I have been blogging from last 3 years and serious since last 1 year. Rusty Blogger has given me a new identity as a Blogger & Internet Marketer. The best moments of my Blogging career were when I got an interview call from a fellow blogger for his blog and the moment when I got a chance to deliver Blogging Workshop at DomainX 2016 in ACET Amritsar. Blogging is not just about getting more and more money but helping others through your skills & creating positive difference in their lives.

Freedom. I can hop on to a self-drive family trip for weeks, read books till 4am, or play Star Craft at lunch hours without the worry of a boss or work politics. I think having the freedom to shape my life and develop myself is the biggest accomplishment to me as a blogger.

Trevor Young

Trevor Young
PR Warrior
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger is the fact that nine years later, my blog PR WARRIOR is still going strong! In a world where everyone seems to be intent on going after the latest insider secret or growth hack, I’m a strong believer in digging in for the long haul, in providing value via a body of work, not just relying on a single viral online hit that puts your name up in lights (but might do little else besides). Building a professional personal brand takes time and sustained effort, and blogging can provide this reputational ‘spine’. While PR WARRIOR might have changed ‘homes’ a couple of times on the web, I’m proud that I’m still contributing articles that generate talk in my industry and broader professional circles.

Camilla Hallstrom

Camilla Hallstrom
Influence with Content
What makes me most proud and happy as a blogger is when I receive an email or some other message where readers tell me how they’ve used my content to make their lives better. For example, a reader once told me that he had been able to stop procrastinating and get more work done in a day. This specific reader had always struggled with procrastination. In my opinion, this is the type of story that gives blogging a purpose and feels like a great accomplishment.

Our greatest accomplishment in blogging is our willingness to persevere. We always believed we could meet our goals, like getting 500,000 page views per month or making a decent income from our blog. So, even though we had no idea how to do it, we trusted in ourselves and figured out a way to get there. That meant a lot of hours sitting on our bums testing stuff and connecting with other bloggers. If it wasn’t for our perseverance, we would have given up ages ago already.

A short note: to us, perseverance doesn’t just mean only grinding through the stuff we’re currently doing. It also means being constantly willing to improve strategies and test new things.

We set ourselves new goals and we’re sure we’ll get there. Somehow. 🙂

Sue Anne Dunlevie

Sue Anne Dunlevie
Successful Blogging
The most exciting things about blogging for 6 years have been 1) the wonderful people I have met online, especially the other bloggers in my niche, 2) growing the number of readers of the blog and 3)the clients and customers I have been privileged to work with.

Gael Breton

Gael Breton
Authority Hacker
My greatest achievement has been to be able to take the blogging model from zero (nobody really taught me anything) to a business model that earns us high 6 figures per year. While most people are worried about traffic, I think the hardest part of the journey has been to learn how to sell to blog readers.

It is a very different process as people are usually consulting blogs for entertainment. But mixing advertising, product releases, email marketing and CRO, we now have a complete blueprint to building 6 figures online businesses on demand and that’s what I feel the most proud about.

Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller
Bowler Hat
It is likely a bit of a cheesy response but my greatest achievement is always when we help someone. If that is adding strategy to an under-performing PPC ad campaign or helping someone with a really niche technical SEO issue. If I can help someone achieve one of their goals and expose our expertise in the meanwhile then I always get a kick out of that.

My greatest accomplishment was being featured on Entrepreneur.com as one of 7 online entrepreneurs worth following, you can’t really ask for more than that!

My greatest accomplishment as a writer/blogger will always remain the same. The ability to connect with people in a way that is meaningful, that leads to engagement and ultimately helps them.

People have incredible problems they are looking to solve within the online world and as a blogger you can effectively fill as many of these voids (and help as many people as you want in the process). It is a beautiful thing.

Daren Low

Daren Low
Bitcatcha
My greatest accomplishment is when people reach out and express their gratitude on my work. I write detailed guide like this one and I can’t tell you that how excited I am to know that my works help.

Henneke Duistermaat

Henneke Duistermaat
Enchanting Marketing
My greatest achievement is probably that I’ve been selling out my last few writing courses, and I’ve only promoted my courses to my blog readers and email list. What makes me even happier, however, is when people tell me I have helped them improve their writing, become more confident and find their voice.

Marc Guberti

Marc Guberti
MarcGuberti.com
My greatest accomplishment was hitting the publish button for my first blog post. That blog post gets virtually no traffic, but it was a starting point to a successful blog. Starting something is always to scariest part. Everything else gradually becomes easier after that. I am realizing that now that I am in the process of starting my first podcast.

Dr Rin Porter

Dr. Rin Porter
Things Could Be Worse
My greatest accomplishment is helping people who are nearing retirement, or already retired, but need some assistance to get the most out of their new lives as retirees. I offer suggestions, tips, methods, and thought processes that enable people to revise and improve their approaches to retirement.

Nathan Pierce

Nathan Pierce
Micro Brewr
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger has been inspiring and equipping others to pursue their passion to start a brewery.

Like other craft niches, the craft beer industry is such a fun and artful place. The people are very welcoming and they’re full of excitement, passion, and vision. The product is enjoyable, too!

