Internet is and always will be a two-way traffic zone, you can't survive alone. You need to learn and observe what others are up to, not only to gain knowledge but also to draw inspiration. There are some truly amazing writers out there who can guide you and advice you about running a small business online while providing some interesting examples and practical tips.
We have compiled a list of informative, motivating, inspiring and applaudable blogs that can help you in understanding the intricacies of eCommerce and Social Media in many ways. To be fair to all these amazing blogs that we are about to mention, we have listed them in alphabetical order.
This blog has it all, everything that a small business owner needs to know about running a successful business online. (Link)
Cats Eye Writer
Judy Dunn runs this blog and writes about marketing, branding through social media and attracting more and more visitors to your website or blog. (Link)
Those who are avid readers online must have already heard about Chris Brogan who has years of experience in online community, social media and related technologies. An extremely knowledgeable person who can tell you everything you need to know about running a business. (Link)
Another very informative blog that brings a refreshing angle towards blogging and does not hesitate from telling you harsh realities related with it. They write about SEO, Copywriting, Content Marketing, Keywords and Internet Marketing. A great source for small business owners. (Link)
Fuel Your Blogging
Not only does this blog tell you about blogging but also keeps you updated with latest news and trends in this field. They feature interviews of who's who of blogging and also recommend useful tools apart from very interesting tips 'n tricks. (Link)
Ivan Walsh has more than twenty years of experience in programming, technical writing and process designing, and he writes interesting tips on starting an online business; what we loved the most behind his writing is the practicality behind his articles. He also brings refreshing insights for eBook publishing. (Link)
Jim's Marketing Blog
"Common sense marketing" is what he calls it. Jim Connolly with decades of experience with small businesses writes delightful articles about marketing ideas for small and medium sized companies. (Link)
For those who like to read and learn about startups and what it takes to make it a success must subscribe with this blog. It provides you with detailed and very well explained articles along with some very useful resources. (Link)
ProBlogger is one of the best online guide for running a business online. Darren Rowse, started this blog like any other, but little did he know at that time that his blog will become one of best resource for eCommerce, blogging, publishing, networking and small businesses. They have some wonderful contributions from many guest bloggers from various fields on various topics which makes this site all the more knowledgeable. (Link)
Social Media Examiner is a great online magazine that does everything it can to teach you about leveraging social media to grow your business online. Their detailed and very well explained articles makes social networking look like a walk in the park. And article contributions from other experts online makes it all the more worth it. (Link)
Francisco Rosales with experience in corporate and entrepreneurial world shares his experience, expertise and opinions through this blog. He writes about networking, social media strategies, content & email marketing, branding, affiliate marketing and every thing you would wanna know about running a business online. (Link)
The Launch Coach
Dave Navarro is a product launch coach and internet marketing consultant and knows exactly how to excite a business owners to get up on his/her feet and act upon growing and sustaining their online business. He also features inspiring interviews of merchants, artists, bloggers and business owners. (Link)
So, this our list...for now atleast. We're sure that there are many more equally resourceful blogs out there, if you know some of them or own some of them, then do share them with us in the comment section below.
And if you think that you can add our blog to list as well, then do subscribe to our blog or join us on Facebook. We'll try to be as good as the blogs mentioned above. :)