Thanks to the web there has truly never been a better time to become an entrepreneur. Not only are there hundreds of new tools that anyone can use to build a better website and quickly promote your ideas and products to the world, but there are also new ways to find funding (crowdfunding) and even new ways to manufacture your products (3D printing).
Before you get started though there is a lot to learn and there’s a ton of information that can help you to be a success. The good news? The web can help you find all that too – and there are loads of great sites and blogs for online entrepreneurs. Here the top 10 websites for internet entrepreneurs…
Wired is primarily a magazine, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have a ton of great content on the website aimed at keeping you up to date in the world of technology and business, but also sharing success stories from other inspiring entrepreneurs.
9 The Personal MBA
The Personal MBA is a blog from Daniel Kaufman that aims to make getting an MBA unnecessary by sharing everything you could need to know about business. There are tons of great lessons to learn here and it’s a brilliant place to start an education into the basic principles of setting up a business.
8 The Web is Yours
The Web is Yours is a blog that discusses SEO, 3D printing, technology, web design, coding, business and more but it isn’t just about making money – you’re just as likely to find a post about how to create chiptune music or explore Mars with a unique website as you are to find advice on getting your website to rank well. This is how to use the web to get creative as well as to get richer.
7 Small Business Trends
If you have a small business then this site is a great place to get the latest news as well as the usual advice and tips.
6 Brazen Trunk’s Brazen Careerist
Brazen Trunk’s Brazen Careerist is a business blog from three-time entrepreneur Penelope Trunk that discusses business tips and strategies but which also shares anecdotes and more candid stories that make for great entertainment.
5 Shapeways Blog
Shapeways is the premier 3D printing site allowing anyone to create their own plastic items and sell them. The site is a very inspirational place to find a range of smart ideas and to find out how the businesses behind them have fared.
4 Kickstarter Blog
Likewise Kickstarter also has its own blog, so if you want to read about the amazing businesses that get backed on here every day, you’re best off getting it from the horse’s mouth.
3 Search Engine Journal
If you are going to be successful in online business, then SEO is an important skill to learn. Search Engine Journal can show you the ropes and also draw your attention to any important industry developments.
Mashable is a varied website full of tech, business and general interest news. It’s a great place to learn about running an online business, but also just a good read.
Entrepreneur is a great online magazine that is aimed squarely at entrepreneurs. It has tons of great features as well as lots of advice and even regular columns from Richard Branson so it’s well worth checking out.