As one guest in MicroBrewr Podcast said: If any homebrewer tells you he doesn’t want to start a brewery, he’s lying.

But starting a business that could require a million dollar investment is no easy task.

MicroBrewr Podcast has interviews with over 80 brewers, brewery owners, and other experts in the craft beer industry. The guests have hands-on experience and stories that inspire and inform listeners around the world to follow their passion and start the craft brewery of their dreams.

It so humbling and energizing to see emails and comments from people who are taking action to pursue their dreams. They thank me for producing MicroBrewr. Without a doubt, that is the best part of being a blogger!

Andrea Beltrami

Andrea Beltrami
The Branded Solopreneur
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger has been to turn my business profitable in its first year. That’s not an easy feat, and one that escaped me in more business attempts than I care to fess up to before I launched The Branded Solopreneur.

I was able to do this by getting steadfast clarity in who my brand was for, how exactly I could help them, and by promoting the services I provided that would do just that in a couple super targeted sales funnels.

Building a list and a community was a large part of how I found new leads, built trust with them, and ultimately turned them into customers. And it didn’t require a large menu of products, programs and services. In fact, I started with only ONE, a full service Brand Identity package, and only added additional services based on what people wanted to hire me for. The bottom line, I never created something new unless it had already sold at least a few times.

It’s all about strategy and not building something unless you’ve proved that people are READY to buy it. Pre-selling and building your offers as you go is the smartest profit building principle you can operate with!

Rick Ramos

Rick Ramos
RickRamos.com
I think educating others has been my greatest accomplishment as a blogger. I’ll get emails from time to time how a blog post I’ve written has changed someone’s approach to marketing. It’s pretty satisfying getting positive feedback from people and people giving thanks.

Christian Karasiewicz

Christian Karasiewicz
Social Chefs
As a blogger, my greatest accomplishment is being able to create and publish thought-provoking content that will not only help educate readers, but also encourage them and spur them on to take action towards accomplishing their own initiatives.

Codrut Turcanu

Codrut Turcanu
CodrutTurcanu.com
Blogging to me is an ideal platform for promoting your know-how, story, products and services. Think of it as a taxi. It drives you exactly where you want to go. You just need to have the right strategy and don’t lie to yourself.

I’ve made good money through blogging, and my greatest accomplishment is the hundreds of people I’ve meet and made connections with. In the end, people buy from other people they like, know and trust.

Marianne Manthey

Marianne Manthey
Design Your Own Blog
I could say that my greatest accomplishment is getting published in a print magazine, but honestly my greatest accomplishment is the email or message I get from a reader thanking me for helping them with their blog’s design. Nothing makes me happier than knowing that my content has made a difference in someone’s blogging or business experience.

Amy Crumpton

Amy Crumpton
Purpose Dweller
Life is busy. Hectic. Chaotic at times. Pressing in on us from every side. “One more thing” in a person’s bucket makes it full to overflowing. Email is one of our primary sources of overload, too. So for my community to give me permission, week after week, to send my words to their inboxes- well, it means the world to me. I sense we are on this journey together and I owe them something valuable in exchange for their precious time. Each and every subscriber IS my greatest accomplishment and always has been. And it can be for every blogger, no matter the “size” of a list. We can simply practice saying to ourselves as we write, “Thank you, for every subscriber who cares enough to be on my list!

Tyson Downs

Tyson Downs
Titan Web Agency
My greatest blogging accomplishment is being able to launch a successful marketing agency by consistently blogging. A few years ago, I decided to blog every day for a month, and I’m still reaping the benefits of that.

That isn’t to say that blogging is easy, and that everyone should do it.

But, if done right, it can be a very powerful way to create authority, and build a business.

Steve Masters

Steve Masters
Vertical Leap
A great achievement for me is creating a blog article that can appeal to readers over a long period of time. The first great thrill is identifying a gap, where there are lots of people searching for information that not many websites provide – get that right and you can benefit from a decent organic search position.

The second thrill is when your article gets noticed by lots of people, who share it. That’s great for short term validation. The true test of success, though, is when you see a steady stream of traffic coming in over a long period of time – if you keep re-promoting and updating the article, you can keep the traffic going.

One great evergreen article can bring in a high proportion of your website traffic.

Scott Eddy

Scott Eddy
MrScottEddy.com
I realized that in this industry, your most important asset is your audience. So I spent 6 years building up a highly-engaged audience, then I entered the travel industry. Most people enter the industry, then build up their audience because of their writing and/or travels, I did the opposite, so I was able to take advantage of doing campaigns right away when I entered.

Yaro Starak

Yaro Starak
Entrepreneurs Journey
As a blogger my greatest accomplishment is tough to decide. If I factor in what has impacted the most people, I would say the fact that I coined the phrase “Pillar Post” and helped thousands of other bloggers learn how to create powerful blog posts.

However I’m more proud of the people I have helped who have gone on to grow their own blogs and businesses that make millions of dollars and help millions of people. It’s amazing how many lives you can touch in positive ways through blogging.

