10 Online Influencers That Will Affect Positive Change in Your Business!

by Chris C. Ducker · 67 comments

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Even the best leaders need to follow, in order to continue to grow. [Tweet This!]

At the end of each year I pick three influencers that I will follow throughout the course of the next year to learn from. I keep these secret (so don’t ask!) and quietly study how they do what they do. I reach out to them, converse with them, become friends with them (if we don’t know each other already!), perhaps get them on my podcast and generally soak up as much knowledge and experience from them as possible.

It’s a great growth strategy which I’ve followed for the last 4-years now, and I strongly suggest you start doing likewise.

In order to help you, I’ve put together the following list (which is presented in no particular order) of all-star influencers that are currently serving up plenty of brilliant content and know-how tips and tactics. You might fancy following some on the list (in full, or part) to learn from.

Let’s get to it!

Michael Hyatt

michael hyattWhy Michael Makes The List - Michael is the online leader to online leaders, in my mind. With a wealth of knowledge and an extremely successful career to back it up, he personifies what it means to be a thought leader.

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Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn 1Why Pat Makes The List - Pat calls himself the crash test dummy of online business. He puts himself through various experiments to find out what works and what doesn’t, so you can ramp up your online business faster.

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Darren Rowse

Darren RowseWhy Darren Makes The List - Mr. Problogger is one of the longest standing professional bloggers online. He has, literally, written the book on the subject. He’s my personal go-to guy when it comes to everything blogging.

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Lewis Howes

Lewis HowesWhy Lewis Makes The List - Lewis focuses on his podcast more than anything else nowadays, content creation wise, and it’s a good thing he does. It’s excellent! Lewis is inspiring, thought provoking and simply ‘great’.

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Top 10 Ways to Make Money Online with Integrity

John Lee Dumas

John Lee DumasWhy John Makes The List - Is producing revenue totally $232,000 in a month a good enough reason to be respected as an online influencer? Of course it is! John’s entrepreneurial enthusiasm is simply contagious.

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Michael Stelzner

Michael StelznerjpgWhy Michael Makes The List - Social media has become a leading factor in the overall success of online business owners. And nobody has ‘lead the way’ as much as Mike. His tribe is second to none.

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Brian Clark

Brian ClarkWhy Brian Makes The List - Along with Darren, Brian has been blogging for a very, very long time. He’s a genuine thought leader / provoker in the content marketing space and leads the way in providing related services and products.

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James Schramko

james-schramkoWhy James Makes The List - James consistently blows me away with his content creation, marketing and overall business mindset. His easy to follow style is what makes James such a powerhouse – he’s understood by everyone.

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Andrew Warner

Andrew WarnerWhy Andrew Makes The List - Andrew’s reach in the online entrepreneurship world is vast. He’s respected by everyone and inspires hundreds of thousands of business owners all around the world. Mixergy is an institution unto itself!

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Tim Ferriss

Tim FerrisWhy Tim Makes The List - Hello?! It’s Tim Ferriss… You know, that guy who is single handedly responsible for creating an entire generation of entrepreneurs with his bestseller, The 4-Hour WorkWeek. ‘Nuff said.

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Being ‘Influenced’ is just the Beginning!

It’s all very well following people of influence, to learn from them directly or whatever, but unless you take action it’ll all be a waste of time.

Actually putting pen to paper, planning, developing, launching, marketing… it’s all the difference between truly crushing it, or simply ‘getting by’.

I don’t like getting by. Never have. And knowing my community the way I do, I’m guessing you feel the same way – so… take some action!

Question: What traits do you look for in a leader…? Answer below, and lets share a little. Feel free to list YOUR influencer choices, too!

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