How much have the world’s most entrepreneurial bloggers changed since they first launched? Let’s go back in time and see how far blogging has come over the last ten years.
2020 has been a wild ride, and it’s only the start of July! In the world of blogging and online business, a lot can change in six months, let alone in ten years.
Let’s take a look at four of the world’s most popular entrepreneurs and see how much their blogs have changed since they started out.
SMART PASSIVE INCOME – July 2010
Pat Flynn has been an inspiration to thousands of bloggers due to the long-term success of his Smart Passive Income blog. Pat was one of the first to consistently publish his monthly income online, and believe it or not, had one of the most progressive & effective blog designs of this era.
SMART PASSIVE INCOME – Today
Ten years on, and things have evolved for Pat. Much like his business, his online presence has become more mature and refined. The evolution of Smart Passive Income into a fully-fledged media powerhouse is testament to the fact that blogging can become a lucrative career.
ENTREPRENEURS JOURNEY – July 2010
Yaro Starak studied I.T. at the same time I did at the University of Queensland, so I have followed Entrepreneurs Journey since its inception. Yaro became particularly well known globally for his free Bloggers Blueprint ebook, which was often front and centre of his website during this era.
ENTREPRENEURS JOURNEY – Today
Things have changed significantly for Yaro in 2020. For starters, he has redirected his longwithstanding domain entrepreneurs-journey.com over to yaro.blog. He’s also opted for cleaner site design and a professional smart-casual profile photo (which is uncannily similar to that of Pat Flynn, above).
PROBLOGGER – July 2010
The Problogger.com of 2010 exhibits some of the classic call-to-action styling of that period. An interesting tactic by Darren Rowse, the founder, with Problogger.net being a completely different site where the majority of his blog content was housed.
PROBLOGGER – Today
Darren Rowse has now consolidated his domains into one (problogger.net now redirects to problogger.com). His website design includes a more classical aesthetic and layout, with that popular studio-shot photograph occupying the main content area (are you detecting a pattern here?)
NEILPATEL.COM – July 2010
Neil Patel has always been pushing the boundaries with his website design. His homepage in 2010 wouldn’t be out of place today (although I’m not sure his Anchorman reference would be as widely understood).
NEILPATEL.COM – Today
Today, Neil has gone for a fully personalised lead generation page. I wouldn’t be surprised if tomorrow the page is completely different again….Neil is always testing and tinkering to optimise his business performance.
Which bloggers would you like to go back in time and see? Let us know in the comments below.