Gail Gardner

Gail Gardner
GrowMap
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger is our blogger mastermind Skype group where bloggers share expertise and assist and support each other. Out of that group we have dozens of Trello boards full of resources so that any new blogger (or even experienced bloggers new to our group) can get immediate access to saved resources. This is explained in the video and post at GrowMap.

Mike Wallagher

Mike Wallagher
How to Start a Blog
My biggest accomplishment is blogging was to grow my subscribers to 10,000. It took exactly 2 years and I’m very proud of it.

They ‘key’ for the success was to create actionable, helpful and easy to follow content that was grabbed up by Google (luckily generated a lot of links and visits).

My advice: Start building list from DAY 1!

Ashley Faulkes

Ashley Faulkes
Mad Lemmings
For me blogging has become being able to make a living. So, my biggest accomplishment has been being able to live from blogging and supporting my SEO/Web Design business with that blog. Nothing is better than combining your passion for what you do and helping others!

Nicholas Scalice

Nicholas Scalice
Earn Worthy
As a blogger, my greatest accomplishment is having my content shared by thought leaders in the industry. This is a sign that what you’re doing is working, since there is so much other content out there that they could be sharing. To get to the point where your content is consistently shared by industry leaders, make sure you’re publishing on a regular basis, and that you’re putting maximum effort into your work, rather than just going through the motions.

For me I think the biggest accomplishment has been just not giving up. Success doesn’t come overnight as some people think it is so you just have to persevere and keep trying new things.

Elna Cain

Elna Cain
Innovative Ink
Personally one the best things that has happened to me as a blogger is building a tribe of loyal followers.

Visitors come and go, but subscribers and followers stay with you and your blog over the long run. I have several blogs, but my most recent blog Twins Mommy is growing fast and generating a lot of engaged readers.

I’m happy about this and know that having such a loyal group is what will help me succeed as a blogger.

Erik Emanuelli

Erik Emanuelli
No Passive Income
My greatest accomplishment has been building a solid income with the internet and finally been able to pay the bills with my online activities.

I’m a really pragmatic person and I truly enjoy the freedom of working online.

Today, I’m investing my energies and efforts to keep increase and differentiate my income streams.

Sofie Couwenbergh

Sofie Couwenbergh
Wonderful Wanderings
As a travel blogger I’ve been able to inspire people on where to go for their next vacation or weekend trip and advise them on where to eat and spend the night while on their travels. I believe that being able to do that, and afterward receiving messages from them saying they loved my recommendations, is my greatest achievement blogging.

Kathryn Aragon

Kathryn Aragon
Kathryn Aragon Media
My greatest accomplishment as a blogger is growing my business in spite of a spinal cord injury that left me partially paralyzed. Luckily I had already started by business–a traditional job wouldn’t have let me work from bed for 4 years! Now, against all odds, I’m recovering function and am walking around the house, but I’m proud that a life-changing injury didn’t stop me from reaching my goals.

Casandra Campbell

Casandra Campbell
Minimalist Marketing
Nothing motivates me more than seeing the impact my advice has had on someone else’s life. I blog a lot of about marketing and business, and when I see comments from entrepreneurs who have implemented my suggestions and grown their business as a result, I always get excited.

Andy Crestodina

Andy Crestodina
Orbit Media
One day I realized that no one had ever answered the question “how long does it take to blog?” So I did a survey of 1000 bloggers and discovered the answer: 2.5 hours on average.

That research was shared 1,600 times and 180 websites have linked to it. It took a lot of time to create, but it was worth it.

Now we do it every year, so we see the trends over time. It’s fun, interesting and gives us great search and social benefits!

Bryan Collins

Bryan Collins
Become a Writer Today
My biggest accomplishment is figuring out that when I blog I should be writing about problems my readers have and not just about problems I have or things I’m interested in. In other words, the most successful bloggers are the least selfish ones. They take the time to listen to their readers’ frustrations and then go out of their way to help them by providing insanely valuable content. And successful bloggers talk about the mistakes they made so readers can learn from them. If you’re a blogger and you start doing this, the rewards will come to you in the end.

Harris Schachter

Harris Schachter
OptimizePrime
As a blogger, I think my greatest accomplishment was meeting new people and them recognizing my name, or complimenting me on something I’ve written! Whenever you write a blog post you’re never sure if it will be read, so it’s always nice to get that recognition in real life.

Aaron Lee

Aaron Lee
Short of Height
My greatest achievement since I started blogging six years ago is changing someone’s life.

Since I started, the main goal of my blog has always been to help others. To date, I’ve received countless email from people who shared with me how my blog post has helped them land a new job, get a promotion and change their life for the better. Nothing beats that.

Tor Refsland

Tor Refsland
Time Management Chef
I got featured on 158 top blogs in my first 14 months of blogging and built an email list of 3645 subscribers.

Published a post that generated 20,231 page views in 6 days, it has now over 1600+ share and 92+ comments.

My blog got ranked as the top 50 Personal Development Blog in 2016 by Wisdom Times.

I won the “Most Epic” blog post category on Jon Morrow’s blog Smart Blogger (ex. Boost Blog Traffic).

