Every entrepreneur offers lessons learned you can use to become successful in your own right. Online entrepreneurs are no different. The following online entrepreneurs represent the best of the best. They have been selected for this particular list because they are interesting and each is doing something unique. Additionally, they are fairly well known to the masses.
#1 – Arianna Huffington (The Huffington Post)
Arianna Huffington is a syndicated columnist and a very influential member of the media. Although The Huffington Post was bought by AOL a few years ago, Huffington remains in charge of The Post. The Huffington Post is an online news blog. It is the most successful blog in terms of revenue. Huffington has hosted several websites over the years, but it is The Huffington Post that continues to reign supreme. It currently makes nearly $30,000 daily. The primary source of income is from pay-per-click campaigns.#2 – Pete Cashmore (Mashable) Pete Cashmore is the founder and CEO of Mashable. Cashmore identified and filled a gap with Mashable which is a blog dedicated to social media news. It covers all news related to Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and other online resources. Cashmore built a blog that boasts a daily revenue exceeding $15,000. The primary source of income for Mashable is derived using advertising banners. With at least 20 million unique visitors each month and more than 6 million followers on social media sites, it is clear why Cashmore is one of the top online entrepreneurs.
#3 – Mario Lavandeira (Perez Hilton)
Mario Lavandeira (a.k.a. Perez Hilton) seems to be everywhere there is a celebrity. He has built a successful blog that focuses on celebrity gossip. But he did not do so without a lot of controversy along the way. In recent years, he has become more popular by using his blog to promote musical artists and to take a stance against bullying. Perez Hilton is one of the top ten revenue-producing blogs. Putting advertising banners to work for him, Lavandeira generates over $3,500 daily (over $1.2M annually).
#4 – Michael Arrington (TechCrunch)
Michael Arrington founded the blog TechCrunch to cover the technological innovations coming out of Silicon Valley. Internet startups and related news is a particular focus of TechCrunch. Eventually Arrington expanded TechCrunch to include all such innovations regardless of origination. Arrington is considered by many in the industry to be one of the most important and powerful voices online. As one of the top five blogs, TechCrunch earns around $15,000 in daily income from advertisers.
#5 – Darren Rowse (Problogger)
Darren Rowse is the founder of ProBlogger.net, a blog dedicated to helping bloggers build successful and profitable blogs. ProBlogger has been consistently ranked at the top of various lists including favorite blog, most linked-to blog, and most profitable blog. Rowse uses a variety of techniques to make money on his blog including advertising, participating in affiliate programs, and selling e-books. His blog generates about $1,700 daily from these various revenue streams. And these are the same strategies he recommends for other bloggers!
#6 – Syed Blakhi (WPBeginner)
Syed Blakhi started the WPBeginner blog to provide free resources to other WordPress users. It is now a powerful blog that has been recognized by reputable tech magazines and online experts (including Mashable and ProBlogger). WPBeginner is generating over $600 daily in affiliate sales. Each of these successful online entrepreneurs found a niche market to target. And they turned their blogs into revenue-producing ventures. You can use them as models for your own blogging success!