Then I created something I call the Pre-Free technique, built an email list of 777 subscribers in 3,5 months and I launched my first course. The results? $6000+ in sales before I had created the product.

I built a coaching business from 0 to $3000 per month in less than 3 months by reaching out to cold leads and turning them into paying clients (paying me from $500 to $1500 per month).

This year I will be featured in a book with some of the best marketers and bloggers in the world (Seth Godin, Chris Brogan, Brian Clark, Yaro Starak and Evan Carmichael).

I have also been interviewed on the #1 business podcast in the world, John Lee Dumas´s EOFire.

Smart and strategic hustling usually pays off.

Joao Cajuda

João Cajuda
JoaoCajuda.com
The best thing about being a travel blogger is to have the opportunity to explore the most amazing and unexplored places on the planet and get paid for it… Being a blogger is a very solitary job, you spend a lot of time alone in front of a computer, still, you work with the ambition to inspire people to travel more. I feel very grateful when I meet people on remote places that follow my work… This is the most remarkable thing!

Uttoran Sen

Uttoran Sen
GuestCrew
I started blogging way back in 2005, by 07 I had already earned $20k from Adsense alone. It was a dream run, I had only just started college then.

Just like anyone else, getting my startup funded was my biggest accomplishment. I got funded twice, the latest project that I’m working on – GuestCrew – is a funded project. It is a social media startup where we promote business or event launch.

Danny Dover

Danny Dover
Life Listed
My biggest accomplishment as a blogger has been having offline conversations with people who have said my online writing affected them in a meaningful way. Breaking the boundary between the online and offline world is deceivingly difficult and as such, I see providing offline value to others as a core goal of mine.

Chris Lee

Chris Lee
RankXL
For me, my biggest accomplishment was reaching 6-figures in revenue within my first year.

But more than that, the best part of it all is the systems I was able to create with it.

I’ve only been running the RankXL blog for just over a year now, and things have grown much faster than I expected.

What started out as a personal blog, and a side project, is now a large part of my business, and it’s a lot of fun.

Lisa Kardos, Ph.D

Lisa Kardos, Ph.D.
Optimize Books
As a blogger, I have been able to help people who are struggling to overcome challenges to achieve their goals and dreams. Providing tools and systems to those individuals, and later learning of their increased motivation and progress as a result, has been very meaningful for me!

John Paul Aguiar

John Paul Aguiar
JohnPaulAguiar.com
I have been blogging for a long time, 10+ years and I am happy to say I have had many accomplishments, big and small along the way.

But I think my biggest accomplishment has been starting and growing a large blog with little to no money.

In the beginning I did the real work, connecting with people, writing unique helpful content, spending many hours on Social Media etc… all the work it takes to build a large trusted and respected blog.

There is more than one way to answer that question. From a personal point of view, I would say that, in both our blogs, “Viajar Entre Viagens” and “Wanderers But Not Lost”, we have managed to create a dynamics that is close to people, answering their questions and doubts about travelling, but also being able, through our words and photos, to make people travel with us. From a more professional point of view, I would stress the fact that our portuguese blog, which is about 6 years old, has been awarded in Lisbon’s Tourism Fair contest “Blogger Travel Awards” for the past 3 years, by the public, as well as the jury, as the Best Personal Travel Blog.

Riaz Shah

Riaz Shah
My Internet Quest
When I first started online, I had no knowledge on how the internet world works. After becoming a blogger, I learned that ranking on the first page of Google is just a matter of effort, and we can do this for just about any site we want. We don’t need to hire SEO specialists, we are them.

Rohan Chaubey

Rohan Chaubey
RohanChaubey.com
My greatest accomplishment is — the people I’ve been able to help humbles me every single day. The incredible success we have seen together keeps me motivated to accomplish more; impact more.

Philip Verghese Ariel

Philip Verghese ‘Ariel’
Philipscom
The greatest accomplishment in my blogging journey so far is the amazing online friends I procured on the way from far and wide!

Indeed, that relationship or engagement made me move on to reach the present level, though need to go a long way, I can with full confidence say that those cordial relationships still continues and that made me reach out more and more influencers further. In fact, that prompts me to continue my blogging journey. And I am doubly sure that this will lead me to a great success further!

Umair Akram

Umair Akram
MyTechMag
I think, the greatest accomplishment of my blogging journey is that I’ve helped more than 200 beginner bloggers in setting up their blog till receiving income from them. It’s an honor for me that my readers are satisfied from what I write and my content really helps them. Crafting helpful content and watching your visitors getting benefited from it is the true accomplishment of my journey.

João Leitão

João Leitão
Nomad Revelations
My biggest accomplishment as a travel blogger is having a 100% non-competitive approach to what I do and the way I interact with other bloggers in general. The way we deal with emotions daily directs our life and work, consequently the way we deal with ourselves and other people: Don’t be competitive, Be creative!

What’s next?

If this post inspired you, I’ve created a dozen print-ready quote graphics from our experts’ answers that you can download here!

Alright, I’ll leave you with the wise words of Persian poet Rūmī.

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

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Anh Nguyen is a blogger and minimalist who's crazy about design and content quality. Learn more about him here, or connect with him on Twitter.

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102 Comments

  1. Hi Anh,

    Wow what an amazing blog post, I always love reading what bloggers before me have learned. It definitely makes my life easier and it helps me understand what I should be focused on to become a better successful blogger.

    It definitely looks like the the main take away, (at least for me) is to genuinely help people. Which is what I definitely do on my own blog. I think if you treat and serve people the way that you want to get treated, then you will have success.

    I also know from personal experience is that it takes a lot of hard work to grow a blog. Most new bloggers think that they will see success within a few months or a year.

    While it does happen for some people. For those of us who do not have a current following or don’t know anyone online, it’s going to take time.

    I am actually focusing on networking with other bloggers right now. I come from the old school of marketing where we were all out for our own. However, nowadays, it’s all about helping other bloggers and reaching out to them to build friendships.

    Totally different than it was back in the day, however, I definitely love this mentality a lot better.

    Thanks for sharing these blogging successes with us. I’ve definitely met some new bloggers that I hadn’t heard of before. Guess I will have some more reading to do this weekend.

    Have a great day 🙂

    Susan

    • Hey Susan, what a thoughtful comment!

      I definitively agree with you that at the core, blogging is to help others. I’ve found that it’s quite easy to see which bloggers were in it for their own profit and which are in it to give something back. Of course, there is nothing wrong if you want to profit from your efforts. However, it’s better that it not be your main driving factor because that mindset usually comes with some “dehumanization” in the writer’s mindset and most of the times, that will reflect in their writings and worth ethic. 🙂

      I’m glad this post has been helpful to you! And have a great reading weekend!

      Cheers,
      Anh

  2. Very informative. The bloggers give really great insight. Thanks for the detailed review.

    • Yes, James, these folks are certainly great bloggers. I’m forever grateful they spent their valuable times getting back to me. 🙂

  3. Very informative post. Learn lots of new things from it. Thanks for the awesome share.

  4. Hey, Anh Nguyen…! How are you doing today…! I’m Kimsea, a blogger & freelance writer from Cambodia.

    Brutally honest, I don’t expect to read this kind of option listing, but finally I did it. How wonderful is this post, you know…?

    Many bloggers from different location of the globe have different options, goals, and strategies related to blogging. I’m not different from those people, it seem to me that blogging is one of my habit, and I always enjoy my life with reading and reading blog post. I’m not a professional blogger, but I taught many newbie bloggers regarding to my blogging experience. The reason, I taught those newbies as I don’t want them to follow what I did wrong in the past.

    My dream about blogging is to be a jobless and spend more time at coffee shop for reading and writing some article I love. I always been thinking about writing a blogging and put on local library of the university as there is no many people love and value blogging in Cambodia.

    • Kimsea, you have great goals! I love your positive attitude and willingness to help others. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about blogging, I’m always happy to help. 🙂

  5. Sarah

    First off, very professional site! It looks very appealing to the eyes. 🙂 It’s always very encouraging to see success stories, but this site has an abundance of them! It’s so very encouraging to see! Everything is easily accessible and crystal clear to see, which makes for smooth browsing. It’s a very feel good kind of site and I love going through and and reading all the comments!

  6. Doug

    Very informative. The bloggers give really great insight. I especially liked K.M. Welland. Making a full time living at home is a goal we all share. Her attitude about helping others makes her a winner in my book. It can get lonely perched in front of a computer screen all day.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Yes, Doug. Working from home is great in the fact that you are on your own schedule but it can get lonely in from of the screen. I also admire Katie’s attitude towards her work. 🙂

  7. Purity

    Yes, this is the best topic I have read from your site this morning. It’s amazing how different people can come together and grow in positive ways. When one’s blog one is taking out what’s one has from his/ her heart it’s like therapy, there are different reasons why blogging is done and most of the greatest achievement is when one received positive rewards be it being ranked in the top by Google or positive comments. But the question is why do I blog. I would answer, to give a clear mind to somebody out there respective of race, culture or religious. Good work out there I keep on following you.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Purity, I also found solace in sharing one’s heart and knowledge through blogging. 🙂 Great insights!

      • So much great accomplishments to be taken on life… love these quotes shared and love to see a lot of these.

  8. Reading these quotes from successful Internet Marketers and Popular Bloggers are so inspiring. It gave me power to do whatever task it may be in the future.

    Thanks for this Anh!

    • I’m so glad you found the post inspiring, Marvin. Good luck with your projects!

  9. Johnny Schofield

    What a great article. It is so interesting to see in so many of the responses that success was found in the two little words, helping others. As a new blogger I can see the importance of only creating content that brings true value to peoples lives, helping them in some way. If that becomes the focus then success can only follow.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Very well said, Johnny. I wish you all the best with your blog

  10. Mijareze

    Success. What success means is varied by the various individuals. I think that I can relate to many of them although I probably have not reached their level of success. For some bloggers success is about the financial independance while others are quite satisfied by reaching page one of Google. I used to get jassed about making it to page one of Google, but now my financial needs require me to look at how much money I am making. Unfortunately, page 1 of Google does not necessarily translate into money. Great article!

    Thank you,

    Edward Mijarez

    • Anh Nguyen

      Edward, it’s true that being on top of Google doesn’t automatically translate to money as it depends vastly on the commercial intent of the keyword you are ranking for. I wish you all the best with your blog

  11. Another great expert roundup Anh, thank you so much for giving me yet another great opportunity to get featured in your blog. And good news though, your blog growth is exploding way more than mine, I hope I get to feature you in my blog too one day. Hope you have a great day!

    • Aww, thanks for the kind words, Riaz! I believe it’s better to compare your achievements with yourself and take notice of the progresses you’ve made along the way. And of course, it’d be my pleasure to be featured on My Internet Quest. 🙂

  12. Jorge Dominguez

    Wow, this is an awesome job! First of all, your web design is well done, I like it.

    This is a great article, truly inspiring! It all comes down to helping others achieve their goals. I mean when you care about others and you share your talent and passion in order to help them, it is when the magic happens!

    Hopefully one day you will be on that list!

    • Anh Nguyen

      Jorge, thanks for the kind words! Technically I can put myself on the list. 😛 But it’s weird to do that on your own post, ha ha. Personally, I think success is so tangible that all of us has it, even if we don’t think we are much of an achievement.

  13. raja raswan

    This is the best thing I’ve read today. Reading all those quotes, there quite a few that touched me. It really reinforces my own goals and purposes for blogging. I ask myself the same question, and it makes me believe in myself and what I really want my blog to do – help people whilst maybe at the same time make some income doing what I do best.

    Hopefully soon, I’ll be able to leave a great quote/word like this to help/inspire other people as well.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Inspirational words, Raja! I’m sure you can do that as long as you keep going forward. 🙂 Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

  14. Martina

    This is truly inspiring! I love this putting together of what success means to different people. I think in this day in age it’s so difficult to really figure out what success means to people. Especially when there’s so much stigma attached to it with spending all day in resorts on the beach, in hundred thousand dollar cars and what not… It’s nice to see success stories for people who are so happy to find their inner voice.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Martina, well said! I noticed quite a few successful guys realising they prefer to have a balanced work – life situation, instead of spending time playing around on the beach without a concrete goal. I’ve come to believe success is much more about knowing what you want than it is about the tangible definition that we are taught.

      Out of curiosity if it’s just me, I ended up reaching out to my admirations and put together this post. It’s such a honour to learn from these super awesome folks. 🙂

  15. Varmstorng1291

    This site is very inspiring and the professional look lets us know that it doesn’t take thousands of dollars to build something that looks great. The quotes from those who have achieved success through online marketing definitely adds the finishing touch to this site. Great work and I greatly appreciate the site you have created. Sparked some inspiration to get back to putting in double time on my own projects!

    • Anh Nguyen

      Varmstorng, I’m glad you found the blog useful! Thank you, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions. 🙂

  16. Wade

    There is a HUGE amount of takeaways to be gained from the responses you have received from that list of bloggers.

    I admire your effort in getting these in and it is great to see some of the bloggers commenting on this page also.

    How long did it take you to get this together?

    Thanks Anh

    • Anh Nguyen

      Wade, this post took me about 3 weeks. I’m glad it’s inspiring to you, hearing that makes the efforts worth it!

  17. Joana

    I love that Rumi Quote! It does go with my belief system. What I mean by that is that I get the most satisfaction by doing things that I am passionate about!

    And just by reading all the bloggers quotes, it look likes that formula that Rumi proposed really works for all the other successful bloggers. As they say ‘Do what you love and you won’t need to work another day in your life’.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Very well said, Joana!

  18. David

    As an amateur and new blogger your article is a real inspiration to me. Having insights from so many successful bloggers listed in one place is great — thanks for doing that and what a great idea! I just write about things I like and do (mainly for myself) but after reading these quotes I think I can do better!

    Thanks!

    • Anh Nguyen

      Aww, I’m glad the post inspired you, David! And I wish you all the best with your blog, feel free to reach out if you need anything. 🙂

  19. Great list, it’s nice to see some of these big names on a more personal level. Thanks for sending me the link!

  20. Cyril

    I was pumped by the tips shared by these bloggers! I am a blogger as well and I am recently doing researches and finding ways to succeed with by blog. However there are so few of the bloggers share about their success.
    But this page changed my mind! And I have learned so many things within their quotes. Thank you!
    By the way, could you share with me your thought? Which quote motivate you the most?

    • Anh Nguyen

      Aww, thanks so much for the kind words, Cyril. I though the same as well regarding success posts, they are quite few and far between. Most of all, I think success is more than just monetary, which is the reason that prompted me to write this post. 🙂

      Mhm, if I have to choose one, I’d say that Henri Junttila’s insights resonated with me the most. Blogging is the kind of journey that challenges me to grow beyond my comfort zone, it’s uncomfortable in a lot of ways. And I think the best part is to look back and see how much I have changed over the year.

  21. Bill

    I found this site to be a good source of information for writting a blog. I like the way you present top bloggers commets on their success. How were able to get them to do these posts?
    I also like that you link to their blogs. Your site is great at exposing us newbies to successful bloggers and their blogging techniques. I plan to bookmark your site for future reference.
    I notice you have a subscription service. What is included in that service? I hope that someday to be able to contribute to your site.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Bill,

      I simply send them an email to ask a question and they were kind enough to reply. 🙂 My subscription service… you mean email subscription right? It’s simply the best way to keep updated on the blog’s new posts.

      Thanks for wanting to contribute, I appreciate it!

  22. Peter

    Thanks Anh. Like you said this is a highly motivational article. I really enjoyed reading over the many comments you got from other successful bloggers. And the download of quote graphics is great. Thank you. it is really good food for thought in understanding the “importance of contemplating what your success means before setting out to achieve it.” I see you got some other great blog articles – got you bookmarked!

    • Anh Nguyen

      Aww, thanks Peter for the kind words. I’m so glad the blog was helpful to you, that’s the main reason I write. 😀

  23. Erika

    All I can say is WOW. That’s a ton of response from some top-notch people.

    I loved how many 0 to XXX,XXX,XXX readers or 0-6 figures stories there were. People who started out with one blog post and no traffic just like everyone else.

    Made me think of a few other bloggers I’d love to hear an answer from, and made me wonder what I might say if I were in their position some time in the future.

    Some bloggers offered some really neat ideas like surveys, list-building ideas, etc. Great stuff!

    • Anh Nguyen

      Thanks, Erika. I’m very glad you found the post useful

  24. Hi Anh,
    What a joy to be part of this amazing massive roundup post!
    Yes, you developed yet another wonderful and worth noting post.
    Thanks for including my 2 cents write-up too along with the amazing people.
    Keep up the good work Anh.
    Good Wishes
    Best Regards
    ~ Phil

    • As I’ve mentioned, it’s always such a pleasure to have you on the blog, Phil!

  25. TJ

    Wow… Thank you. This page will give many aspiring bloggers hope and success. I’m just beginning my journey online and I gotta admit, it’s harder than I thought it was gonna be. It takes a lot more work and dedication than most people will know. But after reading some of the responses on here, I’m blown away. You’ve just given me my hope back, and for that I thank you.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Aww TJ, I am very glad I can help in anyways. Starting an online business is not easy, it takes a lot of hard work without real results for, possibly, a long time. But I’ve never seen anyone who fails without giving up. I wish you all the best in your journey and feel free to reach out if you need any help. 🙂

  26. Derek Marshall

    Hi there Anh,

    Absolutely fantastic quotes there from bloggers across a variety of different niches and to A-list blogging superstars who have 7 figure blogs and businesses.

    I love how you have mixed in humble everyday bloggers who are earning a living online to, well, bloggers who own and run 7 figure businesses!

    Thanks for putting in the amazing effort to compile the list.

    **bookmarked**

    • Anh Nguyen

      Thanks Derek for the kind words! I always find the world of blogging fascinating as some of us do it simply for the fun of it while others are building their businesses. And in the end, it really comes down to where you sense of accomplishment lays to determine whether you are a “success” or not.

  27. Stu

    Hey Anh!

    Haven’t talked with you in awhile. Love your site it looks so professional! Keep up the great work here.

    I loved that bit about “We are the SEO specialists.” It’s so true. When I first got into marketing, all the terms terrified me, and I thought it was the most confusing, frustrating, and hopeless endeavor, even after really trying to figure and sort it all out. Most of the time you get the run-around, which is the unfortunate and kind of dark side of internet marketing. There’s a lot of hype, a lot of deception, and a lot of flat out scamming.

    However, there are some good folks out there who truly want to help, and a formula that does work and is simple. You just have to know where to find it. WA was that for me, and I know for you as well.

    But I digress,

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    -Stu

    • Anh Nguyen

      Very well said, Stu, as always. 😛 It’s great to see you around, I agree that Riaz’s words are insightful. At first, it feels overwhelming to learn something but if you keep at it everyday, things start to become easier.

      WA is like a home to me, where I can turn back to when I am in a pinch and think to myself: “hey, these guys will listen and relate to what I’m going through” and for that I have Kyle and Carson to thank for.

  28. This was a great post, Anh! I really like what @TimBourquin said.

    The 1st sale you make is the greatest feeling, ever. After that, it only gets easier. I remember the first week I launched my first course, I made $2,000. Almost a year later, I re-launched it and did almost $22,000 in sales. So motivating! I can’t wait for my next launch. 🙂

    -Josh

    • Awesome, Josh. Seems like you are doing a great job at building an audience. 😀

      Wish you all the best with your next launch!

  29. Thanks Anh for sharing such a massive roundup.
    A lot of insights from such awesome people. Great to know the thoughts many of my online peers about this very important topic of current time.

    It’s really awesome to be a part of this. Thank you Anh for putting all the efforts. Take care.

    • I’m flattered by your words, Ravi. This is a question I asked myself in the process of making this post and I am so glad you enjoyed listening to these awesome folks as much as I do. 😀

  30. James

    Hithere, wow what an inspirational post. You have certainly managed a bit of research to find all those people. What is great is that it really does confirm how diverse the people are who are bloggers and what thy write about. I haven’t finished reading all of them yet but I will.

    • Anh Nguyen

      James, I found reading these insights on several days to be more efficient. Which is also what I had the chance to do as I got the replies from all the awesome folks

  31. ariefw

    I noticed a recurring pattern here.

    They all said that their biggest accomplishment is to give a value to another person.

    Their blogs are to help other people. They didn’t think about for themselves but how to help other with their thoughts and blogs.

    I think that made my mind up. I shouldn’t focus on anything else but to help other people.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Ariefw, that’s also something I noticed that as well. Surprisingly, giving values to others makes you much happier than only thinking of yourself. At least that is my experience. 🙂

      Love your determination and I wish you all the best on your journey! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions

  32. Thanks so much for having me! It was a great thinking exercise, answering this question. 🙂

    • Aww, I’m so glad you think so Sophie. I believe self-reflection is a great tool for the mind.

  33. Sangeeta

    Great Anh, many bloggers on a single post. You did it amazingly. I am passionate for blogging as it gives proper shape and objective to my site. A great way of interacting and sharing thoughts with people.

    Especially when my blogs come to 1st page, I am overwhelmed and excited which enforce me to improve every day.

    Very inspiring article. All the best.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Sangeeta, I’m so glad this post inspires you! It’s the very reason I set out on this project.

  34. I love this! This is like a page of daily inspiration from people who have been there done that! I will return to this page every time I need to be inspired or encouraged in my journey as a new blogger, thank you.

    • Valneta, I’m glad this post inspires you! That’s the very reason I set out to write it. 😀

  35. Valneta

    I love this site. I did not read all the comments from the numerous bloggers, because there were so many and I wanted to save them for another visit. Your site made me feel like I had stumbled upon something valuable. I feel that I need to visit your site often for words of inspiration and encouragement.

    Are you able to put your bloggers in different categories. That way your readers can pick and choose what genre of inspiration or motivation they are in need of during a visit to your site? This will make the site very personal and you will know the type of people who are attracting the most by category. Thank you for your site.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Valneta, thanks so much for the kind words. 🙂 Mhm… what do you mean putting the bloggers by categories?

  36. Great post. Why an inspiration! It’s an honor to be among such great company.

    • Nathan, I really admire your passion to your work. And you definitively is a great company as well!

  37. Hi Anh

    Thanks for this honor. Love to see 100 Bloggers clubbed together in a single post.

    This is really amazing opportunity to get connected with lovely bloggers 🙂

    Thanks again!
    Abhishek

  38. Hello Anh,

    First of all, thank you for adding my thoughts to the list. I have to congratulate you on managing to get all the quotes! It’s one of the best roundups I have ever read — and not because I’m in it. I think it’s because it covers a topic we are almost scared of tackling.

    • Wow, your words caught me off guard, Cendrine! It was a huge challenge for me to launch into the topic of “success”, and I’m so glad to see the positive responses so far. But more than anything, I never cease to be amazed by how many great folks like yourself took the time to show up on my humble blog.

  39. Hello Anh!

    This is great writing , all blogging success blogger list. 🙂 My favourite blogger Neil Patel, Donna. Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work!

    Have nice day ahead.

  40. Anh,
    Thanks very much for including me in this roundup! It’s an honor to be among these great bloggers. I wish you every success with your ventures!

    • Aww, thanks so much for the kind words, Rin. You’re always encouraging others and I really admire that.

  41. Hi Anh,

    Wow…100 bloggers all in one post. This is fantastic and I’m so honored you have chosen me to be part of this.

    I know quite a few listed here, but it is a great way to connect to the people I don’t know. Thank you so much for putting this together.

    -Donna

    • It’s my pleasure as always, Donna! I absolutely love your insights and passion to your work, it’s infectious. 🙂

  42. I loved reading about everyone’s accomplishments!

    So true, too, that success is measured differently for each of us.

    I think a measure of true success is whether you are happy in all areas of your life… not just online!

    Great post, Anh. I loved it!

    • Couldn’t have said it better, Lorraine! Areas like health and relationships are definitively crucial as well. 😀

  43. Anh,

    I know it’s extremely tough to get all opinions together and compile into a blog post. I’m glad you did this amazingly. Blogging is my passion. When someone does an interesting thing, it makes me feel good. In fact, I try to find the learning angle out of it.

    Congrats on successfully posting this great post.

    • Aww, thanks Hassaan. I have a thing for roundups as it helps you connect and learn from so many influencers in a short amount of time.

  44. Another great article. Incredibly you have 100 bloggers in one single page… Well done! Greetings from Sahara Desert!

    • Thanks João, it’s always so fun to listen to how others view the world. 🙂 Enjoy your trip!

  45. Simon Watson

    Well may I just say, you got me for sure with your opening paragraph I and was relishing the prospect of reading further. Oh mate just read some more quotes and yes, overall your post is inspiring and will surely rev up the can do it attitude in many a person so a great job on that, and I liked how you let the 100 successful people do the work for you with their motivational quotes, man this was a great post, nice work mate.

    Simon

    • Anh Nguyen

      Thanks Simon! Sometimes I wonder if it’s just me, but I love to see things in as many angles as possible.